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! I started this a little after midnight on New Years Eve/Day before I headed off to bed. I picked up the original kit last year and was surprised when I received it. I knew it was an Old Time Fuselage model, but it is SMALL – only a 12″ wingspan! The fuselage is built-up and the rubber is enclosed (so it should be good for the Flying Aces Club OT Fuse and 2-Bit events), but is only 1/2″ square on the outer dimensions (and only 3/8″ square internally). The model came out to 5 grams without rubber (on 24 square inches of wing area).
I finished the model yesterday and put rubber in it and tested it today. It literally flew without adjustment. I did try some right thrust, but it was too much, so I took it back out. This is no side thrust, no down thrust, no nose weight, no tail weight – nothing but rubber.
Here is where to find the Short Kit.
Here is a test flight video and photos following.