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I have CDO.

It's like OCD but the letters are in alphabetical order.

As they should be.


1929 Waco CTO Taperwing

Pronounced like taco but with a "W" despite what everyone says and stands for 'Weaver Aircraft Company'. This is my current project along with all the other things that go on in the summer. This one however will probably last into the winter. The CTO was 22' 5" long and had a wingspan of 30'3" upper and 26'3" lower. It was powered by a Wright J-6 225 HP 7 cylinder Radial engine. It weighed 1677 pounds with a useful load of 923 pounds. It carried 65 gallons of gas and had a ceiling of 19,000 feet. A max speed of 138 mph, a cruising speed of 115 mph, and a landing speed of 48 mph. This plane was the Winner of the' Transcontinental Air Derby' and many others. There are three still believed to be flying today. I'll keep you posted.

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I've been making some changes to the vertical stabilizer, elevator and when I get to it the ailerons. The plans were never designed to use robart hinges but someone started it that way and I'm going to try and finish upwith Robarts. When I was trying to decide how to fit everything into the fuselage I noticed the plans called for blocking off the cockpit and I need to be able to access that space for my pull-pull rudder so I built a removable cockpit instead. It's tough trying to get everything right without a manual and having only two of the three pages of the plans. More to come.


I'm not getting a lot done but I have finished sanding the entire plane and gluing the tail feathers on. I’m currently building the struts between the upper and lower wings. I don’t really know what they should look like because I have a page missing in the blueprints and no instructions. I’ve added a couple of Golden Rod tubes without the inserts to the fire wall and drilled two holes in the cowling. I have a long screwdriver that will go all the way from the outside of the cowling to the high and low screws on the carb. I’m designing a way to pinch the fuel line at the carb with a servo so no removing cowling to adjust carb on this plane.

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I've started on the covering but I'm working on the mechanical stuff at the same time. It’s tough for a beginner like me to work on a kit without any instructions. I have to build linkages and mounting hardware without a clue of how it was designed to work on this model. I want to thank Tom Brittian for helping me with some research. I can find a few things on the original plane but nothing on the model.

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Dan Voyles current Project a "Follow Me Truck"

I talked about doing this this project for quite awhile but when it started getting too hot to work outside all day I decided now was the time. The first picture is how I took it out of the box. I didn't like the racing look of the body since it was suppose to be a working truck so I bought a clear body 1972 C-10 Chevy. I wanted a working truck but it didnt have to be a clunker.

The real reason I wanted a truck on the flight line is to run down my planes on the other end of the runway and bring them back which may not be a problem for many of you but it is for me. I need a way to pick up the tail wheel of the plane and haul it back. Picture 3 is my first try at it. It is a 3-point hitch that was suppose to pick up the wheel with a single servo but when I activated the servo the weight of the plane compressed the suspension so much it lifted the front wheels off the ground. Now I'm working on a trailer that connects to the truck like a brush hog and has two caster wheels in the back to support the weight. I'm also building crates for the trailer to hold the batteries and receiver.


Here is the finished truck with trailer attached. The picture on the right is a view of the connection between the truck and the trailer. It's similar to a three point hitch on a tractor. It will be easier to backup and the camera will always point to the hookup loop.
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The lower crate on the front of the trailer is for servos and the upper contains a battery, the reciever for the trailer and the camera for backing up. The right pane on the left is a link to a movie that shows how it works on the rug in the basement. I was in the other room running the truck from there with the camera. Hopefully I'll get to try it at the field soon.



Up a tree with Gary and Larry

Tuesday afternoon, 6/27/17, Gary Steward's plane was recovered from the tree behind the parking lot. It was a team effort like everything else we do at the field. Larry Nieman and Gary did all the work and the rest of the team stood around and made suggestions of the best way to accomplish the task and then discussed the pros and cons of each idea. Despite all the kibitzing the job was finished up in great style and I'm sure Gary will have his plane back at the field in no time looking good as new.




