Hangar 9 CAP 232
Sam Maples (Little Rock, Arkansas; email: deadmeataircraft@
gmail.com) sent in this photo of his Hangar 9 CAP 232. It has a
98-inch wingspan and uses a BME 102 twin engine with a 26 x 10
propeller. A Spektrum DX8 transmitter and AR8000 receiver control
Sam noted that the airplane flies great and is a go-where-you-point-it aircraft that weighs approximately 22 pounds. The photo
was taken at one of the two flying fields at which Sam flies, near
Little Rock, Arkansas.
Al Koller’s (Elk Grove, Illinois) aircraft is a 40-year-old modified
Taurus from Model Airplane News plans. It was built using leftover
wood, while the foam for the wing was found in a packing crate. The
pilot is a Ping-Pong ball.
The wing is sheeted balsa using DAP Weldwood water-based
contact cement and painted with Cooper aircraft dope. The hinges
are figure-eight stitches (before plastic hinges). Al noted that the
66-inch clipped wing, fin, and stabilizer were all of his own design.
The flying weight of the Taurus is 5. 5 pounds. It’s powered by an O.S.
46FX engine and controlled with a Futaba T6XA radio.
“After sitting on the shelf for 40 years, it will finally fly this spring,”
Stingray and Super Sportster EP
Ashwath Nityanandan (Newark, Delaware; email: ashnitya@msn.
com) calls this photo of his Aeroworks Stingray and Great Planes
Super Sportster EP Dawn Patrol.
“As my kids outgrew their table-tennis table, I pressed it into
service as a makeshift hangar,” Ashwath wrote. “The Super
Sportster is my anchor—the smoothest-flying sport plane ever. The
Stingray takes a lot more concentration!”
Ken Matthys (Highland, Indiana; email: email@example.com)
built this Spacewalker from a Sig Manufacturing kit. It has an EME55
motor with an electric starter and a Sullivan smoke pump. It is
covered with Coverite fabric and MonoKote trim colors. Ken uses a
Spektrum eight-channel receiver with Hitec HS 5645MG servos.
It has a 104-inch wingspan and weighs 23. 6 pounds dry. Ken
noted that the Spacewalker, with its three-piece wing, fits in his two-door Kia. “It flies like a giant trainer, but will also perform aerobatic
maneuvers,” he wrote.
Ken is pictured holding the airplane at the Suburban AeroClub
flying field in Illinois.
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