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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 …

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Tournament of Champions 1988 Las Vegas

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Between 1974 and 2002 the legendary Tournament of Champions (TOC) in Las Vegas took place 18 times. The founder and sponsor of this famous competition, Mr. William G. Bennett, invited the 20 or 21 worldbest …

Komet Video

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Here you find the newest video of our classic pattern plane Komet, flown by old German F3a specialist Peter Erang.

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

Robbe Maexi

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Robbe Maexi was offered in 2011 as anniversary edition “70 Years Robbe”

Hanno Prettner flies his Skybolt at TOC 1988

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This is taken from a VHS video I made of Hanno Prettner flying his second Skybolt at the 1988 Las Vegas TOC Aerobatic competition.. This is the first Known sequence flown on the first day …