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2007 Christmas Specials from Robin's View!
« on: December 01, 2007, 10:32:45 AM »
Here’s a Christmas special from Robin’s View Productions for all members of the Stunt Hangar!

Until January 14, 2008 we are reducing the prices on our extensive line of DVD modeling programs. All of our DVDs that are normally priced at $19.95 are now on sale for $13.95 each! That’s a $6.00 savings per DVD!
Bob Hunt’s Lost-Foam Wing Building System 2 DVD set normally lists for $39.95, but it is on sale now for $24.95! That’s a savings of $15.00! All prices quoted above are plus shipping of course. Typically, up to three DVDs can be sent via Priority mail for $4.60. If you place an order for more than $100.00, we will pay the shipping.
Our DVD modeling programs are professionally edited and offer a steady flow of pertinent modeling information.
 
Here are the DVDs that we have available, their list prices and their Christmas special prices:

Straight Form and Compound Curve Balsa Molding Techniques with Bob Hunt and Bill Werwage

The use of molded balsa parts for model airplanes is not a new idea; as far back as the 1930s the concept was used to make light, strong, accurate and repeatable components. It seems, however that balsa molding has become one of the many “lost arts” that once again are in demand,

In this 105 minute video, you will learn the skills required to easily make a large variety of perfect molded balsa parts from master modelers, Bob Hunt and Bill Werwage.

The video begins with National and World Aerobatic Champion, Bob Hunt, explaining the steps required to produce straight form molded leading edges. Bob is one of the world’s most accomplished foam cutters, and in this section he offers many tips on template making and foam cutting, as well as a complete step-by-step instructional on how to accurately attach the finished molded leading edges to a wing frame.

In the second part of the video, five-time National and three time World Aerobatic Champion, Bill Werwage, covers in close-up detail how to mold gorgeous compound curved parts. Included in this segment are instructions on how to plot and make hyper-accurate formers; how to assemble, carve and sand perfectly shaped mold bucks; how to size the sheeting for molding; how to wet mold the sheeting on the bucks, including the most sought after tips on slitting and gluing to achieve extreme curved sections; and how to sand the molded shells for a flawless finish.

Whether you are an R/C, C/L or F/F modeler, the skills learned in this video will enable you to produce lighter, stronger and more accurate models. The techniques are easy to learn, and are repeatable! Running time: 120 minutes. List price: $19.95. Christmas special price: $13.95.


How to Build I-Beam Wings with Bill Werwage

When Bob Dailey, the 1949 National C/L Stunt Champion, first conceived the I Beam method of wing construction, he had no way of knowing how great an impact it would have on the event.

The I Beam concept was adopted by the Strathmoor club of Detroit, Michigan, and for years they closely guarded the secrets of the techniques used to produce the lightweight, strong and aesthetically beautiful wings.

When Bill Werwage first saw Stunt models built around this concept, he was 11 years old, but the effect they had on him was to remain with him for the next 40 plus years. He was so intrigued by this type of construction that he began closely studying the I Beam models that would show up at contests.

Bill eventually learned from some of the members of the Strathmoor club the form of the construction that was hidden beneath those beautifully finished wings, and he began to build several models each year, refining his I Beam technique with each one.

Today, Bill is recognized as the world’s foremost authority on the I Beam wing. Flying models built around this format, Bill has won five National Championship crowns in C/L Stunt, and two World Championship Gold Medals!

Bill has refined the I Beam through the years, and now shares the wealth of information that he has gathered in this 1 1/2 hour how-to video. He details all of his building secrets, and shows in extreme close-up detail footage how to: layout an I Beam wing; construct fuselage sides; fabricate an I Beam spar; laminate carbon fiber to the spar caps and trailing edges; build a rib stripping devise; install ribs and half ribs; fit landing gear; construct wing tips; and install rib supports, as he constructs one of his legendary Ares models. This is a rare and informative treat!  Running time: 90 minutes. List price: $19.95. Christmas special price: $13.95.


