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Posted by davidterrell80 | Oct 09, 2017 @ 07:48 PM | 1,748 Views
At a time when radio control is attracting more and more adult members of our society to its ranks - a great majority of them non-modelers - when this hobby is growing by leaps and bounds, it is time for a reevaluation of the directions we are taking and the goals we hope to attain. In a current issue of one of the national model magazines, the Builder of the Model Rule is upheld and defended - a ruling which has not only served as a tremendous deterrent to this hobby, but one which has severely discouraged many would-be contestants from entering active local or national competition. We had hoped that this ruling would have died by its own inherent decadence.

It is not expected of a general model publication to keep its finger continually on the pulse of any one specialized phase of model aviation - but to champion a cause such as this not only insults the intelligence and integrity of the adult modeler, but provides a disservice to this largest single segment of model aviation. It is all right to be nostalgically reminiscent of the "good old days," but to actively campaign for a return to the gas tube era does little good for anyone concerned. In order that this recent flailing of a rubber sword in defense of a dying dragon may not be construed as representative of the thinking of the entire RC fraternity, we present the following editorial, "Whither The Sport," written for RCM by this month's guest editorialist and active RC'er, Robert C. Lien, M.D.,...Continue Reading
Posted by davidterrell80 | Sep 25, 2017 @ 05:24 PM | 2,303 Views
I intend this to be a collection of the plans published by the now defunct RCM Magazine.

I will organize it as follows, the numbered list represents post numbers. When BOLD, I have completed posting the data. When HIGHLIGHTED, I have more to do but am pushing on.

Eventually, I may exceed the number of characters allowable in this post. So I just converted all of the months to three-letter abbreviations, to save space. When I do hit the limit, I will restructure this post to the nearest year, have a follow-on post in the thread, and link to it from this one.

  1. This post will become a table of contents.
  2. Volume 1 (OCT 1963 - NOV 1964)
  3. v01n01 - OCT 1963
  4. v01n02 - NOV 1963
  5. v01n03 - DEC 1963
  6. v01n04 - JAN 1964
  7. v01n05 - FEB 1964
  8. v01n06 - MAR & APR 1964 See Note V02n11
  9. v01n07 - MAY 1964
  10. v01n08 - JUN & JUL 1964 See Note V02n11
  11. v01n09 - AUG 1964
  12. v01n10 - SEP 1964
  13. v01n11 - OCT 1964
  14. v01n12 - NOV 1964
  15. Volume 2 (DEC 1964 - DEC 1965) (LINK)
  16. v02n01 - DEC 1964
  17. v02n02 - JAN 1965
  18. v02n03 - FEB 1965
  19. v02n04 - MAR 1965
  20. v02n05 - APR 1965
  21. v02n06 - MAY 1965
  22. v02n07 - JUN 1965
  23. v02n08 - JUL 1965
  24. v02n09 - AUG 1965
  25. v02n10 - SEP 1965
  26. v02n11 - OCT & NOV 1965 (NOTE: This completed the steps required to synchronize the RCM publishing year with the calendar year.)
  27. v02n12 - DEC 1965
  28. Volume 3 (JAN 1966 - DEC 1966, plus the RCM 1966 Annual) (LINK)
  29. v03n01 - JAN 1966
  30. v03n02 - FEB 1966
  31. v03n03 - MAR 1966
  32. v03n04 - APR 1966
  33. v03n05 - MAY 1966
  34. v03n06 - JUN 1966
  35. v03n07 - JUL
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Posted by davidterrell80 | Aug 14, 2016 @ 06:59 PM | 6,154 Views
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Posted by davidterrell80 | May 28, 2016 @ 02:32 PM | 7,666 Views
Many older planes whose plans were featured in RCM Magazine used the commercially available "Ace Foam Wing". The articles never stated the wing span.

