652 Miles Per Gallon
November 1975 Model Aviation Article

November 1975 Model Aviation

November 1975 Model Aviation - Airplanes and Rockets3 Table of Contents

These pages from vintage modeling magazines like American Aircraft Modeler, American Modeler, Air Trails, Flying Aces, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, & Young Men captured the era. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

Way back in 1975, my friend, Jerry Flynn, and I (Kirt Blattenberger) assisted Dick Weber in his successful flight on June 14, 1975, that set a new FAI Closed Course Record of 225 miles in 5 hours and 38 minutes. See the credits on page 37. The Tortoise got its name by virtue of the craft having landed near a turtle on the runway. It was a long day, with everyone being sunburned by the end of it.
Note: This article on the Tortoise has now been OCR'ed (optical character recognition) so that all of the text is searchable.

 

FAI Closed Course Distance Record by Richard R. Weber - Airplanes and Rockets

 

FAI Closed Course Distance Record by Richard R. Weber - Airplanes and Rockets

 

FAI Closed Course Distance Record by Richard R. Weber - Airplanes and Rockets

 

FAI Closed Course Distance Record by Richard R. Weber - Airplanes and Rockets