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FlyerInOKC 11-12-2019 02:14 PM

I don't blame you! Come to think about it I had friends like that too. I guess that old lesson was selectively taught in out day.

Funny story Back in the day I was an Assistant Manager of a company operated Phillips station. Back in the dinosaur days when you got full service. While my manager was on vacation I hired a new employee and trained him. My manager asked why I hired him. I told him Marlon (the new employee's name) was a country boy brought up on a farm and he showed up to his interview wearing a tie. The only canadate I had ever had show up wearing a tie for a gas sation job. I figured he wanted to work. My manager told me I had made a good selection he could see Marlon really wanted a job and he had obviously been taught the lesson "This is what work is and get use to it because you are going to be doing it your whole life.". Marlon I believe made eventually manager of his own station.

Papasal 11-12-2019 04:11 PM

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...365a302330.jpg
Here's Dad's team. Dad is third from bottom right. Thank you ALL for your service

FlyerInOKC 11-12-2019 08:52 PM

Good looking crew! What position did you father fly in?

Telemaster Sales UK 11-14-2019 02:17 AM

Don't know if this will work but I found it an amusing commentry on modern society! ;)

Sorry it didn't work but I was trying to link something from Facebook on here about a young man who wasn't on any social media. Maybe someone with superior IT skill could show me how to do it.

FlyerInOKC 11-14-2019 05:29 AM


Originally Posted by Telemaster Sales UK (Post 12563636)
Don't know if this will work but I found it an amusing commentry on modern society! ;)

Sorry it didn't work but I was trying to link something from Facebook on here about a young man who wasn't on any social media. Maybe someone with superior IT skill could show me how to do it.

Anyone know a 4 year old we can hire??? :D

acdii 11-14-2019 05:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Telemaster Sales UK (Post 12563636)
Don't know if this will work but I found it an amusing commentry on modern society! ;)

Sorry it didn't work but I was trying to link something from Facebook on here about a young man who wasn't on any social media. Maybe someone with superior IT skill could show me how to do it.

Facebook links usually only work if someone is logged into FB or has the login cached, otherwise it is a dead link. The email that got sent from your post has a link to a google account, which, like FB, comes up as a corrupted image. If you want to post a picture from FB, you have to right click on it, and save as image, then upload the image from where you saved it.

This is the link that doesn't work,

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Here is the image that should have loaded from it.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...e2325d5372.jpg

FlyerInOKC 11-14-2019 07:33 AM

Ah! Acdii has been interrogating 4 year olds and is now the master of FB!

acdii 11-14-2019 07:58 AM

wait, what?


Well, better than a baiting master I guess.

FlyerInOKC 11-14-2019 08:47 AM


Originally Posted by acdii (Post 12563690)
wait, what?


Well, better than a baiting master I guess.

FB=Face Book

I know I'm a wiseacre! :D

Telemaster Sales UK 11-14-2019 10:23 AM

No what I wanted to do was to show you guys this video, perhaps it may work. That's it ! Why didn't that happen this morning! https://www.facebook.com/richard.wel...g4MDA3MzY4Mzg/

Telemaster Sales UK 11-14-2019 10:30 AM

I wanted to copy this image from La Coupe Des Barons. I'll tellyou why tomorrow.

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...VxcVpoaHFoS2pB

FlyerInOKC 11-14-2019 10:35 AM


Originally Posted by Telemaster Sales UK (Post 12563725)
I wanted to copy this image from La Coupe Des Barons. I'll tellyou why tomorrow.

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...VxcVpoaHFoS2pB




https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...22837dd4bf.jpg

Telemaster Sales UK 11-14-2019 10:22 PM


Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC (Post 12563726)

The model in the picture is that of Francois Dutreuil, at seventy-nine the oldest member of our club. It was taken while participating in La Coupe Des Barons in September. We took a team of six pilots down there and Francois ended up in the leading position of us all. He also won a special prize for being the oldest pilot at the competition. At our AGM on 24th November, or at our club dinner on 31st December, depending upon whether I'm in France or England for New Years Eve, I intend to present a prize to the team which flew at La Coupe. The two guys who finished fifth and sixth out of us, both crashed and will get four strips of basswood so that they may build stronger fuselages! I finished fourth because my engine cut in two of the rounds. I was probably using too big a propeller, a 13x4 on an OS 48 Surpass, and I think that the engine cooled off and died once I'd throttled back. Either that or in the excitement of the competition I'd over-leaned the engine. I've bought a pair of 12x4s to see whether that makes any difference. The third finisher was the club president. He crashed in the final round and we discovered that his wing was made expanded polystyrene foam rather than balsa ribs and spars. I'll buy him a slab of insulating foam! The guy who finished second works repairing dented cars at the local Volkwagen agent. His models and his car are always in immaculate condition but he loved his Baron so much that seeing the carnage in the final round, he decided not to participate in the Limbo event. I'll buy him some car polish so that he may polish both his car and his model! As for Francois I intend to present him with two bottles of white PVA glue. Francois is the best builder in the club and likes to help novice builders with their models. Frequently the owners have just let him get on with it which is a pity because they don't learn anything, so one of the bottles of glue will be for him, the other for the repair of club members' models!

However, I also intend to present Francois with a framed picture of his model in flight, a prize for being the Pilot Of The Year 2019. A couple of years back he used to crash a lot. One afternoon he put two models into the trees but his flying has improved so much that he not only placed best out of all of us but won the local Mini-Coupe competition we held in May. It goes to show that old dogs can learn new tricks, but on top of everything he broke his achilles tendon last week so he's "hors de combat" for a few weeks. His wife is not very mobile so I am going into Aigurande open air market this morning with a list of things to buy for them.

