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Offline GERALD WIMMER

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Walter A Musciano 1922-2019
« on: April 30, 2019, 03:17:04 PM »
I just heard the sad news of Walter A Musciano passing yesterday on Rusty's Stuntangar Hangout.
 Walter was such a great inspiring person and model airplane designer that influenced many .
To see a bit more about him read his autobiography on:

https://www.modelaircraft.org/sites/default/files/files/MuscianoWalterAWalt.pdf

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https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/northjersey/obituary.aspx?n=walter-a-musciano&pid=192273360&fhid=17035

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Re: Walter A Musciano 1922-2019
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2019, 10:59:29 AM »
I was honored to meet Walt when he personally ran a hollow log event in Kalamazoo, Michigan, which I understand was his last road trip.

Walt's final project was his gigantic Corsair book, the most complete history of that aircraft even published.
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Re: Walter A Musciano 1922-2019
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 08:42:01 PM »
I'm finishing an old "StuntMaster" now.As a kid I loved those hollow log Scientific kits. RIP Walt.

Offline Ara Dedekian

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Re: Walter A Musciano 1922-2019
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2019, 09:38:36 PM »


       I became friends with Walter because of an article he wrote in Aviation History magazine on the Brewster Buffalo. His first job as a draftsman was at the Brewster plant in Long Island City, N.Y.

       I have an R/C F2A Buffalo that was built by Ken Barr, a commercial artist who built C/L and R/C models that were works of art, literally. All the markings and decorations were hand painted. Google him, it's worth seeing his art work. Sadly, he's no longer with us.

       So I contacted Walter and sent him pictures of Ken's Buffalo and my rubber scale Buffalo which began a great friendship through correspondence and phone calls. We met at the WRAM show (what an honor) where he saw the model. Walter was in his eighties and wanted to do one more model magazine article. His usual style was to write a history of a plane with drawings and it's pilot but the editors wanted a construction article with plans. So he decided on a Buffalo article covering R/C, C/L and FF using photos of my R/C and FF models and asked if I would build a profile C/L version. He sent a general drawing but as hard as I tried, I was out of my league in the designing of it and the project fizzled. I should have asked for help. As Walter grew older the correspondence stopped and we lost contact.

       Rest in peace Walter, I grew up reading, over and over, your books on C/L scale models and model building,

       Ara


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