1920 James Gordon Bennett Cup Race entrant. The pilot was Howard Rinehart. Due to mechanical failures the plane completed only one lap before exiting the race. Reference: "The Air Racer" by Charles A. Mendelhall is a good source for additional details.
2021 Flying Aces Club Muncie Outdoor Champs One Design entrant based on Jetco/Henry Struck design.
This free flight rubber powered kit includes a full-size rolled CAD drawn plan, laser cut balsa parts, hand-picked balsa strip wood, vacuum-molded wheels and control covers, FAI rubber motor, E-B propeller, EBM thrust bearing, LaserCal™ laser cut markings, and MT. FUJI grey Japanese tissue. To build this model you will need a building board set, hobby knife, fine sandpaper, and glue.
The balsa wood selection in the light version averages 2-4 pounds lighter than the standard kit. This requires a delicate touch to build and fly. Everything else is identical to the standard kit.kit #PD18-LT price: $38.95
"First flights report. Winds calmed down for lunch so I put my other planes aside so I could start trimming the RB1. Now mine is 20% heavier than the standard kit. Very stable. 6th flight hit 35 seconds. Some notes for anyone building. I’m thinking of moving the rear peg up one bay. I’m flying with a single loop of 1/8” 2x hook to peg and it is reasonably slow left climbing circle. So far I added about 10 grams of clay in the nose, ughhh!. Cut a little out to bring the nose up being she’s flying slow. The kit has built in 2 degrees down thrust. I added another 1/16” shim of down to that. Settled her down a bit. Nice glides and cruise for sure after the power drops off. It was initially flying faster than seemed right so I bent open the 6” EB prop blades to get a bigger bite and slow it down which it really liked. I’m thinking it could use a thicker cross section of rubber and a longer motor to extend the run time. I’d like to add a cut down 8” EB prop to get a stronger bite. Everything built to plan except I covered the top of the nose with water color paper so I could cut in louvers. This plane is incredibly stable is my current assessment. Most friendly to trim plane I’ve had in a long time. Wing is 0 degree incidence as on the plan with a 1/32” shim under the TE of the stab." Back to the flying, DN
Includes race markings precut on our laser from black Esaki tissue.item #B346 price: $4.95
Includes wheels and control covers.item #B347 price: $5.95
Includes a soft grip knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, Uhu glue stick, Sobo canopy glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, Minus Magnets 20 pack, and Rubber Powered Model Airplanes book. Save 20% off individually priced items.item B329 Price: $78.15
Excludes the book on rubber power and the Uhu stick. Includes a soft grip knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, Sobo canopy glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, and Minus Magnets 20 pack. Save 20% off individually priced items.item B332 Price: $64.95
Includes Sanding Stick with 120, 240, 320, 400, and 600 grit belts, Pull Saw Blade, K5 Heavy Duty Knife with beveled blade, Narrow Keyhole Saw Blades 5 pack, Curved Tip Tweezers, 1/16" Ball Tip Burnisher, Jewelers Needle Point Awl, Steel Ruler 6" x 1" with drill gauge, 15 piece drill set (1.05mm - 2mm). Save 15% off individually priced items.item B330 Price: $43.08
Includes a 10:1 winder, moldable nose weight, FAI SuperSport rubber 32 feet each 3/32", 1/8", and 3/16" and 32 feet EBM 1/16" rubber. Save 25% off individually priced items.item B331 Price: $29.95