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Posted by Michael in Toronto | May 11, 2015 @ 10:06 AM | 1,559 Views
Here are 5 of my new model airplanes, 3 of which are are 'short-kit' build projects.

Parkscalemodels Grumman Albatross - 96" wingspan powered by 2 E-Flite 15 motors on a single 3-cell 5000 mah lipo battery pack; all built up balsa and ply; covered, painted and fiberglassed; weighs a very light 8 pounds; successfully flown off water and land.

Adrian Page (Canada) 1/5 scale (80" wingspan) Piper Super Cub modeled after a full scale in the Israel Air Force Museum. The kit has been extensively customized.

Skywriter biplane - a British non-scale sport plane, extensively modified. Weighs about 5 pound and flies nicely.

Sig Ninja sloap soarer modified with an E-Flite ducted fan and motor. Flies amazing!

Taft Hobbies 6-cell Viper jet. Very smooth.
Posted by Michael in Toronto | Feb 09, 2015 @ 09:22 AM | 2,650 Views
Here are a couple photos of my Parkscalemodel Grumman Albatross flying boat model as I near the end of construction, after nearly 4 months. It is a 96" wingspan twin electric, all built of from balsa (Each cowl - not the the nacelle, just each cowl, is built up from about 90 small pieces of laser cut balsa). The open structure parts are covered in Monokote, the balsa fuselage, cowls, and wing-tip-floats are covered with fiberglass and painted.
Posted by Michael in Toronto | Aug 27, 2014 @ 02:36 PM | 2,471 Views
Just sharing a shot of my H9 Tiger Moth landing at one of our funflys.
Posted by Michael in Toronto | Jul 25, 2014 @ 02:02 PM | 3,531 Views
I bought a built-but-never-flown Hangar 9 Tiger Moth, and converted it to electric power.

Yesterday I flew it for the first time.

Hangar 9 quarter scale Tiger Moth electric power (2 min 15 sec)

Posted by Michael in Toronto | Jul 09, 2014 @ 09:29 PM | 3,572 Views
My Spektra electric powered glider at our club this evening ....
Posted by Michael in Toronto | Jun 15, 2014 @ 06:52 PM | 4,023 Views
One of my models that I put together last year, I flew it today at our club in beautiful weather.

Music is played by me (all instruments, and recorded on my ipad with the Garage Band app. The song is played in the key of G instead of E, which is easier for me.

TEMAC Piper Cherokee electric (2 min 10 sec)

Posted by Michael in Toronto | May 27, 2014 @ 08:14 AM | 3,382 Views
GWS A4 (custom-painted) with 4-cell Habu EDF system) and my Top Flite DC 3 after its 3rd flight.
Posted by Michael in Toronto | May 25, 2014 @ 06:15 PM | 4,112 Views
TEMAC Top Flite DC3 (3 min 6 sec)

Posted by Michael in Toronto | Apr 28, 2014 @ 08:48 AM | 3,832 Views
First flights yesterday of my Top Flight DC3 and my 110" Hangar 9 Beaver (of course, both electric).
Posted by Michael in Toronto | Apr 20, 2014 @ 04:51 PM | 3,913 Views
Here are a few shots of some of my planes at a mini-float-fly, just east of Toronto.

Shown are my 1/5 scale Piper Cub, a Polaris XL delta wing, and my Multiplex Twinstar.
Posted by Michael in Toronto | Mar 25, 2014 @ 11:24 AM | 4,017 Views
I sold my wonderful Dave Patrick Clipped-wing Super Cub, and so I am changing my avatar to show a model that I currently own.
Posted by Michael in Toronto | Sep 02, 2013 @ 06:40 AM | 5,408 Views
Flown at our club on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.

1/4 scale electric Tiger Moth (2 min 22 sec)

Posted by Michael in Toronto | Aug 04, 2013 @ 04:01 PM | 5,617 Views
A few guys in our club went float flying at the south east end of Toronto.

Heavy winds were coming straight for us so the best photos were taken as the planes turned and flew away from us.