Hi Ho (oz5548)
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Hi Ho. Free flight rubber model.
Here is Ed Lidgard's Hi Ho from Model Builder magazine issue 01-82. Redrawn by Al Patterson for MB, this design was first published in Air Trails Feb 1941.
Quote: "OLD TIMER Model of the Month. Hi-Ho. Designed by Ed Lidgard. Drawn by Al Patterson. Text by Bill Northrop.
'Hi-Ho Everybody' - This was the familiar greeting used by Rudy Vallee, a famous singing entertainer/actor who has survived through many generations. We're sure Ed Lidgard can still remember him singing 'My Time is Your Time' but we're not sure if the name of Ed's combination Wakefield/Stick model came from that greeting.
The conversion from stick to Wakefield was simply accomplished by installing a cabin/pylon unit on top of the fuselage and plopping the wing on top (hmmm, wonder, if it was supposed co be 'Hi-Lo'). To quote Ed from his construction artide in the February 1941 issue of Air Trails, the reasons for the combo job went this way:
For some time I had been toying with the idea of a rubber model with a high wing a la Zipper. Then the idea of making my stick model into a conversion began to have possibilities. Two hours later the pod was ready for covering and the landing gear installed. When finally covered and doped the model struck me as looking silly but it really isn't! For itss length, strength and large cross section, the stick and pod are remarkably light. Total skin area is less, consequently there are less drag and less weight through smaller area of covered and doped surface..."
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