The last meeting of
the season for the Scale Flyers of Minnesota will be Friday,
March 28, 2008 7:00 p.m. at the
American Legion Post, 6501 Portland, Richfield. East entrance,
downstairs. Guests are always welcome. Come early and dine in the
non-smoking restaurant. (Directions)
At the last meeting ...
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showed us his new Porsche Mooney
headed for this years Top Gun. It took top static
last year and 4th in Team. This scale beauty weights 42 lbs
and fly's wonderfully on a DA 50. He described the “wheel
barrowing effect” that happens to tricycle geared flapped
aircraft sometimes and how to prevent it. He showed a fully
articulated pilot in 1/4 scale, 5 1/2 oz. from
Happy 90th Birthday!
Roy Maynard discussed a
technique for creating very realistic upholstery for the
interior of his Siewert Mooney using flocking in a plastic
bag. He also presented his 1/4-scale La-7 in bare bones.
Saito 450 3-cylinder glow engine. Plans by Dave Andersen,
cowl by Jeff Micko, retracts by Eric Malkerson,
canopy by Wayne Siewert. Seems to be a club project,
showed his 5th scale Focke Wulf TA 152H, 114” span.
Glassed, ready for primer. Not an enlargement of his 6th
scale design (see video in last month’s online newsletter)
but a new design. 3-piece wing and removable tail. Plans
will be public domain.
Cal Branton gave an
update on the Tri-Valley field situation. Will it become a
described making small
carbon-fiber/epoxy molded parts using a Food-Saver Bag.
Available at Target, $40.00.
the local Scale Masters Qualifier, the Minnesota Scale
Classic, will be held August 2 at ACRC. Airtronics
spread-spectrum radio and other prizes. $10 entry fee. Two
Fun Scale, Expert and Team events.
Leo Wolf described
his G62 rebuild by
Ralph Cunningham of
Ignitions that saved 1-1/2 lbs from the stock version on
Ignitions Williams AZ.
I-16 is nearly finished. It's 40 lbs now but he will need
10 lbs nose ballast to balance due to the short nose. The
model is a 30% scale and F/G cowl by Jeff Micko.
Wing filets of lightweight Bondo. 3M Hair-Set Tape on wing
ribs gives fabric look despite sheeted wing. AH pilot is a UK
company. Aluminum paint is 3 rattle cans of Krylon from Seven Corners Hardware. Vinyl graphics from a
print shop in Northfield. Cheater flaps. Top of wing is
flat, dihedral comes from taper in bottom surface. “I
don’t know how long the gear doors will last, or the whole
airplane for that matter.” First flight is planned for
April Fool’s Day at 3PM.
displayed a Dave Platt Focke Wulf 190A
purchased at an auction, builder unknown. He revised the
tail linkage, added a Dragon pilot and other modifications.
Joe Grice's F-86 Pilot
Former SFM Members
D. Andersen's Grumman Lynx
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something that is really extraordinary about the people
who build airplanes and who love to fly either full
scale or miniature aircraft, modelers or pilots engaged
in fierce competition will drop everything to assist a
competitor who is in need, even though it reduces their
chance of winning.”