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Oct 10, 2010, 08:36 AM
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Hitchingbar.
Leprechaun was in Aeromodeller, in 1946 I think. Quite huge, if I remember correctly.
Wrong date. The correct is March 1950.

Will this link do?
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/atta...mentid=2291657
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Oct 10, 2010, 11:26 AM
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Seeing all these wonderful plans from yesteryear is great but being a Brit, some of the original kit manufacturers such as Berkely, Comet, Ideal etc are not as familiar as Keil Kraft, Veron and Mercury.

Is there a link where any illustrated catalogues of these American kits can be found? It would be nice to see what the models looked like when they were kitted.

Keep up the good work though...some of these plans are priceless gems.

Bridon (UK)
Oct 10, 2010, 11:44 AM
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Bridon, the answer to your question is exactly yes and no. I have been having the same problem. One way is to go to the U.S. SAM approved list. http://www.antiquemodeler.org/sam_ne.../adi_index.htm
There are pictures of gas models, but no pictures of rubber models.

Cleveland is still in business and has a huge collection of plans with pictures: http://www.clevelandairline.com/default.asp

Sometimes a Google search works http://google.com or Google images: http://images.google.com/imghp?hl=en

Arthur
Oct 10, 2010, 12:22 PM
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Ryan S-T


30 inch Comet Ryan S-T
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Oct 10, 2010, 01:45 PM
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Bridon, the answer to your question is exactly yes and no. I have been having the same problem. One way is to go to the U.S. SAM approved list. http://www.antiquemodeler.org/sam_ne.../adi_index.htm
There are pictures of gas models, but no pictures of rubber models.

Cleveland is still in business and has a huge collection of plans with pictures: http://www.clevelandairline.com/default.asp

Sometimes a Google search works http://google.com or Google images: http://images.google.com/imghp?hl=en

Arthur
Thanks for that Arthur....nice to see some of the models as built.

Bridon (UK)
Oct 10, 2010, 02:01 PM
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pd1 let me try:


I test printed at 200% and it came out fine, more then good for building one. Nice job
Scott




A plan index is available on page 1 post 1, courtesy of Windependence, thank Wayne.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1007


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Oct 10, 2010, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by pmackenzie
I don't "have to have" anything

I saw a mention of it in another thread, and think I remember building one, so I thought I would ask here. Google did not turn up much
http://www.oldmodelkits.com/index.php?detail=12862
http://www.guillow.com/GuillowDetail...=28&FamilyId=1

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Pat MacKenzie
I forgot to add this mod that I recommend. See the attached drawing. Helps to cut down on the tail weight and puts the motor close to evenly divided fore and aft of the CG. I suspect the trailing edge of the rudder and stab could be narrowed a bit, but I haven't tried it.

One more mod I did try and recommend is to change the landing gear mount. Instead of attaching the gear to former F2, I bent it 90 degrees at the point it passes out of the fuselage, then tied and glued it to the former F7. I left out F2 altogether. This makes getting motors in and out much easier. I also went to a standard full noseblock for the same reasons and it makes thrust adjustments easier.
Oct 10, 2010, 06:24 PM
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Curtiss Seahawk


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pd1 let me try:


I test printed at 200% and it came out fine, more then good for building one. Nice job
Scott
Thanks Scott.

Continental Curtiss Seahawk
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Oct 10, 2010, 11:39 PM
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Hitchingbar.
Leprechaun was in Aeromodeller, in 1946 I think. Quite huge, if I remember correctly.
Wrong date. The correct is March 1950.

Will this link do?
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/atta...mentid=2291657
Thanks for that but it is only 69k jpeg - anyone have a higher res pdf perhaps

Thanks
Oct 11, 2010, 01:47 AM
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Hi Hitchingbar, I can supply a 2.4Meg jpeg if you pm me your email.
Oct 11, 2010, 07:26 AM
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Nieuport Monoplane


The copyright date on this one is 1915.
I cleaned it up best I could.

Ideal Models Nieuport Monoplane
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Oct 11, 2010, 09:29 AM
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Monocoupe 90


32 inch Comet Monocoupe 90
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Oct 11, 2010, 02:42 PM
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Here an oldy.
Gene
Oct 11, 2010, 02:43 PM
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PD1, you are posting some really good stuff! Keep 'em coming. I have been looking for the Comet Ryan ST for years! Thanks.

And Gluehand offered us a photo of what appeared to a rubber-powered "Smoothie". Here is my plan for it. A beautiful plane, I assume only a few were ever built because the so-called "plans" were only full size parts and a greatly reduced plan. Things were in many different scales to fit within the magazine pages in a day when re-sizing could only be done with expensive photo equipment or re-drawn by hand. Very few ever attempted it. I did with Photoshop and here it is

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Oct 11, 2010, 02:50 PM
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I can supply a 2.4Meg jpeg if you pm me your email.

Dear Warren B

Could I also please get a copy of the drawing.

my email address is:

my_plan_collection [at] yahoo [dot] com

Much appreciated.

Sam


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