Andrey Burdov of Russia is one of the master builders of rubber powered free flight planes. This plane features a carbon fiber fuselage with brass tube rear section, carbon fiber leading edge on the inner wing sections, and custom formed carbon fiber tube as a spar in the outer sections of the double dihedral wings. A clockwork timer in the fuselage releases three different control cables that control aspects of the flight including wing changes and dethermalization. The propeller folds back against the fuselage to reduce drag once the power from the wound rubber bands is exhausted. Plans for the aircraft were included with the model. This aircraft came from the collection of Edward Swenton Sr. and is on loan courtesy of Edward Swenton Jr.

A rubber powered outdoor free-flight FIA champion aircraft model.

Exhibit added: May 9, 2014 - Last modified: April 5, 2023

Presented by The Joe Martin Foundation for Exceptional Craftsmanship