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Old 08-30-2004, 08:52 PM
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she has the option, 1. be quite or 2 ship out. so far it hasn't made much difference, after 53 years. yes Ma'am !!! dick
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Old 08-30-2004, 10:25 PM
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JIm, I guess you are right, so I asked him and he says he was only able to get castings for the engine, the rest he made himself, like the original but with much better machining, and finer attention to the porting, we hope to have two of them out flying soon, a little noisy but quite a sight Mike
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Old 09-01-2004, 09:16 AM
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Ok guys heres the proof
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Old 09-01-2004, 09:22 AM
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Heh! I wonder if these occasionally come up on Ebay? There were a lot produced. Probably harder to find with the original cast aluninum prop. I wonder if it even was aluminum as this was during wartime. More likely pot metel?
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Old 01-04-2006, 06:01 PM
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I bought one on eBay a while back. I think I paid about $75 -- which seems like a lot for an engine that only cost $5 new, but it is an antique and it's in almost like-new condition: never been run ;-) I have seen really nice looking ones go for $125 (maybe even more).

There's a machinist in Ohio who was planning a Loutrel project and I know he's rebuilt some GHQs to run, so I was planning to send mine off to him to be made into a runner. Haven't done it, but that was the plan.) I thought I might even build a GHQ Sportster plane to fly it in, but considering that the plane is way uglier than the engine, I haven't worked on that either!
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Old 01-04-2006, 07:15 PM
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Hee Hee! I went and looked and there is one on Ebay! Well some of one that is. The seller lists some of the missing things including the serial number. Did it have one? was it removable?

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"I thought I might even build a GHQ Sportster plane to fly it in, but considering that the plane is way uglier than the engine, I haven't worked on that either!"

Does anyone have a pic of this beast? I know of a " Sportster" plan on theplanpage.com website. I personally think that plane is a blast to look at. Very retro futuristic. Reminds me of some of the auto show cars they used to come up with. Would this be the same model? I hope not. Not a bit ugly to me!
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GHQ Sportster http://www.antiquemodeler.org/adl/ad...tster-Lout.jpg Jim
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Old 01-05-2006, 01:01 AM
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Thanks for that Gollywock.
She is...Well... Unique I would say but not quite ugly. Quite large considering most say that the GHQ had little power.
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An ole flyin' buddy of mine has told me the tale (several times ) about his GHQ...

He was born in '29 and he said he was about 13 so that'd be about 1942 when he actually ran his!
It had the clockwise alum. prop, and he said that it filled the barn so full of smoke that his father ran in thinking the barn was on fire!

After that, he ran it several more times, outdoors...
He put it in a "Super V Shark" controlliner...(did I get the name right?)


I have a Buzz "A" that my older brother gave me....
I have run it a time or two, (many moons ago ) but for no more than a few minutes at a time, on glow. IIRC, it would get warm, then loose compression.
Alum. (or slag?) piston, and the same material cylinder...I guess that's to be expected?
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Old 01-05-2006, 11:39 AM
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That photo is Ray Baker -- the guy I was trying to think of who does (or at least did) some rebuilding.

I guess I went too far saying the plane is ugly -- after all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but it doesn't hold much visual appeal for me personally. I also recall beinbg at an engine swap meet (i.e. collecto) in Toledo and talking to a guy who had multiple GHQs that had both his word and the outer appearance to testify that they do run.

I think that of run fo the mill production GHQs, getting one that runs is a lot like hitting a hole in one in golf -- I'm sure I'll never do it, but statistics have me convinced that every now and then somebody's going to do it. There were certainly no ISO-9001 certificates hanging on the GHQ factory wall, but they're a fun piece of history to pull out and relive now that we have other engines that really do perform virtually any time we want them to.
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Old 01-05-2006, 01:20 PM
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wore out more than one of my dads drill motors trying to get my GHQ running. it made a good fishing sinker way back in early 1940's. wouldn't even think of getting another, even for a wall hanger. dick
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I don't know which was worst, a GHQ or a Rogers 29. I owned both of them. Nuff said!!!
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Old 01-05-2006, 07:51 PM
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I read a story by Bill Winter about a magazine editor who kept
a GHQ mounted in the front office for anyone to try starting it.
Only one person ever did; the engine ran ragged and slobbery
rich with blue exhaust flames flickering eerily on the wall.
I think the article was in Model Aviation in the 80's, under
Bill's "Just for the Fun of it", will be back if I can find it.

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I used to have one of the GHQ aluminum props. No idea what happened to it. One story I heard was that GHQ's were produced during WWII as shop projects in various high schools around the country. This was a training for the war effort deal. The guy who told me this was a very knowledgeable old time modeler who would have known this sort of thing, so there may be some truth to it.
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Guys these are great stories indeed! Thanks for sharing them with me. I am sure the others appreciate them as well.

Al, I can see the the plane being ugly. I susjt wouldn't say it myself. There are prettier planes out there, and a few which could really be called ugly. You are forgiven. At least by me!

That training program thing I have never heard of. What a story that is. I wonder how much truth there is to that? shuire would make an interesting story for a movie or at least one of those history shows on TV.
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