Top Gun Flashback

Top Gun Flashback

With Top Gun a part of history we decided to take a look back and occasionally feature some of our favorite “Road to Top Gun” featured aircraft, this one from 2018.

Our latest Road to Top Gun post highlights John Welcome, who will be competing in Pro-AM Prop class, with his P-47 Thunderbolt “Bell of Belmont”. Built from a Meister Scale Kit, and is a razorback version

Model Airplane News - Membership | Road to Top Gun — John Welcome and his P-47 Thunderbolt

This will be John’s fourth year competing at Top Gun and his second year flying in the Pro-AM Prop class. From Boonville, NC, John finished fourth in Pro Am in 2016 and has been flying RC since 1982. John chose the Meister P-47 because of its scale outline and fantastic flying characteristics. It’s power by a Moki 150cc 5-cylinder radial gas engine with a CH Ignition, and it is equipped with Sierra Scale retracts. John is using a Futaba 18SZ transmitter with JR servos throughout. The P-47 weighs in at 50 lbs., and is finished with Tamyia paints.

Updated: November 21, 2023 — 3:50 PM
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