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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Hi I have been sorting things out from the estate purchase of Jim Wrast. Here
> is a partial list. Have manuals for most of the planes and transmitters.
> Hope that everyone had a great Christmas with family.

NEW I have a number of duBro and Great Planes small package items.

 NEW Vapor  indoor flyer $40.00 Pick it up and come out on 2nd an 4th Friday and fly with us. It was test flown last Friday Dec. 28th  ready to fly charger and 2 batteries It fly's about 15 min on one battery.

> I have pictures if you want to see them let me know.
> Squirt 700 Yellow, electric plane 3 channel with servos speed control Looks
> about a 30 size plane. Your receiver and it is ready to go. $100.00
 Tower, trainer 60 ready to go receiver and transmitter. $300.00
> Hobbico, trainer 60 ready to go receiver and transmitter. $300.00
> WW II Newport 17 just the airframe. $125.00
> Glider with about an 8 foot wing with servos. $75.00
 E-flite Blade CP helicopter with transmitter and extra set of blades. $100.00
Electric propellers
> APC 10 X 7 two
> APC 10 X 7 E
> APC 11 X 7 two
> APC 11 X 3.8 SF
> APC 11 X 4.7
> APC 10 X 4.7
> GWS 7 X 3.5 four
> GWS 6 X 3 four
> Hobbyzone 6.3 X 4 with spinner two
> E-flite 10 X 7 two
> Make me an offer.
> LARGER Propellers:
> Propeller Two 18X8 NEW $7.00 each
> Ripmax Pro-peak Quatro plus 1 to 4 cell lipo charger. $20.00
> Hyperion: Mod. # EOS0606i AC/DC $60.00
> Dynamite Vision Peak Plus Charger AC/DC $40.00
> I also have a number of APC propellers.
> Let me know thanks Ed

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

 I just want to take a minute to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I have been blessed with a great abundance of good in the past year myself and I am very thankful for everyone here involved with all of the clubs. Thanks go out to everyone from myself personally, to each and every one of you.

 As we get ready for the upcoming New Year I want to remind the local club's  members and their families, as well as the surrounding areas club's members and families, of our planned 2nd Annual Nitro-Chili Burn New Years Day flying event that will be held at the field at 12 Noon on New Years Day.

 I have received numerous emails and calls informing me of several members and their families interest and confirmation of their being in attendance at the event already, and I would like to hear from everyone else also, so I know the amount of chili to make, to bring to the event on New Years Day. Please call or write an email and let me know ASAP please. This is a snow, rain or shine type of an event for everyone's enjoyment, and there will be food, fun and flying for everyone. Electrics are more than welcome then of course too, as is always the case year round, and as an added plus they are easy to start if it is cold also. HaHa!!!

I hope to see everyone there enjoying the fun together, and as a reminder I will bring some propane heat if it is needed then. I may need some help setting things up that morning before the event gets underway, if anyone is interested in assisting me also. Let me know the particulars soon.

I also want to invite any other club's members in the surrounding  region to come on out and enjoy the day with us too. Everyone and their families are more than welcome of course!

Please feel free anytime to check out the Fremont County Radio Control Club web site at and be sure to check out the upcoming events section, as well as all of the other links on the clubs web site. The Sky Corral Radio Control Club web site from the Pueblo, CO. area can be found at , and the Pikes Peak Radio Control Club web site from the Colorado Springs, CO. area can be found at .

 I hope to see everyone there for the event, and in the meanwhile please enjoy the holidays coming up with your families and friends.

Warm Regards,
Mark J. Sullivan

Monday, December 17, 2012

Latest Pilot Wings Award

Member Buzz Haviland was awarded his wings at our December 2012 meeting.

No children that isn't Santa Claus, it is our very own Buzz Haviland. Presenting the award is club President Ed Vincent

Friday, December 14, 2012

The passing of our member Jim Wrast

Jim has been an active member of our club for about ten years. Today they held his funeral service. Below is his obituary notice. If you have anything you want to share with Jim's family and friends, please click on the Holt Funeral guestbook link.

