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Skoda Koba V4

Skoda Koba V4

As a builder and model designer, I’m always on the lookout for new scale birds that have nice lines, good moments, and an interesting history. My latest search uncovered the little-known WW II–era Skoda-Kauba (S-K) series of aircraft. Of all the aircraft produced in the series, the V4 had great possibility for a sport-scale RC […]
Lower Minges

Lower Minges

It’s doubtful that more than a handful of people have ever heard of the Lowers-Minges LM-1. I discovered a three-view in a 1974 Flying magazine article about the up-and-coming Reno Unlimited class racing technologies. Though never built, it was to have been powered by a 500hp Ranger Inverted V 770 V12, yet it only had […]
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The Pharoah

The Pharoah

I like airplanes that look like airplanes. You know, they look like you could hop in, ฀re up the go-power, and have a lot of fun ܀ying. I also like a ship with nice lines and moments that just look right. So this time out, I thought a nice, new, original design would be fun. […]
Fiesler Fi 156 Storch

Fiesler Fi 156 Storch

Used throughout World War II, the Fieseler Fi 156 Storch was a two-place observation airplane with a 46-foot 9-inch wingspan and a gross weight of 2,780 pounds. It was powered by a 240hp Argus As 10 V8 engine and had a range of 240 miles. Tje Storch would climb at 945 feet per minute and […]
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Trishula

Trishula

Trishula is ancient Sanskrit for “trident,” and after you see this model in ऀight, you’ll understand why I gave it its name: The model looks like a ऀying pitchfork. I wanted this one to be really different. The model has 32-degree forward-swept wings (FSW) and retracts. With this odd planform, the retract geometry proved to […]
Mooney Mite

Mooney Mite

I like unique and lesser-known general aviation airplanes, and so, with a little prodding from fellow electric ఀier Mike Brinker, I picked the Mooney Mite for my most recent project. Ѐe model is all-balsa construction, and it features a fully sheeted wing and 3/16-inch balsa tail surfaces and is equipped with E-ఀite 15–25 electric retracts. […]
Hawker Hind

Hawker Hind

A derivative of the Hawker Hart, the Hind incorporated the newly developed Rolls-Royce Kestrel V engine along with a few other refinements. The most notable of these was the cut-down rear cockpit, which afforded the gunner more mobility. With a combination of extremely clean lines and the new Rolls-Royce engines, these rugged biplanes could fly […]
The Bee Liner

The Bee Liner

suppose you might be expecting something “lazy.” Let me introduce you to the Bee Liner, a plane whose ̀nest trick is just sitting “stationary,” taking a break, reclining in the air. You can do this stunt pretty easily. 脀e Bee Liner stays airborne because it has four propellers blowing air over its wing. Be sure […]
MiG-17 Fresco — DIY E-Jet

MiG-17 Fresco — DIY E-Jet

Designed by Jim Young, this all built-up wood MiG-17is designed to use the Great Planes 56mm Hyperflow EDF unit and an Ammo 24-45-3790 brushless motor. This economical setup gives nice e-jet performance with a 4S 2200mAh LiPo battery pack. The outline is true to scale with the exception of larger ailerons and the position of the […]
Sopwith Camel

Sopwith Camel

A classic 1/4-scale British icon of World War I. Viewed by many as the British airplane that best defined air combat during World War I, the Sopwith Camel is one of the best-known fighters to come out of the Great War. First introduced at the end of 1916, it was a replacement for the Sopwith […]
Pilatus Porter PC-6

Pilatus Porter PC-6

A sport-scale STOL aircraft for glow or electric power. My original goal was to develop a light 50-inch-span airplane to fly with the small-block O.S. LA .15 glow engine. I chose the Pilatus Porter (PC-6) because of its beauty and full-scale performance and because it was in my “someday” list. After seeing the glow version […]
De Havilland Turbo Beaver

De Havilland Turbo Beaver

The Turbo Beaver is a large, light-weight park flyer with good small-field performance. With a 60-inch wingspan, it’s rather large as park flyers go, but it handles beautifully in tight places and performs well on small economical brushless power systems. The wings plug in and are retained by rare earth magnets. A hatch provides access […]
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