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Posted by davidterrell80 | Sep 25, 2017 @ 05:24 PM | 118,152 Views
Welcome to the "Dewey Collection".

Everything you see below is a result of one man's idea... to create an honest forum for the then-new hobby of building and operating radio-controlled models. He was smart, skilled, and just as human as any of us. His dream eventually saw the publication of over 1,200 various plans in RCM Magazine. Once, I calculated the span and length of each fixed wing aircraft plan to give me an approximate footprint for that plane. Then I summed the areas of all the models together. The resulting area, needed to hold one of each plane without any overlap, was just larger than an American professional football field, including the end-zones.

I intend this to be a history and a collection of the plans published by the now defunct RCM Magazine. It is a story, and a body of work, that is worth preserving--and was at risk of being forgotten. My late Father, the US Navy Chief Petty Officer, taught me that the person who sees a "task undone" should not leave the task to someone else. I will try to see this task done.

COPYRIGHT POLICE: Please note that almost all of the 1200+ plan images are marked "Copyright RCM, All Commercial Rights Reserved" (emphasis and underlining added). RCM specifically allowed us to share and use these plans, but not to make money from them.

I organized this thread as follows... the numbered list represents post numbers. When BOLD, I have completed posting the data. When HIGHLIGHTED, I have more to...Continue Reading