J-1B Don Quixote – Aircraft of the Month

The J-1B was one of those home built planes growing up that seemed to be very realistic to build. I’ve always been a fan of this plane, I think more RC models exist of this plane then the real thing.

The design was from the early 70’s & Poland

The simple but classic lines of this airplane still look good to me today.

The Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janowski_Don_Kichot

& an interesting web pages full of pictures

https://www.gonzoaviation.com/clanok/prvy-aeroplan-mariana-barusa-j-1b-om-txb

http://www.angelfire.com/ks2/janowski/

In the mid 90’s I got a Plan for a RC 52″ span electric version from RCM, they went belly up years ago, Fortunately the Outerzone project in England has gathered RC plans that are no longer available where you can get a free pdf & building info.

1995 plan: https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=6971

1985 plan: https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=6811

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Double Ender Bush Plane – Aircraft of the month

 

The Double Ender bush plane looks like something I would have doodled up in a sketch book as a teenager.

Alec Wild brought this vision of a ground breaking aircraft into reality.

http://www.bushplanedesign.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_DoubleEnder

Video is from the Zane Jacobson at the Back Country Pilot YouTube Channel 

https://backcountrypilot.org/

If your into bush planes I would check out his channel.

Photo from the Bush Plane Design web site.

Protolabs – Company Spotlight

If your needing some rapid prototype part for your project one company to check out is Proto Labs.

https://www.protolabs.com/

I saw adds for their company a few years ago for getting a design cube for free. it comes flat and when assembled its around 2″ on each side. It has molded in all the good / bad features to include with their processing. So if you want to use the company and these methods it can help guide your design before its finalized.

https://www.protolabs.com/resources/design-tips/design-stronger-molded-parts/