My Latest Builds
My Latest Builds
Just finished the Pitts Special and did the maiden flight this morning.
All went well,good flight and landing,had to land in the driveway where
i had plowed the snow.This one looks like a keeper for sure.
36 inch wingspan
Length 27 inch
Motor Emax CF2822
Here is my latest builds,the Mini Scout and a bigger one(papa)
The plans are free on the Flite-Test site along with a build video.
I started with the Mini but i thought it was too small so i scaled it
up and built a larger one.
The large one is 36inch wingspan.
The mini is 23.5 inch wingspan.
I flew the maiden flight of the large one this morning and she fly’s
good. Lookin forward to more flights on it.
New Infineon with the Stars and Stipes Theme
The Albatros B.I was a large three-bay biplane designed before the First World War and that was taken into German service after the outbreak of war. It used the composite construction that would be the hallmark of Albatros aircraft. The fuselage had a wooden frame and was covered with plywood. The wings had wooden spars and ribs and were fabric covered. The radiators were mounted on the sides of the fuselage close to the front cockpit.
The aircraft had been designed in 1913, with some input by Ernst Heinkel, who at the time was working for Albatros.
After the outbreak of the First World War the existing biplanes were taken into military service and given the designation B.I. They were then followed by the improved B.II, a two-bay biplane that led onto the armed C.I and a long family of Albatros scouts.
Engine: One Mercedes D.I or D.II
Power: 100hp or 110hp
Span: 47ft 6.75in
Length: 28ft 1.5in
Height: 10ft 4in
Empty weight: 1,647lb
Maximum take-off weight: 2,381lb
Max speed: 65mph
Climbing Speed: 10 minutes to 2,625ft
Endurance: 4 hours
The importance of the Stearman PT-13/PT-17 to the US war effort cannot be overemphasized. Approximately 50% of all US military pilots, who fought in WW II received their initial flight training in this sturdy aircraft. A further 10,000 RAF and Fleet Air Arm pilots used the Stearman trainer for primary training, at British Flying Training Schools throughout the United States, between 1941 and 1944.
8,430 Stearmans were built before manufacturing ended in 1944. No other biplane was ever produced in such numbers. Over 1,000 Stearman trainers remain in flying condition today.