The Roadrunner is a classic R/C kit plane that Josh picked up at the 2013 Toledo Show. Chad sent out David and Josh to pick up "something interesting" and The Roadrunner was what Josh brought back.
The previous owner installed a 38cc gas engine on this kit plane.
The large scale plane obviously had some giant servos in it as well and everything seemed to still work.The airframe was in good condition, for how old it was, and the engine also seemed to be in great condition.Surprisingly, after just a few tries Josh was able to get the gas engine running!With just a few small adjustments to the throttle, the engine was running great! With a 38cc engine installed, the airframe was a little nose heavy and we had to add some weight to the tail.With a c-clamp and some duct tape, we were able to get some extra weight in the tail. It's been years since Josh had flown a large scale gas plane so he was excited to get it in the air.The Roadrunner took off and was in the air in no time!Josh Scott, David and Chad all got a chance to fly the gasser, which was a first for all of them!Flying this large scale plane and hearing the sound of the gas engine were both a really fun experience!Thanks to everyone on the team, the maiden was a success.This turned out to be a great project and we've got more photos in the forum post check them out HERE!