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New Dimer Short Kit – Mauboussin Hemiptere

The Mauboussin Hemiptere is one of those models that has a history of being one of the “popular” Dimers.  As a tandem wing, it has a large amount of wing area for a dimer – maybe that’s why it is … Continue reading

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End of March – Products, etc…

Wow, I haven’t posted on here in 6 weeks!  Let’s see if I can provide some updates. ACTIVITY: In our (the Cloudbusters) monthly Indoor contests, I’ve been trying to “get better”.  The AMA indoor Nats are going to be held … Continue reading

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New Tech to Build Old-Timers

So, I’ve been building an Old Timer, slowly but surely.  I’ve been mentally struggling on how to do the wire pylons – how do I make sure they are even and the correct length?  And how do I make the … Continue reading

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Cessna 177RG Cardinal – SUCCESS!!!

First, the build, then the flight report, with video, below. In the summer of 2019, before we all had other worries, we witnessed Gene Smith win the FAC Modern Civilian event at the 2019 AMA Outdoor Nationals at the Muncie … Continue reading

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2020 Hindsight Into 2021

Wow, 2020 was quite the year.  I don’t really need to review any of the things that affected us as a country and the world – all of us lived that and I am sure that 2020 will not rank … Continue reading

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New Band Burner DT – Photos and Demo Video

Over the past few months, I worked with Bernard Guest and Liav Hershkoviz to make improvements on the Band Burner DT.  Earlier this month, I received a new batch from Bernard and Version 2 is a vast improvement, not in … Continue reading

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Peanut Scale Yak-3 – All Done!

It’s no secret that I am a big fan of Peanut Scale models.  And I really like to make WWII fighters in Peanut Scale – they don’t always win against bigger models in Combat, but they can shock the troops … Continue reading

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December-eve Update

Boy, you take a couple of days off for Thanksgiving and the orders pile up!  I’m working on them, but people seem to be stocking up on supplies (lots of little things).  Also, lots of orders for parts that require … Continue reading

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Never Say Never – Spitfire NoCal for Indoor

I have never really wanted to build a Spitfire.  I did build a Guillows one back before I knew the first thing about Free Flight, but haven’t felt any need to since – up until now.  To me, their proportions … Continue reading

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Customer Photos – EKW C-3603

About a year ago, I received an inquiry from a potential customer.  This customer wanted SIX of my EKW C-3603 Short Kits.  That was unusual enough, but to add to the experience, the customer was in Switzerland (the EKW is … Continue reading

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