Eric McGahey ( 123 Bunker Hill Dr., Rochester NY 14625; email:
email@example.com) built his Chase Plane from a Sig
Manufacturing Co. kit.
The 64.5-inch wingspan model uses an O.S. .46AX two-stroke
engine to turn an 11 x 7 propeller. The Chase Plane is covered in
Eric wrote: “Being a NASCAR fan, the covering represents various
colors seen on the driver fire suits and cars during regular and ‘chase
races’ leading up to the championships.
“The plane is docile in the air and flies like a trainer. [It is] aerobatic
and flies well off snow—both on skis and floats.”
Ray Landon, on the right (6525 Deborah Ln., Lithia Springs GA
30122; email: firstname.lastname@example.org), sent in this submission:
“As I read the article in the winter 2013 Park Pilot, I was ready to
start building right away. The free plans download was great. My
friend Ken Trager also built one.”
Both airplanes are made from Depron foam with Turnigy D2208/17
brushless motors and a pair of Hobby King HK-SS18A ESCs. Ray
and Ken decided to build their Flapjacks slightly lighter so they used
3S 1,000 mAh LiPo batteries. Ray used his Spektrum radio and an
OrangeRx R410 Spektrum DSM2-compatible receiver. The model is
covered with latex paint.
“The plans and article make for an easy build and they are nice
fliers. As the article says, you will need power on all the way down
to the flare. They just look darn good in the sky flying formation,” Ray
Choice Cut Revisited
William Koster (2401 San Juan Dr., Lake Havasu City AZ 86403;
email: email@example.com) built this Choice Cut from a
modified Dick Sarpolus drawing in Flying Models April 1992. It was
one of the first gas-powered airplanes developed in the early 1990s
using the Quadra 42 and Sachs Dolmar 3. 8 engines.
Originally designed primarily for foam construction, William
redesigned the model for all balsa and plywood construction. The
Choice Cut’s power plant is a DLE- 55 gas engine swinging a 22 x 8
propeller. It has a 90-inch wingspan and weighs 15 pounds.
The model was laser cut by AK-Models in Iowa City, Iowa.
The wheel pants, cowl, and canopy were supplied by Fiberglass
Specialties. William finished his Choice Cut with UltraCote iron-on
film and Rust-Oleum paint.
Klemm L- 25 D
Boyd Roberts (25374 Williams Dr., Justin TX 76247) built his Klemm
L- 25 D from enlarged plans from the AMA Plans Service.
The Klemm L- 25 spans 145. 5 inches and weighs 32 pounds. Power
comes from a Quadra 42 controlled by a Futaba 2. 4 GHz radio. The
model is planked with birch veneer and covered in Solartex.
Boyd wrote that the model flew well.
87 Model Aviation APRIL 2014