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Aug 03, 2012, 01:10 PM
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Thanks for the walk down memory lane! I remember that day flying scale at the '85 Nats, it was just us and the judges all alone in that great big field. It's good to see my old CG-4A again, it was a sweetheart to fly as it gracefully fell to the earth with an L/D of about 6!

Chris
Sep 14, 2012, 10:34 PM
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Princeton Tests


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Originally Posted by prodjx
This may be one of the longest soaring column's in history.
MB Nov 1988 -- That one brings back memories. The wind tunnel is not there anymore, but the data is still around and in fact downloadable here:
Soartech 8: http://www.ae.illinois.edu/m-selig/u...Low-Speeds.pdf
Thanks for posting.
Sep 17, 2012, 09:01 PM
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Flying Models ~ March, 1970 issue


1969 was the third year for the Cumberland (actually 3 miles south of Cumberland in West Virginia) soaring event. This became known as the Annual Cumberland Soar for Fun.

November 1-5, 2012 will be the 46th annual event (all of which have been at the same site on Knobley Mountain in West Virginia).

Here are Skip Schow, Tom Rankin (with the same model shown in the 1970 Flying Models article), and Jay Stargel at the 36th Annual Soar for Fun event (2002).



...and here are the same three the next year (2003) after Tom refurbished the giant Osprey.

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Sep 25, 2012, 05:27 PM
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Hello
My name is Rubio. I'm a surfer/sloper.
About twelve years ago. I attempted to learn to fly.
My boss at the time had also done some flying. He gave me a kit that he said he would never build. I have had it for years. Now that I can fly.
I thought this winter I would build it up.
I'm not sure what it is.
Does anyone here know anything about it?
All I have is an old catalog. I'm guessing you could order what you wanted and get a custom ship.
1) full flying elevator
2)All fiberglass fuse.
3)no ailerons
4) 8 ft wingspan
5)rudder
6)Foam with glass covered wing.
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Sep 25, 2012, 05:28 PM
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Sep 25, 2012, 05:30 PM
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There is tons of info in the catalog.
I was just wondering about what it is.
Any info would be appreciated.
Thanks
Rubio
Sep 25, 2012, 05:41 PM
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Are you sure that manual belongs to that plane? the rudder looks completely different. The tail is very distinctive....could it be a PNP Challenger?
Sep 25, 2012, 06:01 PM
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No I am not sure.
But from what I gather there are many options.

It was all that was in the box.
Rubio
Sep 25, 2012, 06:25 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Magician
Thanks for the walk down memory lane! I remember that day flying scale at the '85 Nats, it was just us and the judges all alone in that great big field. It's good to see my old CG-4A again, it was a sweetheart to fly as it gracefully fell to the earth with an L/D of about 6!

Chris

Chris,

The part I remember the most about the Chicopee NATS was when you were driving Dodgson and I (Bob was in the back seat) back to the field after a rain break. You lost control of the car on the slick road way and we did a 360 down the off ramp and ended up heading in the right direction. I thought we were going to have to change Bob's undies. He really started stuttering after that ride.

Shawn

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Sep 25, 2012, 07:17 PM
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Econoaline,
The model is a Bob Smith " Sea Breeze" that featured profiles designed by Hi Johnson which is where the additional catalog originated. LJ
Sep 25, 2012, 07:36 PM
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Econoaline,
The model is a Bob Smith " Sea Breeze" that featured profiles designed by Hi Johnson which is where the additional catalog originated. LJ
Thank you Larry
Looks like I will a a vintage glider to go with my vintage van.

Thanks again Rubio
Sep 26, 2012, 12:14 PM
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Chris,

The part I remember the most about the Chicopee NATS was when you were driving Dodgson and I (Bob was in the back seat) back to the field after a rain break. You lost control of the car on the slick road way and we did a 360 down the off ramp and ended up heading in the right direction. I thought we were going to have to change Bob's undies. He really started stuttering after that ride.

Shawn
Hey Shawn, that was a wild ride in the Alpha Romeo. I remember Bob's comment after that, "good thing I was wearing brown pants", and he didn't even stutter when saying it! Good times!

Chris
Oct 02, 2012, 07:22 AM
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Annual Cumberland Soar for Fun (circa 1990's)


Maynard Hill and Don Clark

Oct 07, 2012, 05:34 PM
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Quest for Flight


Given this is the RC soaring history section I figured many on this thread would want to know about a forthcoming co-authored book of mine entitled Quest for Flight: John J. Montgomery and the Dawn of Aviation in the West. It is currently available for pre-sale on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Quest-Flight-J.../dp/0806142642

Montgomery was experimenting with gliders in the 1880s just south of San Diego. Given he built free flight models before manned gliders, he was also one of the first modelers interested in gliders. He ended up patenting a wing warping mechanism for his "aeroplane" in 1905 at the same time as the Wrights, and that same year his pilot Dan Maloney made the first high altitude flights by man, in a glider over Santa Clara, California.

I also have set up an author facebook page for this and my other glider history-related articles:
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I hope you'll enjoy the book!
Gary


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