Model Airplane News (April 1967) "Oily Birds"
MODEL AIRPLANE NEWS
BOB MOORE & BUDDY BRAMMER (cover)
They became THE forces to beat in Class I, which allowed only rudder and throttle control. They designed a model specifically for this class, called the "Oily Bird" which won just about all the Class I contests in a tri-state area at the time.
The Oily Birds
In 1962 a model airplane club was organized as the "Port Arthur Radio Control Club", with the nickname of the "Oily Birds". This was in recognition of the Port Arthur (home of many refieries) city motto "The City That Oils The World". In a few years the club received its AMA Charter. The club built a concrete circle about 65 feet in diameter as their flying field.
Nice graphic cover art. Secure binding with clean pages and a very light fore edge surface crease. 11 x 8-1/2 with 72 pages. Illustrated throughout. Scarce!