In addition to bringing a bag full of ballast, Cub
Master Mike staffed the taping station like an
Scouts and fathers worked intently side by side. Durable construction and easy flight
trimming contribute to the success of the FPG- 9 in crowded flying sites.
build a Lufthansa airliner. Riley had
already drawn his design on the flat
center of a plate and was ready to
start cutting. I offered little guidance,
save suggesting he go bigger and work
with the flats from a handful of plates.
The only “expert” knowledge I offered
We placed his completed airframe at
roughly the right point on our calibrated
pencil—laid flat on the roll of masking
tape—and I had him slide a penny back
and forth until it balanced.
AROUND THE PATCH