This is a project I’ve been working on off-and-on for the last seven years. I’ve shot it all with the Graflex D using film, Polaroid and digital backs. The Silent Electric Flyers San Diego is mostly comprised of retired military but there is also some young blood in there. They all take their hobby very seriously as you often hear heated discussions regarding “motor amperage draw” and whether or not 1/4 oz. of lead tape 2/3 of the way back on the fuselage will solve a vibration problem. Many of the planes are hand crafted from the ground up while some are kits. Authenticity is widely respected in everything from construction to the actual piloting—an unrealistic approach to the runway and you’ll hear chatter among the crowd.