The R/C Scrapbook…

RCHVol4-1RCHVol1-3aRCHVol1-4bRCHVol1-1RCHVol1-3bRCHVol1-4aEnjoy these random snippets from various vintage Radio Control helicopter magazines rescued from the Google ether.

The article by Diane Cameron-Tough is particularly interesting as it claims Hollywood remote flying supremo John Simone Jr. (third pic) performed the famous climatic loop over forty times before making a suitable take.  Between this and often flying blind through miniature street sets its a minor miracle any of his four handmade models survived the shoot to this day.

Not so lucky, however, were the original molds of the scale chopper which were destroyed before the mass market replica’s (5th & 6th pics) could be produced, forever depriving enthusiasts of what would now be considered a genuine replica prop…

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