As you know, I have been working on the Firefly project on-and-off for more then the past five or six years. The prototype drawings are complete for both the airframe and the scale retracts. All wood has been cut into a “kit” and construction has started. I'll post some pictures soon.... Most of the retract parts are machined and await the framed out wing for trial fitting of an assembled main retract unit. Once the prototype has been completed and flown, plans and parts will become available. For the latest pictures..... Check out the Firefly Construction page.

As you all know by now I have been called to duty to jump into the WWI arena..... So I developed a sport-scale subject of a 1/3 scale SE5..... Yes, a WWI aeroplane. But it's still British..... The framed up model was on display at the WRAM show in February of 2014.... The finished model was on display at the 2014 Rhinebeck WWI Jamboree where it won "The Spirit of Rhinebeck" award. The finished model was on display at the 2016 WRAM show and has now been flown at various Dawn patrol events. Check out the SE5 page for photos... (see SE5 page)

So... my newest project, the Fairy Firefly, has now been moving on and off the building table. The repairs to the Typhoon are completed and it has been returned "to service". But the Firefly moves at a slow rate as I resurect an old Hurricane for the Warbird fun fly circuit. Take heart Firefly fans. It is progressing.....

But... WWI fans will note that a new WWI design is in process on the design table.... More news as it gets closer....