RC Jets Discuss RC jets in this forum plus rc turbines and ducted fan power systems

Top Gun 2012

Reply
Old 05-04-2012, 06:50 PM
  #26
-JC-
 
-JC-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: St. John US Virgin Islands
Posts: 2,090
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Gun 2012

Skymaster A-10

-JC- is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 06:52 PM
  #27
-JC-
 
-JC-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: St. John US Virgin Islands
Posts: 2,090
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Gun 2012

Scott Marr's huge Hawk

-JC- is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 06:53 PM
  #28
-JC-
 
-JC-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: St. John US Virgin Islands
Posts: 2,090
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Gun 2012

Barry Raborn's Hawk

-JC- is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 06:55 PM
  #29
-JC-
 
-JC-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: St. John US Virgin Islands
Posts: 2,090
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Gun 2012

Boli Muentes Tucano

-JC- is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 06:57 PM
  #30
-JC-
 
-JC-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: St. John US Virgin Islands
Posts: 2,090
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Gun 2012

Dustin Buescher, Skymaster Cougar

-JC- is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 06:58 PM
  #31
-JC-
 
-JC-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: St. John US Virgin Islands
Posts: 2,090
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Gun 2012

Mike Selby/Ray Johns A6

-JC- is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 06:59 PM
  #32
-JC-
 
-JC-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: St. John US Virgin Islands
Posts: 2,090
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Gun 2012

Jack Diaz F-100

-JC- is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 07:01 PM
  #33
-JC-
 
-JC-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: St. John US Virgin Islands
Posts: 2,090
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Gun 2012

John Christensen :-) Tucano & Cougar

-JC- is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 07:02 PM
  #34
-JC-
 
-JC-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: St. John US Virgin Islands
Posts: 2,090
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Gun 2012

Ali Machinchy Mig-15

-JC- is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 07:04 PM
  #35
-JC-
 
-JC-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: St. John US Virgin Islands
Posts: 2,090
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Gun 2012

Another shot of Joey's huge Hawk.

-JC- is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 07:05 PM
  #36
-JC-
 
-JC-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: St. John US Virgin Islands
Posts: 2,090
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Gun 2012

Jorge Escalona, Cougar

-JC- is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 07:06 PM
  #37
-JC-
 
-JC-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: St. John US Virgin Islands
Posts: 2,090
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Gun 2012

Frank Noll, MB 339

-JC- is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 07:23 PM
  #38
-JC-
 
-JC-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: St. John US Virgin Islands
Posts: 2,090
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Gun 2012

Obviously not a jet, but i liked the simulated contrails of this B-17

-JC- is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 07:26 PM
  #39
-JC-
 
-JC-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: St. John US Virgin Islands
Posts: 2,090
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Gun 2012

I did not shoot much else today. Will try to spend some time on the flight line for some photos tomorrow
-JC- is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 07:38 PM
  #40
jetpilot
 
jetpilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Allen, TX
Posts: 2,967
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Gun 2012

Great shots John!
Scott
jetpilot is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 07:48 PM
  #41
Kelly Rohrbach
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: KALISPELL, MT
Posts: 678
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Gun 2012

John you are Yoda when it comes to camera work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kelly Rohrbach is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 07:53 PM
  #42
bevar
 
bevar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Lake Worth, FL
Posts: 3,424
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Gun 2012

+1

JC...U da man!

Thanks for everything...

Beave


Quote:
ORIGINAL: Kelly Rohrbach

John you are Yoda when it comes to camera work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
bevar is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 07:55 PM
  #43
Ali
Thread Starter
 
Ali's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Northamptonshire , UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 4,975
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Gun 2012

Yeah!... The JC is back.. Proper nostalgia seeing some sweet images from the daddy of the top notch RCU jet photo! His flying is pretty sharp as well, although I think his caller had allot to do with it
Ali is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 07:55 PM
  #44
tenacious101010
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 1,653
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Gun 2012

Great shots, thanks for sharing!
Denny
tenacious101010 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 09:29 PM
  #45
George
 
George's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Va Beach, VA
Posts: 2,966
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Gun 2012

GREAT SHOTS, John!!

Thanks for posting!
George is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 11:22 PM
  #46
TimWatson
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: , , UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 346
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Gun 2012

So is he better than Lozza ?
TimWatson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 01:34 AM
  #47
Vincent
 
Vincent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Arizona / Colorado
Posts: 4,743
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Gun 2012

Hi John,
Thanks for posting those great photos!! i hope all is well with you.
Vin...
Vincent is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 01:40 AM
  #48
uncljoe
 
uncljoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 5,085
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Gun 2012

Outstanding photographs John !!!!
Semper Fi
Joe
uncljoe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 02:58 AM
  #49
Ali
Thread Starter
 
Ali's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Northamptonshire , UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 4,975
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Gun 2012

Brief event report so far.

As I mentioned, the flying standard thus far has been superb. We are now done with all three rounds of Pro AM, and the jet guys look to be doing really well this year.
Dustin in the lead, and deservedly so. I was staging to fly when he went up, so I watched his flight with RJ my caller.... Damn! It was nigh on perfect. [X(] Second is Joey T with his big green saudi hawk.. Again, his flying is like watching poetry in motion. I forgot to take a photo of the rest of the score board, but will do today. After the top two, the scores are really, really close. So it's going to be a real interesting final round for sure!
Today see's Team scale start, so that should be interesting.... The weather was absolutely gorgeous yesterday. One of those days that you just wish for.. Ok, maybe a tad warm for the non floridians, but other than that perfect flying weather.
Not many incidents to report. Jack Diaz had a flame out with his F-100, in what can only be described as the worst position in flight possible ( Just coming up the runway into wind, low and slow) What an amazing save he pulled out of the hat!
The big A-6 from Team Selby flew, once. It had some gear issues that saw it having to do a belly landing. Perfectly executed, I think it got away without even a scratch.. Something that I doubt would have been possible if we were on the old hard runway
To keep it shirt, thats it for now. I will get another one done tonight/ tomorrow.
Regards Al
Ali is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 03:34 AM
  #50
-JC-
 
-JC-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: St. John US Virgin Islands
Posts: 2,090
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Gun 2012

Ali modestly forgot to mention that he is currently in 3rd place after some equally kick ***** flying. And... He is doing this with a tiny Mig powered by his hair dryer

Pro Am Pro has got to be the most competitive class ever this year. It's mostly former Top Gun winners and the Who's Who of scale modeling. So, it is extremely close competition so far. With the first 3 rounds done, the top 12 pilots will now fly against each other, in front of the same judges on Sunday. Today at noon we will know who has made the cut. But, with competitors like Jack Diaz, Bob Violet, Ali Machinchy, Joey Tamez, Dino Digorgio, Dustin Buescher, Brian O'meara, Pablo Fernandes, Pete Goldsmith and at least 10 other high scoring pilots it will be a really tight race. Placing in the Top 10 in that company would be quite an achievement in itself.

Thanks for the comments on the photos. I've been out of the hobby for over 2 years concentrating on building my business and just started flying again a month ago. It's good to be back but I must admit my knees where knocking a bit the first couple of flights here. So, it was nice to relax a little with the camera and watching everyone else fly.
-JC- is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:12 PM.