James Robert Wrast, 62, passed away December 8, 2012 in Canon City, Colorado. He was born in Libertyville, Illinois on August 13, 1950 to Jesuel and Shirley (Hicks) Wrast. James was a veteran of the U. S. Marines. He enjoyed fishing with his Uncle Bob, target shooting, and spending time with man's best friend, "Mendi". He was also passionate about building and flying remote controlled airplanes. Mr. Wrast is survived by his parents, Jesuel and Shirley Wrast; daughter, Lisa (Rickey) Bryan and their children, Jordan and Breeyn; son, Mark (Monica) Wrast and their children, Tanner and Trevor; brother, Dick (Roxy) Wrast and children, Jenny and Jon; Uncle Bob Hicks; and long time girlfriend Caroll Flynn. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frieda and Earl Hicks. Memorial Service will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 14, 2012 at Holt Chapel of the Garden in Canon City with Reverend Eric Feuerstein officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society at 110 S. Rhoades, Canon City, CO 81212 Arrangements handled through Holt Family Funeral Home. Online condolences at
We will miss Jim and his passion for our hobby.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Pit Shade Canopy materials being gathered up...

 So far we now have some of the necessary materials on hand at the field for the upcoming Pit Shade Canopy project the club has been working towards installing at the flight line.
 We now have some donated lumber on hand stored at the field to start the project, generously donated from Ed Vincent, but more is certainly needed to complete all the canopies across the flight line.
 The pipe for the vertical legs that will support the Pit Shade Canopy structures is now in storage at the field and ready to be installed also.
 I have personally pledged tools, hardware, materials, money and my vehicle, fuel, trailers and time in getting this project completed, hopefully in the near future, for the benefit of everyone at the field.
 There are others in the club that have also personally pledged materials, money, tools, hardware and their manpower, vehicles, fuel and expertise in seeing this project to completion.
 We all still need more materials, manpower, hardware, money and expertise from anyone interested in assisting the club in assembling and completing this project, and you can contact me day or night to let me know what and when you can contribute to completing this Pit Shade Canopy project.
 A very big Thank You goes out to Mr. Jim Javernick of Florence, CO. for his very generous and kind donation of the needed pipe to be installed in the ground that will eventually support the structure on the flight line at the field. Without his kind and free donation we certainly would not be able to complete this project without a very major expense involved.
I also want to personally thank Terry Davis for his hard work in securing this donation from Mr. Javernick, and also to Ed Vincent in securing the use and free donation of the Oxygen-Acetylene torch setup that his brother-in-law owns. Our immense debt of gratitude goes out to all of those community members that have assisted this club, both now and the past, as well as in the future for all of the projects and needs of this club.
 Ed Vincent, Terry Davis and myself, Mark Sullivan, met in Florence, CO. at Mr, Javernick's storage yard on Friday Dec 7th, 2012 at 10:00 AM to cut the generously donated pipe, and to haul the cut lengths to the field and store it for later use.
We are still in need of approximately 20 bags of cement that we will then mix and put down in the post holes to secure the vertical pipes that will support the structure itself. Also if anyone has access to a post hole auger machine rather than just using my hand and manually operated post hole digger tool, that would be a great benefit in digging the post holes, not to mention saving some very tedious and back breaking labor. Another need still not yet fulfilled is the necessary sheeting for the roof covering material to use for the roof. I have secured a donation of a small amount of steel sheet roofing material similar to a Pro-Panel type of sheeting we have been given by the Fremont County Airport manager Dick Baker, and I also want to personally Thank him for that generous donation of materials also, on behalf of the club members.

Here is a picture of the donated pipe now being stored at the field awaiting erecting the Pit Shade Canopies.

Buzz Havilands long awaited reward.....

At the December 7th 2012 monthly FCRCC club meeting, Buzz Haviland was presented with his Pilots Wings for solo flying, after a long period of instruction and self-taught work to achieve this very important milestone in his RC flying. He has shown a tenacious ability to persevere through a lot of adversity during the learning curve, and has kept his head up and worked towards his goal of earning this set of wings.

                                     Congratulations go out to him from everyone in the club.

Buzz Haviland on the left accepting his new Pilots Wings from  club president Ed Vincent on the right.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Saturday Flying

For Saturday, Dec 1st

The winds were blustery but not bad enough to ground Mark Sullivan, Dennis and myself. Mark achieved a "personal best" by flying every month within 2012. Way to go Mark!

