Another flying contraption joins my hangar! This one came as a free plan in a copy of RCM&E, designed by Nigel Hawes. This thing used about $15 of balsa and was covered with scaps left over from building my EVA Biplane.

The maiden flight was very exciting and followed three or four maiden flops. Eventually I got it trimmed well enough to launch and climb to height before trimming properly.

It certainly looks unique both on the ground and in the air. It spins like you wouldn’t believe and landings so far have been a series of gentle skips along the grass – similar to skimming a rock across a pond! Check out the youtube video to see this done with full power on. It was completely intentional, not an accident at all……