Thursday, October 13, 2005

13 October 05

The Paperwarbirds.com 2005 contest results are in! My Snipe got 1st in the DCM category! Link

For those of you waiting patiently for the Stingers, I promise I'm still working on them! I decided to get fancy with them, and have now designed many option parts for the kit. Now you will be able to add a front spoiler and outside mirrors if you like, plus you can build a separate chassis with built-up wheels. And, there will be 3 wheel options: Minilite, Camaro 5-spoke, and blue Yenko steel wheels with Goodyear Speedway Blue Streak tires!

Another project I have been working on for some time is coming along nicely: the Heath-Henderson lightplane engine. Once this is done, then I'll finish the Heath Parasol for it. Initial plan is to design at 1/16 scale. Yes, that's a big scale, but the Parasol is a small plane, so wingspan is around 19 inches. The big scale will allow good engine and interior detail. Here's a preview of the engine: