Balsa USA’s newest offering
is the 1/4-scale Junkers D-I
Max Moxey’s 210-inch wingspan
electric-powered B-17G is built
from blue foam.
Welcome back! This year is coming to an end and thoughts of the 2016 building and flying season spark the imagination. It’s a good time to focus on
maintenance or repair before our aircraft are put away for
the season. Of course, those who are lucky enough to live in
climates conducive to year-round flying merely need a little
downtime to do the same.
As always, I take this opportunity to wish you and yours a
happy and healthy holiday season, along with a magnificent
RC new year.
In this month’s
column, I have
a selection of
their Giant Scale
creations that I
his enormous 210-
electric-powered B-17G bomber. The bomber was built by
Max and his dad, Victor, using sheets of blue foam cut with
a hot wire to form the 75 or so layers of foam that create the
fuselage and all of the ribs for the wing and tail surfaces.
The model was covered with 1/8-inch underlayment foam
that is typically used in floating floor applications. The result
is a super-large model that only weighs 54 pounds, including
the four Turnigy 110 motors and 6S 4,400 mAh LiPo battery
packs used to power each one. The motors spin Falcon three-blade propellers.
You can visit Max’s
website, Monster Foamies,
listed in “Sources,” to see
a video about the model’s
Balsa USA Junkers D-I
Balsa USA, of Marinette,
Wisconsin, has a new offering
in its wonderful lineup of
World War I aircraft, but it
doesn’t have the ubiquitous
second or third wing.
A variety of Giant Scale aircraft
by Sal Calvagna
115 Model Aviation DECEMBER 2015