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Scale Standouts from 12 O’Clock High

Scale Standouts from 12 O’Clock High

This past weekend the 12 O’Clock High Giant Scale Fly In was held at the Paradise Field RC facility in Lakeland, FL. Hosted by Frank Tiano this event draws some of the most impressive RC aircraft you’ll ever see. Here are the winners.

Class                      Sponsor                           Modeler                     Aircraft

Best WW1               Model Airplane News       Bill Toppa                    Fokker D.VII


Best Golden Age     Flight Brothers                 David DeWitt                WACO


Best WW2               Nick Zirploi Plans             F. DiMauro/ D. Zelaya   P-47


Best Military            Balsa USA                        Frank Tiano                 Ki-43 Oscar

KI-43 Oscar

Best Civilian            Metal Builders Supplies   Jimmy Prive                 Super Cub

Super Cub

Best Craftsmanship House of Balsa               Tom Smith                    Skyraider


Best Jet                    Bavarian Demon            Henry Castellanos       F-16


Best Biplane             EZ Balancer                   Mike Zellars                 Stearman  PT-17


Special Recognition  FTE                                Greg Arnette                 T-45


Special Recognition    Spektrum RC               Kenneth Hurtado          Piper L-4


Critic’s Choice Runner-up  Horizon Hobby      Henry Castellanos        F-16


Critics’ Choice          ZAP Glue                        Tom Smith                    Skyraider


Photos by David Hart

(Featured Image: Frank Tiano’s KI-43 Oscar)


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  1. all great looking aircraft

  2. I am not getting my print copy of MAN anymore, have not received a renewal notice that I am aware of. Please check my status.

    Robert F. Gentz
    919 Vane Road
    Herington, KS 67449

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