Here is some information from a person who provides the wing cores on E-Bay

I'm not sure if this fits, but a fellow on E-Bay makes "Ace Wing Cores"

The span is 35-inches

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Tapered
These Ace Mini Foam Wing Cores are our version of the original.
These are not molded wings like the original, but hot wired out of virgin white bead foam.
The wing span is 35" with a wing area of 166.25 sq. in.
The root is 5.5 and tip is 4"
The airfoil is the same as the original a 17% Semi - Symmetrical.
These wings are a Taper with the taper at the T.E., L.E. is straight.
They are designed for small r/c planes from .010 to .049.
Weight of the cores is .8 oz.

Constant Chord
These Ace Mini Foam Wing Cores are our version of the original.
These are not molded wings like the original, but hot wired out of virgin white bead foam.
The wing span is 35" with a wing area of 192.5 sq. in.
The cord is 5.5".
The airfoil is the same as the original a 17% Semi - Symmetrical.
These wings are a constant cord.
They are designed for small r/c planes from .010 to .049.
Weight of the cores is 1.2 oz.
Plans in the RCM corpus that used Ace wings include:
UPSTART pl-459
CASSUTT AND BONZO pl-469
SOPWITH TRIPLANE pl-478
LITTLE MULLIGAN pl-486
ALL STAR pl-499
WARBIRDS (P-51 B OR D, ME 109, HAWKER HURRICANE) pl-523
WHIZARD pl-547
HOT DAWG pl-561
HAFADUSSIN pl-588
RCM QUICKIE 200 pl-603
HALF-A-CHAOS pl-607a
HALF-A-STICK pl-607b
TD SPECIAL pl-627
ROLLIN' FOAM pl-632
SHRIKE COMMANDER pl-640
SCHOOLYARD SPECIAL pl-693
SHOCKWAVE pl-750
TU BEE pl-799
BLUEBOTTLE pl-892
SIMPLE CITABRIA pl-926
SIMPLE CUB pl-946
SIMPLE DUSTER pl-986
TALON pl-1000
CRICKET pl-1069
POCKET ROCKET pl-1130
SIMPLE CAP pl-1156
DOUGLAS AD-1 SKYRAIDER pl-1163

Many of the plans and articles are preserved in the RCM project some have bee working on. The index to the effort is located HERE.
Posted by davidterrell80 | May 21, 2016 @ 12:06 AM | 8,375 Views
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ld-camera.html

Be sure to click on the photo in the article to see the 32 images provided by the Daily Mail






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Posted by davidterrell80 | Apr 30, 2016 @ 02:21 AM | 7,779 Views
Zeitschrift für Flugtechnik und Motorluftschiffahrt.

1918
Posted by davidterrell80 | Aug 31, 2015 @ 07:38 AM | 9,809 Views
http://www.forbes.com/sites/karlaali...kers-f13-plane

"The first all-metal commercial plane—Junkers F13—took its inaugural flight in 1919 and revolutionized travel. Lightweight and able to fly long distances, the single-engine six-seater was considered an “air limousine” by businessmen and wealthy vacationers."

OFFICIAL SITE: http://www.rimowa-f13.com/#home




Posted by davidterrell80 | Jul 20, 2015 @ 08:13 PM | 9,896 Views
In the Scale Drawing and 3-views forum, I have a sticky thread containing my research into the contents of the Flight Magazine Archive.

This zip contains a backup of the current data files (1909-1974).
Posted by davidterrell80 | Jul 11, 2015 @ 11:22 PM | 9,345 Views
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/armstron...armstrong.html

After serving with NASA for nearly four decades, the agency’s YO-3A, an unusual airplane designed to fly silently, recently departed Armstrong Flight Research Center for its new home at the Vietnam Helicopters Museum (VHM) in Concord, California. One of only 11 aircraft of this type built by Lockheed Missiles & Space Company (LMSC) in 1969, the “Quiet Star” had a colorful history.

The YO-3A was easily recognizable by its narrow wings, distinctive bubble canopy, and wide-bladed wooden propeller. The pilot sat in back while the observer occupied the front seat.


Before serving as a civilian research aircraft the YO-3A, seen here in its original livery, provided the Army with covert, nighttime battlefield surveillance capabilities in Southeast Asia.

