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Flugtag MFC Untermünkheim

Nachdem wir 2 Jahre Pause machen mussten, war unser Flugtag 2022 endlich wieder zurück – und wie!

 

In vielerlei Hinsicht sicherlich der beste Flugtag aller Zeiten in Untermünkheim!

Kurzum: Eine große Besucherzahl, jede Menge Toppiloten der Szene und kein nennenswerter Absturz.

Besten Dank an Andreas Maier und Oliver Büsing für die Erinnerungen!

Wir freuen uns jetzt schon auf ein noch ganz großes Fest 2023 bei uns:

50-jähriges Vereinsjubiläum am 24.+25. Juni 2023

Weitere Infos folgen.

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cool guys and classy airplanes!

Bücker Meeting 2022 in Landshut, Bavaria

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!

SAB Tortuga V2

After having a lot of fun the past 2 years with SAB Tortuga I decided to build a new one (and call it V2) with some main modifications.

Modifications: 

– clear canopy and new canopy lock system, 
– many 3D printed parts such as: servo cover, pilot, pump-, RX-, batteryholder

– light system by innoflyer

Equipment:

Servos: 2x Hacker Ditex EL0512W, 1x Hacker Ditex EL0510M
batteries: 2x Hacker / TopFuel ECO-RX 2000
RX: JETI duplex REX-7 + JETI RC Power Switch 5
Turbine: Kolibri T15 Autostart
Light System: innoflyer LD 3.0 + innoflyer LED´s: 2x Crystal red/green, 3x Lisa

1:12 Minimoa by Tony Ray / Pichler

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.
Spannweite: 1422 mm
Länge: 625 mm
Gewicht: 330g
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BVM-Jets Ultra BANDIT

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 

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!

 

Faszination Modellbau and airshow “Stars des Jahres”

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 PuchtingerFrank 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 Nussbaumer  for providing their excellent footage and video for this report.

Thanks also to all who have helped and supported me during the weekend!

50% Bücker 133 Jungmeister

SPECIFICATION:
wingspan: 3,30 m
length: 3,00 m
height: ca. 1,2 m
weight: 24,6 kg

EQUIPMENT:
Fiala / Valach VM-250 R5
FALON beechwood vintage style 32×18
Hacker / Ditex EL-3214S
JETI duplex CB-220
2x JETI duplex RSat 2
1x JETI duplex RSat 900mHz
Hacker / TopFuel 3x 2400 2S
EMCOTEC premium wires

VIDEO (J. Benz):

PICTURES (J. Benz):

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Airshow in Györ, Hungary

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!

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KARAT biplane build report

I am very happy to see one of the best builders we have in F3A building on of my planes and giving aeromodellers around the world the chance to follow each step he makes.
Isaac Najary from Israel writing in famous american RC-UNIVERSE forum a detailed report of his KARAT biplane building.

CLICK HERE FOR RC-UNIVERSE build report RT DESIGN KARAT biplane

Thank you very much, Izzic! I am very excited to see the result 😉