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Barnstormers - May 2014


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!

Great Planes Ju-87 Stuka by Larry Kruse

This sport scale Great Planes Ju-87 Stuka is the latest project from Flying Model’s former columnist and current contributor, Larry Kruse. The plane spans a nominal 70 inches and is powered by a Saito .82 four-stroke engine spinning a 13x6 pitch prop. The model is covered with Coverite iron-on film in three colors and features fully articulated working flaps. Two Williams Brothers 1⁄7 scale pilot figures add realism to the cockpit, with a cocktail straw serving as the rear machine gun barrel sticking out the back of the canopy. A 6-channel Futaba T6J 2.4GHz S-FHSS radio system provides the necessary flight control. Larry says that even though the plane has been out of production for a while, patience and constant attention to on-line auctions and classified ads allowed him to acquire this model, assemble it, and take it off his “bucket list”!


Thermic by Ken Bagdon

Ken Bagdon writes in this month to show off his newly completed powered Thermic sailplane model. Ken writes, “About the time the article came out on the Thermic 50X in the September 2013 FM, I had completed the conversion of my own original Thermic model.” Ken says he installed a 10-gram brushless outrunner motor spinning a 4.5x4.5 prop, 12-amp speed control and two micro servos. Ken’s Thermic is motivated with a 2S 500 mAh LiPo battery for help in catching thermals.




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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