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Barnstormers - March 2013


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!

The Wren by Eric Boehm

Built from 1948 Areomodeller plans, this freeflight model has a 42" wingspan.


Piper Tripacer by Bill Bradley

Bill Bradley from Texas checks in this month with a beautiful little Piper Tripacer. Bill writes, β€œI thought I would send you a photo of my 1957 Piper Tripacer. The model has a 36-inch wingspan, with a flying weight of 20 ounces. Construction is of balsa and ply with a one-piece plastic cowl from Keith Sparks, a shock absorbing steerable nosewheel, and working flaps. β€œThe parts are laser cut by Manzano Laser and the plans are CAD drawn. Power is a Turnigy 2209-28 turning a 8–4 Electrifly prop with a 3S 1500 mAh Li-Po and 20A ESC. The model is covered in Polyspan, painted and trimmed with latex paint. Numbers and markings are self printed water slide decals, with a final coat of clear Krylon. I used nylon hinges for the base strut attachment, so that pulling the two hinge pins and one screw in the wing top will remove the wing in one piece allowing plenty of room in the cabin. The little Piper flies great, but it is not a floater. The short kit is available from”


Electric R/C conversion by Will Gaylord

"This is the latest Guillows kit release, a 20" Edge 540 electric rc conversion for four-channel R/C with steerable tailwheel. Should be an exciting little aerobatic plane."


Flying Models Barnstormers welcomes your submissions! Readers of Flying Models are invited to submit pictures (no more than three) and a brief description of their model (no more than 300 words). Images should be at least 1024 pixels across. Please send your submissions to Associate Editor Jim Wiggin for consideration. We look forward to your contributions!

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