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Current Rubber Powered Builds
Current Rubber Powered Builds  (17 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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714 20713 Last Post Today at 7:58am
In: Re: Henschel Short Reconn...
By: Kerak
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
70 4854 Last Post Nov 23rd, 2022 at 6:42am
In: Re: Guillow's P-51D Musta...
By: Too Much Glue
Cook ups, Build alongs, participation builds, what have you.
Cook ups, Build alongs, participation builds, what have you.  (1 Viewing)
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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38 7135 Last Post May 20th, 2022 at 6:01pm
In: Re: How's about a Pres Br...
By: Sky9pilot
Forgotten Projects or Original Designs or Experiments
Forgotten Projects or Original Designs or Experiments  (5 Viewing)
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. Maybe you have an original design you want to post without opening a complete build thread or maybe it's just an experiment. Here's the board for you.
Moderators: thymekiller, Sky9pilot
13 350 Last Post Jul 25th, 2022 at 11:25pm
In: Re: Building with paper p...
By: Sky9pilot
Rubber motors for your model
Rubber motors for your model
Here you'll find various articles, videos and post on making a rubber motor for your stick and tissue model. Hope you will find answers to your questions on rubber, winding, lube and braiding etc.

14 39 Last Post Feb 11th, 2022 at 7:56pm
In: Braiding Rubber Motors -...
By: Sky9pilot
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!
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25 152 Last Post Jan 25th, 2022 at 9:42pm
In: Chris Starleaf's DC-6 bui...
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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10 63 Last Post Aug 24th, 2022 at 2:53pm
In: Re: Speed Merchant - RTP...
By: Kittyfritters
NoCals Builds
NoCals Builds  (2 Viewing)
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.
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32 451 Last Post Nov 15th, 2022 at 9:33pm
In: Re: NoCal winding stooge....
By: thymekiller
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.
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2 29 Last Post May 7th, 2022 at 1:35pm
In: Re: 8" Turbi D5 biplace
By: Kaintuck
Peanut Scale Models
Peanut Scale Models
FAC Peanut Scale models have maximum wingspan of 13 inches
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80 1744 Last Post Sep 30th, 2022 at 4:27pm
In: Re: adjust profile
By: peponio26
Dime Scale and Pseudo Dimers
Dime Scale and Pseudo Dimers  (7 Viewing)
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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27 749 Last Post Sep 9th, 2022 at 11:40am
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  (1 Viewing)
This is the board for posting builds for Indoor and Outdoor Embryo Endurance models.
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14 328 Last Post May 5th, 2022 at 1:04am
In: Re: Ukrainian Resistance...
By: Kittyfritters
Towline Gliders
Towline Gliders
Towline/Upstart Gliders- Free Flight Stick and Tissue Models
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3 57 Last Post Aug 16th, 2022 at 8:56pm
In: New method for launching...
By: Sky9pilot
IC: Glow&Diesel, Powered Free Flight Models
IC: Glow&Diesel, Powered Free Flight Models
Long over due board for IC (Internal Combustion) Engines-Glow and Diesel Power. Often this will be the "Old Timer Traditional models" like the Playboy or Easy Built Wasp but also including scale or semi-scale models of Military or Civilian Aircraft.
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3 11 Last Post Nov 27th, 2022 at 9:11pm
In: Re: Powered FF models...1...
By: Sky9pilot
Electric Powered Free Flight
Electric Powered Free Flight  (2 Viewing)
This is a category and board for posting information and the building of electric powered S&T models. With the advances in the mini and micro RC electric systems many people are bringing these systems into the Stick and Tissue arena. We'll be using this as a place to explore this arena of free flight S&T's. So share your projects here and ask any questions you may have. We'll find the answers together.
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46 520 Last Post Oct 10th, 2022 at 6:55pm
In: Re: small electric capaci...