Posted by davidterrell80 | Jul 02, 2015 @ 08:30 PM | 9,264 Views


We are in SOFIA, a converted Boeing 747SP that is the largest airborne observatory in the world. The re-fitters have clearly been busy: gone are the familiar rows of airline seats and overhead bins, ripped out to make room for a multitude of computer monitors – and a German-built 2.5-metre telescope. There are no flight attendants, no movies, no free whisky. I even had to bring my own food.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/...l#.VZXk4xtVhBc

http://www.sofia.usra.edu/
Posted by davidterrell80 | Apr 30, 2015 @ 05:44 AM | 11,042 Views
http://news.yahoo.com/ranger-uses-st...215856601.html

Ranger uses stun gun on man operating drone over lava lake

Associated Press By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
April 28, 2015 8:57 PM

HONOLULU (AP) — A park ranger used a Taser on a man flying a drone over a lake of lava at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, then arrested the man in front of several hundred people after telling him that flying an unmanned aircraft at a national park is prohibited.

Crowds have been flocking to an overlook area at the park to watch a steadily rising lava lake at the summit of Kilauea volcano.

Travis Ray Sanders brought his family to the park on Saturday evening to record the lava with his drone and didn't realize the man yelling at him to bring it down was a ranger, he told Hawaii News Now.

"He sounded very angry, confrontational — like he wanted to fight — and I didn't really want to stick around for it so I just told him, 'I don't have ID and I'm leaving," Sanders told the Honolulu news station.

The ranger asked Sanders three times to bring the drone down, and Sanders eventually brought it down, park spokeswoman Jessica Ferracane told The Associated Press Tuesday.

"The ranger identified himself and approached the individual, who refused to identify himself," Ferracane said.

Because Sanders fled and was near the edge of the caldera rim — where there's a 500-foot drop — the ranger deployed a Taser, she said.

Another visitor to the park, Randy Horne,...Continue Reading
Posted by davidterrell80 | Apr 29, 2015 @ 06:41 AM | 10,016 Views
I have the AS3X brick and two 25mm fan units from UMX MiG-15s and am considering trying my hand at small foam construction. I started making some drawings and experimenting with some foam.

Gloster Meteor DG202/G The econd Whittle-engined aircraft powered by two Rover W2B jet engines, first flown 24 July 1943. One of eight prototypes built. DG202/G was later used for deck handling tests aboard aircraft carrier HMS Pretoria Castle.
Posted by davidterrell80 | Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:14 PM | 11,248 Views
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The Horten Ho 229 V3 is currently visible to the public inside the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, while staff work to document the aircraft's condition and stabilize its delicate structure.
http://airandspace.si.edu/collections/horten-ho-229-v3/





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Posted by davidterrell80 | Apr 09, 2015 @ 09:11 PM | 10,518 Views
Sandra Dee earns her wings flying a CL model. From the August 1959 issue of Flying Models magazine.
Posted by davidterrell80 | Mar 25, 2015 @ 05:36 AM | 11,481 Views
From Flying Models, December 1958

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A rumor is circulating the one of the Eastern States is contemplating a law which would require model flyers to obtain State licenses. This has been prompted, according to the rumor, by increased accidents resulting from the operation of model airplanes.

Posted by davidterrell80 | Mar 09, 2015 @ 09:30 PM | 11,671 Views
This from the September, 1957 Flying Models magazine

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Reports of modellers losing flying fields are appearing with greater regularity and it is surprising how ' few modellers, or model industry people, know about this problem. This apparent lack of interest stems most likely from the existence of alternate programs which, even though they are inferior to past programs, take the edge off of immediate concern.

. . .

The time has come when modellers must take note that our society has changed, expanded, and advanced. Those of us who remember taking a nickel bus ride (or trolley) to a flying site out in the country, and only 15 minutes from our homes, should take note that this is far from possible today. The so-called country of this era is the fast growing suburban area known as developments. An hour trip in metropolitan areas will place today's modeller in the heart of someone's backyard.