70 Model Aviation NOVEMBER 2012
Fred Mulholland (15410 Stonecreek Ln., Tampa FL 33613; email:
email@example.com) scratch-built this model of Don McGovern’s
1966 Piranha flying boat.
The fuselage is planked, sheeted, and covered with silk and
dope. Power is supplied by an O.S. . 61 two-stroke engine. Ultracote
transparent covering covers the wing and tail surfaces.
Fred uses a Futaba four-channel FM radio system for all the control
needed for water takeoffs and flying. The model was built from
Carstens Plans number CF64B.
Jim Edward (614 S. 4th, Dayton WA 99328; email: skypilot150@msn.
com) built this P- 47 from a Top Flite kit.
The Thunderbolt uses Robart retracts, bomb and tank drops,
and RAM gun sounds. The engine is a Saito .91FS turning a 15 x 6
propeller. Covering is MonoKote and flat, clear LustreKote to protect
the drawn panel lines. The markings are those of Francis S. “Gabby”
Gabreski, third-ranking American Ace of all time.
Jerry Applegate (3609 Monogram Ave., Long Beach CA 90808;
email: firstname.lastname@example.org) converted this Multiplex Easy Star to a
“It always draws a crowd and many comments have been made
about my questionable ability to assemble a ready-to-fly kit properly,”
wrote Jerry. “It’s just plane fun!”
Navy NE- 1 Piper Cub Trainer
Bob Mandeville ( 94 Florence St., Brockton MA 02301; email:
email@example.com) wrote: “This airplane is a rough Scale model of
the Navy variant of the venerable J- 3 Cub. The plane is not completely
finished. It is built strictly for fun flying, which is the reason for its
“There is nothing particularly special about the construction of the
model. The plane is a common Hangar 9, 40-size J- 3 Cub with an 80-
“All the stock decals were removed and (with the exception of the
roundels, which were purchased) the rest of the markings were hand
cut from MonoKote or, in the case of the smaller markings, printed on
clear address label stock using a laser printer.”