Walter Jensen (1267 S. 31st St., Manitowoc WI 54220; email:
firstname.lastname@example.org) scratch-built this SR- 71 from a
picture he enlarged to 200%.
The Blackbird is 6. 5 feet long and a Turnigy G60 400 Kv supplies
power turning a 14-inch propeller. Top speed on this model is 45 mph
and it handles well.
Sig Hog Bipe
Greg Wozney ( 5 Grove St., Waldwick NJ 07463; email:
email@example.com) shares his Sig Hog Bipe with readers.
The model, photographed by Doug Nasto, is a modified Hog
converted to electric power. It has a Skyshark Lightning 75 motor
and a 70-amp ESC. The Hog runs on six cells in series. Greg’s
modifications include a turtledeck and canopy, fiberglass cowl and
main gear, and redesigned tail feathers.
Four Star 40
Ryan Wheless (4683 S. House Rock Tr., Flagstaff AZ 86001; email:
firstname.lastname@example.org), age 9, and his dad, Jeff, built this Four Star 40. It
is their first build.
Ryan wrote: “It is a blast to fly and was a lot of fun to build. We got
a lot of advice from our fellow Flagstaff Flyers and Dereck Woodward.
The Four Star is a plane that will occupy us for a long time!
“It weighs 4. 8 pounds with all the gear and batteries on it. It runs
on an 860 Kv motor, 2 three-cell 3,800 mAh LiPos in series, and a 13 x 8
or 14 x 8 propeller, depending on our mood. We use a Futaba 7C radio
with it. It does rolls really well. It is a great plane!”
Ken Lawrence (2455 Grafton St., El Cajon CA 92020; email:
email@example.com) built this Curtiss-Wright C W- 1 Junior from AMA
Plans Service number 994.
The Junior weighs 40 ounces and has a 55-inch wingspan.
Power comes from an ElectriFly Rimfire . 10 with a Castle Creations
Thunderbird 36 ESC. An Airtronics RDS8000 with Hitec servos
controls the aircraft. The wings and horizontal tail surfaces of Ken’s
model are covered in silver 21st Century fabric and hunter-green
Krylon gloss was sprayed on the fuselage, fin, and rudder.
Ken used Williams Brothers plastic cylinders to make the dummy
engine and he hand cut all graphics from MonoKote trim sheets.
80 Model Aviation MARCH 2014