A few words

about Jeff's workshop

It all started some years ago (in 2003) when I put online a homepage called aerosquare.com. At this time the notion of online community was still new, there was no Facebook neither Youtube, an building a home site was the best way to share my designs with the RC enthusiast community.
I made my models freely available in CAD and PDF format and some of them like the Airbus 320 or the Beaver DHC2 became truly popular. I guess there are dozens of rc Airbus A320 models built from these plans, and probably more depron Beaver DHC2 still flying today.
At the time I often received requests from modelers asking if they could buy a kit for these planes. I did in fact produce a few Airbus 320 for friends with my CNC router, but it would not have been viable to launch a commercial production on a small homemade CNC machine.
Still, I knew there were passionate modelers looking for unique kits of models that the mainstream brands do not sell.
This is how the idea of Jeff's workshop came to life. Someday, maybe when I retire :), I will find more time to produce a small range of kits or semi-kits for models that I have designed, tested and successfully flown. You will not find here another version a Spitfire or a Mustang (although I do like both of them a lot) but rather special models like the Airbus 320, a large Avro RJ85 (2m15 wingspan) and other custom designs, like the Tupolev 154.

radio-controlled electric Canadair CL415
radio-controlled twin fans Airbus 320
Radio-controlled electric Beaver DHC-2

Twin edf RC Tupolev 154

CAD view, Tupolev 154
RC Tupolev 154, semi scale model

The mighty Tupolev 154 airliner is, was, my last rc-build project.
The whole plane was modeled in Autodesk Fusion 360 to produce the fabrication parts. For this plane I used hybrid construction techniques, mixing balsa and plywood for the structure with depron to sheet the plane body. The more complex parts like the engine nacelles, flaps fairing or the front section of the plane, were 3D printed.
Unfortunately, this model was completely destroyed on maiden due to a radio failure.

RC Tupolev TU154 – maiden flight and crash

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