The Balsa Bashers is a subgroup of LoveAIR RC. We are a like minded group who prefer to build rather than to assemble. We meet once a month during the build season for demonstrations on building and finishing techniques, discussions on RC Tackle, build tools, plane designs, and the latest RC News. What better way to spend a few hours each month, than to hang out with a group of RC Builders talking about RC airplanes?
The 2021/2022 Basher Season came to a close last night with a round table discussion of our Quickie 500 build.
We went around the room and shared tips, tricks, hiccups, and setups of each of our builds done and in progress.
A lot of the discussion was a reiteration of common build practices and techniques that pertained to the Quickie.
We did have a few tips that raised eyebrows even with the most experienced builders. Hopefully our first time builders gained a little confidence to start their build. The first timers all know that if they run into a snag or have questions, they have a list of willing "experts" to answer questions.
With a number of Quickies already built and more on the way to being finished, we should have a great racing season ahead of us. We will continue to update the progress of individual projects and during our Balsa Basher's First Annual MAY FLY..... details to be provided soon!
View the individual projects by following the links below.
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: https://www.oldschoolmodels.com/q500.htm
Note: Pylon fun races and practice started in 2021 with the early build Quickie 500s earning their reputation as an fast, easy flying racer. As more planes are completed and participate in racing, we expect to learn which power sources provide the best performance.
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 LoveAirNCRC@Gmail.com
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