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Aug 22, 2008, 04:44 AM
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Joe Raspante's "Snow White"


I have access to this plan but would like to see exactly what the finished model looks like before deciding if I really want to embark on what looks like a long-term build (for me at least)

I've Googled-around but no pix have turned-up - can someone please point me in the right direction

Tony
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Aug 22, 2008, 11:03 AM
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Snow White


Try this link. Not much there but it may help.

http://www.boundy39.com/cgi-bin/sam.....txt&line=1510
Aug 22, 2008, 11:42 AM
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Thanks for this. As you said: Not much there!

So-far all I've got is the attached pic - and it's really poor too. Surely someone has a good picture of this model?

Tony
Aug 22, 2008, 01:05 PM
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I browse my old magazines too much, and forget where I read things... There was an interview with Raspante some years ago, and IIRC the aircraft still exists. Whether it was presented to the AMA Museum (where it rightfully belongs) or not, I can't recall. I'll see what I can find...
Aug 22, 2008, 01:26 PM
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Hey, thanks for this. I appreciate it!

Tony
Aug 22, 2008, 03:29 PM
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Here's an ad from Model Builder June 1982. From this the original was 90" span. I do remember the plane from old articles. It was a beauty. Too bad trhis little picture's not better.

Jim
Aug 22, 2008, 07:27 PM
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Thanks Jim - this is good!
Tony
Aug 25, 2008, 01:58 PM
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Does anyone have an even better pic?

Tony
Aug 29, 2008, 01:07 PM
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Snow White


Hey, you need to get in touch with Norm Rosenstock, who is among other things a historian for the AMA. If I understand correctly, some years ago Norm had the privelege of disecting the original Joe Raspante Snow White in order to produce accurate plans. Check that out.

Bob Benjamin
Aug 29, 2008, 06:50 PM
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Thanks Bob - will do

Tony
Aug 30, 2008, 12:16 AM
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AMA's got the plans listed, AMA#25137 Pond#45D7..they aren't cheap, though, around 57 dollars plus postage..it's a big thing at 96 inches. However, directly below the listing for the original plan is another Snow White, which is listed as a "reduced old timer" plan, for 2 dollars..it's numbers are AMA#35034 and Pond#RD458. Klarich Custom Kits lists a short kit for about 115.00 or so...

shoulda read the post before i shot off my mouth, you HAVE the plans already...
Aug 30, 2008, 02:00 AM
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There is an article in Model Builder August 1982, entitled The Real Snow White!. It also has plans for it 8 foot span; the plan No. 882 (not sure why that does not match the Pond plan above, as Pond was the publisher of Model Builder) was drawn by dissembling the original model and tracing the parts. This was done by Al Holmes. The article is very interesting in and discuss the 3/4 version Snow White 20. There are a couple of pics, but atlas my scanner is not here.
Aug 30, 2008, 03:26 AM
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Sweet looking model.
Aug 30, 2008, 04:06 AM
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As a kid, it was kinda hard getting any rc magazines where I live at that time. I think this was actually my first RC magazine back then. I swear I could have memorized every page & every model ad it had, plus all the articles. If i still remember it right, it had the 1/4 scale Great Lakes red bipe on the cover, scrathbuilt!
Browsing thru that Model Builder magazine & seeing Joe Raspante's Snow White, man those we're special times. Wonder if i still have that mag(*I don't ). As I recall there was also a clarification as to who designed Snow White. I specially cannot forget how Joe himself(i think ) explained how he got the wing templates to taper. Genius!

Snow White is a special model.
Aug 30, 2008, 08:23 AM
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Thanks guys - great to get all your in-put on this one. I really like the looks of this model, but I'd dearly like to see a "really good" picture of it before making the final decision on building it, as it looks like a mammoth building job to me (I think I'd need several winters in a row to get it built!). The two pix in this thread really don't show the model properly - does anyone know where I can see a good pic?

Tony


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