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Vintage – Old Time RC Activities SAM Society of Antique Modelers SPA Senior Pattern Associate CPA Classic Pattern Association VRCS Vintage RC Society 2013,

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1 Vintage – Old Time RC Activities SAM Society of Antique Modelers SPA Senior Pattern Associate CPA Classic Pattern Association VRCS Vintage RC Society 2013, January Norman Berger

2 SAM The vintage models flown by SAM members are those designed, published or available as kits during the golden era of model aviation, the decade of the thirties to the beginning of WWII. A period following Lindberg's solo flight to Paris that ignited the aviation flame in so many of the World's youth. It was a period when practical model airplanes were developed and made available so anyone could build and fly one and hundreds of thousands did. SAM calls models from the period prior to 1939, "antique", and prior to 1942, "old timer". They are the basis for good-natured competition in categories from free flight gas and rubber power, and gliders. For the RC enthusiast or for those whose flying field limits free flight there are categories for ignition and glow powered engines. Recently several electric powered classes have been introduced to allow flying of these models quietly from fields where glow and ignition engines are not allowed.

3 SAM Airplane Examples

4 SPA The competition flying of radio control vintage pattern aircraft is intended to be casual, enjoyable, and to renew old friendships. There is no intent to advance the state of the art of the period. The intent is to increase participation in the sport generally, and to establish an equitable and simple framework of rules and regulations for competition purposes.

5 SPA Examples Fosters Flying Competition with Old Pattern Rules All about flying pattern and improving skills

6 CPA To promote and organize non-turnaround style precision aerobatic competitions. To revitalize classic pattern sequences and aircraft designs currently relegated to obscurity while welcoming innovation and new technology. To foster an inclusive environment with simple rules where pilot skill is the ultimate arbiter. To facilitate the sharing of new and old ideas related to pre- turnaround pattern. To preserve RC Precision Aerobatics' rich heritage, one maneuver at a time…

7 CPA Examples Very similar to SPA – Fosters Old Style Pattern Classes Newest group!

8 VRCS OUR OBJECTIVE is to fly the old R/C designs, those planes that were designed for radio control. We recommend the use of modern radios and motors for reliability although vintage radios can be used if they are reconditioned to today's reliability standards. Gas power can be replaced by electric power if desired. WHAT AIRCRAFT ARE ELIGIBLE? (Revised 1/1/08 and still Effective) Any model airplane that employed radio control and was kitted, published or flown (attested to by the builder) and falls into one of the following classifications Pioneer: Prior to January 1, 1955 Classic: Prior to January 1, 1965 Nostalgia: 35 years old prior to the first of each calendar year.

9 VRCS Examples VRCS fosters the idea of preserving interest in Vintage RC Aircraft It has Building, Equipment, Techniques AND Pattern Components making it more well rounded than the SPA or CPA which focus primarily on Pattern

10 Annual VRCS ‘Theme’ Aircraft 2013 – Any Eligible Aircraft up to.25 2 cycle or.40 glow (400 watt electric.) 2014 – DAS UGLY STIK any size and any of the derivatives.

11 VRCS Member Resources Bi-Monthly Newsletter Eligible Aircraft Listings Plans Available to members Large/Active YAHOO Group with over 400 users!

12 Easily Available Airframes KAOS – Tower Hobbies Contender Dirty Birdy Phoenix 7 – Horizon Hobby Ugly/Ultra Stik Vintage BalsaUSA

13 Additional Resources Lazerworks – Laser Cut Short Kits – RCM, MAN and Other Plans – Send Your Plans BMJR Models – Laser Cut Full Kits – Older designs, smaller sizes for electric! Early RC Models – Full Kits – Classic early designs, Debolt etc. Eureka Aircraft – Kits, Balsa, Foam Wings – A mix of everything you might need

14 More Resources World Models (airborne-models.com) EBAY – Hobbies and Toys search ‘KITS’ RC UNIVERSE RC GROUPS OLD MODEL KITS.com

15 Goals Foster Interest in Vintage Designs Foster Interest in Vintage Activity Establish a Presence for VRCS here in Rochester Raise Interest in Building and Flying to help improve skills for all.

16 RCCR Proposed Event Sometimes, this Summer VRCS Fly In and Informal Old Time Pattern Event (open to all.) Promote Vintage/OldTime/Classic/Pattern – Aircraft that meet VRCS guidelines. – Novice Pattern Event (anyone can do it.) – Best Scratch Built or Kit Built – Best ARF Built

17 Pattern Fun Fly Pattern Sequences CLASS ICLASS IICLASS III 1Takeoff1 1 2Straight Flight Out2 2Stall Turn 3Procedure turn3 3Three inside loops 4Straight return4 4Three axial rolls 5Figure 85Stall turn5Immelman turn 6One barrel Roll6Three axial rolls6Reverse Cuban 8 7One inside loop7Three inside loops7Rolling 8 8Immelman turn8 8Inverted pass 9Split "S"9 9One outside loop 10Rolling 810Rolling 810Split "S" 11Wingover11Three turn spin11Three turn spin 12Landing pattern12Touch and go12Touch and go 13Landing13Landing pattern13Landing Pattern 14Landing14Landing


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