More About Tom Brett
I’d like to thank all those who wrote to me about my article on Tom Brett
in the November  issue. If you enjoyed the article you might enjoy rare
home movies of the period converted to video, with a “Tribute to Tom Brett”
and the Detroit Invitationals from 1963-65. These are posted on You Tube.
The video also features many of RC Pattern’s pioneers from Pattern’s
earliest days. Part Three of this series shows Tom flying his Perigee, and the
only clip of the original TBX- 1 being flown.
There is also a brief, narrated clip from British digital archives of the 1960
World Championship, showing Tom’s hands while [he is] flying his reed
radio system. You will find it interesting. Type in “1kingaltair” to find the
video, or you can find it on You Tube.
I have really enjoyed reading the construction series. I am a long-time
builder, but I always enjoy reading the construction series articles to see
how other people do their building. After following the series, I dug out
an older, partially built Playboy Senior kit that a fellow club member had
started, but never finished. I am really enjoying working on it.
So please keep the construction series coming.
In the “Windy City Warbirds and Classics” article in the November 2016 issue, the
blacktop runway was stated to be 50 x 100 feet, when it should have been 50 x 800
feet (per the press release). Model Aviation regrets the error.
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