This month’s Friday Fun Fly was a non-glider gliding tournament where two airplanes would go head to head and see who could climb the fastest and glide the longest. Congrats to Chris for winning a genuine one of many FliteFest 2018 t-shirts.
The mystical brush hog has finally made its way to Ken Page Field and MARCS members can now fetch their downed airplanes without threat of damage to their shins. More mowing should be happening this week but we now have the required room for the Midwest Showdown quad race later this month. We’ll be posting some aerial shots and fly-by video soon.
MARCS had the honor of hosting the maiden flight of Tom Miller’s Cessna. His son and current MARCS member Robert Miller provided the following story about the airplane.
Dr. Tom began building his Top Flite Cessna 182 just before and after his wife Ruth passed away. He is 87 years old and it was compiled after 2 1/2 years. He built his first balsa plane 80 years ago at age 7 and won his first balsa rubber band indoor free flight competition at age 11.
The Cessna was brought to the MARCS field to have the president of the club Marc Stermer trim it out and test fly it. Marc loved it.
Other info about the airplane
1996 Top Flite Cessna 182 Gold edition kit designed for nitro engines and converted to electric using his own design. He bought the kit in 1996.
Castle 90 ESC Rimfire 120 3 Blade Master Airscrew Prop Nose gear runs on a separate servo Battery: 2 – 3000 mah 3s in series