By Bob Sealy

I recently had the opportunity to attend the Toledo Weak Signals R/C Exposition. I was there as an exhibitior for American Eagle Model Aircraft. All of the pictures presented here are of the models that were entered in the static display area. It is simple amazing how much talent is out there when it comes to building giant scale radio control warbirds. Every model entered was nothing short of musuem quality. Sit back and enjoy. Bob Sealy Quality Fiberglass

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This picture shows Dave Platt's Aichi Type 99 Val. At 1:5.5 scale, it has a 103" span, weights 25#, and is powered by a Moki 2.1 engine. As is usual for Dave, it looked fantastic.

A close up of the Val cockpit.

Soviet TU-4 Bull by George Maiorama. A 115" masterpiece that is powered by four Max Cim NEO 13Y electric motors and 48 2000mah cells. I believe that the Bull was the Soviet's version of the B-29. The model was built to 1:15 scale.

A T-34 at 28%, built by Martin Hendrickson and powered by a Zenoah 445.

A Ryan Fireball FR-1. Powered by both a Ram 750 Turbine and a Saito 270 twin. At 84", the 32# model, was built by Hal Parenti. A true masterpiece of engineering.

A B-25J Mitchell, built by Robert Higgins. Powered by a pair of Saito 91 four strokes

The craftsmanship and attention to detail on the B-25 was superb.

A P-38 built by Byron Striker. Built from Ziroli plans, it measures 114" in wingspan, uses a pair of G-38's for power, and weights 45# ready to fly.

A F4U by Andrew Peasonen. Built from Ziroli plans, and a Maden Models wing kit and fiberglass fuselage. It is powered by a Saito 450 radial. At 93", it weights 35#.

A B-29 Fi Fi by Skip Mast.

A Consolidated PBY5 by Fred Novack. Built from Vintage R/C Plans.

And to conclude, a look at the American Eagle Model Aircraft booth, and a look at some of this contributors products and airplanes. The Hurricane, the newest addition to the American Eagle, was not quite finished before the show, but should be ready to fly in about a day or so. If you ever get a chance to attend the Weak Signals show in Toledo, do not pass up the opportunity. I will personally guarantee you will not be dissapointed. Until later, Bob Sealy.


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