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Old 06-23-2003, 02:12 PM
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I'm looking for plans for the early '60s pattern plane called the Beachcomber. My dad had one powered by a .60-engine. The plane had about a 66-inch wingspan and flew beautifully. The VECO(?) plans are the ones I'm looking for, not the MAN plans, which was a somewhat smaller version. Any help would be appreciated.
Old 06-24-2003, 10:41 AM
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Some time ago I noticed the Beachcomber plans listed on the site below. Can't speak for the product as I have not purchased any plans from there. Sorry about the &^%$*# pop ups.

Good luck in your search.

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http://members.tripod.com/~TomDixon/plans4.htm
Old 06-24-2003, 11:16 AM
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Thanks cloudniner.
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That's Tom Dixon plans. He's a great guy.
Old 07-13-2003, 11:43 PM
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Default Re: Beachcomber plans

Originally posted by mikeak
The plane had about a 66-inch wingspan and flew beautifully. The VECO(?) plans are the ones I'm looking for, not the MAN plans, which was a somewhat smaller version. Any help would be appreciated.
You may know better than I, but in the old catalog I have for John Pond's Plan Service (material now owned by the AMA), there were the MAN plans, and also the Veco kit instructions. Both were listed with a span of 64". My father also had a plane built from one of the kits. It had a wide (constant) chord for the span, as I remember. He liked it.
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Default RE: Re: Beachcomber plans

I too am looking for the Kirkland Beachcomber plans. Last I heard Bill Northrop out of Southern Nevada had a set.

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Not sure where I found this plan or what the copyright might be...but it may be useful to you as a reminder of how beautiful this design is.
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Old 06-14-2010, 01:11 PM
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I am building a Beachcomber from MAN plans and have a Veco kit and they are the same. The kit was modified to use modern radios, the MAN plans show construction for reed equipment. Other than that it is the same airplane.
Joe
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Contact Don at Eureka Aircraft. He sells plans and a short kit. He's a great guy to deal with!

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