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Current Rubber Powered Builds
Current Rubber Powered Builds  (1 Viewing)
Share your rubber powered flying stick and tissue projects currently on your workbench. These models are intended to be tossed into the wild blue yonder and fly all on their own. Enjoy the build and wonder at the flight!
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664 19446 Last Post Today at 9:39am
In: Re: Douglas SBD Dauntless...
By: Rekitus Maximus
Display/Static Models
Display/Static Models  (2 Viewing)
Stick and Tissue models that are built as static display models. Quite often display models will have much more details in cockpits, engines and control surfaces. Detail is limited only by the modeler. These models are not made to fly on rubber or electric power.
Moderators: thymekiller, BillParker, Sky9pilot, bigrip74
65 4733 Last Post Jun 20th, 2021 at 5:23pm
In: Re: Guillows kit #301 Aer...
By: heywooood
Cook ups, Build alongs, participation builds, what have you.
Cook ups, Build alongs, participation builds, what have you.
The Place to start builds where other people are invited to build along. Also to post pictures of your cook up builds from other forums
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35 7065 Last Post Apr 14th, 2021 at 8:04am
In: Re: Cookup December 2020...
By: MKelly
Beginner's Questions? This is for you!
Beginner's Questions? This is for you!
You'll find suggestions to help you with some beginner's questions. We want you to enjoy the greatest hobby of all, Free Flight (always capitalized) Stick and Tissue modeling! When you post your own build on your own thread you'll find many suggestions and assistance from this modeling community. We are ready to assist you to become a successful modeler!
Moderators: thymekiller, Sky9pilot, bigrip74
18 94 Last Post Apr 28th, 2021 at 1:52pm
In: Re: Correction for an Air...
By: Z-man
How To's for beginners & experienced modelers
How To's for beginners & experienced modelers
Step by step how to's for beginners & experienced modelers showing the tools, supplies and basic steps in constructing various parts and components for your Stick and Tissue model. Like making wing ribs from scratch, what kind of adhesive do you use, making wing to fuselage fillets, adding panel lines to your model etc. You may find a new idea or be reminded of one you used to use!
Moderators: thymekiller, BillParker, Sky9pilot
30 161 Last Post May 21st, 2020 at 7:38pm
In: A Beginner's Guide to Fre...
By: Sky9pilot
Forgotten Projects
Forgotten Projects
We all have those project builds that we started and somehow got diverted to other responsibilities or projects and they wound up in a box or several boxes. This board is for those projects that are being resurrected. So if you have a forgotten project or a project that was set aside and now you're getting it back out you can post it here.
Moderators: thymekiller, Sky9pilot, bigrip74
10 227 Last Post Apr 21st, 2021 at 6:41pm
In: Re: Guillow's 801 Sopwith...
By: Sky9pilot
Free Flight Indoor
Free Flight Indoor
Discussion of indoor Free Flight that doesn't fit in any other catagory
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9 38 Last Post Mar 6th, 2020 at 4:38pm
In: Re: Round And Round We Go...
By: Kittyfritters
Famous Aviators and their Planes Cookup
Famous Aviators and their Planes Cookup
This board will be for the history of famous aviators and aircraft pioneer/engineers/companies, their story, aircraft and acheivements in the world of aviation. It will include a cookup where various modelers will choose a plane to model based on the pilot/aviator/company of the aircraft. Modelers will be free to add details of the aircraft's history, design and accomplishments in the world of aviation.
Moderators: thymekiller, BillParker, Sky9pilot
12 389 Last Post May 4th, 2018 at 8:39pm
In: Re: My no-torque No-Cal D...
By: bigrip74
NoCals Builds
NoCals Builds
These are profile style rubber powered models. The fuselages are profile rather than full bodied models with a motor stick on the side of the fuselage. Primarily flown indoor but in calm whether can be flown outdoors. Usually covered in tissue, which often is printed on an inkjet printer.
Moderators: thymekiller, Sky9pilot
30 436 Last Post May 5th, 2021 at 8:37pm
In: Re: New Skins for P-36 No...
By: Sky9pilot
Legal Eagle Builds
Legal Eagle Builds
This board is for all the Legal Eagle builds and links to Legal Eagle plans and rules
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3 18 Last Post Jun 8th, 2019 at 8:06pm
In: Re: One Night In Jail
By: Kittyfritters
Pistachio Scale Models
Pistachio Scale Models
This board is for Pistachio Scale
Open to any scale free flight rubber powered model of either not more than 8" span or not more than 6" overall length excluding propeller. The minimum documentation is as follows: (a) A general arrangement drawing of at least two inches wingspan but not more than twelve inches wingspan.
