After I finished the Sailplane's wing structure,
I had to make provisions for storing the not only the wing, but the
assembled fuselage as well. So I have spent the entire day today completely
rearranging the model room to make a place for the Sailplane, which included
the wing rack as well as rehanging many of the fuselages. Once I finished,
I decided to give you guys a pictorial tour around the model room, which
begins below with a view of the southwest corner where the J-3 Cub is
hanging. Notice the nice big window on the south wall.
Adjacent to the Cub is full size Bomber, the 300
sq. in. electric Korda Wakefield, and the 500 sq. in Class A Nostalgia
T-Bird. I might point out that under the Cub is an FAC AT-6 stringered
fuselage sitting on top of the case with the Brown Junior engine inside.
Also hanging from the ceiling is the 1/2A Fubar 43X with a Cox Medallion
This is a good view of the wing rack on the west
wall. The third wing down on the rack is the 96" Bomber wing and right below
that is the new Sailplane wing structure. You can also see the Sailplane's
covered stab on top of the book case.
On the north wall starting on the left is the
Fubar 600X, Playboy Junior, a Fubar 43X fuselage with an Arden .099, and the
Sailplane's fuselage. Notice the space provided for the Sailplane's stab up
at the top. Finally there is the Class A Bomber and the Class B Airborn.
Notice also all of the rolled plans standing up in the corner.
This is a view of the entrance into the model
room from the back hall with the Class B Airbrn on the left of the entry
This shows our wall cabinet and part of the
closet where most of the tools are kept.
This is a full view of the closet that I
converted into a tool area and storage for dope, fuel, engines, and battery
We are back to the window on the south wall. That
is a tray of balsa strips and sheet wood at the bottom. Also notice the long
horizontal picture between the pith helmet and stop watch. I found this
picture rolled up in some of my mother's things after she passed away.
Here is a close up of that picture. It was taken
at a contest on August 15, 1950 out at the Two-Lakes Airport in Oklahoma
City. For those of you that have read my book on Ray Matthews and his free
flight designs, you will recognize all of these modeler's names as they were
mentioned in the book. The two most noteworthy of course is Ray Matthew's
himself and Gene Jackman who was the national junior champion at the Dallas
nationals the very next year............................Tandy