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Posted by Spit100 | Jul 29, 2020 @ 06:08 AM | 8,164 Views
I finally started the odd looking 1916 Lloyd Skycruiser 40.08 Austro-Hungarian triplane bomber even though there was only one build and it may never have successfully flown. It is unusual in that it was entirely Finished in plywood including the wings. So this is the start. I had done quite a bit of research a year ago but chickened out because of the swept swallow wings.

I chose 1:15 Scale = Multiply real dims in feet by .8 which gives model size in inches and a nice 5’ 1” wingspan. Still need to do some more research.

I have a build thread here:


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Posted by Spit100 | Jun 02, 2020 @ 11:51 AM | 8,711 Views
Because of the COVID confinement, this was a complicated and pretty quick build. Very happy with how it turned out and flies.

Southfacing got some great flight video too, flying like a DR1.

My build thread is in progress here:


Now to finish the 1922 Barling bomber.


Zeppelin DSCN5452 (1 min 20 sec)

Posted by Spit100 | Mar 29, 2020 @ 09:48 PM | 8,274 Views
I know I have not finished the Barling, and the Anson is a work in progress too, but I couldn’t resist starting the Triplane. Made good progress this weekend. Very challenging and complicated build. Lots of design issues to figure out...

My build thread is in progress here:


Posted by Spit100 | Feb 23, 2020 @ 08:49 PM | 7,575 Views
Since 2014 I have enjoyed figuring out how to build and fly some odd and Nugly planes. I always have a few in progress on the bench. Anyway, for me, there is no better way to relax than focus on a model.

The models are always semi scale in that I only add significant scale details to make the model feel more scale than they are.

Lately I have been picking scales to end up around a maximum of 72” wing span so I don’t have to disassemble then.

Generally all outdoor or flying photos but my friend Southfacing.

Jon (Spit100)