Happy New Year 2021 to Builders and Flyers! May this year be a good year for us all, and bring joy, happiness as well as prosperous moments.
This very first day of 2021, we're initiating the Mig-35 project, in order to give a tribute to North American Mig Consortium or NAMC. Stephan Moran, Scott Challender and Dave Messina were three awesome people behind NAMC. They dedicated themselves into this hobby for years before NAMC was shutdown. And we at PI, honored their efforts as well as shared knowledge that have been enriching the joy of this scratchbuilding hobby.
Initiated by our member, Jim Soyak, we have started the Mig-35 G1R which is a rearmounted parkjet. We hope that it will fly as good as our other parkjet designs.
Stay stafe and stay healthy!
Parkflyers International Sukhoi T-50 G2R has been legendary. Jeff's T-50 is known to fly very close to 100mph and it's very stable.
Now, PI had been reworking and transforming T-50 with mid mounter motor, into SU-57 with rear mounted motor, that will surely bring more details and scale lines into this 3rd generation of this particular parkjet. Jim Soyak and Jeff Reimer, both had been successfully testing it and they both concluded that this SU-57 may be the best PI parkjet to date. Even without the moving LERX, this parkjet comes very agile and maneuverable. Of course builders could add optional LERX in order to achieve more agility and maneuverability.
Business is slowing down globally, making many people forced to work from home to avoid further spread of the Covid-19 disease. In order to participate to the movement to stop the spread, we are also working from from home. However, this has become to a point where it gave us more time to experiment for our next parkjets. The time that was commonly taken to commute and travel in order to do our daily jobs and responsibilities, now can be allocated to execute our ideas in designing our new parkjets.
It's a huge honor for us at Parkflyers International, to be a part of the RC community growth in the world, as well as in Indonesia particularly.
The PI Sukhoi SU-37 G1 Parkjets, constructed by underprivileged people/group, trained by PI member in Indonesia, were being used as a part of the RC/Drone Pilots Certification in Jakarta, Indonesia. It seemed that the stability and agility as part of broad flight envelope of the PI SU-37 G1 had surprised many RC/Drone pilots while watching it flew very close to the ground.
We are so grateful and extending endless appreciation to the authority as well as all the pilots, for this great news. We hope that we could keep on bringing more groundbreaking parkjet designs to the community and the world.
Very special thanks to Cibubur Aeromodeling Club (CAC), Jakarta, Indonesia, for introducing the PI SU-37 G1 to the community.
With the earlier announcement of the Parkflyers International A-10 Thunderbolt II Project, we received many responses and support from many people around the world, encouraging us to finish the project and make the plan available should it comes to the final stage. However, we were even very curious of the upcoming results when bringing the design scale down as an rc parkjet.
We set ourselves to learn from one project to another, trying to bring as much detail and scale looking as possible in to our new parkjet design. With dozens of kept and publicly released designs, the knowledge makes it possible to get our design to the next level of details. We're now confident to start another new ambitious project to have greater fun, with hope to be able to share it with the world.
We completed the project and the F-15 Silent Eagle G2R and all 3 birds flew unbelievably better, beyond our expectations.
Started with our member Jim who placed the idea of having a better F-15 parkjet couple of months ago, and we were immediately got excited about our next F-15 project. We then decided to go for the latest F-15 concept, the Silent Eagle. In the real world, F-15 Silent Eage is the upgraded F-15 design having V-tails signatures and stealth capability. Our F-15 G1 surely made a solid milestone at the time it was released and we hope that we could also have the next level of joy with the new F-15 Silent Eagle.
We are extending huge appreciation for the massive interest during the development phase of the Parkflyers International Grumman F-14D Tomcat G1R-S. The nomenclature is quite long and it added new "S" affix. The "S" would simply an easy code for "Swinging Wing", as this new parkjet design possesses direct drive swinging/retractable wings like the real Tomcat.
Answering tons of enthusiasm of the Eurofighter Typhoon fans (our Eurofighter Typhoon G1E has been the best selling design to date) to have pusher version, we now have finished Eurofighter Typhoon G1R (Rear Mounted Pusher) but with upgrades as well, compares to the EDF version: airfoil wing. This should somehow upgrade the performance of the existing Eurofighter Typhoon G1E, with the benefits from both changes in motor and wing difference.
Through an intensive development that had been involving members and contributors around the globe, Parkflyers International had successfully completed the SU-30SM G3R, a new rear pusher parkjet based on Sukhoi SU-30SM multi-role fighter.
In order to continue the quest for ultimate parkjets, we now have initiated the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet G1R project. The abbreviation R, stands for Rear-Mounted-Motor. We continue to use this as we started with G1 (no following letter) nomenclature which explains that it's a mid-mounted motor design, G1E (with E letter) which explains that it's an EDF powered design, and now G1R as rear-mounted motor design.
As we seek ways to learn new things in this hobby, we now initiate the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk project as our next design.
Finally, the Parkflyers International Eurofighter Typhoon G1E Prototype #2 (Indonesia) and #3 (US) had made each successful maiden flight. It's a cheerful joy for us all watching all the same remarkable characteristics shown in both maiden flights.
The following image is the Eurofighter Typhoon G1E Prototype #2, constructed by Bimo. Slowly but sure, it captures its Typhoon shape and hopefully would be ready for its maiden flight.
Three of us (Bimo, Jeff and Jim) are just a bunch of RC scratchbuilt enthusiasts with crazy ideas and passion to share our excitements with the world. We have been receiving tons of support from our friends from many countries and communities.