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The Papa Divine at dusk

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Baby Divine – 36″ scratch-built dual-tractor flying wing

The 36″ Baby Divine is a 60% scale version of the 60″ Papa Divine with a dual-tractor setup place of the Papa Divine’s pusher arrangement. The gear comes from my retired TwinBat. I’ve honestly lost track of what motors those … Continue reading

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Maiden flight of the Baby Divine

My newest scratch-build, the 36″ Baby Divine dual-tractor flying wing, finally took to the air today! en fl

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Almost done!

My newest plane – a 60% scale twin tractor version of the Papa Divine – is almost ready to fly.

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A flying day at High Park

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Maiden flight of the Har-T-Lar glider

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First flight of 2018

Temperatures finally climbed above freezing (barely) and I got in a quick flight with the Papa Divine before my freezing fingers drove me back inside.

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Papa Divine Mark III – 60″ scratch-built flying wing

My 60″ scratch-built flying wing, the Papa Divine Mark III. (The Mark II broke in half pulling out of a dive. The Mark I flew like a turd.) Papa’s built from four sheets of ReadiBoard (Dollar Tree Foamboard) covered with … Continue reading

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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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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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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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‘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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