RC Guillows Jetstream

One of the nice aspects producing a website on radio controlled model aircraft is hearing from various folks who have made original designs and modifications of their flying aircraft.

I recently heard from Bruce regarding his modification of the Guillows Jetstream free flight rubber powered balsa stick model airplane.

Bruce used the ParkZone ultra-micro brick system to power and guide the Jetstream. As you can see in the pictures, there is not much room to install the control hardware. But Bruce made it happen and flew several successful flights.

Initially the center of gravity was not in the correct location and the Jetstream had a few “stability issues.” Bruce sorted through these on the early test flights. We have all been there with finding the correct CG location for a new model. Bruce fixed this out with a relocation of the receiver/servo brick location and the model performs well.

I have modified one Guillows kit for radio control flight, the Lancer, but not an aircraft this small. It is a testament regarding today’s lightweight RC gear that a project such as this can even be attempted. Good job and thanks for sharing, Bruce!

 

Front view of Jetstream RC modification

Front view of Jetstream RC modification

 

Jetstream side view

Jetstream side view