Super Grand Esprit, Sagitta XC and Aquilla XC are one of the greats when I was learning to fly, it’s great to be able to build these rare models.

Building the Oldies!

Our local flying field, plenty of room to fly models. It’s owned privately and has a full size aircraft landing strip.

Our Flying Field

A few mates and myself have decided on a group build. Design by Louis Kulicka

Puy Loup – Group Build

Building and Flying RC Sailplanes

Not a sailplane

Ok, so it’s not a sailplane, but a bargain too good to miss. FMS A-10 hardly flown, so grabbed it and i’m slowly putting some realistic features to it. Have painted the gear struts white, will also make the canopy open and close on a channel. It may take some time to do between the gliders.

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Original Sagitta 900 kit

Thanks to my good mate Ian, another kit I’ve always wanted to get my mits on. After I finish off a few projects we will get this one onto the building board. The tail bits in the pic are form a Ricochet, another project for a later stage.

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Falcon

Falcon arrived, this will be my windy day beastie. With some of the good flying days being 25+ knots this should be perfect.

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Inside fuse

Had my first go at resin finishing a balsa fuselage, hmm 90% happy with it. The drying on the top section wrinkled up a bit, so by the time I seen it, it was dry. Some elbow grease and time made it smooth-ish. As you can see on the image, it isn’t perfect.  

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Finally have one!!

Good mate of mine imported a few things from the US, amongst it was this, i had to ask if i could have it. As a kid flying with my uncle, this was the model to have, but as a kid could never afford one. It’s only been 30years, but I have one! Thanks Ian, your a legend. I’ll take a few more pics over this week when i have some more time.

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Glass finishing on the Inside

Have decided to glass finish the Inside fuse with 3/4oz glass, I was a little nervous about adding a bucket load of weight. After watch endless youtube vids on the process I jumped in. Don’t use a brush, I seen a few that had small $2 brushes, nope it dragged the glass. I used the credit card process which worked a treat. Doing 3 sides at once was a bit stupid, but I managed to pull it off. Pic is…

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Found a $50 bargain

an older model, but make a great slope machine. FVK Trendy. I’ll repair the nose at some stage and she can line up with the Graphite  

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