RC Mars (oz14577)


RC Mars (oz14577) by Ron Busch 1971 - plan thumbnail

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RC Mars. Radio control sport model. Twin tail layout. Wingspan 52 in, for .29 to .45 engines.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Quote: "Here is a really good one. This is the Joy Model Products RC Mars, the predecessor to the current vintage Balsa USA Excalibur. This kit was produced by Joy Model Products in the early 1970s and was the first iteration of what later became the BUSA Excalibur. It is a slightly different model than what is offered today with the Excalibur. Joy was originally purchased in 1968 by Ron Busch, the founder of Balsa USA. Ron was a lifelong modeler with a passion for Control Line.

The RC Mars was a nod to an earlier control line model called the Mars (oz1604) that was designed by Bob Palmer. Ron's RC version continued as the company transitioned to Balsa USA and was somewhat modified in the mid 1970s. With those changes it became the Excalibur that is still offered in the BUSA vintage kit line up today.

I acquired the very rare original Joy kit recently and wanted to share the original Joy plans that came in the kit."

Note pic 006 appears in a magazine dated March 1971.


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RC Mars (oz14577) by Ron Busch 1971 - model pic

  • (oz14577)
    RC Mars
    by Ron Busch
    from Joy Products
    52in span
    IC R/C LowWing Kit
    clean :)
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 25/04/2023
    Filesize: 586KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: SeanElliott
    Downloads: 532

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A good one, indeed. THX for sharing.
Hubert - 24/05/2023
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