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1967? TF Nobler

Old 05-26-2003, 03:32 PM
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I have a 1967 (?) TF Nobler kit # N 1. Still in it's original box, never been assembled. Any ideas as to how to accurately date it?
Old 05-27-2003, 01:12 AM
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Must be the U/C kit. Did you look for a date on the plans? MAX H.
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Yes we did look at all of the plans, three diffrent people, three different times. Any other ideas?
Old 05-27-2003, 10:59 PM
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Default 1967? TF Nobler

I saw Ed Sweeney fly the prototype RC Nobler at Olathe Ks in 1968. The kit was released later that year so 1968 for the RC version.
The controlline version came out in the 50's about 1956/7 or thereabouts.
The difference was obvious between the 2. The RC version is a tri gear and has a removable equipment hatch.
Old 05-28-2003, 01:25 AM
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Default 1967? TF Nobler

So many different ways.

The Top Flite kit N-1 is a controlliner. If it is marked about $9.95 is is of mid to late 1960's era.

If it has a full label box with black lettering on red and white, it is of the early 1960's era. If it has a partial label over box, it is prior to 1960. Any colored style indicates end on 1960's to 1970's (and beyond). By about 1970 is cost $15.95 per kit.

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Actually I believe that the first noblers were in a green box with a picture of the plane and George Aldrich the designer. I do know that that version is highly sought after and is classic legal in C/L classic stunt events Dennis
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Default 1967? TF Nobler

Sounds as if the guys have things under control for you . They also made a Jr. Nobler U/C , only ever saw one fly ,kit #N-6. Looking at a 1969 TF ad in May Model Airplane News, no mention of R/C Nobler. Some one back then had a construction article on the R/C one & was not very flattering, very tricky to fly. U/C Nobler is & ever will be a monument to George Aldrich. MAX H.
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Default 1967? TF Nobler

I have a green label Nobler. It was purchased some where around 1959. If anyone is interested in it, let me know. Thanks, Ray
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Default 1967? TF Nobler

I don't know the dates off hand. But go over to SSW forum and ask. These guys will know as accurately as possible. Several were friends of GMA's.

http://clstunt.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi
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Thanks everyone for the replies, I think (and hope) that we will be able to accurately date it now, if not I'll be back.
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Don't look now, but TF has a Nobler C/L in the latest Tower Talk, an it's an ARF. Might buy one! I still do some C/L.

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