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Products, Props, and Planes

PRODUCTS This morning, I finished up loading all of the remaining products into my new storefront – that is, except for the Superior Props items, which are still on hold (I think I got them all).  I streamlined many items, … Continue reading

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Weight Savings – Think About it

Over the last couple of days, I have been distracted by a potential project. I want to build a 16″ span model – but lighter than I normally do (I want to hit 12 grams w/o rubber as opposed to … Continue reading

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Caudron C.460 Short Kit – and Other Items

You’ve been waiting a long time.  I have finalized the Caudron C.460 Short Kit.  This is a 24″ span kit of the 1936 National Air Races Greve and Thompson Race Champion.  In FAC competition, it qualifies for FAC Scale and … Continue reading

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Can You See 2020?

This is a day or two early, but I think I’ll write about the past year, the past eight years, and the past decade, in general – today.  Good-bye to the 2010 decade, and hello to the 2020 decade. This … Continue reading

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My Peanut WACO SRE

Watching Mike Kelly build out his larger WACO SRE last year, I became inspired to work on a Peanut SRE.  I also did it to honor a friend and mentor from the Cleveland Free Flight Society, Del Balunek.  Del gave … Continue reading

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Building a (Light) Mystery

I want to start this by saying that I’m no expert.  Some may argue that point, but it is my feeling that I still have so much to learn.  Today, I am thinking if I have learned a little bit … Continue reading

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Free Flight Tip of the Day – Make Use of Scraps

If you are like me, you have a ton of scraps left over from building models.  These are sticks left over and carrier pieces.  The sticks are too small and/or unknown density (weeks/months/years from now) and the carrier sheets have … Continue reading

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A Peanut Corsair – Build Story and Photos

Everyone loves the iconic Vought Corsair F4U, especially if you are  old enough to have watched the late 70s series “Baa Baa Blacksheep” (even those that caught it later under syndication as “Black Sheep Squadron”).  There is just something about … Continue reading

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A Quick One – a Smaller F-4 JetCat

I decided to toss together a new F4 Jet Cat, but this one is 70% the size of the current kit version.  That makes it just over 8″ wing span and 12″ in length.  I printed out some tissue and … Continue reading

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Muncie in August – Managing Expectations

I got back last night from five flying days in Muncie:  three at the AMA Nats and two at the McCook Squadron FAC Contest.  For those FACers that were at the Nats, but left, Saturday and Sunday had near-perfect weather … Continue reading

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