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Old Jan 05, 2013, 11:04 AM
Dragons, Windmills. All Same.
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Nice.
My first 3M Woodie was Buzz Waltz Conquistador back in the mid 80's and was entirely covered in MicaFilm. Ultra super gas bag for sure.

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Old Jan 06, 2013, 11:39 PM
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Here are a couple of pictures of the Conquistador, 118 inch wing.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 09:47 PM
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 02:57 PM
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Do you have any information about the 1977 world fai speed record? Bill
Dassel Partial Specifications

Wingspan: 1802mm
Wing Area: 33.4dm^2
Wing sweep: 11.5 degree sweep
Wing Chord: constant chord (190mm) main wing with rounded tips
Airfoil: eppler 182
stab/elevator airfoil: Gottingen 444
stab/elevator: 440mm
fuse length: 1140mm
fin height: 150mm
weight: 1298g
Wing loading: 38.8g/dm^2

An old SOLENT SAILPLANES catalog showed
3-views specs of the DASSEL
The accompaning article indicates an
accuracy of + - 0.001" over the entire composite airframe. The Sitar
brothers
(Werner) used this machine to break the
Russian-held speed record. Werner achieved 245mph with the Dassel.

Related high speed gliders that may be of interest to you

Austrian Glider Speed World record attempt (1977)
(including three views and useful engineering information)



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Old Jan 29, 2013, 03:54 PM
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Does anybody have a good colour scan of the Model Builder cover featuring the Balsa USA Nomad?


I "designed" my first electric sailplane by taking the measurements from that cover over 30 years ago. Airfoil was a "stretched" Westerly (Svenson, from a second hand kit I had bought earlier)....



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Old Jan 30, 2013, 08:49 AM
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what is the date of the cover ?
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 12:15 PM
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No idea really, could look like this :
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 06:07 PM
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I miss the '70s... The models were nice, too... (Airplanes and otherwise...)
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 02:02 AM
Always looking for lift...
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I miss the '70s... The models were nice, too... (Airplanes and otherwise...)
Me too, Jack ! And the '80s...
Since I am in with mouldies I lost pretty much of my RC glider enthusiasm I had since the late '70s. Guessing it depends on the potential/real high budget loss...
Back in the woody world since few moths, but now missing the performance of the mouldies.
Catch-22 ...

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Old Feb 05, 2013, 06:39 AM
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I miss the '70s... The models were nice, too... (Airplanes and otherwise...)
She's got that '70s Farrah Fawcett feathered hair thing going on.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 09:59 AM
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Here is the R/C soaring from Nov 1982 Model Builder ..Oh where have we gone in 30 years ...
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 03:13 PM
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RCM Trophy Races

The RCM Trophy races were first held at Sunset Beach in 1967. As the sport grew the foliage was disappearing atop the bluff. The park rangers moved us to the upper hill for a few years ( next to the rangers house) and then we were forced out and raced at Fort Funston in 1974. Big Creek Lumber offered up Davenport for the last comps I attended. I don't know if Don Dewey offered up another trophy when it was retired, or if the ISR started shortly thereafter. Whitey Pritchard was the CD for all the early years.
Winners:
1967 Thomas O'Shaughnessy
1968 Jim Stevens
1969 Gerald Arana ( Foka)
1970 Bob Andris (Peregrine)
1971 John Baxter ( Ka-6 Gerry Nelson)
1972 Gerald Arana
1973 Gerry Wolfram
1974 Rick Walters ( Maha 4)
1975 Rick Walters ( Maha 5)
1976 Mike Mitchell ( Mongoose)
1977 Fred Weaver
1978 Rick Walters ( Maha 6)


Someone asked about the colors of Dwight Holley's winning F3B Gobbler. I recall it was all red with no trim colors. I skipped work early and drove to Sacramento to see the last round.

Great forum- lots of memories, Rick Walters
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 03:25 PM
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RCM Trophy Races

The RCM Trophy races were first held at Sunset Beach in 1967. As the sport grew the foliage was disappearing atop the bluff. The park rangers moved us to the upper hill for a few years ( next to the rangers house) and then we were forced out and raced at Fort Funston in 1974. Big Creek Lumber offered up Davenport for the last comps I attended. I don't know if Don Dewey offered up another trophy when it was retired, or if the ISR started shortly thereafter. Whitey Pritchard was the CD for all the early years.
Winners:
1967 Thomas O'Shaughnessy
1968 Jim Stevens
1969 Gerald Arana ( Foka)
1970 Bob Andris (Peregrine)
1971 John Baxter ( Ka-6 Gerry Nelson)
1972 Gerald Arana
1973 Gerry Wolfram
1974 Rick Walters ( Maha 4)
1975 Rick Walters ( Maha 5)
1976 Mike Mitchell ( Mongoose)
1977 Fred Weaver
1978 Rick Walters ( Maha 6)


Someone asked about the colors of Dwight Holley's winning F3B Gobbler. I recall it was all red with no trim colors. I skipped work early and drove to Sacramento to see the last round.

Great forum- lots of memories, Rick Walters
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 07:27 AM
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Does anyone know about the whereabouts of Tom Williams, of Craft Air, he designed the Sailaire, Windrifter etc? I remember him coming to club meetings and giving talks, just curious if he is still with us.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 08:19 AM
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Rick,
Thanks for dropping by. I knew and flew with your uncle Carl. I currently fly with Ben Clerx and Dennis Brandt...I am very aware of your full size activities..do you still have any time for the models... White Trash forever Larry Jolly
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