The Thatcher CX- 4, built by Cliff Tacie, has a 53-inch
wingspan and the same electric setup as the PT- 19.
Society’s field in Glendale, Arizona. The
warbird-themed event is a great time
for all the members of the One Eighth
Air Force and modelers from across the
western US. Howard Kennedy, the club’s
commander, invites all AMA members
Fair skies and tailwinds.
Bob Holman Plans
Jerry Bates Plans
One Eighth Air Force
International Miniature Aircraft Association
Precision Cut Kits
AMA Plans Service
(800) 435-9262, ext. 507
added all of the wood sheets and sticks
required to finish the model.
Bob has invented some neat building
tools and guides for those of us who
enjoy building models. These work for
all-wood aircraft, whether they are Scale
or fun-fly airplanes.
His products include laser-cut
triangles packed 10 to a set which come
in 3-inch, 5.5-inch, and 7.5-inch sizes.
The price is $5.
Bob has also produced rib guides that
are slotted for 1/16-inch, 3/32-inch, and 1/8-
inch wood. They hold the ribs vertically at
90° and include a plate that can be pinned
to your building board. They are sold in
packs of 10 in the three sizes for $5.
He has also created Stickits, which
are laser-cut disks that slip over T-pins
to hold balsa sheets or strips in place
while glue dries. You can purchase 72 of
these for $2.50. See “Sources” for more
One Eighth Air Force Fall Fly-In
The One Eighth Air Force’s 2013
Fall Scale Fly-In will be held October
19-20 at the Arizona Model Pilots
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