Duane drew his own
plans by hand and scratch built the
unique Grumman F3 retractable landing
gear from original Grumman drawings.
The gear is fully functional and Duane
spent a lot of time to set limit
microswitches so the motors do not
The rigging is with
flattened steel flying wires. The
top wing has the scale number of 56
ribs. Cal has installed a DA-100
as the aircraft weighs
in at 40 ½#. The paint is latex
from the Home Depot color matched.
Cal had purchased
the project from Duane several years ago
and is finishing it for flight in spring
Honored Duane This Meeting! He's in his early 90’s and is a long time
member of the Scale Flyers of Minnesota. He’s been collecting his experiences in
a scrapbook entitled “80+ years of Model
Airplanes by Duane”. The
opportunity to learn from his acquired
knowledge and skills is priceless ...