Dave Seale (Dedham, Massachusetts; email: email@example.com) bashed a Sig Four-Star 120 kit into a Curtiss XP-37 sport version.
An inverted Magnum XL .91 four-stroke engine powers the model. The fuselage is covered with 1/2-ounce fiberglass cloth, water-based polyurethane varnish, and aluminum-colored automotive paint. The wing is yellow MonoKote.
Jim Roselle (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) scratch-built this Control Line Miss Ashley.
Miss Ashley spans 15 inches with a Cox reed-valve engine, Black Widow cylinder, and pressure-bladder fuel system. Jim built his model for the Cox Engine Forum Profile Scale Reed Speed event.
Don Thorstenson (email: email@example.com) scratch-built this 1/6-scale CaraVellair roadable aircraft model with help from Eric Thorstenson.
The CaraVellair weighs slightly more than 3 pounds and flies well with a 56-inch wingspan, 9-inch three-blade propeller, 1,100 Kv motor, and 4S battery. The fuselage is EPP foam with Micro-Lite plywood sides. The wing and empennage are EPS foam skinned with 1/32-inch balsa. The tailbooms are bass and balsa.
Ed Moore (Killbuck, Ohio, email: firstname.lastname@example.org) built this model from a partial kit that was missing most of the wood for the fuselage.
The Telemaster spans 63 inches and a Scorpion outrunner swinging a 12-inch propeller provides power. Ed covered the model with cream-colored Coverite and blue trim. The radio system is Futaba operating six servos.
“This photo was shot from my private strip in Killbuck, Ohio. It is deemed mosquito capital of the world, thus the graphics I designed on the plane.”
Wayne Willey (email: email@example.com) designed this semiscale PBY-5A Catalina Control Line Profile Stunt model.
The Catalina has a 64-inch wingspan and weighs 82 ounces. Two Saito .40 four-stroke engines power the model. The covering is Polyspan and Brodak dope.
“The PBY is a rock-solid flier and is fully capable of performing the entire AMA Stunt pattern at a competitive level,” wrote Wayne.
Barry Killick (The Villages, Florida; email: firstname.lastname@example.org) built his 60-inch electric Hurricane from a Manzano Laser Works kit designed by Derek Micko.
“I wanted to have a large, rubber-style-looking model (love all those stringers!), so I covered it in Polyspan and nitrate dope. I used a water-based contact cement to adhere the Polyspan, but unfortunately, in our Florida sun, all of the glue seams turned dark brown. It was ugly! So to salvage it, I painted it royal blue to represent the Hurricane in Princess Margaret’s racing colors.
“The model only weighs 3.5 pounds including a Mr. RC Sound System with a Merlin sound onboard, so it flies extremely well. Wheeled landings are very easy. All graphics are from Callie Graphics.”
David Jaecks (Wausau, Wisconsin; email: email@example.com) scratch-built this Hots design.
The Hots was enlarged to 103 inches and David dubbed it the Mega Hots. The engine is a DLE-111 with a 28 x 10 Xoar propeller. A JR radio provides control.
“It has good flight characteristics with a 4-inch-thick wing and maintains a steady flight speed. The DLE-111 will pull [the model’s] 29 pounds straight up for unlimited vertical performance.”
de Havilland Tiger Moth
Jake Chichilitti’s (Santa Rosa, California; email: firstname.lastname@example.org) Tiger Moth started out as an old Japanese Pilot kit. The kit came from the estate of Jake’s good friend and fellow club member, Kirk Phaling.
The model spans 52 inches, weighs 4.5 pounds, and uses a Saito .40 for power. Jake covered the Tiger Moth with Polyspan and finished it with Brodak dope. The radio equipment is Futaba.
The paint scheme came from Bob Banka. In order to paint the Limey Rickey logo on the tail, Jake contacted Dick Tristao of Model Graphics to supple the paint masks.