Fred Cronenwett’s (Manchester, Missouri; email: clscale7@gmail.
com) Control Line (CL) Scale model was scratch-built from his own
plans. With a 25-inch wingspan, the model is powered using a Fox . 35
“The model is flown in our local CL Speed contests here in the St.
Louis area using the local Fox 35 Speed club rules,” Fred wrote. “The
design of this model was inspired by models that are currently flown by
John Moll, Jason Pearson, and Bill Hughes in the same event.”
Fred utilized solid balsa, covered in 3/4-ounce fiberglass cloth with
Z-Poxy finishing resin. It features a single, original Veco wheel. Flown
on 60-foot solid lines with a .016-diameter, this model is timed from a
standing start for 14 laps.
Top Flite P- 51
Mariusz Ostasz (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) received his Almost-Ready-to- Cover Top Flite P- 51 Mustang mostly primed. He fiberglassed
it and painted it in a German “captured” scheme.
Mariusz painted the aircraft with latex paint, weathered it with
acrylics and enamels, and clear-coated it with Rust-Oleum flat spray.
The nomenclature was from a Messerschmitt Bf 109.
The P- 51 is powered by a Desert Aircraft DA- 50 and Bennett
muffler, spinning a Xoar 22 x 10 propeller. Mariusz also used Robart
retracts, Futaba 3305 servos, and a Sahara regulator with two LiPo
batteries powering a JR 1221 receiver. Ready-to-fly weight is 24. 5
Mariusz wrote, “[It] flies great and it stands out from the crowd.
Someone called it [a] Bf 51 Messerschtang.”
Larry A. Nieman (Clemmons, North Carolina; email: lnieman@triad.
rr.com) submitted this photo of his first scratch-built model from his
own hand-drawn, full-size plans. The aircraft was aptly named Double
The Double Trouble’s total wingspan is 152 inches. Power is
provided through two O.S. FS26 four-stroke engines, while control
is handled with t wo Hitec 72 MHz receivers (one for each fuselage)
and nine Hitec servos (the center wing section has a payload release
Larry noted that before covering it with MonoKote, Double Trouble
came in at 8 pounds. The total weight after covering was 9. 2 pounds.
The Aeronca Arco, built from Radio Control Modeler plans, was
designed to be a sport, 40-size glow-powered aircraft. Gordon Collyer
(email: email@example.com) made several changes to the Arco,
increasing the resemblance to the full-scale Aeronca L aircraft and
converting it to electric power.
Modifications included a larger-diameter cowl ring, clear cockpit,
larger wheel spats, and a more scalelike rudder. Gordon extended the
nose by an inch to balance the airplane with a RimFire . 32 motor, 4S
4,350 mAh LiPo power system, and a 13 x 8 propeller.
“Aside from attention to the throttle during landing, the model flies
very well with short takeoffs and very good speed and steep climbs
under power,” Gordon noted. “With an average of 75% throttle, flight
times are about 8 minutes, with a minute or so of reserve.”
68 Model Aviation MAY 2016