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Posted by Michael in Toronto | Jun 25, 2018 @ 10:07 AM | 94,190 Views
(House of Balsa) Northstar
E-Flite 32 brushless motor; 11/7 3-blade prop; 60 amp ESC, 4S-5000mAh battery pack, approx. 600 watts at full throttle.

Rudder broke off on the second flight during a hard touch-n-go (now repaired).
The maiden flight went perfectly. The plane is very smooth. Power is adequate for a nice flight and a few rolls, but I may go to a higher voltage battery pack (5S lipo).

Michael Maiden Flight Northstar (3 min 7 sec)

Posted by Michael in Toronto | Jun 12, 2018 @ 07:19 PM | 93,252 Views
My 72" Aeronaut Catalina in Canadian colours, and my FMS A10.
Posted by Michael in Toronto | Mar 16, 2018 @ 02:32 PM | 93,481 Views
Sig Kobra powered by an E-Flite EF-1 racing motor, and an older (20 years old?) Graupner GeeBee Sportster, originally intended for a brushed motor and nicads, but with an E-Flite 480 brushless.
Posted by Michael in Toronto | Jul 31, 2016 @ 09:55 AM | 97,980 Views
Adrian Page (Canadian-made ‘short’ kit) 80” wingspan Piper Super Cub. Customized balsa built model airplane radio control and electric powered. E-Flite 46-size brushless motor and 5-cell lipo battery pack. Spektrum transmitter and receiver. Modelled after a vintage full size Israeli military Cub. Flown at TEMAC


90 degree crosswind and some wind gusts. Lots of rudder turns with opposite ailerons for side slipping and flat turns

Thanks to Simon H for taking the video. Music is a non-vocal track of Lennon-McCartney's 'Hold Me Tight', from 1963; I play all the instruments.

Adrian Page one fifth scale Super Cub (2 min 37 sec)

Posted by Michael in Toronto | May 06, 2016 @ 07:58 AM | 98,380 Views
My scratch-built sport-scale Canadair Waterbomber.

72" wingspan; weight 4 pounds; construction materials mostly Depron; power twin E-flite 450 brushless motors on a 3-cell 3300 mah lipo battery pack. Has flown off land and water.

Build thread here:


Maiden flight video here:

Scratch built CL215 Waterbomber (2 min 28 sec)

Posted by Michael in Toronto | Jun 08, 2015 @ 04:54 PM | 99,664 Views
A few shots of my Park Scale Models 96" Grumman Albatross in the air.
Posted by Michael in Toronto | May 11, 2015 @ 10:06 AM | 100,340 Views
Here are 5 of my new model airplanes, 3 of which are are 'short-kit' build projects.

Parkscalemodels Grumman Albatross - 96" wingspan powered by 2 E-Flite 15 motors on a single 3-cell 5000 mah lipo battery pack; all built up balsa and ply; covered, painted and fiberglassed; weighs a very light 8 pounds; successfully flown off water and land.

Adrian Page (Canada) 1/5 scale (80" wingspan) Piper Super Cub modeled after a full scale in the Israel Air Force Museum. The kit has been extensively customized.

Skywriter biplane - a British non-scale sport plane, extensively modified. Weighs about 5 pound and flies nicely.

Sig Ninja sloap soarer modified with an E-Flite ducted fan and motor. Flies amazing!

Taft Hobbies 6-cell Viper jet. Very smooth.
Posted by Michael in Toronto | Feb 09, 2015 @ 10:22 AM | 101,294 Views
Here are a couple photos of my Parkscalemodel Grumman Albatross flying boat model as I near the end of construction, after nearly 4 months. It is a 96" wingspan twin electric, all built of from balsa (Each cowl - not the the nacelle, just each cowl, is built up from about 90 small pieces of laser cut balsa). The open structure parts are covered in Monokote, the balsa fuselage, cowls, and wing-tip-floats are covered with fiberglass and painted.
Posted by Michael in Toronto | Aug 27, 2014 @ 02:36 PM | 101,096 Views
Just sharing a shot of my H9 Tiger Moth landing at one of our funflys.
Posted by Michael in Toronto | Jul 25, 2014 @ 02:02 PM | 102,246 Views
I bought a built-but-never-flown Hangar 9 Tiger Moth, and converted it to electric power.

Yesterday I flew it for the first time.

Hangar 9 quarter scale Tiger Moth electric power (2 min 15 sec)

Posted by Michael in Toronto | Jul 09, 2014 @ 09:29 PM | 102,127 Views
My Spektra electric powered glider at our club this evening ....
Posted by Michael in Toronto | Jun 15, 2014 @ 06:52 PM | 102,951 Views
One of my models that I put together last year, I flew it today at our club in beautiful weather.

Music is played by me (all instruments, and recorded on my ipad with the Garage Band app. The song is played in the key of G instead of E, which is easier for me.

TEMAC Piper Cherokee electric (2 min 10 sec)

Posted by Michael in Toronto | May 27, 2014 @ 08:14 AM | 101,772 Views
GWS A4 (custom-painted) with 4-cell Habu EDF system) and my Top Flite DC 3 after its 3rd flight.
Posted by Michael in Toronto | May 25, 2014 @ 06:15 PM | 102,662 Views
TEMAC Top Flite DC3 (3 min 6 sec)

Posted by Michael in Toronto | Apr 28, 2014 @ 08:48 AM | 102,384 Views
First flights yesterday of my Top Flight DC3 and my 110" Hangar 9 Beaver (of course, both electric).
Posted by Michael in Toronto | Apr 20, 2014 @ 04:51 PM | 102,470 Views
Here are a few shots of some of my planes at a mini-float-fly, just east of Toronto.

Shown are my 1/5 scale Piper Cub, a Polaris XL delta wing, and my Multiplex Twinstar.
Posted by Michael in Toronto | Mar 25, 2014 @ 11:24 AM | 102,353 Views
I sold my wonderful Dave Patrick Clipped-wing Super Cub, and so I am changing my avatar to show a model that I currently own.