Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Quarter Scale Nieuport 28 - Being Painted Now

This is the Nieuport 28 being painted by Tabitha Tinsley - age 14, who is also a radio control model airplane pilot. She is moving away from her trainer into larger models and the Nieuport was a gift from her father Patrick Tinsley.

She is in the process of doing a first class painting job as one can tell from these pictures that she and her father recently sent me.

When more pictures become available, they will be posted. Hopefully, this bird will take flight before the West Texas Warbirds event on August 6 & 7, 2011; in Abernathy, Texas.

They are basing the paint scheme on the American WW1 fighter pilot who had the first "shark's mouth" ever painted on a warplane I'm told. I will have to dig up the historical information and post that with this article at a future date.

Kerry spokesman stripped of Silver Star

Kerry spokesman stripped of Silver Star

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Reaganite Republican: The Last Dog Ole Osama Ever Saw...

Reaganite Republican: The Last Dog Ole Osama Ever Saw...: "Meet Cairo from SEAL Team Six Cairo -like most canine members of the elite U.S. Navy SEALs- is a Belgian Malinois ..."

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

BIG RC model of Kawanishi H8K (Emily)

I found this cool looking video on YouTube of a Japanese World War 2 flying boat known as the Kawanishi H8K (Emily).

The full scale aircraft had a wingspan 124.67 feet and a length of 92.29 feet. Height was 30 feet. Max speed was 290 mph and a range of 4,461 miles. Crew of 10 and powered by (4) Mitsubishi Kasei 22 radial engines - 14 cylinder heads producing 1,850 horse power each.

The video was uploaded to YouTube by one SkyCaPtainJP2008 on September 15, 2009. Reading in the comments section, the model flew twice before being disposed of - sad.

The same video also shows a big Mitsubishi G4M "Betty" twin engine bomber that had a accident on landing.


1. Kawanishi H8K "Emily"( http://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=594 )
2. YouTube ( http://youtu.be/jnWOqp_hyiY )

Saturday, July 2, 2011

USS Lone Star Shuttle Work Day

The following pictures were taken today to get our club's shuttlecraft ready to the 4th of July parade here in Lubbock, Texas.

The biggest part of this - and the focus of the pictures presented - is getting the insulation put in the ceiling and closing up the ceiling. Just doing this LOWERED the interior temperature by almost 20 degrees F! And it makes the craft look nicer too.

UPDATE July 5, 2011: Picture taken by fellow club member Alice Carey of their Ford F-150 pulling the "new" shuttlecraft in the parade.