Leapin Lena (oz9114)
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Leapin' Lena. Radio control sport model.
Quote: "This model was kitted by Model Tech Specialities, Ridgefield, CT in 1953. The model was single channel, escapement and by what was later known as 'Galloping Ghost'. The model was trimmed at the forward balance point and a 9x4 prop was used when flying the precision pattern and 1in farter aft and a 9x6 prop for stunt. The K&B .19 is shown for nostalgia, but a .25 is suggested for modern flying. Built lighter, it would make a nice 05 electric with a geared drive."
Hello Steve, Attached are the plans and a picture of the Leapin' Lena. Designed in 1953 by Fred Lehmberg, 56'' span. Kitted by Lehmberg Enterprises in the late 80's. Regards, Jim
The AMA biography file for Alfred Lehmberg (thanks Pit) at https://www.modelaircraft.org/files/LehmbergAlfred.pdf mentions that the Leapin Lena design was also kitted by Model Tech Specialties. Quote: "In the 1950s, Fred with Charlie Underhill and Ed Steffenhagen produced Radio Controlled (RC) model airplane kits in Ridgefield, Conn. The company, Model Tech Specialties, produced three RC designs. These were Leapin' Lena, a Fokker D-8, and the first advertised pylon racer, Firebird. Air Trails and Model Airplane News advertised these kits..."
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MikeB - 06/09/2017
Sorry to hear of your difficulty printing, Mike. I've just downloaded & printed this plan without any issues, so I'm not sure what's causing the problem at your end. Is anyone else out there having similar difficulties?
Mary - 06/09/2017
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