Category Archives: Scratch Built

Papa Divine – Night Flight (video)

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RC Dragon – build thread

I wanted to make something a little different. Well, a little more different. I built a FliteTest Sparrow as a project with my granddaughter, but I was never really happy with how it came out or how it flew. So … Continue reading

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Onboard the Double Down

All footage shot with my RunCam 2.

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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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Second flights with the Kung Fu

After a somewhat shaky maiden flight, I got my new plane, the Kung Fu, trimmed out and balanced pretty well for a second series of flights.

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Making a cooling scoop mod for the Kung Fu

My Kung Fu flies great and climbs like a rocket but, with everything enclosed in the fuselage, the battery and ESC get a bit warm at the end of long flights. I decided to add some cooling holes and, since … Continue reading

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Maiden flight of the Kung Fu

The somewhat shaky first flights of my Kung Fu.

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Kung Fu

Here’s my Kung Fu, design by Thomas B. of RC Groups. It has a 28″ wingspan and weighs 250 grams / 8.8 ounces with an 850mAh LiPo. It’s a little rocket ship and will go vertical forever on less than full … Continue reading

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Kung Fu build thread

Just when I needed a new plane to build, I ran into the “Kung Fu” by Thomas B. over on RC Groups. He kindly sent me the plans so I could try to build one of my own. Here we … Continue reading

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Maiden flight of my M27 flying wing

Here’s the first time my M27 flying wing took to the air.

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M27 flying wing

Here is my scratch-built M27 flying wing. It has a 35″ wingspan, and is basically a complete rebuild of my M226 wing, which never met my expectations. I decided to apply some of the lessons learned from my Papa Divine wing … Continue reading

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Onboard the Double Down – video

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