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Posted by Ken Lapointe | Jun 24, 2020 @ 12:00 PM | 4,605 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 | 9,108 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 | 9,845 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 | 10,281 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 | 10,257 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 | 10,536 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 | 12,649 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 | 12,795 Views
ready to fly . I gotta practice before the maiden.
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Apr 16, 2017 @ 10:26 AM | 12,823 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 | 13,226 Views
Adding a little color to the P-47
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Mar 12, 2017 @ 01:56 PM | 13,848 Views
More sanding
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Mar 11, 2017 @ 07:39 PM | 13,832 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 | 13,638 Views
Building in the winter offers unique challanges
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Sep 27, 2014 @ 11:14 AM | 15,906 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 | 16,842 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 | 17,792 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 | 17,734 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 | 18,384 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 | 18,426 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
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Aug 21, 2011 @ 06:22 PM | 19,417 Views
Maiden Flight of BVM Maverick.

Built from an old partially started kit.

EVF 5012 on 11S 5500 Gen Ace 25C packs
Tamjets trailing link struts
BVM retract units

Fastest pass was around 140 mph

Eats up the sky

BVM Maverick Maiden flight.wmv (3 min 40 sec)