Rubber Powered Models


#1

Cleaned up my basement, and ran across this:

My 7yo boy talked me into building it, and it’s been fun, slowly putting it together:

Anybody else here ever make one?

I’ve made a few. I had one go OOS (out of site), which is a double-edged sword. On the one hand it’s a great achievement for a rubber powered airplane, on the other hand you may never see it again after putting all that work into it. I never found mine.

I didn’t even know about the OOS thing at the time. I just made it for fun, not competing. My Nephew actually launched it from the ground (road), and we were a expecting it to come back down, but it just kept circling higher and higher!

I was so bummed! Then someone at a hobby shop congratulated me. I’ve never had another one come even close, but they are pretty cool, and fun to fly. Need A LOT of space though.


#2

Yep, built a few, all the way from rubber powered, U control, free flight powered and gliders. and RC powered and gliders. Biggest rubber powered was a 3 ft. span Piper Cub. Have a Guillows Aeronca Champ rubber powered kit in the basement waiting to be built some day, as well as a couple of plastic kits that never got built.


#3

Yeah man, I used to love assembling models. If I had the space I’d probably try my hand at it again. I dabbled with RC planes and then got more into the helis


#4

I’ve made five or six of the Ugears models. Challenging and fun. (not airplanes but wooden models and many are rubber band powered)


#5

Wow those are so cool!

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