PIK-20E OH-607

And continuing with incredibly clean looking planes, here is an variation of classic PIK-20. It is motor powered version of it making designation PIK-20E. Nice plane and flies really well.

PIK-21 Super-Sytky OH-XTM

Here is incredibly good looking part of PIK-series planes. It is PIK-21 Super-Sytky which has zero similarities in appearance to it’s older cousin PIK-18 Sytky. Incidentally, I have started, and not finished plan of this plane. It has some challenging elements from modelling & kitting perspective. Mainly those ‘cheeks’. They should be vac-formed, but making vac molds of that size is….

Rather nice plane anyway, really clean forms. (yeah – it was raining when these pics were taken..)

PIK-18 Sytky OH-XTI

Here are pictures of plane which one might confuse of being an model. No it is not. It is real plane which I have had priviledge to turn into model. I have designed small electric version of plane along with Peanut version. Check this out for all articles of this plane.

These pics by Tatu Köykkä & Kari Ojala.


OH-BAY At the Mariehamn Airport, Åland

Couple years ago I was returning from an business trip with my colleagues and I got into Mariehamn Airport at Åland. To my surprise I noticed an strange glider hanging from roof. It looks like Grunau Baby, but in fact it is not. It has some similarities, but it is different.

Some elements of the story has been published in Feenix-magazine (1/2001), but short summary is that it is modified Grunau Baby, covered with paper (!). Builders were Hans Stenius & Rafael Bergfält. It was registered 12.2.1948 with id OH-HRH (note initials of builders). It was taken off duty 1954. Differences between Grunau Baby & OH-BAY are mainly at tail. The fuselage cross section and horizontal stabilizer are different. Restoration of plane was done by active aviation club of Åland (see here).

Note : these pictures are not really acceptable, but I did not have acceptable camera with me at the time. Next time I will be at Mariahamn airport… (or If You have good pics pls. contact me..)

PIK-7 Harakka II H-45

This is just wonderful example of PIK-7 Harakka II. It is located at Tampere airport (see here) and it is hanging at the ceiling of main waiting area. So if you are scheduling an visit to Tampere check this out. Plane in question is H-45 which has been operated by several clubs. It was built in late 40’s so it is incredibly nice condition when you take her age into account.

Model Aeroplane Enthusiast Colouring book vol 4.

And the volume 4. of Model Aeroplane Enthusiast colouring book…

Model aeroplane colouring book vol 4

Different PIK-3c Kajava paint schemes

Below is an group of different colouring schemes of PIK-3c Kajava. Pictures are collected from public network sources and their rights belong to their respective owners.

If you feel that keeping these pictures violates your right to these pictures pls. contact me. I will remove picture immediately. However, pls. remember that these are collected from public sources. If you want to add pictures to this page (or photo galleries) pls. contact me. All assistance is welcomed.

The sole purpose of this page is to collect different colouring schemes together. Pictures are also technically manipulated to low resolution rendering their quality extremely low.

PIK-7 Harakka II H-57

Pictures of PIK-7 Harakka II H-57. This is the plane my model is based on.

Taken at Karhula Aviation Museum 2011.

Model Aeroplane Enthusiast Colouring book vol 3.

And then to next volume of colouring book.

Model aeroplane colouring book vol 3

PIK-7 Harakka II H-39

This set of pictures has also an amusing history. We were enjoying aerotow event at Wredeby Airfield. Which is rather nice airfield near Kouvola etc. Due hot day I was cooling in hangar and I noticed an fuselage of Harakka II hanging from one of ceiling supports. It is H-39..