If you’re new to Aeromodeling , “No-Cal” is Shorthand for “No-Calorie.”

Michael A. Morrow, creator of the Aero Aces Website, describes No-Calorie is another way of describing “skinny”, or profile models. He goes on to say “The neat thing about No-Cals is that they provide great flight potential while still being recognizable as the real aircraft they represent.”
FYI his website is a great resource for anything No-cal including expert advice.

Join us this Indoor Flying Season as we add to the growing list
of yesteryear’s No-cals built by our past fellow HAFFA model builders.

As the season progresses more and more of these No-cals will be repaired and trimmed for flight.
In addition storage boxes will be made to accommodate them so future HAFFA Members will be able to enjoy them. Stay tuned!

Below are the Photos and Stories of Each of these Precious Birds. 🙂

Here are two examples of what I have in mind, and how it will look:

Left side has a video which I think we can do for the majority of them. Also note that the link under the two people photos takes you to a Profile page of the No-cal Aeromodelers. I would imagine that it continues down the page in this manor.

Chambers R-1 Chambermaid

ORIGINAL MAKER: Jeff Renz
Constructed Nov 2007?

REFERBISHED TO FLIGHT WORTHY: Nov 2021

With a wingspan of only 13 ft. 8 inches, Russ Chamber’s retractable gear speedster was one of the smallest racers ever built. Tragically, Russ died after a forced landing, and the racer never flew again.

More documentation on the Chambers R-1 Chambermaid can be found HERE

Shown in this video is the flight of the refurbished Chambers R-1 Chambermaid taken Oct 2, 2021.

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Chambers R-1
Chambermaid

The Makhonine
MAK-1-123
Research Aircraft

ORIGINAL MAKER: Dave Higgins
constructed Nov 2021?

The Makhonine MAK-123 Research Aircraft

ORIGINAL MAKER: Dave Higgins
constructed Nov 2021?

REFURBISHED TO FLIGHT WORTHY: Dec 2021

The Makhonine MAK-123 was a research aircraft designed and built in 1947 to test the concept of telescoping wings. For takeoff, the wings were extended to allow takeoff with a full load, and once the aircraft reached altitude, the wings would be retracted for speed, or remain extended for endurance. Read more about the Makhonine MAK-123 HERE.