This is a Flair Meteor 40, it had a fibre glass fuselage and foam wings it was heavy
and flew very quickly. This picture was taken when it belonged to its previous owner.
I obtained it after it had crashed and rebuilt it with wooden nose, I flew it for
a few years before scrapping fuselage (often suffered damage due to the high landing
speed). I still have the wing which will get used for something else.
Here are 2 incarnations of my Wight Witch, this was a free plan the plane was unstable
and crashed nearly every time i flew it, I never did work out why. A friend has built
a similar plane against my advice and it flies excellently both as a land plane and
a water plane. I will add picci of that when i get one.
This aircraft is my own design, I have flown it once powered by a OS 40 fp engine.
this engine was underpowered and to heavy (see lead at back). I shall fly it again
when i have a large cc ".25 size" engine such as the new irvine .39.
This is a much lightened Gangster 42, to save weight the fuselage sides were 1/16
balsa, it has no rudder and no under carriage, taking off from a steerable dolly.
I massively overpowered the plane by putting a Super Tiger .51 in it. This was great
fun while the engine was going having missile like flying characteristics, but behaved
similar to a brick when the engine stopped .I have now turned it into a rather unsuccessful
slope soarer. I shall restore it to power with a more sensible sized engine in.
Here are 2 friends Telecaster's a very nice to fly mildly aerobatic sports type low
wing plane. The one on the lefts canopy is removable and was replaced with a mechanism
to release a small rc glider. This worked but was abandoned because it made the plane
very difficult to fly.
Right is a magnum i also acquired as a wreckage having only had a about 3 flights
i have a irvine .36 with pipe or an irvine .39 to power this when it is finished
Left is a Gangster 52 acquired as a wreckage and now looking a little tatty it still
flys well currently on a irvine .39
Above is my exocet it has a asp .46 and is controlled with elevons,. The left and
right pictures where consecutive frames taken with a fixed video camera. The camera
takes 12.5 frames / second. The length of the plane is known therefore you can measure
how far the plane has travelled in a 2/25ths of a second. from this the speed can
be worked out to be 103 mph.
Left is a speed air,a artf plane that flys "on rails" and is quite aerobatic, I
have been teaching a friend whose plane it is to fly mostly with this plane and although
it is a low winger and therefore not an ideal trainer, he has coped very well and
is about ready to take his A certificate.