Twin Somethin’ Extra Louie Stark (1811 Jackie Rd., Kronewetter WI 54455; email: email@example.com) built this Sig Somethin’ Extra from a kit and extra fuselage. The horizontal stabilizer and the center wing section were custom built. It is powered by twin O.S. .50s with a 3° outthrust set on each engine. Seven servos are used with unlimited power. When one ngine quit, Louie did not notice until flying an upline. Landings are smooth and predictable with one engine or two. This is Louie’s new favorite airplane.
Cheyenne Thunder Tiger
Douglas Pfaff (271 Salmon Dr. NE, Palm Bay FL 32906) scratch-built this Cheyenne Thunder Tiger from his own plans.
The model is constructed from balsa, silk, and dope. The
landing gear and tail wheel are homemade. It uses a Thunder Tiger
. 37 nitro engine. The model has 40mm cannons, working position
lights, flashing strobe lights, and rotating red beacons.
Clay Carter (1530 Oak Orchard Rd., Waterport NY 14571; email:
firstname.lastname@example.org) and another club member built this old Ace
4-60 that was donated to the Pine Hill Raiders R/C Flying Club.
The wingspan is 70 inches with an O.S. .70FS for power and Futaba
gear provides guidance. All the covering and graphics were done with
Hobby King covering. The bottoms of the wings were covered with
matching red and yellow checkerboard.
“This plane flies as good as it looks!” wrote Clay.
Heinz R. Brandt (43565 Balmore Ct., Indio CA 92201; email:
email@example.com) built this Low Voltage from plans from the July
1987 issue of Model Aviation.
The model was updated with an outrunner motor, light weight
electronic components, a functional rudder, and tricycle landing gear.
Heinz omitted the cockpit and made more room for the extra servo and
easier battery access. The canopy is made from t wo pieces of a clear
plastic bottle. The 2012 Low Voltage weighs less than 19 ounces with
an Alpha 400 motor, 18-amp ESC, 800 mAh LiPo, and four lightweight
Heinz wrote: “The ‘new’ Low Voltage is a beautiful, classic-looking
airplane, both on the ground and in the air. It leaps off the runway, yet
is very stable and responsive.”
AUGUST 2013 www.ModelAviation.com