The Acrostar 60E and XL is a very famous and well-flying aerobatic model. The produced batches of both version are sold out and no more available. Due to persistent requests for both models I checked together with Hacker Motor the possibility for a new batch of both models. But the price for the plane plus shipping and the high MOQ make it not possible to bring back these models.
So If you are a proud owner of a RT DESIGN Acrostar, take care of it 😉
The annual Bücker FlyInn took place on the 18th of June in Landshut. This event is a meeting for all full-size Bückerpilots and fans from all over Europe with their Bückers.
Herrmann Diebold, who is the key point of the Bücker scene in Europe, invited me end of last year to attend this event after seeing my video with the 50% Bücker from Friedrichshafen.
Luckily my friend Andreas Golla from Hacker Motor lives quite close to the airport Landshut and invited us to his house for a delicious BBQ and some hangout in his pool. An excellent refreshment during the hot summer day and good preparation for the Bücker FlyInn in the evening.
A real highlight was the Hangar 69 at the airport Landshut. There are some very nice airplanes including the original “Liesel Bach” Bücker Jungmeister. I was sitting inside the cockpit for a short time to feel the spirit of Bücker Jungmeister… but it´s better I stay on the ground with my radio 😉
Thank you very much for this amazing day with you!
After my stressful 5th semester at studies I had the desire to build something out of Balsa again. At the exhibition in Friedrichshafen I saw the kits of mini vintage gliders from Tony Ray at the Pichler booth. Right after the event I ordered a kit of Minimoa.
With the support of my 3D printer and covered with japanese paper and Graupner Spannfix a really nice little vintage glider was born.
Check the pictures and see the progress of my little Minimoa.
After a few weeks without any new report here I decided to drop a few lines about the UltraBANDIT proejct from last summer…
In 2018 BVM-Jets announced a jubilee version of their legendary UltraBANDIT which was a “must have” for my father. It took almost 2 years until he started to build the plane in January last year.
State of the art equipment had to be installed: brandnew JetCat P250, Hacker / Ditex Servos, JETI model CentralBox-220 with 2x 2,4Ghz + 900mHz Backup-RX, Electron retractsystem and a custom smoke tank from CM-Jets.
While my father was building the jubilee UltraBANDIT, I completely reworked the older UltraBandit. It got also an electric landing gear, stronger “Low Voltage” Hitec flap servos and a JETI model CentralBox-400 with 2x 2,4Ghz + 900mHz Backup-RX. The CB-400 is required due to the older Futaba LV-servos which need only 5,9V.
Overall it was much more work than expected, as the electric gear has completely different design and other measurements. That´s why I needed to remove some of the old gear mounts and let my friend cut new carbon flex-plates for main- and nosegear – Thanks Manuel!
In July we finally made both maidenflights.
Conclusion: The “old” UltraBANDIT is still in a league of its own. The quality, the details and the extremely balanced flying is in my opinion still unrivaled.
All the work paid off, both airplanes fly excellent! Especially the JetCat P250 with its fast start, fast throttle response and the support of turbine telemetry make it a good progress in turbine flying.
The knowhow in this 15 year old design is still in the pole-position!
After the fair had to be canceled last year due to COVID-19, it was great that they opened the doors from 5th-7th November again. Friedrichshafen is known as THE fair for rc-enthusiasts in Germany!
Unfortunately there were not that much exhibitors than in the past years, but all those who took part were rewarded with numerous of visitors and good conversations.
I had the chance to present my new 50% Bucker Jungmeister at the airshow “Stars des Jahres” at the airport next to the fair.
I was invited a few times in the past years but for me this was one of the best, maybe the best fair in Friedrichshafen ever.
Great atmosphere for visitors and exhibitors, excellent airshow with many great pilots and a perfect organization. Truly one of the best weekends this year!
I´d like to thank the VTH-Team at the flightline, especially chief editor Uwe Puchtinger. Frank Joosten for great commenting on the show, Jörg for trouble-free communication with the tower and all others who were involved to make this fair a big success!
A special thank you goes to Andreas Maier and Markus Nussbaumerfor providing their excellent footage and video for this report.
Thanks also to all who have helped and supported me during the weekend!
From 19th .-22nd. August was the annual SRCM airshow in Györ with the main event on August 21st. My Hungarian friends asked to bring back the Pilatus PC-21 and the small Tortuga. This year also with a little surprise: my brandnew 50% Bücker Jungmeister with the Fiala 5-cylinder 250ccm radial engine.
It was again an absolutely amazing event with perfect weather and a warm hospitality – check the pictures ;).
THANK YOU SRCM Györ for an awesome event!
A special THANK YOU goes to Hannes who provided an excellent accommodation for us!