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Forum: The Clubhouse 09-04-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,254
Posted By Grampaw
RE: Helldiver raised

I was thumbing through an old issue of one of the many aviation related magazines I have around the house and came across an article about just this sort of salvage operation, raising a U S Navy...
Forum: The Clubhouse 06-17-2010, 02:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By Grampaw
RE: Why yellow top wing?

I think Proptop has the right scoop on the Yellow top wings, and the reason I say this is that a few years ago a club member built a Yardstick and covered it all yellow. In case some here don't know...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 04-30-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By Grampaw
RE: Good ARF trainer for 400 outrunner

Hey Flyinrod....after you walk into a room to get something, but can't remember what is was you went in there for, just turn around and go back to the starting point, wait a second and it will come...
Replies: 18
Views: 2,261
Posted By Grampaw
RE: 2.4 upgrade question

After reading Weskel's query about getting a 2.4 module conversion in his Futaba, plus the replies on
same pushed me to jump in with a query of my own. After we moved into our new home and began ...
Forum: The Clubhouse 03-12-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,106
Posted By Grampaw
RE: New from the CES a quad copter run by an iphone?

It had to happen, but the Brits have already done it. Early on in WWII they were controlling Test Aircraft with of all things, one of those old Rotary Dial type phones. Probably wasn't Party Line...
Forum: The Clubhouse 03-01-2010, 03:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,294
Posted By Grampaw
RE: Unpleasant reality...

Hey Guys, about the Mandeville Shop, I remember that it was a great place to do business with. It was owned and operated by a man and his wife, a really nice couple. We met them when they visited...
Forum: The Clubhouse 02-16-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,747
Posted By Grampaw
RE: The very first time.

I don't remember the plane but I remember some of it's parts came from a wrecked Sig j-3 with a newly constructed Heath 4 CH radio (Single stick TX.) The new plane had all the required parts...
Forum: The Clubhouse 02-16-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,856
Posted By Grampaw
RE: Cell phone and Toyota

After scrolling down through the past few pages of all this about Toyota, my brain is tired and needs a break, so excuse me guys, I'm going out and crank up my old Blue 24 year old 1986 Ford 150 LWB...
Forum: The Clubhouse 02-12-2010, 01:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,141
Posted By Grampaw
RE: You Like: 1:1 Scale P-51s

I watched the video and really enyoyed it.. except there were two things about it I didn't like. The first
was even though Jim has ten years on me he has twice as much hair as I do, and it is just...
Forum: The Clubhouse 01-09-2010, 02:11 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 30,849
Posted By Grampaw
RE: Best RC airplane ever owned.

This piece got kind of long, so go at your own risk
I have been fooling around with model airplanes since I was a kid, I'm 78 now. I didn't get into RC until somewhere around the
Forum: The Clubhouse 12-20-2009, 01:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,626
Posted By Grampaw
RE: One eyed pilots

Dirtybird, Get on the Internet and check out a fellow from the 1920s who flew a plane that you may have heard of, it was called the "WINNIE MAE." This pilot's name was WILEY POST. He had only one...
Forum: The Clubhouse 12-20-2009, 12:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,115
Posted By Grampaw
RE: New USAF Drone/Lockheed Skunk Works

As an old, and I do mean "old" Marine, Korean War vintage, reading all the foregoing on the Stealth stuff started me to wondering if there is any thoughts on possibility of adapting these planes for...
Forum: The Clubhouse 10-22-2009, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,932
Posted By Grampaw
RE: The Last Glue?

Some here have stated that they'd believe this stuff does what is said it does when they see it. I feel the same way, but how am I gonna see it do it's thing if it's not offered in our area. I...
Forum: The Clubhouse 10-04-2009, 02:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By Grampaw

Thanks for all the advice guys, but when one of my two Computer Smart Son-In-Laws stopped by yesterday afternoon to pick up his wife, my daughter, who said as soon as he hit the door "Hon, go down...
Forum: The Clubhouse 09-29-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By Grampaw

Hi BAX, thanks for the comeback,

A custom Browser by our Internet Provider? Until a few months ago we were with Charter Communications who provided our Cable Service and Internet service....
Forum: The Clubhouse 09-29-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By Grampaw

A few minutes ago I clicked onto a Post that I thought was one I had responded to last night, but it turned out to be totally
different, yet was by the same person. Once I began reading his...
Forum: The Clubhouse 09-29-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By Grampaw
RE: If you are really a

There has never been a decent hobby shop in our town, so most of us ordered, and or drove 20 minutes where there was one. There was one near a college, and they always had a great supply of balsa,...
Forum: The Clubhouse 09-25-2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,365
Posted By Grampaw
RE: 2010 Tower Hobbies Catalog

Shucks! And I've just about gotten to the last pages of my 2004 Catalog! So now what do I do?
Forum: The Clubhouse 09-22-2009, 01:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,836
Posted By Grampaw
RE: GYRO in airplanes!!!

You mentioned crashing a few different types of planes so far in your endeavor to learn to fly these tricky things, but I don't remember any mention of a Trainer Type of model. I would suggest you...
Forum: The Clubhouse 09-22-2009, 01:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By Grampaw
RE: S engine

Got a picture of it?
Forum: The Clubhouse 08-25-2009, 02:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,630
Posted By Grampaw
RE: QQ Aircraft junk

Bill, some in this hobby say that "Banged up airplanes always fly better after they've been patched up." Many just trash planes that could be salvaged with a little TLC, so hang in there. When I...
Forum: The Clubhouse 08-12-2009, 12:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,692
Posted By Grampaw
RE: Is this normal

There is a Saying in RC that goes like this "Never fly alone." That could apply to many things, including hecklers...but it was, and still is, very good advice. Use it, please.
Forum: The Clubhouse 08-10-2009, 01:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,791
Posted By Grampaw
RE: Safety Violations

As one of those "Old Farts" mentioned previously I feel the need to offer a word here. I would give anything to be around when those who deride us Old Farts so unmercilous get to be Old Farts...
Forum: The Clubhouse 08-10-2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,630
Posted By Grampaw
RE: QQ Aircraft junk

For a long time after getting into this hobby I designed and built my own planes, copying the designs that were being published in those days by names like Bridi, Dewey, Kraft and others. Their...
Forum: The Clubhouse 08-04-2009, 01:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,996
Posted By Grampaw
RE: What happened to RCU?!

What does "RCG" stand for? Must have missed thet one.
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