50th-Anniversary Snoopy's Doghouse
Model Airplane News|June 2019
50th-Anniversary Snoopy's Doghouse

The famous Peanuts’ beagle flies again!

Gerry Yarrish

When it comes to RC designs that have stood the test of time, one classic model is head and shoulders above the rest: Snoopy’s Doghouse. The design, by Al Signorino of Bridgeton, Missouri, with Snoopy sitting atop an RC doghouse, debuted at the WW I RC Jamboree at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome and was an instant showstopper. Gaining an amazing amount of attention on the flight line, Snoopy found himself scheduled to perform during the afternoon RC demo flights before the full-size airplane took to the air. Al’s RC opponent was none other than Nick Ziroli, who flew his famous Fokker Eindecker. Nick took off first and started circling overhead...and waited. Al then advanced the throttle, and Snoopy’s Doghouse sped down the runway. When the wheels left the ground, the cheers and applause from the crowd were amazing. Until that point, no one really thought that the Peanuts-inspired flying contraption would fly.

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June 2019