Mark ended up flying his Uproar and he demonstrated flying his Escapade 40 for me. I ended up buying it from him. He also got out his P-51 but he was plagued by fuel leaks.

Anyway, the Uproar flew fine and Mark really pulled it through its paces.

 Here the photos record him bringing in the Uproar for a landing.

 This is the view looking into Mark's trailer.

Dennis doing a low, slow flyby

Dennis has flew the heck out of his Telemaster. Listen to this ... Dennis has run eight gallons of fuel this plane THIS YEAR!! I thought I flew a lot, but only a gallon and 1/2 this year.
FYI - Both Dennis and Mark paid their 2013 dues. I'll be collecting dues this coming Friday at the meeting. So remember, bring your checks and cash to the meeting.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Weekend Flying Report

Yes, I know the weekend is long past, but here it is anyway.

Indoor flying on Friday the 23rd. We had a good turnout, not huge but there were lots of helicopters and airplanes in the air, but not all at once. The Croffords were there plus Cloyce, Buzz, Dennis, Mark S. and myself. Here are some of the pictures I took.
Cloyce flying his heli

Buzz preparing his Night Vapor while Dennis watches
Buzz gets the Vapor airborne   
My Champ flew into the suspending gymnasium mats. Cloyce had to lower it for me to retrieve the little guy. My Champ is getting long in the tooth and I may replace it with something newer for indoor flying.
Our next indoor flying session is on December 14th. Hope to see you there.

Sunday Flying 

(I didn't go out Saturday, but I heard it was very windy most of Sat.)

We had a good turnout, but I didn't take any pictures. There were Ed, Terry, Mark S., Buzz, Dennis and myself (sorry if I missed anyone). The wind was a bit strong at times and sometimes gusty. When I arrived the wind had shifted from the west to the east and I got my LT-40 into the air with little difficulty. After one flight the wind picked up and I packed up. Of course, the wind calmed down after all my stuff was in the car. I guess this will be the usual routine as we transition from late Fall into Winter. This coming weekend may be a better opportunity for flying.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!

I may run out to the field for some flying this morning before all the family festivities begin later today....I want to wish everyone a very healthy and joyous holiday today.....I know I have sooooo much to be extremely thankful for here on my end, and I will be enjoying some good times with family and friends later on today too. May your favorite team win in football long as it begins with the initials D B.....hahaha.....if only they played today....siiighhh.

I am still trying to locate a portable cutting torch setup to go get the donated pipe for the pit shade canopy project coming up. If anyone can think of a source for a set please let us know ASAP.

 Reminder: The Friday evening flying will again be this Friday, November 23rd 2012, at the Harrison School gymnasium beginning at 8 PM and going through 9:30 PM.

 Another reminder: Coming up soon is that the gate combination to the field and to the buildings will be changed on New Years Day again the same as this past year was done. Those with their club dues paid up before January 1st 2013 will recieve the new combination from the club Secretary/Treasurer according to the club's bylaws.

Is anyone up for and interested in another New Year's Day Fun-Fly....or is it a Fly-In....???.  I can not keep the two seperate in my head which is what....Come on out to the field and put something to fly up in the air no matter what the weather is....even an electric!!! The FCRCC club's second annual  New Years Chilly Day Burn perhaps???.....suggestions and ideas welcomed. Perhaps some folks would like to bring something to share with everyone such as beverages and whatever else comes to mind, and I'll gladly supply a big pot of award winning pork chili to warm the insides, along with supplying a large propane bottle and heaters to warm the outsides too, if the heaters are needed that day. I was thinking of the idea of putting up a small tarp or windbreak between the buildings temporarily if that is needed also. Please attend and bring in the New Year in a fun way.

 Have a safe and happy holiday today, and I hope to see everyone flying and visiting at the field or the gymnasium soon.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Friday Night Indoor Flying

The Fremont County Radio Control Club (FCRCC) is having their first indoor flying session of the winter season this coming Friday night between 8:00 PM and 9:30 PM MST.

