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    HIP POCKET by John Miller





    HIP POCKET by John Miller

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    I’m looking for a set of plans of Jeff Miller’s Hip Pocket! And/or any info that can help me find a set of plans. This was his 60 size Pattern Plane.

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    He also designed the Side Pocket 40, plans published by RCM.

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    RE: HIP POCKET by John Miller

    There we go... Nice Paul!

    Magic may just happen here. We'll have to wait and see.

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    RE: HIP POCKET by John Miller

    John Miller. I haven't seen John since the '80s, but I ran into an old flying buddy when I was back in MA visiting my parents. He told me John is still living in Westford, MA. I think John is mostly doing car restoration these days, but if you can get in contact with him I'm sure he could help.
    -Will

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    RE: HIP POCKET by John Miller

    Hey Will,

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    I haven’t had much luck in locating John with the info you have provided, but I’ll keep trying.

    Do you have any more info that’s more specific?

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    RE: HIP POCKET by John Miller

    John Miller's Hip Pocket

    This pic was taken from Ron Van Putte’s 1985 NATS article published in the AMA Mag.
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    RE: HIP POCKET by John Miller

    Paul,

    What about trying to contact Ron Van Putte? I'm assuming he's still around but maybe I'm off there.

    There is mention that he planned to built one from John's excellent plans...

    David

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    RE: HIP POCKET by John Miller

    Hey David, waiting to hear back from Ron!

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    I’ll keep following every lead I can get.

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    RE: HIP POCKET by John Miller

    Paul,

    Excellent. I look forward to hearing back.

    Not much to go on, but if I'd have to guess, the 60 and 40 share a very similar wing and stab planform. I wonder if he changed the aspect ratio of the model when going down to the 40 which I presume came after. The photo does seem to show a slightly longer fuse, proportionately, than the 40's. Top deck pipe too in all likelihood.

    Mark's comment seems quite on. It does have Boot overtones. Rick thought the 40 looked a bit like a Compensator which is shorter than the Boot.

    BTW, what's the deal on the Boot's vertical? Was it sheet balsa filleted into the glass fuse?

    David

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    RE: HIP POCKET by John Miller

    Exactly David, just sheet balsa filleted to the glass Fuse for the Bootlegger.


    ORIGINAL: doxilia

    Paul,

    BTW, what's the deal on the Boot's vertical? Was it sheet balsa filleted into the glass fuse?

    David

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    RE: HIP POCKET by John Miller

    Hey David, I got John’s last address from Ron, sending a letter tomorrow!


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    Paul,

    Excellent. I look forward to hearing back.

    David
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    RE: HIP POCKET by John Miller

    Replied on the other thread.

    David

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    RE: HIP POCKET by John Miller

    Here is the latest news.

    I have been in contact with John and a set of plans are on the way to me.
    In the meantime he sent me a pdf file to review while the plans are en route.

    The Hip Pocket a 60 rear exhaust design looks a lot like his 40 size Side Pocket but on steroids!
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    RE: HIP POCKET by John Miller

    Dude! That is way cool! Add another Classic Pattern plane to the list.

    Got a better pick so we can see the details?

    Bryan
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    RE: HIP POCKET by John Miller

    Great news, Looking forward to hearing more.

    Dave


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