Throwback (oz9156)


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Throwback. Sport free flight model for .020 power, by Larry Kruse.

Quote: "A 'Throwback' to Free-Flight. There is a bit of old time nostalgia in this peaceful bird to unfrazzle your nerves. Throwback, by Larry Kruse.

Looking backwards is fun. Remember when you built your first Joe Ott kit? Not the Aeronca that got caught in the lower branches of the elm in your back yard, but the Taylorcraft that honest-to-golly flew? Remember? You know, the one your kid brother dropped his roller skate on. Yeah, that's the one.

Then there was the whole Megow series and the Cleveland line - and finally, after many lawns mowed and a little help from the old man, your first gassie. A Quaker Flash (oz5516) wasn't it? With an Ohlsson up front? Remember how it seemed to float forever, as much on your imagination as on the air itself? Every short flight was a triumph, every minor crash a catastrophe - a bent airplane and a bent dream.

Time does funny things to those dreams. When it transforms them into memories, it shrinks them little by little, almost as if they weren't sanforized. The soft 'whuffling' sound of a Wakefield's prop biting air isn't as clear as it was. The remembered bark of an ignition is less distinct. The realistic take-off of a Free-Flight with real rubber wheels seems further away (or maybe you're losing your hearing and need bifocals).

Whatever the case, just as the memories are shrunken, so are the flying sites, the gas to get to them, and your enthusiasm for the chase. But the memories are still there - waiting to be aroused. The 'Throwback' was designed to appeal to those memories - its twin rudders, the fuselage shape, its shrunken size - even its name, hark back to earlier days of yore (or 'mine' if you prefer first person).

Anyway, before we both become inebriated on memories of the past or on hot broth and other stromg things, it's time to forage ahead and build this critter. It will provide a taste of bygone days when it gets in the air, and besides that, its a heck of a lot of fun to fly on calm, cool evenings.

Fuselage construction is a lot like a pleasant memory. Only the essential components are there to hold everything intact. You can begin by laying out two sides on a 1/16 x 4 sheet 36 inches long..."

Throwback, Flying Models, November 1974.

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Throwback (oz9156) by Larry Kruse 1974 - model pic

  • (oz9156)
    by Larry Kruse
    from Flying Models
    November 1974 
    28in span
    IC F/F Cabin
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 29/08/2017
    Filesize: 352KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Circlip, RFJ
    Downloads: 737

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