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Wanted - Big Guff r/c airplane for AirVenture Museum exhibit

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Zack Baughman
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#1 Posted: 1/5/2010 13:47:29

Hi All,

The EAA AirVenture Museum is developing an exhibit about aircraft modeling.  The "Big Guff" built by the brothers Walt and Bill Good in 1937 is widely considered the first successful radio controlled model.  The original is in the Smithsonian, but plans have been available for the Guff since the late '30s.  Have any of you built a replica of the Guff, and if so, would you consider loaning it to the museum for the new exhibit?  Please contact me at zbaughman@eaa.org to discuss. 

Thanks much!

Zack

 

 

 



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John Reid
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#2 Posted: 1/16/2010 10:50:44

Where can I find more info on this planned exhibit? Cheers! John.



Zack Baughman
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#3 Posted: 1/16/2010 17:30:33

What do you want to know?  The exhibit will feature both flying and static models, including free flight, control line, r/c, and plastic modeling.  It will officially open on March 21 to coincide with the museum's Family Flight Fest event.

Zack



EAA Timeless Voices Program Coordinator & Museum Collections Assistant "Let No Story Go Untold!"