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11-20-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,902
Posted By Jim Messer

RE: The Great Scale Covering Debate

You didn't list the best covering of all - Ceconite. I started using it thirty years ago, and have never looked back. All my models are covered with Ceconite. All of them look brand new - even...
11-17-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 52,577
Posted By Jim Messer

RE: giant scale tri-pacer

Tri-pacer: When you post in all capital letters, your posts are very difficult to read. Please try using lower case letters.
11-15-2008, 12:13 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 52,577
Posted By Jim Messer

RE: giant scale tri-pacer

Tri-pacer builder:

Great job. As a builder of giant scale, I can appreciate what you are doing. I assume the scale is about 45% - is that about right? I have four 40% planes, a Piper J-3,...
11-13-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 21,129
Posted By Jim Messer

RE: Should AMA discontinue the Senior Citizen discount

Hello bassfish:

Yes - I have traveled all over this country, in all directions. Are your initials by any chance DC?

I may know you.

Jim
11-11-2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 21,129
Posted By Jim Messer

RE: Should AMA discontinue the Senior Citizen discount

My age? I'm 78. Been a member of AMA since 1941 - 67 continuous years. I gladly paid my dues all those years, but when I became eligible for the senior citizen discount, I took it, figuring that I...
11-11-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,528
Posted By Jim Messer

RE: Taxiing in the pitts...

We have dual runways, NS and EW, with five flight stations on each. Only one runway is used at any one time. All of our flight stations are rectangular in shape, so that the pilot is protected from...
11-08-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,389
Posted By Jim Messer

RE: New 40% Piper J4-E build

No video. Expect to fly this plane within the next two weeks. Will post photos.
Forum: Gas Engines
11-06-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,246
Posted By Jim Messer

RE: Eastcraft Electric Starter for Quadra

Fred Eastman came out with the starter somewhere about 1980, I can't remember exactly. I sold Quadra engines then, and the starter was quite a fad. But - there were many problems, so in the end it,...
11-01-2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,389
Posted By Jim Messer

RE: New 40% Piper J4-E build

David: I am building a new 40% Stinson 108-3, and I may need that .40 engine to bolt into the engine compartment somewhere for additional nose weight. Whatever you do - don't throw it away!
10-30-2008, 08:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,389
Posted By Jim Messer

RE: New 40% Piper J4-E build

No - I have been flying my Stinson and J-3 most of the summer. Now that cooler weather is coming to Florida, the J4 will see the air probably within a couple of weeks. Will post photos when that...
10-28-2008, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,127
Posted By Jim Messer

RE: Monster Planes USA,Lake Whales FL.

I'd like to get in on these conversations. First of all, I agree with the author of this thread that the event didn't live up to the advertising. I thought that there would be several BIG airplanes...
10-26-2008, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,866
Posted By Jim Messer

RE: Bud Nolsen Mr Mullagun

Well I have to say that you did a very nice job on the Citabria. I never built one of those although I have flown the big one. Now scale it up to 40% and you will have a real winner!
10-26-2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,662
Posted By Jim Messer

RE: Piper J4-E Cub Coupe still flying

to jperkinstrades: The J4-E is a very fine flying airplane. The DA-50 would be an excellent choice for this airplane. When I built mine, I made the gear out of fiberglass, but those molds are long...
10-22-2008, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,575
Posted By Jim Messer

RE: RV-7

I designed my own RV-6 from factory drawn three-views. It is 40% scale, and it hasn't been flown yet. I have a GT-80 in the nose, and it came out slightly nose-heavy. Put the batteries way back...
Forum: The Clubhouse
10-20-2008, 07:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,763
Posted By Jim Messer

RE: **Frank Tiano's Monster Planes***

reply to Stickbuilder:

I don't have a trailer so can only bring one plane at a time in my pickup. Brought the Stinson & flew it Friday - left it overnight. Brought the big J-3 on Sat., but...
Forum: The Clubhouse
10-19-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,763
Posted By Jim Messer

RE: **Frank Tiano's Monster Planes***

reply to Stickbuilder:

The Stinson is mine. The Cub is not. My Cub is a 40% size - a lot larger than the one pictured.
Forum: The Clubhouse
10-19-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,763
Posted By Jim Messer

RE: **Frank Tiano's Monster Planes***

In reply to Ross:

Let me tell you that Ross is one heck of a pilot. At age 12 he can put a lot of us old guys to shame, and we have been flying since R/C was invented. Ross can fly that 42%...
Forum: Gas Engines
10-19-2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By Jim Messer

RE: DA-100 question

I have a DA-100 and have checked the spark simply by placing the plug into the cap, and grounding it to the engine while the prop is flipped at starting speed. The instructions are ambiguous: they...
Forum: The Clubhouse
10-19-2008, 04:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,763
Posted By Jim Messer

RE: **Frank Tiano's Monster Planes***

Stick: I asked Frank Tiano on Friday if you were there. He said no. Maybe tomorrow. I forgot all about asking again as I was so busy talking and flying. I got in four flights with the Stinson on...
Forum: The Clubhouse
10-19-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,763
Posted By Jim Messer

RE: **Frank Tiano's Monster Planes***

I just returned from this event, and I'd venture to say that it will eventually grow into something really big. I flew my 30% scale Stinson SR-10 (shown flying in one of the above photos) on Friday,...
10-19-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,905
Posted By Jim Messer

RE: EC Meeting Sat. 10-25-08

I just returned from the Frank Tiano Monster Plane event, and there were about 75 pilots with 105 aircraft registered. At least - that's what I was told. I was also told that 17 planes were over...
10-13-2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 15,690
Posted By Jim Messer

RE: Why I cannot support Mark Smith for AMA Ex. VP.

Red:

All the persons you are referring to are simply posting answers to Bob M. He posts just to aggrivate them, and it just goes on and on - no good can come of it. He simply doesn't like...
10-13-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,243
Posted By Jim Messer

RE: Who's lost it over this 'hobby'?

I like Stick's message, that this can be a lifelong hobby if you want it to be. I'm a little older than Stick, and have been in the hobby for 71 years. Yes, my wife approves, and so do my nine...
10-13-2008, 06:21 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 15,690
Posted By Jim Messer

RE: Why I cannot support Mark Smith for AMA Ex. VP.

Bob:

Don't you have anything else to do? Ever try designing and building your own model? How can you get any satisfaction wasting your time on this AMA forum that goes nowhere?
We all know...
Forum: Gas Engines
10-11-2008, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,309
Posted By Jim Messer

RE: Spark plugs

Thanks for this very valuable information. I have printed the page, and will keep it close at hand. Information such as this is hard to come by.
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