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Old May 24, 2008, 12:59 AM
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Hello all.
I need help to located some articles and drawings to build an Aeronca TG-5/LNR-1.
There were several very well written articles about glider pilot training in US during WWII,published in an US mass market aviation history magazine such as "Air Classics", "Wings", ???.
In these article were a good many photographs and drawings of the steel tubing nose sections added on to the Aeronca O-58/L-3 to make the TG-5/LNR-1.
My guess is that these magazines were published sometime about 1979-1992.
My copies seem to have been the object of a massive cleaning mission of "she who must be obeyed", as none of my many year subscription copies are to be found!!!

Also any other drawing resources are much welcome..
I do have the excellent Aeronca factory O-58 drawing collection, but the TG-5 is NOT documented therein.
Thank you in advance.
matthew

http://www.aeronca.com/dwgs/
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Old May 24, 2008, 09:19 PM
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Try posting this in the scale sailplane forum. Tons of guys there that know the resources available.. This would make an extremely interesting project. I am into scale too and I'll sure follow the progress.
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Old May 26, 2008, 12:11 PM
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TG-5 drawing

Here is a TG-5 drawing from Scale RC Modeler, Jan 1992. It was a tiny drawing in the corner of a page, so I scanned at 300dpi to get a workable image. It is the only drawing I have ever found. Good luck!
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Old May 26, 2008, 03:39 PM
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Here is a TG-5 drawing from Scale RC Modeler, Jan 1992. It was a tiny drawing in the corner of a page, so I scanned at 300dpi to get a workable image. It is the only drawing I have ever found. Good luck!
Thank you.
As I gather drawings, photos etc.. I'll post them here for all
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 03:36 AM
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Thermic Trio, In my 1942 Jane's All the World's aircraft there's a three view and specs,PM me your address and I'll mail it to you. Dave.
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 11:44 AM
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Pix from Pima and I have some more.
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Old Jun 22, 2008, 01:10 AM
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Thermic Trio, In my 1942 Jane's All the World's aircraft there's a three view and specs,PM me your address and I'll mail it to you. Dave.
Thank you.
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Old Jun 22, 2008, 01:12 AM
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Pix from Pima and I have some more.
Great pictures and drawing of the Taylorcraft TG-6.
I'd love to see anything else you are willing to post and share.
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Old Jun 22, 2008, 01:49 AM
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here ya go :-)
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Old Jun 23, 2008, 09:05 AM
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here ya go :-)
Thank you!
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Old Jun 23, 2008, 11:38 AM
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Washington State
North of Seattle , East of Anacortes
A wonderful valley surrounded by the Cascades near a town called Concrete

But, they've lost that field just this spring :-(

what a shame.

here is a loaction map of some our NW fields
http://www.balsabuddies.com/unicorn/field1.jpg
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Old Jun 24, 2008, 02:07 AM
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Washington State
North of Seattle , East of Anacortes
A wonderful valley surrounded by the Cascades near a town called Concrete

But, they've lost that field just this spring :-(

what a shame.

here is a loaction map of some our NW fields
http://www.balsabuddies.com/unicorn/field1.jpg
Wow, that is a neat posting!!
Sad to hear of the loss of the field. Was this a private airport?
It reminds me of several of the airports I "grew up" on. Sort of a perpetual 'ramp' rat.
There was a CAP unit that had 2 gliders and an engine powered winch, as well as several L-16's, a T'craft and a battered Luscombe. The TG-2 and 3 were in the air every day during Summer and Autumn.

Do you know who built the TG-5 model in the picture?

Anyway, I think I'll just idle awhile on the memories of the distinct hollow whistle one more felt than heard watching the TG-3 pull over the top of a loop, rolling out just above touch down on the runways' end. Me, directly beside the runway, mouth agape, jumping for joy, with winch rope ready!!
Or, gaggling with the Red Tail Hawks.. Tg-2&3 also T'craft deadstick.
Ah, the best of all... scent of drying Butyrate dope and dusty earth in the cooling night air as we slept under the sky. East Colfax Airport 1958--Denver.
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