Thanks to Andy Sephton for the header photo - me and my Robinson Redwing at the 2019 BMFA Indoor Scale Nats.
The purpose of this site is to show examples of free-flight flying
scale models mainly from the UK, together with useful information, hints
and tips for fellow builders. If newcomers to this fine hobby find encouragement here, then
so much the better!
My main interest is in traditionally constructed scale models, built using a balsa framework
covered in tissue. Motive power is usually electric, CO2
or the traditional rubber strip motor. It is years since I built a model with an internal
combustion motor in it - nowadays there seems to be a move towards quieter, more
"enviromentally friendly" power units, so CO2 and Electric are becoming more popular, and there
are even compressed air power units available. The appearance a few years ago of Rapier solid fuel propulsion units also
lead to an entertaining detour into the wonderful world of small free-flight scale jets.
1/20th scale Vought SBU-1 plan added
Photo Gallery 13 updated
Photo Gallery 14 added
On the Workbench updated
Decorating a model using painted decal sheet - new article