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Nov 10, 2012, 03:47 AM
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Model Aviation Library


Goes back to July 1975

https://library.modelaviation.com/ma/


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Nov 10, 2012, 07:41 AM
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Nov 10, 2012, 02:10 PM
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Goes back to July 1975

https://library.modelaviation.com/ma/


Joe
The good old days when we had lots of real model magazines. Model Aviation, Model Bulder, Model Airplane News, Radio Control Modeler, Flying Models, and Sailplane. Only Flying Model still exist. The rest are either gone or have been slicked up and dumbed down with emphasis on color photos and little technical coverage or construction articles.
Nov 19, 2012, 05:19 PM
Balsa breaks better
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Ron Wagners Thunderbird


A bit of info about the Thunderbird.
My OFB Tiz had one that flew rather nicely.
I let go of a kit, one of those things that I will kick myself for whenever I think about it.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1771087


Joe
Dec 15, 2012, 09:17 PM
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Davey Systems Corporation


Hiya Joe (I've been waiting for 50 years to say that - ala Crazy Guggenheim).

Thanks for inviting me to post on this thread. For the reader who's not noticed, I'm logging the build of a Prophet 941 on the Thermal forum.

Here's the 1990 Davey Systems Corporation catalogue that was in the box - an 8-panel gate-fold pamphlet.
Dec 15, 2012, 09:32 PM
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I bought the kit on ebay couple of years ago from an old timer whose eyesight was on the wane. Original packing included what I presume was the local West Chester rag from June 1990. Also included were:
  • the building instructions - just first and last pages here - the latter listing kit contents
  • an AMA application form with a neat glossary of modelling terms on the reverse
  • a flyer for Bob Banks scale model research.
Just how the wing-loading figure in the catalogue was calculated - 6.5 oz./sq. ft. - is a mystery.
wing area: 941/144=6.5347
flying weight: 45 oz.
wing loading: 45/6.5347=6.8863 oz./sq. ft
Dec 15, 2012, 10:21 PM
Mmmm...balsa dust!
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Here's a classic I don't think I've seen mentioned thus far in this thread:


DSC_9295a by photocorgi, on Flickr

I sold many copies of Hughes' book in my hobby shop back in the '70s.

Doug
Dec 16, 2012, 12:09 AM
Old gasbag glider guy...
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Dave Hughes' Radio Control Soaring


It is a good book! Mine looks much worse for wear; the cover is wrinkled and weathered, and the spine is broken out on it but I still have it, and still refer to it occasionally.

I too sold many copies of this book, but in my Dad's hobby shop in Camarillo, Ca.

Stan

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Here's a classic I don't think I've seen mentioned thus far in this thread:


DSC_9295a by photocorgi, on Flickr

I sold many copies of Hughes' book in my hobby shop back in the '70s.

Doug
Dec 16, 2012, 12:31 AM
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I still have mine, it's kind of how I got hooked on Chris Foss design's.
Dec 16, 2012, 01:08 AM
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Hiya Joe (I've been waiting for 50 years to say that - ala Crazy Guggenheim).

Thanks for inviting me to post on this thread. For the reader who's not noticed, I'm logging the build of a Prophet 941 on the Thermal forum.

Here's the 1990 Davey Systems Corporation catalogue that was in the box - an 8-panel gate-fold pamphlet.
Let's hope it is not another 50 to say it again!

Thank You for the posting. It is another fine contribution along the lines that I evisioned when I started this thread.

Stan: I bet my copy of Dave's book looks amazing simular to yous.

Have a good a safe Holiday season one and all.

Joe
Dec 16, 2012, 06:43 AM
Dragons, WindMills, all Same
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Nice. I have this book too, plus a bonus, an ancient kit of the Emira pictured on the front cover I snagged this year with a few parts and canopy a missing.
Should qualify for NOS.
However, I really doubt the stock spar system will handle modern winch w/ 300lb line regardless of how many super light taps.

Jared
Dec 16, 2012, 11:03 PM
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Does anyone have an ad for the Dodgeson designs
Anthem? Looking for some spark to rebuild mine for the next season.
Dec 18, 2012, 09:56 AM
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Anthem Motivation


I forgot what a balanced look this plane has. I am digging out the parts this weekend.....if it snows.
Thanks for the reply.
Jan 05, 2013, 07:02 AM
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Thanks to Joe for offering up a couple of kits. Buzz Waltz El Primero 78 and 100 gliders, along with the big Birdy


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