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Mk IV Champ
Mark IV Champ
2018-Aug-18 to ...
A tribute to Hal deBolt's classic.
Blitzer!
Blitzer!
2018-Feb-17 to ...
I'm building a replacement for the FlyingHobbies.com Blitzer! that my son and I started on
about 10 years ago. The kit is discontinued, but I figured it would be a fun plane to have
around with modern power systems. It was one of the most fun planes I ever built.
Neo 25 GP
Neo 25 GP
2017-Dec-31 to ...
With glow power making a resurgence, I had to jump on the train before it got too far ahead
of me. The Neo 25 GP is a 420 square inch Classic Pattern version of my popular Neo design.
Kits and plans will be available from Manzano Laser once prototype construction is completed.
Kadet
150% Kadet Candy Bomber
2017-Dec-12 to 2018-Jan-05
This model started as a club project. My short-term goal is to get it out of my shop to make room.
My friend Michael Ramsey is covering the wing and adding power from here out.
F-18
F-18A Pusher Jet for FPV
2017-Oct-17 to ...
This model is being built as an FPV "ride" for some of my grandchildren.
Andy with Trainer5 #2
RCM/Bridi Trainer 5
2017-May-09 to 2017-May-22
This model was built for The Bakers Dozen 2 building contest on RCGroups.
The plans are available from Outerzone.
Ellis with Grandpa
Grandpa
2017-Mar-01 to 2017-May-22
The Grandpa is a 50% version of the Grandson 40 that Ellis published in Flying Models, December 1993.
This model was built for the LVRCS Ellis Grumer Memorial Electric Fly in June 2017.
The plans and laser kits are available from Flying Models Plans.
Peregrine
Jr. Peregrine
2017-Jan-09 to ...
An electric version of Richard Aley's "Jr. Peregrine" from Flying Models, February 1993.
I've wanted to build an electric C/L plane and get back into that part of the hobby.
The plans are available from Flying Models Plans.
Eaglet
Li'l Eaglet 180
2016-Dec-06 to 2017-Jan-03
An electric version of Bob Aberle's "Li'l Eaglet" from Flying Models, June 1977.
I've wanted to build one of these since I was a kid and got this issue. Now I have a reason:
My son Ian wanted one for Christmas.
The plans and laser kits are available from Flying Models Plans.
Kwik Fli 3
Kwik Fli 3 (180)
2016-Nov-30 to 2016-Dec-30
A laser-cut rendition of the Phil Kraft "Kwik Fli 3" for E-Flite Park 180 power, built by
Michael Ramsey. Michael was a major contributor to the design, as well as building
two prototypes. Plans are found in the thread and on Outerzone.
A kit with plans is available from Manzano Laser.
Blazer
Blazer 280
2016-Nov-15 to 2016-Dec-02
A laser-cut rendition of the "Blazer" by Carl Goldberg for E-Flite Park 280 power.
I built this for The Bakers Dozen build contest on RCGroups Vintage area.
The goal is to give it to my big brother Mike for Christmas.
The original kit plans are available on Outerzone.
A kit with plans is available from Manzano Laser.
Dreamboat
Dreamboat
2016-Sep-24 to 2017-Jan-03
A laser-cut rendition of the "Dreamboat" by Ken Willard, scaled to fit the components of the Hobbyzone Mini Apprentice.
I built this for The Bakers Dozen build contest on RCGroups Vintage area, to give to my youngest son Caleb.
The original Ken Willard plans are available on Outerzone, and the CAD drawings I made are found in the thread.
A kit with plans is available from Manzano Laser.
Stunt Trainer 25
Stunt Trainer 25
2016-Apr-24 to 2016-May-30
A scaled-up remake of the Scientific .049 C/L "Stunt Trainer" designed by Walt Musciano.
I built this for the Ellis Grumer E-Fly at my home club in Pennsylvania.
Plans are available on Outerzone.
A kit with plans is available from Manzano Laser.
Click for Maiden Flight Video. Flight photos are in the build thread linked above.
Drill Bit 40
Drill Bit 40
2016-Mar-25 to 2017-Aug-23
An original sport design in the Classic Pattern style, for .40-size electric.
Plans are available in the thread and from OuterZone.
A kit with plans is available from Manzano Laser.
Stunt Trainer 180
Stunt Trainer 180
2015-Mar-30 to 2015-Sep-12
A remake of the Scientific "Stunt Trainer" designed by Walt Musciano.
Plans are available in the thread or OuterZone.
A kit with plans is available from Manzano Laser.
Dummy Engine Cylinder
Dummy Motor
2015-Mar-07 to 2015-Mar-10
A simple dummy engine cylinder. Plans are available in the thread or OuterZone.
Micro Li'l Satan
Li'l Satan 180 RC
2015-Feb-03 to 2015-Feb-28
Building an RC version of a Goldberg "Li'l Satan" 1/2A CL Combat for an RC Groups builders contest.
Plans are available in the thread or OuterZone.
A kit with plans is available from Manzano Laser.
Micro Ugly Stik
Ugly Stick 180
2015-Feb-01 to 2015-Mar-30
Building an "Ugly Stik" with Park 180 power.
Plans are available in the thread or OuterZone.
A kit with plans is available from Manzano Laser.
FM Jan 2013
Building Without Plans
2015-Jan-01 to 2015-Feb-08
This is a "How-To" for building directly from 3-views. An A-10 is the subject. No plans are available - that's the point of the article!
This was originally published by Flying Models in January 2013. I retained all rights to the article by agreement with Carstens before they folded.
FM Apr 2014
Neo 180
2014-Sep-23 to 2015-Jan-01
Plans are available from Flying Models. A kit with plans is available from Manzano Laser.
Laser Cutter Photo DIY Laser Kit
(from www.LightObjects.com)
2014-Sep-09 to 2014-Dec-20
Includes BOM and how-to!
Canopy Photo How to Make a Canopy
2014-Sep-06 (short tutorial)
Gull Photo Comet Gull
(covering project)
2013-Nov-16 to 2013-Nov-28
HL-10 Photo Micro HL-10
2013-Oct-26 to 2013-Nov-13
First flights 2014-Apr-20
Sparky Photo Comet Sparky
2013-Apr-06 to 2013-Jun-14
Big Shrike Photo 43" Shrike
2012-Nov-07 to 2013-Jul-05
AG-1 Photo Texas A&M AG-1 180
2012-Oct-24 to 2014-Mar-01
UFO Photo UFO 180
2012-Jan-12 to 2012-Apr-06
Micro Shrike Photo Shrike 180
2011-Dec-24 to 2012-Oct-14
T-20 Photo Bridi T-20 Trainer 180
2011-Dec-08 to 2012-Jan-14
Telemetry Photo Installing Spektrum Telemetry
(Tutorial)
2011-Aug-13
Mach 1 Photo Mach One 180
2011-Feb-26 (given to another to complete)
Kaos Photo Kaos 180
2011-Jan-28 to 2011-Feb-18.
Maiden Flight Video
Same video on YouTube
Shrike Photo 35" Shrike
2010-May-23 to 2010-May-31
F-22 Prop Jet
F-22 Prop Jet
2009-05-30 to 2009-08-29
A quick prop jet model of one of my favorite planes.
The plans are available in the first post..
Baby Bootlegger Photo Baby Bootlegger
(1924 Gold Cup Raceboat)
2008-Nov-18 (incomplete)


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