Hot news from Engine Clinic columnist Clarence Lee: we’ve just received word that O.S. has a new 3ci, 4-cylinder, inline 4-stroke engine under development: the IL-300. Three prototypes have been built and the engine is scheduled for release in July 06, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of O.S. Engines. Specs include a 25.8mm bore, 24mm stroke and 50.2cc displacement (.306.2ci). Not exactly a lightweight, the engine weighs a tad over 5 pounds and swings props in the 18×8 to 20×10 range.
Designed by Keith Sparks, this OV-1 Mohawk will be the featured construction plan in the December issue of Model Airplane News. The 59-inch-span model is powered by twin Axi 2808/24s and uses traditional wood construction, with formed canopy and nacelles available from the designer.
Some of the best scale models in the U.S. are competing at the Scale Nationals in Muncie, IN, August 3 – 6. If you can’t be there in person this weekend, check out the online coverage from senior tech editor Gerry Yarrish at Radio Control Zone
This 4-foot-span plane from Multiplex is a new breed of 3D foamy! Made of extremely durable Elopar foam, it has two-piece wing for easy transportation and access to the aileron servos. It also features a molded-in air tunnel through the fuselage to keep the motor, ESC and battery cool.
MRC is now shipping the venerable Sceadu Evo .50 as a 120n=left> STS Kevlar/neoprene drive belt Dual support tail slider Shaft drive capable Start shaft connected to clutch ………And so much more! 0403-934 Shuttle Sceadu Evo .50 Kit (CCPM) – MSRP $350.00
The latest from Bob Violett Models: We are now applying our business experience, infrastructure, and great people to the distribution, sales and service of top-of-the-line propellor driven models and accessories. All-composite, painted-in-the-mold, 3D aerobatic, and F-3A pattern aircraft, manufactured by Xtreme Composites are a primary product of “BVM Props”. To complement these high quality ARF models, “BVM Props” can also be your source for all of the necessary accessories. We stock and sell Duralite Plus products, Vess propellors, Desert Aircraft engines, JR radio equipment, ZAP glues, Aeropoxy and Perma-Grit Tools. Our very knowledgeable staff is available to help you select the products that best fit your hobby needs. And, because we build and fly what we sell, the people at BVM Props can answer any questions regarding these products. www.bvmprops.com tel: 407-327-9944