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Old Feb 16, 2012, 01:14 AM
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Hi,
To October 1994 AEROMODELLER with the cover featuring Don Sinclair’s 30” span rubber-powered cutie BELL AIR. The full size plan could be found inside.

Firstly To PHANTOM by B. MILLETT. This is a simple sheet chuck glider just for fun.

Next to RECIPROCAL “CHUCKY TWO” a model which will reverse it’s flight direction!

This is the work of GORDEN REA who had been carrying out experiments on this problem since the 1940’s using small chuck gliders.

I am not to sure why you would want to reverse your in flight direction but now you can. Download the build article and read on McDuff.

Finally to the featured full size plan for BELLE AIR an attractive high wing sports rubber model from the design board of DON SINCLAIR.

DON lost two of his to fly a ways and you can use a plastic prop or carve your own.


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Old Feb 17, 2012, 02:00 AM
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Hi,
This time we go to the February 1979 and May 1983 AEROMODELLERS.

Clause Maikis’s Crescendo is shown on the 79 cover and one full size free flight plan and article was to be found inside.

This was TALL BOY by KEN FORDHAM a 20 inch Manhattan class rubber model.

It seems the Manhattan Class was America’s answer to high performance indoor flying with a touch of realism.

You’ll need to get hold of some indoor quality balsa and think “light” Light” while building.

Follow the information in the article and you should be able to get 5 1/2” minuets on 2,000 turns.

The cover of the 83 AEROMODELLER shows a very nicely made scale rubber HESTON PHOENIX. And the plan and build article were in this issue.

But first to a scale profile rubber model of the ZLIN. The TENAR was a Czech Air Force trainer that later evolved into the ZLIN AKROBAT.

The designer is PA. SHEPHERD who advises medium grade balsa for construction of this all sheet model.

To the HESTON PHOENIX which actually dates from 1938 putting it in the Vintage class.

It was originally designed by ERIC FEARNLEY and in this issue DON KNIGHT gives a slightly revised version.

It's certainly a lovely looking model and while not for the beginner construction is quite straightforward.


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Old Feb 18, 2012, 12:55 AM
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Hi,
We go to September 1992 with the AEROMODELLER cover featuring a famous modeller on the left Henry J. Nicholls with Brian King and a Toreador. A model Henry designed in the 1950s.

Two free flight models to be found with “DEMENTED MOTH” being the first.

This is a low cost indoor fun flier by BERT BURBY who wanted something to fly in his living room.

The flying surfaces are made from polystyrene wall paper insulation foam while the prop is made from a plastic drinking cup.

Next to PONGO a P.30 from the drawing board of JOHN DAVIES. This was a full size lift out plan with PONGO being aimed at being an ideal introduction to competition models.

It is easy to make, extremely strong and capable of a pretty fair performance.

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Old Feb 19, 2012, 07:09 AM
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Algy2, thank you for the winglet and all the others you posted.
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 10:53 PM
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This time it’s the MARCH 1983 issue of AEROMODELLER with the cover given over to the D.H. FOX MOTH both full size and in model form The plans inside were for a scale free flight or R/C model.

But first was a HARKER SIDDELLY HARRIER a fast flying all sheet chuck or catapult glider by P.A.SHEPHERD.

The plans were published full size across the centre pages. Instructions are given for making a catapult using a three yard length of 3/16th rubber and 6 feet of thin fishing line.

The results are claimed to be amazing.

Next to the feature plan of the D.H. FOX MOTH published to one sixth scale.

This is the design work of DAVID HOPE-CROSS from New Zealand.

David took the model to Old Warden in the UK where it impressed all who saw it. The second model from the same plan took out the NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS.

The full size plane depicted was once owned by Royalty before being sold and going to NEW ZEALAND where it crash landed on a Glacier . The build article gives the full history.

This is the second plan of the D.H. FOX MOTH published by AEROMODELLER. The first was in the April 1957 issue and can be found here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=107


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Old Feb 20, 2012, 10:23 PM
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To 1979 and the January issue of Aeromodeller with the cover featuring a freshly restored PIPER L-4H in it’s original wartime markings. It’s fascinating history can be found in the AIRCRAFT DESCRIBED series in this edition.

In fact it was a some what a PIPER CUB edition which incuded free lift out plans for a semi scale 52” model by JACK HEADLEY.

