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    This flying model of a butterfly would be a fun project. Where can we get the plans?

    I'd like to see a flying model of a large bird too, like this Great Blue Heron I photographed this afternoon taking off from a perch atop a nearby chimney.

    Allan Ostling

    Phoenix, Arizona

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    Great pic/s

    Great pic Allan - as always.

    I have been very impressed with your attention to detail - including photography - ever since I first saw your pics here.


    • #3
      model airplane news had planes for a glider about 8 or 10 years ago. it was shaped like a hawk and had balsa "feathers" on the wingtips that moves to act like ailerons. I googled it and couldnt find any pictures, so i will dig through my issues to see what i can find..


      • #4
        I saw a gas-powered free flight ornithopter fly many years ago at a model field in Los Angeles. There are plans around but you'd have to search for a while.


        • #5
          Several companies manufacture various sizes of "flappers". From what I've read, most of them fly quite well.

          I'd like to build one I saw in a model magazine. A guy in Florida took a large Macaw kite and turned it into an R/C powered model. Quite colorful, and a great small field flyer.
          No good deed goes unpunished.