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04-20-2020, 06:45 AM
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Posted By kingaltair

My Simla, the one in the article and pictured...

My Simla, the one in the article and pictured above, last flew in 2012 at a Vintage RC event (where I’m posing with it in the yellow shirt).

Since then I’ve been flying and practicing for Senior...
04-19-2020, 09:00 AM
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Posted By kingaltair

Bo The Taurus on the right is the one that was...

Bo
The Taurus on the right is the one that was about to be donated to the museum. It was not restored to flying condition-only enough to display. The Taurus II is on the left and is the plane we own...
04-15-2020, 08:05 PM
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Posted By kingaltair

Taurus II

Hi BEM
If you scroll up a couple pictures you see the Simla kit prototype that appeared in the 2010 article, and how much bigger it is with a 102" wingspan.
The plane above was talked about a lot...
02-23-2019, 12:26 PM
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Views: 76,989
Posted By kingaltair

The Quadruplex Mk II The Don Brown...

The Quadruplex Mk II

The Don Brown Quadruplex radio was central in the design of Cirrus. Helen Brett told me that Tom designed all his planes around the equipment.. The size/shape of the...
02-23-2019, 11:35 AM
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Posted By kingaltair

The Proportional Radio and Cirrus As mentioned,...

The Proportional Radio and Cirrus
As mentioned, Tom specifically designed Cirrus for a proportional radio. Tom himself was an expert in using (toggle switch) reed radios,but was essentially talked...
02-23-2019, 08:27 AM
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Posted By kingaltair

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_4873_f4773e6dad7c8ee5bd34f3eba3732f5d8b50cf73.jpg
Absolutely David. The more I started looking into Cirrus, the more history I...
02-19-2019, 04:43 PM
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Posted By kingaltair

Brett Designs Update

Everyone;

Lots of things have happened since my last post on this thread. Let me list them briefly to try to bring things up to date.

Helen, Tom's wife, chief cheerleader, and pit crew,...
02-19-2019, 03:23 PM
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Posted By kingaltair

Chris, Chattanooga is within my driving range. ...

Chris,
Chattanooga is within my driving range. In fact, SPA has a yearly contest there at one of the Chattanooga clubs.

The original Simla prototype featured in the article hasn't flown since...
11-18-2018, 06:23 PM
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Posted By kingaltair

New Simla

Congratulations on the latest Simla to grace the skies, (to me the Simla fraternity is quite small and select), so as time goes by it would be great to get some flight reports as you get it “dialed...
06-09-2018, 06:33 PM
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Posted By kingaltair

What plane are you talking about and what did the...

What plane are you talking about and what did the "Ebay shill" do. Are you talking about this...
06-09-2018, 06:10 PM
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Posted By kingaltair

I received four of Tom's planes, TBX-1, Apogee,...

I received four of Tom's planes, TBX-1, Apogee, (sister ship of Perigee), Cirrus, and finally Nimbus III. The car was packed "to the gills"

While there I met and visited with daughter Sheryl as...
06-09-2018, 03:29 PM
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Posted By kingaltair

This quote comes from one of the first posts on...

This quote comes from one of the first posts on this thread in July 2009, (nine years ago), on page 1. I didn't know the answer, but I have always hoped that if and when Helen needed to find a home...
06-09-2018, 02:16 PM
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Views: 2,286
Posted By kingaltair

Don't give up on the idea of SPA. Leave the gear...

Don't give up on the idea of SPA. Leave the gear down, put on a muffler, and try us out. It beats staying home and missing the fun. Even if you don't agree with everything, try it. Nothing is...
01-30-2018, 03:00 PM
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Views: 321,124
Posted By kingaltair

Guido's Comments

here is a youtube link from Urs about the today flight. Unfortunately the weather was not good, windy and the cameraman (me) a lousy professional.Urs (Urs Leodolter--pilot), said that the pusher...
01-30-2018, 02:53 PM
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Posted By kingaltair

Heard once again from Switzerland with a couple...

Heard once again from Switzerland with a couple new photos of Guido's Taurus Pusher AND a fresh You Tube post from earlier today showing the plane in action. It's not very long, but you get the idea....
01-29-2018, 01:46 PM
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Posted By kingaltair

The Taurus Pusher generated a great deal of...

The Taurus Pusher generated a great deal of interest back in 2009 when we first were talking about it. Those of us who really were deeply involved with this thread back then eventually noticed that...
01-29-2018, 01:08 PM
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Posted By kingaltair

Well, some time has passed and we have some news...

Well, some time has passed and we have some news relevant to this thread. Please go way back to page 34 post 836 posted by Ray about Ed's very cool and intriguing Taurus Pusher for the background...
05-10-2017, 02:08 PM
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Views: 97,086
Posted By kingaltair

Congtrats on Your Simla

Congrats on your Simla--you have joined a select fraternity of Simla pilots, and I hope you will be happy with it.
I flew the original Simla in the Model Aviation article on an OS .90 2-stroke, and...
03-20-2017, 10:04 PM
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Views: 16,695
Posted By kingaltair

I have one--contact me if you're interested...

I have one--contact me if you're interested...
03-20-2017, 09:55 PM
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Views: 16,695
Posted By kingaltair

BTW--I met Victor when he came to one of our SPA...

BTW--I met Victor when he came to one of our SPA contests and flew a Komet. He also did a jet demo, so indeed Victor DOES do "a lot of things". See the JULY-SEPT 2016 SPA newsletter for coverage of...
03-20-2017, 09:42 PM
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Views: 16,695
Posted By kingaltair

Frank/Dieter; I can understand why you might...

Frank/Dieter;

I can understand why you might be skeptical--but all I can tell you for sure is that I built a Marabu--finished it as my first electric with the retracts Dieter sells and everything...
03-19-2017, 11:36 AM
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Views: 16,695
Posted By kingaltair

Countilaw and others- Frank, and anyone...

Countilaw and others- Frank, and anyone interested in the glo Arrow--let me tell you what I know of SkyAviations, then give my opinions for what they are worth.

First, Dieter at Sky Aviations ...
03-15-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 97,086
Posted By kingaltair

I needed the painted, authentic look for the...

I needed the painted, authentic look for the magazine article, but I'm wasn't all that experienced with epoxy paint, and it added a lot of weight, (but looked great--especially from a distance. :o ...
03-14-2017, 10:34 AM
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Views: 97,086
Posted By kingaltair

Dear Redball; Great to see another Simla out...

Dear Redball;

Great to see another Simla out the door. Yours is the first one with blue other than black, but (of course) still very pretty.

The 96" Simla is the version Ed flew at the 1965...
11-25-2016, 09:09 AM
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Views: 97,086
Posted By kingaltair

I can only guess that someone told Don that they...

I can only guess that someone told Don that they wanted a Simla kit but they were no longer available. I was very surprised and disappointed to see the Simla kit on his web site. When I told Jeff...
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