We had 23 members and guests that
braved the cold weather for this
November 2021 meeting.
We apologize but no Zoom Meeting access was
set-up for the meeting.
Since this months meeting was the day
after Thanksgiving we only had two (2)
aircraft for show & tell.
SFM Worldwide Poster
Hall was presented with a custom
Scale Flyers of
Minnesota Yeti as a thank you for
arranging the meeting space with the
church and being there to ensure the
church is happy with our use of their
displayed his 1/5th scale DeHavilland
Tiger Moth built from a UK kit. The
model was acquired from a builder who
had partially built it. It is
covered in coverall and was originally
planned to be painted in a WW2
Instead Dennis found
an all red civilian version that would
look great in the air. The Tiger
Moth is powered by a Saito FA-90 4-stroke
glow engine. The first flight was
very exciting as several panels of the
scale cowling flew off in flight.
Dennis tells us that
this reminds us all to check the
construction of aircraft built by
someone else to make sure it meets your
safety standards. After re-gluing
many joints, we’re told that the Tiger
Moth is a pleasure to fly and sounds
terrific on the four stroke engine!
setup will be working for those who
cannot attend the next meeting in person!
shared his 1940 Fairchild F-24 in US
Coast Guard colors. The color
scheme is rare as Dan explained only
four (4) Fairchild F-24’s were in
service with the US Coast Guard during
the war. Dan provided images to
Callie Graphix and she provided
beautifully detailed graphics for this
It has a 92"
Wingspan and weighs 18.5 pounds dry. The
functional oleo struts were hand built
for the model. It is powered by a Saito
1.80 converted to gas/ignition. The
hinged panels on the cowling are
functional for access and fueling.
Dan created a
realistic cockpit interior that can
simply be removed for access to the
radio and fuel tank areas. The
aircraft is covered in Oratex and
painted with Behr latex.
Access to the power
switches and charging jacks are through
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