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Old Jan 16, 2012, 07:10 PM
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old millwauke beer sponcered rc event in 70s ,who knew. It is nice to know history, keepem coming.
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Old Jan 16, 2012, 07:11 PM
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Yeah, I have a couple of trophies from there as a Junior ... with Old Milwaukee beer cans ... those WERE the days LOL!
Old Jan 16, 2012, 07:22 PM
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beer and rc planes,,,,i c a marketing plan evolving. it is true that history repeats itself. if only i had the capital for my head full of ideas.
Old Jan 17, 2012, 05:49 AM
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It is a Super Esprit not a Super Grand Esprit.

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Old Jan 19, 2012, 09:02 PM
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The ways we got things done


Give a modeler a problem and he will find a solution!

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Old Jan 21, 2012, 06:01 AM
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I want to know more about this one


Pro-Model Products from Fort Wayne Indiana?
I want to know more about this one.
Who designed it? Know were I can get one?

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Old Jan 21, 2012, 07:35 AM
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Pro-Model Products from Fort Wayne Indiana?
I want to know more about this one.
Who designed it? Know were I can get one?

Joe
From AMA website:
https://www.modelaircraft.org/files/SteeleRobertA.pdf

Maybe this is the original design ??

http://www.rcmplans.com/index.php?ma...oducts_id=1357
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 07:17 AM
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The diveristy and selection is sorely missed.
Anybody build a "Nuage" ? Still have the plans??


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Old Jan 22, 2012, 03:15 PM
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The diveristy and selection is sorely missed.
Anybody build a "Nuage" ? Still have the plans??


Joe


I might still have the NIB Phoebus

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Old Jan 22, 2012, 08:12 PM
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That Phoebus flew GREAT!
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 08:52 PM
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The "unbreakable" boom from the Nuage might be a desirable component today...someone should figure out the layup for that one.

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Old Jan 23, 2012, 05:44 PM
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That Phoebus flew GREAT!
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I've got one built!

Milt Woodham saw it and told me that the last time he'd seen a Phoebus it was travelling very, very, fast in a vertical dive-- backwards!

It dissapeared tail-first into the bottom of a Huntsville thundercloud. Never came down so far as they know. (-:

Mine just needs some repair from a radio interfearance hit..
Old Jan 23, 2012, 06:33 PM
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Todays finds . . . . . .


I know some of the guys mentioned in the Michigan Soaring Champs picture.
I know a few that would and have tossed a glider into a bean field and a corn field.
Might even know someone that has done the wheat field but they are keeping that one under their hats!

Joe
Old Jan 23, 2012, 08:57 PM
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Hi Joe,

I posted this link in another thread but felt it was appropriate for this one too. There are 6 parts to it, this is only the first one. Pictures are good but video, well it was probably film....

RC Soaring in the Seventies 1 of 6.avi (15 min 34 sec)


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Old Jan 23, 2012, 09:31 PM
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I started flying RC in 1967 and met some of the founding members of SOAR shortly thereafter. It was really something to grow up around some of the framers of the soaring movement like Dan Pruss, Jack Hiner, Neil Liptak, Dave Burt, John Nielsen, Carter Carlsen, Cas Pels, Max Geier, Keith Finkenbiner, Jerry Nelson and the original winchmaster, Jim McIntryre.

I remember Frank Garcher of Midwest Models bringing fresh, cold watermelons to the SOAR NATS after a long, hot day in the sun. I remember Mark Smith watching Jack Hiner and the other SOAR guys handtowing the first day and going out and buying the equipment to handtow the next day. Problem was, their towhooks were still under the leading edge of the wing so they ran and ran and ran and ran and never got much altitude. When the Chicago boys showed them where the towhooks were for handtow ... Mark's and his dad's eyes lit up.

Good times, really GREAT times to have been a newbie in modeling. I truly miss some of those guys, they treated me as if I were their own son ... I was very, very rich in friends and mentors in the SOAR club.

It was a different hobby then, not like buying a moldie today and never learning how to moderate a winch launch ... our community is poorer for that, unfortunately.

tk

It's not completely gone. Just this Saturday I was trying to keep my GL's hook on the ring, but not bend the wings too far back. Tricky, tricky! Only two pop-offs that day.


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