Monthly Archives: January 2015

VPS Torque Meter

A fellow Cloudbuster asked me to make him a torque meter for Indoor use.  He wanted a maximum of 2 inch-ounces and deflection in a single direction.  We discussed and we thought a dual-use meter might work best.  I plan … Continue reading

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WANTED – Photos of Your Models!

I rarely get to see what becomes of the kits that I send out.  That’s a shame, because I’d really like to see your builds.  I will post them online and give you proper credit. Today, fellow Cloudbuster, John Jackson … Continue reading

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Testing the Chambermaid NoCal

I drove up to Potterville, MI today for a short indoor testing session on my Chambermaid NoCal.  It was very stable.  I had this outside in December, but under very limited testing.  With light breezes and very low winds, I … Continue reading

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2015 NEW PRODUCT #5 – 1/2″ Balsa Gussets

The last product for today is a continuation of my “gusset series”.  These are the largest ones to date: 1/2″ on the short side, made from 1/16″ sheet.  These join the 1/4″ and 3/8″ gussets.  Once again, this was a … Continue reading

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2015 NEW PRODUCT #4 – KP Dual Ratio Winder

Here’s a BIG new product.  I decided to start carrying this winder, just in case some of you might want one.  KP dual ratio winder – Per KP themselves: “…suitable for larger models. Sturdy construction, smooth running and featuring an innovative … Continue reading

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2015 NEW PRODUCT #3 – 2″ Balsa Wheel Kit

Similarly, a customer wanted laser-cut wheels for his Jimmie Allen Skokie.  This is a set of 6 discs, laser-cut from 1/8″ balsa.  Laminate 3 together for a 3/8″ thick wheel.  Enough for 2 wheels (that balsa sheet is 12″ long!) … Continue reading

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2015 NEW PRODUCT #2 – 1/32″ Balsa Embryo Wheels

January will see several new products – and  they are coming in a hurry!  We already saw teh Chambermaid NoCal Short Kit – here is Product #2 By request from a customer who primarily flies Indoor – “could you cut … Continue reading

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New Year – New Kit: Chambermaid NoCal

Between Work, Holidays, and Inventory, I’ve been able to finish up the details on the latest kit:  a Chambermaid NoCal SHORT KIT for outdoor flying.  This was based on Bernard Guest’s Dime Scale (one of our best-selling kits) but required … Continue reading

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Flying into 2015!

Well, I’m starting off 2015 in just the right way – with some outdoor Free Flight!  This year wasn’t snowy like last year, and it was cold, but not frigid.  Unfortunately, it was pretty windy.  Given that, I decided to get out … Continue reading

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