March 2006 Show & Tell

     Rick Sawicki shared his Splash 3D Hydro-Plane flying boat. This version is much larger than the more common Miss Hangar One. It is designed by a man named Ben in Jacksonville, FL. The kit contains; CNC cut 6mm Depron construction/3mm cockpit, 4mm carbon spars, .060 carbon control and support rods, 3mm flat carbon bar, Carbon control horns and a CD-rom instruction manual.
     Rick is using most of the recommended power system components listed here, except for the ESC; Hacker A30-28S, Hacker X30 esc, TP 2100 Pro-Lite 3S1P, 3- HS-55 servos 4-6 channel rx and APC 9x6E prop.
     For more info or to order for $90 the email contact is

     Stan Spiewak showed his Blade CX helicopter from Horizon Hobby. Everything comes with it for $189.00. He got his at Nankin Hardware. He demonstrated that it is very easy to fly and a whole lot of fun.

April Show and Tell

     Rick Sawicki had two more electric control line models to share.

     The first was a Brodak 1949 Viking. It is powered by a Hyperion 3019-10, Polyquest 3S1P 3700 mAh Li-Po, and Castle Creations Phoenix 45. The RTF weight is 36 ounces with a wing area of 570 It is a U-control stunt plane coverd with Nelson Lite film. Rick felt that the plans and wood quality were excellent.

     His second plane is a Hobby Lobby flat foamie YAK converted to control line. It is all foam and Rick thought that the planes were good. It is now a control line stunt that was a super simple electric conversion. It uses an Eskay 400 outrunner, Polyquest "20" 850mAh 3S1P and Phoenix 25 controller. For the control line bellcrank, Rick got a little creative and used a servo horn. Neat idea!

     Rudi Reinhard shared and showed his T-Rex electric helicopter. His version has a Neu motor with 35-amp speed control, 3S 2100 Li-Po battery and gyro. It flies very much like a full-blown chopper, which it is. It is not a trainer or "easy fly" type.

Rudi with his T-Rex