Balsa Bashers

2021 Project - Old School Model Works: Quickie 500

Sixteen Quickie 500 kits were delivered to our Bashers for a cost of $138. The Bashers also plan to meet to discuss and compare notes for going the electric route, addressing build questions, and with planning our racing circuit. For kit details see:

Note: Pylon Racing practice and events will begin soon (All plane types are welcome)!

2019 Project - Pinwheel 60

Bob Main - Pinwheel 60

Bob said: "smooth, fast and doesn't slow

down easily"

We said: "Beautifully done!"

Pinwheel 60 w/ OS 46AXII
Pinwheel 60 w/ OS 46 AXII

Rich Perry - "Twinwheel 60"

Rich bashed a twin using .25 FX Nacelles,

and it's going to be fast!


Carl Beisel - Pinwheel 60

"Love using magnets over a

metal sheet! Allows precision

placement of build elements."

Power: OS 46 AXII

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CB - Pinwheel 60 #1.jpg
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Pinwheel 60 w/ David Mosier's Viking.jpg

There are 2 rules.

1. We all start with the same kit. Based on Basher feeback we've selected

the Alien Aircraft Pinwheel 60, pictured.

We are purchasing our Pinwheel 60 from 'Things with Wings' (TWW) in Greeley.  

Participating Bashers have already paid for our kits.  If you wish to build this kit 

at any time in the future, you must purchase the kit individually.

Note: The pre-purchase rate negotiated with TWW may not apply.

2. Let's have fun 


Bashers can do whatever they want with their Pinwheel 60 kit. Build them strictly to the plans, or bash the heck out of them. Again, let's have fun with our Pinwheel 60 build... it doesn't matter what we end up with.

We will give ourselves plenty of time to complete our projects (the 2020 Fun Fly was discussed), then present our finished Pinwheel 60's to the club. Date TBD.

Members have been invited to join a Google Group called the 'Love Air Balsa Bashers'. We will use the group forum to post our progress and answer questions. We will also hold meetups for build/bashing demonstrations, sharing building tips and techniques, identifying helpful tools, and providing flight readiness assistance. 

You may also email Michael Tillotson, our Bashers Coordinator at

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