Brian Kelly (Issaquah, Washington; email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
scratch-built his own design of the Dopple Stik. Powered by two
Turnigy G- 60 500 Kv motors swinging 16 x 12 propellers and using a
Futaba 14SG with eight Hitec 645 servos, the Dopple Stik spans 6 feet
and weighs approximately 15. 5 pounds with two 5,000 mAh six-cell
“She flies beautifully and very fast!” Brian wrote. “When the flaps
drop, both rudders kick out as airbrakes—[there is] lots of creative
radio mixing. [It] looks similar to a P- 38 in flight—sounds really cool in
Brian’s granddaughter, Taylor, is shown at the Marymoor R/C Club
field at Marymoor Park in Redmond, Washington.
Mark Poulin’s (Auburn, Maine; email: email@example.com)
Utter Kaos was built from a kit by his father, “Shorty” Poulin. The
60-size Pattern aircraft sports an O.S. Max . 60. “It maneuvers well
and lands like a dream, settling in very nicely when power is cut,” he
The photo was taken at the Kennebec Valley Model Association
field in Sydney, Maine,
before the first flight. A Ziroli Saulnier Mark built in 2000 is also visible
in this photo.
William Landis (York, Pennsylvania; email: 01flyingbill@comcast.
net) became interested in the SweePee in August 1989 after it
appeared in Model Aviation magazine. He purchased the plans from
AMA. Slightly more than two years ago, William had a company in
Texas produce the ribs and the fuselage. The plans called for this
airplane to be glow powered, but he converted it to electric. His wife
chose the colors and he boasted that “they look excellent in the air!”
The electric motor is a BP Hobbies 3520-6; the battery is a five-cell
4,000 mAh LiPo.
“I finished it in June of 2015 and can now fly it. I probably have
about 15 flights on it so far. It flies great!” he wrote. William and
SweePee are shown at the York Area Radio Control Club field in York,
Ken Shockey (Sarasota, Florida; email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
did not have the rest of his U-Can-Do aircraft, so he decided to
make a flying wing, which turned out great and was lighter than the
original airplane. He noted, “It flies straight hands off and is easy to
control. I just had to move the center of gravity up farther on the wing
[because] it is from a .40-size plane, and I am using an O.S. . 46 two-stroke [engine] to power it.”
The photo was taken at the Sarasota R.C. Squadron flying field in
Florida. The club has approximately 300 members who fly electric,
glow, gas, and turbines on a 100 x 500-foot runway.
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