Category Archives: Customer builds

Customer builds ranging from scratch builds to ARTF installations. No job is too big or too small.

Boomerang Jet

Boomerang Jet retract installation repair

After a very heavy landing of this boomerang jet the front nose leg was completely ripped out of the fuselage and one of the rear trailing links was broken in half as shown below.


After reconstructing the nose of the jet a new retract was fitted and a new access hatch made.

Goldwings Yak 55

Goldwings Yak 55 engine installation

This project involved the removal of the original fire wall as the MacKay engine being fitted was a longer than the usual engines  fitted to this airframe. A custom manifold was manufactured to suit the engine and exhaust can.

To ensure there was sufficient cooling for both engine and pipe, a baffle was fitted into the cowl to direct airflow over the cylinder head and then over the exhaust.


Balsa USA 1/3 Scale Sopwith Pup

Balsa USA 1/3 Scale Sopwith Pup

This was an abandon project of E-Bay which was purchased by our client who wanted  it look a little      different. After completing all the necessary work to make it a flyable plane a suitable paint scheme was found on the Internet, then armed with a set of spray mask from flight line graphics the plane shown here was born. 

Balsa USA 1/3 Scale Sopwith Pup
Balsa USA 1/3 Scale Sopwith Pup

Christian Eagle

Christian Eagle

This was a build of an ARFT kit which required a large amount of work to actually make all the items fit and look right. It is fitted with a CRRCPRO GF50i engine with an after market in fuselage exhaust system and custom manifold to allow the fitment of a 3MT smoke system.

Sbach 342

Sbach 342 ARTF

With exhaust tunnel modifications, avionics installation and engine mounting.

This was a hobby king 30cc ARTF Sbach 342 airframe.  It has been modified to take a tuned pipe inside the fuselage and a Zenoah 26cc magneto petrol engine fitted on standoffs from a modified bulkhead.

It had high voltage servo Hitec servos used throughout linked into a Spektrum receiver running directly from a two cell lipo.

The engine also has an engine cut-off fitted to a channel on the receiver to ground the magneto coil which will cut the engine upon radio failure or from the flick of a switch on the transmitter.

I must say I was very impressed with the kit and the quality of the components considering the pricing, very good value for money.  The only item that really needs upgrading is the main undercarriage.

Skymaster Viper Jet

A customers two meter Skymaster Viper Jet.

Viper Flying
A Viper Jet flying

We made  parts to support the thrust tube & bellmouth support ring. They where CNC cut from 1/8 aircraft ply, laminated into a 1/2″ thick set of split rings to clamp the jet tube and bellmouth in position.