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Mark Fansler

"Grumman F7F Tigercat"

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This is a 1:7.5 scale Grumman F7F Tigercat. I scratch built it from Don Palmer plans but make many modifications to more modern build techniques.

bb5 bb6 I started cutting out parts in Nov 2015 and finished the plane, ready to fly, in Feb 2017. It is powered by two 36cc PTE gas engines running APC 15.75 x 13P 3-blade props and two 16 oz gas tanks, one in each nacelles .
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The servos are Power HD 9150’s but the four flap servos and the nose gear steering servo is Power HD 1501’s. The receiver is a 9 channel 2.4 gHz Hitec powered thru a Redwing RC Power board using two 2200 mah 11.1V Lipo batteries.
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The main and nose landing gears are Fultz HD Scorpions. I got all the graphics from Callie Graphics and it is covered in Ultrakote.
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We also have some movies of the Maiden!!!
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Bob Satow's Current Project

"Cessna L-19 Bird Dog"

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The plane is a Cessna L-19 known as the Bird Dog. I have built the plane based on Wendell Hostetler's plans, all 4 feet by 16 feet of them. The model will be powered by an EME 55cc gas engine. The ending weight will hopefully be shy of 25lbs. I have it wired for navigation lights, including landing lights. Landing gear is from TNT and the cowl from Fiberglass Specialties should be here the first of the week. Covering is about 80% complete. After the covering I will get installation of the 14 windows figured out. I have a long way to go.

bb5 bb6 I've asked Bob to let us know when he is going to make the Maiden flight. I'm sure there will be a number of people that will want to see this one in the air. Thanks Bob for the contribution.
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Bob and Steve putting everything together .
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Ready to go and a slow speed pass.
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A slow speed pass.



Larry Nieman's New Project

"Double Trouble"

f Attached are some pictures of Larry Nieman's first scratch build from his hand drawn full size plans.  Total wingspan is 152 inches. Power is provided by two OS FS 26 four stroke engines.  Control is via two Hitec 72Mz receivers, one in each fuselage. Current weight is right at 8 pounds, with only the covering to add, which will give the plane a wing loading of 12.6 oz per square foot.

Clck on the images to see full size. Hopefully we will see an update from Larry soon. I'll try to get Larry to let us know when he is going to Maiden this plane so we can be there to see it. Thanks Larry for the contribution. i

Here is the finished product. I hope Larry lets us know when he is going to do the maiden flight. Look great Larry!

Click on the picture to the left to see what Larry has designed to add under the center wing section of the Double Trouble. He calls it the X-20. It's an unpowered glider with elevons and he says he will need someone to fly it back to the runway after he releases it from Double Trouble. Larry I think people will be standing in line for the chance.

x20 Larry says the X-20 is ready to fly. He is waiting for good weather so start looking for him at the field anytime.
x200 The X-20 from the other side.





Bob’s new kit built 30cc “Senior TeleMaster” has a great new feature that I predict will start showing up on a lot of new models. Bob used what looks like 1½” control horns instead of CA hinges to attach the flaps to the wing. This allows the flaps to rotate away from the wing and down instead of just pivoting up and down on the trailing edge of the wing. To enclose the area between the wing and the flaps when the flaps are down Bob used plastic panels that extend from a slot in the trailing edge of the wing to the leading edge of the flaps. In the down position the plastic panels have a slight curve in them. In the up position the panes are completely enclosed inside the wing. To see the flaps in action click the picture and watch a short video.




Here is a great video that Tom sent from the IMAA Air Show 2011

Here is the video of the Flying People from New York

You can download our field for use on RealFlight on the "About Us" page.

Thanks Jerry!





It is the soldier, not the President,who gives us democracy,

It is the soldier, not the Congress, who takes care of us.

It is the soldier, not the Reporter,who has given us Freedom of Press.

It is the soldier, not the Poet, who has given us Freedom of Speech.

It is the soldier, not the campus Organizer, who has given us the Freedom to Demonstrate.

It is the soldier, who salutes the flag; who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, that allows the protester to burn the flag.

Father Dennis O'Brien, US Marine Corp. Chaplain





At least someone gets to fly off the field when it's flooded.


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Last Update Sunday 18 February, 2018 11:00 AM