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Old Feb 11, 2016, 02:00 PM
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Who was Thracy Petrides

I was wondering if anyone knows anything about Thracy Petrides, an old timer modeller with a few really nice and interesting models like ''Privateer'' or ''PB-2'' which is one of my favourite. He got my attention after his name which is Greek.
Also PB-2 is referring as a ''payload'' model, was that a kind of category?

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Old Feb 11, 2016, 04:37 PM
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Hi Thomas,
His name is even more Greek than you think.
It should be "Thracey", not Tracy!
Although I have a feeling that a lot of people with Greek origins, in the US, now write their name "Tracy" (for simplification), when it was originally "Thracey".
I've always thought that Thracey Petrides was just a New York aeromodeler, with Greek origins...
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Old Feb 11, 2016, 05:23 PM
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Yes you are right it is Thrasy not Tracy my mistake, I am pretty sure that someone here from the states will have something to tell.
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Here's a PB-2 thread:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1550186
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Old Feb 11, 2016, 05:29 PM
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Privateer plans:

http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=4922
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..and then there is the very elegant Dolphin.
http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=2291
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I have the Model Builder here with the PB-2 in it and when I get the chance I shall get it out.

The magazine goes back about 40? years and i can remember it saying he had passed away well before the plan was in Model builder.
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I believe he was a SkyScraper but I don't know if he had much of a contest record.

Does anyone know what the B stood for in PB-2 or if there was a PB-1?
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I have the Model Builder here with the PB-2 in it and when I get the chance I shall get it out.

The magazine goes back about 40? years and i can remember it saying he had passed away well before the plan was in Model builder.
It will be nice to scan it and upload it here if that's ok of course with rights etc.
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A PB-2 built by my friend Dick Thompson
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bIz0pfSdR4...SizeRender.jpg
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