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.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sadly she did not get to have a maiden flight today. :-(

If there is no wind? Power up the electric Mig.
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Thursday, September 24, 2009

This MASTERPIECE is Johanns. He has just raised the bar to a level that I dought I will reach, but will try!! Well done Johann!! She looks AMAZING!!! Whilst the photos were loading, I was watching the Extra of Patrick Davidson doing an aerobatic display, with smoke, just SouthEast of my house. Howzthat!!!
Sean Oelofse

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Power Mig

This is one of my favorite power planes. It is powered by a .39 Tiger Shark engine. She is very qick and has no bad habits. Flies as smooth as silk. Only 3 channels throttle ailerons and elevator.

Inverted launch at Maitlands Port Elizabeth

Some Migs from the past

Camo Mig-1
Camo Mig-2
Camo Mig-3

Ready for combat @ Lady Slipper Port Elizabeth
South Africa 
Sean and myself lining up for some fun
The gang @ Lady Slipper Port Elizabeth South Africa
 Shaun Ruth & Markus Brenner enjoying the view...”Ya right”...

Sunday, September 13, 2009

This is how I cut 3 V's into the nose to shape it better.Take it from the Firewall, 3 flutes wide.

Materials required for the slope (glider) version of the Mig.

For the wings we used 2mm straight flute correx available from, among others, Maizey Plastics. The fuzz, tail feathers and control surfaces are made from 3mm straight flute. 3mm Plywood for the formers and stronger Marine ply for the main spar and dyhedral braces. Bicycle spokes for torque rods. Glue gun and contact hold everything together.

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