The VP for the Marymoor R/C Club, Mike McGee, from Redmond, Washington sent us an article of great reader interest. The Club started a STEM program last year before the Covid-19 outbreak. The club’s official training program was then put on hold for the season, but once Mrymoor Park reopened, Brian Connelly who also trains young students outside of the Club program, once again began flying with his students. During the lock down, he and two of his students (future engineers) built this incredible airplane.
The Marymoor R/C Club’s youth members Ian Morrow and Hailin Truman joined forces with Bryan Connelly to create this massive yet incredibly lightwight scratch built aircraft. The design ultimately became roughly based on a C-133 (long nose with a large tail) and was successfully maidened last month. It ended up being named M-133 (short for ‘Mudgy’, a name Bryan came up with for his numerous STOL scratch builds). The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) reached out to our President, Zach Sweetser, and put together an awesome article about the awesome work the kids and Bryan put into the build and how integral the R/C community and hobby is in bringing youth and more into the aviation industry.
Congratulations to all on this great build