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Sep 18, 2005, 10:44 PM
David Cairns
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2005 PSS Fest covered in Model Airplane News


The November issue of Model Airplane News has an article on the 2005 PSS Fest. I guess it is not on the news stands yet, but a friend who subscribes got his November issue yesterday, and there is an article on the 2005 PSS Fest by Dave Garwood. It is great to see the PSS Fest getting some national exposure. I am going to have to get me a few copies, as there are a few pics of my B-52 in there.

As a kid, I used to subscribe to Model Airplane News and dreamed about building cool planes like they had in the magazine... now I have one of my planes in the magazine
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Sep 18, 2005, 11:09 PM
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Congrats...

Its a bit of a thrill to see yourself and or your planes in a mag....

I have been in a few times but always a group shot..

Has the Buff been out again recently??
Sep 18, 2005, 11:34 PM
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NICE i will have to buy that one
Sep 19, 2005, 01:41 PM
David Cairns
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Brian Laird's ME-262 was featrued too, as well as some others I can't recall off the top of my head.
Sep 19, 2005, 01:45 PM
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They had an article the year before last, too, I believe... I think that Dave Garwood makes it a point to be there and write about it...

T
Sep 19, 2005, 01:48 PM
Vitruvian JART
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Garwheel is a great supporter of the PSS Fest, a big Fermin fan, and a very fun guy to hang around and talk toy airplanes with. When you see him next year at the PSS Fest be sure to go up and tell him your latest joke - DG loves a good joke.
Sep 19, 2005, 02:44 PM
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Duh!


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Originally Posted by dcairns
...I am going to have to get me a few copies, as there are a few pics of my B-52 in there...
What did you expect, Mr. Cairns? Your plane was maybe three times the size of the next biggest plane there, it's incredibly beautiful, and the flying sequence was sort of "other-worldy" (so realistic). I lied - I've never heard of a real B-52 performing aileron rolls. I was delighted to get your plane on video (not digital, sorry).

Now it would have been really amazing if he would have put my little DAW Ki-61 in the magazine - hahaha

Happy Flying ;-)

John
Sep 19, 2005, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by webguyjv
What did you expect, Mr. Cairns? Your plane was maybe three times the size of the next biggest plane there, it's incredibly beautiful, and the flying sequence was sort of "other-worldy" (so realistic). I lied - I've never heard of a real B-52 performing aileron rolls. I was delighted to get your plane on video (not digital, sorry).

Now it would have been really amazing if he would have put my little DAW Ki-61 in the magazine - hahaha

Happy Flying ;-)

John

Eh, John- Did you miss that BIG ME-109 that Joe Cormier brought and flew??
It also was sizable, though not the same catagory of complexity of the B-52 of David's.
Just a reminder.

T
Sep 19, 2005, 05:47 PM
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Size Doesn't Matter


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...Eh, John- Did you miss that BIG ME-109 that Joe Cormier brought and flew?? Just a reminder...
Yessir. Since I didn't bring my tape measure, my (senile) memory tagged that particular plane (the Me-109 with the large yellow accents -- he flew it right after the B-52 flew) as being 1/3 the size of the B-52 in question. I remember being so impressed with the size thing cuz I followed the B-52 down the path, as the two guys carried it, and I remember moving off the path as the Me-109 was being carried down. For some reason, I thought the B52 was like 3 times the size of the Me-109.

By the sound of your post, I was way off in that estimation. No matter -- I blame senility. Probably some other reason for my ineptitude, but this is the excuse du jour

Happy Flying ;-)

John
Sep 19, 2005, 06:03 PM
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If I'm not mistaken, the B-52 is somewhere between 10 and 12' wingspan (although swept), and around 30+ pounds. I believe the 109 was 96"-100", and like 27-28 pounds, but, hey, I could be losing my marbles too (I have HOW MANY sailplanes back there?!?!?!!).
No "biggie", both were impressive (pun intended!)....

T
Sep 19, 2005, 06:16 PM
Vitruvian JART
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This pic should give some idea of the scale of Joe Cormier's ME-109. Target is about right on size, although I couldn't find the thread that has all that info in it.

Ah, here it is: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=349432

It's 28% so I guess you all can do the math. 28 lbs. auw.
Last edited by Reed; Sep 20, 2005 at 09:54 PM.
Sep 20, 2005, 01:07 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by target
They had an article the year before last, too, I believe... I think that Dave Garwood makes it a point to be there and write about it...

T
that was last year cuz when i read it i decided to attend the next one!! i was a blast and i'm coming back!
oh dave,there's a couple shots of your giant B-52. so cool! i'll bet that it feels pretty cool to see it in there. i saw my name on the awards list and made me grin! can't wait to show my mom!!!

i was surprised that there wasn't a pic of that giant ME 109.i thought for sure it'd be in there. sorry i can't remember the builder!
marty

oops,there it is right above. what a horses.....
Sep 20, 2005, 01:37 AM
Free as a bird now.
If there's a list of award winners, I should be on it. I guess I'm gonna have to buy that magazine!

Garwheel mentioned my name in the Fermin article for MA too, so
that should be two magazines in a month for me.
I'm practicaly famous!
Sep 20, 2005, 09:45 PM
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i can't believe your not a subscriber brian! it is a great read usually.
also you had better get a couple copies cuz there is a great shot of your rtf mustang in there!! i'm so jealous,you get all the neat stuff.
marty
Sep 21, 2005, 12:12 AM
Free as a bird now.
I used to read all of the R/C magazines every month, but now I only pick one up occasionaly. I get way more good slope content right here everyday.

The mags are usualy a week or so late arriving here, but I'll be keeping an eye out for this one.


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