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05-04-2014, 02:17 AM
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Posted By John in Boston

Doug, it's like finding an old friend via the...

Doug, it's like finding an old friend via the National Archives, or better, The Wayback Machine! :cool:
05-03-2014, 08:57 AM
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Posted By John in Boston

Doug, thanks for your kind offer! I believe...

Doug, thanks for your kind offer!

I believe I still have our RCM plans (and hopefully the magazine article?) from the 1970's. I will dig through my super-organized hangar warehouse :rolleyes:...
04-25-2014, 11:11 AM
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Posted By John in Boston

Kevin Flynn -- yes! I still have two of his...

Kevin Flynn -- yes! I still have two of his designs that my brother and I built from RC Modeler in 1970 or thereabouts, and the models are [semi]-intact to this day! :rolleyes:

They are Kevin's...
04-25-2014, 08:33 AM
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Posted By John in Boston

How about a AT-6 / SNJ Texan! Back in the...

How about a AT-6 / SNJ Texan!
Back in the 1960's Santa Claus left a SIG AT-6/SNJ control-line scale kit for me under the Christmas tree.

Scale: 3/4" to the foot, 31" span. Spun aluminum cowl,...
04-25-2014, 08:18 AM
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Posted By John in Boston

Also, I feel the unfortunate duty to mention that...

Also, I feel the unfortunate duty to mention that if you want to build one of his designs, avoid the current "RC Modeler Plans Service" like the plague.

The magazine is long gone, but apparently...
04-25-2014, 08:02 AM
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Posted By John in Boston

In the early 1970's I was in high school in...

In the early 1970's I was in high school in Southern California and my friends and I built and flew (or at least dreamed about) several of Jack Headley's glider designs from the pages of Don Dewey's...
11-23-2013, 07:59 AM
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Posted By John in Boston

Yashodhan, one suggestion: Watch the weight! ...

Yashodhan, one suggestion: Watch the weight!

If the Japanese Cedar is THAT much heavier than balsa, be careful. The Schoolmaster is a small model, so you need to be especially vigilant about...
11-21-2013, 02:14 PM
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Posted By John in Boston

Hi there! Interesting to see this now-classic...

Hi there! Interesting to see this now-classic Ken Willard design under construction in 2013!
The Schoolmaster was one of my first truly "big and complex" model kits I built as a youngster in...
10-31-2013, 01:19 PM
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Posted By John in Boston

Luke, there's not much to see, but below please...

Luke, there's not much to see, but below please find a link to where the above-mentioned MiG-15 build left off; my last progress was in March 2009.

I hope RC Universe does not object to me...
10-30-2013, 03:14 PM
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Posted By John in Boston

Also Luke, a very nice coincidence for me is that...

Also Luke, a very nice coincidence for me is that since you and I last wrote I designed in 2006 a MiG-15 in 1/10th scale and a MiG-17 in 1/12th scale, both as "PSS" slope soaring gliders. I began...
10-30-2013, 02:07 PM
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Posted By John in Boston

Yes, Luke, I am glad to see you are in the fray,...

Yes, Luke, I am glad to see you are in the fray, and then some! Unfortunately I have not been active, but I am planning a return shortly. Will keep you posted.
10-26-2013, 06:40 AM
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Posted By John in Boston

And need I mention the red-hot tailpipe, best...

And need I mention the red-hot tailpipe, best part of the whole dang thang?

QUADRUPLE BYPASS needed -- my heart can't take all this Dionysus Bacchanalia Excelencia Aeronautica !!!!
10-26-2013, 06:35 AM
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Posted By John in Boston

Pretty cool when a maiden involves a nose-heavy...

Pretty cool when a maiden involves a nose-heavy groove adjustment, instead of the tail-dragging dance of airborne deathstall-ness!

What's more, this MiG driver now gets to REMOVE nose weight and...
10-25-2013, 02:56 PM
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Views: 130,200
Posted By John in Boston

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?att...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1932933 Chad's RCFW prototype F6F Hellcat on Saturday, 14 September at the Warbirds Over The Rockies 2013 event.
Congrats, Chad on...
07-16-2010, 06:01 AM
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Posted By John in Boston

RE: The RCFW Hellcat Group Build

Hellcat builders, if by chance you're looking for small but high-quality plastic model kit as a scale reference:

http://www.hyperscale.com/2010/reviews/kits/eduard8211reviewbg_2.htm

The...
06-29-2010, 04:50 PM
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Posted By John in Boston

RE: 12th Scale Martin Mariner Build

You're very welcome!   Your model is tremendous!   <div>
</div><div>Like many people, over the years I've enjoyed a couple of connections with the PBM.... the privilege of knowing a former WWII-era...
06-25-2010, 10:59 AM
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Posted By John in Boston

RE: 12th Scale Martin Mariner Build

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3558/3446642691_89b31ed625_z.jpg?zz=878581375175
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</div><div>Here's an early 1960's flashback: the wonderful box art for Revell's plastic model kit.  Congrats on...
06-24-2010, 07:33 AM
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Posted By John in Boston

RE: Looking for Hawker Fury biplane

Texan, do you have a membership yet on RC Scalebuilder?  http://www.rcscalebuilder.com<div>
</div><div>I ask because a fellow named Gwyn has a really terrific build thread underway there for a 1/4...
06-23-2010, 12:26 PM
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Posted By John in Boston

RE: True to scale .60 size royal corsair

Spun cowls are a wonderful relic of a bygone era!  <div>
</div><div>Thanks for the alert about that resource, hey man it is very cool that you're trying this build.</div>
06-21-2010, 07:33 AM
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Views: 130,200
Posted By John in Boston

RE: The RCFW Hellcat Group Build

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</div><div>Is it just me, or does this look like 1944 or so?   Tighe, what a GREAT build !!!  Way to go, dude!</div>
06-21-2010, 07:26 AM
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Posted By John in Boston

RE: The RCFW Hellcat Group Build

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b376/CVEICH/HELLCAT/STREAKING.jpg
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</div><div>Not your intention, Chad, but for me this photo TOTALLY  brings back a million memories of degreasing 1:1 scale...
06-21-2010, 07:10 AM
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Views: 130,200
Posted By John in Boston

RE: The RCFW Hellcat Group Build

OMG Chad - these Hellcats are all coming out so beautifully !!!<div></div><div>More people need to know about this incredible design, kit engineering, and soup-to-nuts tutorial project !!! You put...
06-21-2010, 06:43 AM
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Posted By John in Boston

RE: New Top Flite P-40 60 sized arf

And that's why Chad wants a high-viz color scheme for his Hellcat - he wants the snowbirds at his flying field to SEE that thang !!!...
Forum: RC Submarines
06-19-2010, 01:56 PM
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Views: 1,360
Posted By John in Boston

RE: D&E Skipjack 1/96 photos

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/js/fckeditor/editor/images/smiley/msn/biggrin.gifSpeaking of bass, back in the 1920'smy grandfather served as Skipper of the USNsubmarine V-2, soon redesignated the...
06-19-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 24,165
Posted By John in Boston

RE: Is kitcutter.com a ripoff?

Well, I was really just wanting to post that video link again! We've all seen that video before, and/but/however... I just couldn't resist bringing her back when you related that bizarre exchange...
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