Top Gun 2015 took place on April 30, May 1, 2 & 3, 2015. Sawbones was entered in the Team Scale Class with Greg Foushi as the Pilot & Walt Carnes as the Builder. Sawbones was static judged on Friday, May 2nd at 12:45 pm & scored a 90.750 vs. a score of 93 last year. The flying schedule with scores follow:
Round 1 at 9:30 am Saturday Score..92.125
Round 2 at 1:30 pm Saturday Score.98.000
Round 3 at 9:30 am Sunday Score...97.000
Round 4 at 1:30 pm Sunday Score...95.500
Final. score ..................................................187.583
Note: The final score is composed of the Static score + the average of the three best flying scores.
Greg Foushi out flew everyone! His score of 98 was the highest score he has ever had on any aircraft in 10 years of flying at Top Gun. The main landing gear would not come down on the 1st flight so Greg made a great landing using the fuel tanks & tail wheel. Bill Freeland, Crew Chief for Sawbones, corrected the landing gear problems. Tim Len made a great video of static judging & the 2nd Sawbones flight. Modifications will be made to the canopy to stop it from pulling away from the fuselage at the back.