More Air Hog Experiments!

Jacob Longacre recently sent me these pictures and notes...

"I was looking at your web site and was very impressed with your Rocketeer compressed air model. I also used the Air Hog motor for a free flight model, a P-40 Warhawk.

AirHog powered P-40

When this picture was taken, flight times were around 20 seconds. Since then I have significantly rebuilt the nose and chin, and flight times so far are between 25 and 30 seconds.

This more recent picture shows the modified chin.

Its best flight time to date is 33 seconds

AirHog powered P-40

Wingspan: 26"
3.5 oz. including motor/tank
blue foam fuselage and white foam everything else.

This is a work in progress. I have modified it a number of times through lessons learned with the Air Hogs motor. I think the potential for that motor is tremendous.

The finish was done with waterbase paints and homemade printed "decals". I have been experimenting with weathering and this is one of my test subjects.

The pilot is carved from white foam. The cockpit detail is a color print of a P-40 cockpit photo. I couldn't do a 3D cockpit due to the position of the air tank.


View Jacob's foam Nikitin Schevchenko IS-4.

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