Bob Hunt's Lost-Foam Wing Building System DVD set (2 DVDs)

In 1968 Bob Hunt began experimenting with foam wing cutting, eventually becoming one of the world’s most acknowledged and accomplished at the art. He liked the inherent and easy to achieve accuracy that a properly cut and covered foam wing virtually assured. He didn’t like the weight of the foam wing, however, with all the excess sheeting and glue that was required.

Bob began thinking about a wing building system that would take advantage of the accuracy of the foam cradle pieces, which are just as accurate negative airfoil shapes as the foam cores are positive airfoil shapes.

He devised a system in which the foam wing blanks are marked for desired rib positions for a built-up wing, prior to being cut into a wing shape. Once the core was cut, the rib positions could be marked accurately onto it and labeled, and they could also be marked and labeled in the lower cradle section.

The core could then be cut up into extremely accurate rib stations to be used as templates for generating equally accurate balsa ribs. An absolutely perfect built-up representation of the original foam core shape could then be assembled in the lower cradle half, which was now a form-fitting building fixture.

Bob first tried this process in 1991, and the very first wing built in the system was absolutely accurate in every respect. That wing was built for Bob’s Tucker Special, which went on to win the Vintage Stunt Championships. Its wing was light, strong and true!

Since that time, Bob has been constantly developing and improving his Lost-Foam Wing Building System, incorporating many unique innovations and ever more accuracy-insuring techniques. Its success is evident by the large number of top aerobatic champions who have chosen Lost-Foam as their preferred wing building method. Now you can join them in that success!

The images and narration contained in this video set explain every aspect of Bob Hunt’s landmark Lost-Foam wing building system in step-by-step, close-up, screen-filling detail.

For those of you who have foam cutting equipment, Bob first takes you through the complete process of laying out, cutting and preparing your own Lost-Foam System foam parts. For those who don’t have foam cutting equipment, custom-cut Lost-Foam system foam components are available from Robin’s View Productions.

The Lost-Foam system has many advantages over any other type of wing fixture system. The ribs that are generated from the cut-up foam core templates are accurate to within a few thousandths of an inch, and they fit perfectly into the lower foam fixture to yield a perfectly shaped wing. No other system keys on and trues the outside shape of the wing as it is being built!

Foam leading edge molds - which are exact replicas of the front of the wing shape - are used to generate hyper-accurate leading edge shells that have a perfectly shaped leading edge radius. Improperly shaped leading edges are a major cause of poor model performance!

Bob also shows how to install rugged but light landing gear systems in Lost-Foam wings. Included in this section is a detailed explanation of the method Bob uses to make form fitting balsa cover plates for the landing gear wires. A popular feature of Bob’s planes!

Even though the subject wing is from a control line stunt design, the techniques shown and described in this video can be easily adapted to constant chord, straight taper and multiple taper wings for use in Radio Control and Freeflight model airplanes. By implementing them you can start building better, lighter, stronger, and much more accurate wings right away! Running time (Total for two DVDs):  220 minutes. Two DVD set price $39.95. Christmas special price: $24.95.


VSC 8 Wings and Wind in the Desert

The Vintage Stunt Championships, held each year at Christopher Columbus Park in Tucson, Arizona, has become, arguably, the most popular Control Line Stunt contest in the world.

Only the “Vintage” C/L Stunt events are contested at this gathering. Ignition and Glow Old Time Stunt, and Classic Stunt have become extremely popular nationally as a direct result of this unique and fun meet.

The brainstorm of Mike Keville, the VSC, as it is called, has grown in size each year due to the stress-free nature of the competition. Winning is not the ultimate goal at a VSC. Many attendees would rather show up with an unusual OTS or Classic design than build a proven performer. Because of that, you will always see the unexpected at a VSC event.

Another reason that VSC has become so popular is the fact that many of the legends of the Stunt event regularly attend. In 1996, Bob Palmer showed up with a new Chief, and delighted the crowd with a demonstration flight. You will see that flight in this video, as well as a historic interview of Bob by another
 C/L Stunt legend, Bill Werwage.

