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Old Feb 07, 2012, 09:14 PM
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Thanks, Sundancer. I'll have a proper look around that site soon. I've glanced at it before with the idea of buying stuff just for indoor free flight rubber power, but I know so little about it, I didn't get very far.

I need pictures, really Though a picture of a sheet of mylar or tissue wouldn't tell me much.
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 01:03 AM
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Sorry guys, somehow I go this in the wrong group.
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Old Feb 11, 2012, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by orange&white View Post
Plan index update March 1, 2011.
I have not seen that index updated for quite a while but if you look at:
which is currently maintained and up to date. It is a searchable database the Steve (WMD) hosts. The index links back to the RCG Vintage & Old-Timer Plans thread that has over 8000 posts and over 4000 plans posted (although a many are duplicates or a cleaned up version of the original posters plan but there are a lot of plans posted there. The RCG thread starts at:

Also see:
to download a lot of those plans that are also on the RCG thread.
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 11:17 AM
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Working with foam sheeting

I found this interesting.
Save your foam food trays for a source of FREE sheet material, as the following modeler has done.

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Old Feb 11, 2013, 02:40 AM
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Lazy Ace

I cannot find my Lazy Ace (Chuck Cunningham) plans anywhere. In fact I would like to by a kit or short kit to save time. I see that Laser Design Services do have a kit of the 84 inch version. Does anyone have experience with buying from LDS ? Or anyone has a kit for sale ?
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:58 PM
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Lazy Ace

Anyone got experience with Kit Cutters Inc. ? I did order their 96inch version. Have not received a reply yet. LDS that also do have the design have not responded to my requests.
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 03:16 AM
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Not sure whether this will fit here, but discovered a building board that is dirt cheap, and holds pins very well. Buy a normal "Softboard" 8 X4 sheet, this is virtually useless on it`s own, but collect normal household enamel paint, any colour, any will do, as long as its thinner compatable. Collect in a 5 litre paint tin and stir with about 200 ml of normal enamel thinners, until paint is fairly "runny" . Proportions are not critical. Paint mixture on softboard, and continue to give coats until paint is reluctant to soak in. (+- 4 to 5) Allow to dry for 2 days in the sun on an old door, and voila, you will have a building board which takes and holds pins very firmly, and will last a lifetime. Mine is +- 5 years old, and is still as good as new. Do both sides to prevent warping.
When continually laminating parts and using the same pinholes, after +- 1 year, give another coat of paint, and it is as good as new. This has solved my perennial problem of building boards!!!
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Old Oct 11, 2013, 05:14 PM
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I am on a personal quest to read the 100+ years of Flight Magazine.

As I do, I've been recording the locations of scale drawings and models. I include the models when I post each year's information in the "Drawings in the Flight Magazine Archives" Thread. To find them, look in the first portion of a list for a four-digit year followed by the word "Model"

For example:
1915: Model, Kilshaw’s ROG tractor monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200084.html

This thread appears to be a good location for posting each year's model planes, so users of this forum will readily find them.

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Old Oct 11, 2013, 05:20 PM
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Flight Magazine FF models for 1909-1915

