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  1. Qwenther

    Balsa Robelen's Parakeet Biplane

    I acquired a partially built Parakeet biplane a while back, and I've been planning to finish that model as a converted electric for years. I only recently however found hidden in my stash of miscellaneous parts a motor that might have the juice to power it. I had an Eflite Power 15 motor lying...
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  7. GliderFlyer

    Airtronics Olympic II electric sailplane build

    Well its about time for me to start building this kit now. It was gifted to me by another member of my local flying field a few months ago, and I am determined to make it the best sailplane I have ever built and have it do excellent in competition. I have not done an inventory yet on parts. Here...
  8. hitjim

    Help! Dumas 302 30" Gee Bee E Power Pack Selection

    Hey folks! I'm planning a RC conversion of a 30" Gee Bee Model E by Dumas. It's been done before but with some out-of-date HobbyKing gear. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?3043706-Dumas-30-Gee-Bee-Model-E-Rubber-to-Electric-Conversion/page2 I figured I'd try a Power Pack A...
  9. FoamyDM

    Plane Minimoa50 1.0

    Enjoy this beautiful 50" gull-wing glider modeled from the Hirth Glider designs. History This type of craft goes way back to the early day of flight. beautiful and graceful gull lines. make it an idea reconnaissance glider in the wars This smaller model is easy to transport and feature 2...
  10. Jackson T

    PC 21 Scratch Build

    @FPVAirCombat has inspired me to build a PC 21 for scale cockpit FPV. He does some really nice scale flying and dogfighting with his FMS PC 21, and he posts the videos on this thread. I decided it looked like too much fun to miss out on, so I have designed my own out of balsa! Specs: Wingspan...
  11. willsonman

    Winter Build 2019-2020: Top Flite P-51 (0.60 size)

    So here we go: So, for those of you who don't want to sit through 9:23 of thorough explanation I'll give a brief rundown of this project. @AkimboGlueGuns planted a seed in my brain that blossomed into diving into my engineering skill set. There have been a couple of great examples of constant...
  12. FoamyDM

    FTFC20 Mara designed by FoamyDM - The Flying Mustache

    This the entry of the MARA designed by FoamyDM The graceful swept curves of this Thermal Soarer are enticing, I am drawn to the unique construction methods employed to build this unique craft. History: The craft was designed in 1999 by Markku Tähkäpää, reknown veteran Finnish modeler. but...
  13. MarioGdV

    Piper Cub J-3 Build Log

    Hi! As the title says, I'm going to build my first balsa kit, a 1200mm Piper Cub J3. It's definitely a bad choice for a first kit, since it's from Banggood, but I've read the instructions and I think it doesn't seem that hard. However, I can always ask you for help if I need it (I will). The...
  14. rockyboy

    Gee Bee Dreamer Bipe

    Time for another swap meet rescue build! :D This time it's the classic Dreamer Biplane designed by Jon Foster with plans published in the June 1972 Flying Models Magazine. The specs are 39.5" wingspan, designed for .40 sized glow fuel motor, and 4.5 pounds. The design was later kitted by Gee...
  15. MarioGdV

    Foam-Planes flyer wants to start in balsa kits

    All the plane's I've flown are made out of foam. I was thinking in build a balsa plane after designing my own foam plane, and that's what I was doing until my PC crashed. I'm currently getting it repaired, but it will take a few weeks and I surely won't be able to recover the data, including the...
  16. Balsa Glider

    Balsa Glider

    Mini balsa glider
  17. Balsa Gliders

    Balsa Gliders

  18. JTarmstr

    Balsa Noob. Guillows A1-H Skyraider

    So i recieved a Guillows A1-H Skyraider kit as a gift for my birthday. I have been thinking about it for a bit and trying to decide what to do with it, part of me wants to convert it to RC and the other half of me wants to make it exactly as it should be with free flight. So i am posting to...
  19. W

    DaVinci Glider Inspired Scratch Build--Wood AND Foam

    So here's my first concept-to-flight continuous post: It all started when my friend Dylan heard that I scratch build airplanes. He immediately suggested that I build a DaVinci-Style aircraft. He had the whirlycopter thing in mind I think, but I was inspired by the DaVinci Glider (plus I...
  20. Ventus

    Building the Balrog - 2kg/70oz biplane - out of foamboard (but also balsa and plywood ;)

    Description The goal of the project was to make use of a couple of old ~450W+ motors (Dualsky XM3548CA-5 850kV and Turnigy C3548 900kV) and four 4s 2300mAh LiFe battery packs that have been lying around idle for several years now. Since this stuff is pretty heavy, and since I like biplanes, it...