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Ali 05-03-2012 02:29 PM

Top Gun 2012
 
Typical.., The one year I don't bring my camera, and I have a great internet connection and some time to post photos.... Luckily Dustin has been a busy beaver with his Nikkon, and has been kind enough to let me borrow a few of his shots to post on here...

So far the event is going great. The wind is relatively calm for Lakeland, and best of all, its down the runway for the most part. I have yet to see anyone suffering due to the strip, and thats because its in great shape... Even better than Florida jets I would say. In fact, I saw one of the " models of the meeting" avoid any damage what so ever today, when it had gear issues and had to belly land. I know that it would have been a different story on asphalt!

So far we have had 2 rounds of Pro am flying, and the standards have been really high. It's been a few years since I have been to a Top Gun, but I really noticed an obvious increase in the flying standards. As always there is a great mix of stunning models.. Not just jets, and as always. We are having fun in the evenings :D

Lots of stories, and lots of laughs. However. Dinner and drinks are becoming. So just some photos for now... Anyone else have snaps, please do feel free to post.

Regards Al
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ianober 05-03-2012 02:49 PM

RE: Top Gun 2012
 
Make sure and post lots of pics of Selby's A-6. Been dying to get a good look at it.

FalconWings 05-03-2012 03:28 PM

RE: Top Gun 2012
 
Absolutely love the Mirage.

AngusMc 05-03-2012 03:31 PM

RE: Top Gun 2012
 


In the first two pictures is Sandro sucking his thumb.....did his first flight go that bad http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/js/f...sn/biggrin.gif

great pictures thanks

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-JC- 05-03-2012 03:35 PM

RE: Top Gun 2012
 
The Mirage is the large one from Aviation Design. Flown by Gustavo Campana. Flies great. P-200 power

rcpete347 05-03-2012 04:55 PM

RE: Top Gun 2012
 
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The Mirage looks great.
Rcpete

rcjets_63 05-03-2012 06:58 PM

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Here are some photos from yesterday - the flightline board with the pilots name and plane. A shot of Brian O'Meara's HUGE P-47, and the round 1 scores in Sportsman class. Boli was leading sportsman after the first round.

Regards,

Jim

Dustin Buescher 05-03-2012 07:16 PM

RE: Top Gun 2012
 
More photos tomorrow. Too tired....


FalconWings 05-03-2012 07:37 PM

RE: Top Gun 2012
 
There is a B2? I have to see that!

Dustin Buescher 05-03-2012 07:46 PM

RE: Top Gun 2012
 
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Here are a couple of photos.

TimWatson 05-03-2012 10:42 PM

RE: Top Gun 2012
 
Who makes the little Yellow Mig 15 in post No 1 or is it scratch built

skyhawknut 05-03-2012 11:05 PM

RE: Top Gun 2012
 
BVM

-JC- 05-04-2012 03:12 AM

RE: Top Gun 2012
 

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ORIGINAL: FalconWings

There is a B2? I have to see that!
It's a Curtis B-2 :) a World War 1 bomber

RC Larry-RCU 05-04-2012 03:22 AM

RE: Top Gun 2012
 
WOW! I gotta say,,, That grass strip really is looking awesome. Havent seen it since 2011 FJ. Bigggg difference! ;)

sskianpour 05-04-2012 09:15 AM

RE: Top Gun 2012
 
Is that an Aviation Design Mirage? Ali is it yours? Can't tell from the photos but it looks substantially larger than the Fei Bao one but I cannot tell...

Shaz

Vincent 05-04-2012 10:42 AM

RE: Top Gun 2012
 
Hi Shazz,
I believe post #5 will answer your question...[:-]
Vin...

sskianpour 05-04-2012 10:52 AM

RE: Top Gun 2012
 
Duh...hehehehe, thanks Vinny, that's what happens when I drool instead of read...LOL!:D

Shaz

HotelSierra 05-04-2012 01:42 PM

RE: Top Gun 2012
 
Huge A6 OMG!!! Somebodys got to produce that plane in a kit.

ianober 05-04-2012 03:07 PM

RE: Top Gun 2012
 
Mike Selby I believe is handing over the molds to Mibo when he is done competing in Top Gun. So I would imagine it will be coming out in the distant future.

willig10 05-04-2012 03:18 PM

RE: Top Gun 2012
 
Anyone know the place currently of Tim Lovet and Lee Rice?

Thanks
Glenn Williams

Greg Wright 05-04-2012 04:07 PM

RE: Top Gun 2012
 
Mibo jets web site is showing that the A-6 should be available late this year. It will be sold as either a twin engine set-up or with a Bi-furcated pipe for a big single turbine. I can't wait to see it i have always loved this plane for some reason.

AFTERBURNER1 05-04-2012 06:01 PM

RE: Top Gun 2012
 
Bolis Tucano is lookin good.... Nice smoke!!!

-JC- 05-04-2012 06:43 PM

RE: Top Gun 2012
 
I brought my camera and had a little time today to snap a few shots of jets.

Scott Harris F-86 doing his tank drop

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-JC- 05-04-2012 06:46 PM

RE: Top Gun 2012
 
Joey Tamez Hawk

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-JC- 05-04-2012 06:48 PM

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Tommy Woods EDF F-4

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