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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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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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