Vertical Takeoff and Landing Peter Sripol of Dayton has earned quite a name for his outstanding V TOL aircraft. This year, Peter, his brother Stephen, and their friends flew several variations of his new Chimera design, constructed primarily from 6mm Depron. The main engine nacelles pivot upward for vertical ift and forward for horizontal flight. The tail lift fan provides hovering lift and pitch control. Yaw control is achieved with differential tilt of the nacelles. Flight control and stabilization is based on an Arduino board and the sensor board from a Wii Nunchuk.
Art Pesch of Hobbico explains Flyzone’s “AirCore” modular aircraft system.
AirCore warbirds feature a power cartridge containing the motor, speed control,
receiver, and servos. The module can be swapped from one airframe to another
in seconds, as rare earth magnets instantly connect the pushrods! This makes
AirCore a natural for the high-risk environment of indoor flying.
The detailing and weathering on Sean Cassidy’s fleet of WW I warbirds is awe-inspiring. Like most of Sean’s models, this S.E.5a is built in 1/19 scale using
primarily Depron foam. The model has scale rigging and controls, and it’s perfect
down to the last detail.