The Carbon Cub SS

7 03 2013

We recently bought one of these – strictly for medicinal purposes.  It’s called a Carbon  Cub SS and it is amazing:

carbon cub ss photo

This is the real version that it’s based on an experimental light sport airplane from CubCrafters.

 

carbon cub ss photo

 

carbon cub ss photo

This airplane can take off within several of its length (4 to 7).  Can you believe that?

See for yourself.  Peep the video:

 

 





RC “Paper” Airplane

31 01 2012

I recently bought a little remote controlled airplane. I’ve always wanted one but forgot all about it until more recently, kind of like my love of motorbikes.

My procrastinating paid off, because now RC aircraft are much more affordable. And let’s face it, I was better off waiting until *after* I was married to get into this decidedly nerdy hobby.

I bought a little ready-to-fly trainer called the Champ, based on an Aeronca Champion airplane. It is fun and relaxing to fly.

Some people are definitely more in the nerdy side of the hobby; this fellow built a foam airplane in the shape of a giant paper airplane like you’d make out of a sheet of paper.

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See it fly: