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.
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.
October is here and so it's time for some new plans for the FREE PLANS catalog. And right on time Jamie Rothwell, the designer of the Alpha Jet, F-15 and others sent us his version of one the best looking designs in aviation history, the SU-37 Flanker. So, we got it up and posted. Time to check out the specifics:
After taking note that something like 4 of our top 10 plans for the month of August were really not "jets" but rather warbirds, the Hydro, and some 3D aircraft, we decided to upload a great design from a familar name, Tomas Hellberg. He designs some of the most popular parkjets on the site, including the F-22, Eurofighter and the F-18E. So we have added to his hanger here on Parkjets for you to enjoy.