Keith Adams (Gillette, Wyoming; email: keith.adams@bresnan.
net) scratch-built this Carl Goldberg Junior Falcon from the plans of
an original kit. This adds to his collection of Goldberg models that
includes a scratch-built Falcon 56 and a Twin Engine Skylark.
Powered by an O.S. . 10, the model is covered in red Super
MonoKote and trimmed with black and white LustreKote pinstripes. It
flies on three channels and has a new Futaba Skysport 4 2. 4 GHz radio
with small Hitec servos. Steerable nose gear helps it handle well on
the ground, and it has a nice, slow rise off the ground in roughly a
Chris Padham (AMA #618609) built this model from a Top Flite
Contender kit. Not satisfied with the profile of the fuselage, Chris
performed a mild kitbash.
He made a new top block for the fuselage, which was rounded into
what Chris considered a more pleasing appearance. The bottom of
the aft fuselage was also changed to a simple strake. Chris had a P- 51
canopy on hand that fit the contour of the new top profile, and it was
added. The remainder of the build was stock.
All surfaces are covered with Polyspan and finished with Klass Kote
primer and paint. Power comes from an E-flite Power . 46 supplied by
a 5S 5,000 mAh LiPo battery. Battery and motor access are through a
removable cowl and top hatch secured with small magnets.
Avia S- 92
Dr. Peter Nazaroff (Deerfield Beach, Florida; email: drpeter33@
mac.com) dedicated this model to his late uncle, John Vrbinar, of
Emergency Unit 1 of the New York Police Department. John, of
Czechoslovakian descent, served with honor for more than 35 years.
The aircraft is an Avia S- 92 turbine circa 1946 from the Czech
Republic. Peter took a radio-controlled Messerschmitt Me 262 and
modified it to be the Avia S- 92. It has a wingspan of 52. 5 inches with
a length of 43 inches. The t wo 72 mm EDFs, 60-amp ESCs, LiPos, and
nine-channel receiver are all from Turnigy.
“My uncle built with me my first gasoline-powered GHQ-motored
U-Control aircraft in 1952,” Peter wrote.
Phoenix 5 EP
John S. Kopcha (Mingo Junction, Ohio; email: jkopcha@comcast.
net) wrote: “What would Don Lowe say? Phoenix 5 has gone
The Phoenix’s flying weight is 6. 75 pounds with a 6S 5,000 mAh
22.2-volt LiPo pack. The aircraft is pulled through the air by a Scorpion
S-4020-8 brushless motor, turning an APC 11 x 7E propeller at 13,900
rpm. Flying time is 8 minutes with enough battery reserve to make
several landing attempts.
JR and Spektrum equipment is used to control the model.
Construction is a foam-core wing covered with 1/16-inch balsa and
Lite Ply aircraft wood. The model is covered with UltraCote.
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