Hangar 9 D.VII ARF
Bryan Baumer (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) finished rescheming
this Hangar 9 60-size D.VII ARF in the summer of 2016. He powered it
with an E-flite Power 90 motor swinging an 18 x 6 World War I-style
laminated propeller from Xoar. He also included a MrRCSound
system and LED machine guns.
The lozenge pattern is hand stenciled with hand-sprayed acrylic
over the stock covering. Rip tape was made from Solartex sprayed
with the same pattern, stripped, and ironed into place.
“The scheme is from a well-known lineup photograph of Jasta
Boelcke, in the assumed colors of the accomplished German ace
Paul Bäumer, who I happen to share a last name with,” Bryan wrote.
Stan Zdon’s (Coon Rapids, Minnesota; email: email@example.com)
Balsa USA Nieuport 28C is 1/4 scale and boasts 147th Aero Squadron
markings. Covered with Solartex and oversprayed with Krylon matte
finish, its graphics are from Callie Graphics.
The Nieuport 28C is powered by a Saito 150 engine and controlled
by a Spektrum radio. Stan also used bungee landing gear. At the time
of this writing, Stan had four flights on the 14-pound airplane and
stated that no extra weight was needed.
James Butler (Saint Albans, West Virginia; email: butler_james@
msn.com) dressed up his Dynam WACO YMF- 5 as the Pepsi Travel
Air skywriting biplane. James’ airplane is an EPO foamie that he
covered with Oracal vinyl film and decorated with decals from Callie
Graphics. The electric-powered WACO has a 50-inch wingspan.
James took this photo after the aircraft’s maiden flight at the
Mountaineer Radio Control Flying Club in Tornado, West Virginia.
Valerie, a twin vertical-tail canard pusher with tricycle landing
gear, was built by Jonathan Hoffman (Nashua, New Hampshire;
email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Sporting two carbon-fiber booms and
carbon-fiber landing gear, it also has sheeted wings, and stick-built
tails and canard surfaces.
Valerie is equipped with an 800 Kv brushless outrunner motor,
a 45-amp ElectriFly ESC with a 10-amp BEC, a 30C four-cell 2,250
mAh LiPo battery, a 9 x 6 pusher propeller, six servos, and a Castle
Creations four-capacitor CapPack to smooth out the current.
“At slow speeds, she is a great flier,” Jonathan wrote. “The
additional lift from the canard gets her in the air fast, and with the
throttle completely cut, she just wants to stay in the air. At higher
speeds, she becomes very sensitive in pitch. I am slowly moving the
[center of gravity] forward to try and dampen the high-speed pitch.”
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