Bill also interviews modeling great, Dale Kirn, who brought along the famous Monoline Thunderbird that he flew in demonstrations throughout the country in the 1950’s. As an added treat, Dale’s Son, Joe Kirn flies the “T-Bird” once again on one line.

You’ll see Bob Gialdini reminiscing with Don Hutchinson about Jani Kari’s Nakke design; hear George Aldrich talking about the renewed popularity of C/L Stunt with Walt Menges; and join many other Stunt greats having the time of their lives at the “funnest” Stunt meet on the planet. Running time: 90 minutes. List price: $19.95. Christmas special price: $13.95.

VSC-9 Desert Doorway to the Past

Haven’t we all wondered what it would be like to travel back in time? Back to a place when things were less complicated, less stressful and perhaps even more fun? Come along with us on such a trip to a magical desert place and time where everyone is still young, and where everything is still fun.

The 1997 version of the Vintage Stunt Championships - held once again in Tucson, Arizona, at beautiful Christopher Columbus Park - picked up right where the last gathering left off, with everyone in attendance having the time of their life flying and talking Stunt the way it used to be.

In this two hour video you will see many legendary greats of the Stunt event flying right alongside those who may be not so well known, but just simply love the sport. And, that’s the magic of the Vintage Stunt Championships experience; there are no losers, only winners. This is a contest in name only; placing and competition take a back seat to fellowship and a common reverence for the sport of Stunt flying. Everyone who attends gets something much better than a bunch of trophies, they get a giant pile of memories that they can relive again and again throughout the years. That’s a true timeless experience!

Few would argue that the Stunt models produced from the late 1940s to the early 1960s were the most character-filled designs in the event’s history. There were few known rules that inhibited shape and form of model airplane aesthetics. The majority of the Stunt ships of that era had unmistakable personality. They gave the event class!

Mike Keville had this idea to hold a Vintage Stunt contest, in hopes that some of the famous flyers would attend, and he would get to meet them. That his idea has blossomed into proportions that no one could have predicted is again evidence of the VSC magic at work. Enjoy this video over and over again, but also make plans to attend a VSC as soon as you can. A trip back in time requires you to pack all the usual things, but be sure to safely pack your imagination on the top! Running time:
120 minutes. List Price: $19.95. Christmas special price: $13.95.


Stunt Flyer Video Magazine

There are 11 issues of SFVM and each one runs 120 minutes. These were normally priced at $24.95 each, but are now selling for $19.95 each list.

The Christmas special price for each of these issues is $13.95, or you can order any four issues at the Christmas special price of $50.00 (an additional savings of $5.80!).

Here is a listing of the contents of each issue:

SFVM Volume 1, No. 1

Welcome to Stunt Flyer Video Magazine! In our inaugural issue you will find several Stunt oriented subjects that are intended to entertain, instruct and inform you about your favorite Control Line sport.

Up first is a visit with 2-time World and 5-time National Stunt Champion, Bill Werwage. Bill will explain the lineage of his fabulous Geo-XL series of Stunt models. As a special treat, Bill invites us to the center of the circle to view over his shoulder as he puts the Geo-XL through several maneuvers. This is a must see!

Next, Dan Winship shows us his molded carbon fiber bellcranks and explains how to properly install flexible leadouts in any type of bellcrank.

Then it’s off to Carmichaels Pennsylvania to visit Brodak Hobbies. John Brodak gives us a guided tour of his immaculate retail hobby store, his kit manufacturing facility, his home workshop and his personal flying field! Is this heaven . . .?

Ted Fancher then conducts a short interview at VSC 8 with up and coming New Mexico based Stunt flyer, Scott Metzner.

Dean Pappas closes with a How-To on two-stroke model airplane engine timing in Engine Basics. Another must see!

