73 Model Aviation SEP TEMBER 2012 www.ModelAviation.com
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Dan Buckner (228 Foote Rd., Battle Creek MI 49071; email:
firstname.lastname@example.org) submits these models built by Ray Garrett.
Dan wrote: “Made from the Brodak 38 Special, Ray (Superman)
Garrett made these two triple-wingers. The Red Baron is for him and
his brother; the Blue Baron is for me, Dan (Batman) Buckner. Both are
Wrong Way RC Yak
Harold Smith (306 Yosemite Dr., Victoria TX 77904; email:
email@example.com) built this Wrong Way RC DLE 30 Yak kit.
The wingspan is 69. 5 inches with a length of 72 inches. Hitec servos
are used throughout with 7955s for elevator and rudder and 7985s
in the wing. Harold’s Yak weighs in at 10. 5 pounds. It is covered in
MonoKote with carbon-fiber pushrods and an A123 2300 mAh battery.
“Plane flies great,” wrote Harold.
Corsair, Bearcat, and Bandit
Buria Vinson (9127 McArthur Ct., Tola TX 76476; email: lbvin55@aol.
com) shares three models from the 1970s and 1980s.
Buria wrote: “Top Flite Corsair, Royal Bearcat, and Bandit, which
was kitted by Ken Guilford Jr. I built, but never got to fly the Corsair
as it was crashed t wo times by test pilots. I gave it to my brother, Bill
Vinson. He rebuilt it and it was flown several times before crashing
again. Bill was building the Bearcat at that time, but quit modeling so
the Corsair and Bearcat were put in the closet for 31 years.
“The Bandit kit was also in my attic since 1985. I built it as an
electric conversion with a .46-size motor on 18. 5 volts. It will fly fast
and do almost anything you ask.”
Jim Whit worth (400 Glenn Dr., Hurst TX 76053; email: jwhiworth@
sbcglobal.net) purchased his Nieuport 28 as an ARF from Maxford
The model weighs 11. 5 pounds and spans 68 inches. Jim uses
a Hitec Aurora and Hitec servos for control. The model features
upgraded machine guns from Maxford, a custom-laminated tail skid,
and spinner/propeller nut coated in chrome black.