If you're looking for some reliable, well-flying indoor sport planes, please check these out. They're a blast to build and fly.
Now Ready the Ellipsis--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.
Newbies--here's one for you. It's the Mountain Lion, and it's intended for first-time builders, science classes, group build events, giveaways, fly-in guests and situations like that. Think of it as an AMA Cub (Delta Dart) replacement for those tired of cutting sticks. And cutting sticks. And cutting sticks. Available singly, in 6-packs, or in bulk. Click to find out more.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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,