Moderators: thymekiller, alfakilo, bigrip74, Sky9pilot
1 12 Last Post Mar 15th, 2021 at 8:54am
In: Re: Spitfar....southern b...
By: alfakilo
Peanut Scale Models
Peanut Scale Models
FAC Peanut Scale models have maximum wingspan of 13 inches
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75 1635 Last Post Jun 20th, 2021 at 10:32pm
In: Re: Another DH5
By: Rekitus Maximus
Dime Scale and Pseudo Dimers
Dime Scale and Pseudo Dimers
Dime Scale models come in two flavors: Traditional, and Pseudo. Both compete under the same rules.
Traditional Dimers are built from plans produced during the “golden age” of modeling; Pseudo Dimers are built
from contemporary designs that honor the methods, structural simplicity, and details typical of those early plans.
1.0 BASIC RULES
A. Dime Scale models are to be of simple design and easy construction such as those built from 10 cent kits or
plans representing full scale airplanes built prior to December 31, 1949.
B. Wing span: 16 inches maximum.
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24 689 Last Post Jun 14th, 2021 at 8:24am
In: Re: Enter the "Flying Banana,...
By: Kerak
Bostonian Builds
Bostonian Builds
This is a board to share the construction, build tips and videos of Bostonian models. There is a wide array of sport, and semi-scale models to be built in this popular category. Bostonians have a specific set of rules that govern the size and limitations of the Bostonian category.
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14 199 Last Post May 10th, 2021 at 6:36pm
In: Re: Beanburg D1
By: Kittyfritters
EZB, 35cm, Ministick, AROG, Living Room Models
EZB, 35cm, Ministick, AROG, Living Room Models
The small and light models.
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4 34 Last Post May 2nd, 2019 at 3:25pm
In: This board was requested...
By: Sky9pilot
Embryo Endurance Inside-Outside
Embryo Endurance Inside-Outside
This is the board for posting builds for Indoor and Outdoor Embryo Endurance models.
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11 288 Last Post Jun 12th, 2021 at 7:40pm
In: Re: Super Fike for Embryo...
By: MKelly
Towline Gliders
Towline Gliders
Towline/Upstart Gliders- Free Flight Stick and Tissue Models
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2 42 Last Post Jun 16th, 2021 at 6:03pm
In: Re: Jetstream from an ori...
By: Sky9pilot
CO2 Stick and Tissue Free Flight Builds
CO2 Stick and Tissue Free Flight Builds
This board is for all those Co2 powered Free Flight models. Any shape, size, sport, scale or old timer! Put your CO2 powered builds here!
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9 109 Last Post Nov 2nd, 2019 at 5:51am
In: Re: Aeronca C-3 / G-Mot 1...
By: Kaintuck
Control Line - model aviation
Control Line - model aviation
Control Line is the modeling venue for those modelers who like to fly in circles. Using control lines from a handle to the powered model. IC or Electric powered.
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41 420 Last Post Mar 5th, 2021 at 12:10pm
In: John Gunn CL Contest May...
By: spin
Catapult Launched/Hand Launched Gliders
Catapult Launched/Hand Launched Gliders
Gliders that are usually solid construction balsa, launched with a strand of rubber mounted on a dowel approximately six inches long. Including Catajet, Cataprops and standard CLGs
Or Hand launched gliders similar to Catapult Launched gliders but usually a bit larger in size.
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38 373 Last Post Dec 21st, 2020 at 8:04pm
In: Crossbow Launch
By: DAVE Q
Finding CG, wing area for model aircraft
Finding CG, wing area for model aircraft
How to determine Center of gravity, wing area and other calculation for getting your model airplane ready to fly. This is a board for various articles and illustrations on how to accomplish these tasks for your model.
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12 35 Last Post Jan 27th, 2021 at 6:00pm
In: Re: The mystery of Incide...
By: jaeger820
How To Tips and Tricks Articles
How To Tips and Tricks Articles
This is a board of articles found on the net by modelers and how they handle various aspects of Free Flight modeling. From trimming, rubber motors, constructions tips etc.
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55 199 Last Post Apr 5th, 2021 at 8:38am
In: Tools....for slotting for...
By: Kaintuck
Instrument panels for aircraft
Instrument panels for aircraft
This board is a collections of aircraft instrument panels. We will be adding to this board so check for the latest addition. Starting with WWII warbirds and then to other aircraft.
