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thunderstreak.keith12/11/2014 07:43:11
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Looking for an old plan of "sleeker 32" build feature in RCME may 1968. for a cox 049. cant find it in plans list, so has anyone got a copy to sell or copy please? pay all costs thanks keith

Peter Miller12/11/2014 08:29:09
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You could try here

He has an incredible range of plans for trade or sale

IanN12/11/2014 08:55:33
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There's this **LINK**

But as usual with much of the X List there's no pic and no info - in short, absolutely nothing to tell you if this is the "Sleeker" plan that you want, or something completely different thumbs down

An inquiry to the plans service, to check, might be worthwhile. I've had some success with that in the past, although it can take some time

thunderstreak.keith17/11/2014 06:14:19
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apologies for not replying earlier, medical reasons.Anyway thankyou both,have checked the listings but as you say not much info given. The review does state its by Peter Cook and Maurice Ashby and is a larger version of the 24" sleeker using a cox peewee, so not sure iff the plan listed is this one or the 32" version.There is a small reprod. plan in the mag but is too small to read the plan no. Will have to get in touch with x-list dept. I think. Has anyone got a link to email them please? Thanks for the help keith

kc17/11/2014 12:26:05
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That must be the same Maurice Ashby that is the father of the current RCME editor and also of David Ashby our host here.........so that's where I would start to locate the plan!

Edited By kc on 17/11/2014 12:36:37

David Ashby - Moderator17/11/2014 13:48:56
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Yes, dad's Sleeker, single-channel design. I'll ask him if he still has the mag, Aeromodeller he thinks it was.

GONZO17/11/2014 14:26:17
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Thought I had the plan but when I eventually dug it out it turned out to be the 'Sleek Streek' by Peter Holland, DOH. Old age strikes again!!!!

kevin b17/11/2014 15:38:54
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PM sent.

Phil Green17/11/2014 21:12:41
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David, how about a re-release like you did with the superb "Simplex Pleasures" article?

A treat for single-channellers and an optional jellyvator for those who have yet to see the light?

Please at least give it a thought!

Don't worry about the plan, Ray will be along soon.  Ray is the Custodian Of All Things and will be magicing up a copy as we speak!   

Cheers
Phil

 

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Phil Green18/11/2014 09:48:38
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... and by return from Ray here's the article: (it was May 68 RCM&E, not aeromodeller)

Sleeker

 

 

 

(Overlaying the plan with cad shows the decalage to be 1.7 degrees measured from the flat bottom surface of the wing)

 

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David Ashby - Moderator18/11/2014 09:54:33
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Excellent, thanks Phil. Nice to see it, I was 5 at the time so don't remember that one. It would be nice to re-release it, I'll see if dad's keen.

Edited By David Ashby - RCME on 18/11/2014 10:08:38

David Ashby - Moderator18/11/2014 10:04:51
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A nice old pic that turned up recently with dad and his pals at a single-channel spot landing comp, Sevenoaks club, Kent in the late'ish 1960s. Dad in the middle with the Tx and Peter Cook kneeling, not as caption. Model is a Simplex of course.

 

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Phil Green18/11/2014 10:46:55
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Good old days when the hobby was much less complicated... I love to see these old photos!

GeeW18/11/2014 18:09:03
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I second Phil G's idea of a re-release of the Sleeker.

"Nein danke" for the jellyvator for me though..... unnecessary complication and they will never catch on.

Gordon

thunderstreak.keith19/11/2014 07:07:53
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Hi guys, 1st, thanks kev b pm sent. This little oldy has stirred a bit of interest up I see. good, as I have just received my balsa/ply/tissue bundle from the lovely girls at balsa cabin so this will be a winter build definately,providing the plan comes through. I have scanned the article (below) from the rcme mag may 1968 if anyone is interested. my .049 (currently in the front of a TOPPER) which is from my cox fledgling c/l. mini servos for rudder/elevator.

thunderstreak.keith19/11/2014 07:14:37
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sleeker 32sleeker 32sleeker 32

Phil Green02/12/2014 19:46:40
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Any news David? Did your Dad go for the idea? smiley

GeeW02/12/2014 20:15:58
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You beat me to asking Phil.......

David Ashby - Moderator02/12/2014 20:34:33
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Hmm, still trying Phil. I got a plan and we had a chat over it. He said he designed the model and Peter built the first one. There's a shot of him launching it in the little hardback Radio Control manual that was published at around the same time (the one with the unusual NASA-type models in the desert on the cover) in an article by Dave Bishop on single-chanel comps.

He showed me a fus' plan for a larger version he designed (wing never drawn) but......I couldn't quite persuade him to build one I'm afraid. He's quite keen on indoor models at the moment.....

I haven't given up....and I did get a copy of the plan for me too.

GeeW03/12/2014 20:40:13
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David

Thanks for trying, but in the often uttered words of many of my school teachers....."Must try harder" smiley

Gordon

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