SFVM Volume 1, No. 2

The inaugural AMA Muncie Nats was contested in 1996, and it was a resounding success! The C/L Stunt program at Muncie included OTS, Classic and the normal PAMPA Expert and Advanced events. SFVM visited with many of the competitors there. In this segment you will see many outstanding C/L Stunt models, and you will hear from their builders.

Vic Macaluso is most famous in the Stunt world for his outstanding Semi-Scale C/L “Jet” renditions. His F-8 Crusader was among the first of the highly detailed Scale-Stunt designs. With his new Crusader and F-14 Tomcat Vic has taken this detailing to an even higher level. Join us as we visit with Vic and hear about his fascinating life in C/L Stunt, and learn some of his modeling techniques.

Cal Smith’s Frisky Pete design was published in 1952, making it a legal OTS model. Strangely, this design was overlooked by Old Time Stunt competitors. Bob Hunt has always liked the Goodyear Racer-like lines of the design, and decided to build one for use at VSC 8. In this video he gives us an in depth look at the features of the design, and even treats us to a flying session with the Frisky Pete.

SFVM Volume 1, No. 3

Transparent model airplane finishes are among the most challenging to apply. In order to achieve the best results, the underlying wood fits must be near perfect, and the seams between pieces of covering material must butt together flawlessly.

In this issue of SFVM we are pleased to feature Mike Spedaliere who is a master at applying transparent finishes. Mike shows us all of the “secrets” and, as a bonus Mike also shows us how to install balsa wood fillets.

John Davis of New Palestine, Indiana has been competing in Stunt since the 1950s. He was the Air Youth State Champion from Indiana in 1961. Through the years he and his Dad have collected many famous Stunt models. In this issue we’ll visit with John, learn about his life in Stunt flying, and get a close-up look at his fantastic collection of models.

In Volume 1, Number 1 of SFVM, Dean Pappas showed us how to check the timing of a model airplane engine in his Engine Basics column. In this issue Dean explains how to modify the “blow-down” timing in a typical ABC Schneurle engine sleeve.

SFVM Volume 1, No. 4

Bob Gieseke is one of the most beloved personalities in the history of C/L Stunt. In this issue you will visit with Bob at his home in Irving, Texas, and get to know the person behind the legend.

In this segment, Bob talks about his career, his family, his friends, the “Gieseke Nobler” and his newest model, “The Bear.” This is a rare and interesting treat.

In this issue we are introducing a brand new How-To format. Bob Hunt will show us how to build extremely light and strong plate type wing tips. Tight close-ups and time-lapse video techniques allow every aspect of construction to be shown in a relatively short amount of time. Each issue of SFVM from this one on contains a How-To presented in this format.

In his Engine Basics column, Dean Pappas explains how to check for worn engine bearings, and then shows us how to change the bearings when necessary. Some engine work procedures are best left to the experts, but you can save some money by learning how to do the simple things yourself.  Engine bearings fall into this category!

SFVM Volume 2, No. 1

Chances are that if you are even remotely interested in Stunt flying, you are also a member of PAMPA (Precision Aerobatics Model Pilots Association). If so, then you probably look forward impatiently to each issue of Stunt News - the official newsletter of PAMPA. Stunt News is edited and published by Tom Morris, and it is actually more of a magazine than a newsletter. In this issue of SFVM you will come along on a visit to Tom Morris’ beautiful home in Anniston, Alabama. Tom treats us to a look at his “marginally adequate” shop and shares some interesting take-apart airplane technology, his thoughts on spruce construction and some information on low pressure spraying.

This issue’s How-To feature is about building flat-plate type stabilizer and elevator assemblies. Bob Hunt shows us how to make accurate, light units, and even shares some ideas on a unique building board for assemblies of this type.

We’ll finish up with a visit to Randy Smith’s Aero Products company, where all those great running Aero engines are built. Chances are if you fly much Stunt, then you have Aero Products parts in your planes!

