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Old Apr 19, 2009, 10:47 AM
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Mr. Townsend, Lou and Mr. Dorffman inside talking inside the fuselage...

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Townsend (looking at a magazine): So, is this the outfit that you work for?
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Dorfman: The biggest we make is the Adler, it is a 2 meter plane. I think you can see it on page 23?

Townsend: Page 23?

Dorfman: Yes, I think it is 23.

Townsend: What about the big stuff? Is it a different department?

Dorfman: It won the prize for extended flight.

Lou: Yes, but how much designing have you done on the real thing.

Dorfman: No, you missunderstand. We make nothing but model airplanes.

Lou: You never designed a full size airplane?

Dorfman: No. Of course, the principles are the same

(Dorfman walks out of the fuselage)

Townsend: He's crazy Lou, he builds toy airplanes.

Lou: He really doesn't think that there is any difference.

Townsend: What are we going to tell these guys out here Lou?

Lou: Nothing.

Lou: We can die here or we can die in that thing...(starts laughing...maniaclly)

Don't you want to feel what it is like to fly a toy airplane? (Keeps laughing)

Later outside the plane.

Lou: Maybe we better speak with him about not telling the others.

Townsend: Why do we keep humoring him



Lou to Dorfman: One other thing...It might be better not to mention to the others about being a toy plane designer.

Dorfman: Toy plane designer?

Townsend: Lou and I feel it might upset them.

Dorfman: Mr. Townsend, A toy plane is something you wind up and rolls along the floor. A model airplane is something totally different. Model planes have been flying successfully since before the Wright brothers. It is a fact.

There is something else, Mr. Townsend A model plane has to fly itself. There is no pilot to correct trim. If anything, they have to be designed to fly better than what you call a "toy plane."


In 1851 a model plane flew 650 meters without encountering an obstruction...


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Old Apr 19, 2009, 10:51 AM
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Old Apr 19, 2009, 10:55 AM
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Flight of the Phoenix!

I saw that in your blog, Paige.

I think everybody here should read this post in FSD's blog. I think it pretty much explains why we just shake our heads when someone says we play with toy airplanes.

Is it all right if I post it here, Paige?

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=975529
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Old Apr 19, 2009, 10:56 AM
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Flight of the Phoenix!

I saw that in your blog, Paige.

I think everybody here should read this post in FSD's blog. I think it pretty much explains why we just shake our heads when someone says we play with toy airplanes.

Is it all right if I post it here, Paige?

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=975529

Uh, okay....

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Old Apr 19, 2009, 11:01 AM
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It should be remembered that the movie was dedicated to Paul Mantz. Paul was an excellent pilot who died in the making of the film.

-Paige
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Old Apr 19, 2009, 12:12 PM
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anyone done a PSS of that thing? - maybe a before & after?
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Old Apr 19, 2009, 12:23 PM
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It should be remembered that the movie was dedicated to Paul Mantz. Paul was an excellent pilot who died in the making of the film.

-Paige

Here's a link to the crash that killed him.

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Old Apr 19, 2009, 12:48 PM
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Old Apr 19, 2009, 01:17 PM
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I remember hearing the BBC broadcast Elleston Trevor's book late at night on the Home Service over 5 nights in the early 60s. Already a schoolboy plane nut the following weekend I was down the library to book a copy and then joy of joy the film came out a couple of years later.
I'm sure I had a plastic kit of the Phoenix (complete with crew strapped to the outside) but I can't remember who manufactured it. European I think. i even remember reading about the fillum and the planes in Aeromodeller.
Needless to say I prefer the original film to the remake. (One of the symptoms of impending old guy syndrome)
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Old Apr 19, 2009, 03:27 PM
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That reminds me of my buddies' grandfather who was approached one day while he was flying one of his rc planes. When asked whether it was built from plans or designed by himdelf he said he designed it himself, did he have any practical aeronautical training?... "No" He was then hired to work on the Space Shuttle wind tunnel models and eventually as an engineer for the B1 bomber!!!!
Cinderella stories... gotta love em!
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Old Apr 19, 2009, 05:15 PM
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Here's a link to the crash that killed him.

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They filmed that where we ride our sand toys in an area now called Patton Valley in the Imperial sand dunes (Glamis).

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Old Apr 19, 2009, 08:04 PM
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I knew what movie this was before opening this thread my gosh what rc sailplane pilot worth his weight in balsa doesnt know this
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Old Apr 20, 2009, 01:15 AM
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I have one for you guy's, what movie sterred Wiliam Holden, Lloyd Nolan, and a very young Jame's Garner.
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Old Apr 20, 2009, 02:18 AM
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Wait, don't tell me...don't tell me. Damn, I give up.

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Old Apr 20, 2009, 06:50 AM
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