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Posted by davidterrell80 | Mar 25, 2015 @ 05:36 AM | 2,138 Views
From Flying Models, December 1958

Quote:
A rumor is circulating the one of the Eastern States is contemplating a law which would require model flyers to obtain State licenses. This has been prompted, according to the rumor, by increased accidents resulting from the operation of model airplanes.

Posted by davidterrell80 | Mar 09, 2015 @ 09:30 PM | 2,485 Views
This from the September, 1957 Flying Models magazine

Quote:
Reports of modellers losing flying fields are appearing with greater regularity and it is surprising how ' few modellers, or model industry people, know about this problem. This apparent lack of interest stems most likely from the existence of alternate programs which, even though they are inferior to past programs, take the edge off of immediate concern.

. . .

The time has come when modellers must take note that our society has changed, expanded, and advanced. Those of us who remember taking a nickel bus ride (or trolley) to a flying site out in the country, and only 15 minutes from our homes, should take note that this is far from possible today. The so-called country of this era is the fast growing suburban area known as developments. An hour trip in metropolitan areas will place today's modeller in the heart of someone's backyard.

Posted by davidterrell80 | Mar 08, 2015 @ 12:11 PM | 2,245 Views
HERE is the link to the RCM Plans "working thread"

HERE is the link to the RCM Plans "final thread", under construction in hlsat's blog

In this thread, I will start keeping updated copies of the spreadsheet that I use to index the threads and track the status of the cleaning and scaling process.
Scaled Plans

ORANGE shading indicates a high-quality, scaled plan is available in the Outerzone (OZ) website. The number indicates the OZ ID Number. The ID number is hyperlinked to the OZ page for the plan.

GREEN shading indicates a scaled plan is available in one of the RCM Plans Threads at RCGroups (column headings are hyperlinks). I have adopted two shades of green to distinguish the two RCGroups threads. A lighter shade refers to the "RCM Plans Free" thread, and a previously-used darker shade (and bold post numbers) refer to the archive Elijah/hlsat is building in his blog. The number(s) indicates the Post number(s) where plans, articles, and unscaled images.

Unscaled Plans

LIGHT BLUE shading indicates: 1) that an unscaled image of a plan, or a copy of the article exists in the RCGroups threads, but that NO scaled plan is yet posted in the threads; or, 2) a unscaled images of a plans exists on James Hatton's Blog, unshaded hyperlinks in the same column point to articles without plans. (Note that for RCGroups post numbers, an asterisk (*) by a post number indicates an un-scaled plan image.)
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Posted by davidterrell80 | Mar 07, 2015 @ 01:57 PM | 2,764 Views
Here is an opinion article from the April, 1957 issue of Flying Models.

Quote:
Many model builders are bemoaning the apparent fact that the model industry has deserted them for the lure of big money in the field of powered toys and shelf models. A dissident chord simultaneously arises from manufacturers who decry the popularity of modelling and point out that interest is on the wane. It appears in this quarter that the truth lies somewhere between these two extremes.
. . .
For all of this, it appears that there is a big market for built-up models and that more smaller firms are finding it a profitable field. The larger firms, those which built up over the years, have expanded beyond the market capacity. All of this infers a settling toward two types of markets - one dealing with high production items and the second dealing with quality flying model aircraft.
Fascinating stuff,
David
Posted by davidterrell80 | Feb 26, 2015 @ 03:15 PM | 2,937 Views
I ran across this picture of the "Stogie" in the December 1955 issue of "Flying Models" magazine.

Nice, in its own "function over form" fashion.

David
Posted by davidterrell80 | Feb 24, 2015 @ 11:06 PM | 2,930 Views
A scratchbuild for the ages. But... Balsa or Foam?
Posted by davidterrell80 | Feb 17, 2015 @ 10:43 PM | 2,984 Views
Cavalier Aircraft made a turboprop P-51 in 1968. I never knew.

First page of the article:
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%202691.html
Posted by davidterrell80 | Feb 15, 2015 @ 10:39 AM | 2,401 Views
Here are all the 3-views I've found in Model Builder magazine, with the issus and page number.

