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At 5:45pm on January 26, 2013, Robert Coleman said…
Well they are blue and I had the place that prints all the stuff on the city police cars print them for me. They could not get the details I wanted in the Badge but the rest was great are you wanting to fix one like that. If so I have an extra set of decals I can send you but they do not have the sparkles in them. They are blue.
At 7:41pm on October 19, 2014, FRANCIS NELSON HENDERSON said…

2013-12-22_BlueBird_Dimensions.pdf

Hi Emery,  The model airplane you asked about is made of balsa with some Plywood hard points and epoxy-fiberglass skin strength added in the wing-motor-landing gear areas.  The fuselage construction is simple on a flat table top, however the wing was built on a custom made gig.  The  dimensions are attached.  A Clark-Y airfoil could be a better choice the the symmetrical air foil I used.

Following is a link to the full photo after conversion from Veco .61's to electric power.  It has plenty of power at 18.5 Lbs and still flies very nicely.

Photo of Pilot and plane after 40 years

Photo of landing approach

Youtube Mission Planner screen capture of flight

The airplane originally flew in 1974 at Vandenberg Air Force Base where I carried up an Air Weather Service Radiosonde - photos seen:

Link to Photo 1

Link to photo 2

Link to photo 3.

Best Wishes,

Nelson

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