This page contains the index of  current aircraft projects

As each aircraft is completed it will be moved to the appropriate area of the website but until then details of each project can be found by clicking on the images below

 

Rhonadler    

 

Westland Whirlwind  

 1/2 scale model designed by John Greenfield

Construction by Darren

Traditional all built up construction sheeted in ply.

 

Andrews latest project is a little modelled aircraft but which fits in well with the teams other WW2 projects under construction

Span 10ft

Length 7.4 ft

Power 2 x DLE 55

 

 

 

 

 

Project  Autogyro    

Canadair 215 Water Bomber

Work started on this project in 2021 during lockdown with the intention of building a scale Avro Rota autogyro. Initially, a small depron foam model was built from the Steve Jones plan available as a free download from the Coolwinds website. This was done to learn all we could about autogyro mechanics and how to fly them. The model went through quite a lot of experimentation to test ideas and gain information to build a bigger version.

Whilst all the flight testing was taking place John was working on the design of a built up model twice the size of the original foam version. The first flight of this model took place over Christmas 2021 and will now be used as a test bed to try out ideas to see if building an even bigger and more scale model is feasible.

Andrew is building this model of traditional balsa and light-ply construction. It has a 3m wingspan and is being built from a Roy Tassel plan. Originally for 60 glow power but now under modification to electric. The model as pictured is suspended for balance checks hence the weight on top ofthe cabin to represent a pair of 5000 Li-Po`s.  Covering is epoxy cloth and the finished a.u.w. expected to be in the region of 18 lbs. This equates to a wing loading of 2 lbs.sq.ft.  No undercarriage will be fitted as take off is planned from a tricycle take-off dolly pictured underneath withlanding on the reinforced glass hull.

Curtiss P 40 Warhawk

Tony is starting a new build of a 1/5th scale P40. Look back soon for details of this new model