1 This Sterling Rudder Bird is a Class I model with only rudder and throttle control.
It is a 1960 design and is powered by an O.S. . 20. John Haffner skillfully pilots this
rudder-only airplane through a sequence of pattern maneuvers.
2 Ron Ogren has been flying this classic Custom Live Wire for many years. Designed
and kitted by Hal deBolt in 1957, the biplane is a Class II model and performs
beautifully with only rudder, elevator, and throttle control.
3 Joe Bridi designed a series of Sun Fli models starting with this Sun Fli I in 1968.
Scott Wallace built this from a kit and powers it with an O.S. . 55.
4 In 1969, Ed Sweeney took a CL model and designed it for RC. Frank Granelli’s RC
Nobler pictured was built from the Top Flite kit and sports a Webra . 51.
5 Martin Sherman poses with an elegant Astro-Hog built from a Sig kit. Released
originally in kit form by Berkeley, the Astro-Hog is famous for winning the RC Pattern
event at the 1957 Nats. This model is powered by a Saito . 80 and finished with
Koverall and dope. Lindsey photo.
6 Bruce Tharpe Sr. (L) holds his Digester, a 1964 Don Mathes design, powered by
an O.S. 65 LA. His son, Bruce (R), displays a Candy, a 1963 state-of-the-art Pattern
aircraft designed by Cliff Weirick. The Candy uses an O.S. 46FX for power and is
a great sport flier. Both models were built from RCM plans and are covered with
MonoKote. Rick Lindsey photo.
7 Jackie Garner designed the Penetrator in 1965 and it was published by RC
Modeler in 1966. Bob Noll scratch-built this Class II model (no ailerons) that is
powered by an O.S. . 55.
8 The Live Wire Champion was designed by Hal deBolt and kitted by deBolt Model
Engineering in 1964. Here is Perley Bowen’s rendition, powered by an O.S. . 25.
9 Lew Andrews’ Aeromaster was the most famous biplane in the 1960s. This Bob
Noll model was built from an original Andrews kit. Bob embellished the airplane
with a radial cowl and wheel pants and powers it with an O.S. . 70 four-cycle engine.
10 Giuseppe Fascione displays his scratch-built Kwik Fli II, a 1965 Phil Kraft design.
The model sports an Enya power plant. Phil Kraft designed his Kwik Fli series in the
1960s and won the AMA Nats with his Kwik Fli III.
11 This Super 60 was scratch-built by Scott Wallace. The original design was kitted
by Keil Kraft in the UK. Scott’s Super 60 is powered by an O.S. . 25 and is a Class II
12 Terry Terrenoire flies a Dick Allen-designed Stark Shark in Class II Pattern. Terry’s
scratch-built airplane sports an O.S. . 46. Dick designed two versions of the Stark
Shark, which has been flow as a Class II and a Class III model.
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