Bill Toppa of Lake City, FL is again competing at the Top Gun Scale Invitational this year, and is going to fly a Balsa USA 1/4 SPAD XIII the first time in Pro AM Prop class.
His 1/3-scale Fokker D.VII weighs 46 pounds and has a 108-inch wingspan. Bill’s Balsa USA WW I biplane uses a Futaba 14MZ radio system and is powered with a ZDZ 80cc RV gas engine turning a Falcon 28-inch propeller.
The model is finished with Solartex with latex paint.The paint scheme is a typical factory paint job (no particular pilot’s aircraft), and has a Fokker blue and dry brushed camo scheme.
Photos by David Hart.