Nice event, large crowd, nice planes great weather. Some pics 🙂
This is an extremely nice model built (or actually rebuilt) from Marutaka kit with heavy modifications. For full (and long) story pls. see build log in RCGroups. Ilkka has gone great lengths to replicate all elements of original plane. Even all stickers and warning labels have been copied from pics of original plane and then put to this model. Attention to detail is impressive.
Plane flies really well and it is impressive, really slow flight speed. Really nice & awesome model.
Some detail pics.
I think that this model defines whole idea of awesome model. It is an impressive sight and you can feel it’s presence. Yep, it has Moki 250 which really allows you feel the sound of it’s motor. It’s an really crowd pleaser in flight as it flies in real scale manner. It looks like it has escaped from 1940’s war movie. Really awesome model. There is an long build thread in (finnish) at lennokit.net. (pls. note, you have to register to see pics and it is really in finnish).
And to the main event of Finnish summer scale scene. I would like to quote my wife who is just-a-bit picky when it comes to model aeroplane events : ‘this is really nice, there are so many nice models and somebody is flying all the time’. You really cannot say anything against that. And the weather was great too.
Yes, venue was Jämijärvi again, as last year event. This time the main runway was paved couple weeks prior to event. Also there was great taxi-area. Flying organized by itself quite well and there were zero crashes. There was some light showers but luckily they took place while we were eating/something. There was also some maidens with one junior maidening new plane with goal of participating competition within couple weeks. Impressive progress.
Below you will find couple pics showing atmosphere. I will add some special galleries to show some awesome models. It will take some time as I took close to 2.200 pics during event. Whew.
This must be the main event of Finnish Scale model scene this summer. Luckily weather was co-operating after rather rainy and windy season. Everything went smoothly and some amazing models were present. I think that all participating models were great, but still I think that some specific models need separate articles so check out following also:
- Gloster Gamecock GA-45 by Jukka Pikkusaari
- Junkers Ju-88 A-4 JK-267 by Ilkka Klemetti
- PIK-7 Harakka II by Janne Koivumäki
This was ‘just-fly-and-meet-friends’-event and it is re-starting this type events here. Next year’s event has already been reserved so mark this slot to your calendar and come to see great models by yourself.
Some pics of event.
Third awesome model at Jämi Scale Open was actually not participating to event at all. It is an scale model of PIK-7 Harakka II which is still under works, but so far it looks stunning. Model is loosely based on our design, but it has been modified to be much more scale. It has been built by expert builder Janne Koivumäki. We made an agreement that I will be taking pics of maiden event so stay tuned for more pics in future.
Second awesome model which I saw at Jämi Scale Open is extremely nice model by Ilkka Klemetti. It is an scale model of Junkers Ju 88 A-4 JK-267 which has detail to make you sigh.
Note that there is an buildlog of this plane, see here.
Once in a while you get to see something which makes your jaw drop. This time it is model of Gloster Gamecock GA-45 by Finnish Scale Legend mr. Jukka Pikkusaari. I think that there is no need for any words. Just check out pics.
ps : It must be stressed that Jukka claims that this model has not yet been completed. Yeah, sure.