World War I
Ashton: "I picked up AerodromeRCs Albatros DII
about a month ago. It was my first all balsa build. I found the kit
great. All the laser cuts and placement to plan was top shelf."
Gary Germain: "First of all let me say that your Albatros DIII is one of the best-engineered kits I've ever assembled; and I've built dozens of planes over 30 years in and out of the hobby. I'd never built or flown a bi-plane before and had little experience with scale models. I'm using a GWS 300C-C BB. The 5.33:1 ratio and a 10X7 APC prop work well with the 8X800 mAh NiMH battery pack. I tried 7 cells but I didn't have any reserve power. With 8 cells I only use full throttle for takeoff and the occasional aerobatic maneuver. I'm getting over 9-minute flights with this setup and a plane that weighs in at 21 oz after trimming the CG. The plane flies beautifully and looks extremely realistic for such a small plane now that I have it properly trimmed and have the surface movements adjusted."
Quang Ngo: "I ordered the Albatross D3 plans from you 2-3 months ago, and this is the photos of the finish product. I use Nippy black 1812/100 brushless motor with Jeti 18 speed control, battery is 11.1 volts / 2100 mA Lipo. and the covering is Coverlite painted with water-base Tamya paint. RTF weight is 24 oz. and she is a great flyer."
Franny Brodigan: "Just a quick note to say that the Albatros took first place at our club's annual building competition in the Master's category! There were nine competitors in the Masters so we had good turnout this year"
Kwasny: "I just finished my Albatross DVa and wanted to show
some pics. This is my first AerodromeRC kit which I have finished.
I have done a couple of other full builds though. I skinned the fuselage
with 1/32" bass wood and followed the scale panel lines. This
turned out pretty good and I don't think it added to much weight.
I have a Hacker 30-22 and 3cell LiPo which drew 28-amp full power
for 280 watts so I think it will have enough power. The covering is
CoverLite, and the paint is Testors Model Master enamel (the green
and gray was a spray, the black, white, was shot through an airbrush).
The purple on the wing and the sky blue on the bottom are some off
brand spray paint I got at Wal-Mart. But my guess is its about 28
Mark Sparks: A real fun kit to build, like all of your kits. Decalage is all hand painted, including the pilot, though the pictures dont show his pretty blue eyes and mustache. Researching didnt really tell me what the real color of the plane was, so I used an acrylic Forest Green on the fuse, and an acrylic Sand on the wings. Thank you for the tips and assistance, and the patience with me with all my many questions. AUW 27.1 oz
Walter Spilis: "This Aviatik 30.27 uses a Mp Jet ac 25/35 MKII runner with a 4.4:1 gear ratio swinging a 11X7 APC electric prop."
Walter Spilis: "This AVRO 504 uses an E-Flight 400 outrunner swinging an 8X4 prop."
BERT AYERS: "You suggested having a Gallery of builders models. Its been bouncing around in my brain for awhile---so I thought I would participate. I'm sending along some shots of the Bristol Scout from your short kit. Easy build---enjoyed it very much. Good flier. Speed 400 with gearbox as suggested. Covered with Nelson Litefilm. 30 Ounces. HS-55 servos. ElectriFly Rx/ESC. Airtronics Tx. NiCad-6 cell-1100. I certainly intend to build more of your kits. Thank You---Bert Ayers"
GREG SMITH: "The Scout is an excellent kit. I added ailerons to mine and kept the plan dihedral and was happy with this change. I put a tiny servo in each wing for the ailerons. If I built this model again I would put a brushless in it but use regular round batteries - not lipolys-as the way to control CG. I just like the reliablity and efficiency of brushless. I built this model about 6 months after getting into RC and flew it a lot. Due to pilot error it crashed. Probably overall my favorite RC model ever."
Walter Spilis: "The Bristol Scout has flown great. Would like to see this model in 1/6 scale. It has a Nippy 1812/100 motor, 2000 3S1P Kokum Li-poly pack, and a 10X7 APC slow glyer prop. She has 20 flights on here without an incident!"
Edi Werner: Speed 480 1.8:1, 8x4 prop, 1200mAh 3sLiPoly, Litespan covering.
"Excellent flyer, rather fast for a biplane. She is fully acrobatic."
Denny Goodrich: I am celebrating by finally getting this model off to the Ames Historical Society. The goal was to have a representation of the Canuck that Neta Snook, an Ames resident in the early 1920's, used early in her aviation career. You may recognize the name. Neta Snook taught Amelia Earhart to fly in California.
Walter Spilis: "This Curtis Jenny has an Mpi HB-2815-1400 inrunner, swinging an 8X4 prop. I can't believe when this one was done it only weighed 17 oz without battery. At present I am working on the Hanriot HD-1 V2. I have quite a backlog yet. Hope to get to them all. I find these to be the most fun and rewarding models I've Built. Keep those great kits coming!"