SFVM Volume 2, No. 2

In this issue you will visit with Stunt’s best kept secret, Frank McMillan! At the time of the interview Frank was PAMPA President, and that comes as no surprise, because Frank has always been there to serve this event. Lately, however, the competitor - that has also always been there - has surfaced big time, and Frank has rocketed into the top echelon at the Nats and FAI events. Bob Hunt talks with Frank about his gorgeous Caudron series of stunters, and then joins Frank in the center of the circle to get some great “over the shoulder” footage of the Caudron in action. This is a segment you don’t want to miss!

This month’s How-To feature - conducted by Bob Hunt - is on making your own control horns, installing them, and then hinging one surface to the other. Lots of useful information captured here in extreme close-up detail.

Dean Pappas responds in his Engine Basics column to questions on how to plumb plastic Uni-Flow tanks. Dean also goes over Uni-Flow tank theory in detail, and explains why these tanks work the way they do. This is a must see segment for those in search of better engine runs!

SFVM Volume 2, No. 3

If anyone ever tells you that you can’t fly competitive C/L aerobatics and still have fun, that person has probably never met Topeka, Kansan, Jim Lee.

Jim enjoys all facets of the sport of Control Line modeling, but he especially likes to fly the Stunt events - all of them! Jim is a top notch PAMPA Expert flyer who has qualified in the Top 20 at the Nats, but he also loves to fly OTS (both ignition and Glow) and Classic Stunt. Join us as we visit Jim and talk with him about his flying, and his modeling family.

Jim also takes us into his shop and demonstrates a unique way of wrapping the ends of flying lines. This is not to be missed!

This issue’s How-To feature is on Fuselage Crutch Construction. Bob Hunt takes us from plan to finished crutch, and shares many tips for achieving an accurate and light component.

The entire construction process is covered in an extreme close-up, tight time-lapse, format from cutting out the fuse sides, through doubler installation, motor mount preparation, and final assembly in a CSC Tru-Align Fuselage Fixture. Bob also explains the “Torque Box” feature that he employs in all of his fuselages.

SFVM Volume 2, No. 4

Three of the most recognizable models from Stunt’s past are the legendary Olympic, Stingray and Eclipse designs by Bob Gialdini.  Sleek and stylish, and great performers, they were truly mirrors of their creator’s personality.

Flying these designs, Bob won the National Championship title in 1963 and 1965, and flew to a berth on the 1964 United States World Championship F2B Team. That would be plenty to be remembered for in this heritage-rich event, but that’s just a small part of the Bob Gialdini Stunt legacy.

 Bob, often referred to as “The Classiest Guy in the Hobby,” was the first to present the plane, pattern and pilot as a package, setting standards for grace in competition that are revered to this day. Join us as we visit Bob at his beautiful Wisconsin home.

This issue’s How-To feature is on Fuselage Block Carving and Sanding. Bob Hunt takes us through the process of laying out and cutting the blocks accurately, and then shows us how to install them onto the fuselage crutch that we assembled in the last issue of SFVM.  Bob then shows us in close-up, time-lapsed detail how to carve perfect contours into the blocks and how to finish sand them. A must-see for first time built-up fuselage builders who prefer block construction over molded.

SFVM Volume 3, No. 1

The tenth annual Vintage Stunt Championships was marred by high winds, cold weather and rain. That prevented a full calendar of flying activities, but it couldn’t stop those who did attend from having lots of fun. Join us as we visit with several of the pilots  and take a close look at their gorgeous models.

In the last issue of SFVM we discussed how to mount, carve and sand fuselage top, bottom and cowl blocks. This time we’re going to show how to hollow those blocks to a consistent wall thickness and how to sand the inside surface smooth. There are some special instructions included for cowl blocks, and as a bonus we’ll demonstrate the “rod method” of tapering flaps. 

Dean Pappas is back with us this issue with his Engine Basics column. This time Dean tells us about the relationship between glow plug heat range, compression ratio, nitro content and needle valve setting. Using this information we should be able to get the type of engine run we want, no matter how hot or cold it is, no matter what altitude we are flying at and no matter how humid or dry it is. A must see for serious C/L Stunt competition flyers and those who simply  have a desire to know how our diminutive powerplants really work.

