Saturday, March 23, 2019

Thunder King progress

Richard Dick has been working hard to finish the Thunder King glider this spring. Here are three photos of the bare bones. We may soon see this British design fly on this side of the Atlantic.




Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Galler MG 2 Flies Again



Today Richard Dick and I helped (Well, we offered what assistance we could) to Bob Galler. He maidened his MG 2 after an extensive rebuild of the wing. Bob's only flight of the morning was the result of using a 3S LiPo pack. Bob worried about that power but the big model lifted off and was going well at 3/4 throttle.

After a graceful landing, Bob admitted that he would really use a 4S pack in competition.

Congratulations, Bob. You inspire all of us.

Steve Moskal,
(AKA the Comet Kid)
Editor

Friday, February 22, 2019

Galler Finishes MG2 Wing Rebuild


From Bob Galler:


Well, its done, using covering materials and wood on hand. And even tho I used cap strips top and bottom I used lighter wood at the tip,  the new wing half is lighter than the old. Jim Correll would never allow that!
The flying will tell. The new wing is the far one.  Need another 4 hours on the electronics back into the fuse and its ready to fly. The weather is not, however.  We are expecting the southern end of a storm tomorrow.  But nothing like Flagstaff!!


Monday, February 18, 2019

Galler Forges Ahead With His MG2

In Bob Galler's own words: "Almost ready to cover. The undercamber cap strip were side strips and took all day yesterday. Electronics to be put back in the fuselage. 
Done this week for sure. Why? Bad weather."

Friday, February 8, 2019

Bob Galler Rebuilds His MG2 Wing

Bob Galler reports: "The lumber yard rebuild of the MG2 right wing half is well underway.  Luckily I Had Some ORIGINAL Ribs AND the, Center Section Of The Old Wing.  So The Tube locations for the joiner rods can match exactly. The left wing half had no damage. And will be used for final tube alignment.


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

SAM 100 Fun Fly Results

Summary of the 2018 SAM 100 Fun Fly

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Only three events were flown on Saturday, mostly in the morning. The results are listed below.

Speed 400 120/10
Jim Wiseman, Fubar, 1200 points, first place (won flyoff with Rick Holman)
Rick Holman, Fubar, 1200 points, second place (second in flyoff with Jim Wiseman)
Bob DuBois, Playboy Jr., 952 points, third place
Bob Galler, Airborn, 885 points, fourth place

Electric Texaco
Jim Wiseman, Lanzo Bomber, 3234 points, first place
Bob Galler, MG-2, 1642 points, second place, MG-2 lost on second flight (found later)
Bob DuBois, Lanzo Bomber, 551 points, third place
Vic Newton, Lanzo Bomber, DNF

Class C Glow
Rick Holman, Airborn, 428 points, first place

No events flown on Sunday – too windy to fly. Called the contest at about 1030.

Three events flown on Monday at DB field. Results below.

eReplica
Skyler Raver, Golly Wock, 894 points, first place
Vic Newton, Playboy (36 inches), 879 points, second place.
Bob Galler, Clipper, 283 points, third place

Woodie Glider
Steve Moskal, Lil Bird first place -578
Bob Galler, SD 100 second place-530
Richard Dick, Gnome, third place- 318
Richard Shagam, Aquila fourth place,-297
Efrain Villa, Gentle Lady, fifth place -296

OT Glider

Bob Galler, Thermic 100 first place- 82

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Bob Galler's newest - Civy Boy


Bob Galler really likes big old timers. 
This is his newest model - Civy Boy
We won't see it at the SAM 100 May 19-20. Bob reports that he will test fly before revealing it to the world.