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Here is the edited version of the video Mike took last weekend. (He also helped me with the editing - it's fun)


Well, Gord's suggestion that we try some Formula One pylon racing has it's first, (I think), design started. A biplane of course!
This is a Mong Sport modified for racing by Dallas Christian. He won the Biplane class at Reno in 1969. I have always liked it and Depron is perfect for a quick build.
The basic fuselage is 2mm Depron in a box, with a formed turtledeck to the rear. I carved a form out of balsa and then heat formed it in three steps on a 200 degree oven. It is the first time I've tried this technique but it only took a couple of tries to do it. Here's where its at so far.


General Discussion / Indoor Caproni - incredible!
« on: November 19, 2013, 02:07:31 PM »
Have a look at this model. It looks like it flies as slowly as that German helium filled Airbus.



General Discussion / Brian wins at Rhinebeck!
« on: September 11, 2013, 11:29:41 AM »
Brian and I went down to the Rhinbeck WWI Jamboree this past weekend and Brian came away with the "Best WWI' trophy, along with a 1/3 Balsa USA Fokker Triplane.  This was against a good selection of excellent models including a 1/3 Fokker DVIII, (electric!) and a 1/3 scale DH2 pusher. There was lots of flying all weekend.

Brian and Gerry Yarish of Model Airplane News were asked to fly a demo flight at the end of the model flying, just prior to the full scale show. Despite some strong winds they put on a good show. Some of you may remember Gerry's 1/3 scale Fokker triplane from our giant scale meet.

The full scale show was MUCH better than it has been the past few years. They really are working to improve things. We saw an original Bleriot, Curtiss pusher and Hanriot airframes do short hops - all from before WWI and all with period engines.

This is a great weekend that Kingston fliers used to attend every year, and there were quite a few engines and kits won each year.  The emphasis is on fun flying - no competitive events. It's less than 6 hours away and I would encourage anyone with an interest in WWI to consider going.


Here is a newsletter put out by the TEMAC club from Toronto - nice coverage of our event!,4096.0.html


General Discussion / Toledo ride for someone from Stoney Creek?
« on: April 03, 2013, 08:52:56 AM »
I saw this on RCC, and wondered if there was anyone who could help. Brian and I are going but have the back seats out for his big Bristol.
If you can give Gary a ride, contact him directly.

 I need ride to Toledo for Friday
I have a delema. Every year we leave for Toledo at 3:00 a.m. early Friday morning, to get to the show in enough time to have the booth setup ( RC Guys ) for the start of the show.

Due to personal circumstanses I cannot leave until after 9:00 a.m. on Friday.

Dan has to be there to setup so he cannot wait untl that late Friday to go.

Therefore I am in need of a ride to the show with anyone leaving for the show anytime from 10:00 a.m. on.

Is anyone here willing to give me a ride who will be leaving after 10:00 a.m. on the Friday of the show?

I am willing to pay for all the gas to get to the show. I will NOT be needing a ride back home as I will meet up with Dan at the show and continue on with him for the duration of the show and come back home with him on Sunday when the show ends.

So if any kind soul in the Hamilton and surrounding areas can help a fellow moddler get to Toledo on Friday, you will have my sincerest appreciation.

Thank you in advance for your help and consideration.

Either PM me here on RCC or please call (905) 662-8196. IF you are able to give me a ride, I am in Stoney Creek but will drive to your place of departure to go with you.

Thank you again.

Gary Maker.
Stoney Creek Hawks RC
MAAC No. 43659

Radios used: Spektrum DX6i
Current builds: 1/4 scale J3 Cub & Neiuport 17 and KMP B-25.
Currently flying: Scratched Tele 40, Parkzone Stryker & 60" SPAD Debonaire


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