Fred Mulholland ( Tampa FL; email: email@example.com)
constructed this 6-foot wingspan Cessna 170 from a 60-year-old
“crush-cut” Berkley kit.
The model is covered with silk and Brodak Dope. Power is from
an O.S. FS56 four-stroke engine. Fred built this same model 60 years
ago when only single-channel RC and rubber band escapements were
available for control. His new 170 has full-house control and a 2. 4 GHz
Peter Van Staagen (Zebulon NC; email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
started this Carl Goldberg kit in 1976 and finished it in 2013.
The Senior Falcon is powered by a 1,500-watt motor with a 55-
amp ESC and 6S 3,700 mAh LiPo. The model spans 69 inches and its
6.6-pound weight allows unlimited vertical performance.
Some modern touches include electric conversion, a carbon-fiber
spinner, air scoops for cooling, bolt-on wings, flaps, seven servos, a
magnetic hatch, LED landing lights triggered by battery voltage, and
UltraCote covering. A Spektrum DX6i provides control.
Jeff Croy ( Webster MN; email: email@example.com) submitted the
following: “My son, Ashton, built this Stuntman 23 from an old Carl
Goldberg kit. He has been flying ARF RC aircraft for several years
and wanted to give building a try. The airplane was built true to the
plans and powered with a new Cox Black Widow .049.
“His first Control Line flights have been very successful and a
joy to watch as this was also my very first model airplane back in the
F- 86 Sabre
Raymond Belanger (Pensacola FL; email: firstname.lastname@example.org) built
this F- 86 Sabre Micro electric ducted-fan model from a Great Planes
This jet is a replica of the Royal Canadian Air Force F- 86 Sabre
Golden Hawk flown by an air demonstration team from the late 1950s
to the early 1960s. Raymond painted the model with Tamiya spray
paint and the graphics came from Bad Brad Graphics.
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