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Posted by JeffMac | Jul 04, 2015 @ 12:58 PM | 675 Views
Hi Everyone-

this is Bruce Lester's SUPER ROBOMB class B free flight gas..... scanned from my original issue of Flying Models Feb 1949. added missing page-( had to dig and find original magazine to rescan this page of full size patterns)

This was one of his continuous developments of the robomb series. it looks like it's designed to go up fast and win....

His photographs of the 1930s model "scene" were extensively printed in john ponds model builder column and were a real treasure......

this one is on my list to build as electric rc someday.

it also is a now a S.A.M. U.S. oldtimer with the new rules changes.....

feel free to download the scans, enjoy!

jeff
Posted by JeffMac | Jun 29, 2015 @ 09:04 PM | 1,717 Views
Hi Everyone-

This is the Great Sal Taibi's Comet class A freeflight scanned from my issue of Air Trails of March 1948.

it's a parasol type design and has a nice airfoil, I have to add this one to my build list for electric RC.

This rare model It is now a USA S.A.M. legal oldtimer.

I think the last page of text is missing, I will add it when I find it in my " files "

enjoy,

jeff
Posted by JeffMac | Jun 25, 2015 @ 06:04 PM | 1,147 Views
Hi Everyone-

This is scanned directly from my original copy of Model Airplane News Feb 1947.

the Ay-Jay is now a S.A.M. legal " oldtimer" and looks like it would be fairly simple but a great flyer....

it has been sent to outerzone.

feel welcome to download these original scans.....

Best Regards,

Jeff
Posted by JeffMac | Jun 08, 2015 @ 10:42 PM | 1,501 Views
Hi Everyone-

This scan was copied from my original kit plan of the PAPILLON 1/2a motorglider.

I bought this kit in 1981/2 from hobby lobby for around ten dollars and built it. It was flown with different cox .049 reed engines..... the kit was made in japan , the design is excellent, save for the " keel ". I was warned back then to omit this otherwise a hard landing would damage the fuselage !

it is an excellent flier with a really good structural design and would be a fine flier today with any power system. I may build another sometime for electric rc....

my scan is on outerzone or feel free to download from this post.

enjoy,

jeff
Posted by JeffMac | May 03, 2015 @ 08:41 AM | 2,279 Views
Hi Everyone-

As part of Sundancer's 2015 Complete a project build, this is the 1938 Best by Test Super Soarer rc conversion.

it's a 44" built up towline free flight originally. I'm using a park 250.

use the link to see the build log.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2380591

Best Regards,

Jeff
Posted by JeffMac | Mar 21, 2015 @ 05:14 PM | 2,498 Views
Hi Everyone-

This is the Falcon Models WESTWIND 24" rubber powered model plan scan. Print and die cut wood sheet scans are included.

The Westwind is a post WW2 model which looks like it's from an earlier era in modeling.

The kit I have is actually nicely done and also includes a 10" machine cut prop.

Feel free to download and Enjoy !

SteveWMD - this has been sent to outerzone...

Best Regards,

Jeff
Posted by JeffMac | Mar 11, 2015 @ 05:40 PM | 3,548 Views
Hi Everyone-

This is one of the prettiest model planes - Paul Plecan's FALCON scanned directly from my original issue of the September 1940 Model Airplane News.

It has a fully planked fuselage and a decent airfoil that looks " right ".

I may build one of these someday for electric RC...

Feel free to download these scans....

Outerzone has this plan I believe.

Enjoy,

Best Regards,

Jeff
Posted by JeffMac | Mar 07, 2015 @ 12:02 PM | 3,886 Views
Hi Everyone-

Scanned directly from my issue of the May 1940 Model Airplane News is Robert Hare's Wittman Racer rubber powered scale.

this model sounds like it would fly well with moderate power and a long motor run.

It is an unusual model subject for 1940 and would make a classic today with rubber free flight or even electric RC.

Feel welcome to download these scans.

Steve WMD - this has been sent to outerzone.

Enjoy,

Jeff
Posted by JeffMac | Feb 22, 2015 @ 05:53 PM | 4,080 Views
Hi Everyone =

This is Dick Everitt's PINE NEEDLE scanned directly from my issue of Feb 1943 Model Airplane News...

WW2 restrictions made balsa scarce so alternative materials were used such as other soft woods and hardwoods in this model.

It looks like it would be a good flier for freeflight or rc built with pine and bass or just balsa....

The model shows an O&R .23 for power.

feel free to download the article of this rare model ....

Best Regards,

Jeff
Posted by JeffMac | Feb 12, 2015 @ 08:38 PM | 3,059 Views
Hi Everyone-

This is the ARUP flying wing article scanned directly from my issue of the

September 1936 Model Airplane News.

Feel free to download this rare plan.

This has been sent to outerzone.

Several years ago, I redesigned this model somewhat and began construction of

an electric RC version. I need to return and finish this one sometime...