SFVM Volume 3, No. 2

There were 196 entries at last year’s Brodak Fly-In, and if the smiles on the flier’s faces after the meet mean anything, there will be at least that many at the 3rd Annual gathering! John’s backyard aerodrome is much like the ball diamond in the movie “Field of Dreams”, and just as the famous ball players from the past appeared there, so to do the legends of Stunt’s past . . . and future show up in Carmichaels each Father’s Day to celebrate the start of a new season of competition flying.  In this issue of SFVM you will meet many of them and hear them explain the details of their planes.

The three most important ingredients for Stunt model success are light weight, proper horsepower, and perfect alignment. Of these three, proper alignment is paramount! If your model is not accurately built, it will never fly as well as it might have. Bob Hunt shows us how to achieve perfect alignment of these components, and explains a new method of fixturing the wing tips to hold everything accurately for gluing.

Also in this issue, you’ll hear from Bob Hunt about the restoration project on the Tucker 4 built by Bob Tucker and flown by Gary Zeller in the early 1960s.

SFVM Volume 3, No. 3

Larry Scarinzi is a true Stunt “Hero.” His involvement in our event dates back to the mid 1940s. In this issue we visit with Larry and get a chance to hear him talk about his life in the control line hobby, his long-time friendship with the famous Red Rhinehart, and his many, many published designs.

Larry is perhaps best known in the C/L Stunt world for his 1964 Nats third place winning Blue Angel. There were many other Stunt designs, as well as an abundance of Combat, Sport and Fun designs that all sprang from the innovative mind of Mr. Scarinzi. In fact, he’s published 28 totally original designs . . . so far!

This issue’s time-lapsed How-To feature is on covering a built-up stabilizer and elevator assembly. Bob Hunt shows the entire process in extreme close-up detail, and gives lots and lots of useful tips as he works. Bob uses the new Brodak Butyrate dope as the adhesive for the lightweight silkspan, and raves about its performance!

In Shop Shorts, Bob Hunt presents Bob Noll’s ultra-simple and accurate method of joining balsa sheets to produce flawless skins for foam wing covering, or blanks for wet balsa molding.
 
There will be one more SFVM issue produced very soon to complete the 3-volume set.
   

How to Paint Pilot Figures with Don Typond

If you’ve always wanted to put a lifelike pilot in your airplane but didn’t know how to paint it realistically, this video is for you.

Master modeler Don Typond takes the mystery out of the process. He teaches you not only how to do it, but also why it’s done that way. He covers:

The best paints and brushes to use.
How to paint lifelike eyes and realistic skin tones.
How to paint hair that really looks like hair.
The different textures of skin, cloth and leather, and how to duplicate them.
The importance of installing the pilot in a realistic posture, not staring at the sky.
Special techniques for painting female faces.
Scale models of actual real-life pilots.

By the end of the program you will have learned you don’t have to be an artist to paint realistic pilot figures. If you look at the people around you, and understand what you’re seeing, you’ll be able to duplicate it in paint. As Don says “When you build a scale model of an airplane, you study the real airplane. When you paint scale people, study the real people.” Running time: 120 minutes. List price: $19.95. Christmas special price: $13.95.

The Man and His Museum; The fabulous models of Bill Werwage

In C/L Stunt’s history, there have been many outstanding designers and builders. None, however, have created as many beautiful and legendary models as     “The Man”, Bill Werwage.

Bill has been at it since 1953, and he still has intact a large number of the models that he has designed and built, over the years.

The room in his home where these models are stored is reverently referred to by those who know him well as “The Museum”

In this one hour long video you will see these models up close and personal, and listen as Bill describes the lineage and thinking behind each one in detail.

You will see Bill’s classic 1956 Vulcan; his three-time Nats Champion Ares; his two-time World Champion USA-1; the colorful Perroquet with which he captured the 1976 WC Silver Medal; his innovative Super Ares; the very sensual Juno series; the one of a kind Grumman Guardian retract stunter; his very successful Junar series; the twin-ruddered Blue Max; his thoroughbred series of Geo-XL designs; his latest, scale-like P-47 Thunderbolt series  (two of which sport retract landing gear systems), and more!

