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Eddie Rickenbacker


Eddie Rickenbacker had 26 air victories, the most of any U.S. World War I pilot.

Before World War I broke out, Eddie Rickenbacker was already famous as a race car driver.

Rickenbacker became the personal chauffeur of General Pershing in 1917 in France. Later he transferred to the U.S. Army Air Corps as an engineering officer. He went to pilot's school in March of 1918 was assigned to the 94th Aero Pursuit Squadron.  Eventually Rickenbacker took over as commanding officer of the 94th.

On April 20, 1918 Rickenbacker had his first air victory. He flew both the Nieuport 28 and SPAD S.XIII aircraft.

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Rickenbacker was awarded the French War Cross in May of 1918 after downing five German aircraft. Twelve days before the end of the war he had his 26th air victory.

Eddie Rickenbacker received the Congressional Medal of Honor for having the most air combat victories of any U. S. World War I pilot.

Radio Control Airplane

Front view of Nieuport 28 rc airplane.

If you want to have a rc airplane of the type flown by Eddie Rickenbacker, you have a number of choices.

Kit Cutters has Nieuport 28 scale model radio control airplane plans, a short kit or a full kit for sale.  It has a 52" wingspan.

Aerodrome RC has rc Nieuport 28 radio control airplane short kit or plans for sale. Wingspan of their smaller rc airplane kit is 36".

Aerodome RC has larger Nieuport 28 rc airplane short kit or plans for sale. The scale model rc airplane has a wingspan of 53".

Dumas has a rc SPAD XIII radio control airplane kit for sale. It is for electric propulsion and has a 42" wingspan.

K&W Model Airplanes has a rc SPAD XIII for sale that is of museum quality. Wingspan is 63".

3 Sea Bees Models has a rc SPAD XIII ARF for sale. It is 1/5 scale.

Please tell us about your favorite rc Nieuport 28  or rc SPAD XIII scale model rc airplanes.

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Nieuport 28 RC Airplane in flight.

A giant scale Nieuport 28 rc airplane.

A good looking rc SPAD XIII.