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Old 08-13-2014, 12:08 PM
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looks to to me like Carl Goldbergs Little Toot. To me I've got one I built long ago.
Old 08-13-2014, 02:24 PM
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Almost, Renegade. I though that too at first because i've seen them and have one to build in the box. It's not though because the Lil Toot has a plank profile. This one is carved out, a hollow log fuselage that tells me its a berkeley models or a mussciano kit. It's really nice whoever made it. What a great little plane. Very few .020 kits were put out. Sad for the PeeWee.

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Old 08-13-2014, 08:39 PM
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Ahhh the Lil Jumpin Bean my first control line kit. Will never forget it.
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Hey guys,

I don't know why sorting through old plans is so intriguing to me but I found myself up until the wee hours last night (morning) looking through the Flying Model plans Catalogue. I just posted this file elsewhere but thought it might be helpful here, too. I believe I have stumbled upon the same effect to guys that equates to women and their shoes - you just can't have enough planes. They don't even have to be completed, you just gotta have them(!)
Here's a photo guide to the 1/2A plans FM has:

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Originally Posted by BrightGarden
Howdy All - keep this thread alive!
Also rediscovering 1/2A - electrics were the gateway. I just grew up and learned to bring windex and towels with me to take home clean planes. I guess we're like salmon, they get imprinted with the stream they hatched in and we return to the whiney whiz of the 1/2A. Electrics are OK but we need our fix on the sweet smell of nitro.
Downloaded a few plans - pacer, mach none, shrike. However, I am on a path to build a Cessna Skymaster.
broke out the old engines and on a binge of used ones here, RCGroups, eBay, and Craigslist.
Having a great summer rediscovering!
Poughkeepsie Pete

What is this?
Here's something I impulse-bought on eBay -
Anyone with a read on its name and origins (control line):
Looks like a modified Musciano / Black Hawk Models PITT's

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WOW ............ how things have changed. I can now built four or five foam 1/2A sized electron powered models for the price of one magazine.
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Default 1/2a Shoestring

I was just given this model in original packaging with the original kit instructions Way awesome to see this was a 70's era plane! even came with instruction corrections. I'm almost afraid to touch the paper lol!

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