Welcome to Barnstormers! We would like to share with you a variety of model photos submitted by the readers of Flying Models. We'd love to feature your models, too. Instructions on how to submit your photos can be found at the bottom of this article!
Quick-e by Tom Binkley
The Quirk-e spans 24", weighs 5 1/5 oz, has aileron, elevator and throttle control. Tom reports, "It ROG's easily at half throttle from school yard grass. On low rates and at lower throttle settings it is stable and docile! You don't have to keep your eye on it every nano-second! Give it the gas, and even on low rates it is very responsive and agile. Outside loops and inverted flight, it flys just like a symmetrical wing. Just a touch of down pressure to fly inverted, with no tendency to roll out. On high rates it is crazy aerobatic. Slow it back down and it does relaxed touch-and-go's on the grass. It even glides nicely. I need to arm my brake to stop the prop to explore the gliding possibilities a bit more." If you like the Quirk-e, you'll enjoy another design from Tom, the Yard Stik.
Consolidated PT-1 by Pat Daily
"Here is a photo taken by me of my Consolidated PT-1 in the markings of the 430th Pursuit Squadron based at Richards Field in Kansas City, this was my Dad's squadron. He actually flew the full size PT-1 back around 1930 or so. The plane depicted by the model actually still exists in the San Diego Air Museum with the original covering and markings. The model is a four-channel electric and built from a modified R/N kit (still available from Penn Valley Hobbies) and has a 36" wingspan. I used a Hacker in-runner motor hidden in the dummy Hispano Suiza motor. I have flown this plane for about 10 years now and it is really docile in the air--almost free flight. Does wonderful touch and goes. Covering is airspan and airbrushed colors."