The author’s Turbo Cessna 195 No-Cal is slightly below
the ceiling during a test flight.
bags that are 0.5 mils ( 12 microns) or
The Inteplast bags are 0.35 mils ( 9
microns) and are made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) material.
The bag weight is dependent on the
thickness, so thinner is better.
P- 18 Kits
With the AMA adoption of the P- 18
event, John McGrath, from Laser-Cut
Planes, has developed two designs for
the new event. The Vanguard and Hawk
are both laser-cut kits and include
photo-illustrated instructions, all of the
required wood, a propeller, covering
material, and a rubber strip.
A winder is really the only additional
equipment required to get a person
started flying Indoor FF, and those can
be purchased from Laser-Cut Planes as
well. John can supply a quantity of kits
for your local club, school, or church
group building sessions.
Indoor No-Cal Short Kit
George Bredehoft, from Volaré
Products, has released a new laser-cut
short kit for those looking to make
Cessna 195 is a great subject for No-Cal,
with its clipped
wingtips and long
nose. The kit is
made with hand-selected wood to
keep the weight
down and includes
a set of laser-cut
to make a can-formed propeller.
Because it is
a short kit, the
modeler needs to
supply some of the wood and materials
to complete the build. The model uses a
solid motor stick and hobby shop-grade
wood with an approximate 6-pound
density. George also has tissue templates
for this model available for download on
his website, so you can print the coloring
and markings directly onto the tissue
using an ink-jet printer.
I have built and flown this model
and it flies great. My Turbo Cessna 195
weighs 5 grams and so far has flown a
time of more than 3: 30 in a gymnasium
on a loop of .095-inch rubber. I
completed a detailed build thread for
the aircraft. Links to the build can be
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