For B class, Kirk flies a modified version of the Skull Bandit with a Magnum .28 engine. For A Class, he flies his own design
called a Rapier with a .15 Magnum engine. More information about the Rapier can be found at the MidAtlanticCombat site. In Scale, Kirk is flying his own design of a
Blackburn Firebrand with either OS .25 or Magnum .25 engines. Kirk flies his Rapier fuselage with a modified Rapier wing in SSC. Kirk has one Open 1/2 A airplane, a mini-locust designed by Bill Davis,
which uses a Norvel .061 engine. 1/2 A is the smallest size of combat airplanes.
This was a one day Scale contest outside of Detroit in
early December. Kirk finished third.
Clicking on the first photo will open a very large (approx. 4.6M) photo showing in detail the foam shower that was Kirk's scale plane. The white and pink
'dots' on the left side are bits of the foam that was Kirk's plane. Lee's twin, minus one of its engines and pods, is on the far right.
Loading the car
At this contest in particular, many guys expressed some curiosity about how we got all of our stuff into our very tiny car. So
this time Kirk took a few photos of what it looked like on the way home. Last year, we went to contests with even more gear