These are Mick Reeves Thrillers an excellent highly manoeuvrable aerobatic plane
both were given to me as wreckages and rebuilt. i enjoyed flying the one on the right
before and after i owned it. sadly both are no more i would like another
Here is a friend's President Fun Fly, flew well for many years on a variety of .40
sized engines. It became increasingly heavy as it was repaired from time to time
(see right digging it up after wings detached in flight), reaching 6 1/2 lbs. It
was finally destroyed due to radio problems. Below left is another which still flys.well
both as a land and a float plane
Left is a Fan Dancer, i have built several of these planes. With the large control
surfaces they will do just about any manoeuvrable. I have turned 2 of these planes
into waterplanes, with a single central float. There is enough control authority
to balance the plane on one float and even do touch and goes.
Although the 4 planes are essentially the same a few mods have been made, the orange
one has wider ailerons , built up elevators, foam hatch and a wire uc whereas the
silver one which belongs to a friend has a solid elevator with holes, a depron hatch,
and a carbon fibre undercarriage, the bottom one is my current one. All 4 fly very
well although the wider ailerons make a notable difference, i shall be sticking with
this modification on future ones.
Here are 4 of my own design fun flys based on the president fun fly. They are all
built up, have a longer wingspan, The whole structure is kept very light, the usual
1/8 liteply fuz is replaced with 3/32 balsa.
Below A limbo dancer powered by an irvine .36 heli engine, an excellent fun fly
Left is a friend's artf black horse twister initially powered by a OS40la and then
upgraded to a OS46la with which it was far better. lighter than the president fun
fly which it has obvious similarities to.but heavier than my version its performance
falls somwhere in the middle. a very enjoyable plane to fly capable of most aerobatic
This is glue.
3 more Twisters the right one about to be test flown, bought for 57 quid and fitted
with spektrums new 2.4ghz radio system, also powered with an OS46la engine.