MODEL NAME DESIGNER DATE PAGE SPAN CONTROL
1910 NIEUPORT MONOPLANE HANNAN Aug-80 68 NA 3V
1912 BLACKBURN MONOPLANE OSBORNE Dec-72 25 NA 3V
1912 BLACKBURN MONOPLANE Unk Mar-82 61 NA 3V
1918 HEATH MODEL 2B MOONEY May-81 25 NA 3V
1935 WOLF Unk Feb-80 29 NA 3V
AERO A.100 Unk Dec-75 17 NA 3V
AIR-1 SOVIET SPORTS PLANE Unk Dec-85 63 NA 3V
ALBATROSS Unk Dec-86 36 NA 3V
ALCO SPORTPLANE Unk Oct-91 76 NA 3V
AMERICAN EAGLE A-129 OSBORNE Dec-74 24 NA 3V
AMERICAN EAGLE B-31 EAGLET Unk Feb-76 42 NA 3V
ANDREASSON KZ VIII MOONEY Jan-73 25 NA 3V
ARMSTRONG-WHITWORTH XVI Unk Jul-73 61 NA 3V
ART CHESTER JEEP Unk Jul-72 15 NA 3V
ASTRO FLIGHT MODEL 7271 Unk Aug-73 4 NA 3V
AS-W17 SAILPLANE Unk Jun-73 16 NA 3V
AVIA B-332 Unk Dec-87 28 NA 3V
AVIA B-442 Unk Sep-89 52 NA 3V
AVIA B-534 SERIES 2 WESTBURG Jul-76 21 NA 3V
AVIA B-534 SERIES 2 WESTBURG Oct-83 44 NA 3V
AVIA BA.122 Unk Mar-83 66 NA 3V
AVIA BH-3 Unk Mar-88 52 NA 3V
AVRO SPIDER Unk May-88 52 NA 3V
BE 60 BESTIOLA Unk Apr-81 63 NA 3V
BEACHEY MONOPLANE CLAY Oct-84 36 NA 3V
BERLINER JOYCE P-16 PART 1 WESTBURG Mar-78 36 NA 3V
BERLINER JOYCE P-16 PART 2 WESTBURG Apr-78 50 NA 3V
BLANIK L-13 Unk Jul-74 25 NA 3V
BLECHA Unk Sep-75 56 NA 3V
BOEING F3B-1 JOHNSON May-85 52 NA 3V
BOEING F4B-3 & 4 PART 1 WESTBURG Nov-79 27 NA 3V
BOEING F4B-3 & 4 PART 2 WESTBURG Dec-79 29 NA 3V
BOEING F4B-3 & 4 PART 3 WESTBURG Jan-80 25
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Posted by davidterrell80 | Feb 13, 2015 @ 07:09 PM | 10,478 Views
I'm going to exploiting some old, old magazines bequeathed to me by the man "down the road" who introduced me to the hobby in my youth. I'm starting with Flying Models because that was the closest box.

I will use this thread to post them, rather than the more open places, because I will exercise strict control over postings. Please expect postings to be deleted after I read them. If you wish to carry on a conversation, please use private messages.

I'm tackling the magazines chronologically and will sometimes take the time to clean and scale the drawings, but no promises. If anyone wants an individual article converted to image files, such as JPGs, or want a particular article scaled and cleaned, please let me know and I will edit the post to include them.

I will post the articles and plans in a somewhat haphazard manner, as fits my fancy. Some of the plans, in the early posts, are duplicates of those placed on other threads. I posted them while I was working out my methodology.

When you see a file name containing the word "raw" it means I have not modified the scan. Likewise, the word "opt" indicates I had to use compression to get the plan under 3 MB. When I feel the plan is interesting enough, or that the plan will need much enlargement to be useful, I will zip (compress) the file and post the larger raw article in the "zip file."

Many times, I will have a higher resolution image... PM me an email address for a direct send. Include the name as I use in the posts.

