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Model Airplane News Cover for August, 1967
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Here is what the blurb about the cover has to say:
"... Movie stars, Sandy Dennis and Anthony Newley take time out from the filming of their latest movie "Sweet November" to study the Testor RC Skyhawk used in the movie. Story line required that Mr. Newley fly the single channel plane from the esplanade of the Brooklyn Bridge. Famous New York City skyline is seen in the background ..."
About the Model
The Testor Skyhawk was a Ready-To-Fly (RTF) radio control that was sold by the Testor corporation in the 1960s. The company is much better known for its line of paints and glue. The airplane was made of foam and was fairly rugged. It was underpowered with a Cox 0.049 "Golden Bee" engine. It retailed for $99.95, which would be probably something like $1,000 in 2020 dollars. The little Cox engine could barely get the thing off the ground, much less serve the purposes it was put to in the film.
The Testor Skyhawk<
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The "Skyhawk" was reviewed in Popular Science in the June, 1968 issue. You may read the article by clicking to enlarge these photos.
Ready-to-Fly Radio Controlled Model Airplanes
Popular Science June, 1968 Click to Enlarge
About the Movie
Here is a synopsis of the improbable and forgettable plot for Sweet November:
Sara Deever, a kooky Brooklyn Heights girl, sublets apartments and paints in her spare time. Each month, Sara selects from her lodgers a new lover - but only on the condition that he will let their affair end when the month expires. When Charlie Blake, a box manufacturer and her lover-of-the-month, falls in love with her, he is unwilling to give her up. Sara insists, even though it is obvious that she too has fallen in love. As the month runs out, Charlie searches desperately for the key to Sara's persistence. What he discovers provides the haunting climax to this love story.
A persistent rumor is that Editor Schroder was the technical advisor for this mishmash
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