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09-14-2019, 08:34 PM
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Posted By 50+AirYears

Well, now being retired, I have added spoiling...

Well, now being retired, I have added spoiling the Granddaughter, trying to teach her to fly, repairing a new house, cutting down trees on the property... And, now that our son is buying property on...
09-08-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,689
Posted By 50+AirYears

I've got a couple of those little beasts. One is...

I've got a couple of those little beasts. One is on an old Enterprise FF Profile bipe. Main problem, even rich with stock prop on backwards, the plane flies like a high speed drill bit. So far, I...
Forum: Control Lines
07-28-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 18,031
Posted By 50+AirYears

First CL was a Christmas present someone got me,...

First CL was a Christmas present someone got me, a plastic RTF with a Wen-Mac engine. Somewhere around 1948-49, I think. Got the engine started ONCE, at least 10 years later, using Fox Blast (40%...
Forum: Kit Building
12-05-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,448
Posted By 50+AirYears

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

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2192380http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2192381Oklahoma, ask and thou shalt receive. Seems I have the rest of...
Forum: Kit Building
12-02-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,448
Posted By 50+AirYears

Good Lord, this forum is making me want so many. ...

Good Lord, this forum is making me want so many. How about a scale kit series, intended originally for CL, but frequently converted to RC as the radios became smaller and more reliable. They were...
Forum: Kit Building
10-18-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,448
Posted By 50+AirYears

After a little bit of thought, I came up with...

After a little bit of thought, I came up with some from my past. Like the entire Sterling line with decent balsa and die (or Laser) cutting, the old Enterprise, and Scientific lines. Had great...
Forum: Kit Building
10-15-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,448
Posted By 50+AirYears

Oh man, those were the days. The SpeeDee Bilts...

Oh man, those were the days. The SpeeDee Bilts (not a misspelling!) from Monogram. Formed, routed out wing panels that took a couple 1/16" stips, then a pre cut sheet glued (Ambroid, of course!) as...
Forum: Kit Building
10-14-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,448
Posted By 50+AirYears

Glad to hear I wasn't the only one. Mine, stock,...

Glad to hear I wasn't the only one. Mine, stock, Fox .46, inverted, club's annual public flying show, full throttle, tried to pull up into a rolling vertical. Magic word, pull "UP'.Salvaged some...
Forum: Glow Engines
09-20-2016, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 364,044
Posted By 50+AirYears

Now, THAT makes sense. And I agree about Fox...

Now, THAT makes sense. And I agree about Fox over OS. I once traded a Fox baffle .15RC for an OS .30 RC and $5.00. The other guy got the better part of the deal. I have a couple Fox .19s that...
Forum: Glow Engines
09-20-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 364,044
Posted By 50+AirYears

A Fox wearing out in 5 minutes of running? None...

A Fox wearing out in 5 minutes of running? None that I ever had. I did have a .35 Stunt wore out after about 40 flights, but that was flying off the sand at Wheelus AFB in Libya.
On the other...
Forum: Glow Engines
09-20-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 364,044
Posted By 50+AirYears

A Fox wearing out in 5 minutes of running? None...

A Fox wearing out in 5 minutes of running? None that I ever had. I did have a .35 Stunt were out after about 40 flights, but that was flying off the sand at Wheelus AFB in Libya.
On the other...
Forum: Glow Engines
06-26-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 364,044
Posted By 50+AirYears

I had a bad experience the first time I tried...

I had a bad experience the first time I tried synthetic fuel in a couple Iron steel engines, a Fox .59 cl modified with an old Johnson Automix carb, and a (sorry bout that) McCoy Redhead .35. The...
Forum: Aerodynamics
05-30-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,432
Posted By 50+AirYears

Kind of funny to consider that the original...

Kind of funny to consider that the original designer, Roy Clough, went through at least 7 iterations of this design before he published it...As a Free Flight model! In April, 1954. Wanted to build...
Forum: Kit Building
05-19-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,448
Posted By 50+AirYears

How about the old Debolt Livewire Custom Bipe?

How about the old Debolt Livewire Custom Bipe?
Forum: Glow Engines
12-26-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 364,044
Posted By 50+AirYears

Smile Oh well, with 59 Fox engines ranging from the...

Oh well, with 59 Fox engines ranging from the non-fai .049 up through a .78 rc, I guess I have enough to last for a while. Now, if I can just find a place close where I can fly CL.
Forum: Glow Engines
12-24-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 364,044
Posted By 50+AirYears

I ran into this problem with trying to get...

I ran into this problem with trying to get mufflers for the older Fox .45's (and a large case .40.). The older muffler was no longer available, only the newer up or down slant. So I just bought...
Forum: Glow Engines
10-12-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 364,044
Posted By 50+AirYears

Been a while since I last posted on anything. ...

Been a while since I last posted on anything. Had to pack up and move South. Finally found a workshop with a couple bedrooms and a kitchen attached. Still unpacking.
After reading over about 30...
Forum: Glow Engines
04-30-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 364,044
Posted By 50+AirYears

My former club invested in a sound level meter. ...

My former club invested in a sound level meter. Loudest plane we ever measured was a Byron P-51 with their quiet mount and a Quadra (42?). Over 120 dBA slow scale at roughly 100 feet distance and...
Forum: Glow Engines
02-10-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 364,044
Posted By 50+AirYears

I remember someone stopping at our department...

I remember someone stopping at our department with a big oil leak in a diesel engine component. Oil was pumping out a shaft bearing seal. He brought it to us thinking it was our product, till we...
02-08-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 22,286
Posted By 50+AirYears

I built a Royal Coachman from the Sterling kit in...

I built a Royal Coachman from the Sterling kit in 1967. Used the battery pack, receiver,, and 3 servos from my Controlaire 5. Strike one, Sterling kit, I think they substituted oak for balsa. ...
Forum: Glow Engines
01-22-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 364,044
Posted By 50+AirYears

My first .15 Schnuerle engine was kind of a bear...

My first .15 Schnuerle engine was kind of a bear the first couple days. It was so tight, I used a heavy plastic screwdriver handle as a chicken stick. With Red Max Castor.Synthetic blend, 10%...
Forum: Glow Engines
01-20-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 364,044
Posted By 50+AirYears

Around 25 years ago, one of our club members...

Around 25 years ago, one of our club members decided to try an Eagle II, even though he thought it was one ugly brute. Also in spite of a number of Fox haters. He put it into a Midwest Mach 1,...
Forum: Glow Engines
01-18-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 364,044
Posted By 50+AirYears

Guys in my club who used sealed bearings (I was...

Guys in my club who used sealed bearings (I was the only Fox user) to stop the oil throwing from behind the drive washer were often replacing a set of bearings every season, if not more often. With...
Forum: Glow Engines
01-15-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 364,044
Posted By 50+AirYears

When I was spending a lovely 18 month all expense...

When I was spending a lovely 18 month all expense paid vacation at Wheelus AFB, we used to mix our own fuel, with methanol donated by the base paint shop, and medicinal castor provided by the medical...
Forum: Glow Engines
01-14-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 364,044
Posted By 50+AirYears

The only time I ran into trouble with thick fuel...

The only time I ran into trouble with thick fuel was one time I tried using a brand that was popular in it's day during a cold Northern Ohio February. The brand was Francisco. I'm not sure 60 years...
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