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08-02-2016, 07:27 PM
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Posted By Silvaire

I have a couple of new 1/2 Asst kits, and...

I have a couple of new 1/2 Asst kits, and straight and tapered Ace foam wing sets, and can definitively state that the 1/2 Asst does not use an Ace foam wing.

The foam core wing of the 1/2 Asst...
Forum: The Clubhouse
04-08-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,516
Posted By Silvaire

I remember an ad posted here several years ago. ...

I remember an ad posted here several years ago.

It was the first post by someone who was selling the collectable engines from his father's estate.

He had minimal knowledge about the value of...
04-08-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By Silvaire

There is the old cliche among many airline...

There is the old cliche among many airline pilots: "If it ain't Boeing, I'm not going!"

I haven't read about the wing crack issue, but from what I have read or heard about Boeing in the last few...
Forum: The Clubhouse
04-08-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,516
Posted By Silvaire

I'll go you one better... I offered MORE than...

I'll go you one better...
I offered MORE than the asking price (my offer was the first and only offer), and the seller sold me the item for the price he had offered it for.

Just do what you AGREE...
Forum: The Clubhouse
04-08-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,516
Posted By Silvaire

Regarding the poll: ...

Regarding the poll:



Sell to First Bidder at asking price
Sell to First Bidder at revised highest price
Sell to Bidder with highest offer
Relist or Revise item...
Forum: The Clubhouse
04-08-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,516
Posted By Silvaire

With all due respect to the OP... I feel that...

With all due respect to the OP...
I feel that the scenario as presented is a bit too complex and ornamented for an easy evaluation.

In my opinion, there is but one overriding principle here - do...
03-31-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By Silvaire

Pond Skipper, Have you ever tried using the...

Pond Skipper,

Have you ever tried using the Hiscott muffler you have on your Space Hopper the "right way" - mounted on a Medallion or TD as a muffled throttle setup?

I've never run one but the...
Forum: The Clubhouse
02-04-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,774
Posted By Silvaire

Just a caveat regarding mixing by weight vs....

Just a caveat regarding mixing by weight vs. volume:

The specific gravity of the A and B components can vary considerably. If a vendors instructions state a 1:1 ratio by volume, you absolutely...
04-03-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,859
Posted By Silvaire

RE: KK Needle valve for TD.049

Or you can scrounge one from an early Cox product engine back plate with the fine thread all brass needle valves.

The actual needle and barrel used in the KK, TT, and Ace assemblies all...
03-19-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,219
Posted By Silvaire

RE: Wrights Wrong? What do you think?

One very significant concept that the Wright's came up with was the idea to build their airplane unstable so as to be able to make it more controllable. They even used a negative dihedral.


...
03-19-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,219
Posted By Silvaire

RE: Wrights Wrong? What do you think?

Who was first to "fly" as it is generally defined, is an immense subject.

There were so may who made contributions that were later adopted, but that didn't happen to be the first to put all...
Forum: Kit Building
02-25-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3,562
Views: 225,429
Posted By Silvaire

RE: ~~Sig Kadet Brotherhood~~.

This thread is amazing - started on 2/2 and already into its 11th page! Who know Kadet's had such a warm spot in folk's hearts?

I have scanned through the posts here, but haven't seen anyone...
12-11-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,282
Posted By Silvaire

RE: Strato-Bug! Here's what they look like...

I think there's a lesson here...

If you're looking for a deal on something special, keep your nose to the ground and beat the bushes locally.

If you post your exotic wants here, someone is...
Forum: The Clubhouse
10-25-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,741
Posted By Silvaire

RE: EBay and PayPal: Used to buy warbird kits

A couple of points regarding the eBay requirement for online verifiable signature confirmation for amounts over $250:

On USA shipments, AVOID the Postal Service if you need signature...
Forum: Gas Engines
06-02-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,625
Posted By Silvaire

RE: coleman fuel

ORIGINAL: fred985


the cure for the alchol in the gas is an easy fix. take a 5 gal jug and put 2 gal of water in it. then put 2 gal of gas in and let it set for a few days. the alky will go...
Replies: 222
Views: 12,896
Posted By Silvaire

RE: Post your favorite quotes

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Albert Einstein

It is not true that life is one damn thing after another - it's one damn thing over and...
05-14-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,324
Posted By Silvaire

RE: P-40 found

Yes, the colors on the airplane and the rocks and sand it sits on are remarkably similar.

I would suspect that when viewed from far above it would be very difficult to distinguish this...
05-13-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,324
Posted By Silvaire

RE: P-40 found

I suppose that's possible, but from the pictures I don't see anything to suggest that this P-40 was ever covered with sand.
There is sand around it of course, but the general area is quite rocky....
05-12-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,324
Posted By Silvaire

RE: P-40 found

This is an incredible find - one very much like the Lady Be Good back in 1958. This is yet another 54 years later.

It's hard to fathom how desolate the Sahara desert is, that an intact and...
04-20-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,710
Posted By Silvaire

RE: Full Scale WWII Spitfire's - NIP

Unbelievable - if true.

I'd wager that this is the first and last that you will hear of this incredible find.
Forum: RC Jets
04-15-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,916
Posted By Silvaire

RE: Good deal on ebay!

Teachu2, you just might have figured this out.

Quoting from his listing: "THIS BEAUTY HAS NEVER SEEN THE AIR"

The way this might have worked is that he never got the bugs worked out with...
Forum: RC Jets
04-15-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,916
Posted By Silvaire

RE: Good deal on ebay!

colmo-RCU,

From his description: "i have never even mounted the turbine on this beauty."
As such, he indeed claims to be the owner and builder of this jet.

I listed 8 reasons why...
Forum: RC Jets
04-15-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,916
Posted By Silvaire

RE: Good deal on ebay!

I am pretty familiar with eBay, and I don't see any irregularities in the bidders or bidding.

There are PLENTY of red flags here though:

(a) All of the feedback posted is for selling...
Forum: Beginners
04-15-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,268
Posted By Silvaire

RE: I tried to warn him

Not that close? It was 6 seconds from lift off to the power lines.


This is a sad event on so many levels.

It's wishful thinking, but it would be nice to hope that the two individuals...
04-07-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,519
Posted By Silvaire

RE: any body have the kit of 1/2a hobby shack sst?

I have not researched the history of the 1/2asst, but I suspect you would be more accurate if you referred to the plans in the Hobby Shack version as the "copied plan" rather than the original Vince...
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