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  1. I loved the first book and I'd like to order the...

    I loved the first book and I'd like to order the second book from Germany. Does Ralph have an email address (to dicuss payment and shipping)? Thanks!
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    Where was the returning point at Parker Dam... on...

    Where was the returning point at Parker Dam... on the lake near Havasu Springs Ressort or did the drivers run up the Colorado River into the city of Parker Dam?
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    http://www.152vo.de/images/stories/lightbox/treffe...

    http://www.152vo.de/images/stories/lightbox/treffen_2013/086.jpg

    Just a few of our boats
    http://www.152vo.de/images/stories/lightbox/treffen_2013/089.jpg

    "Best of the show" winner 2013: Ozarka...
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    The tent of the racing committee...

    The tent of the racing committee
    http://www.152vo.de/images/stories/lightbox/treffen_2013/063.jpg

    Greetings from the USA
    http://www.152vo.de/images/stories/lightbox/treffen_2013/065.jpg
    ...
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    http://www.152vo.de/images/stories/lightbox/treffe...

    http://www.152vo.de/images/stories/lightbox/treffen_2013/051.jpg

    http://www.152vo.de/images/stories/lightbox/treffen_2013/052.jpg

    Starting clock...
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    Hal Kelly Madcap VX-49 "Miss Madness" and Bruce...

    Hal Kelly Madcap VX-49 "Miss Madness" and Bruce Crandall Flyer VX-45 "Black Arrow" waiting on the starting line
    http://www.152vo.de/images/stories/lightbox/treffen_2013/035.jpg

    Closed course...
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    Meanwhile our 152VO group has grown to nearly 800...

    Meanwhile our 152VO group has grown to nearly 800 members from a dozend countries. Some more pics of last years annual competition (Lake Bigge, North Rhine Westfalia, Germany):

    Switzercraft Baby...
  8. Thread: Champion AU/BU

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    Ron, you can find the detailed specs of each boat...

    Ron, you can find the detailed specs of each boat (written in English) under the respective video on Youtube -> http://www.youtube.com/user/152VO

    The motors are running at about 30,000 rpm idling...
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    Yes, all of them. I think most members of our...

    Yes, all of them. I think most members of our club would like to drive "real" nitro engines (especially I would), but due to the legal situation in Germany (and other european countries) we are not...
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    We have added new videos of our outboard racing...

    We have added new videos of our outboard racing models to our Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/152VO

    Please subscribe to our channel - much more footage followig soon!
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    Jon, that's a phantastic picture, thank you! From...

    Jon, that's a phantastic picture, thank you! From the plans I thought as much that the Champion wouldn't bank turn because of the flat non trip chines which are angeled at only 20.
    Could you send...
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    John, where can I find your scrapbook? Regarding...

    John, where can I find your scrapbook? Regarding the throttles and the Jacoby three pointer model I'll write you a PM.
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    Todd, thank you. Although our goal is not to...

    Todd, thank you. Although our goal is not to reach top speed but scale speed some of the boats are pretty fast. When we started the whole 152VO story we were really astonished how efficient these old...
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    Thank you, Ron and Dean! I got old Champion plans...

    Thank you, Ron and Dean! I got old Champion plans from a friend of mine, Rod Geraghty in Wisconsin. I'm deeply interested in the construction details and the history. That's why I'm often talking to...
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    Sorry, my mistake... I mixed up Sid Craft and De...

    Sorry, my mistake... I mixed up Sid Craft and De Silva! So the geographic distance might be an explanation... I also didn't find a mentionable number of De Silvas in the Winnebagoland race results,...
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    Thanks Ron! First I thought that the Champion...

    Thanks Ron! First I thought that the Champion (Hot Rod) motors and the Champion hulls were produced in the same company, until I found out that the boats came from Southern California and the motors...
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    Champion AU/BU

    Hi, anybody here who could help me with pictures of the original 1953 Champion AU/BU?
    Or maybe you know someone who still owns an original Champion AU/BU? Thanks a lot!
    Jo
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    Chinewalker, this is a really beautiful boat! I...

    Chinewalker, this is a really beautiful boat! I love the lines. Seems as if we had to arrange some common team competitions of european and US outboard racers in the near future. ;-))

    The...
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    You can find links to all the plans on the 152VO...

    You can find links to all the plans on the 152VO website: http://www.152vo.de/index.php/modelle/boote/modellflatbottoms.html
    I will publish PDFs of the two magazine articles on the 152VO website as...
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    In December we got the title stories in both...

    In December we got the title stories in both german modeling magazines. Meanwhile the old american racing outboards become popular in Europe: 152VO outboard raceboat models are built in the...
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    1/5 is very close to our scale 1/5.2 :) I would...

