Episode 20 is here! John talks AMA guidance, new products and the The fabulous 1974 Book titled "Flying Scale Models of WWII". John does an out of box review of the modernized and laser cut kit of Hal Cover's Focke-Wulf TA-152, now produced by Dave Diels of Diels' Engineering. We also have a very special interview in this episode, Mrs. Sandy Miller. Who is Sandy Miller? Well you will just have to listen to Episode 20 to find out! 

New Products:

96" WS Satellite Super D, $209.00

The Satellite Super D is based on the Satellite 1300, originally designed by Bob Hunter in 1959 and upgraded to the series 70 in 1970. The BMJR Super D stabilizer has been reduced from 58% to 35% of the wing area which is intended to improve the power pattern with today's hot 60 size engines. Model may be built in the classic style with vertical and horizontal stab as one unit, or with the vertical stab aft in the fuselage to accommodate auto surfaces. 96" wingspan and 1300 sq. in. area

https://www.bmjrmodels.com/satellite-super-d

 

92" WS STARDUSTER 1300, $189, $227, $294

BMJR Starduster 1300 comes in 3 different kit configurations: B-142A Short kit; plan w/laser cut wing and stab ribs. B-142B short kit + sticks to assemble wing and stab. B-142C wing and stab kit + wood to assemble fuselage.

https://www.bmjrmodels.com/starduster-1300

 

23-11/16" WS Focke-Wulf TA-152 $41.95

"KIT # 19-LC - WW2 German fighter plane, late long wing development of the FW-190D-9. 1/24 scale, from the Model Builder Book Flying Scale Models of WW2. Plain paper decals. Laser cut conversion and updating of the original design.

https://dielsengineeringinc.com/laser-cut-kits.html

 

11" WS Rookie, $16.99

Simple capacitor powered free flight model airplane aimed at the beginner. The model is powered by an electric motor connected to a capacitor which can be charged in a few seconds. This kit is great for kids and can be built relatively quickly with adult supervision. Capable of long flight and is a great choice as an educational tool for learning about flight or just having some fun.

https://hummingbirdmodelproducts.com/woodenshoe-aviation-kits/rookie

 

11.4" WS Speedster, $36.99

This time a balsa wood model airplane kit by WSAT that can be assembled by novice model airplane enthusiasts or kids under close supervision. This one has the classic lines of the golden age of aviation and is a great flyer for the local park. An excellent second project after the rookie has been built and flown.

https://hummingbirdmodelproducts.com/woodenshoe-aviation-kits/speedster

 

7.5" WS F104 CARTOON JET "STARFIGHTER", $39.99

This is a more advanced Cartoon jet version of the famous F104 Starfighter jet aircraft of the 1960s. This is an awesome performer that looks fantastic in the air and is capable of long flights. It can be built in an evening by a more experienced builder. It is also a great “advanced” project for your budding aviation enthusiast.

https://hummingbirdmodelproducts.com/woodenshoe-aviation-kits/f104-cartoon-jet-starfighter

20" WS Ramrod, $35.00

This 20" span Ramrod by Alexandre Cruz is a great flying replica of Ron St. Jean’s legendary gas model. Mild power setup allows excellent performance with easy 90 second maxes in E20 configuration.

https://jhaerospace.com/product/micro-ramrod-e-20-capacitor/

 

22" (?) WS Cloud Tramp Short Kit, $11-19

A Volare Products laser cut short kit of Charles Hampson Grant’s classic stick model – the Cloud Tramp. This is a BASIC Short Kit of the Cloud Tramp. It comes with laser cut 1/20″ sheet flying surfaces, re-engineered wing saddle and wheels, and plans/instructions.

Optional items include:  8″ Chinese Prop (+$1), an 8″ Superior Props Cloud Tramp Prop Blank (+$8). The builder provides: Propeller (possibly from the options), prop shaft and nose bearing, 1/4″ square balsa, 18″ long, wire for landing gear and tail hook, rubber motor.

https://volareproducts.com/blog/?product=cloud-tramp-short-kit

Links to other Sites mentioned in this episode:

https://thegeebee.com/

https://www.modelaircraft.org/amainaction

https://deluxematerials.co.uk/products/model-lite-balsa

https://rclibrary.co.uk/files_titles/1119/FlyingScaleModelsWWII.pdf

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