Keith Zimmerly and his huge Curtiss Standard J- 1 Zimm’s
Keith’s unique aircraft makes a low pass. The model sports 16-inch bicycle tires
and a 36-inch propeller.
visit the Vailly Aviation website.
PA- 12 Super Cruiser and J- 4
Randy Smithheisler of Edgewood,
Washington, built both of these
immaculate models. The first is a 1/4-scale
Piper PA- 12 Super Cruiser with a 108-
inch wingspan. Randy built it in 1996
Piper PA- 12 was one of the first electric-powered models to win a trophy at
the AMA Nats (1997) and a U.S. Scale
Masters Association (USSMA) qualifier
Randy’s second model is a 1/4-scale
J- 4 Cub Coupe that was built using
the wing from a Sig Manufacturing kit
and a fuselage built from Paul Matt
three-views. This model has competed
in eight USSMA championships, but
field on Sunday afternoons.
Both models are powered by a geared
Astro Flight 90 brushed motor using an
11S Hyperion LiPo pack. Nice work,
Curtiss Standard J- 1
Keith Zimmerly, of Hamilton
Township, New Jersey, is well known
for building extremely large models.
This time, Keith has gone over the
top with his latest project, a 1/2-scale
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