Having trekked to Torrey Pines several times through the years, this video courtesy of Paul Naton has become a favorite of mine. The airframes look majestic against the beach and ocean while the parking lot runs are simply a blast.
If you only want to view a portion, I suggest skipping forwarding to 3:50 or 4:20 and you’ll be hooked!
In April of 1941 the U.S. Army Air Corps proposes a heavy bomber capable of non stop missions in to Central Europe from bases in the United States. On Aug. 8, 1946 the Convair B-36 Peacemaker took to the sky for the first time.
The Peacemaker is the largest US bomber in history, only seeing service after WWII. Powered by six 28-cylinder radial engines and four turbojet engines, it had a total wing area of 4,772 sq. ft. The B-36 has four bomb bays with a total ordinance capacity of 86,000 lbs.
Carl's rendition is in 1/12th scale, 230” wingspan, approximately 98 pounds, powered by six Zenoah G-26’s.
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Sharing and archiving a few nice shots of LBuff1's beautiful 5.4M Let Reiher. The original owner was Dan Troxell who is responsible for having the custom color scheme done. It's reminicent of a DFS Habicht.
One of the crew behind RCAerotowing.com Sailplane and e-power review writer for Fly RC Magazine. Long-time TD and DLG sailplane flyer. Also known to associate with Chesapeake and CVR PCA members -- Teutonic steel is good!
Norwalk, CT aka the Nutmeg State -- I just can't seem to find any %$#@! nutmeg here?
Scale sailplanes, DLG, F5D/F5B & e-power. Jim Ryan and Tom Jacoby stick-built model kits. WWII warbirds and "Golden Age of Flight" aircraft
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