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Old Mar 15, 2012, 06:24 PM
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Is the guy at the left perhaps Wayne Wimbish?
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At first glance I thought that was Skip Miller, but zooming in for all I can on the scan, maybe Dennis Phelan? Of course the players will remember that it can't be the very first Golf outing. Recall the hula-hoops at the 91 event?
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 09:48 PM
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1970s foamy 1-26

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Re post #221, WOW, I built my Asro Flight ASW-17 in a small cabin me and my girlfriend were living in out in the desert when I was stationed at 29 Palms CA, back in 1976. It was my pride and joy. In 1978 I flew it for my first slope flight ever at Torrey Pines CA, I'll never forget that. Just curious, but does anyone here remember a foam SGS 1-26 manufactured I think by Texas Instruments back in about 1971 or so? It's span was about 6' and RE controlled and had a hollow aluminum spar in each wing. I don't think I'm loosing my mind because I owned one.
Here is a photo of the Fogel family foamy 1-26 from about 1971. Dad (Larry) was the builder, that's me in the red shirt. A Kraft brick would fit just perfectly. Not known for performance, but the one-design foamy 1-26 pylon races at Torrey were loads of fun. We must have gone through a full bottle of Titebond glue...good times.

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Old Mar 16, 2012, 09:54 AM
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Here is a photo of the Fogel family foamy 1-26 from about 1971. Dad (Larry) was the builder, that's me in the red shirt. A Kraft brick would fit just perfectly. Not known for performance, but the one-design foamy 1-26 pylon races at Torrey were loads of fun. We must have gone through a full bottle of Titebond glue...good times.

Gary
Thanks a million Thermalator, I knew I wasn't going crazy. Unfortunately my 1-26 only had a few hand launches with me at the controls. I let an "experienced" flier launch it for its first maiden flight on a winch, and the line got hooked in a tree and sent the plane into the ground. I was devastated. The never even apologised. I wonder if there are still any of the 1-26's around. I'd love to have one again.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 07:27 PM
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American Aircraft Modeler November 1971

One of those guys that keeps showing up sharing some wisdom with the "Tenderfoot".

Anybody on the PMP Manufacturing Volant???

Nice addition Stan!

Wayne - Who did think to grow it up??

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Old Mar 16, 2012, 07:36 PM
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Important Links

Astro Jeff Thread:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1614615

Dan Pruss
https://www.modelaircraft.org/files/PrussDanielJ.pdf

Bob Steele
https://www.modelaircraft.org/files/SteeleRobertA.pdf

Bob Champine
http://champine.wordpress.com/

RCSD
http://rcsoaringdigest.com/

Back Issues
http://www.rcsoaringdigest.com/pdfs/

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Old Mar 17, 2012, 01:03 AM
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I have been up too late, GO IU!!!
Hoping the wind co-operates this day, I''ll be going flying at my patch o' grass behind work.

Enjoy Folks,
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Old Mar 17, 2012, 01:54 AM
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I've flown both the Windsurfer Baby and the 2m. Before Sheldon hobbies closed they were 2m Windsurfer's for $12. We bought up all they had. Few people know that both the baby and the 2m hold/held world endurance record's. They were done in Hawaii. There was a feature article in MA. MB had the plan's for the Baby.
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Old Mar 17, 2012, 08:21 AM
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Morning boys.

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Old Mar 17, 2012, 03:07 PM
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For kicks and grins, here's another issue from August of '80 that has coverage by Bill Forrey of the F3B semi-finals, and a great technical article by Blaine Rawdon on Sailplane Spar Design.
Nice article by Blaine Rawdon! He writes that there is more coming (shear webs, etc.) in the next month. Does anyone have that article?

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Old Mar 17, 2012, 05:02 PM
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Sept '80 SFVSF newsletter

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Nice article by Blaine Rawdon! He writes that there is more coming (shear webs, etc.) in the next month. Does anyone have that article?

jpherit
Unfortunately, the two SFVSF newsletters I posted are the only ones I have. I'll ask some other members I know from that period to see if they might have Blaine's follow-up article...
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Old Mar 17, 2012, 06:04 PM
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Someone said something about Bob Champine , this is some interesting stuff about Bob .............http://champine.wordpress.com/
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Old Mar 17, 2012, 10:06 PM
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I met Bob Champine at the 1983 Nats at Springfield Mass. Bob had just retired from NASA where he was a test pilot flying helicopters. I next met Bob at a sailplane contest at Oak Ridge Tennessee a few years later. Bob was visiting friends in the Knoxville area and scheduled his trip to coincide with the contest. It was there that I found out that he was one of the original NASA test pilots at Edwards and had flown the X1, D558-1 Skystreak, and D558-2 Skyrocket experimental high-speed research airplanes. He later transferred back to Langley where he became involved with helicopters and VTOL airplanes. He was a principle test pilot on the XC142 VTOL transport and made the last flight in that airplane when he delivered it to the Air Force Museum at Dayton Ohio.
Bob was not only an expert test pilot; he was the first modeler to achieve the LSF Level V twice. He was a great pilot, outstanding modeler, and a good friend.
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Old Mar 18, 2012, 12:03 AM
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Dave is at it again, the man knows a lot and shares it with us. Better be paying attention kids!

Dr. Fogel makes a prediction of the future and he was right.

Put your tounges back in boys, it is the Big Birdy you are supposed to be looking at so I have an ad to go with it. Still the cover shot will get the most views.

Pylon Racing anyone??

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Old Mar 18, 2012, 09:36 AM
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Hey Joe, I'm pretty sure that Albatross is the plane I most remember my grandpa flying when I was a little kid. I probably logged a few hours on it too! I think I remember him having a Phoebus too.
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Old Mar 18, 2012, 12:05 PM
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State of the art radio at the time used by World Champion Skip Miller.
How did we do without what we have today, fairly well in Skip's case!!

Had to be winter boredom that the Boomer cured.

Dr. Fogel has some pictures of an unknown to me Mark Smith design.
RPV's have been coming at us a lot longer than some think. This is 1977, the year after I graduated high school.

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