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Posted by coreman | May 26, 2012 @ 05:40 PM | 9,418 Views
I built some Bind-n-Fly Yak55 kits and sent them with National Balsa to Joe Nall week. They sold out in 24 hours before the show even opened. One of the customers was a father/son team that bought it for Dad to learn 3D. The son is 9yo and they have both been flying a couple of years and from what I was told the son put on quite the show in front of the booth. Here is a video they made after they got home and sent to me showing the kid wringing the Yak out. GREAT JOB!!

Eppyak (4 min 49 sec)

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Posted by coreman | May 10, 2012 @ 05:48 AM | 8,902 Views
Brought the Spitfire along to our combat contest and got some footage after we were all done. it seems to handle the wind quite well. Even handles my manhandling it around some. just a few tweaks on the tabs and slots and I should be ready to offer kits. here's the quick video

Spitfire outdoors.m4v (4 min 6 sec)

Posted by coreman | May 03, 2012 @ 10:33 AM | 8,252 Views
Continuing the Flat Foamie Series (it is a series after all) I have been working on several follow on designs. The one closest to completion is an EPP Spitfire that I have prototyped and flying. Size is very similar to the Yak55 and I expect the cost will be also. Currently just a 9mm EPP version is in the works. I did a short video yesterday indoors that shows it flying slow and low, good rudder authority and stability and had some fun. I did the maiden flight outdoors last weekend and it handled the wind just fine. All in all it flew off the board and so now I just need to finalize all the specs and get them cut out and packaged with the carbon and horns. Still not sure what I will do as far as painting the kits so initially it will be unpainted. Leadfeather used printed tissue paper for markings on his P-51 so I might try doing that to see if I can get something that looks good over a simple camo paint scheme

Spitfire.m4v (1 min 14 sec)