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.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

FPV....First Person View.

The transmitter and its battery, and the motor.

Below. The camera.

Lloyd flying "BLIND"

Lloyd came to the slope yesterday to demo the FPV system. WOW!!... It works, and works well!! He flew up and down the Maitland slope without looking at the plane.

Lady Slipper.

Our little hill with a beautifull sunset!
Zally came second when trying to fly below ground level.

Johann and Morne.

Wazabi enjoying very good lift.

Zally flying rings around the Jart.

We flew at Slipper today. Strong NE wind about 40km avg. Did not fly Migs as I did not have lead with me. Did fly the Zally and Wazabi though.

Monday, August 23, 2010

How to repair a smashed wing.

Somehow in the suicide mid-air, (when you fly towards each other, which we try not to do as this just breaks your airie), Brads elevator broke in two. This is an easy repair. Push two or three wooden squewers down the flutes. No hot glue required.

5 min repair!!

Below however, takes a little more effort.


Below. Start by cutting all or most of the damage away.

Dont be shy!! Cut it away. Then add tabs for support to the patch.
Fortunately the spar did not break. Had it broken, just splint it with some off-cut 3mm ply both sides. Or if you are still at the slope, use some 5min epoxy and two sucker sticks :-)
Add patch and finish with some vynil.

As good as new!!

At our last Mig fly-in, Brad was taken out by Bretton flying a correx Zaggi. I did not get to see how the Zaggi looked afterwards. Brads Mig took it hard. I have shown how to repair a wing in earlier posts, but in case you missed it, here goes..

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Today’s flying at Maitlands looked real promising but it turned out to be nothing to shout about in the end.

The wind swung from blowing straight up the slope (south west) to west south west with little or no lift at all.

We also had quite a bit of rain to contend with. But it brought a sight of which I had never seen before.

The water was all light up in rainbow colors almost like a rainbow was sinking into the see.

My explanation: This must be a huge rainbow just behind the horizon (curvature of the earth). You guys can decide if I am right. Or maybe supply us with your own explanation.

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For now enjoy the pic’s.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Maitland Mig-7 Fly-In, 15 Augaust 2010.

Although it was a Mig fly-in, there were plenty other planes around.

Pocket Rocket...LIMIT-EX!!..with sanding sealer drying in flight.

All of 530mm span and 225g.

Ready to Maiden, Alain to launch.

Some scale.

Shauns Hawk.

Very pretty.

Darons Impala did not make the beach for the landing.

Very pretty.

Into the African sunset.

Daron preparing his Impala for flight.

Morne takes the long walk after running out of lift.

The Jart look.

Brad gives Morne's Jart the heev.

Barry only maidened his Mig the day before and was sloping it the day after. This the first time he ever sloped. You got b**ls Barry!!

Eight of the nine Migs in the air.

Bertus' Mig shining in the late Winter Sun.

Damage to Brads Mig after a mid-air with a Zaggi. The Zaggi looked worse. Watch this space to see the repair.

Bretton on the long walk.

Warren on his long walk. No idea what caused the downward spiral.

Donald launching Warrens glider.