Minion Air Force
Stanley Wagner (Fontana, California; email: stan7720@sbcglobal.
net) assembled this Minion Air Force. Stanley wrote: “The Flying
Minions on the left and right are based on the GWS Flying Pizza kits.
The SlowMin in the middle is a GWS Slow Stick. All of the planes
are powered with Grayson Hobby motors and ESCs and Tactic radio
Kurt Selbert (email: email@example.com) built this Howard
DGA- 3 Pete from RCM Plans. Covered in Solartex, painted with
latex, and powered by a Syssa 30cc gas engine, the Pete weighs
in at 18 pounds. The kit and graphics were from Lazer Works, and
email support from designer David Anderson helped Kurt complete
“It was my first (and probably last) scratch-build and as such,
was a steep learning curve,” wrote Kurt.
Dan Bogdan (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) built this G&P Sales
PBN Nomad. The Nomad spans 102 inches and weighs 21 pounds.
It is powered by two O.S. 65AX engines. The retractable pontoons
are Robart retracts controlled by Hitec servos and two Futaba mini
servos for the engines.
The body is molded fiberglass and the wings are foam core with
two layers of 1.5-ounce fiberglass cloth and resin, and finished with
latex paint. The cowls and nacelles are premolded fiberglass. The
decals are from Callie Graphics.
It took Dan two years to build the PBN Nomad.
Gonzalo Bures (Puerto Rico; email: email@example.com)
built his Bristol F.2B from Kalderen and Welch Model Airplanes.
This World War I biplane spans 94 inches. A Saito 150 engine
turns an 18 x 6 propeller. Guidance comes from a nine-channel
Futaba radio with the elevator and rudder controlled through scale
The model includes a scale cockpit kitted by Kalderen and
Welch, with all internal items, including a full-body pilot and gunner.
All flying wires are utilized and required for flight.
85 Model Aviation DECEMBER 2015