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    Moving some of the kit stash

    Clearing out some of the storage from one place to go to another. It's always tough to poke through these old, and a few new, kits and plans - they bring back such good memories of friends and flying. Need to get a few of these going.

    What does your stash of favorite old kits look like?

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    Pretty sure I have an Upstart II at home in the box, and the Ranger 42 was one of my first RC planes. Not real successful, I was a little heavy handed with the paint when I was a kid, and it was HEAVY. Looks like a stack of fun there!
    Out of all the places we could be, this is one of them.

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    That is an awesome collection..!

    I've got a Mach None canopy and styrofoam wing panels sitting in a box. That would be a fun project someday..but do the wing with wood.
    WHO GUNNA FEED MAW KEEEIDS..???

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    Pigg,

    The Mach none was one of my favorites as a teen. I built a couple of them - Great flyers. TD, 2-ch with honkin big servos and a 500mAh pack.

    This collection was pared down a few years ago - sold off a lot of neat stuff. No need to just store a bunch of boxes. These are left overs and sentimental favorites, and a few more picked up along the way. My faves all tend to date to the late 60's and 70's for the most part. But I'm a sucker for anything smallish, most things Goldberg, and P-47.

    Fizz - the Ranger was my first successful R/C plane. OS .10, 3-ch. Before that I'd tried the Ranger 30 with pulse and a Babe Bee, but that was not to be. Many of these were my firsts; the Ranger 30, Ranger 42, Skylark 56.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WINANS View Post
    Clearing out some of the storage from one place to go to another. It's always tough to poke through these old, and a few new, kits and plans - they bring back such good memories of friends and flying. Need to get a few of these going. What does your stash of favorite old kits look like? Scott

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    Quite a good stash of kits, Scott. Of those you have, I've built the FS9 36" RC Minnie Mambo, S2 38" CL P-51D Mustang Profile, Topflite 27" RC Schoolboy, G2 30" FF Ranger 30. One kit I still have is the S46 42" CL F6F Hellcat Profile, unbuilt in the box. Still have the Minnie Mambo and Ranger 30.

    I also have unbuilt kits of:

    • Airco 46" Aero Star - swept wing rudder only (RO) RC cabin model
    • Sterling18" S23 Hornet - CL or FF Liberty style biplane
    • Tidewater 50" RC Pronto - Low wing fun flyer for .19 - .25 motors
    • Andrews 50" RC S-Ray - RO shoulder wing
    • Midwest 41" RC Bebe Jodel - Low wing semi-scale for RO
    • Goldberg 56" Falcon III
    • Hobby Shack 46" The Real Thing - Parasol fun flyer
    • Sterling 16" Star Wars X-Wing Fighter - CL profile for .049 motors
    • Scientific 18" Piper Super Cruiser - CL hollow log for .049 motors
    • Scientific 30" RC Shoestring - All balsa RO for .020 motors
    • House of Balsa 32" RC Stealth Sport - 2 channel for .049 motors
    • Midwest 33" CL P-40 Warhawk profile
    • Hobby Shack 45" RC Cessna 177 Cardinal Foam ARF


    Partially built:
    • Sterling 54" RC Piper Cub
    • Guillow 42" RC Bellanca Cruisemaster - Stick & Tissue for 2 channels
    • Sterling 42" S1 Ringmaster (being repaired, gift from a friend)
    • Ok Models Pilot 30" Cessna 177 - CL semi-scale
    • Sterling 20" Beginners P-47 Thunderbolt - CL profile for .049 motors
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    George, I enjoy a bunch of those that you have or mentioned. I thought I had a 48"ish Sterling PT-19 kit in the pile, have been thinking about it, but must have sold it. I'd like to build that one. I do have an old Cox PT-19 ARF that I need to re-construct, and a set of new parts to make another of those. Lots of old planes that need some more love too.

    Good weekend fellows. Scott

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    Scott, when younger I wanted to build the Sterling PT-19. Nowadays, their models are complex enough that I'm a little less enthusiastic without a kit. They were beautiful and lightweight though. My framed up Sterling Piper Cub is another fine example. That, originally I was making as rudder-motor, but given the windy conditions of Clovis, am going to break the elevator joint and make it 3 channel.
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    That Pronto is a riot with an OS .30 Wankle on it. Really peps it up! I had one and flew it until radio failre, great airplane.

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    I've got my late father's sterling pt-19 on hanging display in the office. I need to remove the silk and re-silk and dope it back to dad's glory. I also have a Hobby Shack Real Thing2 and a Goldberg Ranger 30 that I am looking to build with modern electronics. I built one as a child and eventually a cat chewed up the tail surfaces after many flights.
    I am still on the hunt for a TF Schoolboy kit but will probably just build one without kit since I got a set of plans for it the other day.
    A kit thou art, and unto a kit thou shalt return

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeviousDave View Post
    That Pronto is a riot with an OS .30 Wankel on it. Really peps it up! I had one and flew it until radio failre, great airplane.
    I can see why, Dave. Shoot, you'd have vertical performance with that critter, the OS Wankel . I imagine its power is more like a .35 or .40 Schneurle. It's a really nice engine , but a little beyond my means for my purposes. (Could buy a half dozen new engines for the price of that one.)

    For me, I think I'm sticking the Enya .19-VI TV on it (same engine as shown on the plans).
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    Pretty sure I have an Upstart II at home in the box


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