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01/08/2016 at 7:39 pm #55594AnonymousInactive
My bro had mentioned that to me. We stopped by the H shop last month…been a long time since I was there.
Hey.?.It’s only been about 45 years. How much could we have changed! Lol!01/08/2016 at 10:22 pm #55595AnonymousInactive
Here is My solitaire01/08/2016 at 10:41 pm #55596AnonymousInactive
01/09/2016 at 12:45 pm #55597Nigel TarvinParticipant
That didn’t take you long Hank!
Nigel02/15/2016 at 6:31 pm #55598
Attached are a couple of photos of a model I built when I was in High School (The photos are dated Oct 60. Sorry for the quality of the photos as they are a current photo of an old photo . The model may have been called Apogee? It was published in a magazine, probably Model Airplane News in 1960 as I built the model shortly after the magazine came out. Anybody have any info on this model? Any copies of the plans floating around? I’d like to build it for golden age event. By the way, I still have the Holland Hornet in the photo. Unfortunately at that age I didn’t take too good care of the engine, you know the routine, crash, wipe it off, squirt some fuel on it (the outside only) and try again.
02/15/2016 at 7:05 pm #55599
Oian The Apogee is listed on the Eligible Design List for the Golden Age event. It was designed by Frank Ehling for fai or Class A. It was published in the April 1960 issue of Air Trails magazine. Hope this helps
Mike Schwartz02/15/2016 at 10:39 pm #55600Steve JensenParticipant
American Modeler April 1960
(Class A) AMA Plans Service sells this plan- #23771 & #34E4
http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMERICAN-MODELER-April-1960-Pegasus-R-C-Pattern-model-/151972644677?hash=item2362468745:g:uGcAAOSwJb9WsoRA02/15/2016 at 11:04 pm #55601
Steve Thanks for the correction on the magazine name for the Apogee
Mike02/16/2016 at 12:48 am #55602
I don’t think that’s the one. The name Apogee is just the name that came to mind as a possibility. The model in the picture was strictly a 1/2 A. At the time I wouldn’t have dared to build anything larger. The name and the source were just guesses from a distant memory. I was just hoping someone might remember it after seeing the photos. Thanks, though.
John02/23/2016 at 4:37 pm #55603SIMON BLAKEParticipant
I noticed that Golden Age isn’t on the list of events announced for the Nationals this year. Shouldn’t it have been added as a provisional event? The list that was published is identical to last years.02/23/2016 at 5:57 pm #55604
The NFFS Competition Committee does not vote on the Provisional events until May 15 2016 this year. Wish it was sooner. It will be a event at the NWFFC in Tangent Or. this August.
Mike03/21/2016 at 4:59 am #55605
As to my reply on 2/15/2016, “The Apogee couldn’t be the model”. Today Steve loaned me the April 60 magazine and guess what, It’s the model all right. I don’t believe I actually reduced the plan size for a 1/2 A version. (I was only 15 at the time!) The picture of my model is covered in the exact color scheme of the original, stars, stripes and all. I guess now I really should build one for the new event. Thanks Steve.05/08/2016 at 6:17 pm #77188
The NFFS Competition Committee has passed the Golden Age of 1/2A as a NFFS Special Provisional Event. We would like to thank the Competition Committee members for their support in making this happen. We would also like to thank all the modelers who contributed their idea’s and thought’s on the event thru the NFFS web page and personal e mails. Don DeLoach will be posting the latest rules and guidelines in the Digest soon.
Regards, Mike Schwartz and Bob DeShields.05/11/2016 at 6:21 pm #77223DENNIS KARGOLParticipant
Has the day been selected for the NATS yet?05/12/2016 at 8:58 am #77240Derek McGuckinParticipant
Hi guys, there is a webpage where you can download the rules and eligible plan list for Golden Age 1/2A. You can find it at:
For those who are members of Facebook there is a Golden Age 1/2A group which you can join and participate:
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