Our first item from our president Steve Boracca is to the effect that he would like to have a field workday Saturday October 12 at 9 AM. We can do a shed cleanup, also trimming of the trees around the parking area and the pit area. So please bring your hand tools, shovels and rakes, etc., for this required task.
And now back to model airplanes.
A very simple Flite Test 3D was brought to the club by Bob Frogner.
Bob used his 3-D manufacturing device to make the wheels for this airplane. The original was designed to be hand-launched.
James Stubblefield’s Easy 2 has a GMS47 motor installed – don’t see many of those these days!
This may be the least accurate ARF Spitfire ever to come out of Asia. Your editor/photographer was so taken aback by it, that he conveninetly failed to note who it belonged to. Perhaps Hugh Chalmers or Alan Kirby? My apologies to the rightful owner!
Hugh and Dan Morris each came up with a Boeing 787 model with twin pusher propellers.
Hugh was delighted with it being only $40, while Dan managed to get his on sale for $32. They weigh in at 2.2 ounces for a wingspan of 22”, and are gyro stabilized with three channel differential throttle and elevator controls. Amazing!
Aden Scheftner’s Lippisch P-15 was rescued by him from a trip across the river, and is ready to be put back into service. Here’s Aden canoing on the Pajaro River followed by the model, still in fairly good shape.
The airplane was designed by Dr. Lippisch using Messerschmitt 163 basic wings and tail, but with a conventional jet engine and landing gear.
Bob Frogner has a very pretty Edge 540T from rc-future, an interesting change from all the planes he builds from down-loaded plans.
Allem Ginzburg has moved up from the tiny multi-rotor we showed you last month to another amzing device shown in the next column. This multi-rotor not only has full function GPS, but he has upgraded it to the point where it can pick up Russian and Chinese signals as well as those from U.S. satellites. It was amazing to your scribe to see what it can do. In the first picture Allen is seen getting it ready for flight, and in the second, a few feet off the ground, it is starting out for another flight around the field.
Jarmon Lynch shows two of his old planes, refurbished with modern radio, servos, motors and props. He tells us that they both fly very well, and he is happy with the updating. The glider is rudder only and floats like a feather.