Monday, September 1, 2014
 
News & Updates

 

Vacation!  From July 14 through the 25th I will be unable to fill orders while we take a little road trip. I do expect to be checking email periodically and will respond as quickly as able.  You're welcome to place orders during this time, but of course they'll take a while to arrive.  Thank you for your patience.

John

 

Welcome!

If you're looking for some reliable, well-flying indoor sport planes, please check these out.  They're a blast to build and fly. 

Time for an update to one of LCP's best sellers.  The Mountain Lion Mark II boasts even simpler construction, smaller structures for covering, a slightly larger wingspan, updates to wing geometry and engineering, and still provides that great first-flight reliability that's made it a favorite in classrooms, group build settings and summer camps!  Purchase singly ($8), as a six-pack($30) or at the $4 per plane group-build price.  Builds with Titebond, CA, Ambroid--you name it--and best of all:  No knives or pins required.  Tax-Free purchases available for public institutions.  No-Cost shipping available for bulk purchases in the Colorado Springs area.



I hate to get ride of this great shot of the Ellipsis, so it's staying right here.  More curves than the Amalfi Drive.  14" span, 5 1/4" chord! (Yes, an exercise in low-aspect ratio wings) 8 grams, Ikara molded 6" propset--now ready to ship. 

 



Don't forget to check out the Wood Prop Twist Jig and the Pennyplane Wood Prop Conversion Kit.  See them both in Props and Essentials.  



I recently received an email asking about my kits, and it contained a line something like, "so I guess your kits are just plans and sticks and laser-cut ribs?"  Hardly.  Here's a shot of a typical wood-cut for an LCP kit--in this case some parts from the Binomial.

For starters, there are no plans (Mountain Lion excepted)--because they're not needed! All parts are laser-cut and assembly is done by following the photos and guidance in the instructions.  Even parts you'd normally imagine must simply be sticks--wing spars--aren't. Spars are cut with integral gussets that capture and align each rib.  Then there's the ribs themselves.  They're not just a bunch of airfoil-shaped cuts in the wood that you have to measure & cut to length.  Each rib is shaped and cut properly for length, foil and height.  The instructions?  As much energy goes into the photos, writing and editing as into the designs themselves.

Indoor FF has a reputation as being only for those with the patience of the pope and the touch of a surgeon, but that's hogwash.  I'm convinced that a well-designed kit can make free flight not only accessible, but enjoyable to a whole lot of new fliers.  Rookies especially--you have just as much right to a well-flying airplane as anyone, and you don't have to march barefoot across the Himalayas for the privilege!  Live a little--try a kit from Laser-Cut Planes.  



Clubs--If you'd like to conduct a one-design contest using any of my kits, please let me offer you a 20% discount for a group order--5 or more of the same kits.  Shipping per kit would be less, also. Contact me at johnmcgrath2@comcast.net to make arrangements.

Science Olympiad or TSA coaches, scout leaders, school teachers--the same offer applies.

Inquiries from dealers are always welcome.

Finally, should you have trouble trimming or building one of my kits, please let me help you.  They'll all fly well--I guarantee it.

All the best,

John
Colorado Springs