 These sessions will be held on the 2nd and 4th Friday's of each month through May, so mark your calendars and join in the great times and enjoy flying in this large indoor flying facility.

 The indoor flying is held at the gymnasium inside Harrison Middle School on Fields Avenue in Canon City, CO.

Everyone is welcome to spectate at anytime, including guests of those flying, and those with their current AMA membership are welcome to fly, so please bring lots of any kinds of indoor aircraft to enjoy flying with us all.

 There are plugs available in the gym for recharging batteries if need be also.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Friday Night Meeting

We had a good meeting on November 2nd. The minutes will be posted to this site hopefully by Sunday evening. Pres. Ed Vincent awarded pilot wings to Lee Stodder and Mark Putzer, photos below.

Lee Stodder accepting his wings from Ed

Mark Putzer accepting his wings from President Ed Vincent

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Monday Monday..............

I received a phone call from Mark Putzer this afternoon, asking if I would like to go flying this afternoon, and to meet him at the field at around 4:00 PM, weather permitting of course.
 The afternoon was a picture perfect calm fall day,  and upon arriving at the field I met Buzz Haviland and Dennis Sporing who were just loading up their planes to head back home. After a brief bench flying session with them I got busy and got out my Piper Pawnee crop duster to get it flying again. It had been grounded for a few months awaiting repairs on the landing gear assembly, and after completing the necessary repairs, it was time to fly it again. Dennis and Buzz both stayed around to watch me with the Pawnee, and Buzz is getting anxious to get the necessary stick time developed for his skills, so he can also fly his own Piper Pawnee that he now has.
 In the meanwhile Mark Putzer showed up with his plane and got in a couple of great flights, and what seemed to me like several dozen beautiful touch and goes and landings too. Mark sure has progressed rapidly in his flying skills, and I sure look forward to seeing him continue at the rapid pace he is on track with, and with continued success also.
Next up was the Pawnee's turn and after a very short roll-out for takeoff, and the tail is coming up wayyyy tooooo soon and the plane is desperately trying to nose itself over from excess down-thrust. I grabbed a bunch of up elevator to attempt to plant the tail back down to allow the plane to achieve more speed, but rather it simply lifted off almost ever so gently on it's own, and we were aloft.....I had a bit of a time trimming things back out, especially with the excessive down thrust condition, but managed to throttle way back so things were very manageable then. I did a few runs past the runway and laps around the pattern and then started to feel the plane out at reduced speeds and feeling it out for any stall characteristics and such, but it just would not show me any nasty habits.
 This plane banks and turns either shallow or sharply, almost by itself without use of any elevator or rudder....just simply bank it over like you want and set back and watch it turn.....flat and true.
After a few passes around the pattern, I decided I would set up for some slow and low approaches for landing, to get the feel of them with this plane again.
 A couple of low passes, and it felt good all around so it was time to shoot for a landing. That was accomplished without even trying to, as this thing just glides in on the huge wings almost without effort. A nice soft landing at a very slow speed was pleasant and enjoyable to do. Once on the ground and having to give it a bit of power to taxi again, and the nose was wanting to dig in again and the tail kept coming up. I am definitely going to re-check the down thrust angle before I do anymore flying with this plane, and get that corrected.
Mark Putzer got in several more flights with his beautifully modified trainer as well, and soon we had more company to enjoy the afternoon with, when Cloyce Mann showed up to fly his Twist. He makes it look so effortless with his inside and outside loops and rolls in all sort of manner and directions. He is a very skilled pilot in his own right.
 The sun was down behind the mountain range and dusk was fast approaching when we packed up for the afternoon to head back to the hangar. A great time was had by everyone there, and I will be flying the Piper Pawnee a lot more in the very near future again I am happy to report.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sunday Flying

It was a beautiful day for flying and there were a few of us at the field Sunday. Mark had several planes but I only saw him fly his P-51. He made several "touch and goes" that looked picture perfect. Dennis had his Seniorita trainer and he got in several flights too. Our newest member, John Dison, had his LT-40 and he was getting a lot of stick time with Rhett on the buddy box. Kenny was out too enjoying the company of his cronies. I brought out my LT-40 and I got in a few flights. Rhett flew his beautiful Skybolt Biplane. I didn't get a chance to see it fly. Would you believe it used to hang in a barbershop?

