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Feb 14, 2012, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Kite
Found an copy of Model Soaring April 1981 had a good write up on Competitive Thermal Hunting and What Makes a Good Club
This is what I was hoping for here. I did not know about this magazine!
Please share more things like this folks, it is our history to save or lose.

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Feb 14, 2012, 06:03 PM
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Model Soaring July 81

How to get a High Launch and for The Sagitta guys....Oh have we came a LONG WAY...
Feb 14, 2012, 06:20 PM
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FM March 1971

Lightley Loaded by Gene Fuller was a column I really liked. Gene had a style that gave information and tips in a way that you didn't really know what you had picked up until you went flying.
In my case it was 17 years later, make sure your battery is in good shape. Sorry you had to teach me that the hard way Carl, thankful Gene taught me.

Feb 14, 2012, 08:41 PM
The King Moonracer of balsa.
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Mr. Kite,

I enjoyed reading your competitive thermal hunting article. I enjoyed, even more, the ad on the last page. My current build, the Raven 3M, is from the very same people as in the ad. They are still making plans available some 31 years later.

Feb 15, 2012, 06:54 PM
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Scale Review and Evolution

FM Test the Svenson Schleicher K8B and MRC F-700 radio.

Sterlings 1-26D and the Dumas Evolution. Has anybody flown an Evolution in the glider form?
There is a 1-26D on feebay that is at $134.50 plus $18 shipping with 6 days to go!!! INFLATION!


Paul Denson shows of his Elfe S-3 fuselage made from balsa!

Feb 16, 2012, 07:32 AM
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I had an Evolution. Flew it with the short wings w/ a .10 in the nose.
Feb 16, 2012, 08:55 AM
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Look at the price on the Cirrus kit! Yikes
Feb 16, 2012, 10:18 AM
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Some more from the passed....
Feb 17, 2012, 04:35 AM
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1962 and 1970

Plans for an 84" Raydic by Frank Ziac in 1970, a giant 7 1/2 foot R/C Glider from Polk's Hobbies and the first part of 5 Giant Steps in modeling.
I'll scan and post the rest of 5 Giants steps if you guys want, I am only posting the part that relates to soaring today.

Feb 17, 2012, 04:43 AM
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Originally Posted by tkallev
Look at the price on the Cirrus kit! Yikes
Kinda like my first car, Model A Ford, I paid $75.00 and drove it for three years. Drove it from South Bend to Tower Hill dunes on Lake Michigan a minimum of 2 times a week during summer mating season. Never should have sold it.

I think I still have 2 or 3 Cirrus kits in the vault. N.F.S.

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Feb 17, 2012, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Dennis Everett
Herk , your name sounds so familiar , did you by any chance know Bob Champain , or my father Dick Everett .... Dennis
Hi Dennis, Bob was a very good friend - and I definitely knew your father.
Feb 17, 2012, 05:36 PM
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Model Builder February 1978

My slope experince has been tree line, after reading this article I do believe I need to get to a real slope!

Feb 17, 2012, 05:42 PM
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A couple of more for the Nostalgia folks. Hey, that would be me!!!


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