Welcome to Barnstormers! We would like to share with you a variety of model photos submitted by the readers of Flying Models. We'd love to feature your models, too. Instructions on how to submit your photos can be found at the bottom of this article!
Balsa USA Eindecker 40 by Larry Kruse
Larry Kruse is no slouch when it comes to model aviation. On top of his monthly column and reviews, he still finds time to build beautiful models like this Eindecker. Larry writes, “This is my newly completed Eindecker 40 from the Balsa USA kit. The plane spans a nominal 60 inches and is powered by a Saito .45 four-stroke, which provides both scale speed and sound. The model is covered in "Antique" Solartex with silver MonoKote simulating the metal covering ahead of the cockpit and the supplied ABS cowl sprayed with automotive paint. The pilot is a refugee from a swap meet, but he has found a home in the Eindecker cockpit.
Mountain Models PeregrinE & SpookE by David Decker
Indoor season is in full swing as you read this and David Decker of Anderson, Indiana has been having fun with a pair of Mountain Models kits that are designed to look like vintage classics of model aviation past. David writes, “Here are my Mountain Models PeregrinE (above) and SpookE (below) models designed for indoor. Both models are using the Horizon Hobby AR6400L micro receivers and ParkZone P-51D Mustang motor/gearbox combinations. Both models are covered with Coverite Microlite in easy to see trim schemes. Both models were easy and fun to build and flying is very relaxing, true to the form of the vintage models they simulate.”