By: thymekiller
EDF's, Jetex & Raper Power for Free Flight Models
EDF's, Jetex & Raper Power for Free Flight Models
EDFs, Jetex & Rapier power for free flight models in the micro and mini area. The possibilities for stick and tissue jet models without a propeller out front or in back. The EDFs and new Rapier power offers a new avenue for stick and tissue modelers to build jets for free flight. Being a new area of stick and tissue, this will be a learning board to develop and experiment in the realm of EDF, Jetex & Rapier free flight.
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14 93 Last Post Aug 22nd, 2022 at 9:28pm
In: Re: Possible Rapier Power...
By: thymekiller
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  (1 Viewing)
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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40 383 Last Post Sep 3rd, 2022 at 11:11pm
In: Re: Douglas F4D-1 Skyray...
By: Sky9pilot
Propellers and Noseblocks
Propellers and Noseblocks
Propellers and Noseblocks for rubber powered stick and tissue models

12 17 Last Post Nov 5th, 2022 at 3:46pm
In: Prop patterns for various...
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 Aug 26th, 2022 at 9:11pm
In: Re: Spring loaded free wh...
By: thymekiller
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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13 40 Last Post Aug 19th, 2022 at 4:37pm
In: Re: Seagull dihedral
By: peponio26
How To Tips and Tricks Articles
How To Tips and Tricks Articles  (8 Viewing)
This is a board of articles found on the net by modelers and how they handle various aspects of Free Flight modeling. From trimming, constructions tips etc.
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54 202 Last Post Sep 3rd, 2022 at 9:46pm
In: Need to form a cone for y...
By: Sky9pilot
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, 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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13 53 Last Post Sep 9th, 2022 at 12:57pm
In: Re: Source For Decals
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
Applying Tissue using Tips and Tricks
Applying Tissue using Tips and Tricks
Making it look good, types of tissue and covering compound curves, applying chalk, and other tissue tricks.
Moderator: TK2
84 558 Last Post Sep 11th, 2022 at 7:18am
In: Re: Esaki tissue replacem...
By: Bargle
Paints and Dopes for Finishing Models
Paints and Dopes for Finishing Models
This board is to deal with Dopes, Paints, EzeDope, Future Floor Polish and related finishing products for stick and tissue models.
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27 161 Last Post Jun 2nd, 2022 at 9:40pm
In: Re: Painting details.
By: Sky9pilot
Various Glues For Our Models
Various Glues For Our Models
Glues used for building model airplanes. From the old standards to some of the new glues available: Canopy glue, various wood glues, glue sticks, white glues etc.
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15 94 Last Post Feb 9th, 2022 at 9:07pm
In: Re: Deluxe Materials Supe...
By: alfakilo
Construction techniques, Fuselage types, Hinges,Building boards, Fiddly Bits, etc.
Construction techniques, Fuselage types, Hinges,Building boards, Fiddly Bits, etc.  (1 Viewing)
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: TK2
60 407 Last Post Jan 4th, 2021 at 4:09pm
In: Re: Fuselage Construction...
By: Sky9pilot
Pictures of & Building Scale/Semi Scale Model Engines
Pictures of & Building Scale/Semi Scale Model Engines
Since they can't flap their wings......
Moderator: BillParker
14 126 Last Post Jul 2nd, 2022 at 10:18pm
In: Re: Print out of radial e...
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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42 427 Last Post Nov 28th, 2022 at 1:44pm
In: Re: GUILLOWS TYPHOON
By: Sky9pilot
Wing Things- DT's, Timers etc.
Wing Things- DT's, Timers etc.
What makes them fly. What Dethermalizes/triggers descent, Timers for various chores- DTs, drop items etc.
Moderators: TK2, alfakilo, Sky9pilot
11 68 Last Post Nov 17th, 2021 at 7:17pm
In: Re: Outdoor Free Flight D...
By: John
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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81 446 Last Post Aug 19th, 2022 at 10:40am
In: Re: Assembly Fixture
By: thymekiller
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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56 138 Last Post Feb 11th, 2022 at 8:32pm
In: Maxfliart's Series on Fre...
By: Sky9pilot
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.
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12 389 Last Post May 4th, 2018 at 8:39pm
In: Re: My no-torque No-Cal D...
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