The Mountain Lion is a great flier and
suitable for school model-building
projects. Photo provided by John
McGrath and Laser-Cut Planes.
Scale events during the last several AMA
Nats. They manage to squeeze in a little
flying as well.
Mike built a cute Dime Scale Gadfly
from plans featured in the January 2015
It’s been quite a while since I
mentioned MaxFax, the newsletter of
the DC Maxecuters. The last issue of
MaxFax in 2015 marked the end of
many years of an excellent editorship
by Stew Meyers, who will be assuming
editorship of the Flying Aces Club News.
It also marked the first issue produced
by the new editor, Dave Mitchell.
I had the pleasure of meeting Dave at
an FAC Nats in Muncie, Indiana, more
than a decade ago. Dave was early in
that time. It
has been fun
to the point
where he is
a threat in
articles and having been a Scale FF
columnist for Flying Models magazine. I
know he will do a great job for MaxFax.
Contact information for the club and
newsletter is in “Sources.”
In his first issue of MaxFax, Dave
featured a CAD update of the old
Comet IL- 2 Stormovik plans. The
original plans had a number of errors
and distortions that had crept in
throughout the years from being copied
and recopied. Dave’s plans are as clean
as a whistle—straight and true. He
included plenty of information about the
full-scale aircraft, which was the most-produced aircraft of World War II.
There was also an interesting article
about a model-building program for
school kids. One of the models used
in the project was the Mountain Lion,
a stick-and-tissue model with the
reputation of being a great flier. In fact, a
couple of them were lost during one of
the flying sessions with the kids.
Scott Richlen provided excellent
advice about a gluing technique for
anyone tutoring a child’s building class.
124 Model Aviation MAY 2016