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Offline Brad Smith

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« on: May 09, 2020, 10:17:19 AM »
Is the liberator classic legal
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Re: Liberator
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2020, 12:12:43 PM »
Looks like the Ladonna but with 60 inch wing and full flaps
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Re: Liberator
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2020, 01:31:38 PM »
Is the liberator classic legal

Th Liberator was published in the December 2007 issue of Flying Models.  The design was by Bob Randall.  The author of the article was Larry Robertson.  In his article, Roberson wrote:

"I can still picture Bob Randall flying the original at a contest.  Charles Mackey was involved with the basic design with Bob Randall as the co-designer.  Charles Lickliter did the original drawings.  Charles Mackey still lives in California and flies indoor/electric airplanes.  Bob Randall and Charles Lickliter have passed away and will be truly be missed.  I think this twin-boom Classic Stunter is a real worthwhile addition to classic airplanes.  Bob Randall flew the Liberator in 1961 and 1962, and placed second at the 1962 nationals while Lew McFarland took first place with his Shark."

There is a photo in the article, supplied by Wynn Paul showing Bob Randall and Lew McFarland at that 62 Nats.  The plans in the article show a 60.25 in wing span, area at 704 sq in and show a PA .65 installed.

So, this Liberator is Classic legal with a pedigree.

You can certainly see the linage of the Liberator to Charles Mackey's Crusader and Carousal designs.  Bob Randall was no newcomer to the stunt scene.  He won the Open stunt event in 1958 with another Mackey designed twin boom "Junkers Gobbleswantz".  (This "JG" thing was published in the June 1959 issue of American modeler.)

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Re: Liberator
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2020, 01:55:25 PM »
Thanks I have I picked up along the way itís signed by David  gatewood
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