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« on: January 30, 2010, 12:40:19 AM »

Here is a photo of Big Jim's Patter Master Merco 60
Big Jim's foam wing,stab ,elevators. 68.5oz
El Jay (large Jim) Will take photo his model is in basement)
The Bj's comes on line this year designer on the late 70's built by windy 1980's
Big Jim has four Pattern Masters,two El Jays(large Jim)40/46 , SJ35(Small Jim),Bj ST60(big Jim),modifies Sig Banshee(great flying plane) and some others that I'm documenting.
1) Big Jim's pattern Master
2)Windy's killer B(BJ)
3) The 900 and Black Sunday
4) Windy's  Relentless
5) Big Jim's  Pattern Master K&B 40 1973


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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2010, 07:12:41 AM »

Look at the size of those flaps  on Windy's plane in the 3rd picture  Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2010, 09:12:33 AM »

Matt these models are Big Jim's BJ's when wyndy returned to Nat's competition he built a Sweeper rather large model and Came in 21st place that year he was introduced to Big Jim and Jim gave him this design to use. Jim cut and sheeted the wing and tails Windy then made the top five 8 years in a row, the first five were with the BJ design and the following three with the PatternMaster. Windy being a great builder and designer of FLYING ART created his own look for these models.
The second plane in the photo is the LEGENDARY BJ 900  76"span(legendary to a group of us in the north east) Yes the model had 900 square inches of wing area. This model was used to beat the unbeatable Jimmy Cassale at several local contest.

Now whats behind the large flaps Big Jim's thinking was to use very large flaps with reduced movement to create a great amount of lift and reduce drag. Matt these models could turn like no other. The design series goes from a 35 to 60 size.

Matt now the bad side with props and motors available at the time in the wind they could wind up and get pretty fast and the wing would rock up and down not pitch just out board wing up and down into the wind and down wing. With today's motors pipes and carbon flat pitch i think they would be much better. Bob baron (LJ)and Windy(BJ) used these models for many top five finishes at the Nat's.(80's)
At one Nat's i believe in the south west we in new york were getting reports of Bob Barron dominating the Nat's first day Barron in first Second day same then came top five and the wind's came up  barons LJ with an FSR45 and monocote covered  built up surfaces began to flex and he came in third and i think windy fourth so those were the short Cummings of the high aspect planes at the time. To bad the pipe and carbon props were not around.
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2010, 10:20:40 AM »

Modesto!!!
YOUR CLPA PHOTO COLLECTIONS ARE MASTER-PIECES!!!

Keep these coming and we GOTTA CONVINCE SPARKY TO GIVE YOU YOUR OWN FORUM HEADING..
MODESTO'S CLPA ART GALLERY
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2010, 10:27:09 AM »

If I remember right Bob Baron finally did win a NATS using the Pattern Master.
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2010, 11:27:27 AM »

If I remember right Bob Baron finally did win a NATS using the Pattern Master.

Yep '96.

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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2010, 01:01:32 PM »

Matt here is windys MIG and my plans for the Big Jim LJ 40/46
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2010, 04:36:56 PM »

I always liked the Mig. And Windy's F-16, too.
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2010, 05:05:23 PM »

I always liked the Mig. And Windy's F-16, too.

Windy built an F-16???

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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2010, 01:35:07 PM »

Windy built an F-16???

Yep. In 1984 - the year after the Mig.

Both planes looked awesome.
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« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2010, 10:24:14 AM »

I like the picture of Windy with the hat. Sorta looks like Rocky.   Grin

I particularly liked the Relentless too. That was just cool looking.
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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2010, 06:23:32 AM »

Matt here is windys MIG and my plans for the Big Jim LJ 40/46
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Jose, what was the difference between the BJ and the LJ???

