Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Goldberg Eagle 2 part I

Hi Guys,
Jim Keppler gave this Carl Goldberg Kit to me Sunday at the annual SAM 39 party.  It is Wednesday and the photos show what I got built.
 Notice all the scrap lite ply that was left over from punching out the parts.
 I am bolting the wing on verses rubber banding the wing on.
 Notice the 1/8 dowels used to pegged the hardwood cross piece for screwing the 4/40 nylon bolts into to hold the wing.
 How about that 5/16 dowel for the leading edge.
 More photos to follow.
See what an old man can do when the weather is very windy; plus a lot of CA glue.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

George Reich's Albatross

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Nose painted after it caught on fire; accidentally fueled w/ diesel!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Rotary Aileron and Flap Drivers

Feature in the latest Model Aviation article by Bob Aberle, a product from I.R.F. Machine Works.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Only 288 sq inches and built for a .25 glow!

Hi Tom,
The Tadpole is completed for Your Uncle Paul.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mud Duck

Interview with owner of Mud Duck Aviation

The foam Mud Duck kits don't seem to be available any longer.  Below is the balsa version that was its inspiration.

Casual Flying in Italy

Big Gull Building Blog

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

First Flight of Bob Aberle's Lanzo Cabin Stick

Yesterday I managed my first flight session with my new 200 square inch, 7.2 ounce 1937 Lanzo RC Cabin Stick Champion model. It flew just great and needed no trim at all. CG ended up at 30% back. At close to 40 watts input power my power loading is in excess of 75 watts/pound. That means I can fly for 15 minutes or more at only half throttle. The battery is a two cell 750, the motor is an E-Flite PARK-250. Prop a GWS 6 X 3.

Took me about 4 days to construct. The fuselage sticks are 1/8 X 7/16 hard balsa reinforced with .007 inch thick X 1/4 inch wide carbon fiber tape. The cabin sides were made flat. They don't project out as did Chet's original.

Photos attached!

Bob Aberle

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Lapidar Special

Pioneers of Electric Model Aircraft

Old Time Flying Wings

Reduced Borysko as seen in Flying Models Magazine

Li'l Misery link

 Bottom of the center: the T.E. was a small wedge shaped balsa with a wider sheet on the top.

 original was a mid-wing, I made a mistake, but since my plan had been approved before I discovered it I let it go.