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Old 11-21-2023, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Carson
The Taurus has always been my favorite plane. I probably built 10-12 in the early 60's and
have "scratched" 3 in the last few years. My first was built and flown at Andrews AFB in D.C. in 1962 (Ithink).
A few of us used to gather there on one of the unused runways to fly our models. I think our
unofficial gathering became the club that is now known as NVRC. We used to have some very
esteemed visitors on occasion-even had Walt Good a time or two. Most of our members were
military or Civil Service, I was the only US Navy member if memory serves me. I remember
Joe Solko and Chuck Porter but most of the names escape me but I still recall faces. Often wonder whatever happened to those great guys. Attached is a picture of my current Taurus along with my best friend. While my first Taurus was outfitted with Reeds this one has JR equipment.
Hi Carson - enjoyed all your history & info on the Tarus. I recently acquired a used Tarus in nice shape with an old HP-61 2 cycle. It flies good overall, but requires a whole lot of down elevator to fly inverted.
Have you found this to be normal for the Tarus's you now fly or have flown ? Thanks so much for your help. Happy flying & modeling. Rod in PA.

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