MY MODEL AIRPLANES
Here below are
pictures of my models. All of them have been built from drawings.
Solaris is a 1.6m wingspan bipe. It is entirely balsa and ply
construction. Engine cowl is glass fiber, spinner is carbon fiber and
aluminium, spats are foam and 27g/sqm glass fiber all self made.
Engine is a 4 stroke
OS91. It is a 4 channels with 6 servos: 2 for the ailerons, 2 for the
for the rudder and one for the throttle. Weight before covering:3645g
and before maiden flight: 3972g.
To know more about it
follow the link: http://www.modelairplanenews.com/plan/fsp1202a.asp
Druine is a low wing airplane with wingspan of 1.65m.
It is a balsa and ply model. The engine cowl is made of fiber glass.
It mounts a 4
stroke OS70. It is a 4-channel model with 4 servos: 1 for the ailerons,
1 for the elevators, 1
for the rudder and one for the throttle. Weights 2750g.
Drawing is from
"Modellistica" N.8 Agosto 1986 took in turn from "Flying Models". I
altered the wing profile from the original flat bottomed one to a NACA
The Corvo (the
Crow) wingspans 1.75m. Fuselage is made of ply recycled from dodgy
doors from a scrap heap. Wing is made from white light foam CNC cut
covered with 0.5mm tanganica veneer. Landing gear is made from bent 4mm
Engine is a Rossi 40.
It is a 4 channel with 5 servos: 2 for the flapperons, 1 for the
elevators, 1 for the rudder and 1 for the throttle. It weights
Drawings were made on a
cardboard and based on the "Merlo" model (Modellistica N.4
Aprile 1993) . Wing profile is NACA 2312. It is a very good
mooded trainer but fast enough when you push the throttle stick.
DG 183 is a single high
wing spanning 1.60m. It is entirely blasa and ply construction. Main
gear is made from bent music wire.
Engine is a Supertigre
G20/15 Glow ... my first engine bought in 1982 (I the used it for
U-control). It still works like a swiss clock! Model has three channels
and three servos: 1 for the elevator, 1 for the rudder and one
for the engine. Weight: 1250g with gear, 1427g with floaters.
Design is by Giulio
Dorio (Modellistica N.1 Gennaio
1993). It is a very good trainer.
is a high wing plane with a wing span of 1.40m. Structure is balsa and
ply. Main gear is 4mm dural. Wing is ribs and spars covered with
1.5mm balsa sheets.
is a Supertigre G51 spinning a 11x7 prop. It has 4 channels and 5
servos: 2 for the ailerons (flapperons), 1 for the elevator, 1 for the
rudder and 1 for the engine. Wheight is 2600g.
is by Massimo Formisano, published on "Modellismo"
marzo-aprile 1995. Wing profile is a NACA
0015. It is a good trainer to fast flying (extremely fast when full
throttle is given), yet very precise and docile when flying low speed.
Super Hots Bipe
It is a bipe spanning
1.2m. Building is balsa and ply. Main gear is bent music wire, engine
cowl and spats were made using glass fiber whereas the spinner was made
using carbon fiber and aluminum (spinner plate CNC cut).
Wings are ribs and spars with D-box.
Engine is a Rossi 45 running a 10x6
prop. Is has 4 channels and 5 servos: 2 mini-servos for the ailerons, 1
for the elevator, 1 for the rudder and one for the throttle. Wheight:
Drawings are from
Model Airplane News. Wing profile is biconvex asymmetric with 0
incidence on the upper wing and -1,5 for the lower wing. I had to
struggle to get the right incidences using a laser device as even small
errors revealed unforgiving in normal flight.
It is a sailing boat
with glass fiber and epoxy resin hull builtby Enrico Carosella, member
of Milan Mach Aurora Club. Mast height 2.2m.
During the building.