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Offline Scott Richlen

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Need plans for the Musciano race car: the Fireball Racer
« on: March 01, 2021, 03:15:50 PM »
I misplaced my set of plans for Walt Musciano's Fireball Racer.  Can someone post?  Or send me a pdf?

I built the body a few years ago and now it is time to dust it off and finish it, but can't find the plans.  I need them to reproduce the grill and dashboard.

Thanks!

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Re: Need plans for the Musciano race car: the Fireball Racer
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2021, 05:00:41 PM »
   That's pretty cool looking! As a big open wheel/open cockpit race car fan, I wouldn't mind having a set of those plans myself if that is possible.
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Re: Need plans for the Musciano race car: the Fireball Racer
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2021, 09:53:38 AM »
nobody has a set of these plans??

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Re: Need plans for the Musciano race car: the Fireball Racer
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2021, 09:03:36 AM »
Sorry, I don't have the plans you want.

But our old club, The Orbiteers of Detroit used to run tethered props rods.  I designed and built a fuselage-type racer, of which Scientific also offered a kit.  Mine was not the Firebird, but it was the same principle.

The pushers never worked very well because plane bearing engines with floating cranks don't like being pushers.

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Re: Need plans for the Musciano race car: the Fireball Racer
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2021, 02:41:21 PM »
if you are a M.E.C.A. member,  you can place Wanted Ads in the newsletter , free.  A lot of those guys are into tether cars. Perhaps John Lorenz ?

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Re: Need plans for the Musciano race car: the Fireball Racer
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2021, 04:17:15 PM »
Thanks Frank.  But I'm not a MECCA member.  I'm pretty sure I downloaded my lost set of plans from one of the usual suspect web-sites but I haven't been able to find it on any of them.

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Re: Need plans for the Musciano race car: the Fireball Racer
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2021, 08:34:57 PM »
Paul thanks for posting that Scientific ad/poster .As a kid I loved building kits from that ad.  My pals in the neighborhood would build theirs as well and on Saturdays we would meet at a field behind a local radio station.  You were the king of the world if you could get a complete flight out of a Baby Bee tank. We usually crashed....but it was all good! I still have a "Stunt Master".......Cheers,PhillySkip
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Re: Need plans for the Musciano race car: the Fireball Racer
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2021, 06:16:18 AM »
Skip:

I had a Stunt Master too!  I must have spent a whole summer learning how to fly that thing.  It was a major celebration when I finally flew out a whole tank of gas and didn't crash it.  The plane is long gone because I had to rebuild it so many times and flew it so much that it got completely fuel soaked and just fell apart.  The plywood firewall came off the body and no matter how much Ambroid I used to reglue it, it wouldn't stay on once the engine was stated.

I'm still looking for the Fire-Ball racer plans.....

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Re: Need plans for the Musciano race car: the Fireball Racer
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2021, 11:01:46 AM »
Scott I'll email you a pic of my Stunt Master please post it here. BTW it was not the one I had as a kid.I found this one 1/2 built at a garage estate sale.I had to have it!  Also if the weather is better next week I'll get back on the Potissimus Ulterious.....Cheers,Skip

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Re: Need plans for the Musciano race car: the Fireball Racer
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2021, 07:41:15 PM »
I found them!

Now I have to figure out how to make some decals for it.  Looking at the parts list, it shows that the kit came with a driver.


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