BUILDERS CORNER

A few members have undertaken the almost lost art of building their planes from kits "the old fashion way" this past winter.  The photos are teasers, as of course they are currently works in progress.  Stay tuned!  More pics to come!

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DON'S TUTOR - 2021

This is Don Graham’s Canadair CL41a Tutor. A 1/8 standoff scale scratch built from plans and from pictures and measurements from a Tutor at the Base Borden museum. There are a few 1/8 scale in the Snowbird livery. But to Don’s knowledge, this is the only one in the Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment colours. The Tutor took three years and was finished Aug 2020 and has not flown yet.

This model is made from rigid XPS styrofoam. 

The inspiration for Don's Tutor came from the real Tutor as shown below. Look at the incredible attention to detail.

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DON'S WATERBOMBER - 2021

This is Don Graham’s Canadair CL415 Water Bomber. A 15:5 to 1 standoff scale scratch built from plans. The bomber was built this year 2021.  Unfortunately it passed away about six weeks ago. It will return. This model is made from rigid XPS styrofoam. 

The inspiration for Don's Waterbomber came from the real Waterbomber as shown below.

Again, look at the incredible attention to detail.

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MIKE'S LEPRECHAUN - 2019
JOHN'S FOUR ENGINE TAILLESS - 2017

This four engine tailless plane was designed and laser cut by John Allan in the winter of 2016-17.