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MY  FUN + SCALE  MODELS

My Models built and flown from 1955 till 1963 and 1973 till 1990

( From 1964 till 1973, nine years No Modelling at all !! Just Studying,in the Evening + Weekends )

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1955.
 
My buildingteacher & Example,

and only 5 year older Uncle 
Emiel Hermkens (rightside)

1956.
Local Free Flight Club,
L.C. Meteoor  Velden.(1955-1959)

 (near Venlo. Limburg. NL).
2nd row, 2nd right; Miel Hermkens
1st row, 1st right; Frans Vergeldt
 

1956

Seraph
;  A Design from 1954

Free Flight A-2 Competition Glider
 

1956-1963;
just FREE-FLIGHT gliding.
Me in front with the Seraph
Behind;
Thomas Paravicini Di Capelli
From 1964 till 1973; No modelling.
Just studying in the evening
+ weekends!

1973;
my first Rc-model;

TAXI
(Graupner). Span 1,50m. Engine;Osmax 0.30(5cc) 2-stroke

1974;
my 2nd Rc-model,
a 2,50m. span glider;

ALPHA
(Multiplex).

1975;
my 1st Scale-model;

Clipped wing PIPER CUB
(Sig). Span 1,60m.
Engine; Webra 0.40(6,5cc) 2-stroke

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1975, Summer;

assembling the
Clipped Wing PIPER CUB

1975, sept;
my first low-wing Rc model;

PIK-AS
(Krick). Span 1,60m.
Engine; Osmax 0.40(6,5cc) 2-stroke

1976;
My 5th Rc, but 2nd Scale model;
Bo-209 MONSUN
(Graupner).
Span 1,60m.
Engine; Osmax 0.40(6,5cc) 2-stroke

1977;
My first Scale-model from own plan;

Stand-Off Scale ME-109.
Span 1,70m.
Engine; Webra 0.60(10cc) 2-stroke

1978;
My first full Aerobatic-model; CURARE. Span 1,75m.
Engine; Osmax 10cc
(with this model, Club+ District Champion F3A-B 1980+'81)

1979;
My 2nd Scale-model from own plan; SPITFIRE Span 1,70m.
Engine; Osmax 10cc.
Runner-Up in my first
Scale-contest, 1981

1980;
Twin-engined JU-88.
Span 90'' (2,30m.).
Engines;
2x Webra 0.40 (6,5cc) 2-stroke

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1980;
I am holding my
first Multi-engined model;
Scale-model JU-88

1981;
for the first time
District Champion Aerobatic
F3Ab (RC2)

1981;
JU88 banking during his first Scale-contest

1981;
My first Scale Victory.
Son Jorn holding
the Brabant Trophy.
With JU-88 also
National Champion Scale in 1985

1982;
Snowflying with model TULURA. With Tulura I flew my first Waterflying-contest
(then on floats, of course!)

1982;
My first Waterflying-Contest; National Champion! (continuous from '82-'90),
my first national title!

1983;
B-17 FLYING FORTRESS,
my large Scale-model,
also from own plan
(scale 1/10th, 1:10)

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1983;
I am holding my 1/10th B-17,
Span over 10 feet (3,20m.),
Engines;
4x Osmax 0.40(6,5cc) 2-stroke.

1983.
B-17 FLYING FORTRESS (1/10th).
Retracts own construction

1983:
My B-17's (1/10th, 1:10)
first contest,
and winning his first Trophy

1982;
My 2nd Aerobatic-model; MAGIC. Club Champ- and Runner-Up

National Champion's F3A-B 1982

1983:
Me and my B-17 (1/10th, 1:10).
Winner of the
Brabant Trophy 1983

1983; B-17 (1;10th, 1:10)
approaching during the
National Large Scale Champion's in 1983, and
leader in the competition

1983
I am winning Static-and flying,
with my B-17 (1/10th, 1:10)
the National Champion's
Large Scale 1983!

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1983;
I am National Champion
Large Scale 1983.
(also in '84+ '86. In '85 Nat. Champ. Scale with JU-88)

1985;
B-17 (1;10th) on the
German Open Championship 1985, 9th place of 99 competitors.
(Runner-Up in 1986!)

1985;
B-17 (1/10th, 1:10)
climbing after Take-off
(German Open Champion's 1985)

1986;
B-17 (1/10th, 1:10)
over Germany during
German Open Champion's 1986

1986;
Runner-Up
German Open Champion's 1986 with B-17(1/10th, 1:10)

1983-1992;
JUMBO (2,20m.).
Engine; Osmax 1.08(18cc) 2-stroke.
My work-horse
; Snowflying,
waterflying, glider towing,
sweet dropping, etc.

1983;
Snowflying
with my model
JUMBO

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1983;
Waterflying
with
JUMBO

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Me during
National Champ's Waterflying. National Champion again!

1984;
JUMBO during the National Champ's Waterflying in 1984,
National Champion again!
(continuous from '82-'90)

1985;
RC FLYING WITCHES on a broom-stick. Me in the middle.
My witch has an
Osmax 1.08(18cc) 2-stroke engine

1985;
My WITCH
on a broom-stick,
flying through the air

1985;
My Rc flying
WOODY WOODPECKER.

Engine; Osmax 0.60(10cc) 2-stroke

1985;
My
WOODY WOODPECKER,

flying through the air

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1986;
My CLIPPER Flying Boat
(built from own plan)

1986;
My flying Boat CLIPPER.
Span 104''(2,60m).
Engines;
2x Osmax 0.45(7,5cc) 2-stroke

1986;
I am preparing the CLIPPER
for flying during
National Champ's Waterflying 1986

1986;
CLIPPER Flying Boat
on the step during
his first contest;
Nat. Champ's Waterflying
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1986;
CLIPPER in a low Fly-pass

during Nat. Champ's Waterflying
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With Clipper Nat. Champ.
1986+'87+'88+'89+'90.

1986;
CLIPPER in a low Fly-pass
during Nat. Champ's Waterflying.
With Clipper Nat. Champ
. 1986+'87+'88+'89+'90.

1982-1990;
I am continuous
National Champ. Waterflying! With different models;
Tulura 1x, Jumbo 3x, Clipper 5x

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1987;
LIBERTY SPORT,
another Scale Model of me
(built from own plan).Span 1,60m. Engine; Osmax 0.60(10cc) 2-stroke

1987;
Close-up of my
LIBERTY SPORT

1987;
LIBERTY SPORT
flying during
National Championship Scale 1987

1987;
I am
National Champion Scale  with
LIBERTY SPORT

 

1988; Confirmation for
my participation in the
World Champ's Scale 1988
(as a teacher I got none co-operation from my school princepal. No
Time-off, even not on unpaid Basis!

Summer 1988.

My 12 year old Son Jorn
Control Line Flying.

Summer 1988.

My 12 year old Son Jorn RC Flying 

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1988;
Runner-up in
Int. German Championships
Stand-Off  Scale 1988,
with Liberty Sport.

1989;
I am Dutch Open Scale Champion with
LIBERTY SPORT
(second from right)

1989;
I am National Champion Scale 1987+1988, and
Dutch Open Scale Champion
1989,
with LIBERTY SPORT

1990;
Slope Soaring
in France (Calais),
with Graupner NIMBUS
(span 3,50m.)

1990;
Slope Soaring
in France (Calais).
Rightside is the canal tunnel
under construction!!

1990;
Slope Soaring
in France (Calais).
My Son Jorn

1990.
Eurofighter (Graupner).
Span; 71cm.
Engine; Webra Speed 0.28 (4,8cc)
Speed; 230km/hour
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