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  1. Thread: Time To Move

    by countilaw
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    Sorry Top, but you'll be back up and flying...

    Sorry Top, but you'll be back up and flying again before you know it. Of course it could have been much worse, but with you being a real hard ass and old goat, I would dare say the ice,...
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    Or even a K&B .61 will power both of these...

    Or even a K&B .61 will power both of these aircraft with ease. Anything more than that, is just a waste of engine.
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    The range would be as far as you can see it and...

    The range would be as far as you can see it and still be able to operate it. Once it's out of sight, range doesn't mean anything.
  4. Thread: new

    by countilaw
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    You won't find very many RC car kits. And...

    You won't find very many RC car kits. And the one's you do find will be hard core hybrid for competition. It will cost you more to build one. Traxxas, Team Associated and Excel offer ...
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    The smell of glow exhaust pouring out of my O...

    The smell of glow exhaust pouring out of my O S engine always brings back memories of my childhood experiences. Having a set method of doing things will pay off with fewer injuries. ...
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    I think that a lot more of these accidents...

    I think that a lot more of these accidents happen, we just don't hear about them. In the video, it appeared that neither of the gentlemen knew what they were doing.

    I can only imagine the...
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    You can use any engine in the 2 stroke variety...

    You can use any engine in the 2 stroke variety up to an O.S. Max .65 And up to a 4 stroke 1.20.

    Go to the Classic Pattern web site and you can find the rules. ...
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    So it would be safe to say that the myth that, ...

    So it would be safe to say that the myth that, Hobby Town as a good hobby shop is "BUSTED" !! :rolleyes:
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    When it comes to using dope, I buy clear by the ...

    When it comes to using dope, I buy clear by the gallon with a gallon of dope thinner. There is a aircraft supply right next to the airport in Fort Worth. It's a lot cheaper by the...
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    You really need to be careful when you start...

    You really need to be careful when you start building kits. You can get addicted very very easily and it's a very hard habit to break. I would recommend, for your first kit, is not to go...
  11. Thread: Club Club

    by countilaw
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    The only club members you see at the club...

    The only club members you see at the club meetings are those that show up at the club field for field maintenance. All the other members just want to fly their planes and only belong to a club so...
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    The Hobby Town we have in Arlington, Texas is...

    The Hobby Town we have in Arlington, Texas is more of a toy store than hobby shop. The owner has no interest in any hobby, except for making as much money as possible while he pays his...
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    I have owned and used for many years the Dremel ...

    I have owned and used for many years the Dremel saw. It literally kept walking of the bench. I have have a Harbor Freight and love it. The variable speed and air pump and the quick...
  14. Thread: Hooker 60

    by countilaw
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    I remember when Chuck Cunningham designed the...

    I remember when Chuck Cunningham designed the plane. The original plane was built very light for competition fun fly's and with 0 degree incidence the plane wanted to climb at full...
  15. Two rules, never heat the wire and make...

    Two rules, never heat the wire and make the bend in one smooth slow motion. NEVER try to un bend the wire.
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    I would have been happy if they just sent by ...

    I would have been happy if they just sent by e-mail. Why spend more funds on postage. Cut costs when possible.

    Frank
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    Support your local hobby shop. Maybe if you...

    Support your local hobby shop. Maybe if you give them more support, they will carry the items you need. I know of two hobby shops near me that carry most everything I need. And the reason...
  18. Poll: There are many more "Nay sayers" that belong...

    There are many more "Nay sayers" that belong to clubs, not to contribute the club, or assist the club, or to further the advancement of the hobby, but to fly their planes. These are the...
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    I remember the first plane I built, as I...

    I remember the first plane I built, as I mentioned before. It wasn't only the building that I enjoyed, but the first flight. To see something I built actually fly. My friends, (kids my own...
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    My first balsa model was a Sterling Ring Master...

    My first balsa model was a Sterling Ring Master in 1958. I think the kit was $3.95. I bought a McCoy red head .35 for $8.95.

    Those were the days.

    Frank
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    I think that if you want to build a plane to...

    I think that if you want to build a plane to last, it has to be balsa. I have several planes that were built back in the 70's and one from the late 60's. I can repair a balsa plane to look as...
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    Good looking Tiger Moth.

    Good looking Tiger Moth.
  23. Definitely sounds like you have a twist in the...

    Definitely sounds like you have a twist in the wing. The wing is a flat bottom wing. So lay one wing panel flat on the work bench and weight it down. Then take an incidence reading on the...
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    A box of wood

    I walked into the house the other day with a new kit under my arm. The better half looked at me and asked, "Not another airplane?" I said, "No, it just a box of wood." As she turned to walk...
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    2052324205232520523262052327 You can also cut...

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    You can also cut you "decals" out of Monokote. Spray the area down with windex and lay you decal on top of the windex and move the decal into place. I then use...
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