Scale & Stand-off Scale models have always been my favourites,
I have been designing and flying them for many years, and did win many contests all over Europe;
National Results: Between 1982 and 2004, I was:
24x Dutch National Champion ! :
9x in Waterflying (continous from 1982 till 1990!)
3x in F4C (FAI Scale),
3x in Large Scale,
9x in Stand-off Scale.
International Results: Between 1988 and 2004, I was:
8x Dutch Open Champion Stand-off Scale + 2x Runner-Up.
1x German Open Champion Stand-off Scale. (The only foreigner ever !) + 2x Runner-Up.
6x EUROPEAN CHAMPION Stand-off SCALE ( Europa Star Cup)+ 1x Runner-Up & 1x 5th.
1x Winner Graupner Euro Bodenlake Cup for Scale Waterplanes. + 1x 3rd.
Winner of 40 International Scale Contests in: NL, D, P, CZ, A, CH, F, GB, B.
So why have you never seen my name in the F4c lists of European or World Championship contestants?
Being a teacher, my commitments prevent me attending these a week-long competions and my princepal, then,
would not allow me one week time-off, even not on unpaid basis!
My love affair with WO II Warbirds,
(and especially the american Bomber B-17 Flying Fortress) began many years ago.
As a young boy, building and flying Free-Flight gliders in the late 50ties and early
60ties, I dreamed that I would build some day a large Flying Fortress.
At that time it seemed like an impossible dream, but it was just a matter of time!
With expierence gained, later in the seventies, on RC Models including Multi-engined,
and flying F3A aerobatic contests, it was time to put the dream into Reality.