Author Archives: Bredehoft

(FF) Kids These Days!

Some people say Free Flight is dying.  Some people say kids don’t fly Free Flight.  Sometimes there is a bright spot on the horizon. In 2012, I came back to Free Flight Modeling and I purchased a vendor business.  I … Continue reading

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They Call It “Endurance” For A Reason

Well, two weeks of National Contests are over for the year (first the FAC nats in Geneseo, NY and then the AMA Nats in Muncie, IN).  I had goals – most of which remain unfulfilled, but it was a good … Continue reading

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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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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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