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“Woohoo!” or “Ugh”??? Indoor NoCal Testing

Oh, the travails or Indoor FAC Free Flight.  Last Thursday (13 Oct 2022), I headed northeast to Pontiac, Michigan to our (the Cloudbusters) first Indoor contest of the year.  We had a light turnout, so most of the day was … Continue reading

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New Short Kit – the Peanut Aircraft Designs Stallion

If you can’t wait, you can find the Short Kit HERE.  Download printed tissue template for this color scheme HERE.  Scroll down for the rest of the story (and a test flight video!)… The Aircraft Designs “Stallion” has been a … Continue reading

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Gearing Up for Indoor Season

Evenings have been busy here.  I’ve been preparing a new fleet for Indoor season.  This is risky, as new planes rarely perform in a winning manner.  But my NoCal Racer (Folkerts SK-2) was not flying well at the end of … Continue reading

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Moving Right Along…

Well, “busy July” is over.  Of course, that the busy-ness overflowed into August.  Being away from home for two weeks means orders pile up.  Here are some quick status updates. 1 – AMA Outdoor Free Flight Nats:  I won Dime … Continue reading

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DTs – Dethermalizers – Mysterious? – Complicated! – are you READY?

Dethermalizers – the Next Big Step in your Free Flight Evolution.  Beginners often ask a lot of questions, especially on the field while watching.  One that I often answer in the negative is “do I need a DT?” – or … Continue reading

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Props, Storms, and Flying

We had storms roll through Volare Acres this week – Brainstorms!  We had rain, too, but coming out of the Indoor Fling last weekend, I was inspired to try several things. 3D PROPS First thing, though, I’m going to talk … Continue reading

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NEW PRODUCT – Meteoro P-30 Short Kit!

I’m not a big P-30 competitor; I only fly in 2 or 3 informal P-30 events a year – if that many.  However, I love Rubber-Powered Free Flight and when I see a model with style, I like it, whatever … Continue reading

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Weekend Update – Small Steps and Small Successes

It seems like forever since I posted, but the calendar says its only been 10 days.  I did take a bit of time off to visit my brother in Alabama.  Then, I had to concentrate on filling orders from those … Continue reading

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I’ve Got the Power! Electric Scale

I am a dedicated rubber-power guy.  I don’t do gas; I’ve thought about compressed air and CO2; and electricity just seems to be too hard (assembling circuitry isn’t for me). But a year or so ago, Vincent Merlijn, in the … Continue reading

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NEW PRODUCT – Fleetwood Flyer Old Timer Short Kit

I decided to take a short break from my Jumbo Focke-Wulf to build a tiny Old Timer – the Fleetwood Flyer.  This was one of seven “Victory Models” designed by Louis Bucalo in the war years.  The wing is the … Continue reading

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