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Toughie. Free flight gas model.
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Update 18/05/2021: Added ribs drawing, thanks to JeffGreen. This is speculative, drawn as a best guess (see comments re ribs issue). It gives us something to work with for now. 200 dpi file.
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User commentsAdded pic of oz6037, Toughie, from Model Builder, September 1984, thanks to RFJ.
SteveWMD - 24/03/2020
The photo of Toughie in Sept ‘84 Model Builder appears in the Plug Sparks column on page 22. On page 91, there are five paragraphs of text written about Toughie in this Plug Sparks column. From this column, this quote on Toughie: “This beautiful design has been authenticated as an Old Timer as three photos of this model appeared in the August 1941 issue of Air Trails.” Thus, Gray’s Toughie is in the SAM approval list. Note: in the SAM approval list, there appears to be an error in the listing of the publication date of Gray’s Toughie. SAM has it listed as “7/38”. There are two models named Toughie in the SAM approval list.
AaronKV - 30/04/2021
Having printed this one out all the ribs, apart from rib 1 are too long/large by quite a margin (some 25mm for rib 14 for example). It may be easier to find an approximate match and print out ribs separately.
MHodgson - 14/05/2021
You're right, there is something very strange going on with the ribs drawn on this one. Far too long, mostly. Does anyone out there have a scan of the original pages from Mechanix Illustrated?
SteveWMD - 15/05/2021
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