to enlarge the plans by 50% and make it
The X Class
Frank Tiano and crew have come up
with a new class for competitors who
don’t build their own models, but want to
compete and fly at Top Gun. The X Class
will allow pilots to enter prepainted or
factory-finished models in the contest.
The contestants cannot change, remove,
or move any part of the color scheme
or the markings, but can add details to
the color scheme (such as weathering)
and to the markings. The modeler may
not change, alter, or remove any part of
the model considered in outline judging,
but is allowed to add details shown in
the documentation, such as hatches,
protrusions, bumps, antennas, panels, fins,
screws, ordnance, nomenclature, etc.
The documentation must be from
a published source—not a three-view
included with a kit. Manufacturers often
develop these drawings to match the
models they produce. Examples of good
sources would be a magazine article,
material from reference books about the
airplane, or online information.
The flight routine for the X Class
aircraft will be the same as for all other
Top Gun entries, so it will be interesting
to see how it goes for the first year. It’s
time to plan for Top Gun 2016!
Fair skies and tail winds!
National Association of Scale Aeromodelers (NASA)
113 Model Aviation DECEMBER 2015