This is an attractive subject for Free Flight or Radio Control with full details given for both versions.

To AIRCRAFT DESCRIBED by MAURICE BRETT and the PIPER CUB that first emerged from a drawing board in 1930 as the TAYLOR E2 Cub.

You will have all the information you need to produce a competition level model.


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Old Feb 21, 2012, 02:15 AM
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Algy,Thank you once again for your postings.It is good to see the AIRCRAFT DESCRIBED series back.
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 04:26 AM
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This time to 1994 and the MARCH issue of AEROMODELLER.

The cover features the APS plan of the month a scale electric powered AVRO LANCASTER. Details were to be found inside.

But first to the free lift out centre fold plan for a delightful early French aircraft for CO2 or Electric power.

This is the R.E.P. PARASOL from 1915 . Designer ERIC MARSDON said the original aircraft had “good lifting” capacity but a top speed of only 72mph.

Construction is straightforward and it builds into a very attractive model.

Next to a remarkable achievement by BRIAN WATERLAND a scale free flight electric powered AVRO LANCASTER.

Of 44 inch wingspan it uses four KP01 electric units and the engine layout and wiring details are included in the article.

Construction is conventional with the wing, tail and fin from balsa and the fuselage from foam and Brian said the techniques can easily transferred to a host of different multi models.

The plan as can be seen was printed at a slight angle with a black print box on the lowered left hand side. I have can scanned it separately at the highest resolution I can do, 600 dpi.

No scale is given on the plan reproduction but the wingspan as stated is 44“.

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Old Feb 22, 2012, 03:50 PM
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anyone wanting full size plans of the Lancaster or the REP Parasol I posted the full size plans of these on the hippocket site way back in May last year.

REP Parasol just type parasol* in the search

Lancaster just type lancaster* in the search you will find not only the plan but also 2 profile publication on the Lancaster Mk 1 and Mk2 and a three view from the book
Guide to Model Airplanes - 1945

It is worth downloading this book as it contains quite a few useful three views as well as some plans for models.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 01:01 AM
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To 1980 and the November AEROMODELLER. The cover shows members of the Peterborough Model Flying Club about to do combat in the circle plus the Vickers Wildebeest a plan feature to be found in this issue.

First was something a little bit special from China the HUMMINGBIRD by SON YIHOU.

HUMMINGBIRD is a twin rotor rubber powered helicopter with an ingenious drive mechanism.

The fuselage is from foam while the rotor blades are 1/32” balsa . The build article and full size plans have all the details.

Next to scale rubber power and the VICKERS VILDEBEEST by CHARLIE NEWMAN.

This is a practical straightforward design which CHARLES said was intended as a beginners scale model. It fly’s very slowly with a majestic air and is very forgiving.

You get a very detailed construction article with the plan



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Really can't thank you enough Algy. I couldn't hope to acquire this much of our Aeromodelling heritage through chance purchases.

I turn 40 next month. Any chance of indulging me with March 1972 - my birth issue?
Cover to cover would be nice!!!

Thanks in advance

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Old Feb 23, 2012, 06:45 AM
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Next to scale rubber power and the VICKERS VILDEBEEST by CHARLIE NEWMAN.
....for which I've had the fuz & centre sections half built in my loft for about 12 years (inc 2 house moves!!!)
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 01:59 AM
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We go to the MARCH 1972 issue of AEROMODELLER where the cover features the famous HAROLD TOWNER SCALE TIGER MOTH.

Yes the full build article was to be found inside for the superbly detailed 50 INCH span scale free flight power model but not unfortunately a usable plan.

It is a large model and the plans were printed over two sheets . In the magazine there were superimposed and impossible to scan for a worth while plan to build from.

But there was a very nice contest-winning A/1 glider design by TONY CORDES.

This was the original LITTLE HINNEY with simpler wing and tail structure compared to later versions.

Tony said construction should present no difficulties to those who have built a few other previous models.

I will start including aircraft profiles again where published so to AIRCRAFT DESCRIBED.

This time it was the ARADO AR 234B BLITZ.

B.HYGATE takes a detailed look at Germany’s revolutionary jet-bomber the prototype of which first flew in July 1943.

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Thank you for indulging me!
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 04:28 AM
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Look forward to your postings every day...always something interesting and although not all plans are available due to magazine printing overlaps etc I would really appreciate the Towner Tiger Moth build article if possible Algy.

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