Build pics and a flight report from the little retro-racer Graupner Chico with a very nice Enya .15 in the nose.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]