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Model Airplane News Cover for March, 1968
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Here is what the blurb about the cover has to say:
"... Betty Borel, wife of well-known photographer C.G. Borel, poses prettily with [C.G.'s] Lanier Midget. Plane is trimmed with MonoKote, powered by a Super Tigre 0.56 [engine] and uses [the] Orbit 6-12 digital system. Photo was taken at the Daytona Beach Florida home base for the Borels. C.G. is a photographer for the Daytona Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. he has been building models for 15 years with the last 5 in Radio Control ..."
About the Model
Over the years, Len Purdy operated Lanier RC, inc. whose contribution to the hobby/sport cannot be overemphasized. Sensing that many potential modelers lacked the skills or desire to build, but wished to fly, Len began producing a line of models now referred to as "ARF" (Almost Ready to Fly). Between 1964 and 1978, almost 150,000 of these models were sold. The ability to repair a dinged wing and continue a contest was demonstrated time and again. These models are being produced yet today under the Lanier name after Len sold the company in 1980.
The "Midget" 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 some of those credits:
Orbit Transmitter used for Mr. Borel's Lanier "Midget"
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