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Old 06-20-2007, 07:05 PM
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Default RE: 1/2a speed pan

mylamo's description of launching his plane in the 50's gave me a vague recollection of having a photo of just such a hand launch of a speed plane.

taken from the 1955 Air Trails Annual of a picture from the 1954 US NAT's where Bob Groth of Clevland launchs a McCoy .60 powered speedster flown by Al Stagens.

Must have been a real kick launching or throwing a plane like that with a growling .60 engine at full bore; talk about grabbing a tiger by the tail!

cheers, Graham

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