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What is a NOCAL model? NOCALs are minimal weight, recognizable scale models with a maximum wing span of 16", flown with rubber power. They typically have flat, profile bodies, covered on just one side. The wings and tails are also single surfaces. Markings are placed on the tissue before the model is covered. Four and a half pages of building, covering and marking hints, tips and ideas including changes needed for indoor flying are included. In general, NOCALs are easier to build and fly than Peanut models. Outdoor flights of a minute (and models lost in thermals) and indoor flights of 2 minutes + are relatively easy to attain. All are on 11" X 17" paper except the Hughes which comes out a lot bigger.

NOCAL Basics: How-tos

NOCAL Basics


PRICES:
NOCAL plans: Includes 1 set of instructions& ideas per order for any quantity.
Single plan: $1.49 plus postage
ALL 22: $17.99/set plus postage

NOCAL Sliced Ribs: See the various offers on the catalog page

Ballerina
Low wing Goodyear racer.

Ballerina

Beechcraft Staggerwing
The classic early Beech Staggerwing - nice flying NOCAL and we have seen a video of this one flying indoors with a Kenway electric motor.
Beech

Blohm-Voss BV-141
This is the WWII German asymmetrical observation plane - 2 bodies, one with crew, the other with the engine. Also - the stab is mostly on one side.
BV 141

Cessna Centurion
A fairly modern Cessna for NOCAL - this one has the gear retracted.
Centurion

F2G Corsair
The hottest version of the Corsair (actually manufactured by Goodyear) - as modified for post-WWII racing.
F2G

F8F "Rare Bear" Bearcat
The 'Rare Bear' is possibly the fastest unlimited racer ever - we saw it win at the Phoenix Air Races - what a neat noise as that BIG prop beats the air. As a NOCAL, it offer a big wing and a long body for a good motor run.
R. Bear

Hansa Airliner
Swept forward wing, pusher prop (actually a jet, but a prop at the back doesn't show much).
Hansa

Hughes Racer
Howard Hughes racer; low wing, coast-to-coast record holder; supposedly the inspiration for the Zero. As a NOCAL, has a long body and lots of wing area.
Hughes

Maule Lunar Rocket
This is a high-winged current-production cabin plane - straight chord, easy to build.
Maule

MiG-3
Neat Russian WWII fighter; low wing, white with red arrrow on side.
MiG

Mitsubishi Claude
WWII Japanese fighter, low wing, fixed LG.
Claude

Napier-Heston
Neat model of an English attempt at the 500 mph speed record prior to WWII.
Napier

Polikarpov Mosca
The Russian stubby fighter - here marked for the Spanish civil war.
MOSCA

PZL-24G
The Polish fighter with a high, gull wing.
PZL

P-40
The P-40, with Flying Tigers markings, including the 'Tiger' emblem designed by the Disney studios.
P-40

P-51
The P-51, marked as a racer.
P-51

R2 Bumblebee
A 30s racer - neat - long body - lots of rubber turns possible.
R2

Spitfire
An early Spitfire set up for NOCAL.
Spitfire

Swee' Pea
Another 30s racer - mid-wing, green & white, 'V' tail.

Swee' Pea


Tipsy Junior
Neat European sport plane - low wing.
Tipsy

Zero
Japan's infamous Zero fighter.
Zero

Zlin
European sport/aerobatic plane. Low wing, striking appearance.
Zlin

NOCAL Sliced Ribs
Laser cut ribs, one set is enough to build any AALmps NOCAL except Hughes Racer

Ribs




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