Category Archives: Build Threads

StevensAero SkyBoy build thread

Even though I still haven’t finished my first balsa build – a project I’m doing with my wife – I’ve decided to start another one. This time, it’s the much larger SkyBoy 600 from Stevens Aero. I’ve had my eye … Continue reading

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M226 airfoil wing – build thread

I love my P115 flying wing and have been wanting to create a similar wing for some time. I built the little P1 wing to test out the idea of building a hollow foam wing with ribs. That turned out … Continue reading

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Chuck “Yeager” Darwin, articulated Waco pilot build

I’m getting a new pilot installed in the cockpit of my Dynam Waco biplane. My wife got me a Charles Darwin finger puppet for my birthday and he looked like the perfect pilot. I started by cutting a hole to … Continue reading

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Mugi Evo clone – build thread.

I found old plans for a plane called the Mugi Evo, which looked to be a pretty easy build. The original plane was built from something called Plastic Twin Wall Flute Board, but I decided to try and make it … Continue reading

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EDF Funbat Build

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Short Skyvan build.

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Blue Snapper build

                

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UMX FrankenDelta

It all started with my JAS-39 Gripon (retired). After a serious nose-in, it’s nothing more than a twisted hulk of foam that I trip over occasionally. But I noticed the wings were still in pretty good shape. What if, I … Continue reading

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SkyBuggy 300 Build

This is the StevensAero SkyBuggy (300), the subject of my next build: Planned setup: Emax CF2822 1300kv outrunner, or … AX 2308N 1100kV outrunner (2X) Emax 8g ES08DE digital servos #6 Trexler balloon tires Turnigy Plush 18 amp ESC OrangeRx R610 receiver AeroLITE … Continue reading

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Slowly build

After a year or so of dithering and building other projects, I’m finally ready to start on a Slowly (for my wife.) I’ll be using 1/4″ Dow blue fanfold. The wingspan (before folding the wing) is about 36.5″ / 93cm. … Continue reading

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Antonov An-2 scratch-build

It was time to do another build, but what? I gave some thought to doing another Tiger Moth or similar – I love biplanes! But I also really wanted to do a ‘bush plane.’ Most bush planes, though, are Cubs … Continue reading

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Unnamed pusher “jet” build thread

While looking thru my hard drive, I came upon this 3D sketch I’d created a couple of years ago but never built. I decided to rectify that. The plane will be built mainly from 1/4″ blue fanfold foam. The bottom of … Continue reading

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