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NEAT Fair 2013


Don Belfort taxis his 80-inch Ercoupemodel (above left) built from a National Balsa laser-cut kit. At 12 pounds, 10 ounces, it is powered by a Cobra 4120-16 providing 1400 watts. It’s a bird? It’s a plane? It’s an… inflatable pool toy (above


right)! Inflated and equipped with rigid horizontal and vertical tail fins, the very unique model uses a 500-watt power system. This distinctly colorful model, was piloted by Lee Woodworth.


Team Futaba members Dan Landis (at left) and Chris Sydor to his left pilot a pair of warbirds in a demo flight, while Alisha Gordon spots for both. The 86.5-inch Top Flite model of the British Spitfire (above) is powered by a Rimfire 65cc outrunner, Falcon 23–10 prop, Castle Ice 160HV controller and 12S 5300 mAh battery for over 3 kilowatts of power. The 85-inch Top Flite Focke-Wulf FW-190 (below) is utilizing the same power system as its adversary. Both models weigh 23 pounds.


Dave Lockhart bringing his 74-inch Wistmodel Bravo(above left) in for a landing after a precision Pattern demonstration followed by some freestyle flying. A Neu motor harnesses the 3.5 kilowatts used by this full composite model. With over


22


2000 flights, this model has placed first and second in the US Nats. Team Hitec demonstrated their “Weekender” series (above right)—this one the 47.2-inch wingspan Extra 300 which comes complete with motor, speed control, and servos.


FEBRUARY 2014


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