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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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Tip for Better Flying – Notekeeping

Whether you fly for competition or just for fun, what follows WILL help you. Background:  When I came back into the Free Flight game in 2012, I had about 75 FAC kanones (competition wins).  My first kanone was in 1990 … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Thinking

I’ve got nothing – other than this mixture of odd (and possibly distracting) thoughts. 1… Long ago, I sold full kits of the Phantom Flash.  I soon learned that selling FULL kits takes way too much time per kit to … Continue reading

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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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