Monday, November 30, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Photos from Lakehurst, NJ SAM Champs. 1974
Chet Lanzo (left), Joe Beshar & Fox (center), Danny Sheelds with John Pond (right)
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I finally finished the deBolt Sonic Cruiser.
DeBolt had a novel way to turn the tail wheel less than the rudder. Back in 1961 the control system used reeds or escapements to move things. The photos show debolts system for the tail wheel and the rudder. pretty neat.
The model weighed in on the scale my mother used to weigh me over three quarter of a century ago; the model weighs five pounds three ounces. I worked for NACA and NASA for over one quarter of a century and I can vouch for the accuracy of the scale and it is close enough for Space Craft.
The fancy S or Z was taken off the plans of the Sonic Cruiser.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Welcome to my laboratory...
I was surprised to notice that many of the 2000 Pensacola SAM Champs photos had been taken by me.
Streamlined Cyclone for Tex-AH-coConstruction of Cyclone here
Placing a call to Col. Mario Perrone and Silvano
For dinner, we were invited to the house of Paolo Montessi, another fine Italian modeler who lives near the famous white Pyramid in Rome. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see his shop which is at another location, but he did show off some of his fascist era tube radios.