Moderators: thymekiller, alfakilo, bigrip74, Sky9pilot
13 19 Last Post Jan 25th, 2021 at 5:16pm
In: Re: P-51 Mustang instrume...
By: Sky9pilot
Using Foam for Modeling
Using Foam for Modeling
Foam can be used for many various parts of Free Flight Rubber Powered models. You can fashion many complex shapes out of foam for use in your models; such as wheels, scoops, various gun fairing and bumps, tail cones etc. Just understand that FAC (Flying Aces Club) doesn't accept the use of foam for building whole models. Here's some techniques and tricks for using foam.
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5 14 Last Post Oct 13th, 2019 at 12:31pm
In: Re: Construction of a 1/2...
By: neoflight
 Decals and Tissue #'s and Letters for Model Planes
Decals and Tissue #'s and Letters for Model Planes
Sources for Decals for model aircraft
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12 51 Last Post Apr 18th, 2021 at 10:03am
In: Water slide decals -Dave'...
By: Skyediamonds
Model Airplane Propellers & Nose/Prop blocks
Model Airplane Propellers & Nose/Prop blocks
That thing that spins and options for various nose/prop block to set down thrust and offset right thrust
Moderator: Jessica
60 205 Last Post Apr 27th, 2021 at 1:16pm
In: Thrust Adjustment noseblo...
By: Sky9pilot
Free Wheeler's for propellers
Free Wheeler's for propellers
Here are various techniques for making "free wheeling" devices for your rubber powered models from many skilled Stick and Tissue modelers!
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10 39 Last Post Apr 19th, 2021 at 1:55pm
In: Another free wheeler
By: Sky9pilot
How To Rigging Flying wires, bending Landing gear wire
How To Rigging Flying wires, bending Landing gear wire
About landing gear, rigging wires, windows, and other details.
Moderator: thymekiller
4 36 Last Post Aug 1st, 2017 at 4:15pm
In: Re: PLASTIC WHEEL HALVES
By: Sky9pilot
Tissue and finish
Tissue and finish
Making it look good, types of tissue, different finishes (dope, EzeDope, thinned white glue, Krylon Chrystal Clear, covering compound curves, and other tissue tricks.
Moderator: Jessica
106 677 Last Post Jun 11th, 2021 at 3:10pm
In: Re: How to apply printed...
By: toulouse
Various Wood Glues
Various Wood Glues
Glues used for building model airplanes. From the old standards to some of the new glues available
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14 84 Last Post Jan 22nd, 2021 at 3:17pm
In: Re: CA Glues
By: Sky9pilot
Construction techniques, Fuselage types, Hinges,Building boards, Fiddly Bits, etc.
Construction techniques, Fuselage types, Hinges,Building boards, Fiddly Bits, etc.
Gluing it all together. Types of fuselage jig constructions, Sliced Ribs, hinges, wheels, notching formers, transferring parts to balsa, laminating balsa for wingtips - stabs etc. And lots more....
Moderator: Jessica
60 407 Last Post Jan 4th, 2021 at 4:09pm
In: Re: Fuselage Construction...
By: Sky9pilot
 Building Scale/Semi Scale Model Engines
Building Scale/Semi Scale Model Engines
Since they can't flap their wings......
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13 124 Last Post Jun 1st, 2021 at 7:32pm
In: Re: Using MSWord to size...
By: pb_guy
Floats for model aircraft
Floats for model aircraft
This board is information for building and mounting floats to model airplanes
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2 3 Last Post May 22nd, 2020 at 8:48pm
In: Convert any land plane to...
By: Sky9pilot
Wrecks and Repairs
Wrecks and Repairs
Post crash airplanes that will be scraped or repaired
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39 402 Last Post Sep 5th, 2020 at 11:59am
In: Re: Coming in HOT
By: Romeo_Delta
Wing Things
Wing Things
What makes them fly
Moderator: Jessica
10 67 Last Post Sep 24th, 2020 at 1:45pm
In: Re: DT
By: Z-man
Gadgets,Jigs, Tools and Devices to make modeling better
Gadgets,Jigs, Tools and Devices to make modeling better  (1 Viewing)
Start topics here
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80 454 Last Post May 27th, 2021 at 6:32am
In: Small Machinist Square
By: alfakilo
How To Videos & Interesting Video links
How To Videos & Interesting Video links
Next best thing to a personal tutor and Interesting video links on various topics.
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52 130 Last Post Oct 29th, 2020 at 10:38am
In: Re: Fat Fighters
By: Sky9pilot
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