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Keith Shaw’s Modifications to our 1905 Wright Flyer Kit

A customer wanted to know Keith Shaws Modifications of our 1905 Wright Flyer. Keith is an experienced modeler. A member of the AMA Hall of Fame. His advice on any model is well worth reviewing. Here are Keith’s views as … Continue reading

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Keith Shaws Radical RC 1905 Wright Flyer Part 7 Video !!

Keith writes: “”Hi Dave, Flew the Wright at a e-fly this last weekend. Saturday was beautiful, cool and calm. One of my friends took these shots of the Wright, thought you might like to see them. Also Dave Grife took … Continue reading

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1905 Wright Flyer Enters Scale Competition

If anybody had a photo from that event they could let me add to this article, please forward. Thanks Keith for a fun story! Hi Dave, I just got back from the big judged scale meet (Central Ohio Scale) in … Continue reading

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The Mid-Am

Weekend of July 13 and 14 the Mid America Electric Flies takes place. Download the PDF here: 2013 Event Flyer One of my favorite events. This is a smaller event where I get some time to fly and participate myself. … Continue reading

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Keith Shaw’s 1905 Wright Flyer

More info from Keith Shaw who you’ll remember has done some extensive scale detailing to one of our kits. Keith is an AMA Hall of Fame member. He’s tuning and trimming his bird and offers the following. Hi Dave, Now … Continue reading

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Keith Shaw’s Radical RC 1905 Wright Flyer Part 5

At the field. Note the “cross-country fuel tanks”. Each tank contains two A123 cells inline, housing made of 1/64 ply and card stock. The 4 cells and holders weigh about the same as a 4 amp-hr 3s LiPo pack, but … Continue reading

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Keith Shaw’s Radical RC 1905 Wright Flyer Part 3

More details…. Close up of the creative chain drive:

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Keith Shaw’s Radical RC 1905 Wright Flyer Project Part 2

You’ll notice a detail here. Keith modified the kit so he could remove the front frame and canard assembly for easier transport. Also notice the rib detail on the foam. Keith told me he purchased a marker intended for furniture … Continue reading

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Keith Shaw’s Radical RC 1905 Wright Flyer Project Part 1

This series of posts created from email correspondence between Keith and I. He’s really done a lot of neat things to this kit. Expect a new report every Thursday for at least 5 weeks. Keith is in the AMA Hall … Continue reading

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