Sunday, October 14, 2007

Concept Designs


Inspiration can come from just about anything.

Here are few of my own concept designs. Just

quick sketches to get your brain mov'in in the

skyward direction. Maybe you have a jet idea

in mind or perhaps.....

a slower moving indoor plane. Whatever is in

your head - get it down on paper. This is the

first step in making it a reality.

Friday, October 12, 2007


Here is an on-going project. This is a scratch built replica of my own design. As you can see there is still a lot to finish but I wanted to post a few pics just to show all the viewers out there what I can do.

The upper deck is "planked" with thin strips of balsa like you would build a canoe. Afterwards the area is lightly sanded to achieve an smooth contoured surface. Any gaps or imperfections are filled with spackle (or any lite weight filler compound) and sanded again. The result is a smooth seamless surface. This technique can be used to create complex shapes. With the rather small delta wing shape this plane will have to travel very fast in order to generate any kind of lift. A brushless/lipo motor combination will do the job I think......

Length : 38 - 40 inches
Span : 14 - 16 inches
Power : Speed 400 / Brushless / Lipo combo

This plane looks rather cool left you can see all the sub structure. This is why I have not finished it yet. I will one day.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Indoor RTF Planes

Here is the newest indoor RTF plane. This one is a Guillows Lancer. It has a 22 inch wing span and is rubber powered with a 6 inch prop. All original colors and tissue. Display use only.