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Sep 13, 2019, 06:55 PM
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R/C Soaring "Lifer."
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ORIGINAL Dave Thornburg Bird of Time - one of the first dozen!


I have had this airplane since I built it with my dad as a teenager in 1979 - it was one of the original 12 kits Thornburg made with beautifully hand-selected wood.

This airplane was originally built to according to his plans with only rudder and elevator but in about 1989 when I started flying contests again I added flaps to it to improve launching and landing performance. I had intended to remove them at some point in the last decade and return it to its 2-channel roots, but something else was always a higher priority.

Nowadays I am lucky to have a quiver of high performance models that are a joy to fly, and with limited time to build/fly Iíve decided to ďbless this and let it go.Ē Specifically to a BOT and woody aficionado so she might see more time in the air instead of gathering dust in my shop!!

The fuselage has a K&B SuperPoxy paint job with a clear coat over the stripes which was color-sanded smooth. There are some blemishes and a repair that tells a good story of my experimentation with a carbon wing rod in the early 80ís.

One major bonus I am including with this is the full size plans (which were cut into a couple long narrow pieces for building) and the instruction booklet Dave wrote - he is a hilarious writer and has some sage soaring advice woven into it that is still just as relevant 40 years later!

I can ship it but LPU is always preferred if possible. If you are interested, please reply on the thread if you PM. Call or text me 760-822-2345
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Sep 13, 2019, 07:04 PM
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WOW absolutely superb !
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Sep 13, 2019, 07:39 PM
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Wow Steve, I am drooling!
Sep 13, 2019, 08:04 PM
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R/C Soaring "Lifer."
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Wow Steve, I am drooling!
Hey Dan-O!! Hope you are well my friend. I admit, when I put her together for photos and cleaned the dust off I was like, "daaaang!!" She still shines real nice. Hope to find a BOT fan.
Sep 13, 2019, 08:10 PM
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I PMed you on the Aquila and this one!
Sep 13, 2019, 08:23 PM
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R/C Soaring "Lifer."
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Sep 13, 2019, 11:49 PM
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Steve,

What a time capsule, just beautiful! And may I say that you maintain a beautiful shop space as well?

All the best!

Geppetto
Sep 14, 2019, 04:43 AM
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Cool as all get out. Beautiful color scheme!

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Sep 14, 2019, 11:02 AM
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R/C Soaring "Lifer."
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Steve,

What a time capsule, just beautiful! And may I say that you maintain a beautiful shop space as well?

All the best!

Geppetto
Thank you, Geppetto!!


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