Sunday, February 18, 2018
News & Updates


It's a good thing! Check out the Dirt Cheap Torque Meter.  This simple torsion-wire torque meter helps you wind to maximum torque (maybe with a few back-off winds?) each time.  Once you wind using torque, counting winds alone will just seem wrong! On the Essentials page.








This Year's Model:  For the 2018 Rule--Includes some nice improvements over last year's Vanguard.  Same great flying qualities, same great quality.  Check it out on the Kits page.  


AMA Friends:  The 2016-2017 Sci Oly rule that produced the Vanguard works for the P-18 rule.  Get those kids back for some flying!  P-18 was the most popular contest class at several recent AMA Indoor Nationals. Try one out and see why!  From first-timers to R/C converts--or as I like to call them, "students of all ages," a P-18 is a great way to dip your toe into indoor free flight.  


Finally--An outdoor model from LCP.  Can't explain the holdup, but I think you'll like the result. Check out the Mini-Sonic Outdoor on the Kits page.  Modeled after a long out-of-production towline glider, this robust 17-incher is the perfect companion for a trip to the park!


Updated!  The Mountain Lion Mark III now has a stronger motorstick, relocated rudder, more interlocking parts, and that same superb indoor/outdoor performance making this the premier kit for first-time freeflighters and students. Purchase singly ($9), as a six-pack($34) or at the $4.50 per plane group-build price.  Builds with Titebond, CA, Duco--you name it--and best of all:  No knives or pins required.    No-Cost shipping available for bulk purchases in the Colorado Springs area. (Which means we meet at the nearest Starbucks)


  What makes kits from Laser-Cut Planes different?

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.  

The Laser-Cut Planes Guarantee:  A kit you're delighted with!  Anything short of that simply won't fly.  Should you have trouble building or trimming one of my kits, please let me help you.  They'll all fly well--I guarantee it.  Check out some hints on the Support page.

All the best,


Colorado Springs