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Current Rubber Powered Builds
Current Rubber Powered Builds  (2 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!
Moderators: BillParker, Sky9pilot
650 19032 Last Post Yesterday at 7:44am
In: Re: The Orteig Prize
By: New Builder
Display/Static Models
Display/Static Models
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
63 4629 Last Post Yesterday at 5:29pm
In: Re: Comet A26 Invader
By: pb_guy
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
Moderators: BillParker, Sky9pilot
37 7018 Last Post Nov 15th, 2020 at 7:21pm
In: Re: Cookup December 2020...
By: bigrip74
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 toy 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
14 79 Last Post Yesterday at 10:33am
In: Re: Correction for an Air...
By: pb_guy
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
32 186 Last Post Jun 15th, 2020 at 1:09pm
In: Re: Guillows Workboards &...
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
9 223 Last Post Apr 12th, 2020 at 3:21pm
In: Re: Finished...ready for...
By: Sky9pilot
Free Flight Indoor
Free Flight Indoor
Discussion of indoor Free Flight that doesn't fit in any other catagory
Moderators: BillParker, Sky9pilot, bigrip74, staubkorb
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
28 427 Last Post Sep 17th, 2020 at 11:39am
In: Re: Citabria - Peck-Polym...
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
Moderators: thymekiller, BillParker, Sky9pilot, bigrip74
3 18 Last Post Jun 8th, 2019 at 8:06pm
In: Re: One Night In Jail
By: Kittyfritters
Peanut Scale Builds
Peanut Scale Builds
Peanut Scale Models are limited to 13 inch wingspan. This board is for all Peanut Builds. To share the build process, building tips and flying pictures or videos of completed Peanut Scale models.
Moderators: thymekiller, BillParker, Sky9pilot, bigrip74
62 1476 Last Post Nov 21st, 2020 at 11:01am
In: Re: create peanut scale s...
By: terryman
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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23 639 Last Post Today at 12:09pm
In: Re: Comet Model's Battle...
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.
Moderators: thymekiller, BillParker, Sky9pilot, bigrip74
14 198 Last Post Jun 10th, 2020 at 1:43pm
In: Re: Bostonian Boston Tea...
By: Ed OBrien
EZB, 35cm, Ministick, AROG, Living Room Models
EZB, 35cm, Ministick, AROG, Living Room Models
The small and light models.
Moderators: thymekiller, Sky9pilot, bigrip74
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.
Moderators: thymekiller, BillParker, Sky9pilot, bigrip74
10 257 Last Post Sep 23rd, 2020 at 12:46pm
In: Re: Windindicator Bostoni...
By: MKelly
Towline Gliders
Towline Gliders
Towline/Upstart Gliders- Free Flight Stick and Tissue Models
Moderators: thymekiller, bigrip74, Sky9pilot
1 13 Last Post Oct 29th, 2020 at 9:05pm
In: Re: Pterodactyl
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!
Moderators: thymekiller, BillParker, Sky9pilot, bigrip74
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.
Moderators: thymekiller, BillParker, simpleflyer, Sky9pilot, bigrip74
40 415 Last Post Jul 3rd, 2020 at 5:55am
In: In loving Memory of John...
By: DAVE Q
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.
Moderators: thymekiller, BillParker, Sky9pilot
37 372 Last Post Jul 17th, 2020 at 4:59pm
In: Comet Flashbilt Spitfire...
By: Sky9pilot
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.
Moderators: thymekiller, BillParker, Sky9pilot, bigrip74
12 31 Last Post May 30th, 2020 at 9:23pm
In: Re: The mystery of Incide...
By: Sky9pilot
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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50 191 Last Post May 22nd, 2020 at 3:06pm
In: A choke to quiet down the...
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.
Moderators: thymekiller, BillParker, alfakilo, Sky9pilot, bigrip74
5 14 Last Post Oct 13th, 2019 at 12:31pm
In: Re: Construction of a 1/2...
By: neoflight
Tissue #'s and Letter and Decals for Model Planes
Tissue #'s and Letter and Decals for Model Planes
Sources for Decals for model aircraft
Moderators: thymekiller, Sky9pilot, bigrip74
10 43 Last Post Jul 16th, 2020 at 8:42pm
In: Re: Bedlam Creations Crea...
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
57 200 Last Post Sep 21st, 2020 at 10:12am
In: Re: Possible inexpensive...
By: pb_guy
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!
Moderators: thymekiller, BillParker, Sky9pilot, bigrip74
9 38 Last Post Feb 11th, 2020 at 7:31pm
In: Re: Contra-Rotating Prope...
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
102 641 Last Post Nov 16th, 2020 at 6:44pm
In: Re: A Better Product for...
By: MKelly
Various Wood Glues
Various Wood Glues
Glues used for building model airplanes. From the old standards to some of the new glues available
Moderators: thymekiller, BillParker, Sky9pilot, bigrip74
12 71 Last Post Nov 20th, 2020 at 8:32pm
In: Re: Clear Gorilla Glue
By: bigrip74
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
60 406 Last Post Nov 1st, 2020 at 11:26am
In: Dave Rees' Wing Construct...
By: Sky9pilot
 Building Scale/Semi Scale Model Engines
Building Scale/Semi Scale Model Engines
Since they can't flap their wings......
Moderator: BillParker
12 122 Last Post Dec 19th, 2019 at 7:52am
In: Re: Guillows PT -17 radia...
By: Kaintuck
Floats for model aircraft
Floats for model aircraft
This board is information for building and mounting floats to model airplanes
Moderators: thymekiller, BillParker, Sky9pilot, bigrip74, staubkorb
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
Moderators: BillParker, Sky9pilot
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
Start topics here
Moderator: Sky9pilot
74 418 Last Post Jan 22nd, 2020 at 8:19am
In: Micro Razor Saw
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.
Moderators: thymekiller, Sky9pilot
52 130 Last Post Oct 29th, 2020 at 10:38am
In: Re: Fat Fighters
By: Sky9pilot
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