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Don Bambrick's Fury
« on: April 18, 2021, 01:55:47 PM »
I just love this one.  Who can tell us more about it?


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Re: Don Bambrick's Fury
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2021, 02:27:45 PM »
I can say the original still exists....

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Re: Don Bambrick's Fury
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2021, 02:33:44 PM »
The Fury by Don Bambrick was published in the February 67 issue of Flying Models.  From the article, this "Scored highest in the finish department, 1966 Nationals...".  Fox .35.  Article states the original had a fully sheeted wing, the plans show "optional construction" with LE sheet and capstrips.  Much of the article was on finishing technique.

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Re: Don Bambrick's Fury
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2021, 05:25:15 PM »
The article document's Don's finishing technique which stresses lightness and lots of use of appropriate sandpaper IIRC. It was/is a gorgeous design.
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Re: Don Bambrick's Fury
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2021, 05:42:33 PM »
That's about the nicest shade of blue I've seen.

That fuel can takes me back. I remember guys using them.


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Re: Don Bambrick's Fury
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2021, 09:15:47 PM »

 Great looking model. The wing looks a lot like the Tempest or Electra designs.
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Re: Don Bambrick's Fury
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2021, 11:58:21 PM »
Don built three Fury's
Fury 1 mimicked the color scheme in the Profile Publications book on the FJ Fury.  Had a built in tank - and tank trouble.  This one was quickly replaced by...

Fury 2 had a different fin/rudder, 2 fences on each wing and a different fuselage stripe.  Tank was removable this time.  This one got 39 points (out of 40) at the 1966 NATs.  Also was published in Flying Models, looking for the issue, thinking it was late 1966 or early 1967.

Fury's 1 & 2 were candy blue with red & white trim. The candy was many coats of blue over a serious metal flake silver, looked spectacular in the sun. Both powered by Fox 35.  Fury 2 also used a "Spin-a-Flow" Muffler


Fury 3 switched to a muffled McCoy 40.  White with green & black trim.  The lightest and most powerful of the 3 Fury's, naturally it flew the best too.  Later refinished in light blue (misplaced the picture).

While not a Fury. Don's Ultrasonic was at its core a Fury with a couple inches more wing span. A slightly more raked Fury 3 fin, the tall canopy was replaced by a long low one.  One of my favorite things about this one was the way the paint stripes on the wing and tail connected with the fuselage stripe.  Very skinny rear fuse, about 1.2" wide at the elevator hinge line. Don flew this at the 1968 & 1969 NATs
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Re: Don Bambrick's Fury
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 11:18:09 AM »
I see a lot of Jim Kostecky resemblance in those ships.  Great look! H^^
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Re: Don Bambrick's Fury
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 03:19:11 PM »
I saw Don fly his Furys at several contests judged by Big Art.  I also remember "Boom Boom" Leroy Gunther and the Macdonald father and son.
Those were great years to be in the hobby.  At least one contest was attended by Billy Werage  back when FAI points were derived from contests.
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