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Old Feb 03, 2012, 04:29 PM
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Joe,

Here is the direct link to my web's Soaring History page. I received an email saying they couldn't find it.

http://www.skybench.com/nostalgia/nindex.html

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Old Feb 03, 2012, 06:47 PM
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I flew with Joe Elgin (see bio attached). We belonged to American Airlines Gas Model Club in Cleveland, Ohio back some 20 years ago. I learned a lot about soaring from Joe. Today's flight was for you Joe...
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Old Feb 03, 2012, 07:55 PM
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Sc2 1976

Back when sailplanes were made of wood.
Would have liked to have been there.

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Old Feb 03, 2012, 09:39 PM
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Joe,
does the article say where the SC2 contest was held ?? I started flying SC2 contests a couple of years after this one.

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Old Feb 03, 2012, 10:22 PM
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Joe,
does the article say where the SC2 contest was held ?? I started flying SC2 contests a couple of years after this one.

Ross
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MARKS in San Bernardino

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Old Feb 04, 2012, 08:00 AM
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Testing in the Bathtub

I had to read it twice, airfoil testing in the bathtub!
I truely miss Jim Gray's column. Always full of hints and ideas not to mention news of new kit releases.
In this issue, the SD-100, Sailaire, The Minuteman (anybody have any insite about this one?), a new Windspiel model "Designed for FAI task" and the Olympic replacement from Airtronics, the Olympic II.
It explains why the RCSD was such a good magazine too.
Thank you Bill and Bunny of B2 Streamlines for keeping that level of quality available for us.

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

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Old Feb 04, 2012, 10:27 AM
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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

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

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Old Feb 04, 2012, 10:38 AM
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I have a few copies of Zephyr from 1970. That is about when I started flying RC - though had been building models since the 1940s.

The whole document is too big to post here but if anyone is interested I could post a couple of articles.

Here is a cover and table of contents. Original cover is dark red - reproduced as grey scale to hold down file size.
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Old Feb 04, 2012, 12:14 PM
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Joe, thanks for posting that link of Dan Pruss, I never knew him personally but my friend Larry Jolly always talked about what a great guy Dan was, Dennis
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Old Feb 04, 2012, 01:12 PM
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I have a few copies of Zephyr from 1970. That is about when I started flying RC - though had been building models since the 1940s.

The whole document is too big to post here but if anyone is interested I could post a couple of articles.

Here is a cover and table of contents. Original cover is dark red - reproduced as grey scale to hold down file size.
Hi Herk,
Glad to have you here! Yes! Please post the Zephyr's you have.
Maybe some one will fill in the missing issues.

I wouldn't mind having copies of them myself. josephchayes@thermalrider.com

For those that don't know Herk, he is the original editor of Soartech.

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Old Feb 04, 2012, 02:40 PM
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OK Joe,

As I said the file containing this document is too big to post here and too big to send via most email providers. It's about 15 Mb.

I have put a copy of it on the SoarTech website and created a page that links to it so that the file can be downloaded to your computer. If you download it, please let me know if the download was successful and some idea of how long it took you to get it.

Here is the link to the page - there are some instructions there. I believe it will work for you. If you think it's worthwhile let me know and I'll scan and post the other two issues that I have.

http://www.soartech-aero.com/zephyr.htm

On a side note, if you take look at the main page of the SoarTech website, you will see that Michael Selig has made his wind tunnel books available in digital format via free download. There is a link there to his web page at the University of Illinois.

www.soartech-aero.com/index.html
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Old Feb 04, 2012, 03:25 PM
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Works great Herk, THANK YOU!

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Old Feb 04, 2012, 10:59 PM
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RC Test

I remember flipping to this part right after the Soaring column.
An introduction to the Wanderer from MAN.

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Old Feb 05, 2012, 08:20 AM
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25 Pound Glider

This was in the March/April 1978 issue of Model Builder, anybody know more than what the caption has to offer? There was nothing in the article, not even the name of it.

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Old Feb 05, 2012, 09:28 AM
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Flight and Winch Boxes

Pretty cool seeing the ingenuity of other modelers.
Seeing others think outside the box makes it fit in the box expands the mind.



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