Andersen announced that our website
really needs your help!
Every month several emails are received
regarding our website from around the
world with a mention about the wonderful
planes that we build and fly!
On our Home Page are 3 photos which are
updated monthly if possible to include
"Non-Meeting Photos" from your flying
fields or photos you've taken at events
you've attended. Please, take five
minutes from time to time to forward one
or more of your favorite photos of
yourself or others members at the flying
field to our web editor.
also mentioned that Warner Krantz from
unknowingly is a bigger Scale Flyers fan
than even he realized. His 2010
Warbirds Over The Rockies video,
features five(5) Scale Flyers of
Minnesota in six(6) of his clips -
Kirk Hall, with his Fokker Triplane
- John Antholz, with his Focke Wulf
190 & his Sopwith Pup - Cal Branton,
with his Spad 13 -
Jeff Quesenberry, with his Seafury
and Tim Johnson. with his B29.
These up-close interviews and flights
represent 25-30% of the entire DVD's
interviews and highlights. Well done, guys!
also ran into Warner at the
Northwest Hobby Expo, February 11th thru
the 13th and took this photo of Warner
in his booth. Warner sends his
warm regards to all of us and looks
forward to seeing us at this years
event. Make sure to enlarge this
photo and checkout Warner's head gear!
sadly, David also announced that he has
resigned, for liability reasons, from
Certified Inspector in
Large Model Aircraft Program.
Dave Schwantz remains the only
LMA Inspector in our area.
Baligrodzki announced that he will
again be the CD of the upcoming Scale
Sunday, May 22nd at Sodbusters.
The entry fee is only $10 and includes a
wonderful lunch ... You don't want to
miss this one!
will CD our Scale Masters qualifier,
Scale Classic, which will
be held at Owatonna on Saturday August
Kirk Hall presented his
Jerry Bates Hellcat. 1/6h
scale, 80” span, 26 lbs, 3W50,
Sierra mains. Built by a
modeler in Tennessee but
modified by Kirk, e.g., added
servo for more rudder throw,
replaced hinges. Scale Frieze
ailerons. Open cowl flaps for
cooling. Cowl held on with
rare-earth magnets—pull hard to
remove. Excellently weathered
RAF color scheme.
pontificated on his quarter-scale
Mitsubishi Babs - 120-inch span,
30 lbs. 37 windows. DA 100 power
gives enough thrust for unlimited
vertical that allows vertical maneuvers
to be entered
at low speed. Hence the Power Paradox:
slower speed requires higher power.
He explained how the 14oz ball-bearing
wheel-chair wheels tend to resist bounce
and provide straight ground tracking.
Spangenberg aileron linkages have no
pushrods. Fiberglass parts made by
Jeff Micko. This plane won Best
of Show at last year’s Northern Alliance
Fly-In at Owatonna. Free plans and video
are available elsewhere on this web
Yellow Spitfire took “17 years, two wives and 2
or 3 moves” to complete. Built from
a Chinese kit
having a fiberglass fuselage and foam wings.
water-borne polyurethane paint—no smell,
overspray resolves to dust, but must be applied
in layers. Revolution 51 engine made in Canada
was originally intended
for P51 has long shaft, rear carb, rear exhaust
but tends to vapor lock. So Steve added a
cooling tube for the carb.
Solo Pitch Adjustable
Propellers. Getz stencils are
keyed with registration marks for alignment.
Klass Kote paint was used.
partially completed Hellcat was built from
drawings at a Russian web site,
Three years’ work so far. ZDZ 80. Hoping for
35 lbs. Sort-of Fowler flaps. Warbird
colors. Clear coat for
uniform sheen. Robart
retractable tailwheel. Scale downthrust.
pan is attached
with a spring-loaded shaft and rare-earth
magnets. Separate f/g wingtips.
Approximately 1/5th scale, 95” span,
parts interchangeable with Ziroli version. All
glass, even the control surfaces. Fuselage
features unique overlapped panel joints and pop
rivets. Jeff described how he implemented the
panel lines with Red Devil filler and aluminum
Darren Bitzer’s P-40
is a prototype for a kit he will be
producing. It is a 1/ 4.8 Scale Fiberglass
aluminum spar; Sierra mains, Robart tail-wheel, DLE
55 engine and Ziroli
spinner. It should be around 30lbs. flying
Wingspan is 93.25 inches. Darren showed how he
made a scale bellypan plug made from pink
foam. J-TEC functional exhausts require a
custom manifold. Darren’s kits are at
Axis and Allies RC Aircraft.
Stapelton described an app for the
Garmin GPS and Google Earth that
displays the location of RC flying
sites. The files can be obtained from
there was a brief discussion of pending
FAA regulations that might affect model
aviation. There is a form letter on the
AMA web site that can be sent to
Congressional representatives. See
Fly RC Magazine
highlighted a few SFM members workmanship in
their May 2011 issue, in an article on the
2010 Warbirds &
Classics over the Midwest.
Dave Kobilka's 33% Waco YMF 7, Shane Laogue's
marvelous de Havilland DH-1 & his beautiful
Grumman OV-1B Mohawk and well as Dave Szabo's
excellent 102" Bearcat done up in the Blue
Angeles paint scheme were featured.