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10-16-2012, 01:34 PM
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Posted By s. wallace

RE: Help, What plane is this??????

LOL, I give up...it's certainly not a 3 channel Bud Atkinson designed Aristo Cat. I built one not that many years ago for VRCS event... the photos here are not of one.

It is a Bridi Trainer...
10-15-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By s. wallace

RE: Help, What plane is this??????

It isnt a Bridi Trainer 40, its a Bridi Trainer Kraft 40...two different models entirely. Bridi designed and kitted trainers in several configurations, both cabin and non-cabin (shoulder wing...
10-15-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,299
Posted By s. wallace

RE: Help, What plane is this??????

Its one of the many Joe Bridi sport-trainer designs, I believe that one's a Trainer Kraft 40.
Forum: Kit Building
09-21-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,154
Posted By s. wallace

RE: Looking for a kit

I've had excellent quality kits from Blue Jay all 3 times I've ordered from them, and any Bridi design flies well.

A Sig Four-Star 60 would also be a good candidate and be easy to build if...
Forum: Kit Building
08-16-2012, 02:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By s. wallace

RE: Cloud King model?

Short kits for almost any old timer are available from Harry Klarich:

http://www.klarichkits.com/products.html
06-20-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 34,301
Posted By s. wallace

RE: An MK 20 Size Conservation Project

Rex,

I flew several of the small MK models back in the 80's (the Mattlas 20 was my favorite) that used the fixed nosewheel. Never, ever had a problem with ground handling and flew off a rough...
Forum: Sport Flying
06-07-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,365
Posted By s. wallace

RE: Need home for an OS 75 engine

Look into the Aeroworks 46-61 size Edge 540 and their 60-90 sized series, the Yak 54, Extra 300, and Extra 260. I have had the Edge and the Yak, and have the Extra 300 on order. The Edge has a one...
04-25-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By s. wallace

RE: kit shipping costs

Thanks all for the suggestions. I will find one box and pack it very carefully. Would hate to see a classic damaged in transit.
04-24-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By s. wallace

kit shipping costs

Anyone ship a classic pattern kit recently? Wondering approx. what it's going to cost to ship a kit these days - I never seem to get good results using the 'estimators' from Fed Ex Ground or UPS, it...
03-30-2012, 01:50 AM
03-20-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,460
Posted By s. wallace

RE: Super QB25L

Beautiful job, looks very nice!
02-15-2012, 03:16 AM
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Views: 11,911
Posted By s. wallace

RE: Anybody interested in a NEW YS shortstroke? New, as in produced this year...

We've brought that up several times in the past with the folks at Tower/Hobbico, and the answer was always that it wasn't
something OS was interested in...maybe with YS getting involved the answer...
01-26-2012, 02:55 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,377
Posted By s. wallace

RE: If you had to choose which 3 would it be

Would be awesome if these are available again, I would buy an Arrow or two and Curare in a heartbeat. When I was flying in the Carolina's many years ago there was an Arrow powered by an OPS 60 that...
01-17-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,454
Posted By s. wallace

RE: Vintage Sig R-C Sport Build Thread

I would opt for a .19 if you can find one, at one time I had all 4 models in the later series and used a Fox 15, Enya 15, OS 15 and Enya 19. The 19 was far an away my favorite, made a fun model just...
Forum: Kit Building
01-15-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By s. wallace

RE: BUSA .40 or .90 Taube question

I build quite a few 3 channel vintage RC models, for something like the Eagle just use a dedicated servo for nose wheel steering plugged into your rudder channel while leaving your rudder servo...
01-08-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,454
Posted By s. wallace

RE: Vintage Sig R-C Sport Build Thread

I built all the later Sig kits in that series using the foam wing, Colt, Scamp, Klipper and Super Sport. They all flew well using Enya 15's and 19's, but I recall that the Scamp and Super Sport were...
Forum: Kit Building
01-03-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,006
Posted By s. wallace

RE: Silkspan and dope

Koverall is actually very easy to use. It can be applied with Stix it, but I always adhere mine with dope and that works as well or better. It's adhered around the perimeter of your wing (dont wet...
Forum: Kit Building
01-03-2012, 02:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,006
Posted By s. wallace

RE: Silkspan and dope

I would skip the filler and silver steps for a PT-20, yes there are many, many steps to a proper dope 'showroom shine' finish but they are not needed for a trainer/utility model.

Are you...
Forum: Kit Building
12-31-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 77,381
Posted By s. wallace

RE: Balsa USA Fokker DR1 1/4 scale

Which Hitec servos are those, I can't make it out from the photo? I had planned on using some new JR 8231's I have leftover from my pattern days but thinking I should probably go with metal gear (my...
Forum: Glow Engines
12-20-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,337
Posted By s. wallace

RE: OS61FSR or OS61SF ABC

If you mean the SF/front bearing question, unfortunately you cannot tell looking at the outside of the engine. The inside of the case was machined to allow the the larger bearing.

I ran a lot of...
Forum: Glow Engines
12-17-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 42,380
Views: 2,401,065
Posted By s. wallace

RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !

Has Saito dropped the 1.80 glow? Was on Horizon's website today to order one but they were not listed, the 1.80 gas version was but in glow they went from the 1.50 to the 2.20.
12-04-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By s. wallace

RE: B&P Associate's - Great Service

Ditto, wonderful product and great service. Well worth the price.
Forum: Kit Building
11-24-2011, 04:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,442
Posted By s. wallace

RE: Bridi Kits

I fully agree with Bladejunkie...I've flown many, many Bridi kits over the years- all were terrific flyers. Built a Krafty not that many years ago for use as a club trainer. You need to remember when...
Forum: The Clubhouse
11-24-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 892
Posted By s. wallace

RE: History of Horizon/ Tower/ Great Planes, etc...

I know in the mid 80's Hobby Dynamics took over from Circus Hobbies as the JR importer and went after more market share aggresively. At the time mainly JR was high end radios used by pattern and...
11-15-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By s. wallace

RE: VR/CS 2012 Theme Plane

Cool! Dust off the Golden Bee powered Mini Mambo and build maybe a deBolt Rebel or similar for a PAW 09 diesel :)
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