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Posted by agarchitect | May 01, 2015 @ 10:43 AM | 1,108 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 toss g it off a cliff.
Posted by agarchitect | Oct 24, 2012 @ 07:08 PM | 6,047 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 | 6,299 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 | 6,522 Views
George is RTF.
Posted by agarchitect | May 31, 2011 @ 01:42 PM | 8,097 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 | 7,992 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 | 8,799 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 | 8,591 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 | 9,486 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 | 9,523 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 | 9,758 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 | 9,817 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!