Category Archives: Biplanes & Triplanes

Bippa biplane – late afternoon flight.

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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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The Bippa is back in the air

After so minor-to-major mishaps, Peppa Pig returns to the air.

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Bippa Bipe build

Everything starts with something else. This build started with this li’l pig, who I thought looked like a perfect pilot. I didn’t recognize her, but my granddaughter subsequently informed me that she is Peppa Pig, and quite well known.Peppa’s plane, … Continue reading

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Magical dirt clods

I went out to fly my Dynam Waco today. The first flight went just fine – no problems taxiing, flying or landing. I changed batteries got ready for another flight but, as I was beginning to pick up speed for … Continue reading

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“Mud Hen” – maiden flight

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The Mud Hen – a (probably ill-advised) Tiger Moth mod

I’ve begun a major and probably fatal modification to my second Tiger Moth. The first cut is the deepest. Prototype rudder. Dollar Tree foamboard, sans paper, with iron-on covering and paint. It was heavier than I’d hoped – 2 grams … Continue reading

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Battery hatch pops off.

Beautiful weather here today. I took my Waco over to a nearby schoolyard for a flight. Near the end, it started acting … funny. I couldn’t quite figure out what was going on. When I brought it in to land, … Continue reading

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RocHobby Waco

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Quad ailerons for my tiny Bipie

I build my little Bipie with four ailerons but, up ’till now, I’ve only been using the bottom pair; the top ailerons have been taped in position and not linked up. I decided to change that. My concern was keeping … Continue reading

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The S.E.5a flies again!

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