Louis Goldberg’s (Jackson, Tennessee) one-of-a-kind, post-World
War II fighter is an original creation, built from a Fokker Fw 190 wing and
a North American P- 51 fuselage—an NA-FW 241.
Louis noted, “If I say how perfect it flies [that] is an understatement.
No wing drop at any speed. [It flies] 100 mph and out of sight vertical!”
Louis’ 8-pound creation is powered by a . 90 two-stroke engine with
retracts and flaps.
Bob Haglock’s (St. Clairsville, Ohio; email: email@example.com) Top
Flight Cessna 310 is powered by twin O.S. 55AX engines. It has Robart
retracts with a down-and-locked electric conversion. Bob plans to
convert it to gas power and he noted that it flies like a Pattern airplane.
Bob’s 4-year-old grandson, Cooper, is shown in the photo. Bob wrote
that that Cooper loves hanging out in his shop and at the RC field and he
is “a future model aviator!”
The CAP 232 that Ken Hanawalt (Mason City, Iowa; email: hanawalt@
netins.net) built, started life as a shark-mouthed Hangar 9 Sport 40 CAP
232. It was Ken’s first purchase when he returned to the hobby after a
Severe elevator flutter and a resulting crash destroyed the wing
and damaged the fuselage. A new foam-core wing was built and Ken
intended to repair the fuselage. Closer examination revealed that there
was too much damage to the fuselage for it to effectively be repaired, so
he constructed a new fuselage using some of the old parts including the
canopy, aft turtledeck, cowl, elevator, rudder, and wheel pants from the
The inspiration for the paint scheme was a Breitling CAP using
graphics from Callie Graphics. New carbon-fiber elevator pushrods
fixed the flutter issue, and pull-pull on the rudder offers precise control.
Power is an Enya . 90 four-stroke engine, giving excellent performance to
the 7.5-pound airplane.
Tony Kummerow (Estill Springs, Tennessee) received this Cub as a
prize at his local flying field’s electric fun-fly event. He reworked the
wingtips from rounded to square and added winglets. The airplane was
covered in old, brittle transparent yellow covering, so Tony re-covered
it with Missile Red and Jet White MonoKote. He stated that this was his
second covering job, and his first one with angles.
The Cub has a 53-inch wingspan and is powered by a brushless
motor swinging a 9 x 6 propeller with a three-cell 1,300 mAh LiPo battery
pack. Tony uses a Spektrum DX7 radio with a Spektrum four-channel
receiver for guidance.
“It loves to cruise at half throttle,” he wrote. “Since I [rebuilt] the
airplane, I call it the FrankenCub.”
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