THE COMPETITION CONTINUES
Model Airplane News|February 2021
Every spring, Frank Tiano’s Top Gun Scale Invitational has heralded the beginning of the flying season, offering builders an opportunity to show off their projects in Lakeland, Florida after a winter spent finishing them in their workshops.

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THE COMPETITION CONTINUES

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February 2021

BUILDING BENCH & WORKSHOP TIPS

I have built countless RC models, from kits, plans and even my own scratch designs.

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TOP GUN FAVORITE MARK CHAPMAN'S 1/3-SCALE ALBATROS D.VA

When I told Model Airplane News executive editor Debra Cleghorn that I was attending the Top Gun Scale Invitational for the first time, she asked me if I would interview the pilot of one of my favorite planes at the event. As a WW I fan (and a Balsa USA builder), I chose Mark Chapman’s beautifully detailed 1/3-scale Balsa USA Albatros D.Va, flown by Marvin Alvarez in Team Scale.

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