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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2010, 08:53:18 AM »

Matt the El-Jay has 63" span and is a 40/46 ship 630"
The Bee-Jay 72" 750"span and is for the 60 Big Jim always said that the BJ was really a 51 size model as all the  ST60 had to be detuned.The photo of the plans I posted above are of the El-Jay 40/46
Matt some additional photos the SJ 35 model i also posted some photos of Bob Barons El-Jay's (as time goes Bye section)
Photo #1 Bob Baron's El-Jay FSR 45 Painted body Monokote wing and tail.
Photo #2 Bob Baron's LJ Windy BJ. This photo shows LJ and BJ
Photo #3 Hank Forbes SJ Max 35 (35 size model)
 A short story Bob Baron put on one of the most spectacular flying display that i have ever seen. Bob was at flushing Meadows Park 1982/3 Hank Forbes was flying his SJ (not the one shown above)with max 35, Big Jim said to bob if you want to fly a good plane fly Hank's. The park that day was full but Baron took over the circle and proceeded to fly Six(6) back to back flights as hard as any i had seen with the hardest corners of anyone. and on the seventh flight he folded the model in mid air.(a little Devinne intervention)
NOTE this model was flown for a full season prior to Baron, but the strain that he put on that model  that day were tremendous.
After that day Bob started flying LJ's
At the 1984 worlds Bob's #1 model was the El-Jay but changed his mind and hi chose to fly the AVANTI  (high winds)he came in second.Big Jim never let him forget that choice as he thought if he staid with the El-Jay ho would win the World's
Photo #4 Bill Rich BJ ST60
Matt the only "J" series missing is the BJ900 it is shown in a photo above with Black Sunday. These models were designed in the late 1970's  I have Big Jim's second LJ 46 at home and have photo of the first one he called it Pattern master MK4
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« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2010, 10:50:51 AM »

Thanks for the history lesson Jose!!!  The pictures are also fantastic!!!!

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« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2010, 02:31:04 PM »

I keep thinking about a stock Patternmaster for a N-30 plane.  Now that my Troublestar 60 is unemployed again, that might be a possibility.  Of course, I have to build my Genesis first....
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« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2012, 05:23:51 AM »

That Photo of Bill Rich is with an ST 60 powered LJ that he used in advanced.  As I recall, he snapped a line flying it in a contest at Johnsville, PA and Windy proceeded to lend him the Killer Bee for his second flight.  Without appearance points Bill won the contest and soon thereafter was flying expert.

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« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2012, 09:01:25 AM »

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Thanks for the great thread!
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« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2012, 06:10:21 PM »

I have video of Bob flying his, I believe 1996 winning orange Patternmaster at the 1997 Team Trials where, he place second Alternate-5th. You can see his ship oscillate going through the huge wake it creates.  I judged a guy at a couple of Socal contests, by the name of Steve Harris, who flew a blue LJ or BJ with a ST 60. Plane was good in the wind.

Big Jim told me that, Bob just called him up and asked for a set of plans. My guess was that, Bob was tired of experimenting, and just wanted to do some winning-which you will do with a Patternmaster!!  
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« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2012, 07:07:22 PM »

This was one of mine. Hanging on someone's wall these days.


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« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2012, 11:33:06 AM »

Jose, Andy Lee has a slide set of NY/NJ fliers from the 60's forward.  One of the shots is Big Jim with a yellow Patternmaster,
with a rounded turtle deck.  Dated around 1975 I think.  Do you have any idea where this one fits in the development cycle?
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« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2012, 04:03:53 PM »

I have video of Bob flying his, I believe 1996 winning orange Patternmaster at the 1997 Team Trials where, he place second Alternate-5th. You can see his ship oscillate going through the huge wake it creates.  I judged a guy at a couple of Socal contests, by the name of Steve Harris, who flew a blue LJ or BJ with a ST 60. Plane was good in the wind.

Big Jim told me that, Bob just called him up and asked for a set of plans. My guess was that, Bob was tired of experimenting, and just wanted to do some winning-which you will do with a Patternmaster!!  

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I launched a couple practice flights for Bob at the '96 NATS.  He was "on" all week.  He was also having to go to the car and cut on the A/C while resting.  He was fairly sick during the time, but held on.  We got hooked up because he needed a glow plug battery.

Other than the treatment Bob did to the top of the fuselage/nose area, it looked like a stock Patternmaster.

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« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2012, 06:49:47 PM »

Bill Hummel. Big Jim built 4 pattern masters,the first one had a round top block with a forward canopy(jet style) painted red,white and blue 1971/2  all other pattern masters had the Stilleto Top
The first El Jay was called pattern Master Mk? That model had the rounded MOLDED BALSA OVER FOAM BUCK top block. That model was yellow red and I think blue.
I will post photos soon.
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« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2012, 03:14:00 PM »

A great thread, thanks for the information.

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