Flying Stick (oz9002)


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Flying Stick. Electric powered RC-assist version of the classic FF design. Intended for SAM Electric Old Timer.

Quote: "It all started in 1937 when Carl Schmaedig, then living and flying in New York, was asked to come up with a simple-to-construct free flight design for publication in Model Craftsman magazine. The resulting set of published plans became known as the Schmaedig Flying Stick (oz8789). In a recent phone conversation with Carl Schmaedig, who now lives in Daytona Beach, Florida, I learned, quite surprisingly, that he never actually built a Stick back in those days. He simply designed and released the plans for publication. Equally surprising was the revelation that the stick design basically evolved from the popular Frank Zaic Miss America (oz5645) design of that time frame.

Carl is certainly pleased with the fact that some 50 years later his design has proved to be such a popular flyer and winner in various SAM Competitions. In fact, I just sent him a set of plans for this electric version, because after all these years, Carl is going to build his own Flying Stick. I can't wait for a photograph! I might add that Carl Schmaedig is an active member of the new Vintage R/C Society, that was formed last year by former AMA Executive Director, John Worth. Carl writes a regular column in the VB/CS newsletter.

A few years back, popular West Coast modeler, SAM western division VP and current SAM Speaks newsletter Editor, Bob Angel, built a Schmaedig Flying Stick exactly according tn the 1937 plans, with an 84-inch span and 984 square inches of area. If you follow the various West Coast SAM chapter newsletters, you must be familiar with the fact that Bob Angel has been literally cleaning up with his Stick..."

Flying Stick, Flying Models, January 1992.

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Flying Stick (oz9002) by Bob Aberle 1992 - model pic

  • (oz9002)
    Flying Stick
    by Bob Aberle
    from Flying Models
    January 1992 
    67in span
    Electric R/C
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 24/07/2017
    Filesize: 530KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Circlip, RFJ
    Downloads: 983

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An A-Texaco reduced Schmaedig Flying Stick. Built from this plan by John Sullivan of Grumman. Power: O.S. .10 with Davis Diesel head.
Tom - 29/07/2022
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