Build pics and a flight report from the little retro-racer Graupner Chico with a very nice Enya .15 in the nose.
Tamiya Fast Attack Vehicle Shark
During the Corona pandemic I desperately needed something to do because I can’t fly, and what better than to re-visit the RC cars from my childhood. I had several Tamiya cars back in the 80s, including a Lunch Box and a Monster Beetle. My first car was a Grasshopper which I sadly think was broken […]
I’ve flown helicopters a lot over the past couple of years, and even competed in beginner classes. Helicopters are fun and engaging and I have collected a few, both nitro and electric. All my current helicopters are Thunder Tiger Raptors, E700, R50SE, R90 G4 and a pair of X50s. I had a lot of fun […]
I was lucky to get hold of a modern replica of this 1977 kit. It builds nicely, and I will ditch the silly Cox dummy engine in favor of a real engine. An Enya .15 fits nicely in the nose with a few modifications.
I had a spare wing kit for a Yoshioka Bingo.F3A lying around, and I thought it might be useful to have a spare wing. Once I started building it I realized how fun it would be to have another complete Bingo! And whaddaya know, once I build it, I will. It’s just a box fuselage […]
New engine for Sun Fli
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.
Tore Paulsen Memorial Pattern Contest 2019
The Yoshioka Bingo.F3A is done, and it has been a journey. I bought the kit from Ishii Mokei several years ago and have built it in stages, enjoying it a lot. The Bingo.2M is originally a 3D plane for YS engines with oversized control surfaces. Mine is the first F3A-variant called Bingo.F3A with normal ailerons and elevators.
Sun Fli 4 ready
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 […]
Bridi Sun Fli 4 build
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 […]