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  • #77257
    SIMON BLAKE
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    In the Jan/Feb issue of the NFFS Digest there was a plan for an Al Vela half-A called the Aztec Eagle. It looks like it would be a good one for the Golden Age event. However, I’ve looked in magazine indexes and Googled it and I can’t find any information on it, like when and where it was published. It’s listed in the NFFS Plans list as a nostalgia model, but I’m sure that’s not right. It looks like an updated Mexi-Boy. I would like to find the original article. I sent an e-mail to Digest editor Don DeLoach and he’s trying to track down some info, but I was wondering if anyone out there would know?

    #77260
    Bruce Hannah
    Participant

    On Fasebook I saw Bob Sunberg with a 1\2 A version and he did a beautiful job

    #77262
    Steve Landy
    Participant

    I think the plane appeared in the short lived “SIG Aeromodeller Magazine”, sometime in the 60’s. If I can find my copies I will post pics.

    #77280
    Steve Jensen
    Participant

    If you find your Sig magazines could you see if you can find Al Vela’s Totol plan? It may be the Aztec Eagle.

    #77290
    Nigel Tarvin
    Participant

    Tototl and Aztec Eagle are one and the same. I’m certain it’s golden age legal but I would also like to know the exact date.

    Cheers,
    Nigel

    #77291
    Mike Schwartz
    Participant

    The plan for the Tototl Azetec Eagle is listed in the AMA plan service as # 24040. They claim it was designed by Al Vela. They also claim the design was published in the 12/1951 Air Trails magazine. Bob Sundberg’s Aztec Eagle looks more modern then a 1951 design to me. Could the AMA have gotten the plan date of 12/51 wrong? The problem with the AMA plan service is, they only list the name of a model and they don’t provide a 3 view , so you can’t see the actual design on the plan.

    Mike

    #77292
    Nigel Tarvin
    Participant

    NFFS plans service also has the plan and there is a thumbnail of it (and all the plans now!) They have it listed as a nostalgia model too….I highly doubt that it is.

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    #77296
    Steve Jensen
    Participant

    There are more plans that are described as Nostalgia but are not approved.
    ASTEROID
    BAD MEDICINE
    CHICAGO MODEL NUTS DESIGN
    (I stopped checking them.)

    #77329
    SIMON BLAKE
    Participant

    Steve, were you able to look through your back issues of Sig Air-Modeler to see if the Aztec Eagle in in there? I guess there were only seven issues of that magazine so hopefully it won’t take too long. Don DeLoach sent me a note that he’s come to a dead end so far, so the Aztec Eagle remains a mystery. Regards, Simon

    #77424
    Bruce Hannah
    Participant

    This model was in the 1966 Aug.\Sept. Sig Modeler Mag. so yes it is a Golden Age 1\2A

    #77427
    SIMON BLAKE
    Participant

    Thanks Bruce, that’s a big help. I think that’s the one that I am going to build. When I go to the Nats I will look up the article in the AMA library.
    Regards, Simon

    #77430
    Mike Schwartz
    Participant

    The Asteroid that is listed in the NFFS plans is not Nostalgia eligible. This Asteroid version was designed by Bob Hunter on 8-13-57. The plan is for a Satellite/Asteroid powered by a Cox Babe Bee .020 and has a 117 sq. in. wing area. There is also another version at 140 sq. in wing area for a Cox Baby Bee .049. The Asteroid 320 was published in Flying Models Feb. 1959 issue. It has the round built up fuselage with a Holland Hornet .049 for power. This Asteroid was simply the Series 57 Satellite 320 renamed to sell the plan and article to Flying Models.All 3 are Golden Age eligible.

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