Friday, September 25, 2009

The MB Dragonfly Part II

The Dragonfly in all its glory.

It weighs 3 pounds and has a wing area of 5 square feet.

The wing loading is 9.6 ozs. per sq. ft.

It is powered with an 09 PAW diesel.

It is waiting for the initial flight.

Bucky Walter

Click here to see photos of a Super Dragonfly built by designer

can you find the charging jack?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Original Park Flyer? Part I

Under construction by Bucky Walter is this Dragonfly designed by Bob Lee and Tex Newman back in 1974. Northrop Plan Service claims this is one of their best sellers. Being published in the the defunct Model Builder Magazine twice helped. Originally powered by an O.S. .10 and similar engines, the original used a Kraft brick.

With a new Spektrum 5 channel and a PAW .09, the performance of this 728 sq. in. model should be an improvement over the original.

Flying report here

Friday, September 18, 2009

Electric Cumulus by Franny Brodigan

Click here to be taken to her website which details the construction and flight testing

More MECA Midwest Champs photos

Due to the sweepback the balance can be at 50%, center chord. 
HALL of FAME (Society of Antique Modelers) 
Here's one of Marv Stern (who makes those great electronic ignition module/switch units) climbing out with his beautiful Flamingo.
Great takeoff shot of the Jasco Flamingo snapped by Scott McNickle who flew the V-Tailed Swallow above in Speed 400 with the dummy Brown Jr. Marv Stern pilots after release by Steve Boucher on the left.
Jim Hainen, Chuck Hutton, Andy Latowski

Click on any photo to enlarge.
This batch of photos is courtesy of CD Andrew Latowski

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Midwest MECA Champs (Muncie, IN Sep 14-16 2009)


Eddie Konefes: Over 90 and still chasing Freeflights

Interesting solution to putting a DT on a V-tailed model

The inimitable Bucky Walter

The Shereshaw Nimbus. MVVS .61 Diesel, one ounce of fuel and an APC 18x 10

It's not easy to impress the Latowskis

Not the best framed photo but it does show how streamlined the design is.

25 minute flight where the sun seemed to come down faster than the gliding model.