Model aeroplanes

To design, construct and fly model aircraft may be the most in handy way to challange the gravity while still keeping a good controll of the craft. However, the process in building the craft is not easy and demands experience and skills. Flying can be a bit tricky as well, especially since the craft is constantly seeking it's ground level (lying in pieces on the ground), but as with everything else, some training and interest takes a man great distances!

I bought my first model aircraft when I was 16 years old, an over-weight ARF-model, and succeeded to convince my parents to buy me a radio controller for christmas. The aircraft suffered radio disturbances and became coffee-wood on a barn roof. However, a crash may sometimes increase the interest with its overwhelming power of destruction, so in the upper secondary school, my project was to design and construct a model aeroplane. The design was based on the Eastborne monoplane and actually flew OK:

Later on, I came into contact with a model aircraft competition called Aircombat, where the competitors recreates world war two air battles by dogfighting with 1:12 scale replicas of aircraft that was in service between 1935 and 1945. The aircraft are engine powered (mostly methanol/nitromethane engines, but also electric engines occur) and are radio controlled. A streamer of length 12 m is tied to the rear of the craft, for the other to cut and the pilot to protect; an intact streamers at the end of the heat gives extra points to the pilot, as well as the pilot doesn't want the other pilots to score better. Read more about Aircombat in the Aircombat section.



Aerial photographer

P-51B Dogfighter

Launchpad McQuack's Joyrider

Beercan plane

Santa's aeroplane

Fairey Swordfish