Rhett's Skybolt ready to go home

John Dison preparing his LT-40 while Rhett & Mark assist

A good time was had by all.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday Flying

After spending an hour in the dentist's chair, I stopped by the field to check out what was happening to the new airport fence and see if the new gate had been installed. No new developments there.

I found Lee Stodder getting in some "stick time" with his OS 32H nitro powered helicopter. It looked good to me.

I hope to get some flying this week.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

An interesting article to say the least....

Hopefully this discovery will be done in a proper manner to preserve the historical significance of these mighty World War 2 War birds, and to restore the findings back to their proper condition before these items are lost to the past again.
I would love to see one or more of these fine aircraft up close and personal as they come out of burial, and before they are restored, just to see how they stood the test of time being buried all these so many long years. I have a hunch they may end up being in such terrible shape similar to that car that was buried 50 plus years ago in a concrete vault underground that rotted away and was unable to be restored properly due to the tremendous deterioration of it's condition.
I pray these aircraft have not met a similar fate as that show piece car did back then.

Check out the story of these airplanes here at the following link.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Some more pictures from the recent Fremont County Airport and EAA Fly-In event

The Renegades precision formation flight team performing over the airport event.

They sure do a beautiful job.

These flights are performed with much mastery and perfection.

The Renegades precision formation flying group.

Fremont Count Airport entrance.

A beautiful Hawker Sea Fury in Aussie markings.

Several people in many regional clubs displayed RC aircraft of all types during the event.

This bush plane is just downright sexy!

More of the RC Aircraft on display during the event.

A different Sea Fury flying overhead with smoke on!

Two Russian built YAK's giving a spectacular smoke and formation display!

Dennis preparing his RC Plane for a flight demonstration.

UP UP and AWAYYY...!!!

Several RC club member pilots and public enjoying the event and flying.

Mommy I want a ride in that plane!!!!!!!!!

Colorado Vertical Tours helicopter doing what they do the rides.

A great selection of all sorts of RC aircraft on display at the event.
Here are some more pictures of the Fly-In event held at the Fremont County Airport in conjunction with the local EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) chapter of Fremont County. Many thanks go out to both Keith Davis of the Pikes Peak Radio Control Flyers Club of El Paso County for his submission of numerous great pictures that I was so graciously given to post here. Another big thank you also goes out to Ed Vincent of the Fremont County Radio Control Club in Fremont County for his permission to post the pictures on our web site here that he also took during the event.
If anyone else has any videos or photographs of the event and would like them posted here please contact me via email at and I will get your videos or photos added to the great ones already posted on the web site here.
Thanks again everyone for all of your contributions and volunteering with regards to this great event,

Static display of a US Military helicopter at the airport Veterans park.

Several aircraft on display during the event.

Such detail and perfection proudly displayed.

Some of the beautiful Classic Cars on display at the event.

Hawker Sea Fury.

Cessna Skylane 182 Radio Controlled scale looking airplane.

French built Fouga V-tail jet.

Russian built YAK Trainer airplane.

Renegades formation flying with smoke. Very impressive showing.

More of the RC aircraft on display during the event.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Anyone flying today ?

Anyone going flying this afternoon ? (Sat 10/6) Let me know. 369-4040
Mark P.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday Night Meeting - October '12

Just some quick notes and comments on tonight's meeting:

This is a summary of tonight's meeting. The minutes of the meeting will appear shortly on this blog. We had a lot happen, so it will take a few days to ger out the minutes.

We are back now to meeting indoors. VP Ron Prewitt chaired the meeting.

Ron Prewitt wearing the VP hat

We had a large number of members attending (15 + 1 new member) probably because we voted on raising the dues. This change to our bylaws passed and starting in 2013, dues are will be $40/year.

Terry Davis contemplating the meeting's weighty issues

Lee Stodder (foreground) & Mark Putzer (background)
Mark appears to be overcoming a gagging sensatiion

We had a discussion on a new category of members, Associate Members. A bylaw modification will be proposed for a vote at our November meeting.

