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Posted by 33champ | Jul 07, 2014 @ 11:35 PM | 1,923 Views
Click the link below to watch me maiden a Byron glasair. This is the only video footage of one on youtube! Enjoy!

Byron Originals Glasair Maiden Flight (4 min 47 sec)

Posted by 33champ | Jun 27, 2014 @ 02:17 PM | 1,218 Views
After receiving this model from a buddy of mine, i went theough the whole plane, and fixed a lot of small problems. Installed a quadra 50 motor, and finally, it is ready for the maiden once again. Taxi and range check went perfect!
Posted by 33champ | Feb 25, 2014 @ 08:46 AM | 1,788 Views
A Byron Beechcraft Staggerwing G-17S
Posted by 33champ | Nov 19, 2013 @ 09:51 PM | 2,026 Views
Two Byron p-51's
Posted by 33champ | Nov 17, 2013 @ 09:14 PM | 2,141 Views
Zenoah G450pu Toni Clark edition motor

The plane nosed, and the top of the rudder has been repaired, and a section that needs some gluing. Should be a 20 minute fix. There is some paint flakes in a couple various places. The left bottom wing tip has a rub mark.

Full detailed cockpit and airframe with painted panel lines, and other details. Full detailed guns/canon section with colored wire and everything. Not sure what the retracts are, they do not look like sierra's, might be robart discontinued ones. They are scale, with scale tires. Brand new Xoar 20x10 prop.

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Posted by 33champ | Aug 04, 2013 @ 09:02 AM | 2,679 Views
I got this plane in rough shape, the covering is coming off in all places, there are some cracks in the fiberglass, and the right wing was cracked. I mean a clean break. I managed to get the wing perfectly back together, and got the electronics and retracts to work. It might be a slow restoration process, but will be well worth it in the end. It will be in the "crazy horse" scheme.
Posted by 33champ | Apr 07, 2013 @ 08:59 PM | 2,806 Views
Had to have some fun with this custom built sportster today!
Posted by 33champ | Mar 28, 2013 @ 09:11 PM | 2,949 Views
Yet another project, a nib byron cap 21. Looking at the old sales papers and warranty from 1989 is like a time machine of awesomeness!
Posted by 33champ | Nov 29, 2012 @ 11:39 AM | 3,242 Views
I am in the process of completing a 1/3 scale pitts special, and need help!! what is the best way to connect the top ailerons to the bottom aielerons?? I have seen some ideas online, but i'm sure there are more advanced builders to give me some tips!

Your help is appreciated!
Posted by 33champ | Oct 10, 2012 @ 05:19 PM | 3,262 Views
Here are some pics of my hangar, major projects are getting that byron F-16 ready to go!! its complete, just needs some touch up

Got the seagull zero rtf, the whole thing cost me $50
and the giles is a work in progress, with a ryobi 31cc engine.
soon to be getting a byron pitts special!

comment away with any advice!!
Posted by 33champ | Sep 13, 2012 @ 10:10 PM | 3,463 Views
My little collection so far! Im a budget buyer, and have a couple projects, such as the giles, and im finishing up my top flite mustang! I picked up the byron f-16 complete with fan, engine, and electronics for $130, the zero for $50 rtf, engine isnt mounted in pics (; and same price for the mustang, putting in an os max .90! I picked up the 25% giles airframe for $20 and had a ryobi 31cc weedeater layin around, converted the motor to plane, its almost ready to go. The sportster and 109 i got off a trade. This is an awesome hobby!! Comment your thoughts!! Posting pics soon!
Posted by 33champ | Aug 17, 2012 @ 11:15 PM | 3,807 Views
I am looking for a byron f-16 canopy....in good to new condition. Pm me if anyone has one available. Thanks
Posted by 33champ | Aug 10, 2012 @ 01:33 AM | 3,863 Views
A guy near me is unloading a byron f-15, f-16, and bullet. Anyone suggest good offer prices on them? The bullet is done, f-16 partially built with retracts, and f-15 is brand new in the box with retracts, air brake, and brakes. They also come with two new rossi 90 ducted fan engines...also how well do these fly?? Debating on getting one...or 2 !
Posted by 33champ | Aug 04, 2012 @ 10:45 AM | 3,757 Views
My giant 82" super sportster has a problem. At full throttle the plane pitches up uncontrolably. Trimming doesnt help, plus i dont want to strip out the servos. So i pitched the engine down to balance out the lift, and it still pitches up majorly. I have to fly it with 80% of the elevator down just to keep it level. How can i fix this problem? Would i have to cut out the stab and adjust the stab trim? I need some advice