not exactly rc, but it is 1/2a!
I knew something stupid would happen, oh well it's too late to fix it tonight, just lean to the left a little.
About 15 years ago, before I was married, or had any kids, I found this ringmaster bipe on clearance at LoneStar balsa, and thought "some day maybe I'll have a son, and this will be a good way to teach him like I learned". Now I do have a son, and now he is 10, I came home from work one day, and he had this about half built, did a pretty good job too. His second build actually, his first was a guillows rubber powered dive bomber (dauntless maybe?). Anyway, the paints not perfect, but it looks good for a first effort. I tore down an old baby bee, oiled it up, and today he made his very first control line flight. Actually flew the full tank out on his second attempt, first try wasn't even a lap, just the typical take-off, stall, stall, stall, whack. He was pretty dizzy after that first full flight, but between the two of us we got in 5 flights on it. I'll post some better pics when I get them downloaded, and post them upright. I couldn't find any flight shots or videos of the Ringmaster bipe on the internet, so I was a little apprehensive about it's flying qualities, and crash survivability, but it flew fine, even though I think the motor isn't turning as fast as it should. It may not be broken in good.
I'm very proud of him, beginning to end he did it nearly completely by himself. I had to do a little tweaking on the controls to make them smooth, but I did very little else. I had forgotten how much fun you can have with a little 1/2a control line when the engine is running good.