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.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Mig Cam

Hi Guys:

Here is my first try with an onboard camera.

Place: Slope at Maitland’s Port Elizabeth south Africa

Pilots: Daron, Brad, Johann and my self

Equipment: Nasty cheep Chinese camera

And of course a Correx Mig 7

Enjoy and any comments are welcome


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New Mig build

Hi all;
just a small reminder: Here is a link where you can follow a new Mig Build by Sean of Team Mig

Enjoy and good luck


PS: We as Team Mig would love to get pictures / videos from your Mig’s

Sunday, November 7, 2010

"Hi Hi Hi Ho" of to Slipper we go

Team Mig, the Slope Rebels and some newbie’s had a great days flying on Slipper yesterday. The wind was strong and blew straight up the slope. A real mixes of crafts were flown on the day. We had a couple of maidens and unfortunately a couple of crashes too.

(See Sean’s post below)

Enough with the chit chat and let the pictures to the talking



Brad's Mig

Good looking Flamingo

High speed action; Johann's Zipper with a Zally in the background

Epp Wiesel

Oldtimer Pattern ship

Bakkies Zally (RIP)

Some more of the pattern ship

Darons fantastic Imp

My Flamingo

Alain's Limitted X (RIP)

What a view

Some Correx action

What is Daron thinking??

Correx "jobie"

What a great days flying

Now for the hike back

Till next time


So Ulrich, from Strand, Cape town, South Africa, says he is building the biggest correx, or corroplast, Mig-7 in the world. Would you like to prove him wrong? Drop us a mail if you know somebody building a Mig larger than 3000mm span!......anywhere in the world!! He is building it for the Hermanus Slope event at the end of November, Cape Town. He does not want to give too much away, that is why he has only sent one pic. Boooo Ulrich!!

BTW, we have had our forensic experts look at the pic and declare it has not been tampered with :-)

How to?

Below is before. Above is after!

How do you go from hero to DORK in 2 seconds? Lesson number one: Do not switch off the TX when you are placing the clip fom your neck strap, on the transmitter. This may damage your plane, especially if it is 800 feet high!! :-) OH well, I shall just have to build another!! Watch this space.

Friday, October 15, 2010

No wind to fly slope.

We went to the slope to fly with a hooking wind in town, 45km SW, only to find nothing at Maitlands. There was so much NOTHING, that we could not even fly Alulas. So Bakkie and I ducted a servo to the side of his Radian, pulled an elastic over the nose to hold a foamie, and gave gas!! It worked so well that we could piggy-back two planes at once! Well done Bakkie, your Radian is THE COOL!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Jart with SMOKE!!

OK!, so we will go off the Migs just for a short post about smoke. We have been trying some methods of making our own, but have not got the formulae right yet. Bakkie imported some and we fixed it to a Jart. It looked AWESOME!!

Welcome Bretton.

We have another member, Bretton! Welcome, hope you have many hours flying with us! Bretton built his Mig to the original size Dave West designed for a 25 size glo engine. Looks great Bretton, well done!!

OoooPs Barry!

Barry had a great fly on the slope with his electric Mig untill he lost orientation for a second. He went down and hit the only guy in the bush, who was busy recovering his own plane, Shaun. Well Shaun did'nt seem to have taken the hit to bad. However Barry's Mig snapped in half!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Road trip.

Above, Gamtoos.

The wind was SCREAMING on top of the hill.

...and cold!!


The Jart would have loved it!!

Strong, cold wind!!!!

Pine tree plantation.

Mist moving in quickly


We flew the right V.

Some scenic shots.

Bakkie giving a good launch!

First stop at a cellphone tower above Patensie.

Bakkie and I went on a road trip to Patensie to look for inland slopes. We did plenty kilo's and flew less. In the end we landed up at Maitlands.