Wattflyer RC Network: RC Universe :: RCU Magazine :: RCU Forums :: RCU Classifieds :: RCU User Reviews :: RCU YouTube
Home Who's Online Calendar Today's Posts RealTime Post Spy Mark Forums Read
Go Back   WattFlyer RC Electric Flight Forums - Discuss radio control eflight > Electric R/C Airplanes > Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft
Register Members List Wattflyer Extras Articles Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Social Groups

Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Discuss and share your scratch built or kit built aircraft as well as building techniques, methods, mediums and resources.

Thank you for your support (hide ads)
 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 12-06-2013, 04:43 AM   #1
Abuelo
Member
 
Abuelo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Arizona desert
Posts: 87
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (0)
Default $75.00 Build Contest: Pou du Ciel

When the contest was announced I thought, 'What an opportunity.' Been intending to build something in foam, maybe with an EDF, neither of which I had used before, and had a plane in mind. The North American F-108 Rapier from the 1950s seemed the ideal project.

The Rapier looked like a scaled down B-70 Valkyrie with a fuselage similar to the Vigilante, also a North American design. Intended to be a Mach 3 interceptor and an escort fighter for the Valk, it had its mission all spelled out. The military wanted 450 of them.

However, the contest discussion comments clarified that it had to be an aircraft that had actually flown and the Rapier never made it past the mock-up stage. After the B-70 fatal crash and project cancellation it was also cancelled, plus ICBMs and Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD) were cheaper.

So, my emphasis shifted and will go with the 1920s Pou du Ciel, aka "Flying Flea." There are several plans, three-views, and photos on the web showing different builder's variations on the theme. Will go with a period typical paint scheme, to be decided later.

The build will be balsa, bass, and ply with a silk and nitrate dope covering. Will use mainly Titebond glue with some epoxy and may glass in the nose area. The main wing span is around 45 inches so it will be close to 1/6 scale. No idea yet on weight but it should be light and either a 300 or 400 motor, both of which I have awaiting planes. Photos will follow. Ribs are cut, spars glued up, and the full flying rudder built (5 grams).

Six out of seven dwarves are not Happy.
Abuelo is offline  
  Reply With Quote
 

  WattFlyer RC Electric Flight Forums - Discuss radio control eflight > Electric R/C Airplanes > Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
$75.00 Build Contest, E Power, CL / U Control, Buster CHELLIE Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 90 03-08-2014 07:34 AM
$75.00 Build Contest, Unique, Seldom Built Flying Aircraft Starts Dec.1 2013 CHELLIE Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 24 02-16-2014 05:00 PM
$75.00 Build Contest A-10 Thunderbolt Build Crashalott Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 43 12-20-2013 11:20 AM
$50.00 Scratch Build Contest, It has Begun :) CHELLIE Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 120 12-07-2013 03:27 PM
$100 Scratch Build Contest "Best Looking" poll here hillbillynamedpossum Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 107 08-26-2013 11:23 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:00 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2005 WattfFlyer.com
RCU Eflight HQ

Charities we support Select: Yorkie Rescue  ::  Crohn's & Colitis Foundation



Page generated in 0.70556 seconds with 64 queries