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NEW PRODUCT – Tweety Pup Embryo Short Kit

Before I took my 12-year-break, I flew with all the old-school Cloudbusters from the 80s and 90s.  One of those was Don Campell and this is his 1997 design, the Tweety Pup.  Ever since I drew up Don’s Tomahawk Embryo, … Continue reading

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NEW PRODUCT – Cessna Bird Dog Dime Short Kit

FIVE DAY BUILD!  I call this the “ULTIMATE” Dime Scale model.  Why is it the “ultimate”; it is not large in wing area, motor length or any other measurement?  Well, the full scale Cessna 305 was flown on December 14th, … Continue reading

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Fun in the Sun – 26 July

It’s funny how perceptions change.  Prior to this year, it might have been “too windy” to fly.  It really wasn’t, but we get spoiled.  Now, since many of us are self-isolating and most forms of entertainment are no longer available, … Continue reading

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NEW PRODUCT – Square Eagle P-30 SHORT KIT!

Two years ago, Dave Acton sent me the materials and his blessing to go produce the Square Eagle P-30, should I want to.  Dave and Bob Langelius had been selling the Blue Ridge line through PAL Model Products.  They had … Continue reading

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New JetCat Kits and Other Stuff

A quick update – New JetCat Kits, Postal Rates, Build Projects, Photos, etc NEW JETCAT KITS I have two New JetCat kits available:  The Heinkel He.178 and the Lockheed L-133 Starjet The He.178 has been mentioned here before, I am … Continue reading

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From the Contest – Report on F-86 and Other Fun

First, contest fun, then a report on the F-86 and its high point and low points. As I posted elsewhere (Cloudbusters Facebook page), we had a great day for the June Contest.  I covered the general report there, but will … Continue reading

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A “New” Embryo – the “DeHavilland Discard” (or Bristol Bullhorn)

Two weeks ago, while I muddled about my house, trying to get re-motivated, I read the McCook Squadron’s latest newsletter.  In that issue, was a plan for an Embryo designed by Frank Scott, way back in the very early 1980s.  … Continue reading

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New Product – FLYING ACES SPORTSTER Short Kit

Test Flight Video below. After my “Isolation” post, I did a mental reset.  I decided to build something just for fun.  I’ve had this build in mind for several months.  I found it in the March 1935 Flying Aces magazine.  … Continue reading

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Isolation – End of March 2020

Good Afternoon,  I hope all of you readers are safe and sound and practicing safe viral isolation.  The Mrs and I were house-bound from Wednesday last week until Wednesday this week (had doc appt and grocery curb-side pick-ups).  Our experiences … Continue reading

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“Postal” Contest – Home Front Corona Combat!

Bored at home and ready for action?  Here is a fun event for everyone, but that must be flown in your own home.  THERE WILL BE PRIZES!  Here are the basic rules, with expanded reasoning below: 1/2-Scale NoCal WWII Home … Continue reading

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