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Wish I had photos but back in the '80s our club (Gloucester Area Model Association) GAMA had a ball with Martha's as a club build!!!... Mine was modified to a T tail and shortened the nose 3/4" for a 4stroke .40... such a sweet flying...
BillV : Miss Martha : 21/04/2018
I have this magazine somewhere and built this model around 2000. Unfortunately the radio set I had was complete garbage and the plane augered in. It is in around 5 bits and would not take much to get flying again. I remember it as being...
JasonHorn : SE5 : 19/04/2018
I'm reading Scott Essman's biography of the friendship between Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda and they told a story about building a Martin bomber out of balsa wood. Not clear if it was a kit like this or something more solid, as they speak...
Frank : Martin B-10 : 19/04/2018
Bob Dively kitted Jack Sheeks' "Sea Vixen", renaming the design calling it the "Vixen". I took the best old Dively kit label photo I could find & cleaned it some [more pics 003].
JeffGreen_LasVegas : Sea Vixen : 17/04/2018
Recently built a Chatterbox with electric power and 3 Ch radio [more pics 007]. Flies quite well as long as you treat it like a 1950s free flighter! Resists any aerobatics. Would suggest adding an extra wing rib bay each side for a bit...
Tony : Chatterbox : 17/04/2018
Hi Steve and Mary. Find attached a few photos of my B.A. Troberg P-38s [more pics 003-005]. I am glad that you like old photos, as the B&W one was my first attempt in 1968 (London, U.K.), powered by 2 x 2.5cc Yin Yan (Silver Swallow)...
DannyMZ : Lockheed P-38 Lightning : 17/04/2018
The fiberglass fuselage is available from https://www.rcmissouri.com/ballistic-aircraft-co.html I purchased a fuselage from him a couple of years ago.
JimPurcha : Shrike : 17/04/2018
Mary : Pylon Polisher : 17/04/2018
I was very fortunate this past weekend [more pics 008].
TomComo : Pylon Polisher : 17/04/2018
CG location will be about 45% behind the leading edge. The stab has a lifting airfoil so that accounts for the rearward lift point. Suggest starting about 40% back to be safe and gradually move the CG rearward as you trim.
BillH : Perris Special : 16/04/2018
I've a feeling that the current designation of 'BAM' is down to the existence of 'British Airways' which would account for a redesignation as the latter also uses the 'BA' abbreviation. I thought perhaps at first it was to avoid confusion...
Daithi : BAM Swallow II : 16/04/2018
I added three pictures of my recently finished QB10L, that you are welcome to display on your website [more pics 003-005]. My modifications from the original plan are: (i) 2 separate servos for the ailerons instead of one central servo;...
HansMeijdam : QB 10L : 16/04/2018
20/04/2018 : PlanID=9546 : Shrike by Bob Violett from American Aircraft Modeler : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to JimPurcha.
20/04/2018 : PlanID=4065 : Sweet n Low Stik by Hal deBolt from Midwest : Added kit review from Flying Models May 1984, thanks to RFJ.
20/04/2018 : PlanID=6401 : Aero Sport 40 from Midwest : Added kit review from Flying Models August 1989, thanks to RFJ.
20/04/2018 : PlanID=4845 : Lil'T by Bob Hahn from Midwest : Added kit review from Radio Modeller May 1971, thanks to RFJ.
20/04/2018 : PlanID=5633 : Student by Cliff Goater from Keil Kraft : Added kit reviews from Radio Modeller February 1970 and RCM&E February 1970, thanks to RFJ.
20/04/2018 : PlanID=1549 : Fleetwing by Dave Platt from Keil Kraft : Added kit reviews from Radio Modeller October 1968 and RCM&E November 1968, thanks to RFJ.
20/04/2018 : PlanID=6586 : Big Impala by Phil Smith from Veron : Added kit review from RCM&E, August 1976, thanks to RFJ.
20/04/2018 : PlanID=1972 : Aeromaster Too by Lou Andrews from Aamco : Added kit review from RCM&E, May 1974, thanks to RFJ.
20/04/2018 : PlanID=5276 : Kadet by AL Ells from Kamco : Added kit review from Radio Modeller, February 1974, thanks to RFJ.
20/04/2018 : PlanID=3337 : Fokker D7 from Sterling : Added kit review from Radio Modeller, March 1969, thanks to RFJ.
20/04/2018 : PlanID=2385 : Stinson Reliant SR-8 from Sterling : Added kit review from Radio Modeller, September 1976, thanks to RFJ.
20/04/2018 : PlanID=5193 : Lancer from Sterling : Added kit review from Radio Modeller, February 1975, thanks to RFJ.
17/04/2018 : PlanID=9984 : Spitfire Mk22 by John Rutter from Radio Modeller : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
17/04/2018 : PlanID=9977 : Pretender by Dick Sarpolus from Flying Models : Added original article, thanks to RFJ.
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