Nieuport 17 C. 1 Bobby Anderson ( 151 Redwood Ln., New Bern NC; email: firstname.lastname@example.org) began building this balsa Nieuport 17 C. 1 in May 2009. The model was completed and flown in November 2011. Bobby’s aircraft is guided by a JR radio with a Spektrum AR600 receiver and JR DS8411 servos. It is powered by a Zenoah G23 and provides enough power to “keep you flying comfortably without going too fast,” wrote Bobby. The Nieuport has pull-pull elevators and the rudder is covered with Aluminum Solartex with Top Flite LustreKote in Missile Red, Jet White, and Insignia Blue. The decals are by B&E Graphics. Bobby wrote: “The first flights were a bit of a learning curve and the aircraft requires lots of rudder input for coordinated turns. All in all, a great building and flying experience.”
1930s Classic Monocoupe
William Welle (1720 Kilpatrick Rd., Nokomis FL; email: billpaturs@
copper.net) has spent more than 70 years scratch-building model
He recently discovered foam core, paper-covered 20 x 39-inch
poster board. William used this to build and fly a test model: the 1930s
The framework and covering are poster board. It is finished with
poster paint and marker pens. Employing a smaller electric motor with
LiPo battery power, the Monocoupe averages 10-minute flights. With
an all-up weight of 13 ounces, this 48-inch wingspan model can be
flown in light wind conditions and presents a realistic-looking flight.
Stan Witkowski (1040 Barnegat Ln., Mantoloking NJ 08738; email:
email@example.com) submits these models on behalf of his friend Doug
Hoffman of Brick, New Jersey.
Stan wrote: “[Doug] has built hundreds of airplanes from
U-Control to RC. This effort shows three Sig Manufacturing Four-Stars. They are a 40, 60, and a 120. All were built from kits and are
superb. Doug also built Mooney planes from scratch.”
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ECOMRC PZL- 104 Wilga
Hal Marshall (Box 747, Farmington AR 72730; email: hmarshall@
hmarshall.net) completed this model in May 2012.
This Wilga spans 88. 5 inches and weighs 15. 2 pounds. It is
driven by a DLE 30 swinging a Xoar Axial 18 x 8 propeller.
Hal wrote: “With a few radio tweaks and mixes, the model flies
very scalelike from takeoff to landing. The unusual-looking landing
gear helps the plane stand out, especially at flying sites where
glider tugs are uncommon!”