As a bonus, Bill is interviewed by Bob Hunt. Bob asks Bill what his favorite all-time designs were, and why. Bill also gives his views on the future development of the C/L Stunt airplane.

As a final special treat, you’ll actually get to enter the famed “museum” room and see these legendary designs at rest, and at the ready, because Bill still routinely flies virtually each one of them! List price: $19.95. Christmas special price: $13.95


How to Cover Models with Japanese Tissue

Nothing in the aeromodeling world is more beautiful than a Japanese Tissue covered model. Now you can learn the techniques required to achieve expert results from one of the world’s most experienced and successful Freeflight modelers, Larry Kruse.

In this video, Larry explains the types of Japanese Tissues that are available, shows us how to make helpful trimming tools, and then takes us step-by-step through three popular methods of applying the tissue to a Freeflight model.

Larry then covers the stabilizer of the demonstration model with the White Glue and Water technique, the fuselage with the tried and true Dope and Thinner method, and then shows us the new and innovative Glue Stick procedure as he quickly and easily covers the wing. Extreme close-up footage clarifies each of these steps, amplified by Larry’s running narrative, in which he gives dozens of  tissuing tips.

Beginners and experts alike will find this video indispensable when it is time to cover that  new model with Japanese Tissue! Running time: 120 minutes. List Price: $19.95. Christmas special price: $13.95.


George Aldrich: The Father of Modern Stunt

In 1950, a young man from Edinburg Texas put pencil to paper and designed a C/L Stunt model that would forever change the face of the event. George Aldrich had no way of knowing when he designed the Nobler that it would become the most successful C/L Stunt design of all time. Thousands of Noblers were built from plans and from kits, and thousands more were modified by flyers the world over in hopes of producing an “original” design that could compete with the Nobler.

That single contribution would have been enough to secure George’s place in modeling history, but there is much more to his story. George is an accomplished Freeflight and Speed designer/flyer, but his lifelong passions have been the C/L Stunt event and working on model airplane engines. George is in constant demand by modelers for his expertise in re-building all types of model powerplants from antique ignition engines to the latest in ABC technology.

In 1957, George designed the Control Line Stunt Pattern that is still used in AMA and FAI competition to this day! In this 102 minute video you will visit with AMA Hall of Fame inductee and Precision Aerobatics Model Pilots Association (PAMPA) Hall of Fame charter member, George Aldrich, and will come to better understand why he is considered by many to be The Father of Modern Stunt.
Running time: 120 minutes. List Price: $19.95. Christmas special price: $13.95.



Al Rabe: Scale-Stunt Genius

If you flew Control Line Stunt between 1968 and 1979 then you will remember reading about and maybe even watching Al Rabe and his air force of fantastic, near-scale, stunt designs.

Al’s philosophy was to “Go for Broke” in every aspect of designing, building and flying,  and this meant that he was constantly pioneering in uncharted modeling territory.

There were no stunt models previous to Al’s creations that incorporated the features he desired. Virtually every aspect of his designs displayed a completely original approach to solving a particular problem. And, many of the ideas that he developed are now staples of modern Stunt design.

Among Al’s many innovations are molded balsa shell fuselage construction, tube fixturing for wings incorporating dihedral, the in-flight movable rudder (a concept which now bears his name - the “Rabe Rudder”), infinitely adjustable leadouts, and functional shock absorbing landing gear.

In this video you will visit Al at his home in Irving, Texas as he talks with long time friend, PAMPA President, Frank McMillan about all of his fabulous Scale-Stunt designs and their development. Al kept a fantastic photographic record of these developments and you will see over 150 of these photographs and listen as Al explains what you are seeing.

Here is a rare opportunity to learn from a proven master of the Stunt event.
Al Rabe is truly a Scale-Stunt genius! Running time: 120 minutes. List Price: $19.95. Christmas special price: $13.95.


