Fred Mulholland (Tampa, Florida; email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
wrote that his 52-inch wingspan Luscombe Silvaire was built from a
Pat Tritle kit and is powered by an electric outrunner motor.
“[It] takes off and flies with a realistic touch,” he stated.
Modified Dirty Bird
Dave Kern (email: email@example.com) is the secretary and
historian for the Fort Wayne Flying Circuits in Indiana. One of
the club’s members, Guy Hammer, has scratch-built a number of
airplanes, and is a regular at the airfield, helping other pilots with
Dave wrote: “Guy Hammer is a modest man with no computer
experience or email. I am submitting a picture and commentary for
him. I have attached a photo to give one of our outstanding members
Guy’s 55-inch wingspan airplane is his own design. The wing
construction used modified Dirty Bird plans with symmetrical ribs for
aerobatics. Power is from an O.S. . 46 two-stroke engine with a 10 x
8 propeller. The eagle symbol on the tail is the mascot for the eagles
that can be seen soaring over the Flying Circuits flying field.
Geoff Severud (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) completed his
aircraft in two months, with interruptions by other projects. This
1/8-scale Ansaldo A1 kit comes from Manzano Laser Works and
was designed by Peter Rake. It weighs 32 ounces and is powered by
an E-flite Park 480 910 Kv motor, with a Turnigy Thrust 45-amp ESC
swinging a Master Airscrew 11 x 7.5E propeller. The LiPo battery is a
3S 2,200 mAh.
The roundels are from Callie Graphics and the pilot came from
Maxford USA. Geoff airbrushed and hand painted the rest of the
Dynaflite PT- 19
Dave Agar’s (email: email@example.com) PT- 19 is built from
an old Dynaflite kit. Powered with a Saito 150 engine, it uses Hitec
servos and Futaba flight gear for control. The PT- 19 is covered in
Solartex, painted with Latex paint, and is clear coated.
“She is a good flyer with no bad tendencies,” Dave wrote.
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