Salute to Scale Free-Flight

Apr 30, 2013 7 Comments by

Here’s a reminder of something extra special. As part of the 25th Annual Scale Invitational, Top Gun promotor/founder Frank Tiano has included a scale Rubber-Powered Free Flight “Mass Launch” to the activities for the Top Gun Silver Anniversary. And, to make it even better, this special event is goin go be open to everyone to participate in, including: Pilots, Crew Members, Judges, Staff and Press. Frank asked us to help get the word out so, here ya go. We know of several RC modelers who are busy hitting the Stick-n-tissue work board to get something ready for this fun event!

Top Gun Craftsmanship judge and long time Model Airplane News contributor Rich Uravitch sent in some pix of his free flight entry. Here’s what he has to day.

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“I drew some new CAD plans. The design is based on an old Earl Stahl design which was originally published in MAN. That original drawing appears to have been the basis for the popular Keil Kraft (British) kit and, perhaps that of the Comet kit as well. I will say that having the parts laser cut sure takes a lot of the frustration out of preparing the “hand’cut” or “die-crushed” balsa parts usually included in the kits of the era!

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It really was a lot of fun to build and the Globe Swift brought back some very fond memories!

 

 

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Senior Technical Editor About Me: I have a lifelong passion for all things scale, and I love to design, build and fly scale RC airplanes. With 20 plus years as part of the Air Age family of magazines, I love producing Model Airplane News and Electric Flight.

7 Responses to “Salute to Scale Free-Flight”

  1. David Barfield says:

    Beautiful airplane, one of my favorites. Questions have been “flying” since this article appeared. Could you or would you make plans and parts available to those of us who would like to build one?

  2. in Hwang says:

    Are you able to order
    size and price?

  3. Bob Clemens says:

    It’s a real shame that MAN itself gave up on free flight after an all-too brief return a dozen or so years ago. But congratulations for including it at the Top Gun contest.

    Bob Clemens
    Rochester, NY

  4. Les Burdsal says:

    how can I buy a kit of the Globe Swift ?

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