things that go
flying is your
forte, fly to
and email your
guess to the
author at the
at the beginning
of this column.
The mystery airplane prize is digital plans for this Peanut No-Cal Velie Monocoupe. It only spans 13
inches, but it’s a fine flier.
overhead. Talk about a pleasant way to
spend a day!
Promoting our hobby by showing
interested kids and adults how we
construct a flying model was quite
satisfying. A batch of the finished model
airplanes was donated to the museum—
each in a tidy storage box.
Mystery Airplane Contest
You can win digital plans for that
same Peanut No-Cal Velie Monocoupe
model by guessing the mystery
airplane. The prototype flies well. We
demonstrated it in the museum atrium
Only the nose of the mystery
airplane is shown this time. It’s an easy
one to identify, so don’t expect any
hints about this famous and popular
aircraft. You can use my email address
at the beginning of this column to send
me your guess. I’ll email the plans right
back to you. If you are stumped, ask
and I’ll send you the plans anyway.
Battery Storage Update
More comments about containment
methods for LiPo batteries have come in.
Many modelers have favorite containers
for storing and charging these cells.
There are a variety of opinions and
viewpoints about which type of box,
bag, or can is best.
The issue is that failed or damaged
LiPo battery packs are capable of
releasing their energy in a violent, fiery
way. Although this rarely happens, the
consequences can be serious if the fire is
not properly contained.
94 Model Aviation DECEMBER 2016 www.ModelAviation.com
SAFETY COMES FIRST