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Old 07-05-2018, 05:18 AM
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Originally Posted by cyclops2 View Post
I received a Veco Chief, full stunt plane, with a Fox 35 Redhead engine. 65 years ago. OLD ? I was worried the plane would be too heavy. So I removed some weight. Kid all alone at school yard. Started it up a couple of times. Checked elevator travel. 3 kids come over. 1 holds the plane. He lets go of it. it rolls 2 feet & pulls straight up and is almost on it's back going the other way. I yank the lines the other way . The violent Ss continue up , over & down the other side . I do about 3 more of the over the top flights. I am mentally exhausted & remember I filled the 4 ounce tank. I try to land. Break a prop & spread the wheels a lot.

Not a scratch on the pilot for his first flight.
any landing you can walk away from ,...is a good landing !.
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Old 07-05-2018, 05:21 AM
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I am 63 now started flying large scale u-control when I was 13 and in all those years, the Nobler has continued to be my favorite plane. I am currently considering building an r/c version and looking for the plans. I know I saw them on line somewhere but can't seem to find them anymore. anybody have any idea ?
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I have the plans....but....

I cant get them sent out for a couple of weeks. I'm headed to France in the morning for the world championships. Place your order any time just be aware of the delay getting them to you.
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Old 07-05-2018, 01:43 PM
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Ward,
go to outerzone dot co dot uk

go to the search bar and enter RC Nobler. I looked. There is a nice plan there
All the best,

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Old 07-07-2018, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by George770 View Post
Ward,
go to outerzone dot co dot uk

go to the search bar and enter RC Nobler. I looked. There is a nice plan there
All the best,

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thank-you !, I will do that. I knew I saw them on line somewhere before !
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Talked to Stan that has a business in Little Rock, AR called Vintage Performance Model Airplanes.. He told me control line is coming back. He is selling several control line airplanes and shipping them out all over the US.. We are talking about doing a combat event in the near future..
https://www.facebook.com/vintageperformancestan/

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Old 09-15-2018, 06:43 AM
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What a GREAT thread. Dozens of the models show and listed are in my history. I did not realize how many until I perused this thread. I am an RC come-back after 30 yrs. I left the RC world behind me in 1985. Of course I grew up with control line. I have an assembled raw-wood un-painted Carl Goldberg field tote on the table in front of me now. Would not let it go for the world. I traded my Fox 36x and McCoy 35 redhead for an Enya with a carburetor. I regret it. I think it was a mistake. Below is my recent engine purchase

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Originally Posted by Spin View Post
Talked to Stan that has a business in Little Rock, AR called Vintage Performance Model Airplanes.. He told me control line is coming back. He is selling several control line airplanes and shipping them out all over the US.. We are talking about doing a combat event in the near future..
https://www.facebook.com/vintageperformancestan/
Great share, I will be following these guys, now...
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Originally Posted by Lee Taylor View Post
What a GREAT thread. Dozens of the models show and listed are in my history. I did not realize how many until I perused this thread. I am an RC come-back after 30 yrs. I left the RC world behind me in 1985. Of course I grew up with control line. I have an assembled raw-wood un-painted Carl Goldberg field tote on the table in front of me now. Would not let it go for the world. I traded my Fox 36x and McCoy 35 redhead for an Enya with a carburetor. I regret it. I think it was a mistake. Below is my recent engine purchase

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Great thread bump, something about nostalgia of control line. Actually being connected to the plane - something you just don't get from R/C...
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Old 09-15-2018, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by BrightGarden View Post
Great thread bump, something about nostalgia of control line. Actually being connected to the plane - something you just don't get from R/C...
Cheers - Peter
Being connected to the plane will be an understatement for a .61. You will know it is there fer sure. I think it is an SF .61. An FS is a four stroke usually. Anything over two strokes is just kinky.
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Originally Posted by aspeed View Post
Being connected to the plane will be an understatement for a .61. You will know it is there fer sure. I think it is an SF .61. An FS is a four stroke usually. Anything over two strokes is just kinky.
This one is a two stroke. I just recently purchased it. It has a few miles on it but it spins well, the shaft does not feel bent. It is definitely a two stroke with rings and adjustable carburetor. It has OS Max FS cast on the side. Here is a photo from the previous owner

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My plan is to use it on an RC Yak. My control line stuff is long gone.
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Originally Posted by BrightGarden View Post
Great thread bump, something about nostalgia of control line. Actually being connected to the plane - something you just don't get from R/C...
Cheers - Peter
I remember the pull of the 60' steel cables. I remember it well. R/C is detached and mental. What I have finally learned to do is switch my mind so that when the plane is coming towards me "left is right and right is left". My mind fought that tooth and nail. It finally gave in and my flying skills are 500% improved

This is my favorite on the sim. Its a simulation of a 1/4 scale Yak. The .60 two stroke or .90 four stroke size is what I will likely pursue for field flying.

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Oh, yeah - don't forget the International Cox PT-19 Fly-it-if-you-got-it weekend is next weekend, Fri, Sat, Sun 21-23 Sept.
The Ringmaster Fly-a-thon is weekend Sat-Sun 6-7 October.
I'll leave it to you to google - I believe coxenginesforum kind of leads the PT-19 weekend and there is a facebook site for the Ringmaster fly-a-thon.
Dust em off, grease em up and fly em...
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Combat Plans Stunt plans sport plans

For more reminiscing of old models.
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Old 09-20-2018, 03:26 AM
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I have definite plans to visit the CL circles at Triple Tree (South Carolina) in May of 2019. If its in your blood, there is no escape. This will be an extremely popular spot because MANY R/C flyers started with CL

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Lee, Are you listening? Pay attention! You don't have to wait till May of 2019. You can go next week to the Fall Nall, and see all the RC & controline you could possibly want to.
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Doe. Pay attention! No I cannot go next week due to a previous obligation. Although I think many will appreciate your posting. Thank you

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Sounds like a great vacation, or cruise? Can I come? You can visit Triple Tree any time
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Love flying control line, its such a rush!


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[QUOTE=duck899;12466949]Love flying control line, its such a rush!/QUOTE]

Very nice looking models. Did you build those? Are the wings balsa sheet on the yellow one? Great finish. How did you accomplish it? Monokote? Paint?

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I am slowly working my way back into R/C planes. I flew a LOT of C/L back in the day. It is still of interest to me. Here is the B-25 Mitchell Warbird I was flying last night on my simulator.

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I started C/L in 1970 as a young kid living in Germany. I currently have a collection of over 25 Scientific 1/2A kits available for sale. They are carved balsa fuse and slab wing except for Big Otto.
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I really miss my ........Jayne's Fighters Anthology........Pure bliss in a A 10 saving the world.
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