Recently AvTims, an aviation group from New Jersey, was kind enough to send us a pre-production kit for their Reflection design. This foam board aircraft is based on 1940’s free flight models, of which modern model aviation hails from. I have began putting the model together, but recently classes have had me ‘tied up.’ I plan on putting together a build video, and in the meantime you can check out my unboxing and first thoughts on the design here at our YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy-fFSDnokk
I encourage you to check out AvTims’ website, as well as their step by step build videos. Below I have linked their build video for the Reflection. All of their build videos and aircraft showcases are also on their Facebook page, which you can find here: https://www.facebook.com/AvTims/
Reflection Build Video: https://www.facebook.com/AvTims/videos/736151033236049/
The plans for all of the AvTims designs are available for free at their website (linked below). They have some cool plans, and I encourage you to check it out. Among their current plans are EDF models of F-15s and F-16s, as well as propeller driven models ranging from a high aspect ratio glider to a model of a Bonanza. All of their prop models are built around the Flite Test designed swappable power pod, so that means you can now have multiple models from different groups and head out to the field with only one or two power pods, keeping overall model prices down and potential losses low.
AvTims Website: http://www.avtims.com/
In the next few weeks our build video should be complete and we can head out to the field for a maiden. After the maiden flight (and if it survives) we will then proceed with a custom S&B Aviation paint scheme. I have great expectations for this plane, and I must say that so far I have been very impressed.
Fly safe and have fun!