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Posted by gdh240 | Apr 26, 2012 @ 04:58 AM | 2,240 Views
My latest project has been a Vic Smeed Tomboy. We have an RC assist Tomboy competition at my club which looked like a lot of fun so I thought I'd give it a go.

Built to the plan but the dihedral was reduced down to 1 1/4". Powered by an MP Jet 0.06. Closed loop controls on both rudder and elevator. AUW 309 gr (10.9 Oz).

It flew well on it's maiden so I'm quite pleased with it. Here's a vid of it. Not the best but evidence it flies.
Tomboy maiden at kelly Field (0 min 43 sec)

Posted by gdh240 | Mar 28, 2011 @ 08:12 PM | 2,923 Views
The Marutaka Stuka. 66" WS. Powered by OS 75AX. The kit came with the cowl, canopy and spats. It's an old kit but I think these parts can still be bought seperately. I finished the build a while a go but thought I'd put a few pics up of it.

I used the OS because that's what I had available. Had to make an exhaust for it to keep it all in the cowl. It flys well and the screaming two-stroke almost suits it. More than enough power for it.

Also a set of unit emblems and a font file which does all the german fonts. Good for any German plane. Once you've installed the font file open up the program you want to use, Word, MSPaint etc. select the font and just type away. Couldn't be easier. The Balkenkreuz is made by typing a "+".
Posted by gdh240 | Jan 05, 2011 @ 12:55 AM | 2,734 Views
I saw this plane in my travels and I like 1930's planes so I thought it would be a good project. It's a Chilton DW1. I decided on 1/4 scale which makes it 72" wing span. No plans were available at the size I wanted so first thing was a few hours on ACad making some. Build was pretty straight forward the challenges were in the front end e.g. engine mount and cooling. Powered by a Laser 80 four stroke.

The maiden was uneventful and it flys at a nice scale speed. I've still got the spats and decals left to finish it off.