1951 Flying wing begins

After getting the latest AMA magazine and seeing this article about Retro Rc’s flying wing kit, I had to get one! The video was the real seller for me this plane just flies great and is a perfect match for our new field.

So I put the free flight projects on hold while I put this together. Not to mention I have a brand new Cobra motor and ESC-bat combo I’ve had for awhile with no home for it.

This kit is amazing and the parts fit the plans exactly. This one won’t take long to do.

Flying for two days!

This short little video shot on my old Sony I shot between Friday at Viola Fields and this Sunday at the Grassy Knoll club in Van Nuys shows our two clubs really getting more flying in then we have. What fun.

Viola Fields is perfect for cool weather and little or no wind. The field is also ideal for launch 2 meter gliders. It has less public traffic there compared to the Grassy knoll in Balboa park.

It’s also perfect for free flight and it’s our hope that more of you will join us in the fun!

Lot of builds and new models

I’m on a role. I have two Zeros, and peanut scale Peck Polymer J-3, a 1951 flying wing and a bunch more of Peck Polymers and Volare Products planes to build. I’m set for awhile it would seem.

And I’m still trim flying the Square Eagle P-30 from Volare Products. What a great flying plane!

Just last week I was going through the new issue of the AMA magazine and saw the add for Esprit Models powered gliders. I went and took a look and ended up ordering one of their beautiful gliders, the Pegasus. 80 inch span, super light all composite carbon fiber and epoxy glass glider. The only balsa used are the ribs and trailing edges. LE and and spars all carbon fiber.

The quality is incredible. You get a lot of bang for your buck here.

I’m still installing gear in the plane but I got her framed up. Although an ARF there’s plenty for the builder to do still. Even the decals that come with it are the high end vinyl rub on type. Engine mount and control horns all cast epoxy glass. Can’t wait to fly this next week.

Friday we went to Viola fields for our Friday Flyday. This time I flew and electric powered glider and I maiden this small Hobby King P-51. Normally I don’t go for a foam pane but this was so scale and beautiful. The price was only 100 bucks and it comes with a gyro, safe mode, and everything you need except a receiver and battery.

I reluctantly throttled up and gave her a toss and she just flew on rails. This did fly like a Cadillac in the sky. I have never flown such and non eventful warbird ever. It landed like a feather. The scale 4 blade prop didn’t break on landing either. I took the gear off and belly landed it. Outstanding flying plane!

Another future project will be this plane Michael Kelly built I just can’t live without. The Utility Special. The plans are online for free. I’ll post them here. I plan to build one for both Free Flight and RC.

I also managed to finish my first E-36 I plan to fly at Lost Hills on the 24th-25th of this month. It’s already to go I just need to have the E-36 experts at the contest check it over first. I don’t want to re-kit this plane on the first flight!

I hope you are building and having fun with this wonderful hobby. Keep em flyin!

Lots of builds going on

Been building and E-36. Herr Engineering J-3 and I just got a Guillows Zero to convert to RC. I also got a peanut scale J-3 from Peck Polymers I can’t wait to build.

E-36 is nearly there. Then I plan to finish off the RC J-3. And I have the counter rotating prop unit from Keith Sterner to mount in the KC.