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Aerbo. Free flight power model for .020 motors.
Originally from 1941. Phil Bernhardt's scaled down version of John Findra's 1941 Class A Nats winner the Aerbo, from Model Builder issue 05-73. Then again in MB 02-88.
Direct submission to Outerzone.
Quote: "Beginning in this issue with an .020 replica of the 'Aerbo', 1941 Nationals Class A winner, MODEL BUILDER will present an Old Timer model plan each month. Some models will be .020 replicas, and some will be full size (such as George Reich's 'Albatross', coming-in the next issue).
Full size plans will be available, however no building instruct-ions will be included. Phil Bernhardt, designer of .020 Aerbo replica with full size, Arden .199 powered version by his father, Otto.
OT Model of the Month: An .020 Replica of the AERBO.
The Aerbo was designed and developed over a three year period prior to winning the 1941 Nationals Class A event, Designed and flown by John Findra, Jr, the winning ship was built in the two days before the Nationals, and was test flown the morning of the event. It was powered with a 1940 Bantam .19, swinging a 9 inch Standard Ritz prop. Wingspan was 42 in."
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