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bouncebounce crunch14/02/2018 21:40:57
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Excerpt is from 1971 Topical Twists by Pylonius

"Apparently, constructing a full size machine is much the same as building a model, except that the wife walks out on you sooner, often just before she becomes a widow."

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Nigel Grant 116/02/2018 06:27:59
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Likewise BBC. I've just forwarded it to our club magazine editor who does a great job of our club magazine and has heaps of one liners like this in it.

Peter Miller16/02/2018 08:29:42
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Pylonius was in Model Aircraft...Not Aeromodeller

bouncebounce crunch16/02/2018 09:20:16
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Posted by Peter Miller on 16/02/2018 08:29:42:

Pylonius was in Model Aircraft...Not Aeromodeller

Beg to differ on that one Peter.

I have the Magazine in front of me now it is the April 1971 Aero Modeller free plans intact of Little Willie MK II (Rubber power) , Cheechack for Jetex, and Puck (rubber power).

Peter Miller16/02/2018 10:31:53
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Funny, because I took Model Aircraft AND Aeomodeller from 1954 onwards.

I don't remember Pylonius moving over to Aeromodeller when Model Aircraft closed down.becaue we wall missed him

But if you have the actual magazine there I suppose he must have done but I don't remember

Peter Miller16/02/2018 12:00:40
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What was his column called in Aeromodeller?

In Model Aircraft it was called Topical Twists

onetenor16/02/2018 13:03:39
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Well I didn't think the mods would do that.I never got a chance to read it. Spoilsports. I'll have to dig through and see if I did get it. I should have done but don't recall.

onetenor16/02/2018 13:38:49
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Just ordered one From E Bay for £2 plus £1.25 postage. There are quite a few left from about £3.50 if you are interested chaps and chapesses Just Google E Bay then click on L magazines and scroll through. Good luck. .

mal brewer16/02/2018 14:54:14
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Wasn't it Pylonius who wrote a very amusing article about a Doug Spreng model,I think it was the " Twister",in which he argued ,in a comical way,about Doug's aerodynamic theories. He gently mocked Doug, including intentially spelling his name wrong in a very comical article. Pylonius,(who was he ?) always wrote a very amusing item,and was very clever in his use double meanings.................................Mal

buster prop16/02/2018 17:53:32
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There used to be a column in Aeromodeller called ‘Heard at the Hangar doors’. Was that by Pylonius?

Peter Miller16/02/2018 18:07:25
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Heard at the Hangar doors was just news, not humour at all.

Fun Flyer16/02/2018 18:33:03
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I think it carried the name from Model Aircraft and was called "Topical Twists" in AM too. I suppose its generally known who Pylonius actually was?

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Posted by Fun Flyer on 16/02/2018 18:33:03:

I think it carried the name from Model Aircraft and was called "Topical Twists" in AM too. I suppose its generally known who Pylonius actually was?

His name was Len Ranson, he was a committee member of the Hornchurch Model club when I was a junior member in the fifties. He was into rubber powered free flight stuff, sometimes tailless and had some of his plans published.

Bert

John Lee16/02/2018 19:29:36
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Posted by Peter Miller on 16/02/2018 12:00:40:

What was his column called in Aeromodeller?

In Model Aircraft it was called Topical Twists

It was 'Topical Twists' in Aero Modeller (2 words) too.

It first appeared in Aero Modeller in January 1966, following the closure of Model Aircraft Magazine, when Aero Modeller took over several Model Aircraft features and the combined title was 'Aero Modeller plus MODEL AIRCRAFT'

PatMc16/02/2018 20:08:43
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Posted by Bert on 16/02/2018 18:50:41:
Posted by Fun Flyer on 16/02/2018 18:33:03:

I think it carried the name from Model Aircraft and was called "Topical Twists" in AM too. I suppose its generally known who Pylonius actually was?

His name was Len Ranson, he was a committee member of the Hornchurch Model club when I was a junior member in the fifties. He was into rubber powered free flight stuff, sometimes tailless and had some of his plans published.

Bert

I was told, obviously wrongly, that Pylonius was Ray Malmström.
Ray was "Fliar Phil" in Aero Modeller but also contributed to Model Aircraft. As well as plans of quirky models he was responsible for many of the cartoon drawings.

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brokenenglish16/02/2018 21:38:34
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There are a few errors here. Of course, Len Ranson wrote some wonderful humour as Pylonius.

While Peter is correct in suggesting that Pylonius was in "Model Aircraft", he's perhaps forgotten that Model Aircraft ceased publication in the mid-sixties. The last issue was December 1965. After that, it was officially "incorporated into Aeromodeller", so the best MA features were transferred to Aeromodeller, including Pylonius and the late John O'Donnell's unequalled free flight discussions and reports.

For PatMc, Ray Malmström was "Fliar Phil", not Pylonius.

PatMc16/02/2018 21:48:48
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Posted by brokenenglish on 16/02/2018 21:38:34:

For PatMc, Ray Malmström was "Fliar Phil", not Pylonius.

Yes, I know thanks to Bert. That's why I said so. smile p

FastFlyer Smyth17/02/2018 00:37:18
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Peter, What was your column called in Aeromodeller ? Was it Millers Misc...... ??? Or something ? Correct me if I'm wrong.

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