Please feel free to subscribe, and enjoy.
Posted by davidterrell80 | Feb 10, 2015 @ 11:37 PM | 3,107 Views
To mark the centenary of the formation of 17 Squadron a unique line up of aircraft was assembled at Edwards Air Force Base, California; a Sopwith Camel (replica), Supermarine Spitfire XIV and Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II, three of the types flown by the Squadron during the past 100 years. -- from the RAF FB page
Posted by davidterrell80 | Feb 08, 2015 @ 07:07 PM | 2,711 Views
On Friday, May 8, 2015, join us to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE Day). The Arsenal of Democracy World War II Victory Capitol Flyover will include 15 historically sequenced warbird formations traveling across our nation’s capital—from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol. The Flyover will feature over 70 warbirds representing the major battles of World War II, from Pearl Harbor to D-Day, ending with a final Missing Man Formation to “Taps.” Never before has such a collection of WWII aircraft been assembled at one location—a fitting tribute to the men and women at home and abroad responsible for this Victory in 1945. The Flyover is set to start at 12:10 p.m. and last approximately 40 minutes.

http://ww2flyover.org/
Posted by davidterrell80 | Jan 27, 2015 @ 03:15 PM | 2,277 Views
This is a prototype thread for me to work out the preparations for the next contest.

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"BBCC 6" -- 6th Balsa Builders Conversion Contest Thread



The Goal: Build yourself a flying model, constructed predominantly of balsa and derived from an existing model, kit or plans, changing your model's "mode of control" from that used by the prototype (i.e. FF, CL, RC) to a different mode. Examples include: FF to RC, CL to RC, RC to FF, etc.


Notice: The dates associated with this contest are two months later than previous contests. I am changing the dates to allow a better chance of getting a first flight opportunity before winter sets in, in the respective hemispheres.

See the answers to Frequently Asked Questions in Post #3, below, for additional information.


Significant Dates:


Contest Start:............01 FEB 2015 (This date is in line with the previous schedule, to allow those wanting to roll previous projects to do so. Build Threads should be started)
Entries Close:............30 JUN 2015 (No entries accepted after this date)
Primary Build period:.....01 JUL 2015 to 30 SEP 2015
Contest Ends:.............30 SEP 2015
------ Aircraft must have proof of flight posted by this date to be considered for judging in BBCC 6

Polling Begins:...........01 OCT 2015
Polling Ends:.............31 OCT 2015

All deadlines are at at the end of the specified day, at midnight UTC.
Judging Criteria:
Best Build – this title will be voted on by
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Posted by davidterrell80 | Jan 16, 2015 @ 08:13 PM | 6,045 Views
GREEN shading indicates a plan is available in the RCMPlans Thread at RCGroups. The number indicates the Post number.

ORANGE shading indicates a plan is available in the Outerzone (OZ) website. The number indicates the OZ ID Number.

BLUE shading indicates a plan is available in the 1/2A Sources Thread at RCGroups. The number indicates the Post number.

YELLOW shading indicates the possibility of error.
Some plans appeared in the magazine without becoming part of the products offered by the plans service. Those plans have artificial plan numbers, beginning with 9000. When known, the issue month and year are recorded in the notes field.
Posted by davidterrell80 | Jan 10, 2015 @ 07:55 AM | 2,414 Views
I publish an update of this list on the RCM Plans Thread at the beginning of each month.

As I just finished going through the 1/2A Sources Thread, listing the RCM plans, I thought to issue an update.
Posted by davidterrell80 | Jan 05, 2015 @ 05:50 PM | 2,428 Views
1965 Flight International Magazine....
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200707.html

"Following a six-month study... the Convair Division of General Dynamics has determined that a submersible flying boat is 'feasable, practical and wee within the state of the art.'"

Brushless motors will run underwater...
Posted by davidterrell80 | Dec 21, 2014 @ 03:50 PM | 2,624 Views
Vulcan of the Sky shared a nice hand toss Vulcan.

"Your own home-sized flying Vulcan in antiflash white. Simply click the link, print and fly with your friends and family, thanks to the design talents of Mark Freshney."

http://www.vulcantothesky.org/upload...r-cut-out3.pdf