Author Archives: Mark

A beautiful day to fly.

My mechanic performs the essential preflight inspection. First into the air, my DTF Mugi Evo. Next, the Skyboy gets airborne. 

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Well, that could have gone better

The maiden flight crash of my 10′ scratch-built wing.

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River Run

Beautiful weather called for some flying.

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Verrückt – 10 foot flying wing, build thread

The Verrückt – a 10-foot wide flying wing. Surely that’s crazy, right? Probably, but I’ve got nothing to lose by trying (other than time and money.) So … here we go. Planned setup: 120 gram 1000kV Dynam brushless motor (Dynam … Continue reading

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New build beginnin’

This one’s gonna be pretty big.

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Foggy day flying

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Making a camera ‘wedge’ or ‘ramp’.

Sometimes, you want the camera to point further down (or up) than the default mount allows for. My solution for this is to build these simple, fixed wedges from foam and ultra-thin plywood. This one holds the camera at about … Continue reading

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Bippa biplane – late afternoon flight.

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Papa Divine – night flying

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Bippa bipe – late afternoon flight

For a while, I despaired of ever getting this plane up in the air, but it seems I’ve finally gotten most of the kinks worked out!

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The Bippa scratch-built biplane

The Bippa, is roughly based on Flite Test’s Baby Blender, although the construction method, airfoil and empennage are entirely my own. The Bippa gets her name from her pilot, Peppa Pig. Each wing is created from a single sheet of … Continue reading

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Fall Colors – onboard the Papa Divine flying wing

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