TOP GUN SCALE INVITATIONAL
3rd Place Unlimited Team, Electric
Mike Grady & David Payne // B- 17
;is 1/9-scale Boeing B- 17 Flying Fortress scored 95.833
points from the static judges, and pilot David Payne flew it with
a Spektrum DX20 to earn a total of 192.456 points. Built from
the Wingspan Models kit, the model is powered by Hacker A60
motors spinning Master Airscrew 16x10 props. Mike also won
the Best Multi-Performance award with the B- 17.
9th Place Expert // David Hayes // Ayres Turbo Thrush
;is 1/4.8-scale crop duster is David’s own design, and he won this event
with it in 2008 and 2009. ;is year, the 99-inch-span model earned
93.250 static points, and David flew it with his Spektrum DX9 to a total
of 187.708 points. It’s powered by an E-flite 160 electric motor turning an
APC 19x10 prop.
2nd Place Team
Mike Grady & Dustin Buescher // MiG-15bis
Built by Mike from the BVM kit, this 1/6-scale jet is powered by an
electric VioFan ducted fan. It earned 92.583 static points, and Dustin
flew it with a Spektrum DX20 radio to earn a total of 189.416 points.
8th Place Expert // Bob Violett // F-80C
After earning 94.583 static points with the model he designed
and kits under his BVM line, Bob flew it with his Spektrum DX18
to a total of 189 points. Bob’s vintage 1/6.5-scale U.S. Shooting
Star is powered by an electric EVF-3-12S ducted fan system
and is equipped with tank drops and speed brakes.