Mike Welshans is proud of the Piper he
built for September’s FAC Outdoor Champs
One-Design event. Welshans photo.
Reproductions, he enlarged them to a
For the correct decalage, Bill used the
McCombs book Making Scale Model
Airplanes Fly. The top wing has 1° less
incidence than the lower wing. The
fuselage is covered with Polyspan light
and the rest is Peck Japanese tissue with
domestic tissue for the red trim. The
dope is non-tautening nitrate.
Bill plans to start trimming with four
strands of 1/8-inch rubber hooked to a
hand-carved Hamilton Standard 8-inch
propeller. The model weighs 37 grams
without the motor.
Comet Piper Cub
Mike Welshans has completed his
Piper Cub from Comet plans for the
FAC Outdoor Champs this September.
See more photos, download the plans,
and check out a source for the kit on the
Cloudbusters website. Go to the “Plans
and Scale Docs” page.
Uniflow Nylon Tank
I was monitoring the 049Collectors
group on Yahoo and noted a post by
Orv Ulm of Gizmo Geezer products.
Orv needed a 1-ounce tank for a 1/2A
CL model and was able to generate a
uniflow nylon tank complete with vents
using a 3-D printer. Whether he decides
to generate these commercially remains
to be seen, but it’s a possibility.
Walter Legan, a retired engineer,
is recruiting former engineers to his
of his group is
building his Flying Star Catapult Glider.
The address of Walter’s website, which
has a link to the video, is in “Sources.”
Cloudbusters Model Airplane Club
Flying Stars Model Aviation
137 Model Aviation MAY 2014