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Barnstormers - July 2012

Allen Mrock’s Curtiss Pusher

Welcome to Barnstormers! We would like to share with you a variety of model photos submitted by the readers of Flying Models. We'd love to feature your models, too. Instructions on how to submit your photos can be found at the bottom of this article!

Allen Mrock’s Curtiss Pusher

Allen’s smallish Cutiss Pusher (60-inch span) showed up at the 2011 NEAT Fair. He likes unique planes like this, and covered it in Solartex. He painted the Z\, scale plane and felt that it was a little heavy at 2.1 pounds. A Perry outrunner motor turned the prop, but an E-flite 480 would do as well. Power came from a 3-cell 2300 mAh Li-Po battery.

Bill Warner’s Polly-Wog

Bill Warner’s Polly-Wog

Bill’s Polly-Wog has a story behind it: "When I started teaching in Jr.High 52 years ago, I started a model airplane club—The Sepulveda Basa Butchers. I am still in touch with a few of the members after all these years! Last week, a young chap I have not seen in half a century called me up and wanted the plans for one of the old models I designed for the kids back then. He now has grandkids! Not having the foggiest where a plan would be, I made a couple this AM from memory. Called the Mini-Wog and Poly-Wog (wing spans about 10 inches, flew on one loop of 2mm rubber). They flew pretty well for quickie models or 1⁄32-inch sheet balsa wings, and if you lose one up and out of sight in a thermal, big deal ... easy to make another! Flights of over a minute may not seem like much to you, but to an 11-year-old kid..."

Flying Models Barnstormers welcomes your submissions! Readers of Flying Models are invited to submit pictures (no more than three) and a brief description of their model (no more than 300 words). Images should be at least 1024 pixels across. Please send your submissions to Associate Editor Jim Wiggin for consideration. We look forward to your contributions!

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