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Author Topic: Vic Smeed - Loss of another legend  (Read 15123 times)

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Re: Tribute to Vic Smeed
« Reply #50 on: December 03, 2016, 08:17:08 AM »

Hi all I had several of his plans, a great man, sad to hear.
This was based on a Vic Smeed plan

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Re: Tribute to Vic Smeed
« Reply #51 on: December 03, 2016, 10:42:21 AM »



 <:( Prop slice, or burn? My money is on the prop


your money is quite safe
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Re: Tribute to Vic Smeed
« Reply #52 on: December 03, 2016, 04:16:51 PM »

KK Nylon 7 or 8 x4 ? OR the Frog  Red ones? You could shave with some of those. The prop didn't need to be turning to cut you  <:( {-)
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Re: Tribute to Vic Smeed
« Reply #53 on: December 03, 2016, 04:39:28 PM »

Vic Smeed`s range of model aircraft designs are timeless too. My first was the free flight "Tomboy" on floats with an E.D. Bee diesel (K.K. 8X4)  When did that one appear in Aeromodeller Magazine  ?   Plan for the pretty "Debutant" has been enlarged for R/C and are on my "to do" list.
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Re: Tribute to Vic Smeed
« Reply #54 on: December 03, 2016, 07:38:27 PM »

Vic Smeed`s range of model aircraft designs are timeless too. My first was the free flight "Tomboy" on floats with an E.D. Bee diesel (K.K. 8X4)  When did that one appear in Aeromodeller Magazine  ? 
Tomboy was featured in the November 1950 edition of Aeromodeller. The version which you built i.e. on floats, would be interesting, was it a 36" (915mm) or 44" (1118mm) wingspan?

http://www.myhobbystore.co.uk/product/15745/pet398--tomboy

http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=285

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Re: Tribute to Vic Smeed
« Reply #55 on: December 03, 2016, 08:52:59 PM »

It was the 36" version. I don't think longer balsa strip was available then, in any case I was on a budget.. The floats are tiny pontoons very similar to the airboat shown earlier. I saved for a couple of months at pocket money (1/6d p w) then a paper round.   I was 15 years old at the time. Plenty of competitions in this country and abroad Oz and N.Z., for the Tomboy.  I have a German magazine plan of it too.
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