Indoor flying at Harrison School in Canon City will resume in November. Get your foamy planes and small helis ready for a good time.

Finally, we had a new member, John Dison, friend of Rhett Sharp. Welcome aboard John. I'll be adding him to our roster plus I'll add Rhett to our list of Instructors.

Newest member - John Dison

Sunday, September 30, 2012

FCRCC Static display and RC Flying Demonstration at the Fremont County Airport and EAA Fly-In

I would like to take a moment and thank everyone for their participation from the Fremont County Radio Control Club of Fremont County, the Sky-Corral Radio Control Club of Pueblo County and also the Pikes Peak Radio Control Club of El Paso County.
Without everyone's hard work and willing participation at this event, it would not have went off without a hitch and on schedule like it did. Things went very smoothly from everyone I spoke to, including all the various club's members, along with airport personnel, airport management, airport board members and also numerous EAA members and several other full scale pilots in attendance who attended the airshow, whom all of them were giving our setup and participation high marks for everything we all did to support the Fremont County Airport and EAA Fly-In on 09-29-2012. We also collected a small amount of donated funds to go towards our charitable donation works for the FCRCC Club endeavors.
 I certainly feel that both the airshow and fly-in were extremely well attended by the general public throughout the entire duration of the event, and our static display setup was attended by numerous folks all throughout the day.
I did notice what I believe it to be was, the KOAA Channel 5 News team reporter/videographer crew were there at the airport taking lots of photographs and film footage all over the property during the show, so we may also make the local newscasts and newspapers too. Has anyone seen anything of that sort yet?
 Several of the owners of various classic cars that were also in attendance at the car show at the airport, came by our display area and gave good comments about all of the regions clubs working together so well to put on the demonstrations and displays that we all worked so hard on together. Several of the classic car owners are also fellow RC pilots as well too.
We seemed to have had a lot of interest and questions from the public in attendance about the club locally in Fremont County, as well as the other RC clubs in the region, and what we all are about. There were handouts of general information printed up for the spectators to take home with them, and also some membership applications were given out to folks that attended our display area. I hope that bears some new members for the club locally here, as well as the other clubs in the region, and I feel it sure never hurts us to get the word out about our organizations, and all the community involvement that we all do as clubs throughout the region.
Kids of all ages both young and old, were telling tales and stories about what they still have to fly now, as well as what they built and flew way back when, and also what they still have laying about in the attic and such places from long ago, and it seemed to really put a warm smile on the faces of those good folks telling the stories, and remembering all the fun they both have and had while building and flying their models. More than one full scale pilot came up to us and said that the building and modeling and flying of RC style aircraft was a great helping step in them going on to get their full scale pilot training also.
Once again, I would like to personally thank each and every one of you for helping out with this show, and I would also like to say it is definitely something that I look forward to helping out our regional airport with again in the future, should the clubs decide to do this again.
Warm Regards,
Mark J. Sullivan

Saturday, September 29, 2012

EAA Fly-In

This was a great airshow and well attended by planes and people and classic cars. We had good participation from both the Fremont R/C Club and also Pueblo Sky Corral Club.

We had a static display of a bunch of models plus R/C flying demonstration by several members.

Just some of the models on display. We ended up with twice as many

Santa Claus is early this year ... no that is Buzz behind the beard!   
We flew off a taxi strip at the west of the airport. Dennis' Yellow trainer is on the left.
 Around 9:30AM we had an opportunity to get in some R/C flying that got some attention. Dennis and Bob Crofford from our club and Kiwi from Sky Corral put on flying demonstrations.

Later in front of the hangers Jeff put on a great demo with his E-flite Ultra-Micro Carbon Cub. It had amazing capabilities and Jeff wowed the crowd with his aerobatics.
Bob Crofford put on a great aerobatic show with his Eratix 3D

Eratix 3D

Kiwi and Jeff from Sky Corral. Kiwi is flying and Jeff is handling comm with Flight Operations

On far left Dennis is flying his yellow trainer
There were some great full-scale planes. Below are a few pictures:
Two Yak advanced trainers giving us some smoke

Closeup of one of the Yaks

It was a thrill to see the Hawker Sea Furry

The Sea Furry had Australian markings