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Top Gun Fly Girls
In Expert Class, the pilot must build the model.
Factory-built, prepainted aircraft are not allowed.
Models can be built from a kit, or some of the newer
technology such as fiberglass and carbon-fiber kits.
In Team Scale, a pilot and builder participate in
the competition. One such team is Mark Frankel,
who built the T-34B, and his teammate, John
Glezellis, who took care of the flying portion of
the competition. This is a great event for Scale
Pro-Am is divided into three classes: Prop, Jet,
and Sport. The Pro-Am Class is for less-experienced
Top Gun competitors. Static judging is an all-or-nothing challenge in Pro-Am. Only 25 static points
are available to each model and the entries either
receive 25 points or none. ARF models are allowed
in these three classes. If an ARF is entered in any
of the Pro-Am or Unlimited categories, it must be
considered “worthy” of Top Gun competition.
David Hayes and Team Birhle finished first in Unlimited Class this year
with a crop duster that has been seen several times in the winner’s
circle. The Rockwell Thrush features a complicated plumbing system that
spreads talcum power simulating the crop-spraying option.
23 Model Aviation SEP TEMBER 2013 www.ModelAviation.com