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Posted by agarchitect | Jul 28, 2015 @ 10:24 PM | 1,912 Views
An original John Higgins ALIAS fuse. Thanks Matt.

And an ARF Alias. Thanks Billy.

Posted by agarchitect | May 21, 2015 @ 04:23 PM | 2,034 Views
Wizard Compact BPV 2.5m with fixed stab and ruddervators.

First flight at Tick in 20mph winds from the west. Two clicks down and two to the right. A couple of down clicks for the elevator/crow compensation and off she went. Great colors, perfect size. Fast, stable, tracks solid and slows to a crawl on landing. I suppose with some ballast it will come alive. Oh, it has the distinctive "scream " on high speed passes.

This one is a keeper

Thanks George and Greg.
Posted by agarchitect | May 17, 2015 @ 11:20 PM | 3,536 Views
After three tosses, adjustments to the elevator and the CG the RC Gull flew well. Pretty fast and rather convincing.

It is true what they say about the Jart M70s flaps. Just about stops in mid air and hovers to a soft landing. Thanks to the excellent build by Mo it needed no adjustments. Flew out of my hands and performed like a champ.

The Typhoon flew great as usual. First time I have flown it with full ballast. It's a different plane with ballast. Faster and tracks better.
Posted by agarchitect | May 08, 2015 @ 04:54 PM | 2,164 Views
First flight went off without a hitch. Two clicks of down and one right click and off she went. Tick Point maiden. Thanks Erik!
Posted by agarchitect | May 01, 2015 @ 10:43 AM | 2,400 Views
Just got this from a club member.

Looks like it was available through Sure looks like a 2m Nan Spider. Nice quality. Ballast tube in the wing and pretty stiff skins. Carbon canopy. Full flying stab. Six servos. Green bottoms. Full crow and 90 degree flaps.

Looking forward to tossing it off a cliff.

It flew great on its first and many subsequent flights.

Chip, enjoy it!
Posted by agarchitect | Oct 24, 2012 @ 07:08 PM | 7,109 Views
... a RTF Daryl Perkins 60" WHIP slope racer, a hybrid TWF composed of a SAMURAI fuse and carbon ROTOR original Mark Wilkerson SCEPTER, version 2.
Posted by agarchitect | Mar 03, 2012 @ 07:33 AM | 7,332 Views
Here are some pics of my MACCHI. All I did was trade for it. Keith did ALL the work! Fantastic build on this little jewel. Its' about 20oz and has the "scale" 24" wingspan. I have yet to fly it, but I have seen others fly and they are fast.

Here is Keith's build thread with lots of great building tips for any project:
Posted by agarchitect | Feb 14, 2012 @ 07:19 PM | 7,564 Views
George is RTF.
Posted by agarchitect | May 31, 2011 @ 01:42 PM | 9,144 Views
Here's a couple of great flying +/- 1.5m slope gliders. A Higgins RODENT, designed and built in the 90's and a brand new Manor Models DYNAMIC 60; so new the tape is still on the control surfaces. Can't wait for it's first flight.

The RODENT has a foam core wing covered in lite plywood, hardwood leading edges, balsa tail and paint. Super simple and can be built at home. It flies great and has only three mixing. Just land it already.

The D60 has a hollow molded wing and has five servos. Flaps, ailerons and an elevator (no rudder). It can be set up to take advantage of modern radios. I have seen Steve's fly at Tick and it screams...really, it makes a cool noise while flying.
Posted by agarchitect | May 19, 2011 @ 08:03 PM | 9,014 Views
Here's a homebrew I call the AGitator. A combination of a Higgins RODENT fuse and a set of VS Sailplanes ROTOR wings. It is pitcheron controlled with a fixed v-tail. Check out my build thread here:
Posted by agarchitect | Apr 27, 2011 @ 05:05 PM | 9,854 Views
Here a some pictures of my Ronn Vann designed slope racing glider called the ELIMINATOR. I purchased this from Tom Roberts. He built it. It has never had gear installed.

It has a one piece 110" wing! That's piece. The fuse has a solid front (no canopy or slip on nose cone). Built to last and built for speed.
Posted by agarchitect | Apr 27, 2011 @ 04:49 PM | 9,626 Views
Here are some pics of the F3B VIPER. A Daryl Perkins design. This one was produced by McLean Models. 112" three piece wing. 80 oz AUW w/o ballast. 12.3 oz/sf wing loading dry. It can be ballasted to 20.3 oz/sf !
Posted by agarchitect | Dec 09, 2010 @ 10:19 AM | 10,517 Views
Here's a vintage CR-Aircraft CONTENDER I built in the mid-nineties and flew a few times. Been in storage since then. It has the fiberglass fuse and 1/64" ply sheeted wings. Natural bottoms and painted tops. Fixed rudder and painted tails. Two servo - wingeron. UPDATE: This plane has made its way to Southern California. Perhaps we'll see it's Extreme Makeover posted on RCG.
Posted by agarchitect | Nov 24, 2010 @ 09:28 PM | 10,536 Views
Here's a MINI-SHARK I picked up locally and rebuilt. Weighs 40 oz. 57" w/s. One piece construction...wings permanently attached to the fuse.
Posted by agarchitect | Sep 11, 2010 @ 01:19 PM | 10,778 Views
Here's another plane waiting for wind. Higgins F-20. Started by JH and finished by me. 42" w/s, 38oz w/o ballast.

UPDATE: It Flies! Threw it out last weekend in 20mph winds at Tick Point. Went out smooth and steady. Flew very well and fast. Rolls quick. Successful landing as well.
Posted by agarchitect | Sep 04, 2010 @ 12:06 PM | 10,829 Views
Here is my latest plane; a Higgins R-10, the latest version of the Rodent. Build by John Higgins; paint by me. Still waiting for some wind!