Enjoy,

Jeff
Posted by JeffMac | Jan 05, 2015 @ 12:12 PM | 3,601 Views
Hi Everyone -

Two years ago I was given this Berkeley Privateer 36. The fuselage is in dope and paper the wing/tail had been recovered with monocote. An OK CUB .049 B is in the power pod.
If I have time this year, this plane will get refurbished to fly as electric r/c. My goal would be to just fly this one, then build a brand new plane which will be able to hand launch over grass and land on grass.
I have the original plan scanned but no printed parts patterns from the kit.

Outerzone now has traced parts patterns for this model... RCGroups is fantastic as
is OZ ! Thanks everyone !

Best Regards,

Jeff
Posted by JeffMac | Jan 04, 2015 @ 03:37 PM | 3,210 Views
Hi Everyone-
This is a classic winner from Ron Chapman called " NORSEMAN " as scanned from my Feb 1964 issue of RCM.
This plane was a winner in 1963 and is an early "pattern" model.

I'll add a few more details today when I get more time.

Steve WMD - this is submitted to outerzone.

Please feel free to download this article from a very early issue of RCM.

Best Regards,

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Posted by JeffMac | Nov 23, 2014 @ 02:34 AM | 4,430 Views
Hi Everyone-

This is the " TORERO " pattern plane article scanned directly from my issue

of the December 1963 Vol 1 No.4 RCM.

It has distinctive twin fins and a 70" span for .45 to .60 two strokes.

Feel free to download this 1963 vintage model article.

Steve WMD - this has been submitted to outerzone

Best Regards,

Jeff
Posted by JeffMac | Nov 21, 2014 @ 11:33 PM | 3,944 Views
Hi Everyone-

This is Ed Izzo's 70" SABRE HAWK IV scanned directly from my September

1964 issue of RCM.

This model featured flaps and is one of the most attractive vintage pattern models

there is.

Ed Izzo served AMA for many years.

Feel free to download this rare article.

Steve WMD at outerzone has the SABREHAWK IV plan listed already.

Best Regards,

Jeff
Posted by JeffMac | Nov 17, 2014 @ 11:08 PM | 4,182 Views
Hi Everyone-

This is the " BEATNIK" scanned directly from my December 1969 issue of RCM.

It is a 66" span , now vintage, pattern plane and looks like it would be a nice flyer.

A collaborative design by Dick Sonheim and Cliff Love.

Feel welcome to download these scans..

Stevewmd this has been submitted to outerzone.

Best Regards,

Jeff
Posted by JeffMac | Nov 16, 2014 @ 04:38 PM | 4,210 Views
Hi Everyone -

This is a scan of the 10/64 RCM Kwik - FLI article by Phil Kraft. This is direct from my original issue.

The Kwik-FLI is an archetypal model which was further refined into the best? version , the MK III.

Enjoy and feel free to download these scans.

Steve WMD - this has been submitted to outerzone.

Best Regards,

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Posted by JeffMac | Nov 08, 2014 @ 01:00 PM | 4,934 Views
Hi Everyone-

These are scans of Henry Cole's CIRRUS CRUISER wakefield directly from my

original issue of Air World November 1947.

Feel free to download this rare model.

Steve WMD - this has been sent to outerzone.

Best Regards,

Jeff
Posted by JeffMac | Nov 05, 2014 @ 08:35 PM | 4,673 Views
Hi Everyone -

The DIGESTER and DQA 704 were published in the December 1964 Radio

Control Modeler.

these articles were scanned directly from my original copy of that magazine.

The Digester 72" is a flying test bed for RC equipment that was under

development in 1964 but flew so well it was published. The DQA 704 was a

$ 7.04 D*** Quick Airplane to build from the full size plans !

Anyway, feel free to download these planes and enjoy them !

Steve WMD - these have been sent to outerzone.

Best Regards,

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Posted by JeffMac | Nov 05, 2014 @ 08:13 PM | 4,398 Views
Hi Everyone-

This is Frank Ehling's "the Phoenix " free flight Class B scanned directly from my

copy of the May 1947 Air World.

The later Super Phoenix was published in a 1949 issue of Air Trails.

Feel free to down load these original as published scans .

Steve WMD - this has been sent to outerzone.

Best Regards,

Jeff
Posted by JeffMac | Nov 04, 2014 @ 01:58 PM | 4,558 Views
Hi Everyone-

This is my America's Hobby Center 1948 " BUZZ .35" class C spark ignition model airplane engine.

This BUZZ series was the last of the " slag" engines - the piston and cylinder were plain aluminum alloy which wore quickly. Although many of the slag engines were made with poor/varying tolerances, the BUZZ engines generally had better fits and would run.

Scanned from my original issue of a 1948 Model Airplane news is the AHC BUZZ advertisement - my engine sold for $ 4.95 in 1948.

This engine has run in the past and should still run today.

Best Regards,

Jeff