Francis Swirk (Cumming, Georgia; email: nothinghoney@bellsouth.
net) wrote: “I have had this [Carl Goldberg Junior Skylark] kit for
years, and when I found the box wet in my storage unit, this became
an emergency build.
“I decided to build [it] as the twin-engine version using Cox Tee
Dee .050 RC engines. I added ailerons, elevator, and throttled engines
to the original rudder-only Goldberg design.
“It was an enjoyable build and I implore my fellow modelers to
resist the lure of a new ARF and rekindle the joy of unfolding a new
set of plans and building one of these classic kits.”
Alain Adam (Lake Orion, Michigan; email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
built this Osprey designed by Bill Winter and John Hunton using AMA
Plans Service number 850.
Using Styrofoam cores from Bill Evans Aircraft in Bishop,
California, Alain built his model with mostly leftovers for the wood,
covering, wheels, and more. Power comes from an older O.S. . 60
four-stroke engine. Alain wrote that it runs great and pulls his aircraft
along well. Control comes from a Futaba 6XA radio.
Jack Shaffer (Medford, Oregon; email: email@example.com) built this
Astro-Hog from a Sig Manufacturing Co. kit.
The Astro-Hog is powered by a Magnum XLS-61A engine and
is finished with Top Flite MonoKote. A Futaba radio controls Jack’s
model piloted by a Barbie doll.
This photo was taken at the Vintage R/C Society Northwest Fly-In
held at the Agate Field in Medford, Oregon.
Sig Hog Bipe
Bill Engelking (Duluth, Minnesota; email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
built this Hog biplane from a Sig Manufacturing Co. kit.
The Hog was slightly modified by adding a balsa cowl around the
engine. It is powered by a Saito . 91 four-stroke engine turning a 13 x 6
wood propeller. Bill covered his airplane with UltraCote in a scheme
he designed. He wrote that it took approximately 6 months and 500
hours to finish the build.
“Flying the airplane is a great deal of fun and I’m hoping to use it to
tow gliders at some point,” wrote Bill.
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