Showcasing what you build and fly
Greg Minden, Las Vegas, NV
Greg Minden’s plane started out as a Hangar 9 1⁄4-scale Cub
ARF, but being a true warbird fan at heart, Greg decided to
transform the model into a Piper L- 4 Grasshopper. It’s painted with Klass Kote epoxy paint over the original Ultracote,
and it’s powered by a Fuji 24EI. The plane uses an 18x6
Xoar prop and a JR radio. “Flies great!” Greg writes.
FREE-FLYING Howard Chana, Port Orange, FL PROJECT
Howard Chana’s brother, William Chana, was associat- OF THE
ed with a group that designed and built the WeeBee air- MONTH
craft, the world’s smallest airplane, in the 1940s.
Howard finished building this 1⁄3-scale model that was originally started by
George Ardwin. It had its first flight on June 24, which was successful. It has a
62-inch span, weighs 9 pounds, 14 ounces and is powered by a Saito . 90 twin.
RICKENBACKER’S WHITE 12
Carl Schurenberg, West Chester, OH
The U.S. purchased the Nieuport 28 fighter plane from France during
WW I, and this is Carl Schurenberg’s replica of Captain Eddie
Rickenbacker’s White 12. The 1⁄4-scale model is powered by a Zenoah
G- 23 and Futaba radio. Carl added hand-painted camouflage, decals,
flying and landing wires and interplane struts, among other additions.
“The kit was a pretty straightforward build but the fuselage covering
was a challenge,” Carl writes.
Ronald Bass, Hayfork, CA
These electrics were not built from plans but are original
designs straight from Ronald Bass’ head. Their wingspans are
from 38 to 40 inches and they are powered by 2.6V Speed 400
brushed motors and 11.4V LiPo batteries. The booms and
motor mounts are made from spruce. “They are cheap to build
and quite stable and will do all the aileron and elevator stunts,”
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