Chris McHugh's Fletcher Special. This plane was designed by Chris McHugh
but inspired by Barry Fletcher's (hence the name) "Classic". This model performs
very well in the capable hands of Chris.
This is Gerry Key's C-160 Transall. It's built from a Flair products
kit with a 72" wing span, 53" length and weights 8 1/2 lbs. It's powered by two
Jeti 30-3 brushless motors with two Jeti JES40-3P speed controls. It carries
two ten cell 2400 mah battery packs wired in parallel and has five FMA HS81
& 2 FMA 225BB sevos.
Power: 2x Jeti 30-3
Cells: 2x cell 2400 mah
Weight: 8 1/2 lbs.
Photo by: Gerry Key
Rod Schneider bringing back his cub after a smooth but very very chilly
flight in the bright morning sun. It was -25 Deg C !!!!
Power: 05 Cermak,2.3:1 gear
Photo by: Alain Pierre Hovasse
just tested my new (8 cell) HeCells 1000mAh in my Cap powered with a Mega 15/16/7 motor turning
8.5x5 Aronut prop. It was amazing. The performance was better then ever with NiCds and on the second
flight I clocked 14 minutes of full acrobatics. Only one drawback so far the NiHh do not like to give up
power when they are cold. Flying in -15C it took 3 minutes to warm them up before they came on full.
Next time I will not let them chill before flying. I would strongly recommend this upgrade. I got my from
Sheldon Hobbies. The 8 cell pack weighs in at 5.75 oz only .5 oz more but the performance makes up for
it. I also tried the same with a 10x4.7 prop and got prop hanging performance with better then 1:1 thrust
Power: Mega 15/16/7
Cells: 8x 1000 HeCells
Some of the flight line at the EMFSO February Indoor Flying Night
Photo by: Nick Jones
Parker flying his VTOL aircraft at the EMFSO February Indoor Flying Night.
This machine was reminiscent of the tail sitters of the 50's and, although
very difficult, it is possible to bring it in for a tail sitting landing. Parker
demonstrated this at the Indoor Night.