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Webra – the story

 
WEBRA – an epoch in model engine construction!
Review of a historical development of WEBRA model engines in Germany and Austria. We thank Mr. Gerhard Kaineder for documenting the history of Webra. The retirement si him …

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Reviews

Find out more about the F3A World Championships. F3A is the name of a model airplane competition class. » read more

Clubs and Associations

All the news about associations, clubs and other interest groups that organize retro aerobatic meetings and competitions. » read more

Engine tests

Yes, today the vast majority of us fly the pattern planes powered electrically. This is not only practical, but many of the old structures unfold electrically modernized their real potential. » read more

Retro Classics

Infos about the famous airplanes of that time, which were built and flown a lot, or wich have been particularly successful. Reviews of earlier pictures and lots of information. » read more

Sky Aviations

Sky Aviations News / From the board. Its about new products and activities. » read more

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Classic Planes, Retro Classics »

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F3a World Championship Pensacola 1983 in USA. Canadian competitor Ivan Kristensen with his two competition ‘Citation’ aircraft. It was a design by former world champion Yoshioka. The aircraft had a wingspan of 1.68 metres and a flying weight of 3.68 kg. Equipped with an OS 61 VR ABC, he flew to an excellent 4th place. His radio control system was a Futaba PCM. #ivankristensen #citation #osmax #futaba #pensacola83 #f3a #rc1 #fai #ama

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Manitu, the Classicpattern aircraft from the 70s

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Manitu – Classicpattern Plane

In the 1970s, the Bavarian model pilot Harald Neckar was Germany’s best aerobatic pilot. He won several German championships, and at the 1973 World Championships in Gorizia he achieved an outstanding 4th place.

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F3AX Kleeberg Throphy 1981

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As in the previous year 1980, the MFC Lemgo again organized an aerobatic competition for large-scale model aircraft. The competition took place on the club’s own site, the Kleeberg, which is located in the scenic Lipperland and is almost the highest elevation there at about 36o meters.

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F3A Aerobatic plane Papillion

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This F3A model Papillon was developed in 1981 by the German F.Grützmacher and manufactured in small series. It could be operated with side exhaust engine as well as with rear outlet and integrated resonance tube. This report was published in RC Models magazine January 1982.
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MK Aurora, owned by Bruno Schiffler

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Damn close?

It was 1985.

It was the time when RC-1 stood for the crowning glory of model flying skills and the only source of information was catalogs and specialist magazines memorized every month …

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Kurt Bauerheim – One of the best R/C aerobatic pilots of the sixties

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Kurt Bauerheim, weltweit in der R/C Kunstflugszene durch seinen dritten Platz bei der FAI R/C Kunstflugweltmeisterschaft in Korsika 1967 und sein damaliges Wettbewerbsmodell Kompromiss:

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F3A Aerobatic plane Papillion

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This F3A model Papillon was developed in 1981 by the German F.Grützmacher and manufactured in small series. It could be operated with side exhaust engine as well as with rear outlet and integrated resonance tube. …

MK Aurora, owned by Bruno Schiffler

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Damn close?
It was 1985.
It was the time when RC-1 stood for the crowning glory of model flying skills and the only source of information was catalogs and specialist magazines memorized every month …

Kurt Bauerheim – One of the best R/C aerobatic pilots of the sixties

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Kurt Bauerheim, weltweit in der R/C Kunstflugszene durch seinen dritten Platz bei der FAI R/C Kunstflugweltmeisterschaft in Korsika 1967 und sein damaliges Wettbewerbsmodell Kompromiss:

Graupner`s Caravelle

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Today, we present photos from the Graupner family archive for the very first time. We would like to thank the Graupner family for supporting us in our future research into the history of model aircraft. …

8. F3A Retroday in Pfäffikon 7. Juli 2018

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On Saturday July 7 we participate in the 8th edition of old aerobatic models from the period to 1980, This meeting is base of the 2010 Retro day in Dubendorf the meeting was held in …

Seyer Cap 231 Fantasy colors

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This is also a Seyer Cap231, but with a fantasy painting scheme.

International Friendship Flying 1965 Bendern / Liechtenstein

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1965 after the Aerobatic World Championships 1965 in Sweden organized the Liechtenstein Model Club their International Friendship Flying. The new World Champion Rakph Brooke takes part at this competition.

F3A Retroday 2014 / Pfaeffikon /Switzerland

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F3A Retroday in Pfaeffikon /Switzerland 2014

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F3A Retroday 2015 / Pfaeffikon /Switzerland

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F3A Retroday 2015 Pfaeffikon /Switzerland
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COX & Co. 2015

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Osnabrücker Modellsport-Club DO-X e.V.
Treffen für klassische Modellflugzeuge COX & Co. 2015
29.-30.August 2015
Jedes Jahr veranstaltet der Modellflugclub Osnabrück e.V. das Retro Meeting COX & Co. 2015 erschienen 47 Teilnehmer mit ca. 150 Retro Flugmodellen. Einige Piloten …

Ed Kazmirski – the legend pilot

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The Beginning
Edward J. Kazmirski began building models as a child and continued throughout much of his life. Ed started out with Free Flight models then later ventured into Radio Control models. His love for modeling …

Duebersdorf F3A WC Classic Pattern Show

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Im Rahmen der F3A Kunstflugmeisterschaft 2015 fand gleichzeitig eine Ausstellung mit zum Teil sehr seltenen Flugmodellen der F3A Geschichte statt.

Retro Meeting Umbria / Italien

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Review Vintage Meeting TourUmbria / Italy 10th-12th, July 2015
On 10th-12th, July 2015,the 6th Italy Vintage Meeting Tour took place in Umbria Province/ Italy. About20 Italian pilots take part at this event.

ROSSI 60

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Test Rossi .60
First Impression of the new Rossi 60 10 c.c. speed unit is of a really powerful and tough engine. Although resemblance to the McCoy 60 is striking, the Rossi has the appearance, and …

Test Super-Tigre ST 60

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However, as is often the case with Super-Tigres, a number of design changes followed within a relatively short time and our present Engine Review is actually the third at-tempt to get a full report into …

Webra Speed .61

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In all, there are now six different Webra 61 R/C engines. Two of them, the Blackhead 61 and Blackhead 61 Marine water-cooled unit, are products of the original Webra factory in Berlin.

F3A Model World Championship Bern 1975

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F3A Aerobatic World Championship 1975 Bern with Wolfgang Matt, Hanno Prettne,r Dave Brown, Mark Radcliff and Okumura Yoshioka

Joe Unger`s 1960 R/C Movie

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Here’s a vintage film of early 1960’s RC flying taken by Joe Unger. This was an AMA sanctioned contest at Lodi, Wisconsin. In this film are some of the very first digital proportional radios and …

Classic Pattern Plane Tipoare

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A Great Planes classic pattern plane, the Tiporare.

Mach1 Classicpattern Plane 1975

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Mach 1 1975 Patternplane. These seventies models were very fast aerobatic (pattern) aircraft with their retractable landing gear. As engines became more powerful, speeds slowed down as they relied more on torque than “ballistic” momentum.
This …

1972 Chicago R/C Pattern

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The publisher discovered some 16mm silent film from the great Chicago Radio Control Nationals. For a couple years running in the early 1970s the Navy opened it’s gates to the entire AMA national contest. Free …

Peter Wessels F3A WM 1987

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Peter Wessels at the F3A World Championship 1987

Gichi Naruke F3A WM 1987

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Gichi Naruke at the F3A WM 1987

Hanno Prettner F3A 1987

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Hanno Prettner Austria at F3A WC 1987