Kevin Dahlhausen ( email@example.com) of Cleveland sent in this photo of his Pat Tritle- designed Eastbourne Monoplane.
“This is my first build,” he wrote. “The plane flies very slowly
and its gearbox makes the most wonderful engine sound.”
The 46.5-inch wingspan model has a wing area of 321
square inches, with an all-up weight of 13. 6 ounces and a
wing loading of 6. 1 ounces. Kevin used an Easy Star 400 in
a Mini Olympus gearbox for power.
A Nikon D40 was Kevin’s camera of choice for this
photo. The image was shot with an ISO of 200 and f-stop
of f/10 at 1/400 second.
Email your high-resolution “Viewfinder” photo and a short note
telling the airplane or helicopter story to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit www.modelaviation.com/viewfinder.
171 Model Aviation MAY 2014