Terry Hamilton (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) built this P- 51
Mustang and covered it in Tuskegee Red Tail Squadron colors.
The Mustang flies utilizing laminar flow air, just like the full-scale
version that was designed by the North American Aviation Company
in 1940. Terry wrote: “To achieve laminar flow air over wings
designed for RC aircraft, I needed a new approach to the wing design.
You can see the oval diskettes on each wing of the P- 51. These oval
diskettes are designed to fly like a circular disk and have uniform
cross sections that ensure laminar flow air and improve the P- 51
performance, just like the original aircraft design.
“Recently, I performed at Pearl Harbor’s Biggest Little Air Show
here in Hawaii. The photograph was taken in front of the Pearl Harbor
Airfield Tower. The aircraft is a Hangar 9 P- 51 Mk II flying on an E-flite
electric 46 motor with my hand-built oval diskette wings, which have
their own US Patent number: 8382040.”
T- 28 Trojan
Jim Deutsch (Punta Gorda, Florida) built his YAT-28E Trojan from a
Tri-R model kit.
The Trojan is covered with balsa and fiberglass cloth. It has a Saito
four-stroke engine and features a scale exhaust, retracts, and scale
gear. Jim finished it with all of the rivets and panel lines.
A JR radio controls the YAT-28E Trojan.
Joshua Orchard (email: email@example.com) completed this
scale project in roughly 30 months.
The 1/6-scale O- 1 Tummelisa was built from an Aerodrome RC
laser-cut kit. Electric power is by a Tacon Bigfoot 25 with a Dynam
60-amp ESC with SBEC, swinging a Xoar World War I Scimitar 16 x 6
propeller. The battery is 3S 4,000 mAh.
Joshua installed mechanical aileron differential. The Aerodrome
RC forum was a great help in sorting out issues. The full-scale aircraft
itself has a great safety record, boasting no pilots ever killed during
an era when flying was quite hazardous.
Chris Forbes (Burbank, California; email: mrbitchen@rocketmail.
com) built this Control Line Aerobatics aircraft from a Top Flite Bob
Gieseke Nobler kit.
This was Chris’ first attempt at building a “20-pointer,” meant to
score well in appearance judging. It is powered by a Brodak . 40 engine
and Sig dope was used for the finish.
Chris used a CAD program for the vinyl paint mask to make the
Spiderman webbing on the top and bottom wing and tail feathers.
Spiderman is at the controls.
The Nobler was entered in the Vintage Stunt Championships in
Tucson, Arizona, and it received the Spirit of ’ 64 award and was runner-up for the Pilots’ Choice Concourse award in the Classic division.
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