12.10.03 This is a balsa and tissue scratch built "dimescale" version of a British Target drone, of which I know very little about. Dimescale means that it is simple in construction and detailing, and is built in a manner similar to those balsa and tissue kits of the 30's that cost a "dime". The plane os balsa covered with tissue. The roundels are also tissue adhered with gluestick to the CDL colored undersides. The rigging is elastic thread colored grey. The weight is 14.5 grams and will hopefully fly on a single loop of 3/32" rubber.
1.16.04 This is the DPCM Laser Cut kit of the Airco DH5. The span is 15.25 in. I'm working on this kit as part of the DPCM Kit Cook-Up on the SFA Forum site: http://www.smallflyingarts.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl
So far, the fuselage is almost complete sans decking and cowl. The tailfeather outlines are made from laminated strips (wet) of 1/16 x 1/32 balsa and formed around cardboard templates. Both the rudder and elevators will be operable - hinged with twist tie wire. Construction is held in place on a steel board with magnets.
This is a 1/24 scale (15.9" span) balsa wood free flight model of a Sopwith Triplane. It is scratch built from reduced plans drawn by Mike Midkiff. So far, I've completed the fuselage, rudder and stab. I've built the prototype stab over the WSDF 3-view - the plans called for the later version. I'll post photos as soon as possible. Each side of the fuselage was built from 1/16" sq sticks, with the cabane struts integrated into the fuselage sides .
8.04.03 This is the beginning of the recently released Aerographics Sopwith Triplane kit. It's being built as a "kit review" for FLYING MODELS MAGAZINE. The kit is a 22" span printwood version of the Triplane at the Shuttleworth Collection, and is designed for either CO2 or Electric power. This version will be electric.