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Posted by Ken Lapointe | Sep 12, 2020 @ 09:51 AM | 1,493 Views
Bought this old Mustang from a club member, stripped it down, rebuilt the firewall with a battery box deign , recovered and painted it
Converted it to electric with a eflite Power 360 motor on 12S.

Fantasic flying plane with lots of power
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Jun 24, 2020 @ 12:00 PM | 5,412 Views
Maverick won the Best Sport Finish at Jet Jam 2020.

I'm starting to think that judges like that color scheme on the Maverick
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Nov 17, 2018 @ 11:27 AM | 9,864 Views
Just completed the Parkfler Plastics OV-10 Bronco

2 Eflite Park Flier 450 motors. Weight is 3lbs 2 oz without battery
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Jul 06, 2018 @ 04:55 PM | 10,587 Views
L-39 from plans I enlarged

100mm EDF


1 year from start to finish
Posted by Ken Lapointe | May 10, 2018 @ 03:14 PM | 11,008 Views
BVM Maverick Sport Jet

This is my second Maverick after the first one crashed due to a stalled servo

I found this old plane had a glow ducted fan, fan was removed and the jet restored as an electric ducted fan plane

lots of elbow grease, paint and filler and it became a really nice plane
Posted by Ken Lapointe | May 10, 2018 @ 03:04 PM | 10,981 Views
BVM-T33 with 5612 EVF fan and 12S 6600 packs

BVM T 33 maiden (2 min 24 sec)

Posted by Ken Lapointe | Oct 22, 2017 @ 12:34 PM | 11,246 Views
A few pics from the field

Top Flite P-47 and JHH F-86
Sticky:

My F7F Tigercat

Posted by Ken Lapointe | May 07, 2017 @ 02:25 PM | 13,349 Views
Finished painting my Tigercat Today. Went with the high viz drone scheme.
Latex paint from Home depot, Callie graphics and some light weathering.

Still need to make a few adjustments and check the balance but its almost ready to fly
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Apr 29, 2017 @ 02:15 PM | 13,514 Views
ready to fly . I gotta practice before the maiden.
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Apr 16, 2017 @ 10:26 AM | 13,536 Views
Made a little more progress.

Still needs a little weathering along with the pilot, electronics and a few more decals
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Apr 09, 2017 @ 12:07 PM | 13,938 Views
Adding a little color to the P-47
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Mar 12, 2017 @ 01:56 PM | 14,614 Views
More sanding
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Mar 11, 2017 @ 07:39 PM | 14,584 Views
Top flite P-47 covered in foil tape from McMaster Carr.
Lots of sanding to do still.
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Mar 11, 2017 @ 01:52 PM | 14,391 Views
Building in the winter offers unique challanges
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Sep 27, 2014 @ 11:14 AM | 16,604 Views
Here is my PICA FW-190
8S battery with a fite power 90
Great flyer
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Sep 17, 2013 @ 02:58 PM | 17,540 Views
I did finally get around to flying the Fury
90mm fan on 12S, flew great, landed pretty well

EDF Fury Maiden (2 min 29 sec)

Posted by Ken Lapointe | Sep 16, 2013 @ 06:27 PM | 18,525 Views
Some flight video of my Yellow Aircraft F-18 from the club picnic last week

Take off with a few fly-bys

Electric Kens F-18 fast fly by (1 min 31 sec)

Posted by Ken Lapointe | May 25, 2012 @ 05:39 PM | 18,422 Views
JHH Fury
9lbs 6oz empty
4 lbs for 12S 5500 Genace 25C

Total of 13.375 lbs ready to fly

Fan TJ90 with midi rotor, , Neu 1515 2Y,ICE 2 HV120
4 KW, at 87 Watts

yields 300 Watts/lb

Callie Graphics provided lettering and stars and bars

Hope to fly latter this summer.
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Sep 13, 2011 @ 02:19 PM | 19,088 Views
I liked the look of my BVM Maverick but it needed something. So I came up with a few ideas, sent my request to Callie Graphics and presto, Maverick is now properly dressed
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Sep 02, 2011 @ 03:26 PM | 19,110 Views
One of our club members broke out his new camera and took some nice action shots of my trusty ole House of Balsa F-86, thanks Fred

Its on a Midi fan, 8S, mega motor set up

First shot is straight off the bungee