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Hello Mary, Steve, I've found an interesting note from the designer in RCM&E october 1997, a year later. It reads, on page 58: "...he has just built one of my 384E designs and was puzzled by the erroneously marked C of G on that...
Hans J van Tol : 384E : 19/01/2021
Hi Steve and Mary, here are acouple of pictures of my old Graupner Weihe 50 [main pic, 009]. Best regards,
tiptipflyer : Weihe 50 : 19/01/2021
Hi Steve and Mary, here are two pics of my newly restorated ACE R/C GLH II [main pic, 003]. The power supply is a GoldenBee dummy with brushless motor in front. Best regards,
tiptipflyer : GLH II : 19/01/2021
Hi Steve and Mary, here are two pictures from my Graupner Amigo [main pic, 007] showing the dethermalizer. Works really great. I am flying it with rudder only reeds radio plus dethermalizer. Best regards,
tiptipflyer : Amigo I : 19/01/2021
Doh. Have set the designer now as Russ Hansen, thanks to Lincoln.
SteveWMD : T-Bird : 19/01/2021
Try googling rcgroups abc robin. That finds https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2694337
SteveWMD : ABC Robin : 19/01/2021
Got it, 1956 thanks to Pit.
SteveWMD : T-Bird : 19/01/2021
Is there a build thread based of this plan set I have been looking and looking but have not found anything. Such a cool plane wish it had more documention.
Tjanuary : ABC Robin : 19/01/2021
Can anyone put a date to this kit? It's kind of hard to google Tbird Midwest, I'm finding :)
SteveWMD : T-Bird : 19/01/2021
Thank you for the clarification regarding the tail planes.
Tom Myers : A1 : 19/01/2021
Thank you Pit, the 'Notes' are great!
Andreas : Dandrieux Butterfly : 18/01/2021
To Dave... You spoke for most all of us. I'm beginning to worry about my floor joists... paper is heavy! Hang in there Buddy, maybe they'll have a run of DUDS one of these days. (But I hope not!)
Ole Bill : Cloudbuster : 18/01/2021
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19/01/2021 : PlanID=1302 : Royal Coachman by Don Dewey from RCMplans : Added review from MAN March 1968, thanks to RFJ.
19/01/2021 : PlanID=3704 : Stearman PT-17 from Sterling : Added review from MAN, June 1968, thanks to RFJ.
19/01/2021 : PlanID=1684 : Yankee Klipper by Paul Palanek from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
16/01/2021 : PlanID=12308 : Dandrieux Butterfly by Walt Mooney from Model Builder : Added a supplement 'notes' file, thanks to Pit. This has some drawings, and text re the original 1897 design.
15/01/2021 : PlanID=1162 : Albatros CIII by John Watters from August : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
15/01/2021 : PlanID=5249 : Ultra Mk IV by Mike Charles from Model Builder : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, also added article, thanks to MB2020.
15/01/2021 : PlanID=203 : Thermaleer by Daniel Veronica from Model Builder : Replaced this plan with a much clearer copy, also added article, thanks to MB2020.
14/01/2021 : PlanID=2424 : Falcon 56 by Carl Goldberg from Carl Goldberg : Added kit review from MAN, December 1967, thanks to RFJ.
14/01/2021 : PlanID=10134 : Gazariator from Sterling : Added kit review from MAN, June 1975, thanks to RFJ.
14/01/2021 : PlanID=4211 : Jonny by Wilfried Klinger from Wik Modelle : Added kit instructions translated into English, thanks to ChrisPinn.
12/01/2021 : PlanID=4211 : Jonny by Wilfried Klinger from Wik Modelle : Added kit instructions (in German) includes full materials list and 2 pages of build pics, thanks to WalterStoehr.
11/01/2021 : PlanID=760 : Bebe Jodel by Phil Smith from Veron : Added transcript of kit instructions, thanks to Eflyer7.
11/01/2021 : PlanID=12735 : Foxy by George Aldrich from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
11/01/2021 : PlanID=4097 : Birdie Ten by Bob McVickar from Global : Added kit review from Radio Modeller, April 1993, thanks to RFJ.
Latest Plans text listingT-Bird - Russ Hansen - 39in IC F/F
Streamliner - Bill Dean - 32in Rubber F/F
Vosa - Radoslav Cizek - 42in Glider F/F
Cloudbuster - Jim Zare - 32in Electric R/C
Spartak II - R Cerny - 62in Glider F/F
Cloudbuster - 21in Rubber F/F
A1 - Jean Robin - 56in Glider F/F
Huayra - E Colombo IC R/C
Trainer 40 - Joe Bridi - 59in IC R/C
Sohaj II - Y Prochazka - 43in Glider F/F
Hurricane 69 - Arle Armstrong - 69in IC F/F
Tulak - Stanicek Zdenko - 59in Glider F/F
Albatros DV - Neal Green - 13in Scale Rubber...
Drop Me A Line - Jerry Brofman - 30in Glider...
JR01 - Jean Robin - 31in Glider F/F
RC-1 - Alfredo Hebon - 63in IC R/C
Whynott - Pat Tritle - 26in Rubber F/F
Foxy - George Aldrich - 36in IC C/L
Kittihawk - MR Knight - 30in Rubber F/F
Nakajima Ki-44 - Pres Bruning - 13in Scale...
Sweety - Bruce Gray - 54in Electric R/C
Ace Dart - Bernie Shulman - 32in IC R/C
Kane - CHloupek - 60in Glider F/F
Thermale 3m - Peter Rausch - 124in Glider R/C
New Englander - George Murphy - 41in IC F/F
C-130E Hercules - Keith Sparks - 61in Scale...
Saturn - Jiri Michalovic - 80in Glider R/C
Tyro A2 - William H Langenberg - 74in Glider...
Kwik Stick II and IV - George Chabot - 50in IC...
Fox - 40in IC F/F
4-60 Bipe - Doc Mathews - 60in IC R/C
Robin HR100 Tiara - Walt Mooney - 13in Scale...
Hi-Tailit - 17in IC C/L
Groovy Tuna - Jon Davis - 53in Rubber F/F
Cox Fun Model - Mauricio Bertello - 26in IC R/C
PZL M-18 Dromader - Jan Moravec - 46in Scale...
Thermal Delta Dart - Frank Ehling - 24in Rubber...
Dioxide Darling - Frank Ehling - 15in CO2 F/F
Triton - Jim Kirkland - 62in IC R/C
Super Stofer - Jose Tellez - 33in IC F/F
Sorta Korda - Bill Baker - 16in Rubber F/F
Parlor Midget - HA Thomas - 10in Rubber F/F
Repulogepgyar Levente II - Pete Theobald - 26in...
Widow Maker - Owen Cameron - 36in IC C/L
Tangney Class C - James Tangney - 25in Glider...
Sopwith Pup - Neal Green - 13in Scale Rubber...
Heath Parasol - Frank Ehling - 34in Scale IC...
Catamount - Dick Everett - 43in Rubber F/F
Zip A Do Too - Vic Nippert - 16in Glider F/F
Interstate L-6 Liaison - Mike Nassise - 21in...
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