Friday, March 27, 2009

(about the movie) The Long Flight




I found this interesting description of the film at the R/C Group Freeflight forum.

Monday, March 23, 2009

The Long Flight

















And the design by Chesterton that would reclaim the Wakefield Cup for the British after the War

Latest from Larry Davidson

Civy Boy 66 for Nos Gas. O.S. .29 MAX III from Gene Wallock's plans



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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Rassitoodus

Built to exploit the 14cc allotment for glow in A Texaco, this canard by Eut Tileston is powered by a Cox .010. The required 10 ounce per square foot wing loading was a real handicap in the glide (assuming it needed to to max)

Ted Patrolia's Cobra





Click here for a glimpse of the plans


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Don Broggini's Stardust Special

Slovakian Stardust on right.  http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=229911367111941&set=o.154430811293982&type=1&theater





Rob Taylor's 1/2A long-wing version climbs into the Australian sky

An example built by Mal Fields




Bob Holman with 900 sq " Stardust-Special for C-glow


http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=362222



Tuesday, March 17, 2009

1940 Albatross by George A. Reich




A Story of Way Back When and Now
This story started way back when in the year of 1940. Gil Morris at the age of fifteen years old entered a model airplane contest in Cleveland, Ohio. Gil entered Class A Gas and won first place. Gil flew two models of his own design; both of which flew out of sight and were lost. Gil's flight times entitled him to first place. Gil had a choice of a bicycle or a cash prize. He chose the cash prize so he could buy engines for the ones he lost that day. Another young man, George Reich, at the age of twenty years old also entered that contest. George entered Class C Gas and won first place. George flew a model of his own design called the Albatross. George chose the bicycle for his prize, which was later stolen from his home. Gil remembered how beautiful the Albatross flew and so did the news photographer. The first place contestants were gather together behind George Reich and his Albatross for a photo. Gil had the newspaper article in his scrape book and a copy is attached.
Gil Morris always wanted to build the George Reich Albatross and so he did, sixty seven years later! Gil flew the Albatross for George on September 4, 2007 at the Shelby Airport in Ohio. Sorry, the only photo of the Albatross in flight by your author captured the Monarch butterfly in flight. That little red dot above the butterfly is the Albatross. The Albatross climbed out briskly under half power and went in to a beautiful glide. The Albatross DT into a corn field and was quickly retrieved, George Reich was thrilled by the flight as were all the on lookers. Gil Morris was thrilled to have photos taken with George and the Albatross.
Gil powered the Albatross with an O&R large front rotor and large exhaust engine swinging a Top Flight 14- 6 prop. The engine was mounted inverted as was the Dennymite engine George used in his Albatross back in 1938. The inverted O&R would not run properly inverted. Gil had to rotate the intake so it was sixty degrees above the horizontal, as you can see from the photos, and install a crankshaft with the proper timing. Gene Bowers an old time free flight flyer and a very good friend of Gil had the crankshaft. What are friends for anyways. Also from the photos you can see the gas tank Gil made to fit around the crankcase to keep the weight up front; pretty neat. Gil built a duct to exhaust the hot air from the cooling fins of the engine out the bottom of the fuselage. The wing was built in two pieces for easier transportation. Gil is going to fly the Albatross at the 2007 SAM Champs in Las Vegas.
It was a great day for all that attended Gil's flight of his Albatross, everybody had a smile on their face.
What is George Reich doing now a days? Well as you can see from the photos, George just completed a Gollywock and is getting ready for a checkout flight.
Your Author and Snap Shot Photographer,
Bucky Walter




Original color scheme (according to my conversation with George)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009