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Offline Richard Logston

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Memories 1941
« on: January 21, 2016, 12:26:48 PM »
May 1941 Model airplane News was full of info, plans w/full size patterns etc. The mighty Brewster Buffalo graced the cover. Unfortunatly it did not live up to it's early praises. Richard358430


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Re: Memories 1941
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2016, 02:10:57 PM »
1941 was almost history when I came into this world.
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Re: Memories 1941
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2016, 09:28:44 AM »
when did you begin flying models?
I'm asking because I am still trying to determine when and where control line combat began. I know u/c was invented in Oregon, but near as I can tell, combat was started in either Texas or the Detroit area.
When did you first hear about this part of our hobby.....they called it streamer chasing at first.



Still shootin in the dark.

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Re: Memories 1941
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2016, 12:01:10 PM »
I was 5-6 years old at the time this issue of MAN came out. It would be another 4-5 years before I had my first model airplane, yes a Brewster Buffalo, never finished it but enjoyed it non the less. I have no idea when combat first came on the scene. I never had any real interest in combat, only sport and stunt. Never entered a contest just fly for sport and fun. Since I had this old magazine I thought it would be appropriate to share with this group. Richard358430

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Re: Memories 1941
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2016, 04:49:03 PM »
If I remember right from reading the magazines and the ads,  it was started in late 40's.  That is one of the reason Sterling came out with the Mustang and Yak.   Maybe A read of Riley Wooten's story in the combat section might shed some light on it.  I didn't enter a contest until 1956.

Rilet's post is "Combat history 50-60's" in combat section.
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Re: Memories 1941
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2016, 02:36:33 PM »
I flew "combat" on the beach sand in Gulfport, MS in 1952.  Combat planes at that time were usually ordinary-looking profile models.  We (my USAF buddies and I) all flew Sterling Yaks and P-51 from kits with Fox 35 engines.  And, yes, we used streamers.

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