Next Mtg Friday December 17, 2021

 

... don't forget, we always look forward to seeing your wonderful projects. Please bring'em to the next meeting and share your knowledge and insights! 

 

Meeting Directions: Southtown Baptist Church

 


 

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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 Celebrity, Kirk 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 facilities.



Dennis Batty 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 camouflage pattern.

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, were told that the Tiger Moth is a pleasure to fly and sounds terrific on the four stroke engine!

The Zoom Meeting setup will be working for those who cannot attend the next meeting in person!

Dan Schmidt shared his 1940 Fairchild F-24 in US Coast Guard colors.  The color scheme is rare as Dan explained only four (4) Fairchild F-24s 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 project.

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 the glovebox!


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