Category Archives: Scratch Built

No Drama glider – second maiden

There are still some issues to sort out, but she’s definitely got the makings of a really nice flyer.  No

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No Drama – 60″ fanfold glider

This is my 60″ fanfold glider, “No Drama.” It’s built from a single sheet of 1/4″ DOW fanfold foam. You’ll find the build thread here. Wingspan: 60″ AUW: 247 grams / 8.7 oz Current setup: 3000 kV KEDA outrunner 12A … Continue reading

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The Tiny Glider maidens!

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Building a little fanfold foam glider

This build is about 95% this 60″ glider from RC Groups although, instead of Readi-Board, it’s made from a sheet of 1/4″ DOW fanfold foam which is slightly thicker, heavier and stiffer. A pile of fresh parts. The monoblock will … Continue reading

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M27 at night

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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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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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The Bippa is back in the air

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

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