Burns Model Aircraft, features R/C foam planes such as the Z Wing for combat flying made from Expanded Polypropylene Foam (EPP) also any type of plane can be special ordered but must be approved and the price is dependent on what you are ordering.  Most any warbird can be ordered. The price is between $45.00 and $70.00 plus shipping on most planes.  If you wish to know more then call 310-528-5231 and ask for Larry or you can email larry@Zwings.com.  Go to these links to see more and you can place orders for other items such as Nichrome foam cutting wire: http://Z Wings.com  http://burnsmodelaircraft.com

    Z-Wing          

"FOR MORE THAN 15 YEARS"

Contact Larry@Zwings.com (310) 528-5231 for ordering and information.

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Burns Model Aircraft

Nearly Indestructible Combat Wing for the R/C Flyer!

Z-Wing

Designed and Built by Larry Burns & David Burns

Z Wings & the Mini Z Wings are manufactured by Burnsmodelaircraft.com from EPP (Expanded Polypropylene Foam) and the wings are strengthened and maintain their shape with  Carbon Fiber Spar trailing edges and/or leading edges.   They can be flown on cliff, ridges, in thermals or fly with an electric motor.  You can also use a High-Start System consisting of a bungee cord with 90 pound fishing line to fly with by attaching it to the bottom of the wing with a common drapery hook and reinforced packing tape or for a cleaner look, design your own type of hook/release system. So, those of you who do not have a cliff to fly from, you are not limited in your flying.

Z Wings & the Mini Z Wings have been tested and proven over and over for years and each one withstands tremendous abuse. We have had many head-on collisions with absolutely no damage to the Z Wings or to the radio gear. Beginners have dived a Z Wing from over 75 feet up, and crashed directly into a concrete sidewalk and the only damage was a slightly crumpled nose and scuffed covering which was straightened out with a hot iron!  We personally had one of our Z Wings to land in the street at Redondo Beach, on the Esplanade here in California,  and a Honda SUV drove onto the Z Wing and skidded to a stop with its right front tire on the center of the  Z Wing , right where the receiver was, with no damage to the receiver or servos and the only damage was some abrasion to the covering on the underside and the winglets had to be remounted in the field.  We flew the Z Wing within 10 minutes of the incident.  We cannot promise you that you will never sustain radio damage in a crash.  It  is possible to crack a crystal if you are still using older radios with 72 MHZ or possibly damage other types of receivers or servos, you could damage or destroy the battery pack.  No plane or radio gear is safe from possible damage, but we can tell you that the  Z Wings & the Mini Z Wings are nearly indestructible in combat flying conditions.

Z Wings & the Mini Z Wings are designed for combat flying and cliff soaring and they have some of the best flying characteristics combined into a single flying wing through the airfoil design.  Each has an overall light flying weight about 16 ounces and a fast semi-symmetrical airfoil with low stall speed characteristics.  The result is a smooth, fast and highly maneuverable flying wing which will stay aloft even in the lightest breeze. 

FUN STUFF: We have had great fun just hand-launching our Z Wings at a football field just to see how many circles around the field that we could make.  You can play a modified Frisbee style golf with these Z Wings.  It is great fun for two or more fliers to go out to a large field with trees and take turns teeing off from a spot to a predetermined location and see which of them can get closest in the shortest number of throws.  Sometimes you can choose to fly to and around a tree or two to see if you can make it  back and spot land your  Z Wings.  The method of scoring is simple.  The first person closest is "0", second is "1" , third is "2" and so on.  You can be quite ahead of the pack and suddenly be in last place.  You will be surprised to see just how these wings can take such harsh punishment and sustain little or no damage.  Usually the only damage is minor scuffing of the covering from hitting a tree.  We hope you enjoy your new Z Wings & the Mini Z Wings and wish you many years of great flying fun!

 

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 Z-Wing  (February 17, 2010)  built especially for Floyd Ferguson of San Francisco, California.

 

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Larry Burns Jr, his wife Dorothy and daughter Symphony live in Wolfstein, Germany and Dorothy is stationed at Ramstein AFB.  On a recent trip to Italy, Larry could not resist taking his Mini Z Wing with him. Here you see Larry getting ready to fly his Brand new 8.75 oz Burns Model Aircraft Mini Z Wing over-looking Beautiful Vernazza, Italy, May 2010.  It was a successful and exciting flight for Larry. 

