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Posted by tuootal | Nov 22, 2015 @ 11:52 AM | 7,847 Views
Made an simple 3d-print design of aerotow hook for towplane. This is for light planes.

Story & .stl-file located here http://www.modeldesigns.iwaru.fi/tag/aerotow-hook/
Also available from shapeways.

Posted by tuootal | Jul 26, 2015 @ 12:47 PM | 8,703 Views
I participated Jämi Scale Open event this weekend. Some pics here.

Also, some pics below.

Posted by tuootal | Jul 06, 2015 @ 06:18 AM | 8,516 Views
Hi everyone,

We had excellent aerotow event last weekend, for pics see

First day and second day.

Some pics below. More can be found from links above.

My wife also participated as I promised she could enjoy her SUP-hobby during free times. She did make an blog post to her SUP-blog, which is mostly in finnish, but you can see pics, if interested. Yes, you can excercise SUP-paddling also in northern Finland.

Posted by tuootal | May 28, 2015 @ 03:15 PM | 8,983 Views
Testing... testing...

I got messages regarding someone trying to make unauthorized logins and there seems to be some problems with my account.

Posted by tuootal | Dec 27, 2014 @ 04:09 AM | 10,233 Views
I have been nice (enough) to get presents from santa...

Posted by tuootal | Dec 14, 2014 @ 05:04 PM | 10,414 Views

I run an small company specializing RC-scale aeroplanes of planes designed in Finland (www.iwaru.fi). Some time ago I designed an RC version of PIK-18 Sytky, an plane built here in late 50's. Then I scaled it down to Peanut-scale and it went to shop as an short kit.

As an Christmas Present to free flight fans I decided to release the plan of that kit into free download category. I have some other plans available for free download, this is the only one in free flight.

Steer your browser to this address for rare treat ... http://www.iwaru.fi/sytky-peanut.html

Flight video of plane built by Mr. Tapio Linkosalo.
Peanut Sytky (1 min 18 sec)

ps : I used to build Peck Polymer Peanut's in good old days and I still have fond memories of those kits. I Think that this is just giving something to support good hobbies
Posted by tuootal | Oct 11, 2014 @ 03:41 PM | 10,240 Views
Some small scale aerotow flying at Torbacka field (EFTO), couple weeks ago.

Posted by tuootal | Sep 09, 2014 @ 03:17 PM | 11,025 Views
Great IGG Large Soaring Scale event at Selänpää last weekend. Some pics below, more at http://www.modeldesigns.net. Actually much more as there are some other events also along with build stuff etc.

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Posted by tuootal | Jan 19, 2014 @ 03:16 PM | 11,187 Views
Got myself an new toy

Posted by tuootal | Aug 22, 2013 @ 03:48 PM | 17,278 Views
New design ready: PIK-26 Mini-Sytky. This is Finnish miniplane designed by Kai Mellen from swinging 90's. Design is 1/3, ws 1.74m. Length is 1.44m. I will build this in future, now it exists in plan form.

There have been builds of original plane around the globe. Pic of original below.

Link to further information : http://www.iwaru.fi/minisytky.html

Posted by tuootal | Jul 17, 2013 @ 02:28 PM | 12,560 Views
And this time it was not maiden flight. It was maiden sail. I guess that it is acceptable to do this as it was sail boat. Normally I do only maidens for Sail planes..

Posted by tuootal | Mar 10, 2013 @ 04:56 AM | 13,279 Views
Title says everything..

Posted by tuootal | Jan 20, 2013 @ 02:50 PM | 13,749 Views
I have forgotten to add note of next build log progessing...

Located here : https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1802213

Plane is Vinka L-70 Miltrainer. And for trivial pursuit hobbyists, Vinka means cold, northerly wind.

Posted by tuootal | Jul 31, 2012 @ 04:22 PM | 13,739 Views

I have been enjoying long & warm Finnish summer holidays with limited network coverage. And now there is approx 3 pages new messages in subscribed threads. Wow. You guys do not sleep? It will take me ages to get things read.

Posted by tuootal | Jun 29, 2012 @ 02:36 AM | 14,347 Views
New free design released... To be honest, original plane was built 1922 so it is not really new.

Posted by tuootal | Apr 28, 2012 @ 01:53 PM | 14,096 Views
This time it's PIK-12 Gabriel, see build log here.

Posted by tuootal | Apr 15, 2012 @ 03:57 PM | 14,310 Views
Maidened my PIK-15 'Hinu', scratch built ws 1,5m semiscale-model...

For further coverage visit https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...3#post21339011

Me happy...

Posted by tuootal | Mar 27, 2012 @ 12:51 PM | 14,298 Views
I ran out of aluminium skids for Harakka II-kits and visited local university protoshop for more skids... I just had to take photo of machine they used to cut alu-parts for me.

Think that this is most extreme machine to cut kit parts... Luckily balsa & plywood parts are cut with laser.