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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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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:

RC1 Aerobatic Plane Trouble

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Chris Teuwen about his ‘Trouble’, the R/C plane he used in the F3A World Cup in Sweden.
First a sleek hull was drawn, which offered little resistance and two prototypes built have been build, one with a …

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. …

Seyer Brother`s Diabolo

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Review of Seyer brother`s Diabolo – In mid-70s, as a child, Thorsten Seyer learned under the guidance of his big brother Bernd how to control model aircraft. The initial spark came during a demonstration flight …

10. Retroday in Pfäffikon/Schweiz

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Pfäffikon, 4,july 2020 Review: Despite Corona, the annual retro meeting of the Swiss model flying club Pfäffikon took place. Sun laughs, pure models. The model pilot’s heart beats faster than ever before.
More than 30 participants, …

Toni Clark`s Cap 21

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Review 1987: As the interest in models suitable for the F3A-X program is growing, I would like to report on my CAP 21. This model is produced and directly distributed by Toni Clark.
This plane is an exact …

Gustav Sämann `s Feuervogel

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Gustav Saemann was a German model aircraft designer. As early as the 1950s, he designed various free flight models, the very first being his Taifun (1951) or the A2 glider model Bussard. One of his …

Ivano Garzena Memorial 2020

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Review: The Italian retro meeting took place from 10-12 July 2020 in the Acquqrossa Park in Gualdo Cattaneo / Perugia. The date of the meeting was actually fixed for June. For months the accommodation in the …

8. F3A Retroday in Pfaeffikon / Switzerland 6. July 2019

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On Saturday July 6 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.

The Seyer CAP 231

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In the mid-seventies, during his childhood days, Thorsten Seyer learned how to fly model aircraft under the guidance of his big brother Bernd. The desire to learn to fly  was triggered following an air show …

ARF Aerobatic Arrow

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The R/C Aerobatic WC 1979 und 1981winner plane
Available as either glow powered or EP
We are proud of the Arrow and offer to you after our Marabu as second way to fly your own world …

Gerald`s Prettner Constructions

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Gerald Zikulnig is the organizer of the Annual Classic Pattern competition hosted by the Austrian Jauntal Model Flying Club. This is held close to Hanno Prettner’s hometown of Klagenfurt, about 30km ESE of Klagenfurt in …

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. …

Mephisto

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The multiple former Bavarian and German R/C aerobatic champion of 70`s Harald Neckar competed for the first time at the 1973 Aerobatic World championships in Gorizia Italy.  At his first attempt he  achieved 4th place …

A Legend is reborn

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Dalotel DM-165 – built according to original documents of Hanno Prettner from the 80`s – Update

Inspired of the building and flying of our Classicpattern kit Komet our Austrian friend Alfred Trettenbein starting building Hanno Prettner`s …

Bruno Giezendanner`s Salamandre

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Practice day is always the time to study the contestants’ flying form and to seek out model design innovations, and there were quite a few interesting ones this time. Big talking point of the contest …

Letter from USA

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Today we got a letter from Duane Wilson, SPA newsletter editor. He is very lucky to own one of our Marabus. I have never built or flown an electric plane. As I’ve been writing in the …

6. F3A Retroday in Pfäffikon 9. Juli 2016

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On Saturday July 9 we participate in the 6th 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 Pfaffikon …

A Bird Named Banshee

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A Bird Named Banshee by Jim Martin
The Banshee is a very capable R/C Pattern-Stunt aircraft, intended for competent radio flyers. Listen all you seekers of a new contest design, I have something that will put …

Marabu

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MARABU MK III
BRUNO GIEZENDANNER two-time World Champion shares with us his FAI Pattern plane. The MK III version flown by both himself and his brother Emil at ’71 World Champs in Doylestown incorporates all of …

Retro Classics

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

Wolfgang Matt`s Arrow

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The World Championship airplane and Super Tigre’s X-60 R/C combine with Ace’s new Silver Seven to create all the “pattern potential” anyone could want.
Not so long ago, in a country far away known as South …

Arrow ARF Classic Pattern Plane

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The Arrow is coming
 
The Arrow of Wolfgang and Guenther Matt, winner model of Aerobatic World Championship 1979.