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#1 Edubarca Mar 28, 2010 08:51 PM

Ray Malmström plans
 
I am an avid collector of Ray Malmström's designs. He was a very talented designer and modeler. I've being trying to obtain his designs with little luck. I have some, but not very many. If anybody can send me his plans, I can exchange. You can write me to my email
edubarca1946@gmail.com

#2 TLyttle Mar 28, 2010 11:01 PM

What do you want? Photocopies? Originals? PDFs? It may help if you say what you have, then we can fill the gaps for you.

Ray (Mister Downthrust) was prolific, and produced many plans over a long period, maybe 50 years or more. Some of his sport models were kinda bizarre, but they all flew. I built a number of Eastborne Monoplanes over the years, minus some of the downthrust, minus some of the incidence, and they flew just great...

#3 dekan Mar 29, 2010 12:36 AM

Ray was a genius at making planes for young modelers. I am also a big fan of his work...

#4 BMatthews Mar 29, 2010 03:17 AM

Ray was also a genius at making big plans fit into small magazine pages. I recall many of his plan parts were drawn over each other.

I liked his designs but found the plans cluttered due to how he drew them. It made it hard to visualize the designs for me.

#5 clipclop Mar 29, 2010 05:16 AM

In the early 60's Ray published 4 books aimed at new modelers , 1 each on car's, boats, model aircraft and the last on spacecraft featureing rubber, jetex and diesel/glow powered models. My sad/well read/used copy of aircraft is titled "Eagle Book of Model Aircraft " printed by Hulton Press in 1959 it contains 7 plans , 1 glider, 2 rubber models , 1 jetex, 2 control line, 1 freeflyte.
Stewart

#6 dekan Mar 29, 2010 11:23 AM

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You need this book if you are really interested in Ray...It was published by Rays model club the Impington Village model club, as tribute to his talent
Loads of plans inside...Try their web site for info on buying it http://www.ivcmac.co.uk/ivc01_home/ivc_home.html

Don't take this the wrong way Edubarca... but it would be nice to know what part of the world you live in...as it's very difficult to advise or help some one if you don't know this

Your not the only one on RC Groups who has not put his county of origin on his personal info....I don't like this and hope it does not become the norm.:(

#7 RFJ Mar 29, 2010 11:36 AM

I know this is probably heresy but Ray's designs have never appealed to me. I like interesting and unusual designs but his are just, well......weird :eek:

Edubarca is from Columbia, South America.

Ray

#8 dekan Mar 29, 2010 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by RFJ (Post 14721430)
I know this is probably heresy but Ray's designs have never appealed to me. I like interesting and unusual designs but his are just, well......weird :eek:

Edubarca is from Columbia, South America.

Ray

Ray... I agree Ray Marmstrom is an acquired taste...Some are weird but they fly well..Perhaps your not into paper trim tabs:D

Nothing wrong with living Columbia but why not include your country of origin in your personal details...now we know that it might not be as straight forward for Edubarca to get things from the UK as you or I...

#9 GeeW Mar 29, 2010 04:57 PM

I used to have one of his plans and even got as far as half building a model. Long lost now )c:
I would love to get another copy of the plan. Small problem as I don't even remember the name other than it was a small deisel or cox motor pusher with a 2 seat side by side cockpit with very rounded sides. Might actually finish and fly it now if I can get hold of the plan.
Any one help please?

Gordon

#10 dekan Mar 29, 2010 05:22 PM

If it had a vee tail it was probably a Push Up... Model Aircraft magazine.. December 1956....
The plans in the book

#11 GeeW Mar 29, 2010 05:38 PM

Eureka. A name at last. Yes a V tail.
Stupidly cute looking model. Given me a thought where I just may have stashed the plan...a little expedition into the loft tomorrow coming up.
(That'll get my wife 'tutting' and rolling her eyes )
I'll never sleep with all the excitement.
Many thanks Dekan.

#12 RFJ Mar 29, 2010 05:52 PM

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Blimey :eek: As you say Decan - an aquired taste

Ray

#13 Edubarca Mar 29, 2010 06:43 PM

Hello everybody. Thanks for so much information about Ray's models. First of all, sorry for not including my country of residence. I am from Colombia (with an "o") South America, I live in a farm near a small town about 30 kilometers north of Bogotá, called La Calera I would like to have scanned plans. In this modern day of technology it is the best way of swapping plans and other information. What I have? Well, I have a collection of MODEL AIRCRAFT magazine from 1959 (not complete) until it was taken over by Aeromodeller in 1965. So I would mostly need the plans before 1959 and perhaps those from his books and other publications. I have a good collection of plans mostly from Aeromodeller Plans Service and other old time publishers that I can exchange. Modelers are a wonderful group of people worldwide!!! This is one of the nice things about the best hobby and activity one can undertake: AEROMODELLING, real aeromodelling not those stupid ARFS (sounds more like a bark!!). Thanks again!!!

#14 clipclop Mar 30, 2010 07:47 AM

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Heres the rear cover of the eagle book of aircraft showing the models inside

#15 dekan Mar 30, 2010 11:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Edubarca (Post 14724864)
Hello everybody. Thanks for so much information about Ray's models. First of all, sorry for not including my country of residence. I am from Colombia (with an "o") South America, I live in a farm near a small town about 30 kilometers north of Bogotá, called La Calera I would like to have scanned plans. In this modern day of technology it is the best way of swapping plans and other information. What I have? Well, I have a collection of MODEL AIRCRAFT magazine from 1959 (not complete) until it was taken over by Aeromodeller in 1965. So I would mostly need the plans before 1959 and perhaps those from his books and other publications. I have a good collection of plans mostly from Aeromodeller Plans Service and other old time publishers that I can exchange. Modelers are a wonderful group of people worldwide!!! This is one of the nice things about the best hobby and activity one can undertake: AEROMODELLING, real aeromodelling not those stupid ARFS (sounds more like a bark!!). Thanks again!!!

Have you any idea what sort of plane you are looking for? I may then be able to suggest something of Rays suitable....Try this web site for ideas

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/colin.h...ages/malm.html


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