Kwik-Fli, Slow Build: Conclusion

Kwik-Fli, Slow Build Blog Series header graphic. With a close-up of the model's engine at center, the graphic is done in orange and blue.Two years! It’s been two years! In those two years, Beppe Fascione has visited Italy, moved, and built three other models. But, the Kwik-Fli Mk. II is complete, and a completely accurate reproduction of Phil Kraft’s 1965 original Kwik-Fli Mk. II.

Two orange and blue model airplanes next to each on the grass. Photograph is taken so the viewer is looking at their side views.
The Kwik-Fli Mk. II with another one of Beppe’s 211 projects, the Bar Fli.
A radio control model airplane done in a World War II German color scheme. Shown with a 1967 era Kraft transmitter.
Das Ugly Stik, another Radio Control model airplane design by Phil Kraft (built by Beppe Fascione).

Beppe did what he set out to do, and the Kwik-Fli, Mk. II flew on November 16, 2012. And, as you heard from Beppe’s post a few days ago – everything was perfect.

The top is a black and white image of Phil Kraft kneeling next to the nose of his Kwik-Fli Mk. II. The bottom is a color picture of Beppe Fascione kneeling in the same position with his Kwik-Fli Mk. II.
Top: Phil Kraft working on the engine of his Kwik-Fli Mk. II in a 1967 Enya ad. Bottom: Bepe Fascione filling the gas tank of his Kwik-Fli Mk. II in 2013.

We hope you enjoyed getting a detailed view of Beppe, his thoughts, and the work that went into the Kwik-Fli Mk. II. Thank you for following along!

Beppe, wearing a heavy flannel shirt, stands, posing with the completed Kwik-Fli, Mk. II.
The last page of Beppe’s work log – a full page picture of him posing with the completed Kwik-Fli Mk. II.
Posted on green grass, with the view of the photograph looking down is the completed Kwik-Fli Mk. II, a Kraft KP_4B transmitter and the work log Beppe kept in a white plastic binder.
Completed Kwik-Fli Mk. II, Kraft KP-4B transmitter, and finished work log in white binder.

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