Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Spring in the Air 2022

Day Two was promised to be better but by 12:30PM, the fog still hadn't burned off. Oddly, if you went 15 miles in any direction, the weather was nearly perfect: rising temps and puffy clouds.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Lanzo Airfoils (Bomber & R/C Stick)

Confusion persists about Lanzo Airfoils.  E.g:  The Puss Moth has been published with a flat bottomed and an undercambered airfoil. When the Bomber was approved by SAM in the early eighties, it was assumed to have the same airofoil as the Record Breaker because the Long-Center Section version has the same wing planform.  This was not the case.  The R/C Stick did not specify an airfoil and variations abound.
I found this blueprint in a box of tissue scraps left by the late Bucky Walter who worked with Chester Lanzo at NASA.  I never met Mr. Hoffman but I'm guessing he was also a colleague or, at least, a fellow member of SAM Chapter 39.

Now downloadable at Outerzone

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Glen Poole's E-Texaco Anderson Pylon taking shape


It's a laser cut kit available from Bob Holman and uses balsa ribs in lieu of bent strips.

Ft. Wayne Contest


Friday, April 1, 2022

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Friday, March 4, 2022

Sal Taibi's 2nd Hornet

 Kevin Sherman of the SCAMPS recently acquired the Hornet built by Sal Taibi for one of the earliest SAM Champs held in Denver, CO.   This one had the double landing gear.   At some point, it was converted to R/C assist but we don't know who was responsible. 

Kit produced by Belair in the UK.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Tuesday, January 25, 2022


Here is pictured our Aussie friends in hats and T-shirts from you from the Champs!

Glen Poole

Bob Raadts and Allan Laycock