RC Model Projects

Trainstar open box
Opening the box of the Volantex Trainstar Mini
Volantex Trainstar Mini

This was my first ever radio controlled flying model plane. I’ve flown control line planes in the distant past and recently built a rubber powered plane, but I need to learn how to fly so that I can build “real models” and fly them without destroying them on my maiden flight.

So after some research I picked this one. All up $100 from Amazon and delivered in less than 24 hours from clicking the “Buy” button. After watching some YouTube videos to get some ideas about how to start I just waited for the wind to die down – which took a few days.

The Dancing Wings Hobby Fokker-E box
Dancing Wings Fokker E

My second model was the Dancing Wings Hobby Fokker-E (probably based on the Eindecker E.III). This is the small version – 420 mm wing span. They have larger versions but I was taken by the smaller design and I’m happy I decided on this one.

I’ve made a detailed post about some of the things I learned building this model. You can find it here:

Dancing Wings Fokker-E build

Finished Vintage Model Company Spitfire Nightfigher free flight
Free Flight Spitfire

Before diving into RC, I thought I’d go back to my childhood and build a rubber powered free flight model. I spent a lot of time finding the right plane and this was it. The Vintage Model Company Spitfire Nightfighter. It arrived in Canada from England in 2 days flat after I hit the “order” button. It’s a beautiful model to build and I had a lot of fun. Probably much more fun building than flying.

But this locked in my decision – this is more fun than I remember. I’m going to be a modeller!