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Posted by mudman1959 | Mar 27, 2016 @ 07:58 PM | 11,292 Views
Another one from Kevin Matusik... The "Slow Fish" I was looking for a real easy airplane for my Oldest Grand Daughter to learn to fly with. Kevin posted a video of it and it flew great! Slow stable flight with just rudder and elevator controls. The wing is a under camber wing with ribs and polyhedral tips. The fuselage is doubled for strength. Made using Dollar Tree Foamboard covered with vinyl lettering film in my Grand Daughters favorite color... Blue. I think I will put some stick on eyeballs on it and a cartoonish smile. I did add a peice of lite ply in between the layers for a later landing gear addition. I hope to have it finished in the next day or so. Video of the maiden... Soon.
Posted by mudman1959 | Mar 21, 2016 @ 04:31 PM | 7,893 Views
Ok Guys and Gals... My oldest Son acquired several RC Gliders from a
gentleman that was getting out of the hobby. Here in lies the problem, we do not know what they are. If you recognize one or more please comment and identify the glider for me......Continue Reading
Posted by mudman1959 | Mar 09, 2016 @ 06:40 PM | 13,949 Views
Well another one emerges from the bench... Two planes in two days. This one is for my Grand Daughter who has a Birthday coming up. She asked me a little bit back, "Grandpa... when are you going to build me a airplane?" My reply... "Well I can build one you can throw and glide"... Her response... " No... I want one with a motor and a radio" sooo... the "FT Mighty Mini Sparrow" might just work. I put a mild power system in it and I hope it will be docile enough for her. If not... Well I guess I will have another plane added to the many. Of course I will have to upgrade the power system then and find something else to build for her. This one is a true "One Sheeter" of foam... I Like it!!!

The Flite Test "Sparrow" (1 min 14 sec)

Posted by mudman1959 | Mar 09, 2016 @ 08:55 AM | 6,970 Views
It followed me home... Can I keep it? 29 inches of Winged Awesomeness!!! Planning on powering it with a 2204-2300 kva turning a 6x4 APC prop. Should be a Sky Burner with this set up.