Blog mission statement.

This Blog is all about the building and flying of the Correx Mig-7 originally designed by Dave West

The Mig-7 is a scale R/C Aircraft constructed primarily of corrugated plastic and ply wood.

Comments and questions are very welcome.

Friday, December 25, 2009


MERRY CHRISTMAS to all our friends and followers. May you and your family be BLESSED during this time. Living in South Africa has taught us to be tollerant of each others differences, therefore, if you do not reconise this season as being HOLY, thats fine. The flowers above are from Lady Slipper, Uitenhage Nature Conservation, the slope where we fly. The top being the Giant Protea, the other I am not sure......But can find out if you insist. Sean.

Mike sloping

I finished work early yesterday and on my way home noticed that there is a nice stiff breeze blowing.

Said a quick hello to the family, loaded the Zagie and went to fetch Mike at his house.

After I managed to drag him (kicking and screaming) out of his house into the car we shot of to Maitlands.

The wind at Maitlands was not too strong hovering around 20 to 23 km/h but the air was nice and thick with good lift.

I did not know the status of charge on my radio and glider, but as it turned out I had plenty of juice left for some cool flying.

Mike really enjoyed himself. It was only his second flight with the Zagie since Hermanus.

Mumbles like “I love this, this is so graceful and silent” could be heard. He really got into his Zagie and started to throw it around. The occasional tumble did not do anything to dampen his joy.

Correx and slope rules!!!

Merry Christmas to all you RC fans


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Alain Blatti starts to build.

So he has cut out all the parts and says he has no idea how to put them together, besides Davids instructions. Alain, start by clamping the fuzz sides at the tailmost point, together. This will help keep the fuzz straight when glueing in the FW former. Then glue in assy F5 keeping it true to FW. These two will give your fuzz the allignment. Glue the rest in at leasure, keeping FW and assy F5 as guides. Post me some more pics and I will direct you as required. Sean.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Covering your mig.

I was asked how do I "paint" my Migs. I use self-adhesive vinyl 95% of the time. You can spray the entire plane, but, paint is not as durable as vinyl. But I was a little lucky with Johanns Mig. Above are pics of how we "color match" a can of yellow spray paint to yellow vinyl. This small area I sprayed because the "spot welds" look a little untidy if not done right with vinyl. I used plastic primer first coat, then the yellow. Sean.

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Johanns E-Mig goes sloping.

Todays flying was a bit of a hiss and mit. We started by going to Slipper, but got rained out on the way there. But as we are "DIE HARD" fans....the movie is showing on TV as I type... :-)... we sat in the rain waiting for it to clear, until Markus phoned and said ..."come to Maitlands, the wind, ....the wind, .....the wind ... is blowing!!....Markus, well done on operating your phone while flying!! So by the time we dropped the key off at the Nature Conservation office and got to the sshlope,.......the wind turned to SSE and dropped at a fast rate. We then turned to our electric Migs for help. Johann flew his plane with passion!! I joined him and we flew formation. Looked beautifull, and we drew a crowd at the same time without knowing it. Unfortunately the photographer was one of the pilots so we could'nt get any stills. JL Productions' video camera operator.......was the other pilot. We put on a good show for the audience and flew out four batteries each in quick succession. Sean.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Morne and his Bomber.

This is Morne holding his .46 size Mig. It has not flown yet but we expect her to fly as per any Mig does!! dont we!! Well done Morne!! She looks GREAT!! This is the first time I have seen a Mig with a scale pilot!!.....and yes, his name is Capt Vodka!! Sean.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

We are still here.

We are all back on the ground, doing what we do to keep our bank managers happy, or in some cases, behind the counter selling Grand-Pa's. Sorry to keep you waiting for feedback about Hermanus, but we are getting the best photographs together, not many as the wind did'nt blow. You would not say so with this picture!!! .......wrong direction!! We will up-load asap. Sean.