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Old 07-06-2008, 08:18 PM
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Does anyone have a scan of the article and plan of the "Milk Carton Special" for half A engine that was published in 1971 in American Aircraft Modeler?

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Old 07-30-2008, 06:01 PM
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pics, pics, pics!!! please. sounds like a neat plane. curious as to how it looks

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Default RE: "Milk Carton Special" half A plane. Anyone remember it?

The Milk Carton Special is made from milk carton material and is stapled together, for Cox 049s. An expendable, cheap little model. I might actually build one myself, come to think of it.

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Default RE: "Milk Carton Special" half A plane. Anyone remember it?

It is actually rather durable, though longevity is an issue overall. Don't expect one to last an entire flying season as it is designed. Some modern improvements might be made like a coroplast spar inside the wing with a little carbon fiber... Ah...Go on and build it as designed and have fun!
Materials are cheap and it is not hard to put together. I would suggest using gorilla glue here and there. Attention to fuel proofing will help make it last longer but there again it is an expendable plane to there is not much real reason to go overboard with improvements.

I made mine way back when using buttermilk cartons and the printing looked so good I left it that way! Flew it with a Golden Bee an had a blast. It really flies great but do not expect it to be a Stunt ship. Repeat after me: Not a stunt ship.
It would do wingovers well and huge sloppy loops but that was about it. It looks pretty sharp and for a beginner or just some round de round fun it serves well.

Just make sure you take lots of detailed pictures of it ( wish I had taken even one) because it won't last forever but try to make sure others see it because they won't believe you are using milk cartons to fly with.

On another note one might try to make one using this as a pattern and use foam...

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Default RE: "Milk Carton Special" half A plane. Anyone remember it?

Hey I'd like a set of those plans as well
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Hey I'd like a set of those plans as well
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Default RE: "Milk Carton Special" half A plane. Anyone remember it?

Anyone interested in this plan and many more 1/2A articles would do well to go here http://www.cpinternet.com/~tawilk36/
and click on the CDs for sale link. Look for the 1/2A C/L Sport CD #18. Thomas Wilk has some very interesing CDs jammed full of CL, FF and RC history. Also, if you are good with image editing software you can print quite a few of the plans. The CDs are well worth the price.
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I have bought 3 of the CD's and tile printed the plans from windows, and they are a good bargain.
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