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Old 07-16-2009, 01:08 PM
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Scott and Jim of Xtreme Power Systems and I are converting a twenty year old 1/3 scale Curtiss R3C-2 Schneider Cup Racer from 4.2 Sachs to electric. Pictured below was it hanging in a storage unit for the past 10 plus years. As gas powered the plane weighed in at 42 lbs and used Futaba S134 HiTorque giant scale servos. First thing after we cleaned it up, we replaced the 112 in/oz torque servos with Hitec 5955TG servos with over 300 in/oz torque. As we proceed I will update this post or you can see the airplane and the upgrading at www.schneider-cup.com and select Curtiss Returns Home button.
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Old 07-16-2009, 02:42 PM
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Hi, When I was Editor of Scale R/C Modeler I started the Schneider Cup Giant Scale Seaplane races at Lake Havasu. It was sponsored by Scale R/C Modeler magazine and we featured aircraft being built for the event for over a year. I was present for the test flight of that Curtiss Army racer. This event was one of the most unusual RC scale contests ever and was very well attended with many outstanding aircraft showing up. I consider it one of my most treasured accomplishments and am very proud of all the modelers who supported it. Norm Goyer, Apple Valley, CA
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:45 AM
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I was wondering my brother used to live in lake havasu and had a guy who live next to him that flew r/c planes my brothers name is greg hines does that ring any bells ?
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:16 AM
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No, I worked with Bob Martin for the race set up, Norm
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There is going to be a 20th anniversary celebration of the Schneider Cup Re-Enactment this November 6,7 and 8th at the 23rd annual London Bridge Seaplane Classic in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Why don't you join all of the other participants and organizers celebrate this milestone in RC History. The Curtiss you helped tune photograph and feature in Scale RC Modeler is being converted to electric and again will fly over Lake Havasu. Below is a pic of it hanging in a storage unit near Palo Alto, Ca. where we retrieve it to bring it home.
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That would be fun, will certainly put it on my calendar and hope we feel well enough to travel thta far, Norm
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Originally Posted by bob57hdt View Post
Norm,
There is going to be a 20th anniversary celebration of the Schneider Cup Re-Enactment this November 6,7 and 8th at the 23rd annual London Bridge Seaplane Classic in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Why don't you join all of the other participants and organizers celebrate this milestone in RC History. The Curtiss you helped tune photograph and feature in Scale RC Modeler is being converted to electric and again will fly over Lake Havasu. Below is a pic of it hanging in a storage unit near Palo Alto, Ca. where we retrieve it to bring it home.
Bob
Yes, plans are already underway for the 30-year reunion which will be held in November of 2019
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