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Title: 1953 Fuller ZOOT SUIT.
Post by: gossie on February 21, 2012, 12:46:13 AM
I'm wondering if there is a plan for the 1953 Fuller ZOOT SUIT........The one that George got 2nd place with in the 1953 World Freeflight Power Championships using an Elfin 1.8.
 This original version by the photos I have in the old magazines, show it to have a flat wing center section with tip dihedral only.

The new 1954 ZOOT SUIT that I have a plan of in RAF Review is I believe a little larger span from memory, and has polyhedral wings. 

  Anybody?



Title: Re: 1953 Fuller ZOOT SUIT.
Post by: atesus on February 21, 2012, 02:05:28 AM
There's one on the RCgroups Vintage & Old Timer thread.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19245485&postcount=5751

Best,

--Ates


Title: Re: 1953 Fuller ZOOT SUIT.
Post by: gossie on February 21, 2012, 05:32:30 AM
Thanks anyway, but that's the 1954 version with polyhedral and I believe a little larger than the 1953 version that placed 2nd in the W.C.

From my searching it seems there was a drawing of sorts in an American magazine at the time, and also John O'D may have done some drawings or taken notes perhaps.

Would be nice to find it.   Would George himself have any drawings or information?


Title: Re: 1953 Fuller ZOOT SUIT.
Post by: Dave Andreski on February 21, 2012, 09:21:28 AM
gossie,
You've probably already found this-
http://www.sam1066.org/nc1108.pdf
see page #6,
and you may want to contact Gene Wallock, the SAM librarian, contact info here-
http://www.antiquemodeler.org/

If he has the Nov., 1953 Model Airplane News, he may be willing to send photocopies 'overseas'.
I've bought various copies from him in the past and the prices are reasonable.

Dave Andreski


Title: Re: 1953 Fuller ZOOT SUIT.
Post by: gossie on February 21, 2012, 04:51:17 PM
Hi Dave,

Thank you very much for your information.
I did in fact only yesterday searching around found that Clarion article with John Thompson telling us some info.

I shall send an email to Gene, and see what he can come up with.

Thanks again, Howard. :)


Title: Re: 1953 Fuller ZOOT SUIT.
Post by: Dave Andreski on February 21, 2012, 05:56:48 PM
Hi Dave,

Thank you very much for your information.
I did in fact only yesterday searching around found that Clarion article with John Thompson telling us some info.

I shall send an email to Gene, and see what he can come up with.

Thanks again, Howard. :)

Howard,
I sincerely hope Gene can help.
Dave