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Filament Fun and Future Flying

3D Printing, Propellers, and Models. According to the old clock on the server, it’s been over a month since I posted on this blog!  For Shame!  Today, I’ll cover some things going on at the Volare Headquarters. Archie Adamisin (you … Continue reading

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Pondering Peanut Power and Propellers

I’ve been building Rubber-Powered Free Flight Peanuts for just about 40 years.  I imagine that I have built 50 or more Peanuts.  And yet, I still am looking for better performance.  Where can we find those last little bits of … Continue reading

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POW! Peanut Performance! The Bede BD-4.

I flew my Peanut Bede BD-4 yesterday and was surprised/impressed/shocked by the results.  Photos and video below. I did something that I do not usually do:  I released this short kit at the very end of December without my “obligatory” … Continue reading

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Starting 2023 off the right way!

2022 is over and now we are on to 2023.  I almost forgot my traditional New Years Day flight in my back yard, but I got the flight logged in the late afternoon. But this is about a new model!  … Continue reading

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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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