Author Archives: Bredehoft

Off to the Nats – Geneseo, then Muncie

Tuesday, I leave for the Flying Aces Club Nats in Geneseo, NY.  If you like Scale Rubber Powered Free Flight, then you need to get yourself there at some point.  It’s three days of flying and cameraderie with literally thousands … Continue reading

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Peanut HiMax – Complete and Flying

As I mentioned elsewhere, the T.E.A.M. HiMax homebuilt ultralight has been a favorite subject of mine. So much so, that I have heard these words from my son Jack’s mouth: “not another HiMax – ugh!” I initially did a Peanut … Continue reading

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Peanut – HiMax

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HiMax – DOCUMENTATION

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Cessna C-34 – FAC Racing Eligibility

The Thompson Race in the Flying Aces Club is for pre-war racers with radial engines.  Think:  GeeBees, Wedell-Williams, Laird Super Solution, Laird-Turner, Cessna CR-2 and CR-3.  Back over 20 years ago, there were restrictions against “factory” racers – or any … Continue reading

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Contest Report – 2018 McCook @ Muncie

For me, this was a welcome outing to Muncie – it really felt like it was my first outdoor contest of the year.  It was actually only the second since I missed the May Cloudbusters meet due to attending the … Continue reading

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Scale Research – A Cautionary Tale – the Lacey M-10/M-13

I volunteered to manage the Flying Aces Club events at the 2018 AMA Indoor Nationals in Rantoul, IL. As a result, John Koptonak and I were the scale judges. We judged entries from four contestants, ourselves included. Little did I … Continue reading

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Surprised by Out-of-the-Box Thinking in Embryo – with plan download!

For many years, I have had an Embryo “design” floating around in my head.  Basically, I wanted to create a pod-and-boom-type of model.  I remember years ago drawing up (as in pencil and paper!) something I called “the Green Monster”, … Continue reading

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Report on the AMA Indoor National Contest

I got to Rantoul, the site of the 2018 AMA Indoor National Contest Thursday around noon, just as expected.  Well, I forgot about the time change, so it was just about 11am.  It was an easy drive with the exception … Continue reading

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Coloring Our Models – What Colors are Right?

Two and a half years ago, I built a Peanut Barracuda.  I’ve written about it before, including its demise, when it was crushed by a passing dust devil.  This past winter, I built another fuselage and tail and got it … Continue reading

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