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Old Apr 25, 2012, 11:10 PM
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That would be Gerry Nelson's version published in the May 1968 issue. 70" span, Kraft proportional and Enya 60.
Ray
Yes that would be the one. I also loved the Moody Mooney as a kid from a 1962 or 3 (also May) issue of American Modeler. It was controlline but that was all I could afford at that age so the Moody was more of a day dream.

There was also a very nice looking Mooney Executive in a 1976 or 1977 RC Sportsman that I liked. It called for a foam wing which at the time I had no way to duplicate that. I prefer the built up wings. I also prefer the smaller models so the .10 to .35 engine size best suits me but more for economics than anything else. I did recently acquire a copy of a Randy Randolph Mooney for .10 but could never determine if it was something he was working on for publication just before he died. It is dated 2008. I actually got 2 of them at different times on an auction site. Both sources said they picked theirs up at an estate sale with a box of other plans. Both were in totally different parts of the country.


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Old Apr 25, 2012, 11:32 PM
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Was looking at full scale Musketeers & Sundowners for restoration as a cheaper way to continue my flying lessons-until I checked my reality wallet & started looking for the model. Anyone?
50+AirYears posted one here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=3551
in the pre 1960 thread. It is the Berkley model and is pretty low resolution but it is there.

I also look for Musketeer and Sundowner as well as straight tail Bonanza plans. The Bonanza was my dream plane but ended up with the Mooney which was a better choice for the pocket book but it would not go as fast!

If you have not checked out WMD's outerzone web site at http://www.outerzone.co.uk and also the vinplandex site there ( http://www.outerzone.co.uk/vinplandex ) you might find some good information and downloads there. Vinplandex is just a running index of the pre 1960 plan postings while http://www.outerzone.co.uk has downloads from that thread and other contributions. That is where I found an L19 Birddog plan I was looking for.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 07:22 PM
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It might not be as fast, but it sure is cheaper to feed!
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 04:32 AM
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Has anyone got a copy of Moonbeam? It was a v tailed slopesoarer from the 60's I think.

Mark.
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 05:32 AM
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Has anyone got a copy of Moonbeam? It was a v tailed slopesoarer from the 60's I think.

Mark.
Is it this one?

http://tinyurl.com/762qtt3
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 05:48 AM
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That looks like it - Thanks.
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 07:07 AM
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That's Moonbeam 7 published in 1980. The earlier version , Moonbeam 2, was published in RCM&E in July 1967 and may be the one Mark is after.

Ray
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 11:58 AM
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I also look for Musketeer and Sundowner as well as straight tail Bonanza plans. The Bonanza was my dream plane but ended up with the Mooney which was a better choice for the pocket book but it would not go as fast!
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My Uncle's last 2 planes were the Bonanza A35, V-tail and A36. He gave me the wheel in the latter enroute to the keys. Compared to the Cessna Aerobat I was training in, the A36 was smooooth!

Nice ride.

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Old Apr 28, 2012, 01:45 AM
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That's Moonbeam 7 published in 1980. The earlier version , Moonbeam 2, was published in RCM&E in July 1967 and may be the one Mark is after.

Ray
RFJ - perfect - that is it. I built it for my Pathfinder single channel set way back when. It flew OK up at Moel Fammau but didnt survive contact with the heather.

Thanks a million

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Old Apr 29, 2012, 05:36 PM
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Here is one I found browsing in another plan site of interest, and decided to enlarge it by 3 times its size ...

it is a candidate for me to do a few changes to; like enlarge the wings and change the airfoil for starters ... at a later date ...

but for the purist, the original is part of the package ...

for those that are interested in my Slope Glider version of the F-86 .... you can DOWNLOAD it here ...
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 09:01 PM
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Thanks, Dawg!
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 01:43 AM
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This looks about the correct age and has no statement on copyright

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Old Apr 30, 2012, 03:23 AM
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Thanks pd1 for the minimaster plans. I still have flying versions of Lou Andrew's sportsmaster and trainermaster. Both of the airplanes are GREAT flying machine!!!

If someone has plans for the trainmaster and could upload them, I would be thankful.

Thanks

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Old Apr 30, 2012, 04:04 AM
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A plan from me for the good start of the new theater to pilot new integrated scanning.

Elijah.
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