Project 2 Round 1 (11/21/20)
Additional winter project. This plane has gone through several owners and has survived the ages. The aircraft now belongs to Russ Bertke. It's an old Goldberg 300 model originally built by me in 1991. This plane was flown at the Joe Nall show in 1992 when it was still held at the Hartness Estate. Last winter the old ST 90 was retired and we converted it to electric power. Took a while to get the logistics worked out. Motor thrust lines , balance, battery access, cowling rework were some of the considerations before starting on the conversion. Cosmetics took a backseat during the conversion because we wanted to make sure the model flew well before worrying about looks. The plane flew really well as an electric so we decided to go ahead with the next phase. That's where we are now. Intent is to strip all the covering, repair and reglue as necessary, rehinge, rework canopy and cowling.