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RCM Cover Plane ID June 1968

Old 08-28-2011, 11:08 AM
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Default RCM Cover Plane ID June 1968

Saw this RCM magazine for sale on the auction site and the plane on the cover caught my eye. So far I haven't been able to identify it. It is the June 1968 issue.

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Old 08-28-2011, 12:11 PM
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Looks like a Sabre but with "Marines' on the side, maybe a Fury?

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Old 08-28-2011, 12:52 PM
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I dunno, but it sure looks like it might be a Dee Bee ARF, just can't remember the name.
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:00 PM
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Default RE: RCM Cover Plane ID June 1968

RCM June 1968 cover caption.

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Old 08-28-2011, 01:02 PM
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Research on RCU. See below, this thread from 10/28/2008, RCU Forum: The Clubhouse, post #1320 Message about the June 1968 Issue.
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_31...tm.htm#6088050

His Post Below:
Well, to keep this thread alive, I found a few... here is a teaser. Its from an early issue of RCM featuring one of Don Lowe's earlier Phoenix designs.

And, if it's anything to you, we'll soon be getting into the Holiday Season. That means Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. Now, I just might have three more very unique covers to celebrate each of those holidays... I suppose I could put one up on the eve of each holiday.

That is, as long as someone reminds me...

Bob

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Old 08-28-2011, 01:26 PM
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OK, I originally posted up, Lanier. Researched the 6/68 mag, came up with the above post, etc. Just posted what I found, but was still curious, as I have never seen a Phoenix make like the F-86. What give's it to being a Lanier, is the tip's, all vacuum formed.

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Old 08-28-2011, 02:13 PM
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Thanks guys. Mystery solved.


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Old 08-28-2011, 02:38 PM
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Here's some more.

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Old 08-28-2011, 03:27 PM
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Default RE: RCM Cover Plane ID June 1968

The Lanier RC Sabre was a very popular aircraft in the late 60s and early 70s. When I first moved to the Southeast in the late 80s I made a trip to the Lanier RC factory (near Lake Lanier, hence the name) to see how the kits were made. It was a huge building and it was interesting to see all the equipment used to mold the wings and form the fuselages. While I was in the wing molding room I saw at a bunch of molding plugs and there was the long out of production Sabre plug siting on the pile. I call them kits because they were not just a mindless snap together ARF like today. They required a good bit of fiberglass work on the inside and other mods to get much life out of them. I went through four Jesters over the years and although they were a bit heavy flew well.
Old 08-28-2011, 04:53 PM
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Flew some of those, the Caprice. I remember securing wooden spar's to the sides of the fuselage, inside, rear of wing saddle back, using silicone, fix the flex on maneuver's.

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Old 08-28-2011, 07:42 PM
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LOL crankpin, those covers are the reason why so many of my old RCM mags have no covers a young wife doesn't always understand
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:51 AM
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Or maybe she did!!

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Crank, I think I'd like to build a Playboy. Wow, what a plane
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How about those fuel tank's. Bladder tank's ?

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Looking for RCM April 1995 magazine featuring Bob Rich and his Cessna L-19.
Would pay premium dollar for it.

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Default RE: RCM Cover Plane ID June 1968

I always wondered why RCM didn't put planes on the cover. [&:] Great magazine. There will never be RC magazines like that agian.
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I was not active RC when RCM folded. What happened? I know it became a commercial filled mag. I think there was not enough new material to keep folks interested in renewing subscriptions, etc. There was Pat Crews, and the engine guy, Clarence Lee. Bill Winters ? It was a great publcation. We had two to look forward to every month, RCM and MAN. Recently, I had been getting MAN for a couple years, and canceled. It has gone the same route of RCM, just an advertiser's special, most articles, old news. MAN even has a girl in charge ! Nothing wrong with that, maybe she should do a bikini spread, keep interest up.

The AMA monthly publication is enough now, great mag, good content, every month.
Crank

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A former RCM soaring editor is over on the other message board. He wrote, "Don (Dewey) once told me that he turned down a couple of million bucks for it (the magazine) in 1979; but after his death, no buyer came along, and eventually it just stopped publishing."
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Ahhhh yes. I remember Ms. July 1983 very well.
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Couple mil sounds nice, not much nowadays. If he did take that amount, no telling how leveraged the company was. I'm sure they formed some type of company, LLC, or Inc. That would have been divvied up a few ways. Was Dewey the sole owner and publisher ? What did he die from, and what age ?

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Hi,

I always wondered what happaned to RCM, great to know some why it closed the doors. When was the last issue?
I had almost all issues from 1970th but at a move in beginning of 1980th I thought I have no room for this and dumped them- I had read them all I thought...
Now how smart was that?
Same happed to all Model AirplaneNews issues I had from 1970th but I managed to buy a complete series from 1970-1980 from a person from US a while ago- I do not dare to say what shipping cost wasto have them shipped overseas (rather heavy box)but it was more then I paid for the magazines...

Whydo we not have magazines like RCM anymore? I love to read old construction articles etc. I suppose the ARF killed mostof this type of articles.
Anyway, the RCM front covers could almost be as good as to make larger wall charts of them to have on the wall in hobby room.

/Bo
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ORIGINAL: crankpin

What did he die from, and what age ?

Crank
Heart attack, February 27, 2000

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About the only Mag with real Articales is the UK mag RCM&E you still get a good free plan sometimes
and it is not just "ARF Review" and other Electric foam rubish.

We did have a very good mag here down-under "Airbourne" but that has gone down the ARF road as well but they still have some plans for sale.

Yes they took the Girls away too.........Political Correctness Sux

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[quote]ORIGINAL: bem



Why do we not have magazines like RCM anymore? I love to read old construction articles etc. I suppose the ARF killed most of this type of articles.

Because we don't BUILD anymore....instead we 'buy' things already done....like cockpit kits, light systems, complete retract sets, etc.
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tailskid,
Yes that is true that modellers today build less and buy more ready made instead.
And internet of course makes so much info avaliable so RC magazines is less attractive in some way.
But it is a matter of fact that the old model magazine AeroModeler (established 1935) started again with issue 919 (Oct 2012) after some years (since 2001) absence.
I bought the issue 920 not long ago to see how good the "new" Aero Modeler isand it was nice to read, it is a mix of free flight, control line, indoor flyingand RC with plenty of retro.
http://aero-modeller.com

/Bo


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