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Great Planes Super Kaos 60

I’ve been fortunate enough to get my hands on a classic Great Planes Super Kaos 60 kit, new in box, from the early 1980s. Top condition. After it had been maturing like a fine wine for a year or so I could not resist it any longer. I’m knee-deep in building it, and as usual […]

Tiger Fli Project – Done!

Done! Well, almost. The wing mounting is fastened with four nylon bolts, two for each half. And because of the pushrods going to the tail I can’t reach the ones at the back. I have to modify it to make it more user friendly with a pin or screw to lock it in place, before […]

Tiger Fli Project update

The Tiger Fli Project

I’ve had a Phoenix Model Tiger 3 sitting in my attic for a long time. I’m a fan of the Goldberg Tiger 2 (had two) and I couldn’t resist this one when it was for sale by a fellow club member, unboxed but unbuilt. Problem was, I can’t stand to look at it. It’s a […]

Killer Kaos – “reloaded” part 1

When my “restomod” Killer Kaos went down due to flutter, it hurt and I sorely needed to get back in the saddle as quickly as possible. So I got the old plans out, ordered lots of balsa, and started cutting a new one. I discovered that the wing ribs on the Great Planes Ultra Sport […]

Tower Hobbies Kaos 60 ARF

New plane! A very nice ARF from Tower Hobbies, which is relatively faithful to the Kaos design. It features plug-in wings and a battery tray for electrics. I opted for the glow-power option, using the O.S .65 AX engine with stock muffler. The ARF is very well designed and has lots of options for positioning […]

Killer Kaos restomod part 6

It was one of those incredible warm and sunny august afternoons, with clear blue skies and just a hint of a breeze, and I brought my daughter along and went flying. We were alone at the field when my Killer Kaos crashed spectacularly. I tuned the engine. At first it was flooded, and that killed the […]

Tore Paulsen Memorial Pattern Contest

We had an informal gathering of pilots to fly, have fun and informally compete in a vintage pattern meet at Jarlsberg airport. The name honors the Norwegian pattern icon Tore Paulsen. I came 5th with my Curare. Enjoy the pictures here.

Yoshioka Aladdin update

The wonderfully strange Yoshioka Aladdin 45L that I built in the autumn of 2012 has finally flown, after hanging on my wall for almost three years (That’s what family life can do to ones hobby). The first flight was highly successful. After some trimming, it flew hands off straight and level. The engine, an old […]

Killer Kaos flies (restomod part 5)

The O.S engine gave me a little headache. I ran it at home a little bit, and it ran strong and started like any O.S motor should, i.e. with a light flip of the prop. It tached 10.000 rpm on the APC 11×12 and idled smoothly. All was well and then I tried holding the […]