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.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Welcome Gerald!!

Not to be outdone by Barry... :-) ... , Gerald has built an auwsome Mig. You may find in our earlier posts, all the electric Migs were 1200mm span. Gerald has built his electric, the span of our slopies!! This cause he had the power train from an earlier model. So, all he did was build the plane to suit his power. Plane specs as follows:
Span.... 1340mm
Motor...EMP 3536
35 Amp
400 W
2-4 cell
Weight so far without battery and esc... 1200g.
Well done Gerald!! She looks great!! As soon as we get some in flight shots, I will post.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Welcome Barry!!

Barry has sent me pics of his realy cool looking Mig. Says he cant wait to join us on the slope! Well,...... lets move it there then Barry, the weekend starts tomorrow,.....and there is a good South Westerly predicted aswell!!.. ;-) ...... Now if only we can get Alain to fly Migs with us!!...Alain!!....ALAIN!!.....Alain??

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Mig-7 teams up with an Alula.

Polly the Parrot....Darens Alula all dressed up.

Mig-7 and of mates.
With an African sunset in the background.
Below, the Weasel.
Below, Alula and seagull, the best of mates!
Below. Flying the Alula off a 5m high sand dune. Port Elizabeth in the background.

Recently I aquired an Alula. Wow!! DreamFlight have an awsome plane, and the Weasel, well, nothing short there either. Good planes to fly when the wind is not strong enough for the Migs.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Algebra at Slipper


Smiley, Mike, Shaun and I found ourselves on top of Slipper again. This time we where flying of the eastern slope. I prefer flying here as we can park our cars right next to the flying site and no hiking is required like we have to on the western site.

The wind was light to moderate from the north east. There was just enough lift to keep a Mig up but definitely no acrobatics could be flown.

Smile flew his Alua and Mike had fun with his Zagie.

Shaun had no problem with the light conditions. He had some kind of delta tearing up the sky. (I think it was called”little Devil”) He even had a tussle with two rather large Hawks’

I had my Depron Swinger going quite nicely.

A little later in the afternoon Shaun brought out the “big gun”. He had acquired an Algebra thermal glider a year and a bit ago but never had a chance to fly it. So this was going to be a Maiden.

The Algebra is effectively a thermal glider with +/- 4m polyhedral wing. Strictly a elevator and rudder ship.

Well, Shaun being Shaun removed the polyhedral and added Ailerons. None of us knew how she was going to handle.

Mike was given the honors to toss the Algebra into the blue yonder.

Well it was almost an anticlimax; the Algebra took to the sky like she belongs there.

There was only a little trim needed to keep her on the straight and level.

The one thing we did find was, to turn this big bird, a lot of ailerons and rudder was necessary. Shaun was also a bit worried when it came to land this 4m ship. Slipper is not the easiest place to land a big glider with out any flaps or air brakes. But Shaun managed just fine. He slipped her in from the right avoiding any nasty rocks or bushes and set her down nice and sweet.

Very well done Shaun! She is a truly majestic bird.

Great Maiden