Over the winter, FAC Columnist, Vance Gilbert, proposed a new just-for-fun class of FAC flying for the non-Nats – MEGA Scale. He defined that as greater than Giant (48″ monoplanes) and targeting 54″ span. I like big planes, I’ve built a couple Jumbos, but never one that big.
I didn’t have time, even though Geneseo was months away. I do work 40 plus run a business and had to build other planes. But, as Geneseo got closer and closer, I got antsy. I tried to let the clock slip past the time that I could possibly build a plane, however, with a week to go before our trip, I mentioned Mega to my son, Jack, once again – whining about how I wish I had built one.
Jack says “why don’t you build a Mega Phantom Flash – just for fun?” Wow. I could actually do that. And I had just enough time! So I did just that. It took 4 days, but I got it done in time to go to New York. I flew it every evening after the real flying and had a great time flying it. Here are some photos, followed by a video.
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