My aeromodelling career started in 1950, when a friend of mine at school showed me some old periodicals with a lot of plans of aeromodels. I liked very much a Horten Nurfluegel with 1,70 m wingspan and built it without any instruction. I must say there had been some trials before with plans of my own of flying saucers and other crazy projects, but all failed for lack of experience in project and execution. Thus the Nurfluegel was the first successful model, which you can see below. It flew away in a winter thermal, because it had no break parachute.
1950 My Horten "Nurfluegel"
Later on I entered into the MFG - Modellfluggruppe Goeppingen, where I could get better instructions and made a lot of friends
1952 MFG Goeppingen, Alfred Kiesel, Jean Krah, Rolf Löffelhard and others
In this group I built a very ambitious project, the free flight competition motor model, FAI motor class I, called V-51 designed by Karl Barth and Walter Naegele, powered by a 2,5 ccm Webra Diesel
60 years later I built the same model of my youth, but adapted to electric power and polyester covering
V-51, electric power, wing span 1700 mm
My last project at the MFG Goeppingen , a design of my own was a small free flight, FAI motor class I competition model, which was damaged by a competitor at the South German Free Flight Championships 1953, so that I could not test any more its performance, because I already moved to the north. Club companions told me, that after a light repair it performed very well. It was (over)powered by a Webra 1,5.
No name, w.sp. aprox. 900 mm, Webra 1,5 ccm, my last project in Goeppingen
Today I am member of the ACA, Associacao Carioca de Aeromodelismo, Rio de Janeiro, MBC Burgdorf and MBC Lehrte, both Germany.
All these years I was very busy building models (more than flying) and at certain times I had about 20 models in Germany and 20 models in Brazil. Below some examples of the most memorable models, small ones, big ones, gliders, electric, Diesel, Methanol 2-stroke and four stroke driven and pure demo models
One of my favorites, a Philadelphia Playboy, 2 m wingspan with an O.S. .30 FS
1942 Old-timer Gas Bag, wing span 1120 mm, Diesel PAW 090
A vintage glider, Graupner Amigo III, 2 m wingspan with an auxiliary electric wing motor (original Graupner)
Oldtimer LullaBi, wing span 600 mm, Cox 049 R/C
Another project of my own, Tiny, with a Norvel.061 glow engine.
The nice 3-blade prop is just to avoid a ground touch when running
Launching the Phoenix, EP MP Jet AC 28/7-350, LiPo 3x1300 mAh, wing span 1500 mm
Old timer Vicky, EP Permax 600 G 3:1, 3x3000 mAh LiPo, wing span 1600 mm
1934 Old-timer King Burd , 960 mm wing span, MP Jet diesel .040 "classic"
1948 Old-timer Ichabod, 1524 mm wingspan, PAW Diesel 3 ccm
Me 109, Demo model
Blue Max, wing span 1700 mm,Thunder Tiger .54 FS
SIG Four Star, wing span 1517 mm, O.S. .56 Alpha FS
FW 190 A, demo model, donated to the Aerospace Museum Rio
1947 Old-timer Korzar, 1200 mm wingspan, vintage Diesel Super Atom 1,8 (replica)
Oldtimer of the 50ties, Vic Smed, Tomboy 36 EP
Some of my vintage motors:
Modern MP Jet Diesel 1,00 ccm (no vintage)
Vintage Diesel Schlosser 1,0 ccm (1956?)
Replica Diesel Super Atom 1,8 (MP Jet)
1952 Webra 1,5 ccm
1951 Webra 2,5 ccm, my first motor, powering my V-51, FAI free flight motor class 1
Once more the Webra 2,5 ccm