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Posted by SaR | Dec 21, 2016 @ 07:02 PM | 1,986 Views
Scratchbuild of 75" span P-38 H model
4260 650 kv motors and 14" prop/spinner used on FMS P-40B
Posted by SaR | Nov 15, 2014 @ 04:34 PM | 3,452 Views
Wings covered, first coat of paint and wing struts complete.
Posted by SaR | Oct 12, 2014 @ 07:05 PM | 3,082 Views
Cover and paint.
Posted by SaR | Sep 30, 2014 @ 06:20 PM | 3,884 Views
Progress on the Fi-156.

Five pounds so far without motor and battery. Wing struts are the last two pieces to fabricate, then covering and finish work.
Posted by SaR | Jul 14, 2014 @ 08:35 PM | 4,032 Views
90" span Fi-156. Using my own plans.
Shooting for 7 - 8 lbs with a 4020 motor and a 4s 4000 battery.

Tested a 16/6 prop for about 800 watts and 52 amps. Thrust was well beyond what will be required for this plane, but the prop size with managed throttle use will make a great scale flying plane. Using pink foam, fanfold and balsa/ply combo to keep it light.
Posted by SaR | May 28, 2014 @ 05:01 PM | 3,912 Views
Kent Smiths A-4 SkyHawk (3 min 21 sec)

Posted by SaR | Jan 23, 2014 @ 06:12 PM | 4,567 Views
Post first flight photos....no issues during flight.
Posted by SaR | Dec 20, 2013 @ 07:47 PM | 4,710 Views
Scratch build 90mm with wemo evo fan on 8s. Scale outline with a 40" ws and 58" length. Target weight is 7#s and should be able to hit that when finished. Paint progress...slow but making some ground.
Posted by SaR | Jun 05, 2012 @ 08:01 PM | 5,049 Views
Third flight.
Monocoupe 110 Special.mov (3 min 50 sec)

Posted by SaR | May 21, 2012 @ 05:45 PM | 5,550 Views
Progress:
Cosmetics needed: Cowling valve blisters addition and paint. Wheel pant paint and fuse stripes. Srtut paint.

First flight was on Sunday May 20. No issues and very happy with the results... balance is at 23% and dead-on. Flew about 7 1/2 minutes on 4000 6S cell. Stalls were straight and it slows nicely for landing. Final weight is 8 1/2 lbs - about one pound over my target.
Posted by SaR | Apr 28, 2012 @ 07:17 PM | 5,096 Views
Progress:

Airframe less motor and battery - 5 lbs 4 oz
Working on strut covers, landing gear/wheel covers and finishing glassing of ailerons.
Posted by SaR | Apr 04, 2012 @ 09:04 PM | 5,654 Views
Scratchbuild of the clipped wing version. Right at 1/4 scale with a 70 inch wingspan. Airframe and wing using fanfold foam, ply and balsa.

Weight of airframe/wing only - 2 1/2 lbs at this point.
Fuse will be covered with ultracote and wing will be glassed with .75 oz cloth.

Power - Monster 60 and probably a 5 cell battery set-up. Need a little speed as it is a racing version.

Cowling is fiberglass. Struts will be next on the list.
Posted by SaR | Nov 13, 2011 @ 04:06 PM | 2,883 Views
Progress on the Mustang.
Getting close to the maiden. A few things left to set-up and adjust.
5 lbs rtf...missed my target by 8 oz.
Going for the racing look with a small canopy and straight wing tips. Scale details will be added after the first flight.
Posted by SaR | Nov 02, 2011 @ 07:23 PM | 2,515 Views
55" span
47" length
Fanfold foam/balsa/ply
Electric retracts with spring struts
4 1/2 lbs rtf estimated weight
Balsa planking with ultracote/olive drab spray from Home Depot
Scheme similar to the 20th fighter group Jack Ilfrey's plane but will not have group markings
Posted by SaR | Nov 27, 2010 @ 10:58 PM | 3,300 Views
A bit more weathering.
Posted by SaR | Nov 26, 2010 @ 08:51 PM | 6,247 Views
Helmet cam video:
66" OV-10 (2 min 18 sec)

Posted by SaR | Nov 24, 2010 @ 08:55 PM | 6,287 Views
Initial flight was on Saturday evening. Best first flight I've ever had! No issues. Flies great on 3 cells and a bit faster on the 4 cell set-up.

Added paint and a few airframe panels. Airbrushing is next. The canopy is too big for my vacuum box and is giving me problems with the pull. For now the mold is good enough to fly with....
Posted by SaR | Nov 16, 2010 @ 04:23 PM | 6,288 Views
Airframe structure complete. Now all of the details ...
Posted by SaR | Nov 07, 2010 @ 04:19 PM | 6,636 Views
52 oz and counting.