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Posted by davidterrell80 | Nov 26, 2013 @ 12:01 PM | 4,094 Views
I thought I would document some precedents.

There should be two contests per year, to facilitate the winter building seasons in the North and South Hemispheres, though open to all.

I will attach text files of thread "code" as I go.

Contest Phase 1 - Setup

In September (Odd-numbered contests) or March (Even-numbered)
-- Prepare the draft of the contest thread in your personal blog
-- Create the draft of a short Announcement thread in your personal blog
-- Arrange for prizes, if possible.
-- Create the thread in the Balsa Builder forum in the last few days of the month
-- Update the Announcement thread draft with the Contest thread URL and create posts
UK Regional https://www.rcgroups.com/united-kingdom-344/
AUS Regional https://www.rcgroups.com/australia-307/
South Africa Regional https://www.rcgroups.com/south-africa-365/
NZ Regional https://www.rcgroups.com/new-zealand-343/
Builders Workshop https://www.rcgroups.com/the-builders-workshop-131/
Electric Plane Talk https://www.rcgroups.com/electric-plane-talk-7/
Vintage and Old Timer Designs https://www.rcgroups.com/vintage-and...r-designs-209/
Fuel Plane Talk https://www.rcgroups.com/fuel-plane-talk-31/
-- Announce the Contest on the Facebook Pages of the prominent RC magazines and sellers of Balsa.
AMA https://www.facebook.com/modelaviation
Model Airplane News https://www.facebook.com/ModelAirplaneNews
Flying Models https://www.facebook.com/flyingmodels
Fly RC https://www.facebook.com/
...Continue Reading
Posted by davidterrell80 | Nov 25, 2013 @ 08:28 PM | 3,948 Views
Here, you can build a Scale model without including a pilot... and be "scale."

The Airspeed Queen Wasp "wireless-controlled target"

Airspeed Queen Wasp wireless-controlled target for anti-aircraft guns. Queen Wasp is of wooden construction and is fitted with a 355 h.p. Siddeley Cheetah IX
radial.
span 31 ft., length 26 ft. 4in. and height 8 ft. 9 in.
The Queen Wasp made her first public appearance at the 1937 Royal Air Force display.

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%203019.html

And Here on Floats for unmanned catapult launching
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%203105.html
Posted by davidterrell80 | Nov 12, 2013 @ 09:42 AM | 3,970 Views
Now, that I'm into the project, I'm having a great time. I've streamlined the process for capturing the links and making the alphabetized document. Now, I'm reading more than piddling with the computer. The editorials and guest papers are fascinating, when read sequentially. I'm getting to know great people, exulting in their triumphs, nodding sagely when prescience tells me they are on the right track, tsking when they are not, and as the years go by... sorrowing anew with their passing.

The development of aviation is a noble history... human through and through... fraught with everything from idiocy to divinity...

I'm pleased to have had my few years strutting upon the stage... and smile with every sight of a V-22 Osprey, an AH-1Z SuperCobra, the Peacekeeper ICBM, or the Manned Maneuvering Unit; knowing that I had my part in bringing that vehicle to life.

My readings in Flight make me mindful of my place in this chapter of human endeavor. I'm grateful for that.

I am a man of faith in the Christian Master and, one day, I hope there is a great Aero Show in the heavens where everything is on display, everyone is available to talk, and the demonstration flights will never cease.

David
Posted by davidterrell80 | Nov 11, 2013 @ 11:32 PM | 4,039 Views
Here's two articles on tandem monoplanes

in the 12 Aug 1943 Flight magazine
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201993.html

in the 27 Apr 1944 Flight magazine
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200854.html
Posted by davidterrell80 | Nov 01, 2013 @ 09:53 PM | 3,830 Views
Here is the 80.5 inch P-40 from the June 1981 MB