REV 18 NOV 12 am
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 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
Low wing Goodyear racer.
The classic early Beech Staggerwing - nice flying NOCAL and we have seen
a video of this one flying indoors with a Kenway electric motor.
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.
A fairly modern Cessna for NOCAL - this one has the gear retracted.
The hottest version of the Corsair (actually manufactured by Goodyear) -
as modified for post-WWII racing.
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
Swept forward wing, pusher prop (actually a jet, but a prop at the back
doesn't show much).
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
Maule Lunar Rocket
This is a high-winged current-production cabin plane - straight chord, easy
Neat Russian WWII fighter; low wing, white with red arrrow on side.
WWII Japanese fighter, low wing, fixed LG.
Neat model of an English attempt at the 500 mph speed record prior to WWII.
The Russian stubby fighter - here marked for the Spanish civil war.
The Polish fighter with a high, gull wing.
The P-40, with Flying Tigers markings, including the 'Tiger' emblem designed
by the Disney studios.
The P-51, marked as a racer.
A 30s racer - neat - long body - lots of rubber turns possible.
An early Spitfire set up for NOCAL.
Another 30s racer - mid-wing, green & white, 'V' tail.
Neat European sport plane - low wing.
Japan's infamous Zero fighter.
European sport/aerobatic plane. Low wing, striking appearance.
NOCAL Sliced Ribs
Laser cut ribs, one set is enough to build any AALmps NOCAL except Hughes Racer
Link to the Free Flight Mail List Postal NOCAL Contest.
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