Flying season and RC Giants projects
by Sal Calvagna
Welcome back. Because this is the August issue of MA, I can safely say that our members
in all 50 states should be enjoying
the flying season. Take advantage and
participate in a local flying event. Renew
some old friendships and make some
I’m featuring is a new product from
Williams Brothers Model Products, and
I’ll share a few interesting RC Giants
Williams Brothers Wheels
Williams Brothers Model Products
has some exciting news for 1/3-scale
British World War I aircraft builders.
The company’s newest offering is WW
I Palmer-style wheels, or as the English
would say, “tyres.”
These wheels are 9. 2 inches (233mm)
in diameter, have a 2.3-inch (58mm)
axle width, and weigh 1 pound, 2 ounces
per wheel. The tire comes with Olite-lubricated bushings with 3/8-inch ID. The
1/2-inch ID bushings can be purchased
separately. The price is $99.95 per pair.
The rubber is a grayish color to
replicate the original color. Water-slide
Palmer decals are included. For more
information, visit the Williams Brothers
Model Products website listed in
and Nil Patel
Design L- 39
Left: This is the
of the L- 39.
L- 39 is a Czech-built, high-performance jet
L- 39 Albatros
Shailesh Patel of Eureka, California,
is pictured with his son, Nil, and his
large Tomahawk Design L- 39 Albatros.
Shailesh belongs to the Humboldt Aero
is 1: 3. 5 scale.
It is 136 inches
long with a 105-
Weighing in at
50 pounds, the
is offering its newly
British WW I Palmer-style wheels.
by a JetCat P-200 turbine engine and
is controlled by a Futaba 14MZ radio.
The Albatros features speed brakes,
wingtip and landing lights, and is
painted with Spies Hecker paint in
the scale color scheme of a privately
owned, full-scale L- 39.
The full-scale L- 39 first flew in 1969.
Its rugged, simple design is suited for
all climate conditions. It is easy to
maintain and reliable.
Its turbofan engine with low fuel
consumption made it an ideal aircraft
to operate from unimproved fields.
The L- 39’s excellent handling qualities
made it one of the best training jets in
For more information about the
L- 39, visit the Tomahawk Design
website listed in “Sources.”
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