Top Gun Scale In­vi­ta­tional

Elec­tric power at this year’s event SCALE IN­VI­TA­TIONAL

Electric Flight - - CONTENTS - By the Elec­tric Flight crew

Elec­tric power at this year’s event

The an­nual Top Gun Scale In­vi­ta­tional has be­come the big­gest and best scale com­pe­ti­tion event in the world. While many of the air­craft flown at Frank Tiano’s Par­adise Field are gaso­line and tur­bine pow­ered, this year, there were some out­stand­ing elec­tric-pow­ered planes pop­u­lat­ing the flight­line. All sorts of air­craft cut the wet-fuel habit and ben­e­fited with a lot of re­li­a­bil­ity and im­pres­sive power. Check out these amaz­ing air­craft and their pi­lots.

Im­pos­si­ble to tell from the full-size air­craft, Mike Bar­bee’s Team scale en­try Beechcraft King Air makes a down-and-dirty slow-speed pass for the flight judges.

Pi­lots and spot­ters on the flight­line for the mid­day air­show.

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