The elevation here is over 1200 feet

               

      

Larry Burns, Sr., of Burns Model Aircraft flying Chris Burns' brand new 9 oz Burns Model Aircraft Mini Z Wing at Redondo Beach, California, Saturday, July 10, 2010.  This Mini Z Wing found its new home in Great Falls, Montana where Chris is in the United States Air Force and lives with his Wife and Three Children. Chris designed the Gee Bee Z which is featured near the top of this page.

     

 

Mike Freschi, President and Founder of Redondo Beach, California Breezers R\C Flying Club flying his brand new 9.5 oz Burns Model Aircraft Mini Z Wing at Redondo Beach, California, Thursday, March 20, 2008

                   

Mike Lewis, of Redondo Beach, Ca ready to fly his brand new 7.75 oz Burns Model Aircraft Mini Z Wing at Redondo Beach, California, Monday, May 11, 2008

          

 

Kevin Hart, of Torrance, Ca ready to fly his brand new 8 oz Burns Model Aircraft Mini Z Wing at Redondo Beach, California, Monday, Sept 14, 2009

           

 

Jack McComas, of Torrance, Ca ready to fly his brand new 8.5 oz Mini Z Wing at Redondo Beach, California, Monday, May 11, 2010

 

 

Jack McComas' gift to his son for his birthday, Friday, August 13, 2010, a 9.1 oz  Mini Z Wing.

 

 

Z-Wing

Kit Price: $45.00 plus shipping

48 INCH MODEL

Requires standard or smaller servos and receiver

All EPP Foam Wing with Balsa Elevons

Coroplast Winglets

Trailing edge Carbon Fiber Strips

16 ounces with standard servos

49 inch Wingspan

12 inch Root Chord

4.5 inch Wing Tip

Wing area = 490.25 sq inches

Wing loading = 6.41 oz per sq ft

Control hardware Included

Comprehensive Instruction Manual

 

Z-Wing

Kit Price: $45.00 plus shipping

30 INCH MODEL

Requires mini servos and receiver

All EPP Foam Wing with Balsa Elevons

Coroplast Winglets

Trailing edge Carbon Fiber Strips

7-10 ounces with Micro servos

30 inch wingspan

9.25 inch root chord

4.5 inch wing tip

Wing area =240 sq inches

Wing loading = 6.86 oz per sq ft

Control hardware included

Comprehensive Instruction Manual

 

 

 

 

ON ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PACKAGES A PRIOR CALL FOR CLARIFICATION OF THE ORDER IS REQUIRED!

JUST CALL US AT   1-310-326-7771    FOR ORDERING AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR SENDING OR DROPPING OFF YOUR RADIO FOR INSTALLATION.

All Z Wings  BUILT BY US EXCEPT, (ALMOST READY TO FLY), WILL HAVE THE RADIO GEAR MOUNTED ON THE BOTTOM SIDE OF THE WING WITH DIAGONAL EXITING OF THE PUSHRODS 2 TO 3 INCHES FROM THE TRAILING EDGE OF THE UPPER SURFACE WHICH GIVES THE WING A CLEAN UPPER SURFACE UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED BY THE CUSTOMER.

Z Wing or the Mini Z Wing

ALL Prices in this category apply to the Z Wing and the Mini Z Wing

WE WILL SUPPLY YOUR CHOICE OF ANY TWO AVAILABLE COLORS FOR THE CUSTOM BUILT KITS LISTED IN THE FOLLOWING CONFIGURATIONS.

(1) FOR ONLY  $125.00  PLUS SHIPPING:  ALMOST READY TO FLY,  CUSTOM BUILT Z Wing OR MINI Z Wing INCLUDING YOUR CHOICE OF AT LEAST TWO COLORS: THE CUSTOMER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL CUT-OUTS FOR SERVOS, RECEIVER AND BATTERY & PUSHROD AND CONTROL HORN LOCATIONS.  A TEMPLATE IS PROVIDED FOR SUGGESTED CUT-OUT LOCATIONS FOR PROPER LOCATIONS OF THE SERVOS, BATTERY AND RECEIVER. & PUSHROD AND CONTROL HORN LOCATIONS. INCLUDES CONTROL SURFACE HARDWARE AND EXTRA MATCHING COVERING TO FINISH THE WING AFTER THE RADIO IS INSTALLED.  A MONOKOTE  IRON OR EQUIVALENT AND/OR HEAT GUN IS REQUIRED FOR FINISHING.   YOU SUPPLY YOUR OWN RADIO IN THIS CONFIGURATION INCLUDING RECEIVER, BATTERY AND  SWITCH HARNESS

(2)  FOR ONLY  $225.00  PLUS SHIPPING:  READY TO FLY,  CUSTOM BUILT Z Wing OR MINI Z Wing: WE WILL  INSTALL YOUR   RECEIVER, SERVOS,  BATTERY AND SWITCH HARNESS.

