CL Stunt Cross;re
powered by an
E-flite Power 25
on a four-cell
4000 mAh LiPo
battery pack. This
third at the 2012
Nats. Photo by
Follow-up to Q547: Earlier in the year a reader asked, “Is there
a place I could go where I could look up all the past questions
and answers published in your FAQ column?”
I answered this at the time by mentioning the new AMA/
Model Aviation archives that will now be known as the Model
Aviation Library. The system has been in development for
many months. As I write this, it is running on a trial basis.
This new system will contain scanned copies of the pages
of every Model Aviation issue published from its start in July
1975 to the present. The system will allow you to search for
specific issues, articles, columns, and even aircraft by name. I
had indicated in my April column (Q547) that as soon as the
system was fully online, I would explain how you could search
for the various “Frequently Asked Questions” columns that I
have written throughout the past eight years.
I contacted one of the individuals involved in the
development and operation of the new Model Aviation Library,
Chad Budreau, who is AMA’s multimedia editor. This is what
Chad had to say to me:
“Bob, the Library will be up and running in the fall of
2012. At that time the system will only be available to AMA
members and will require the use of a user ID name, as well
as a password. This will enable AMA members to search every
published issue of Model Aviation and will give them the
ability to make copies of any article for their own use.”
Chad went on to say that by the time you read this column
in the December issue of Model Aviation, the system will be
fully operational. To search for my columns, reviews, model
designs, and features, type “Bob Aberle” into the search box.
Place my name in quotes to improve the search results.
Without quotes, the Library will find all articles with the name
Bob and/or Aberle. By placing “Bob Aberle” in quotes, it will
only find results with my full name.
Members can also type “Frequently Asked Questions” into
the search box to view my columns. Readers can fine-tune
the search by adding text. If a reader types “Frequently Asked
Questions CA Cement” into the search box, the results should
show “Frequently Asked Questions” columns about CA
There will be a learning curve, but Chad is available to help
if you need it. He would also like to hear from readers who
have good results with this new system.
Q562: I remember a few years back you mentioned the
accomplishments of retired MA Editor Bob Hunt, flying
Model Aviation Library, electric CL,
decals, soldering station, and cements
This shows members how they can access various FAQ subjects that
have been published in this column during the past few years.
electric-powered CL models in competition. Is Bob still
pursuing electric power? Is he still competing? Bob had
indicated that he was going to manufacture and market
accessory items for electric flight. Does he now have any
products to offer?
A562: This question provides me the opportunity of bringing
you up to date on what AMA Hall of Fame member and
International CL Stunt champion, Bob Hunt, has been doing.
Bob competed in the 2012 AMA Nats in Muncie, Indiana. He
is still actively competing, and using electric power exclusively.
Bob is presently flying his own design, called the Crossfire
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