Don Kiryluk (10721 Staghound Tr., Zebulon NC 27597; email:
firstname.lastname@example.org) built his own version of Mark Rittenger’s
Super Sportwin, which was pictured on the cover of the June 2011
Model Aviation .
The motors are Turnigy D3542/6 with Turnigy Trust 55A ESCs.
Don uses electric retracts from Nitro Planes and wing cores by Bob
Hunt in his model. The covering is UltraCote. With full power, the
Super Sportwin shows 945 watts and 75 amps spinning 9 x 8 APC
Carl Schurenberg (7678 Oceola Ln., West Chester OH 45069; email:
email@example.com) built this Fokker D.VI from a Glenn Torrance kit.
The model spans 75 inches and weighs approximately 17 pounds. It
is powered by a Zenoah G- 26 and guided by Spektrum radio gear. Carl
covered his model in Balsa USA Lozengetex fabric.
Carl wrote: “The kit follows many of the construction designs of
the full-size plane, and hence, is not for the beginning modeler. It was
fun to build a somewhat different and unusual plane.”
Stuka Dive Bomber
Edward Niccum (3288 Stewert Dr., Darien IL 60561; email:
firstname.lastname@example.org) scratch-built this Junkers 87 Stuka Dive
Bomber with a working bomb drop.
Spanning 71 inches with a weight of 7. 5 pounds, the Stuka was
built from Royal-Marutaka plans. The construction is balsa and light
ply wood with MonoKote covering using a Saito . 72 for power. The
wheel pants are vacuum-formed plastic with light plywood internal
The bomb is made from balsa and light cardstock with an impact-activated buzzer in case it misses the field and winds up in the rough
surrounding Edward’s club field.
Tom White (1788 Plymouth Way, Sparks NV 89431; email:
email@example.com) wrote: “The Stagger Bi is a Phil Kraft design
from 1959 … I had to update the construction techniques to modern
day, but that was easy enough. The plans showed a solid 1/8 plywood
wing spar, sewn hinges, bellcranks to the ailerons, rubber-band wing
hold downs, and an upright engine with cheek cowls. It also had
Bonner Digimite servos drawn on the plans.
“I used the proven 1/4 spar top and bottom with shear webs
between the ribs on the wings. I inverted the Saito . 72 and built the
cowling and put a remote starter on it. The wings are covered with
aluminum Solar Film and the body is Cub-yellow MonoKote. The
cowl is painted. It doesn’t have retracts, but I put wheel covers on to
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