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Old 08-29-2018, 02:44 AM
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Originally Posted by nc state View Post
Please add to your list.
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Tom,add to whose list? jim with his ongoing funny dramas with the p40 which he might trip over and bash his head on the wall,thereby knocking enough sense in to himself to fit a four stroke in instead of some smelly weedwacker? or maybe dave,who knows what his problems are,but i think a blind belief in saito fa125 figures a lot.Pulling your leg.
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Old 08-29-2018, 02:50 AM
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I dare you/me to try and ride one of those back from the pub,if all you've ever ridden are post war bikes.
Pete, those 200 pound fenders would throw the sprung to unsprung weight ratio way off.
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I dare you/me to try and ride one of those back from the pub,if all you've ever ridden are post war bikes.

I do recall having a bit of trouble riding a Triumph Bonneville home after over- celebrating my 25th birthday. The nice policeman asked me to push my bike home down the sidewalk that last 1/2 mile.
Wally's Indians were all spark on the left grip, throttle on the right. The clutch and shifter were indeed a treat but actually easy to get used to. Of course Harley in due course followed the Britbike lead and finally went over to foot shifting as well, once they figured out the system.

We had a lot of dirt/gravel roads around here and the Indians were very good mounts to negotiate those roads. Amazingly comfortable and stable. Back when Harleys were still hard tail rears , the Indians at least had sprung plunger rear suspension that worked pretty well on those roads. Most of the Harley mass was unsprung.

We have several fellows at work now riding the new Indians. Most of them are former Harley owners. They are all quite pleased with their modern "Indians" I doubt many, if any will ever go back.

Jim, Two P40s? Were they both drama-builds?

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Old 08-29-2018, 08:42 AM
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If you feel too jinxed to make a blankety blank jig, send the gear to me. I will have my wife make one for you and return the whole thing in the mail. Yep, not only does she cut firewood, she is aheck of a machinist as well.
Ouch, that was a good one. A really good one.

Pete- that Spad kit is worth a fortune in my book, but I'll give you $25 if you are crazy enough to part with it. My $20 Comet Sparky kit is due on Saturday. I never built one of those, but your Spad kit sure looks tempting.

We are at the birthday-anniversary-birthday point this week. Each event is one week apart, so I've got to remember our anniversary next week for sure. Today is my wife's birthday and I almost ran out of time to get her card late, very late yesterday. Had to use a bogus excuse to stop by the grocery store to get a card.
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Gary, here are the photos of the Worlds Model's P-40, you can see just how beautiful the cowl is, kind of makes up for all the problems I have had with this kit, the covering is painted too, so it becomes more dull after handling it for a while.. if you see gouges in it they came straight from the factory that way.. for all my problems with this kit Airborne model's has agreed to give me a discount if I buy another model from them..
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Old 08-29-2018, 09:17 AM
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here is the VQ P-40, (60 size/ 62.8" span)..

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Old 08-29-2018, 09:30 AM
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what if you can't even get the plane off the ground LOL LOL

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they say if it ant broke don't fix it, my question is "what if it's just screwed up"
Bob the wings and tell everyone one its a new weird looking R/C car!

Nice looking for an ARF!

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Old 08-29-2018, 09:49 AM
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Great looking plane there Jim. Try not to bugger it up any more than you have

So, I do hope the discount is deep and the next plane is near perfect right out of the box!

Say, I found my favorite pilot. She didn't like flying the Smith Miniplane.

She was hiding behind the Saito 1.15 box.
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Old 08-29-2018, 11:48 AM
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Hope she doesn't have a wardrobe malfunction and knock herself out going inverted.
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Hope she doesn't have a wardrobe malfunction and knock herself out going inverted.

she looks tough, she even looks like she "took it off the chin"

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Gary, I just Emailded Airbore again, I had to tell them to send me a new Rudder and Stab assembly because this one has a bind in it and I can not fix it, told them to (quote) ""send me a new one so I can finish the plane so I can move on with my life""

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Sounds very desperate !
I can sure understand how eager you would be to have that beauty up and flying. Wassup? Were the hinges out of alivnment? Pity they paint so well yet screw up the mechanical details so badly.

