RC Model Plane 1/5th Scale

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Model Plane 1/5th Scale

I am no RC Model plane flyer but my friend is, He had just returned from a heart operation and recuperating whilst getting mad with nothing physical to do. This was the outcome of our time spent building this beauty of a plane from scratch till he recovered. – He recovered with a bang. Now the plane building is on hold. He is attending to the engine which is a modified grass trimmer’s engine and other hardware that will go into it to make it fly. Of course! It will be giving a skin and hopefully we’d get permission to fly it.

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-- tuanie

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#1 posted 1786 days ago

Looks like fun. I used to build those as a kid, but never flew them. I’d just hang them from the ceiling minus the skin.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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Mike Pousson

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#2 posted 1786 days ago

Great pictures. I’ve built 2 aircraft from scratch out of wood. So, I know the time it takes to do it right. Mine were a flyable full size Pietenpol and a 1/3 scale P-51 mustang. Both were flown successfully by me many years ago. Your post brought back good memories.

-- Mike in Waubaushene, ON

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#3 posted 1786 days ago

Another amazing piece of work. I hope you post again when it is complete.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Joe Watson

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#4 posted 1786 days ago

I fly and build model airplanes. I generally do not build scale airplanes. this winter in fact i plan on building a plane called an Ultrasport 60. Beautiful plane you are building. what airplane is that a model of?

-- Got Wood?

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#5 posted 1786 days ago

Now that looks like a fun project! I know my kids would think so too.

Great job!

-- Dennis,!/MpleGrvWoodwrks

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#6 posted 1786 days ago

Great creation. Nice job, and post a completed project and as it come back from it’s pilot run.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#7 posted 1786 days ago

so SO cool!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#8 posted 1786 days ago

Excellent job….looks like it would be a blast to fly…...did you build from plans?

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#9 posted 1785 days ago

Wonderful project. I guess most woodworkers like myself have enjoyed making models, but there can’t be so many who have built one on such a grand scale as this one. Pardon my ignorance, but I am wondering what the the long pipe with the red attachments is used for.

Thanks for sharing this project with us.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 1785 days ago

Wow..What memories ! I have built around 17 planes for myself and everyone at the airfeild when i used to be an RC nut. Flew and crashed alot, so i got really good at building. Nice assembly jig. Brings back the good ole days.Post again when the engine and skins are done. Your freind is lucky to have you help with this build.

-- If at first you don't succeed...Buy another tool !!

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#11 posted 1785 days ago

Looks like another winnerTuanie! Can’t wait to see more pictures.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#12 posted 1773 days ago

Nice, I’ve got one in my shop taking up space. The wing span is 4 feet. I need to get that thing finished. Say, what are you doing next?

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#13 posted 1772 days ago

So impressive

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 1772 days ago

Your friend is either single or has the worlds most understanding wife or the most exclusive of shops.
Nice job.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#15 posted 1772 days ago

These things seem so nice when made and flying. It’s hard to imagine just how much work goes into them , good luck and if you fly over Scotland say HI. LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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