Top Gun 2008, the Movie (Without Cruise, Fortunately)

Not everything was about the stunning A-10 Warthog at last week's Top Gun 2008 competition, the largest R/C event in the world. 10,000 people watched the 120 invitation-only R/C airplanes competition—which included everything from from World War I Fokker fighters to WW2's Mustangs and Lightnings to Vietnam War's Phantoms, and plenty of civil aviation models. Gigantic gallery of this year's edition after the jump.

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[Video and images courtesy of Bob Parrish]

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kaisermachead
kaisermachead

@LoganSix: There's always the possibility that one of them has a camera built into the nose, and decides to do a little sweep mining in the crowd.

"Well the remote pilot seems to be laughing maniacally with his big goggles and...oh God, the crowd's dropping like flies OH sweet Jesus they took out the boy scouts group! Oh mother of Christ the humanity! THE HUMANITY!"