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Papa Divine V3 is finished and in the air

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Re-building the Papa Divine (again)

After my beloved flying wing – the Papa Divine – snapped its main spar pulling out of a dive, I had no choice but to build another one. And away we go! Let’s start by picking over the corpse of … Continue reading

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A nice thermal ride

We’ve had a run of unreasonably calm days here but I haven’t gotten to fly as much as I’d have liked. Today, though, I took my No Drama glider down to a nearby schoolyard and put her up there. Some … Continue reading

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Building the Double-Down

This is the Double Down, a plane of my own invention. I’ve had a few requests for plans so I’ve decided to attempt to put some together. This is my first attempt at drafting plans for others to follow so … Continue reading

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Granddaughter takes flight

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DIY Transmitter Tray

My granddaughter is only four, and a DX7 transmitter is way too big for her to safely and comfortably handle, so I decided to build her a transmitter tray. It’s made from a couple of bolts, some nuts, two nylon … Continue reading

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First flight of the DJI Phantom 3

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Granddaughter’s first flight

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Mississippi Kites

Before today, I didn’t even know that Mississippi Kites existed, let alone that they harbor a burning hatred of flying wings.  

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‘Green Bee’ – 3/4 scale Lazy Bee Clone

My scratch-built 75% Clancy Lazy Bee clone. 24gram 1700kV KEDA brushless 10A ESC EP 8043 propeller (2x)5gram servos 2-cell 850mAh LiPos Wingspan: 36″ AUW: 10 ounces The plane is built from Dollar Tree foamboard (Readi-Board) with the paper removed. The … Continue reading

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Green Bee in the air

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Maiden flight of the Green Bee

The ‘paint job’ isn’t finished, nor are the battery compartment and internal layout, but we’ve established that she will fly.

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