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05-27-2011, 12:11 PM
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Posted By normgoyer

RE: 87inch Vailly Aviation Birddog conversion to Electric

I have a 4130 which is a Axi from Hobby Lobby and in my opinion it is an excellent motor but one size too small for the Bird Dog, look for 53 series which will do the trick, Axi and many others make...
03-05-2011, 07:13 AM
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Posted By normgoyer

RE: Piper Commanche Twin Stabilator?

The Cessna Cardinal had one also. Norm
12-14-2010, 04:54 PM
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RE: spad

Douglas AD-1, Norm
Forum: Seaplanes
10-12-2010, 12:06 PM
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RE: Great Planes Seawind

The technique for landing a full scale Seawind which I have flown several times is about the same as the Lake series of amphibians. Full flaps, 1/4 power and a slighlly nose high attitude approach....
09-23-2010, 07:33 PM
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Views: 159,582
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RE: 1/2 Scale Fokker D-8

Thanks for the links, Kermit's digs are rather nice and love his collection of early aircraft. Tail wheel endorsement is something worthwhile, can you tie it in with your Flight Review, might save a...
09-23-2010, 07:28 PM
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Posted By normgoyer

RE: 1/2 Scale Fokker D-8

Thanks to you I have taken down my 1/3 scale D-VIII and I am going to finish it. It is almost ready to fly except for conversion to electric and final paint. Norm
09-23-2010, 03:54 PM
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RE: 1/2 Scale Fokker D-8

Hi , thanks for the info on the Vickets, I had doubts when I wrote it that I had the wrong airplane, when I have the choice of two I always pick the wrong one it seems, glad you liked the columns. I...
09-23-2010, 03:33 PM
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Views: 159,582
Posted By normgoyer

RE: 1/2 Scale Fokker D-8

Hi friends of Tom and lovers of giant scale RC aircraft. Check out www.acmp.com/blog for two articles that came out this morning regarding your leader Tom Kosewski. Hope you enjoy them as...
09-19-2010, 07:45 PM
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Posted By normgoyer

RE: 1/2 Scale Fokker D-8

Tom, race car drivers, aerobatic pilots and other folks find a sponsor to help with the costs of their activity. Your name is so well known that attaching it to any appropiate hobby item would or...
09-17-2010, 10:22 AM
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Posted By normgoyer

RE: 1/2 Scale Fokker D-8

Ton, thank you so much, I have saved them to my special file and I am writing one of my columns for the Internet Newsletter "Radar" for publication next week. You will be featured prominently in the...
09-16-2010, 07:14 PM
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Posted By normgoyer

RE: 1/2 Scale Fokker D-8

Tom, that sure looks like my Spartan C-3 that I had my first airplane ride ever at age 8 years old with my Dad at Northampton, MA airport. Thanks for taking the time to get the pix Norm
08-31-2010, 03:52 PM
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Posted By normgoyer

RE: 1/2 Scale Fokker D-8

Hi Tom, I remember seeing this one fly at Barnes Airport, Westfield, MA many years ago. Norm
08-22-2010, 08:48 AM
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Posted By normgoyer

RE: 1/2 Scale Fokker D-8

Tom, When I first met Tina and took her on our first date, a flight in my PT-26, I told her, " I am a pilot, I will always be a pilot, I own an airplane, I build model airplanes and am not going to...
08-21-2010, 08:59 PM
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Posted By normgoyer

RE: 1/2 Scale Fokker D-8

Looks like AMA control over special events might be slipping a bit as technology outpaces AMA changes. There also might be a change in the demographics of the doers and shakers in the industry. Hope...
08-21-2010, 04:54 PM
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Posted By normgoyer

RE: 1/2 Scale Fokker D-8

Tom, I don't follow rules very well and I for one would build and fly what I wanted to. Of course I live in the desert with dry lakes 10 miles long and several miles wide, plenty of remote flying...
08-21-2010, 03:56 PM
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Views: 159,582
Posted By normgoyer

RE: 1/2 Scale Fokker D-8

Hi Tom, this is a problem I worry about because I fly large scale RC, no 1/2 scale yet but have been thinking about it. My problem is the perception that the Homeland Security and other fed maggots...
08-19-2010, 09:48 PM
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Posted By normgoyer

RE: 1/2 Scale Fokker D-8

That's the one, there were two bipes in the hangar at Northampton, MA airport, the Spartan C-3 and Brunner Winkle Bird. I don't remember why but I picked out the Spartan. On my 60th birthday I sat in...
08-19-2010, 05:03 PM
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Views: 159,582
Posted By normgoyer

RE: 1/2 Scale Fokker D-8

Hi Tom, the older I get the more I realize I don't know. I am sure going to try but is not looking too good at the moment, I am just finishing a writing assignment which is proving harder than I...
08-19-2010, 09:38 AM
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Posted By normgoyer

RE: 1/2 Scale Fokker D-8

Thanks for the info, this is very unusual, most wood covered wings have a fabric covering for moisture control and paint adhesion. Norm

I am going to take gasser out of Fokker and use a large...
08-19-2010, 08:36 AM
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Views: 159,582
Posted By normgoyer

RE: 1/2 Scale Fokker D-8

Hi Tom, I have been following your build which I hope will inspire me to finish my 1/3 D-VIII. It is ready for final paint, I missed the part where you covered the wing with fabric. I used light...
08-12-2010, 10:39 PM
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Views: 159,582
Posted By normgoyer

RE: 1/2 Scale Fokker D-8

Hi Tom, I have been following your latest masterpiece and just make sure that when you hand glide it, you have someone film it. My 1/3 D-VIII has been clear doped and is ready to remove big old...
04-19-2010, 06:43 PM
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Views: 159,582
Posted By normgoyer

RE: 1/2 Scale Fokker D-8

Hi Tom, it's too bad you don't live our here in LaLa land, you would be working for some movie studio model division at really big bucks. At 83 I have all the work I can handle writing about...
Forum: Seaplanes
09-09-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 202,532
Posted By normgoyer

RE: Great Planes Seawind

Hi Tony, You have discovered something that is standard operational procedure for all full scale seaplane pilots. When starting a takeoff run, its full up elevator and then as speed increases...
07-17-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By normgoyer

RE: Giant Schneider Cup Conversion

That would be fun, will certainly put it on my calendar and hope we feel well enough to travel thta far, Norm
07-17-2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By normgoyer

RE: Giant Schneider Cup Conversion

No, I worked with Bob Martin for the race set up, Norm
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