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Old 06-30-2003, 04:31 AM
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Recently I acquired a framed up 1932 Buhl Pup with a 10 ft. w.s.(1/3 scale) from a builder with failing eyesight who wants to see it finished but he couldn't find the plans. I can only find a couple of pics. on the net and am not familiar with this aircraft. Does anyone know where i can find more on this plane or who maybe has plans or pictures?
Old 06-30-2003, 06:46 AM
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Default 1932 buhl pup

Ram3500:

A set of plans, not as large as your plane but possibly useful, is here:

http://www.dvhi.net/giantscale/spps/katz/katz.htm
Buhl Pup 2.75" = 1' Span 82.5 length 52.25 area 876 .60-.70 4 stroke $24

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I'm sure you've found this picture, but for everybody else I'll post it.

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yep, thats one i found. wild looking bird isn't it. thanks for the info. looking into it now. I'll keep you posted on the progress and post some pics. if you would like.
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I finally found this. Maybe this project can work it's way to the front now.

http://004edc4.netsolhost.com/BAWET/Buhl_Pup.htm
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I finally found this. Maybe this project can work it's way to the front now.

www.//004edc4.netsolhost.com/BAWET/Buhl_Pup.htm
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Cool plane, I had one when I was a kid it was a small free flight.
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Cool plane, I had one when I was a kid it was a small free flight.
Thanks. This was actually used in the 30s as a military trainer. My plans are to finish it as such. Something different, right?
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Cool plane, I had one when I was a kid it was a small free flight.
Thanks. This was actually used in the 30s as a military trainer. My plans are to finish it as such. Something different, right?
I forgot to add, mine was a very small plane, nothing in the giant scale size. I can't even recall who cut the kit. That was in the very early 60s when there were nothing but shelves lined with kits of all types. The Pup was just such a different looking plane, very cool.
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Cool plane, I had one when I was a kid it was a small free flight.
Thanks. This was actually used in the 30s as a military trainer. My plans are to finish it as such. Something different, right?
I forgot to add, mine was a very small plane, nothing in the giant scale size. I can't even recall who cut the kit. That was in the very early 60s when there were nothing but shelves lined with kits of all types. The Pup was just such a different looking plane, very cool.
I started building RC in '68'. Before then it was control line stuff. Those were the days for builders. Plenty to choose form. I miss those days.
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I moved to Calif. in 59 and as a kid I used to take the bus to Denneys shop. There were twin brothers that had a shop on Van Neys Blv. I used most the time. In Wash. state there was a shop owned by a Hydro Plane driver I used to go to. Nothing but wall to wall planes and boats. Those were the days when it was a hobby and if you wanted a plane you had to build it. I do miss it a lot but the times keep changing. The radio I use today wasn't even dreamed of back then. I would like to see kits come back but I'm pretty happy with all the nice gear we have these days, not to mention a TV in every home. How did I ever grow up without a big screen?? And in color no less!!!!!
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There is a full scale Buhl Pup for sale. It was listed in last month's magazine(?). Contact 'Skyways' magazine if interested. Flyline Models (extinct) has a plan of it, too! Those plans are very nice. I have just about all of them.
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There is a full scale Buhl Pup for sale. It was listed in last month's magazine(?). Contact 'Skyways' magazine if interested. Flyline Models (extinct) has a plan of it, too! Those plans are very nice. I have just about all of them.
Thanks for the post. Do you remember what scale those plans are?

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I moved to Calif. in 59 and as a kid I used to take the bus to Denneys shop.
We probably ran into each other at Reginald Denny's hobby shop back then!

I lived near Western and Beverly and used to ride my bicycle up there. Safety Cycle shop was just down Western a few blocks and I would go there on the way home and maybe buy some of those cool decal packs. It was quite a ride for an 8 year old kid. Parents today would have a heart attack over that idea!

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I moved to Calif. in 59 and as a kid I used to take the bus to Denneys shop.
We probably ran into each other at Reginald Denny's hobby shop back then!

I lived near Western and Beverly and used to ride my bicycle up there. Safety Cycle shop was just down Western a few blocks and I would go there on the way home and maybe buy some of those cool decal packs. It was quite a ride for an 8 year old kid. Parents today would have a heart attack over that idea!

Panorama City off of Rosco. When we frirst moved to Ca. we lived in a appartment and there were a lot of bus drivers living there so I rode the bus for free. That was over by the Chev plant.Flew at the Dam but there was a school across the street when we bought a house so I flew UC and drove prop rods there. We even started making our own prop rods....and scate boards, and mini bikes and belly boards. Seems back then if you wanted something you made it. Robert Folton Jr. High School metal shop even had the jigs for go karts and mini bikes so by the 8th grade we had the real things. In wood shop we were making airplanes and sail boats. Heath kits in radio shop. Things we did in school has lasted a life time.
Are the plans for the Pup builders plans with ribs and formers in profile???
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Thought I would post some pictures of this 1/3 scale. Sorry, I need to get some better ones and include the fuselage. I'll do that.
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:08 PM
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The Flyline Models kit plans were drawn by Bill Effinger in 1955 and are to the scale of 1 1/2" to 1' for a span of the kit being 37 1/2". Cleveland Model and Supply has plans for it. The Buhl Pup was advanced for its time consideringt he fuselage construction.
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The Flyline Models kit plans were drawn by Bill Effinger in 1955 and are to the scale of 1 1/2'' to 1' for a span of the kit being 37 1/2''. Cleveland Model and Supply has plans for it. The Buhl Pup was advanced for its time consideringt he fuselage construction.
Thanks. Yes it was. I plan on using some aluminum foil in the finish.

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