Sig King Kobra
Michael Gutzmer ( firstname.lastname@example.org) built this Sig
Manufacturing King Kobra a few years ago. Covered with 3/4-ounce
Sig cloth and resin, the King Kobra is painted with Skybright. E-flite
electric retracts are 60 to 90 size, while the O.S. 61FX engine utilizes
a Jett Engineering tuned pipe that can produce nearly 14,000 rpm
using an 11 x 7 propeller.
The wing has been modified with two aileron servos and wingtips
that enclose the ailerons. Its weight is approximately 9. 5 pounds.
“The King is a smooth and fast flier with great slow-flight stability
for landing, and strong box-type construction with foam core-sheeted wings,” wrote Michael.
Devin Wagner (Yankton, South Dakota; email: wagner24314@
yahoo.com) built this Phoenix 8 by Don Lowe. Power is a Turnigy
T600 880 Kv motor using a 100-amp Castle Creations ESC and a six-cell 5,000 mAh LiPo battery. Robart gear and struts were also used.
The Phoenix 8 weighs 10 pounds.
Beechcraft D17 Staggerwing
Dave McDonley (Hartsville, Indiana; email: dmcdonley@hotmail.
com) submitted a photo of his Beechcraft D17 Staggerwing. The
Staggerwing features the logo of Dave’s club, the Bartholomew
County Radio Control Fliers, and is presented at all of the club’s fly-ins and events.
Dave built the aircraft from Nick Ziroli plans in 2012. It is powered
by a Zenoah G62 engine with Hitec HS-425BB servos. The main
landing gear was machined by Dave and the tail gear is from Robart
The Staggerwing is covered with yellow Solartex from Balsa USA
and features an interior with carpeted floor and leather seats with
yellow cloth inserts. The side walls are also covered with leather.
Fred Stiteler’s (Punta Gorda, Florida; email: email@example.com)
aircraft is an exact scale model from a Disney’s Planes color-in Dusty
Crophopper model two-view drawing. The scale was determined by
measuring the propeller diameter of the drawing to a three-blade 13
x 8 Master Airscrew propeller. The model has a 45-inch wingspan
and weighs 86 ounces ready to fly, using a Hyperion GS3032-08
motor powered by a three-cell 3,300 mAh LiPo for power. Guidance
is provided by a Futaba T10J transmitter and R3008SB receiver, with
a Hobby Eagle A3 Super II stabilizer. Controls allow Dusty’s eyes to
move up and down with the elevator.
The photo was taken at the Charlotte Sports Modelers Society field
in Arcadia, Florida, during the club’s annual Oddities Fun Fly event on
February 14, 2016. The aircraft earned Fred a first prize of $900!
FP1 Model Aviation MAY 2017 www.ModelAviation.com