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Post  JPvelo Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:48 pm

Came across this while moving, looks like fun:
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Post  Cribbs74 Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:02 pm

That's a new one...well old new one.
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Post  roddie Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:28 pm

"Should make a great F/F speed model"??  Huh... I'd rather design an unlimited-vertical "rocket-type" altitude-record model for a Cox engine, given a certain amount of fuel.. with a parachute recovery!!! Any takers for a CEF contest?
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Post  GUS THE I.A. Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:04 am

Oooooh, I have two SIG Komanders, still new in their boxes. One is the original, the other is a Mk II.

But, this is neat...I made paper airplanes, of the same configuration as the Octogon, in 1983 or 1984. I don't think I had ever seen this model before today, though. Great minds think alike. I was just years behind!
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Post  Oldenginerod Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:49 am

I recall reading a couple of articles in Popular Mechanics magazines in the library at High School in the 70s.  One that caught my eye was a plane with a ring for a wing, much like the octagon, although the fuselage was more conventional with a single large ring.  I also remember a flying disc.  I think they were both recommended for Cox power.

Anyone ever built one of these?

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Martian Invader from Mechanix Illustrated magazine.  Couldn't find my picture of a finished model.

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Post  Mark Boesen Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:02 am

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/martian-invader/?Qwd=./MechanixIllustr%5c

I had a photo of one someone did with Calvin in one cockpit and Hobbs in the other, but can't find it.
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Post  Kim Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:15 am

Mark Boesen wrote:http://blog.modernmechanix.com/martian-invader/?Qwd=./MechanixIllustr%5c

I had a photo of one someone did with Calvin in one cockpit and Hobbs in the other, but can't find it.


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Note: This isn't mine...think one of the members on the .049 Group built it.
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Post  Oldenginerod Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:44 pm

Not exactly as I remembered it (it's been a few years since high school) but I think this is the Popular Mechanics plan I was refering to, called the "Hoopskirt".

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Post  RknRusty Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:19 pm

That Octagon stuck with me as soon as I saw it. It can be in my Wannado club.
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Post  Davenz13 Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:01 pm

Apart from the engine that Martian Invader is like something straight out of the Jetsons. Just looking at it I can hear that noise they used on the show.
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Post  RknRusty Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:41 pm

Davenz13 wrote:Apart from the engine that Martian Invader is like something straight out of the Jetsons. Just looking at it I can hear that noise they used on the show.  
That was my first impression too, just needs the glass dome over it.

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Post  getback Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:12 pm

lol! Is that Free Flight? Rolling Eyes
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Post  Mark Boesen Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:40 pm

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Col. Spiff ROCKS!

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