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Old 03-21-2016, 11:51 AM
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Starting with my collection of old Graupner gliders











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Old 03-22-2016, 10:24 AM
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Wow thanks for the pics. I built one of the Graupner Foka's back in 1967 on my footlocker while serving in the US Army at a little German town called Georpingen. My unit operated and maintained a US army airfield that was a former WW11 german base.

Since there was no sunday army traffic I was able to secure permission for a small group of US service men to use the field for controlline and RC stuff. Soon were also were able to invite the local german nationals to join us.

Heard from a soldier that served there ten years after I left that the joint US/German model club was still operating and still using the field on Sundays.

I flew my Foka using a hi start and a simple german radio that I simply cannot remember the name but it was a stackable module type that you could add channels via plug in modules to the receiver.

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Wow thanks for the pics. I built one of the Graupner Foka's back in 1967 on my footlocker while serving in the US Army at a little German town called Georpingen. My unit operated and maintained a US army airfield that was a former WW11 german base.

Since there was no sunday army traffic I was able to secure permission for a small group of US service men to use the field for controlline and RC stuff. Soon were also were able to invite the local german nationals to join us.

Heard from a soldier that served there ten years after I left that the joint US/German model club was still operating and still using the field on Sundays.

I flew my Foka using a hi start and a simple german radio that I simply cannot remember the name but it was a stackable module type that you could add channels via plug in modules to the receiver.

John
Cool, I have worked in the Danish airforce for 40 years
And the last 9 years at a aircraft maintenance shop, where we repair F16, C130, Cl 604+ EH101 and Lynx heli.

More Foka:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RATjdTEhXb8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfoN0Jy2vkk Cheers
Soren

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