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David Lorentzen (3710 Rolling Hill Dr., Middleton WI 53562;
email@example.com) wrote: “This slope plane, a Glass Sally, is my first
attempt at a from-scratch composite model. The concept is from
Steven Sharpe’s Carbon Sally, with a build thread by Johann Lochner
on RC Groups.
“I stuck with the basic model—32-inch wingspan, hot-wire cut
foam cores cut to a P W-1211 profile. For my first vacuum-bagged
wing, I used two layers of 3/4-ounce fiberglass cloth on each side,
each 45° to the other on each side with epoxy as the bonding agent.
“The nose pod consists of two layers of 50/50 FG/CF sleeve,
shaped around a foam core, which was subsequently melted out
with acetone after the epoxy cured. A wooden ‘keel’ was shaped and
mounted inside the pod to hold the electronics and provide internal
structural support. The tail is 6mm Depron covered with 5mil plastic
“All-up weight is 9. 5 ounces, although two later builds have been
about an ounce lighter. The Sally flies great in winds as light as 10
mph and really shines in winds of 15-plus. The thin wing profile allows
amazing penetration in winds that would ground even heavier slope
Dick Haven (18982 Jean Rd., Mokena IL 60448) and his grandson,
Austin Haven, pose with his Wild Hare Extra 260.
It is powered with a DLE 55 gas engine and a 23 x 8 propeller.
Wingspan is 87 inches. Dick wrote:
“This is a high-quality kit. It was easy to assemble and fun to fly.”
Stuart Seely ( 106 E. 10th St., Spencer IA 51301; email: sseely6@
mchsi.com) built this Little Fast from AMA Plans #1043 last winter.
Stuart used Bob Hunt wing cores and UltraCote covering to
complete his build. A Hitec Aurora nine-channel radio controls five
servos. The engine is a Magnum XL four-stroke 70RFS engine. Both
the radio and engine were purchased at the Weak Signals Toledo
Expo and, as of time of submission, the model had yet to be flown.
Scott Swanson (245
Hunters Tr., Walhalla
SC 29691; email:
designed and built this
1/7-scale Just Aircraft
Powered by a Himax
HC2812 outrunner with
a Castle Thunderbird
18 speed control,
the model has a 54-
inch wingspan and
26-ounce flying weight.
Control is a Futaba
T8FG transmitter with
an Orange RX eight-channel FASS T compatible receiver and six
Futaba S3114 servos. The wings fold on the model as they do on the
Scott wrote: “I had wanted a model of the Highlander since Just
Aircraft moved its factory to within sight of our flying field. No plans
were available, so I designed my own. The model flies great, and I was
pleased with how closely the model’s flying characteristics emulate
The full-size plans and a construction article are available for free
download from Scott’s club (the Oconee Eagles Model Aviation Club)
website at www.oconeeeagles.org/plans.htm.