Right: Higher Plane Productions has great
coverage of the 2012 JR Indoor Electric
Festival. Fly Low Girl Svetlana displays the
2013 calendar that features my wife Cindy’s
Bottom right: The new Great Planes RTF F- 86
Sabre Micro EDF includes everything shown.
The beautifully painted model has a 15-inch
wingspan. It is a great-flying airplane!
for me. I normally practice at home to
prepare for the races, but this year I did
not and entered for the fun of it.
I have entered the races every year
since the start of the event. I made it to
the finals one year and hit a pylon and
crashed. At several of the previous year’s
events, I had midair collisions. My goal
this year was not to crash, not to hit
anything, and simply complete the race!
I was racing for fun.
I not only made it to the finals, but I
placed first! It was a personal best for
me. After the final race, the 10 ParkZone
Ultra Micro T-28s were raffled off to
those who competed. What a great idea!
The final results of the race were Joe
Malinchak in first place, Mark Gray
placing second, and Eric Shauman in
Higher Plane Productions
A great way to see some of the
highlights of the JR Indoor Electric
Festival is to watch Higher Plane
Productions’ great coverage of the
event. You can access videos from the
company’s website listed in “Sources.”
Videos of other events held throughout
the year are also available. The cost is
$12.99 for 90 days of access or $39.99
for a full year.
The company makes a calendar each
year featuring beautiful models with
beautiful models. Cindy and I were
honored because her micro Butterflight
Butterfly is featured for the month of
December in the 2013 calendar with
Fly Low Girl model, Svetlana!
RTF Micro F- 86 Sabre
I had the opportunity to test-fly the
new Great Planes RTF Micro F- 86 with
88 Model Aviation MARCH 2013 www.ModelAviation.com