With 2022 coming to an end, I finalized some kits that I’ve been working on and here are the results:
Archie Adamisin’s recreation of the old Comet Kit for the Dime Scale Spartan C-3 Biplane. Someone on Facebook asked if the original Comet kit was available. Of course, it is as rare as hen’s teeth, but Archie redrew the plan and built one last winter. We worked together to create the short kit and here it is. You will receive the original plan, a new building plan, and two sheets of laser-cut parts (including two optional engine treatments). Find the short kit HERE.
Next is a kit I have been sitting on for a long time – the Fike E “Dream” (C-GRSM) Peanut. You might remember that I documented this plane and built the model some time ago. I used the prototype model in Peanut, Embryo (yes!), and Simplified Power Scale. I held off on publishing the short kit for personal reasons, but am releasing it now. You will receive a 2-page detailed plan, two sheets of laser cut light-weight balsa, and a 3D-printed tailwheel. You can find it HERE. You can also download FREE printed tissue templates on the Downloads/Tissue page.
Lastly is my most recent build – the Bede BD-4 in Peanut Scale. This is a common and popular Peanut, as it is all straight lines and is a simple build. I was inspired by Cloudbuster Chris Boehm as he has built several of these. Not only is it simple, but it has a generous 32+ square inch wing area. This is the tail-dragger version, but the tri-gear is shown on the plan, too. You will receive a plan, two sheets of laser cut light-weight balsa, and a 3D-printed tailwheel. You can find it HERE. You can also download FREE printed tissue templates on the Downloads/Tissue page. Once I get the model fully trimmed, I should have 3D-printed prop and spinner combos available – in 2-blade, 3-blade, AND 4-blade setups – all to match your documentation for the build you want.
These will certainly be the last short kits from me in 2022. But don’t worry! The drawing board is always full of what’s next! I’ll probably start on an Old Timer as a tribute model, and I just received the plans from Tom Hallman for next year’s Outdoor Champ One-Design – a 36″ span Schweizer 2-22 Glider for towline. (Note: the short kit will be part of the registration package for the 2023 FAC Outdoor Champs in September, to be flown in 2024. The short kit will be available after that contest.) I am also working on various Race Planes, JetCats, NoCals, and more! See you on the flying field in 2023!
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