Build pics and a flight report from the little retro-racer Graupner Chico with a very nice Enya .15 in the nose.
I wasn’t really happy with the performance of the O.S .65 AX engine with 11 inch propellers so I’ve fitted a brand new O.S .61 FSR ABC engine that will use a Tore Paulsen style pipe and Hatori aluminum header.
It’s done! Let’s hope it flies the way it looks. It’s brush painted enamel paint finish over silk tissue and dope, and the colors match my T-shirt from Venice Beach California! The idea is that it is classic looking with all-new modern technology. It has an O.S engines .65 AX engine, Futaba S-bus servos and […]
I wanted to build a plane from scratch last fall, and I chose the Joe Bridi designed Sun Fli 4, from 1968. Two plans exist online for this plane and I chose the RCM plan version. The plane has a variable airfoil which is thinner at the wingtips. Because of this, I chose to have foam […]
The Super Kaos 60 project came to a successful conclusion last summer. I’m very happy with how it turned out, particularly that it only weighs 2,8 kilos! The engine deserves special mention. After priming, it just fires right up by twisting the spinner slightly by hand. What a wonderfully magical metal mystery of fire, smoke, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]