1910: Model Biplane for 5s = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200779.html
1911: Model = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200577.html
1911: Model monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200080.html
1911: Model, monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200405.html
1911: Model, Power-driven Bleriot Model = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200099.html
1911: Model, Prize Winners at Olympia = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200330.html
1911: Model, Valkyrie = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200041.html
1912: Model, Clark’s No. 76 = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200863.html
1912: Model, Dunn “A.B. Type” Model biplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200951.html
1912: Model, Horner’s biplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201183.html
1912: Model, Horner’s twin-motor tractor monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200736.html
1912: Model, Howse tractor Plane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201240.html =
1912: Model, Klark monoplanes 40 and 42 = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200135.html
1912: Model, Trykle Record Maker = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200315.html
1913: Model, A.P. Petrie FF Model = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200104.html
1913: Model, Amo’s twin tractor ROG model = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200050.html
1913: Model, Bowicks monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200859.html
1913: Model, C.C. Horner’s No 12 tractor model monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200191.html
1913: Model, Davies biplane glider No. 2 = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201311.html
1913: Model, Desoutter monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201209.html
1913: Model, FF Smith’s Olympia tractor biplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200580.html
1913: Model, FF tractor monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200165.html
1913: Model, Hammond’s Kite-aeroplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201180.html
1913: Model, Hutcheon’s Rocket-plane model = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200022.html
1913: Model, McBirnie FF canard biplane twin pusher = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200340.html
1913: Model, ornithopter = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201285.html
1913: Model, paper tractor monoplane model = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200049.html
1913: Model, Plummer “Meteor” ROG hydro = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200805.html
1913: Model, Plummer’s monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201131.html
1913: Model, Rogers biplane tractor No. 1 = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201284.html
1913: Model, Shorter monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201259.html
1914: Model, Abel biplane flying wing model = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201048.html
1914: Model, C.C. Horner’s tractor monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200928.html
1914: Model, Carter’s tractor biplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201029.html
1914: Model, Collins-Hancock monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200102.html
1914: Model, Cox’s Weight-lifting Olympia model = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200910.html
1914: Model, Davenport’s model tractor monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201147.html
1914: Model, Evans’ Single propeller Record-holding Model = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200177.html
1914: Model, Gilbert’s orthopter = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201028.html
1914: Model, Hervey’s canard giant twin FF = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201049.html
1914: Model, Holman twin-propeller monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201084.html
1914: Model, Holt’s amphibious inherently stable biplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200639.html
1914: Model, Kilshaw’s tractor monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200664.html
1914: Model, Langley’s model Bleriot = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201126.html
1914: Model, Pinniger’s tractor monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200154.html
1914: Model, Plummer’s canard biplane with covered fuselage = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200502.html
1914: Model, Rice-Skinner’s tractor model = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200869.html
1914: Model, Sargeant’s power-driven biplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201087.html
1914: Model, Senecal’s 1876 model = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200847.html
1914: Model, Stanbrook’s tractor biplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201125.html
1915: Model, Braithwaite pusher = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200991.html
1915: Model, Crabbe biplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200687.html
1915: Model, Crabbe model taube = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200687.html
1915: Model, Hervey’s tractor monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200117.html
1915: Model, Kilshaw’s ROG tractor monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200084.html
1915: Model, Knowles tractor = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200991.html
1915: Model, Major’s paper monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200863.html
1915: Model, Pinney’s tractor monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200118.html
1915: Model, Prockter’s monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200085.html
1915: Model, Rice Skinner-Franklyn weight lifter = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200100.html
1915: Model, Ritchie’s triple screw monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200839.html
1915: Model, Sibley automatic control tractor monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200326.html
1915: Model, Steven’s twin canard monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200034.html
1915: Model, Thompson’s paper glider biplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200523.html
1915: Model, Thompson’s paper glider parasol monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200523.html
1915: Model, Tomlinson’s 50th model = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200270.html
1915: Model, Tomlinson’s tractor monoplane No. 44 = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200503.html
1915: Model, Tomlinson’s tractor monoplane No. 51 = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200503.html
1915: Model, Tomlinson’s twin pusher = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200220.html
1915: Model, twin pusher = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200611.html
1915: Model. Crabbe twin tractor biplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201077.html

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Old Oct 14, 2013, 08:46 AM
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Flight Magazine models for the year 1916

1916: Model, Ames’ biplane glider = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200189.html
1916: Model, biplane paper glider = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200107.html
1916: Model, Carter’s paper gliders = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200047.html
1916: Model, Cook’s twin pusher monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200107.html
1916: Model, Field’s paper biplane glider = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200167.html
1916: Model, Gosling’s paper model = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200429.html
1916: Model, Kilshaw’s experiments = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200147.html
1916: Model, Pinney’s compressed air-driven monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200127.html
1916: Model, Pinney’s tractor biplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200127.html
1916: Model, Robert’s glider = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200253.html
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Old Oct 14, 2013, 11:38 AM
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That's interesting David, for me in particular the paper model by R.F.L Gosling. I think this may well have been one of the first published works by Bob Gosling who went on to become a very influential figure in UK aeromodelling in the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's. He subsequently designed many fine models, mostly sailplanes, such as the Ivory Gull, Nordic Tern etc. I only knew him in his later years, but he was a real gentleman and a fine modeller.
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Old Oct 14, 2013, 10:53 PM
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Thank you for sharing the tale. I am enjoying my reading, and appreciate the context you have given me. In the 7 years of issues that I've read, thus far, I am already learning the names of a few pioneers and becoming familiar with their work. I shall keep special watch for Mr. Gosling's name as I continue my reading.
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 07:04 PM
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Flight 1917

WW1 is getting gritty... only room in the magazine for 2 models

1917: Model, Burchall’s tractor monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201123.html
1917: Model, Pickering’s twin pusher = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201294.html
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Old Oct 30, 2013, 11:56 PM
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Flight 1918-1920

1918: Model, Marsland’s A Useful Glider = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200387.html

No models posted in 1919

1920: Model, Camm’s Simple monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200222.html
1920: Model, 600-yard monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201201.html
1920: Model, C-A Tractor monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200676.html
1920: Model, Compressed-air-driven Model = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200059.html
1920: Model, H.L. Duration Monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201115.html
1920: Model, Long Distance Monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201047.html = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201067.html
1920: Model, Model Hydroplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200138.html
1920: Model, Tractor biplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201159.html
1920: Model, Tractor Monoplane No.1 = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201137.html
1920: Model, Turner & Applebee’s Twin-screw Seaplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200847.html
1920: Model, Weight-lifting monoplane = http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201317.html
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Old Nov 11, 2013, 05:26 PM
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Phil & Shaun's Single Channel & Vintage R/C website.
Single, Reeds, Galloping Ghost, Pulse Propo, early multi-propo RC. Kits, Engines, tx refits.
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