AAMCO Lou Andrews kits...

When I first started flying in the 70's, the Andrews H-Ray was my club's
trainer of choice.
I just picked up one on eBay, and I'm thinking of redesigning it for
electric(mainly lightening it, and making it a taildragger, ailerons
optional).
Does anyone know who, if anyone owns the rights to the AAMCO line? I'd like
to make the plans available if and when I get it done.
Thanks,
PCPhill
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PCPhill
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Just do your redesign and call it the E-Ray. They were a fine flying model. Take out a lot of the dihedral if you are going to add ailerons, and check the incidence, set it nearly 0 - 0. I don't recall what it was on the original, but if it is like a lot of planes of that era it had way to much for today's power and weights.
Red Scholefield VRCS 951 snipped-for-privacy@yahoogroups.com
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Red Scholefield
Thanks Red, I'd thought of that, but want to keep it legal if possible. I've had a software copyright lifted from me in the past.( or at least the royalties, paltry though they'ed have been) I built several back then, including ailerons with no dihedral. I don't remember the incidence, but hopefully I'll have the kit in hand soon.
PCPhill
----- Original Message ----- From: "Red Scholefield" Newsgroups: rec.models.rc.air Sent: Monday, April 09, 2007 8:33 PM Subject: Re: AAMCO Lou Andrews kits...
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PCPhill
I was hoping for a smaller company... I'll do it for my own amusement then, but a couple of emails won't hurt.
PCPhill
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PCPhill
Yep... I remember that Don Anderson (GP Model Manufacturing) bought out Lew Andrews... I think that GP kitted the A-Ray for a while.
Randy Model Airplane Engineering
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R.J. Roman
If it flys well I wanted to make the plans available, probably free on the web. I'd need permission to do that. No plans for selling anything, at least at this point.
PCPhill
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PCPhill
If you do a good job with it, maybe Great Planes would produce it and pay you for the design. They have to pay somebody for everything they do.
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Robert Reynolds
I think they have, sometimes under different names than Andrews used, kitted all of his designs. The Sportster and the Aeromaster are direct decendants, and I think several of the Tower/Great Planes trainers had Andrews bloodlines.
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Tom Minger
Hi Phill - Yes... planning on being at SEFF... mostly on the flight line rather than the vendor area. I'll have stuff to sell, but will be in "passive" mode :-)
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R.J. Roman
I have two Lou Andrews aeromasters that fly great need to sell them. They have O.S. 65 2 cycle engines, all servos, and J.R. receivers. Will need your transmitter. Engines have less then three hours run time and are like new.
Will take $200 for each one plus the cost of shipping. I'm located in Norman, Ok. you can call me at 405-701-3575 I also have other models available. But to many to list?? many accessories etc, etc.
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Frank A. Eddy

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