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02-17-2011 02:58 PM  6 years agoPost 1
red_z06

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Watch at YouTube

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02-17-2011 03:13 PM  6 years agoPost 2
Rogman88

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Great find Benny!
That brings back memories. My first few planes were Guillows balsa stick and tissue rubber powered. Later I got a cox .020 motor and installed it. Now that was fun! I was always puckered up wondering how the landing was going to be. Had to set in just enough rudder and elevator to get a smooth left turn pattern that would not stall. I actually flew my first cox control line plane at age 6. I was scared to death of that thing, but my dad made me launch it for him to fly as well. The good ole days

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02-17-2011 03:32 PM  6 years agoPost 3
MrNiceGuy

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Cool

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02-17-2011 03:41 PM  6 years agoPost 4
heli-cuzz

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Awesome!!!

The 1:45 mark has funny commentation when taking off from motorbike.

Thanks for posting that.

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02-17-2011 03:46 PM  6 years agoPost 5
jgunpilot

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Gosh, that "Cat's Eyes" Cunningham sure was swell. Except for that one time, when I asked him for help with my model and he put his hand on my leg...

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02-17-2011 03:47 PM  6 years agoPost 6
Climax

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Check out this early model heli, 1956...

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=94

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02-17-2011 03:49 PM  6 years agoPost 7
helismash

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I can't even imagine sending up a model without a radio. Cool video.

Hey, Who put the ground there!
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02-17-2011 06:09 PM  6 years agoPost 8
Rogman88

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Am I the only one who found the old dude running after the heli with a string tied to it was funny?

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02-17-2011 06:32 PM  6 years agoPost 9
Pistol Pete

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we sure have come a long way...

better model wise, worst evolution wise.

when men were men and boats were made out of wood

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02-17-2011 06:56 PM  6 years agoPost 10
red_z06

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Am I the only one who found the old dude running after the heli with a string tied to it was funny?
But, he is wearing a suit so it evens out.

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02-17-2011 07:50 PM  6 years agoPost 11
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I remember when I was a kid we used to fly "Free Flight" airplanes.
No radio gear just let er fly. They had a .049 motor in them, set the rudder and elevator and toss them into the air. DO NOT screw up and put too much fuel in the tank or you would spend a 1/2 a day trying to find where it landed.

I remember that I got hooked on R/C planes when my dad took me to a field where some of his co-workers were flying R/C planes. They made the R/C gear themselves, they had tubes in them. It was before transistors were readily available. The control was an escapement, rubber band powered. Basically a relay that released some rubber band power to move an arm. So the control was full left or full right or full up or full down. The receivers in the plane had tubes also. I remember them winding up the rubber band with an egg-beater type hand drill.

Anybody remember flying those things?
Then proportional radios came out. What a piece of high tech equipment that was, all 4 channels.

We have really come a long way with computer radios.

Thanks, TheWoodCrafter

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02-17-2011 07:59 PM  6 years agoPost 12
jgunpilot

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I've got one of those old radios sitting on a shelf in my office, a "MaRCtone.". I bought it for $25 in 1972. I had it in an old "Bootstraps" .19 powered plane. I never got a successful flight out of it, but I learned a lot about electronics and soldering.

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02-17-2011 07:59 PM  6 years agoPost 13
grim.the.grim

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Really great stuff! Thanks for sharing!

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02-17-2011 08:01 PM  6 years agoPost 14
heli-cuzz

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Come to think of it. I had a free flight Cox nitro helicopter that I bought from a JCPenney dept. store. I remember the first free flight.
I kept saying, please run out of fuel, please stop! It must have gone up about 500 to 600 feet then ran out of fuel. It auto rotatates down very slow.
I found myself a couple of times retrieving it from rooftops. LoL
That was about 15 years ago.

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02-17-2011 11:36 PM  6 years agoPost 15
JasonJ

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Gosh, that "Cat's Eyes" Cunningham sure was swell. Except for that one time, when I asked him for help with my model and he put his hand on my leg...
LOL...

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02-17-2011 11:47 PM  6 years agoPost 16
finnegan

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Gosh, that "Cat's Eyes" Cunningham sure was swell. Except for that one time, when I asked him for help with my model and he put his hand on my leg...
Very,very funny!

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02-18-2011 12:06 AM  6 years agoPost 17
krashtagain

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Thanks for posting . I enjoy grass roots . Looked like a ton of fun for the time .

If you're not living on the edge you're just taking up space !

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02-18-2011 04:39 AM  6 years agoPost 18
HeliNerd

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Holy crap we've come a long way! Imagine going back in time, and flying some "smack". Think the crowds would stand that close?

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02-18-2011 05:11 AM  6 years agoPost 19
Tyler

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Nobody told me that I should be wearing my Sunday best suit and tie when I head out to the field.

Enjoy things that money can buy IF you don't lose the things money can't buy.

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02-18-2011 05:16 AM  6 years agoPost 20
TheWoodCrafter

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Nobody told me that I should be wearing my Sunday best suit and tie when I head out to the field.
That's funny.
If you look at any groups of people in movies made before to 60's they all are wearing suits, ties and hats even at the ball game.

Thanks, TheWoodCrafter

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