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01-10-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By mshafer

Flew pattern for years in the 70's and for a...

Flew pattern for years in the 70's and for a short time in the 90's. I have been to 2 turnaround contests in the last couple of years and saw 2000 dollar composite ARF's flying slow, boring patterns...
10-03-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,771
Posted By mshafer

RE: More pictures from the past

Dave

PLEASE say hello to Art for me.. He was a tough competitor and I remember his slick looking planes.... He and I fought it out at the LARKS pattern event with Jerry Lucke setting it out.
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09-30-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,771
Posted By mshafer

RE: More pictures from the past

Hey Crankpin

Mark R. and I live within 70 miles but I haven't seen him for many moons but we email...

I loved the the old pattern days, as a young kid, Dad and competitive pattern flying...
08-07-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,747
Posted By mshafer

RE: Old enough to remember Pro-Line Radios ?

Crankpin

Dad died almost 10 years ago, if you remember him at all, he was a heavy smoker and it got him.

I still fly some RC, have a YAK with a YS160DZ and two newer pattern planes running...
08-07-2008, 09:30 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,747
Posted By mshafer

RE: Old enough to remember Pro-Line Radios ?

Crankpin

I remember that contest, Dave Brown actually hand launched my Phoenix V every round, I remember having to take the muffler off the engine every round and dig out the mud. I still have...
08-07-2008, 09:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,747
Posted By mshafer

RE: Old enough to remember Pro-Line Radios ?

Crankpin

Actually Dad and I were from Parkersburg WV Vienna Sky Sharks.

We flew the Ohio - Indy - PA circuit. I competed in C - D novice against Jerry Luke and that dam Camo Mach I he...
08-05-2008, 06:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,747
Posted By mshafer

Old enough to remember Pro-Line Radios ?

Early 70's the 5 channel open gimbal radios sold for $ 350 in 1973 dollars ! Well worth it cause the Kraft guys radio's would quit a couple times a summer usually costing an airplane while the...
03-28-2006, 05:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,216
Posted By mshafer

RE: ARF's of the old Classics

Just my opinion once more but pre 1976 designs (as per SPA rules) were designed around 10cc engines and retracts. I understand the rationale of cheaper (no retracts nor "hot" 10 cc setups) but...
03-23-2006, 05:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,216
Posted By mshafer

RE: ARF's of the old Classics

FYI

I spoke with Wing Mfg and they plan on kitting the Phoenix V shortly and promised a kit in "several weeks" but if memory serves me, they were going to have the Phoenix V out late last...
03-23-2006, 05:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,216
Posted By mshafer

RE: ARF's of the old Classics

Just an opinion from a 70's pattern flyer but the Phoenix V was the BEST flying model of the pre 1976 era IF you kept the weight down. Won alot of contests with mine flying against those Mach 1's,...
08-18-2005, 04:54 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 39,702
Posted By mshafer

RE: List of Classic Pattern Kit Manufacturers

SOMEONE needs to consider a Phoenix V or Phoenix VI. The Phoenix V was a dominator on the pattern circuit 72-74 and is hard to beat flying wise.
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