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Jan 06, 2013, 04:33 PM
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George, does the Peacemaker, Aeromodeller, 1958 plans service qualify?
It reminds me of the Flite Streak.
I don’t know if this one was ever kitted or not.
Attached is the article and plan.

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Jan 06, 2013, 07:11 PM
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I will join in this build with Wendy, designed by Brian Fry in Model aircraft 1954.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1803502
chris
Last edited by cswee; Jan 06, 2013 at 07:21 PM. Reason: added link
Jan 07, 2013, 02:53 AM
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George, does the Peacemaker, Aeromodeller, 1958 plans service qualify?
It reminds me of the Flite Streak.
I don’t know if this one was ever kitted or not.
Attached is the article and plan.

Rules
Model built from any plan which appeared in any “professional” UK published magazine. The model may be original size OR scaled up or down.
The model may be powered by the original method or by any alternative – e.g. rubber or IC power converted to electric, IC power converted to rubber etc.
The model may be flown as originally designed or converted to another flying method – e.g. F/F or C/L to radio, radio to F/F or C/L etc.
Yes John, the Peacemaker is fine. Although it has a family resemblance to the various sizes of kitted Flitestreaks, it was designed by George Aldrich conforming to the then UK normal combat model size (2.5 - 3.5 cc) specifically for publication in Aeromodeller. It may have been subsequently kitted but that doesn't affect it's eligibility. I look forward to seeing how you do it if you do take it on - another memory jogger as my brother-in-law and I built it in numbers when first published powered by various motors - AM35, Rivers Silver Arrow, Fox .19 etc., it was a great stunt/combat model

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I will join in this build with Wendy, designed by Brian Fry in Model aircraft 1954.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1803502
chris
Glad you are taking part cs, I have posted your entry and link. A friend of mine built a "Wendy" back in the day with single channel, escapement, radio and it was a very nice flier. Looking forward to seeing it again!
Jan 07, 2013, 01:17 PM
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Peacemaker


"Britplan" Build Off - 1st January 2013 to 30th June 2013

Yes, confirmed, the Peacemaker, Aeromodeller, 1958 plans service qualify.
It reminds me of the Flite Streak.

As George says, “… it has a family resemblance to the various sizes of kitted Flitestreaks, it was designed by George Aldrich conforming to the then UK normal combat model size (2.5 - 3.5 cc) specifically for publication in Aeromodeller. It may have been subsequently kitted but that doesn't affect it's eligibility. ”

Plans posted, #61
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...1796717&page=5

Bill and myself have talked about getting back into U/C. So what better way to make the jump. I expect a couple of sizes (.049 and .35), a rough build (practice flying) and a nice build. It’s been over forty years since I had a .35 U/C and about 20 years since I tried to get my kids into modeling with 049’s. Have we lost the touch, only time will tell.
Jan 08, 2013, 04:34 PM
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I'm still bashing on with the Contestor but after that I quite fancy a A frame pusher, how to find a magazine plan for one of those? I did find a stash of old Aeromodellers for 10p a pop but they run ( with gaps) from the late 60s to 80s so no use there.

ATB

Tom
Jan 08, 2013, 05:28 PM
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I think there were plans of an A frame in AM April 1941 & July 1949. There is some reference in AM Feb 1987 but I don't know if this includes any drawings.
Jan 08, 2013, 06:25 PM
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This is the one from July 1949 AM.

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Jan 09, 2013, 10:27 AM
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Tom,

This may be a more practical proposition. Jack Headley's R/C version of the 1915 Cook Riser. 47" span for two Cox .049s. Plan and construction article in June 1979 RCM.

Ray
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Jan 12, 2013, 05:37 PM
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Build thread started here : https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1807783
Jan 16, 2013, 07:36 AM
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Late Entry


Bit late starting but hey ho! I give you The Travelling Tadpole.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1810509

Cheers
Ian
Jan 16, 2013, 07:48 AM
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Bit late starting but hey ho! I give you The Travelling Tadpole.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1810509

Cheers
Ian
Glad to have you on board Ian, not late at all, after all there are still 5.1/2 months to go! We have 23 entries so far and I am hoping that a good few more will join in over the next month or two, 30 plus would be nice.

This is the second Tadpole, it will be interesting to compare the approaches of two builders doing the same basic design. I take it yours will be electric - are you planning on going for elevons or sticking with rudder?
Jan 16, 2013, 09:27 PM
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Is it too late to jump in? I'm thinking of a Wren. I may size it down, I want to stay "Park Flyer" size and weight for electric RC. It looks pretty light but I may change that wing structure to a series of small spars instead of sheeting on the leading edge.
Jan 17, 2013, 01:41 AM
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Not at all too late EC - anyone can enter right up to the last minute if they want, after all there are still 5.1/2 months to go. I've added you to the entry list, please let me know when you start your build log.
Jan 17, 2013, 06:55 AM
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I'm thinking of a Wren
Ah yes, the Wren. Always liked this cute little model and did consider it myself for the buildoff before choosing the Manx Monarch. Bob Woollett's designs are all appealing especially the Wren and it's big brother the Phoenix. Also like the shoulder wing Sprite and the Invicta glider.

For anyone interested here is the December 1948 Aeromodeller construction article for the Wren.

Ray
Jan 17, 2013, 03:44 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ian Dale
Bit late starting but hey ho! I give you The Travelling Tadpole.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1810509

Cheers
Ian
Just to keep you up to date Ian, the other Tadpole builder has had a change of heart and is now building a Hatfull "President" instead so you have the Tadpole all to yourself!


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