(3)  FOR ONLY  $255.00  PLUS SHIPPING:  READY TO FLY,  CUSTOM BUILT Z Wing OR MINI Z Wing: WE WILL INSTALL YOUR  RECEIVER AND SERVOS.  WE SUPPLY AND INSTALL   BATTERY AND SWITCH HARNESS

(4)  FOR ONLY  $395.00  PLUS SHIPPING:  READY TO FLY,  CUSTOM BUILT Z Wing OR MINI Z Wing:  WE SUPPLY A TWO CHANNEL 2.4 TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, 2 SERVOS , BATTERY AND SWITCH HARNESS.

JUST CALL US AT   1-310-326-7771    FOR ORDERING AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR SENDING TO US OR DROPPING OFF YOUR RADIO FOR INSTALLATION.

 

 

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The following photos are some of our satisfied customers of the

 

MINI Z Wing

 

MINI Z Wing

 

Z Wing

MINI Z Wing

 

 

Z Wing

Z Wing

 

 

MINI Z Wing

MINI Z Wing

MINI Z Wing

 

MINI Z Wing

 

 

 

  

Burns Gee Bee-Z Foamie

   Kit price: $69.00

 

Z-Wing

SLOPE OR ELECTRIC

Kit Price: $45.00 plus shipping

Requires standard or smaller servos and receiver

 

All EPP Foam Wing with Balsa Ailerons

 Trailing edge Carbon Fiber Strips

 41 inch Wingspan

28 inch length Overall

10 inch Constant Chord including the ailerons

Wing area = 410 sq inches

Wing loading =  11.24 @ 32 ounces

Control hardware Included

Comprehensive Instruction Manual

                                                                                       

 

FROM HARBOR CITY, CALIFORNIA: DESIGNED BY CHRISTOPHER ADAM "STUFFY" BURNS

The GEE BEE Z , with a light flying weight and a fast airfoil, is a smooth, fast and highly maneuverable aircraft which can stay aloft even in the lightest breeze. On windy days at the cliffs it will perform all of the classic maneuvers. The GEE BEE Z FOAMIE is made entirely from EPP (Expanded Polypropylene Foam) and Coroplast. It has a spruce spar from wing tip to wing tip and a spruce dihedral brace. We hope you enjoy your new Gee Bee Foamie and wish you many hours of great flying fun!  By the way, It flew great at the cliffs at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro, California.

 

THE GEE BEE FOAMIE IS AVAILABLE TOTALLY SETUP AND READY TO FLY WITH A  RADIO AND UP TO THREE AVAILABLE COLORS FOR ONLY $325. PLUS SHIPPING.  JUST CALL US AT 1-310-528-5231 FOR ORDERING AND FOR DETAILS.

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To Make Payment for purchase
Send Money Order or Personal Check to:

Larry Burns
1065 Lomita Blvd, #43
Harbor City, CA 90710

Allow 7-10 days for personal check to clear

 

Nichrome Foam Cutting Wire
Nichrome-60 wire (NiCr60 Type 675 Nickel Chrome Alloy)
Nickel: 57-58%   Chromium: 16%   Silicon: 1.5%   Iron: Balance .018 and .020 Inch

$5.95 for 8 Feet

NICHROME WIRE

Select This First

 $5.95 for 8 Feet

We cut EPP foam wings from your choice of airfoils and we also custom cut some fuselages (requires sending us a drawing or template and/or dimensions).

Contact Larry Burns @ (310) 528-5231 for ordering and information:  Email: Larry@zwings.com

FROM HARBOR CITY, CALIFORNIA: DESIGNED BY DAVID SCOTT "STUFFY" BURNS

Read David's Personal Inspirational Christian Testimony by clicking the 747 below.

FROM HARBOR CITY, CALIFORNIA: DESIGNED BY DAVID SCOTT "STUFFY" BURNS

Brinkley says, "I fly the best, I fly Z-Wings."