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    I learned to fly with a BUSA Easy 100. Well,...

    I learned to fly with a BUSA Easy 100. Well, actually several of them, lol. I have built the Stick 40, Moonraker, Taube 40 and the 90, Phaeton II and the 90, and one more that I can't remember the...
  2. I remember the first time I was asked to be an...

    I remember the first time I was asked to be an instructor. I was at the field flying by myself , one day after I had got off from work and a Dad and his son showed up and asked if I would help them....
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    Signed. My local hobby shop just shut their doors...

    Signed. My local hobby shop just shut their doors about six months ago. It's really sad to see these businesses going down.
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    You would probably get more responses posting...

    You would probably get more responses posting this in the glow section. You might want to check Frank out.
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    It seems like us modelers are the red headed step...

    It seems like us modelers are the red headed step children in this one. I would love to have bought one , especially the rumored twin, but....
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    Where did you get the landing gear from?

    Where did you get the landing gear from?
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    Those magnets look familiar. Where did you get...

    Those magnets look familiar. Where did you get them? I forgot to mention in my first post that your build is looking real nice. I think you will love that plane.
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    I learned to fly with a BUSA Easy 100 and built...

    I learned to fly with a BUSA Easy 100 and built about five of them before moving on to something with a little more performance which was a Stingray 40. I always wanted to build the 120 but never got...
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    I was hovering in a headwind a 40 size BUSA...

    I was hovering in a headwind a 40 size BUSA Taube that I had covered in red Coverite and had a red tailed hawk take a dive at it. I guess maybe the Taube looked like a bird? Anyway he missed and the...
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    It certainly would be nice if this turns out to...

    It certainly would be nice if this turns out to be true.
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    There's all kind of information in the Engine...

    There's all kind of information in the Engine Conversion forum. Go there and i am sure you can find an answer for whatever you need to know.
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    As in years past, I can't type the words that...

    As in years past, I can't type the words that would make your loss feel any better other than to say I am so sorry for your loss.
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    Number one for me is to never fly anything I did...

    Number one for me is to never fly anything I did not build from plans or of my design and two would be never ever push a build so hard that it starts feeling like a job. This is a hobby for me and...
  14. Avikarcher, if it works for you then go for it....

    Avikarcher, if it works for you then go for it. When I was a kid I lived a block or so from a hobby shop and spent a lot of time in there just looking at the stuff they had in there but never buying...
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    I just priced out the balsa at BUSA for the...

    I just priced out the balsa at BUSA for the Skybolt I mentioned above and with maybe a 15% allowance for some extra wood for the things I forgot to figure in and waste the price was a little over...
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    You might want to check the Engine Conversion...

    You might want to check the Engine Conversion Forum. There is long thread there about glow to gas with plenty of posts from guys that know their stuff.
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    Sheetrock has always worked for me. Usually after...

    Sheetrock has always worked for me. Usually after a build or two I can turn it over and use it again.
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    For my last build I used BUSA and got some of the...

    For my last build I used BUSA and got some of the best wood I had ever seen. That was for a Hostetler quarter scale Decathlon. I am about ready to order again for another Hostetler design, a Skybolt...
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    Grey Beard, I met a young lad a few years back...

    Grey Beard, I met a young lad a few years back that was riding his bike down a busy highway with a J3 Cub on his back, lol. I stopped and talked with him and we became flying buddies and friends....
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    The Sig LT-25 and 40 are very easy builds and...

    The Sig LT-25 and 40 are very easy builds and would be a great place to start. They just kinda snap together and then apply glue. It would be tough to mess one up. Very good instructions and both are...
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    Poll: I guess posting on here and using the K word is...

    I guess posting on here and using the K word is nor appropriate so I'll just say that for the most part, I like myself and if I chose to rip another person off maybe I would not not like me so much.
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    Maybe a little black pin striping to really set...

    Maybe a little black pin striping to really set it off. Or a lot.
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    When my sons were young my wife often asked if I...

    When my sons were young my wife often asked if I knew anything about what was happening to their socks, lol. I finally started buying me some when I bought them theirs. With the Monokote we get now I...
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    Sorry about the double post but the bottom one is...

    Sorry about the double post but the bottom one is the edited one. I would delete the other one but don't want to chance deleting them both with all that one finger typing, lol.
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    I also use a router to cut ribs and bulkheads...

    I also use a router to cut ribs and bulkheads however i don't have a router table but have a couple of routers mounted on two foot by two foot pieces of plywood. One has a flush cut bit with the...
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