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Old 05-07-2012, 06:30 AM
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big Behotec 300 in it...
Was it a Behotec as I am not sure they make a 300N turbine (might be wrong) or is it actually a BF Turbines B300F (not to be confused with Behotec) - its a P200 sized turbine with certification for use with manned aircraft with over 300N of power - amazing unit.

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May not be, but that is what the annoucer was calling it.

Behotec does not make any 300 sized turbines.
However they make the amazing 180 Gold Edition which is essentially a 160 size turbine putting well over 36 lbs of thrust ( close to 40 in most cases ).
Barry had one on his big Hawk and I think that he was quite happy with it. Not sure how he scored though with this brand new model.
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I think of all the models at Top Gun, this one was by far the most interesting. 1/5 scale Westland Wyvern S4 by Dave Wigley. I heard that he won the Mr. Top Gun title, but not sure. I left the event right after my last flight on Sunday and did not stay for the awards. 6 days at a dusty flying field was 3 days too much for me :-)



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Someone asked for a photo of Jeff Foley's High Static winning BF-109. Well, here ya go

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I think of all the models at Top Gun, this one was by far the most interesting. 1/5 scale Westland Wyvern S4 by Dave Wigley. I heard that he won the Mr. Top Gun title, but not sure. I left the event right after my last flight on Sunday and did not stay for the awards. 6 days at a dusty flying field was 3 days too much for me :-)



I agree. The counter rotating props were simply an amazing feat in and of themselves.

But I think I am still in shock of the 100+lbs P-47 of Brian O'Meara.
What an amazing plane and he was nice enough to allow my kid to get in a shot for size reference...



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The big guy on campus, head honcho Frank Tiano flew this Stearman in Team Scale.





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big Behotec 300 in it...
Was it a Behotec as I am not sure they make a 300N turbine (might be wrong) or is it actually a BF Turbines B300F (not to be confused with Behotec) - its a P200 sized turbine with certification for use with manned aircraft with over 300N of power - amazing unit.

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May not be, but that is what the annoucer was calling it.

Behotec does not make any 300 sized turbines.
However they make the amazing 180 Gold Edition which is essentially a 160 size turbine putting well over 36 lbs of thrust ( close to 40 in most cases ).
Barry had one on his big Hawk and I think that he was quite happy with it. Not sure how he scored though with this brand new model.
May not be, but the sound difference (both sheer volume & tone) between the Hawk & the A6 was huge in my opinion from where we were observing.

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Prop planes from the event.

Dino Digiorgio's Pro-Am entry. P-47


My Mexican brother from another mother, Pedro Sanchez


Brian O'Meara's monster P-47


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Greg Tracy from Australia and his Hurricane. It nearly burned to the ground, but a long night of repair work and it looked like this again.

Great job on the BBQ repair mate...

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This nice Moki 150 radial powered FW190 ended up in the trash can unfortunately. I think it was the only prop casualty. 5 or so jets crashed

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Two on the nicest guys you will ever meet. Jack Diaz Sr. and Jr.

Both are top notch jet pilots and just a pleasure to hang out with.

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All of a sudden I can't see your pics.

Anyone else?
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My buddy Boli Muentes placed 3rd at his first ever Top Gun. Way to go!!!

The Tucano finally flies like it is supposed to do with JetCat SPT5 V3 power. Looking forward to doing some formation flying soon Boli.



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Dauntless all the way from New Zealand

Great group of guys

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John


All of a sudden I can't see your pics.

Anyone else?
If you are at work, you company may have blocked access to Flicker.
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That's it!

Thanks John.
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That's all the photos I have. It was a fun event and I was pretty happy placing 3rd. A few of my personal observations regarding the event:

PROS:

Probably the only place you will get such a nice selection of planes in one place. Truly outstanding selection

Fun times with pilots from all over the world.

PJ Ash and his after hours Warbird cocktail bar is just a perfect way to end the day. A nice cocktail on ice with the warbird gang at the field.

Well run flight line, parking and housekeeping, all done by the local Imperiel RC Club

CONS:

Having to spend 6 days there to fly 4 rounds is just to long. That's also why I stay away from the World Jet Masters. It could have been done in 2 days just like Expert and Masters.

The dust... Everything is covered in dust. It gets into your plane, jams up your struts. You will be cleaning out dust from places you did not know existed. Fortunately you can buy $6 cups of lemonade at the field to wash it down.

The flying field. Museum and School at one end, Hangar with $50 mill Boeing BBJ's at the other. A jet crashed 25 feet from a historic aircraft and Friday about 12 school busses showed up and resulted in our maneuver turns having to be cut short. The field is great for small planes and prop jobs. Several pilots got warnings for overflying restricted areas.

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great pics JC, good to see you again.

see you in a few months
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Fantastic photography JC! Best thing next to being there.. can't wait for the DVD.
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Here are a few of the shots I took. Mine are no where as good as JC's pics. It was a great to see everyone again and put some faces to screen names. Top Gun is always a great time and if you have never been Frank puts on some of the best events in country.
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So... after all these post have I missed it? (the biggest question as there is only one)

Who is Mr. Top Gun?


Who wone Masters/Designer?

Thanks!
David
Mr Top Gun was Dave Wigley.
Thank you.
Congrats to Dave on the win!

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big Behotec 300 in it...
Was it a Behotec as I am not sure they make a 300N turbine (might be wrong) or is it actually a BF Turbines B300F (not to be confused with Behotec) - its a P200 sized turbine with certification for use with manned aircraft with over 300N of power - amazing unit.

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May not be, but that is what the annoucer was calling it.

Behotec does not make any 300 sized turbines.
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Barry had one on his big Hawk and I think that he was quite happy with it. Not sure how he scored though with this brand new model.
May not be, but the sound difference (both sheer volume & tone) between the Hawk & the A6 was huge in my opinion from where we were observing.

Well, in that case it is most certainly a B300F.
One of the most fantastic engine I have ever tested.
The US version is even more outstanding with its orange and black livery and diamond anodized compressor...
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