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Old 09-10-2021, 02:34 PM
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Here is a Vintage Era aircraft build you guys may enjoy!

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ietenpol-Build
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As promised here is my GeeBeeR3 resting on its landing gear. Lots of work left to do..
Yes it is a scratch build. Never again.
WS 83"
Will be powered by a DLE 55

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Old 09-10-2021, 07:26 PM
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Nice! Are you building from a kit or from plans?
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Nice! Are you building from a kit or from plans?
scratch built from plans I picked up on eBay.
However I am modifying it as I go. I didn't realise what I was getting into until I started sourcing it. Next time ill stick with a kit
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You are doing a great job!
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Golden Age lurkers, finally after 6 years and a complete scratch design from the ground up starting with CAD, a couple grainy photos and some full size blue prints of the sister ship more commonly known, I have nearly finished my TRAVEL AIR Mystery Ship R613K as flown in the National Air races in 1929. Of course the round cowl version is well known, but this sister ship built at the same time and raced that year is virtually unknown.

As far as I know, no one has ever modeled it before (probably due to scarce documentation). I had an opportunity to showcase it during the Molalla Dawn Patrol in Oregon this summer.

I hope you enjoy the pics.

Specs: 90" WS, EME60 Engine, 26 lbs flying weight with ProModeler Servos
Custom Scale designed landing gear per original,Balsa built wings and Fuselage with custom Fiberglass cowl, pants etc.








This last photo below is the full size original in 1929 after it won it's race in the experimental class. One of the few photos that exist that I used to build from.

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You did a beautiful job!
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I am also all in with these beautiful Golden Age aircraft. I am, however not an expert on all of the models and would love to expand my knowledge, but many of the photos are not captioned, so I don't know what airplane I am looking at. Putting captions on the photos one posts would be a great help to all of us that are interested, but not that familiar with all the makes and models.
Thanks guys,
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Originally Posted by skyhawkjock View Post
I am also all in with these beautiful Golden Age aircraft. I am, however not an expert on all of the models and would love to expand my knowledge, but many of the photos are not captioned, so I don't know what airplane I am looking at. Putting captions on the photos one posts would be a great help to all of us that are interested, but not that familiar with all the makes and models.
Thanks guys,
Give me a post number and we will see if we can figure it out.
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Give me a post number and we will see if we can figure it out.
I need a pilot for my GeeBeeR3 that I'm working on. > 1/4 scale.
any suggestions?

Tks
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Hi FlyerInOKC,
Thanks for your offer to help. I was not familiar with many of the airplanes shown in Post #'s 2,3,10 and 30.
Much obliged,
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Originally Posted by skyhawkjock View Post
Hi FlyerInOKC,
Thanks for your offer to help. I was not familiar with many of the airplanes shown in Post #'s 2,3,10 and 30.
Much obliged,
I will start with Post # 2 you can Google the aircraft for additional information.
Picture # 1 1937 Ryan SC-M Sport Cabin - Menasco) prototype certified by the CAA but the Menasco inline engine was found unreliable so it updated to take a Warner Scarab radial and recertified as the 1938 Ryan SC-W (Sports Cabin-Warner)
Picture # 2 The 1938 Ryan SC-W (Sports Cabin-Warner) Serial # 211 still flying in Australia
Picture # 3 The 1938 Ryan SC-W (Sports Cabin-Warner) Serial # 214 still flying in Washington state
Picture # 4 The inline version of the Mystery Ship see post above.
Picture # 5 Alco Duo
Picture # 6 Messerschmitt BF-108 Taifun (Typhon in English)
Picture # 7 Spartan C-3 made in Tulsa Oklahoma.
Picture # 8 Harlow PJC-2 Executive

That should keep you busy for a bit.
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Super! Thanks so much. That will indeed keep me busy. I am beginning an identification album, and your info was just what I needed.
Thank you.
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Post # 3
Picture # 1 Globe Swift 1B
Picture # 2 Ryan STA Special this is the one Maxie Hester designed and was kitted by SIG years ago. A very sought after kit I plan on building the one I picked up this year with fiberglass pants and cowling from Fiberglass Specialties.
Picture # 3 Howard DGA (Think Mr. Mulligan)
Picture # 4 I believe that is Pancho Barnes standing next to her Mystery Ship (The radial engine version being the most famous)
Picture # 5 The French built Couzinet10 I don't think any of Rene Couzinet's designs were particularly successful but they are interesting to look at.
Picture # 6 A Piper J-3 Cub with WWII Civil Air Patrol insignia. I went with this livery on a SIG 1/5th scale Anniversary Cub but went with bright yellow instead of Cub yellow.
Picture # 7 The pride of Wichita, Kansas The Beechcraft D-17 Staggerwing. I have slightly reduced Ziroli plans and laser cut short kit for this airplane if I ever get to it.

Post # 10 belongs to Monocoupe I don't know if he is still around I haven't heard from him since last year. Two of his look to be Ballanca Aircraft or something similar.
Post # 30 belongs to Don Olsen he is still around perhaps he will pipe in and tell you what you want to know.

If you haven't found it yet check out the album on this site: Williams Vintage Aircraft Site

Mike
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FlyerinOKC,

Thank you so very much for your generous help id'ing the photos.
I did not expect such a timely response.
Very best regards,
John H.

P.S. My Dad and I were members of the Potomac Antique Aero Squadron in the late 60's. Paul Garber was the Club President, and he provided the club with the NAASM's Curtiss F9C-2 Sparrowhawk aircraft as a restoration project. The club eventually completed it and it has been on display ever since. I take pride in that I had a hand in it's restoration each time I visit the museum and see it. I think Paul also was flying his Kinner Sportster at the time. That was the beginning of my love for "Between the War's" aircraft.

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My grandfather worked at the Ponca City Airport and brought home some factory promotional photos of the Ryan Navion which I inherited. I have loved the airplane ever since. The Ryan SC was the first wood airplane I ever built. It was a $1 kit from Comet. I am currently building a 1/5th scale Ryan SC-W here (Please feel free to follow along):
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...nce-post-build
The Navion will be the next build followed by the SIG STA Special.
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Oh, I almost forgot, it seems to only be fitting you join the brotherhood. Congratulations you are now brother number 45!
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Check out my listing of "GeeBeeR3 partial arf missing parts"

https://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/market/11694613

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