Category Archives: Slope Soaring
Here I am, up on the slope with the Ninja. This slope glider flies excellent, and was not too difficult to build. It is wood construction, with foam-core, balsa sheeted wings, covered in ultracoat. Notice the ski goggles…a must-have for sloping during high winds. Although I look like a geek, it eeps the eyes from watering, and UV protection too!
Total Construction Time = 2 full weekends. This kit comes as just a box of wood, with some foam wing cores. Lots of gluing, sanding, and covering work to be done to put her together.
Here is my combat foamie, a DAW P-51. It’s covered in Ultracoat using 3M 77 spray to hold it on. This plane takes a beating and keeps on flying…although last time I took it into the ground from a strike, I stripped my elevator servo. Next time, I am switching to metal gears!
Total Construction Time = 1 full weekend plus a couple of hours during the week. Kit comes as just a bunch of foam and wood in a box.