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Mark Braunlich
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« on: January 03, 2020, 03:23:25 PM »

Growing up in the '60s, this book by Walter Musciano was a constant source of inspiration and dreams.  My brother and I never had the money for an engine back then but the book, in our school's library, was often in our hands.  I learned the rudiments of drafting by enlarging the plan for the Northrop Gamma in Chapter 5.  This little Aeronca Sedan was the subject of Chapter 2.  This one is scratch built, the old Scientific kits being prohibitively expensive if you can find them.  My brother built it, I painted it.  It will soon get an OK Cub engine.  It's purely authentic 1950s-60s build.
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2020, 04:31:51 PM »

Mark,
   Outstanding workmanship!  I too, have Walt,s book in my library. Very nice vintage
stuff in there. I had the honor of exchanging snail mail with him some years back when
I asked for permission to reproduce some of his designs. What a man he was. I learned
from some close friends of his that he passed away on April 3, 2019.

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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2020, 06:52:58 PM »

I have that book on my shelf.

If you haven't, read his bio -- he was orphaned in the 1930's, and ran away from his aunt's family when they wouldn't let him build models.  He owned a suitcase with a few cloths and a complete model shop, which let him build model airplanes as a homeless child.

Which, you have to admit, is true dedication to the sport.
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