7/27/11

July indoor flying

It has been about a year since my last indoor session.

I'm noticing some changes around good ole St Vincents...
sorry to see the massive old eucalyptus trees at the entrance fall.
New fences going up, new paint job on the gym, and new faces

in the club.
The membership may ebb & flow, but I think MAC will be
around forever.
And on to the flying....

Haoyang has built a fleet of interesting models.

He modified a Peck One-Night 16 into a Stuka.

His very stable flying wing.



This biplane is also from a One-Night 16.







Shows how much fun a little kit-bashing can be!





Dave brought this sleek looking Micro-X Hornet.
I once built the outdoor, 36"version, and when
I finally got it trimmed...it went O.O.S.!




Jim was developing his Bostonian design. It flies very well on
winglets and no dihedral.



He calls it "Pelophylax", which I believe is some sort of
tree frog with psychoactive properties.

video
A riveting flight sequence.



Mike's amazing F7F. Structure is 1/32 balsa, covering
is condenser paper. He says it weighs in at under 7
grams!


The Broussard MH1521 was a suggested group build for peanut scale. Mike has thrown down the gauntlet...anyone need the plan?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mike's amazing F7F. How did get the condenser paper so tight and what he spray it with?

Lead6424 said...

Well, I've got to say the camera was very kind, and it's actually not as smooth and tight as it looks. I tried to leave it a little loose to avoid warps. That said, what I did was tape the condenser paper to a frame and pre shrink it with water. Then cut small pieces to apply to the airframe. I did not shrink it on the plane, as the spructure is pretty delicate. It took a lot of pieces to get it smooth. There's a lot of compounds curves there. The finish is dark blue Floquil dusted on with an airbrush. Hope that helps!
-Mike