Not the only fuselage, but Eagle Mk. I’s whole airframe is now finished. And as there is still some balsa wood and time remain, I chose to build a second glider. It would be a great addition to have Eagle’s younger brother in the hangar.
Eagle’s fuselage is going to be finished soon
// Stanley J. Stembera // Aircraft, Workshop Tags: Comet, Curtiss Robin, Eagle Mk. I, Hearn's Hobbies, Joe Konefes, Joseph Konefes No Responses
It has been a couple of months ago I ordered Curtiss Robin light kit from the BELAIR KITS. And it came yesterday. The delay was caused by both the current situation in Europe and the fact that the United Kingdom is no longer part of the EU and every package must be claimed by the customs office. During the import process, the VAT must be paid.
Works on “Eagle Mk. I Sailplane” have started yesterday
// Stanley J. Stembera // Aircraft, Workshop Tags: Eagle Mk. I, Glider, Hearn's Hobbies, Sailplane No Responses
While still waiting for the light kit of the Curtiss Robin from BELAIR KITS to be delivered, I chose Eagle Mk. I sailplane from HEARN’S HOBBIES to be built in the next 20 days.
Galaxie and Saturn both come from the same universe
// Stanley J. Stembera // Aircraft Tags: Jaromir Pipek, Saturn No Responses
One of the kindest reactions to a previously published article came from my friend Jaromir P. Our friendship lasts at least ten years and he still surprises me even in case I least expect it.
Two new ships are going to be built for an upcoming season – Saturn glider and Curtiss Robin
// Stanley J. Stembera // Aircraft Tags: Comet, Curtiss Robin, Jiri Michalovic, Joe Konefes, Saturn No Responses
Although days are still being cold, short, and not suitable for our beloved hobby, it is the best time to fix or repair our models or even better, to build a new one to make some addition to our hangar and of course to come up with a new ship for an upcoming season.
ALFA SPORT with Tundra wheels is another design by Jaromir Pipek
// Stanley J. Stembera // Aircraft Tags: Alfa Sport, Jaromir Pipek No Responses
Subzero temperatures, rain and snow, short days, and continuous dark. These are the current conditions in the northern hemisphere.
Old lady lives again and now for SAM CRC-Open contest
// Stanley J. Stembera // Aircraft, Workshop Tags: ALOT, ALTIS, CRC-Open, ELOT, Letná 56, SAM No Responses
I would like to start this post with a simple question: what do you usually do with models which you consider to be at the end of their “service”? Some modelers throw them into the trash, build the new again, some of them burn crashed models or keep them displayed at their “hangars”.
Two “unknown” models are identified
// Stanley J. Stembera // Aircraft Tags: Frog, Goblin, Redwing, Rubber power, Veron No Responses
Two (at least to me) unknown rubber powered models, as we stated in the last article about the Antique meeting in MG Bern last September, became identified. Identification has been provided by the builder/owner of these models, Peter Z. from MG Bern.
How to check the ignition (spark) coil
// Stanley J. Stembera // Workshop Tags: Coil check, Ignition, Ignition coil No Responses
The ignition coil is one of the most important elements in the ignition circuitry. Although this device is quite simple there are only a few resources written about its functionality checks. My friend Frantisek has posted a short article about how to do this by using just a multimeter.
Vintage airplane models event in MG Bern on 12th September 2020
// Stanley J. Stembera // Events Tags: Event, MG Bern, Mühlethurnen, Vintage No Responses
Every year bunch of events is scheduled to be held in MG Bern. Especially for antique model builders, there is a magic date that traditionally falls on the first half of September.