At list price the entire library listed here would cost $438.95. At the special Christmas price all of the videos in the library purchased separately would cost $303.95. As a special 2007 Christmas (Yes Christmas, not "holiday") offering we are pricing the entire library at $280.00 and shipping is included (That's $158.95 in total savings compared to the list price of the separate DVDs and $23.95 in savings compared to the special Christmas price of the DVDs purchased separately, plus the savings in shipping!). This special offer is good only until January 14, 2008.

We are also offering a 10 percent discount on any Lost-Foam Fixture sets and-or Foam wing cores or covered foam wings that are ordered by January 14, 2008.

We accept Visa and MasterCard and phone orders are always welcome. Our phone number is: 610-746-0106.
Merry Christmas!

If you have any questions about any of our products and/or services please feel free to call anytime between 9:00 AM and 10:00 PM Eastern time. Robin's View Productions' phone number is: 610-746-0106.   


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Re: 2007 Christmas Specials from Robin's View!
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2007, 10:56:26 AM »
Guys,  Get all of the DVDs if you can!  I have almost all of them (though on tape), and they ARE the best available.  They look like TV productions, and the information is concise and to the point.

I have already spoken to the great wings the LOST FOAM systems build!

I, for one, am glad to see Bob is back in business full time. ;D
Big Bear <><

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Re: 2007 Christmas Specials from Robin's View!
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2007, 10:22:03 PM »
I have them all except for the Stunt magazine. Well worth the price. He also sells them on discount at all VSC's he attends.  H^^

The SFVM series is very, very good!  Professional all the way, and great subject matter.  I do have all of the ones done so far on VHS.  Plus I have the VSC ones, and i just LOVE to pop them in the VCR when I am in the shop working on a Classic plane, especially! ;D
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Re: 2007 Christmas Specials from Robin's View!
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2007, 03:58:31 PM »

Can you just order by phone or is there an email or web page order system?
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Re: 2007 Christmas Specials from Robin's View!
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2007, 04:30:50 PM »
Hey Bob,
    Do you have a website? ???
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Re: 2007 Christmas Specials from Robin's View!
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2007, 09:12:55 PM »
Hi Steve:

Not right now I don't, but I'm working on one!

Did you received your SV-11 stab and elevator cores?

Later - Bob

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Re: 2007 Christmas Specials from Robin's View!
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2007, 09:14:03 PM »
Hi Randy:

Yup, right now the phone is the best option! call 610-746-0106.

Thanks - Bob

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Re: 2007 Christmas Specials from Robin's View!
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2007, 04:59:41 PM »
Hi Steve:

Not right now I don't, but I'm working on one!

Did you received your SV-11 stab and elevator cores?

Later - Bob

Yup i got'em i cant wait to get everything sheeted!!!

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Re: 2007 Christmas Specials from Robin's View!
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2007, 02:09:20 PM »
Bob, I received my lost foam order and the DVD's today. Not only did I save some $$$ but this stuff is cool.
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Re: 2007 Christmas Specials from Robin's View!
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2007, 05:42:19 PM »
I ordered a lost foam fixture set and lost foam DVDs on Tuesday, December 3, and received my order on Thursday, December 6.  When I made the order Bob was very helpful and could not have been nicer to deal with.  The DVDs and the lost foam fixtures are simply first rate.  Fast service, nice guy, good price, and top quality products: who could ask for anything more?  Thanks, Bob!
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Re: 2007 Christmas Specials from Robin's View!
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2008, 01:41:11 AM »
I ordered $116 of DVD's from Bob on the 14th. Some were the stunt video and others like the Lost foam and How to do tissue. Bob talked to me on the phone for about 20 minutes and was very friendly. I got the DVD's 4 days later (Weekend in there) and have been watching them every night since. I am learning so much stuff I can't believe it. I am going to order some more from Bob after I finish the other two. Very well done and wonderful service. Thank you so much Bob!!! <=
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