If any newcomers are reading this and if you are not familiar with La Coupe Des Barons, go here to have a look at lots of stills of the models and competitors, https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...VxcVpoaHFoS2pB and go here and scroll down to Video Coupe 2019 for a video of the event. https://saffiotipatrick.wixsite.com/vl38/les-barons



Any of you guys seen the video in 7435? I thought it was hilarious myself!

Telemaster Sales UK 11-15-2019 03:23 AM

You may find the following post from a British aeromodelling website interesting.

"My second hand Precedent Stampe airframe arrives next week. So I've got plenty of fabric in stock.

Interestingly, Solartex is just dyed polyester fabric with a thin layer of heat sensitive (PVA based) glue.I've found suitable polyester dress lining material on ebay for about 1.50 per metre in a nice variety of colours. Experimenting to see if it heat shrinks and takes dope nicely."

FlyerInOKC 11-15-2019 05:36 AM

I saw the video it was hilarious! A man after my own heart! ;) The picture is great I'm sure Francois will treasure it as I'm sure he does his airplane!

Telemaster Sales UK 11-17-2019 02:59 AM

I re-discovered this brief film of me flying my BE2e in 2015. I was living in England at the time but the house was up for sale and it was intended as a Christmas present for all my new clubmates in France. In the stress of the moment I had temporarily forgotten the French for the "fourteen." It was a cold December day, hence the National Coal Board overalls. At the time the c of g was well to the rear and I was playing a tune on the transmitter to get it to fly as well as it did. Having added nearly 500 grammes (18ozs) under the engine it now flies much more easily, in fact, if this calm spell continues till Wednesday I may even give it a flight.

Similar conditions prevail today. I will be wearing the NCBs again when I go flying this afternoon!

FlyerInOKC 11-17-2019 08:00 AM

Beautiful airplane! It did appear to be a hand full with the CG in that position.

donnyman 11-18-2019 07:34 AM

Telemaster

I looked at the video three times and could not tell you were having problems with it. I downloaded the plans shortly after you first mentioned you had a problem some months ago and it appears to be a good subject to build.
It would be very cool scaled to twice that size.

Telemaster Sales UK 11-18-2019 08:35 AM


Originally Posted by donnyman (Post 12564556)
Telemaster
... It would be very cool scaled to twice that size.

Donny, there is a guy on one of the Facebook sites who is doing just that.

The weather forecast is for light winds and temperatures of 10C (50F) on Wednesday. I hope to fly it then. I'm getting quite excited about it if a little nervous. Will report back. Had three good flights with the Senior Telemaster on Sunday afternoon as well as doing some instructing on a foamy trainer. I had planned to make that the last flight with the STM before stripping it for an over-winter overhaul but I think I'll try it on Wednesday too.

I have a spare BE2e kit if you're interested. Same model as mine. I was going to convert it into an RE8 but I won't live long enough. Smaller kits are available too. Peter Rake made a BE12 which is a BE2e converted to a single seater and fitted with a bigger engine. Easy to convert.

donnyman 11-19-2019 07:52 AM

I would like to see that build , but I am not at all fond of Facebooks it seems to contain Too much personal information.

As to your spare kit, another kit at this time would not be a wise move I am loaded with kits, semi kits, plans and desires enough to last a lifetime. and I have the plans for the BE2.

FlyerInOKC 11-19-2019 08:18 AM


Originally Posted by donnyman (Post 12564814)
I am loaded with kits, semi kits, plans and desires enough to last a lifetime.

Donny, I feel your pain. I think we just might be two sides of the same coin.

Mike

Telemaster Sales UK 11-19-2019 10:12 AM

I once bought a Brian Taylor North American T6/Harvard off an old boy who told me that all aeromodellers are hoarders, "It goes with the territory." He said. I think we've just provd it!

https://www.sarikhobbies.com/product...-harvard-68-5/

GallopingGhostler 11-19-2019 11:58 AM


Originally Posted by donnyman (Post 12564814)
I am not at all fond of Facebooks it seems to contain Too much personal information.

Yup, and too many folk wrapped up into politics. :p

Papasal 11-19-2019 12:15 PM

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...c635b47665.jpg
Sorry guys it's been a while since I've been here. FlyerInOKC, Dad was a short guy.....SO he mainly was a bombardier,and waist gunner. I think I can start sharing pictures too. This picture is yours truly circa 1972ish with my RCM 40 and Kraft 7ch. Notice the color scheme, White / Yellow......yeah don't do that color combo if you want to fly your plane; it just looks like a black dot in the blue sky. I lost orientation on my maiden and handed my instructor the controls......he said "THANKS ALOT"!!! but he did save it as it tumbled out of the sky. After a few near crashes I finaly got the hang of flying. I was very thankful my instructor stuck with it. That was my first RC plane from kit to air. What fun!!

FlyerInOKC 11-19-2019 12:15 PM


Originally Posted by Telemaster Sales UK (Post 12564848)
I once bought a Brian Taylor North American T6/Harvard off an old boy who told me that all aeromodellers are hoarders, "It goes with the territory." He said. I think we've just provd it!

https://www.sarikhobbies.com/product...-harvard-68-5/

You act like its a bad thing! :D


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