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Bob Barczynski ( 140 Running Bear Trail, Fayetteville GA 30214;
email: email@example.com) built his Junkers Ju 87D- 5 Stuka from a
vintage Royal Products kit given to him by his father.
The sheet balsa is finished with light fiberglass, automotive primer,
and Krylon Italian Olive with Peekaboo Blue spray. It is weathered by
sanding artist charcoal sticks into a powder and then dry brushing it
onto the model. It is topped with flat-finish Valspar Clear Protector.
The Stuka spans 71 inches with power provided by a Saito . 90 with an
external fuel pump.
Bob wrote, “I found construction of a true gull wing to be very
challenging and actually needed two attempts to get it straight.”
Randy Meathrell (7636 N. Outlook Ln., Prescott Valley AZ 86315;
email: firstname.lastname@example.org) scratch-built this 1970s-era Robelen
The Pronto is a three-channel, simple-to-build, low-wing trainer.
The model was built using 1/4-inch hardwood dowels on the LE for
strength. The original model uses an O.S. Max 20 for power and Randy
built it while he was in college in the 1970s. He came across the plans
for the Pronto on the Internet and decided to build an electric version.
Randy’s model is built like the original and is powered by a Value
Hobby GForce G15 brushless outrunner. Randy wrote: “This motor
provides tremendous power and the Pronto will go straight up on
takeoff at a 5,000-foot field elevation. The model will loop, roll, spin,
snap roll, and fly inverted—all on three channels. The Pronto is even
more fun than I remembered!”
Jerry Wideman (8755 Heather Dr., Ypsilanti MI 49198) wrote:
“I designed and built this Dragonfly in approximately t wo months.
The bug is powered by an O.S. . 25 FX engine. It has a 48-inch
wingspan and the secondary wings are 22 inches each. The tail is
20 inches long and 10 of it serves as the elevator. Ailerons are on
the main wing.
“After the first flight, carbon-fiber rods were added to the
secondary wings to keep them from flexing. The model has five
flights on it and it flies well.”
Mustang and Fw 190
Louis Goldberg (667 Old Pinson Rd., Jackson TN 38301) built his
P- 51 from a modified Nitro kit and the Fw 190 is a Global ARF.
The Mustang has flaps and a Super Tigre . 75 powers the 13 x 8
The Focke-Wulf uses retracts and flaps and an O.S. . 91 FX supplies
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