Category Archives: Builds

planes I have built

Peanut Turbo Goose Build

I have pretty much finished my latest build – a Grumman/McKinnin Turbo Goose in Peanut Scale.  I built this for myself, not for production.  I have been kicking this one around for about 15 years.  I actually started a fuselage … Continue reading

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Customer Photos!

I little bit ago, I asked for customers to share photos of their builds from Volare Products and I have received a couple of photos!  Here they are. David Krammes from Pennsylvania sent these beautiful photos of three of his … Continue reading

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New Product for 2017 – Blatter 40 Short Kit 2-Pack

For years, the Cloudbusters Club has had an annual trophy for the best performance over the indoor season for a Blatter 40 model.  Since I never got to go to the indoor events, I didn’t pay much attention.  In 2016, … Continue reading

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a COMPETITIVE Indoor NoCal Short Kit – Turbo Cessna 195

Here is a new Short Kit that I’ve been working on.  Doing a google search, I found this one-off example of a Cessna 195 that had the radial replaced by a Garrett turboprop engine and the rounded wing tip clipped.  … Continue reading

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2016 Lessons Learned #3 – Props, Pre-Flight, and Apps

Learning is a good thing.  And learning things that help your planes fly better is a great thing.  So I am continuing with things I learned (or rediscovered) in 2016.   Maybe by reciting them here, over and over, I won’t … Continue reading

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Happy Friday – New Plane Report

Yesterday was the 2nd Cloudbusters Indoor contest of the year.  We are able to fly at an indoor soccer arena once a month.  We only get 4 hours, but it’s 4 hours of fun.  For me, it’s a full day, … Continue reading

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2016 Lessons Learned #2 – HOW-TO Windows in Models

I have been VERY frustrated over the years trying to put windows in even the simplest models.  Even flat windows in flat sides or front have given me fits; I can never get the plastic to stay put while the … Continue reading

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New Products – the Wanderer

Well, it’s been a long time coming:  the model has been built for a year and flown successfully all last season – and the big time-eater was developing the plan and parts for production.  The 34″ span model itself is … Continue reading

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New Products Action Report – PBY NoCal, the Shaft, F-4 JetCat, Guillows P-51D

Here is a brief summary of the three planes I built in two weeks and was able to fly yesterday. PBY NoCal This flies – or will fly.  I only gave it limited testing because I forgot to design and … Continue reading

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New Kit – the SHAFT – with VIDEO

Here is one I built back in April of 2012 and just now decided to change it over to laser-cut – just because it is so cute and fun – “the Shaft” by Louis Bucalo from the January 1944 Flying … Continue reading

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