That pilot has out- lived quite a few planes. Funny how much she resembles a certain Norwegian lady llumberjack I know.
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Old 08-29-2018, 06:09 PM
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Sounds very desperate !
Wassup? Were the hinges out of alivnment? Pity they paint so well yet screw up the mechanical details so badly.


no not desperate, just pee'ed off and sick of screwing with it to the max ! the rudder was not mounted straight, and I tried to fix it but it just looked hacked, so I wont use it

they Emailed me back and told me to put oil on the hinges wow LOL,, too late for that now any way !!

I have $386 invested in just the plane (less radio set and engine), and I refused to put another dollar in it, if I buy a new rudder assembly I will have over $400 invested in it

ARF Kit & shipping........................... $252
Replacement Wing & shipping..........$100
Replacement Retract & shipping........$34

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Ouch, that was a good one. A really good one.

Pete- that Spad kit is worth a fortune in my book, but I'll give you $25 if you are crazy enough to part with it. My $20 Comet Sparky kit is due on Saturday. I never built one of those, but your Spad kit sure looks tempting.

We are at the birthday-anniversary-birthday point this week. Each event is one week apart, so I've got to remember our anniversary next week for sure. Today is my wife's birthday and I almost ran out of time to get her card late, very late yesterday. Had to use a bogus excuse to stop by the grocery store to get a card.
That's what happens when you get so old and your mother in law is dead,there's no one to remind you how happy you are,sorry,i meant to say remind you your wife's birthday is soon.

Jim i been thinkin hard about the two p40 kits you are having trouble with and a lightbulb flash happened...bash the two kits together like this pic here.I'm claiming rights for the brainwave and so i get to do the artwork,deal?
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Old 08-30-2018, 02:55 AM
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Pete, considering the P-38 (and although cool>) I just can't get my mind around those twin planes like that,

BTW, I am only have trouble with "the Worlds Model"

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Gary, did you get the PM I sent you, when I clicked "submit" the page when to all white yet it said RCUniverse in the upper left

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No messages, just checked.
I have had that same response. Not only with messages but with posting comments as well.
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Pete, I have exhausted every avenue to pay for the Pawnee Plans, I am not going to send cash. Question, is this New Zealand Aero Products/Warren P. Russell legit? I am going to send him another Snail Mail letter and ask for other options or better instructions, the lady at my bank says that most International Monetary transfers come with specific instructions. It seems odd that he will not accept a bank draft, certified bank check or guaranteed funds.

I have not had a chance to run the 120-S DP with dual CHI, it looks ugly with the straight spark plug connector on the front plug.
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Gary here's a pic of my old ducati 916

Dave that would be the good looking six foot tall blonde bank manager/highway robber who packs a short barrel .357? just kidding.

That sounds a bit off does'nt it,con men are usually a lot easier to pay than that.I'll look around and see if i can dig something up
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Gary here's a pic of my old ducati 916
Now, that right there is a motorcycle. My wife had an older 900 SS Ducati that she really liked! She got pretty darn good at the regular maintenance too.
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Dave, I've bought stuff from overseas and never had issues. Postage costs are different everywhere, but that's normal. I may be coming in late with the discussion, but have you tried a credit card? Bank transfers are still a bit idiotic, but you can get hit with high fees depending on your bank....but they are doable almost everywhere you do business. Maybe it's good you are smelling a rat. At least you are being careful.
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Pete- no, not this time. I got lucky when it comes to family. BUT, I could tell you some stories about other inlaws. I'm sure you could too.
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They always make you think of that 70's chevy chase movie where his in laws granny is dead as a door nail and strapped to the station wagon roof rack in her rocking chair headed towards los vegas.

Randy quaid made that movie.
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