If bigger is better, this Zlín is the BEST! With a wingspan of 201 inches, this giant aerobat is powered by a 4-cylinder ZDZ 420cc inline engine – just listen to that powerhouse on takeoff! The 1/1.73-scale model is based on the Czechoslovakian Zlín Z-526 AFS-V Akrobat Special (and a glider tug variant), nicknamed Kraťas (“shorty”) for [...]
Only half way through the event, Tuesday at Joe Nall ramped up with the number of registered pilots already closing in on last year’s weekly record. Nearly 1400 pilots along with their guests are calling Triple Tree their temporary home. Even with nearly two miles of runway and 7 flight lines, its wall-to-wall action in [...]
What happens when Quique Somenzini re-engineers a perfectly good BVM F-16? An incredibly agile turbine jet! The QQF16 from the Flex Innovations team is lighter than the original, with incredible control and vector thrust capability. It’s flying with the Aura 8 flight controller. Where do we sign up to get one of these bad boys?
It’s Joe Nall Week 2015, and we’re on site capturing the action at the Triple Tree Aerodrome in South Carolina. This year is hot, literally! Temps have consistently been in the 90′s, but that hasn’t slowed the action a bit. The sunscreen is out, RV’s are dotting the landscape, and hundreds of modelers are already [...]
Known for his many great flying, giant scale WW2 warbird designs, Nick Ziroli Sr., has been finishing up his newest set of plans, this one for the WW1 Sopwith Triplane. This sport scale design has a sport airfoil for improved flight performance and is not intended for scale competition. Using his signature traditional balsa and [...]
This installment continues construction of my 700-size AH-56 Cheyenne, which began here. After a break to pursue some other projects, I’m back to work on the 700 size Cheyenne. The next step was making the plug which I’d use to lay up the female mold for the fiberglass fuselage. As noted in the first installment of [...]