Category Archives: My Planes

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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Papa Divine – Night Flight (video)

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Onboard the Double Down

All footage shot with my RunCam 2.

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RunCam 2 – first footage

Here is the first footage from my newest camera, the RunCam 2, hoisted aloft on the Papa Divine.

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Papa Divine leaving trails in the night sky

I actually captured the first meteor of the Perseids with this video. 🙂

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Papa Divine – night flying

The Papa Divine, doing a little night flying:

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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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