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« Reply #50 on: April 28, 2014, 09:44:16 PM »
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8th Oct 2013
Proposed by Gusty, seconded by flytrack, who rarely responds.
Presumably the same guy who gives away 46/55 size airplanes/seaplanes.
Handle starts with an 'X'...
No subsequent response Huh?

Similarly, no one to second Mark Drela?
Doesn't anyone in India know him?
He's the guy behind the 'Aerodynamics' course on EDX.
And a lot more besides.
I for one, owe him a thumb, like Eklavya...
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Mark Drela has created some of the most amazing gliders. But personally I find them a little too complex to build. But yes certainly a legend in the field. His knowledge in aerodynamics may be insurmountable. I once thought of building one of his designs "supergee" but backed out.
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Have to repeat my post as it is lost on the previous page

Now I propose
Dr Mark Drela
Inspiration for my Indore TLG1
Prof at MIT Dept of Aero & Astro
Aeromodeller extraordinaire
Will anyone second?

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« Reply #53 on: April 28, 2014, 11:20:37 PM »
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i will Cheesy
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« Reply #54 on: April 29, 2014, 12:03:57 AM »
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I second Dr. Mark Drela.
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« Reply #55 on: April 29, 2014, 11:41:03 PM »
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There is no doubt that Prof Drela should be in the RC hall of fame. But in addition to Prof. Drela, Prof. Selig (Applied Aerodynamics Group, UIUC) should also be in the RC Soaring Hall of Fame. He has been instrumental in developing many airfoils for gliders and sailplanes.
Eg : The Selig S 1223 Airfoil http://airfoiltools.com/airfoil/details?airfoil=s1223-il

Also, for those interested in the technical side of RC, Prof. Selig's team has also developed a number of 3d 6 degree of freedom RC aircraft dynamic models that can be readily simulated in the Flight Gear flight simulator.

Both Dr.Drela and Dr.Selig should be in the Hall of Fame.

However, my other concern is that there are many other notable contributors to this hobby. Should we be including all these gentlemen? or should we limit ourselves to people who have contributed to the growth of the hobby in our country?
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No nomination in over 2 years?
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Make that nearly 3!
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Harinder Kalsi is a well-known name in North Indian Modelling Circles. When I first met him, he was the manager of India Hobby Centre in Bombay, in the early 70's

Here's a piece from WION TV

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Sorry for my comment but I cannot understand this thread...
And what are rc trophy??
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Sorry for my comment but I cannot understand this thread...
And what are rc trophy??

You could easily have ”understood this thread” by just reading the first post.

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@sanjayrai55,
A good nomination!
Those who were around in the early 70s may remember the competition between Kalsi, Ravi Kumar and me, in towline glider and control line stunt.
In those circles I was known as ‘Krishnan’, or as John’s friend...
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Does anyone remember this historic flight from 36 years ago? It should be re-created ! It features my 'guru": Capt Randhawa from Hyd.

Suman

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Historic! Yes, I remember. But only heard about it by word of mouth. Thanks for this.

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Hosted Mr. Jagirdar during his visit to Goa last month and over dinner he recounted this cross country flight.
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@sanjayrai55,
@glidiator,
@rcpilotacro,
@flyingboxcar,
@saikat,
@ssk320,

This ssk320 joined 4 years ago, but has only started posting now.
Possibly as a result of emailing me two days ago!

Potentially a useful contributor to this forum, (in view of his wide ranging interests), so I gave him a few RCI names whose posts he should see, (though not the real names or contact numbers.)

I understand he has some 1500 engines (flyingboxcar sir), flies free flight (saikat sir), indoor (glidiator sir), but I don’t know if he has any exposure to coro (sanjayrai55 sir) or adventure (rcpilotacro sir)

Guess you guys may hear from him!

Regards and a Happy New Year

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Iyer Saab, he's a good guy if he has 1500+ engines Smiley
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I think that the cross country flight was also featured in Dharamyug the Hindi periodical that way in publication at that time.
It also reminds me of the time we tried a short cross country flight at Ranchi . That was with the pilot seated pillion on a bike. Model used was Aurora Miss World using Aurora Radio on 27 Megs
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Does anyone remember this historic flight from 36 years ago? It should be re-created ! It features my 'guru": Capt Randhawa from Hyd.

Suman
If you have a better res picture, could you please email that to me?
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Do you have any more details of the cross country flight at Ranchi? Can you imagine the furor the air traffic guys would have if this was tried now?

I've tried to keep track of the long distance flights and record attempts by going through old magazines. The English channel crossing by the Radio Queen (Sid Allen, 1950s, with ED Hunter diesel), the Atlantic crossing (Maynard Hill, 200x, with petrol-converted 4-stroke),...these interest me because of my work on UAVs. Diesel and petrol are the way to go for endurance. The other inspiration is the guys flying antique models in Texaco competition: 45 minute max rule, but 1 hour+ is common...bring an armchair and binoculars. Again, diesel is the way to go for these contests.

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Maynard Hill's flight was made using a modified OS running on some kind of Parafin based fuel
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From memory, without rechecking,
1. OS61 FS with an OS 10 carb
2. Coleman lighter fluid or some such stuff. He did experiment for fuel economy.
3. Many prototypes. Can’t recall if 5 or 24!
4. Lost all eyesight by then?

Any of the newbies interested should look it up.
Really inspiring.
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Cloeman lantern fuel, which I guess is just Kero .  I remember reading about Mr Hill setting a record of 11 odd hours of continuous soaring sometime in 60's. Come to think of it when radio, battery etc were no where near to what we are used to today
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