    1/5 is very close to our scale 1/5.2 :)
    I would not think it is a vintage model, but I like the shape of the modern runabout hulls. Thanks for sharing!
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    @John / Craig: this is a really beautiful model -...

    @John / Craig: this is a really beautiful model - looks phantastic! What was the year of contruction of the original? And what do you think about building it to scale 1/5.2 and we'll visit you in the...
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    Hi John, ok, the correct size of a 15'' Kainer...

    Hi John,
    ok, the correct size of a 15'' Kainer in 1/8 is 47.6mm diameter. I'll send you a PN with my email address.
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    Yes, that's the first question. :) John, I'm...

    Yes, that's the first question. :)
    John, I'm always willing to help other model makers. The only constriction is that I don't have an own CNC milling machine. A friend of mine, who's living some...
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    Hi John, I've built them myself, using a...

    Hi John,

    I've built them myself, using a composite of two layers of polystyrene and a core of carbon fiber. I used carbon because the parts have to be very strong. The driver figures are fastened...
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    David, it was great to meet you and to get so...

    David, it was great to meet you and to get so much first-hand information and help. Hope to see you again next time!


    Karl, thank you very much. We got most of the Hal Kelly plans from Ed Hatch /...
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    Pilot figures are mandatory in our racing class....

    Pilot figures are mandatory in our racing class. That's why we had to develop a kind of steering, which leaves enough space in the cockpit. We found out, that the original steering (with ropes and...
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    Dick, the boats are built exactly to scale...

    Dick,
    the boats are built exactly to scale 1/5.2 using the original plans which were published in old american magazines of the 1950's. Many more model pics and all technical data here (click...
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    Bluestreak VO-88: 50116 Dragonfly II VO-524:...

    Bluestreak VO-88:
    50116

    Dragonfly II VO-524:
    50117

    Tunnel Mite VO-3:
    50118

    Speedliner VO-9 and Spitfire VO-42:
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    Speedliner Corsair VO-9 and Blue Streak VO-88:...

    Speedliner Corsair VO-9 and Blue Streak VO-88:
    50109

    Spitfire VO-42:
    50110

    FooLing VO-13:
    50111

    Jinx VO-131:
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    Some more pics: Ozarka Model 60 Atomite...

    Some more pics:

    Ozarka Model 60 Atomite A-class racer

    50105

    15'' Kainer steering wheel with 3.5" hub and Quincy V-100 Visu-Matic

    50106
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    Vintage Outboard Racing with R/C models

    In November 2010 I have organized a new r/c model racing class in Germany for vintage outboard racing models of the 1930s to 1950s. It's called "152VO" (short for "Vintage Outboard models in the...
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    Hi David, thanks a lot! This is exactly what I...

    Hi David,

    thanks a lot! This is exactly what I needed. It's good to know someone who has all these vintage beauties in his livingroom! ;-))

    Looking forward to meet you again next year!...
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    Dimensions of KG4H and KG7H

    Can anyone tell me the (approximate) overall sizes of Mercury's KG-4(H) and KG-7(H)?

    - Overall height
    - Length cowling (-> KG-7: including handle at the back)
    - Width cowling

    Thank you!...
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    Some weeks ago I've bought the plans of...

    Some weeks ago I've bought the plans of "Foo-Ling" and "Jupiter" from a forum member. Meanwhile Ed Hatch made nearly every Kelly plan available for everyone on his website:...
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    Hal Kelly FooLing plans

    Does anybody know where to look for Hal Kelly's FooLing plans? I've found resources for the Airborne and Jinx (and other Kelly designs), but they all don't comprise the FooLing.
    A lines plan and/or...
  37. Ed, I found the scans of the old magazines on...

    Ed, I found the scans of the old magazines on your website and had a lot of fun reading them. Very interesting and very rare. Must have been a lot of work to scan all the pages. Thank you very much...
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    Thank you for the Clarkcraft links and the...

    Thank you for the Clarkcraft links and the information about the Bullets. I found the Airborne and the Jupiter on the Clarkcraft website. Do you (or anyone else) also know where to look for Foo-Ling...
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    Sorry, I didn't know. I'll attach the photos...

    Sorry, I didn't know. I'll attach the photos below.
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    Looking for plans of vintage A-/B-class racers

    Hello, I'm from Germany. A couple of months ago we have organized a new rc model racing class for vintage stock outboard racers of the 1950s (152VO class = scale 1:5,2 "vintage outboards"). Currently...
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    @Pop990: I just found this thread and the...

    @Pop990: I just found this thread and the fantastic photos of the Willis, which you have posted on the first page. Can you send me the email of the guy who sells the plans for the Willis?

    I'm from...
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