Airplanes, airplanes, airplanes

Yes in the background the fleet goes. I am building a Fokker DVII, DVIII, I have already built the Riser Glider which flew beautifully the first time out.

On the list is a BF-109, Japanese Judy and coming this Saturday I bought one of my own commercial kits I designed 10 years ago I found for sale. I bought it because I no longer own the molds. It’s a composite ME P. 1101, glass fuselage foam core balsa sheeted wings. This is a jet designed by the Germans at the end of WW2. As a EDF electric jet it flew beautifully. I plan to turn it into a slope soarer.

There’s more but from time to time I will post the builds here if it does bore some of you that is. 

The bones of the construction

Covered and motored up.

My Sig Riser 2 meter span. A 70’s design. I like the older designs they have charm. Not to mention how well they fly. This was a 50 dollar all wood kit you have to build. You just don’t buy this all done for you as an ARF from China. This was built they way we did things in the before time and I much prefer it. 

2 channels, elevator and rudder. Two servos, one onboard battery and receiver. She flies on the lift of the slope, thermals or at the dunes by my house. 

The kit. I amazed you can still get these in this all ARF foam insta planes. Some of us still like to build.

The bones before covering. 

Bottom line is with this hobby and it has always been, fun. Not only do you build a beautiful model but when it flies it is the reward for your efforts. It does something more than sit on a shelf. It will continually bring you joy everytime you fly it.

My 18 inch span free flight DVIII will maiden this Sunday.

24 inch span free flight  American Eaglet will also get it’s first flight on Sunday.

And a test fly of my large free flight Wanderer also on Sunday.

More to come. 

If you want a model hobby that’s fun to build, gets you outdoors (or indoors) and has a lot of social comradery this is it. And this is something I would hope your grandchildren or children would appreciate besides electronic devices and social media. Nothing better for me then getting out under the skies with friends and flying our creations in the skies.

Happy landings,


1 Response to “Airplanes, airplanes, airplanes”

  1. 1 evil_genius_180
    July 24, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Those are some great looking planes, Steve. 🙂

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