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Old Dec 29, 2012, 12:38 AM
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A quick question for you Brits. Is Argus Specialist Publications, Ltd who published a model airplane magazine still in business? I can't fins anything much in an Internet search.

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Old Dec 29, 2012, 07:34 AM
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1931 Northrup Primary Glider

Has anyone ever built this ship ? I downloaded the plans, and due to limited print capability can only scale it up to ~ 30" wingspan....looks like she's close to 60" full size.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 09:16 AM
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A quick question for you Brits. Is Argus Specialist Publications, Ltd who published a model airplane magazine still in business? I can't fins anything much in an Internet search.

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Argus Specialist Publications no longer exista as such, however it's been replaced by http://www.myhobbystore.co.uk/ which is the same.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 09:40 AM
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Argus Specialist Publications no longer exista as such, however it's been replaced by http://www.myhobbystore.co.uk/ which is the same.
Not absolutely the same; My Hobby Stores publish Radio Control Models and Electronics (RCM&E), Model Engineer and a range of other non-aeromodelling titles. They also sell (at VERY high prices) plans that were published in RCM&E, plus some from the "X-List" of old plans. Aeromodeller magazine, which was an Argus (ASP) title and may be the one the original poster is thinking of, ceased publication in 2001 and the name was sold to the then publishers of Aviation Modeller International (AMI) who incorporated it as a sub section of this magazine until AMI was sold on to ADH publishing who closed AMI as it was largely directly competitive with one of their titles and instead decided to re-start publication of Aeromodeller as a bi-monthly magazine targeted at "traditional" model building, free-flight, C/L and "acceptable" radio-assisted F/F, but without any ARTF and RTF content. The first issue (December 2012) of the re-launched Aeromodeller has just been published, so we will have to see how it develops and if it can survive without advertising from the lucrative RTF, ARTF and foam "toy" sectors.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 10:52 AM
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Has anyone ever built this ship ? I downloaded the plans, and due to limited print capability can only scale it up to ~ 30" wingspan....looks like she's close to 60" full size.
I took the time this morning to look up the Northrop Primary Glider and the text states that the wing span is 74" so I have resized 50's post accordingly.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 11:32 AM
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A quick question for you Brits. Is Argus Specialist Publications, Ltd who published a model airplane magazine still in business? I can't fins anything much in an Internet search.

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"My b*lls are sore" also publish many of the Aeromoddler Plans Service renderings that have been failed to be "Lost" in the various change of ownership by accountants over the years. They are once again changing their name at this point in time..

You missed MAP out of the list George.

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Old Dec 29, 2012, 11:45 AM
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 12:25 PM
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"My b*lls are sore" also publish many of the Aeromoddler Plans Service renderings that have been failed to be "Lost" in the various change of ownership by accountants over the years. They are once again changing their name at this point in time..

You missed MAP out of the list George.

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Yes, quite right Ian. MAP - Model Aeronautical Press - were the publishers of Aeromodeller prior to Argus (ASP). From it's inception in 1935 Aeromodeller has passed through so many companies which have been subject to so many name changes that it would take a book to give the whole list!!
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 04:27 AM
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Sundancer,

Ok, here's my best guess......I've searched this thread for towlines, and I think I've found the source of my "mystery" towline......the Square Soar 72.....box fuselage, swept tail and rudder, straight wing, can be built with single or double dihedral, suitable for 2-channel RC....the airfoil looks right......and she appears to be consistent dimensionally.

The original plans had been cut-up when I built her......so the re-draw took some libertys with how I remember she looked....the memory key was the "V-tail" option. I must have added the rounded wing tips, etc

I enjoy looking through all the plans posted here...just finished a ShooFly......first build after close to 40 years away from the hobby...I forgot how easy it was to put my finger through tissue paper.... !

thanks for the response

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Old Dec 30, 2012, 04:46 AM
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Presto and Cherub

Good morning all,

Here we have the last post from me this year, how definite is that? Happy New Year one and all.

This week let me present the Presto and the Cherub.

The Presto was a team racer published in the August 1952 Aeromodeller. It was designed by H.E. Hall for the Class B event and, using a Frog 500, returned respectable results. The nice thing about Team Racers of the era is that they still looked like real craft and this one certainly is no different.

Next the Cherub presented in the September 1952 Aeromodeller. Now let me wax lyrically about this design by Vic Smeed. I built one a few years ago and fitted a Banks 0.4cc Mills replica in it. It was a beautiful combination. One of those that gets slung in the car with a can of fuel and performs faultlessly at every outing. Old Warden, Middle Wallop and Barkston, it flew at all the top venues and never once disgraced itself. It is truly a lovely craft. With the designed Mills 0.75 I believe it would be over powered and nose heavy, stick with something small and reap the rewards. Oil finally got to mine after nearly 5 years and lord knows how many cans of fuel.

As with all my drawings they are but CAD tracings from a scan of the original article. Remember always measure twice before even thinking of cutting. If you notice a mistake please drop me a line so I can rectify it. DWG files will be forwarded to Steve at Outerzone so he may host them.

Once again Happy New Year, and, for those in the UK, the weather can only be better in 2013 - surely!!!

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Old Dec 30, 2012, 06:46 AM
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 02:58 PM
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Guys I've been beating my brains out trying to get this 60" Dart Kitten file tiled so I can print the two sheets individually. I've tiled it at Lucabration.com but it only tiles the first page. I'm not having a lot of luck with Adobe reader either. Boy if someone could split the file into separate wing and fuselage pdf files I'd be forever grateful and I could start making my templates right away.

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Old Dec 30, 2012, 03:19 PM
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Here you go.

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Old Dec 30, 2012, 03:21 PM
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Use pdfsam. Its a free dowload http://www.pdfsam.org/ and can split it for you.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 03:45 PM
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Gentlemen you are R/C Gods! Thank you both so much!

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