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04
Aug
19

Sky Voyager Model B

AUGUST 4, 2019LEAVE A COMMENT / EDIT

I was on J&H aerospace website:

https://jhaerospace.com/

When I saw this little beauty.

The plane just flew out of the box as is apparent in Josh’s videos.

The prop and mechanism is amazingly well design. In fact the whole airplane is.

I ordered one from his page:

P1B-1 Sky Voyager Model B

Here’s some pictures of the kit. I got it in three days.

It took me all of 30 minutes to build and the first time I tossed it it travel flat and level for a great unexpected distance that I wasn’t prepared for. It turned into the street to my horror but then turned back and landed on the small strip of grass in front of my studio.

These are great for beginners and veterans alike. Get on you won’t be sorry. I getting a second one soon.

30
Jul
19

Thanks Adam

Scroll to 35:00 roughly. Thanks Adam! As always.

25
Jul
19

Sinbad flies

Sinbad flies!!!!

Remember when I was building this? This plane was built from a short kit. 93 inch span version of a 1940’s design free flight glider. Today was the maiden flight. Unfortunately the lift was low and the wind speed slow but I was still able to test for glide, trim the plane and adstamblish I have a good flying glider which she is. She ready for the slope now.

24
Jul
19

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,

Steve

21
Jul
19

Space Station at SFMOMA

Jul 21 at 10:09amSpace Station!

 My Dear friend Mark Siegel sent me this picture from the exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art of my Space Station hanging from their ceiling. 

20
Jul
19

Every kind of Holiday…

But not one for one of the most important days in human history. Speaks volumes doesn’t it?

To me it’s the most important.

20
Jul
19

Recent post about the art show was wrong

It had a bunch of stuff from patreon that shouldn’t have been there. It has been corrected. Revisit the post on the blog rather than your email. Thanks




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