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Forum: Glow Engines
08-31-2018, 04:40 PM
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Posted By blw

Now that's a good one! ;)

Now that's a good one! ;)
Forum: Glow Engines
08-31-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 41,037
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Posted By blw

Pete- no, not this time. I got lucky when it...

Pete- no, not this time. I got lucky when it comes to family. BUT, I could tell you some stories about other inlaws. I'm sure you could too.
Forum: Glow Engines
08-31-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 41,037
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Posted By blw

Dave, I've bought stuff from overseas and never...

Dave, I've bought stuff from overseas and never had issues. Postage costs are different everywhere, but that's normal. I may be coming in late with the discussion, but have you tried a credit card?...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-29-2018, 08:42 AM
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Posted By blw

Ouch, that was a good one. A really good one. ...

Ouch, that was a good one. A really good one.

Pete- that Spad kit is worth a fortune in my book, but I'll give you $25 if you are crazy enough to part with it. My $20 Comet Sparky kit is due on...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-25-2018, 10:45 AM
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Posted By blw

As for kits, I'm behind on 2 planes and have 1...

As for kits, I'm behind on 2 planes and have 1 remaining CA Models pattern plane, 40 sized. I can probably "kit" a crashed model of the same kit. Everything behind the canopy is okay, so it may fly...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-24-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 41,037
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Posted By blw

How big are those tanks again? In ounces as I'm...

How big are those tanks again? In ounces as I'm not going back to converting metric again. Did that flying in Germany.

I don't think Toyota has many short cabs anymore. They sure look better, imo....
Forum: Glow Engines
08-22-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 41,037
Views: 2,349,488
Posted By blw

I grew up around my dad's friends with older...

I grew up around my dad's friends with older Cessnas like the 140 and 120. That was in the mid 1950's and those guys flew into their farms or their buddys farms for the winter around Atlanta. They...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-22-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 534
Posted By blw

Hi Lee- RCM was a shock to a lot of people. In...

Hi Lee- RCM was a shock to a lot of people. In the end they catered to ARF reviews, etc. What simulator did you buy? I'm also using mine to get some skills back before taking planes out to the field...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-21-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 564
Posted By blw

The Dollar Tree chain has their own cleaner??? I...

The Dollar Tree chain has their own cleaner??? I need to check this out tomorrow.
Forum: Glow Engines
08-21-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 41,037
Views: 2,349,488
Posted By blw

Good thing you trusted your intuitions with that...

Good thing you trusted your intuitions with that 56. A friend kept saying his Surpass was running hot, but he kept gassing up and going. The rear bearing let go right over my head on takeoff. There...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-19-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 564
Posted By blw

I was given several motors much older and soaking...

I was given several motors much older and soaking the internals with glow fuel like aspeed suggested freed them up overnight. You never know if your stepson is intrigued by the engine restoration...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-19-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 41,037
Views: 2,349,488
Posted By blw

I prefer a truck to be able to climb hills and...

I prefer a truck to be able to climb hills and take the trails without sounding like an second hand Russian tank. They have to last 19 years like my old 93 Toyota did. I've got 6 years on this Tacoma...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-17-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 41,037
Views: 2,349,488
Posted By blw

There used to be a guy who built those in the...

There used to be a guy who built those in the back of a hobby shop. He charged closer to $10k for most of them. Some went overseas. He was a master builder and they all looked good. I remember seeing...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-14-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 41,037
Views: 2,349,488
Posted By blw

I used to swap email with Bruce Tharp. He's a...

I used to swap email with Bruce Tharp. He's a great guy and he had some good Claude McCollough (sp?) stories. I asked about his front edge of the wings design being a turbulator wing and he said he...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-14-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 41,037
Views: 2,349,488
Posted By blw

Well, you would have to give up drag racing too...

Well, you would have to give up drag racing too Dave. I mean, I know where you are coming from and I would have agreed some years back. But, the big 3 are getting a bit of a free ride on that 'made...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-12-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 181
Posted By blw

Props? I seem to remember those in the 15" range...

Props? I seem to remember those in the 15" range were a good place to start. I still have some new APCs I could mail up to you.
Forum: Glow Engines
08-12-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 41,037
Views: 2,349,488
Posted By blw

Just pointing out this is a Saito thread, for the...

Just pointing out this is a Saito thread, for the most part. We have YS threads for YS talk. Anyway, glad you like them.
I do have a pretty good FA-125 that I'm about to resurrect for the fall. One...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-09-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By blw

Nice looking Century muffler. Lot's of manifold...

Nice looking Century muffler. Lot's of manifold hardware though. Too bad they don't have a side mount version as a stock item. Still a nice looking installation.
Forum: Glow Engines
08-09-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 41,037
Views: 2,349,488
Posted By blw

Hi Capt, yep, been there too, but not so much...

Hi Capt, yep, been there too, but not so much with frustration. My dad painted a lot, so I was cheap labor for chipping off paint, sanding, and general grunt work. Yes, we did chip off paint and I...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-07-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 181
Posted By blw

I had a FA-170R3, so I know this is a bit tricky...

I had a FA-170R3, so I know this is a bit tricky to do. I don't have the engine anymore so I can't duplicate the job for you here. The engine is now somewhere in Sweden.
Forum: Glow Engines
08-07-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 41,037
Views: 2,349,488
Posted By blw

Hi Old Fart- Yes, I was very very fortunate to...

Hi Old Fart- Yes, I was very very fortunate to see all that stuff all my life. I never understood how he learned things. It was like the knowledge just brushed off things and jumped into his head. He...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-04-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 41,037
Views: 2,349,488
Posted By blw

Hi Pete- he had a Triumph Bonneville when I was a...

Hi Pete- he had a Triumph Bonneville when I was a kid. Took it to Bike Week at Daytona Beach around that time. His next bike was the 3 Mach IIIi's. They had all been in accidents and he took pieces...
Forum: Glow Engines
07-29-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 41,037
Views: 2,349,488
Posted By blw

The heat gun is excellent for heat shrink tubing....

The heat gun is excellent for heat shrink tubing. I never thought about servo leads, but there are places that would really help. Good idea there. It's good to insulate spots where wiring goes thru...
Forum: Glow Engines
07-23-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By blw

The real test is how the prop flies. Static...

The real test is how the prop flies. Static ground tests don't give much information.
Forum: Glow Engines
07-23-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 41,037
Views: 2,349,488
Posted By blw

That's a good story Jim. Jaguar? I'm going to...

That's a good story Jim. Jaguar? I'm going to call them.

I ordered a specialized FM radio antenna from England. I had bought one before and it is so good I decided to stack second antenna above...
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