Madman (oz10708)

 

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Madman. Control line stunt model. Wingspan 49in, wing area 429 sq in, for Orwick .64 engine.

Designed by JC Yates. Plan drawn by Howard Johnson.

Note photo of completed Madman model was found online at https://www.vintagefindz.com/sold-items-vintage-items-antiques/j-c-madman-yates-control-line-stunt-plane-40s

There is an interesting snippet in the AMA JC Yates bio at https://www.modelaircraft.org/sites/default/files/YatesJC.pdf which is an extract from the Charles Mackey book 'Pioneers of Control Line Flying', published 1995, as follows:

"JC lives in Hemet, California. He has a large workshop next to his house that is full of Radio Controlled airplanes. He does not fly competition, but still designs, builds and flies model airplanes. Two points that should be raised: one, JC has no memory of charging his airplane dry cell batteries and thinks it is a foolish idea and two, the 'Madman' plans drawn by Hi Johnson do not show 1/4-square-inch wing spars and show more dihedral than the 1947 National airplane."

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Madman (oz10708) by JC Yates from Burbank 1948 - model pic

Datafile:
  • (oz10708)
    Madman
    by JC Yates
    from Burbank
    1948 
    49in span
    IC C/L LowWing
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 02/12/2018
    Filesize: 631KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: JJ

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Dear Mary and Steve, I hope everything is going well for you. I found this advertisement [pic 004] for the Burbank Manufacturing, JohnsonBilt , “MADMAN” by J.C. Yates. This was found in the May 1948 Air Trails Pictorial Page 96. My father James K Jolly worked for Mr Howard Johnson in 1953 when he moved his manufacturing from Burbank to Fullerton California. The Company also had a name change to “Ken Hi Products”. As Ever,
Larry Jolly - 15/02/2021
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