Robertus, the same guy who has several awesome plans on Parkjets, just sent us over a throwback jet just in time for December. The YAK-17 Feather is a sleek looking Russian flyer with great lines and great performace.
Better yet, with this model, Robertus gives all you EDF nuts out there a frame to throw a 70mm fan into and get to the park.
We just uploaded another plan to the growing catalog of FREE PLANS right on our site. Now that brings the total number of free plans up to 135, which is a pretty big deal. We can’t believe we are only 15 plans away from crossing the big 150 milestone. It will be here soon enough. Building a good quality catalog is not easy and takes a lot of time, but with over 35,000 people downloading plans every month, we know there is always room for one more plan!
We just added a new plan to the expanding catalog, the T-720 Broadhead. It's from the same designer of the Hot Spot, so you know it's a proven plan. The zip file contains the parts drawings along with construction photos to help you out when you get yours ready to glue up.
The T-720 is a stable flyer but also nimble and capable of good manuevers, suitable for beginner flyers as well as the more experienced RC pilot.
We just finished up adding in three new plans from the designer of the X-Shuttle, which quickly brings Robertus' total to four plans in our ever growing FREE PLANS catalog. So let's not waste anytime, here is a brief rundown of the new designs.
Okay folks, been a few weeks on the new plans. But this one makes up for it. Now you know we look at a lot of plans before we post them. We want to make sure they work, we want to make sure the documentation is good. And we want to make sure you know what you are getting with good pictures and video. This is not an exageration: This new plan is one of the best we have ever seen. Period.
We just posted a new plan for the new year! The Hot Spot came to us a while ago and we let it slip down the priority list but the designer sent us a nice reminder. Hey, sometimes its needed!
The Hot Spot is a great looking fun jet style foam parkjet.
From the designer of the F/A-241 Shrike, comes the new parkjet plan, the F-242 Spiker. Oh sure, it's a fantasy plan, but the lines are nice and no one will have this design on their workbench. You can see from the picture, the Spiker features large delta style wings, something we know produces the best parkjets.
Designed to be a highly maneuverable project, the F-242 doesn't disappoint. Coming in at about 27" wingspan, its small enough for even the smallest parks. Just the way we like them.
Last week we uploaded a new plan to our FREE plans page. Jamie Rothwell let us know he has made some modifications and some size adjustments to his very popular SU-37 plans.
First, he shrunk the plans to 80% of the original size. Then he cleaned up the plans, improved the canopy, nacels and some other minor tweeks. Then he changed the plans to allow for a simple modification so that the builder could convert the plans to the SU-27 with a little effort.
As January creeps to a end, we added two more plans for you to enjoy. And like the Cutlass added last week, we dipped into SD Parkflyer's pool of excellent plans. And in an effort to really expand our offerings, we are looking to add some plans that have not been invited to reside on parkjets in the past, namely some 3D flyers, warbirds, and we are looking for some more EDF plans as well. To wrap up January, we have some excellent 3D style park flyers up for your enjoyments.
Let's get started....
A few months ago, we got permission from SD Parkflyers to post his free plans to our site and although it has been a long time coming, we kicked off the postings by throwing up his awesome Cutlass park flyer.
The Cutlass features a funjet style design, with a large delta wing and twin vertical stabalizers. The design is for 9mm EPP foam, which as you might know, is a lot for forgiving when crashing. But with some modifications, the Cutlass could be accomadated for 6mm Depron or other types of foam board.
Parkjets just added two new plans to round out 2012! We added in the Firefly and the B-58 Hustler. Both plans are designed by SGTalon but that is where the similarity ends. First, the Firefly from the popular Sci-Fi western by the same name. His simple profile design of the "Serenity" is like nothing you have seen before. It doesn't even look like an airplane, or rocket, or shuttle. It is a totally unique design that gets around the park just fine. Even though its not exactly an aerobatic champion, it is still a capable flyer.
When October rolled around, we put up a great project (suggested by a reader) and he sent over another project that is appropriate for Christmas. Rather than post in our regular free RC plans page, we like the idea of simply putting them right here in our blog.
This particular build is pretty limited to the pictures in the build thread and doesn't actually have a maiden flight! So maybe you could classify this build as purely experimental. If you do end up building this one, be sure to send over some finished pictures and results. We know the designer would love it and we would love to post the results.
Here is a video of a simplier build (two deer) that inspired the design.
We just added in a new plan inspired by a personal favorate, Macross! The F/A-241 Shrike is a unique looking design that certainly is true to the popular series.
The free download features a simple to build parkjets that requires only 3 channels and pretty standard power equipment. The result is a stable but nimble flyer that you can put together in short order and have something no one else will see.
We just crossed the 110 threshold and now we are up to 112 RC plans on Parkjets for free download. Pretty amazing! And we have about 6-8 we are working on getting posted. Before you know it, we will be at 125 plans and then 200! Whew.