Lance Verbanac’s (Denver, Colorado; email: lvdenver@comcast.
net) Fokker D.VII was scratch-built from Model Airplane News
plans. The aircraft is powered by an O.S. 56FS engine, which Larry
says gives it plenty of power even at his high-altitude flying field, the
Denver R/C Eagles at Cherry Creek State Park.
Larry noted that he also designed the color scheme, which is done
entirely in MonoKote covering.
Easy 200, Version 2.0
Tony Tullos (Vicksburg, Mississippi; email: ttullos8183@gmail.
com) purchased his Easy 200, Version 2.0 from a fellow club member
who built it 20 years earlier. He decided to modify and re-cover it,
removing the bottom wing, bolting a Saito FA-90R3 engine to the
firewall, and installing an onboard, on-demand glow system that
reduced 8. 4 volts to provide 1. 5 volts per plug. A Tactic TTX850
transmitter and Tactic TR624 receiver are used for control.
Tony noted that the Easy 200, Version 2.0 flies well and the sound
of the small radial is awesome. “The engine/plane combination is
always an attention-getter.”
P- 41 Warhorse
The P- 41 Warhorse that Jerry Aiello (Clinton Township, Michigan;
email: email@example.com) submitted is a modified Hobby Lobby
(now Hobby Express) Funster that he built from the kit. Jerry wrote,
“I combined the looks of two of my favorite warbirds—the nose and
cockpit shape of the P- 40 Warhawk, with the tail shapes of the P- 51
Jerry wrote that the O.S. FS- 70 Surpass four-stroke engine that
powers the Warhorse is the most reliable and sweetest-running
aircraft that he has ever owned. The Shark’s mouth and eyes were
painted onto the airplane, while the tricycle landing gear makes it
handle as well on the ground as in the air.
“I crashed it one too many times and the fuselage finally got
beyond repair,” Jerry reported, “but I still have the wing and tail
section, so I may build another fuse for it sometime.”
Henry Tong’s (Riverside, California; email: tong157h97@sbcglobal.
net) Nieuport 28 is a Peter Rake design and was scratch-built from
modified plans that were published in Flying Scale Models.
The model was drawn as a 36-inch rudder/elevator aircraft using
a geared 400 electric motor. Henry modified the plans by changing
the airfoil to a Clark YSM, altering the lower wing to include ailerons,
extending the nose by 1 inch to help the balance problem that many
early aircraft had, changing the motor to a brushless Turnigy 2826-10,
and powering it with a 3S 1,800 LiPo battery.
“The model flies smoothly and is capable of mild aerobatics—kind
of like the real thing,” Harry wrote.
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