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Apr 25, 2012, 09:03 PM
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Apr 27, 2012, 04:44 AM
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Originally Posted by jrs_123
FYI -- all the Model Builder Magazines are available on CD

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Apr 28, 2012, 07:11 PM
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Model Builder September 1979

Dave Thornberg cover "first really different contest in a long time".

Dr. Fogel talks about a motor glider possibly going to Mars . . . read it and find out.

My question is, what happened to the project??

Apr 29, 2012, 10:44 AM
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Sailplane January/February 1983

This was the first thing I came across in a collection of magazines given to me by a long time OFB, Thank You again Jim.

Apr 29, 2012, 12:42 PM
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I built that little free flight glider as a kid. It flew pretty good.
Apr 30, 2012, 02:17 AM
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A friend of mine put some r/c gear in it and sloped it.
May 01, 2012, 11:49 PM
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To answer your question on the Mars aircraft, I believed it morphed into this NASA project:
check out the 1/2 and full scale versions on that website!

I hope it makes use of the thermals on Mars. If they are going all that way, why not do it right?

May 03, 2012, 04:55 AM
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Radio Control Modeler July 1975

Thank You Gary.

Just another tease here, the rest to follow.

The rest of July 1975.

Good discussion from Jim Simpson and some cool ads that are have me re-writing the Nostalgia pages to include the new to me sailplanes.

I am going to guess they mean 10.75 pounds for the Ka-6E.
Always had a soft spot for V-tails, now there is another I want. Anybody have a Gull S.S. they want to part with?

Rick seemed to have things under control with his Windrifter.

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May 04, 2012, 10:57 PM
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I have the rest of July 1975 up.

May 06, 2012, 10:12 AM
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Radio Control Modeler August 1969

Major O. Stenbol gives talk about sloping and thermal flying.
I wish I had the July issue for part one. If any one can help, scanning at 300 dpi is best.
Czechoslovakia has been turning out sailplanes longer than a lot of people may think, too bad they did not mention if Josef Brada's design had a name.

May 06, 2012, 03:06 PM
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Oh man.
Thanks for the data and the memories.
First plane Drifter2 (6ft.) first flight May 81. 2 ch Sanwa radio dry cells, Craft Air Upstart flying from a schoolyard (before they were fenced and "secured")
Once I had most of these mags and articles from 1978 to 1989, but lost all 90.
Aircraft now, BOT kit, Ken Bates Windlord (scratch built) my own design 100" based on Tom Williams Windrifter from scratch and memory.
And a Malibu 40 from Midwest kit.
Again Thanks to all for the impossible to replace info and the memories.
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May 08, 2012, 10:22 PM
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Radio Control Modeler May 1970

Otto Stensbol talks about the development of Soaring competition.
Willie Hill Jr.'s Super Sonic Soarer.

May 09, 2012, 09:35 PM
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Radio Control Modeler June 1971

A "Can Winch" and the AFI Monterey


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