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Old 03-24-2014, 05:16 PM
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I just printed out Andrew's pdf of the Tom Thumb a few posts above---hmmn- 'G.Rock' whoever that is has done a nice job of re-drawing the original Aeromodeller plan-which was-to say the least-a bit cluttered (well it WAS a centre fold in the old fifties era 'small' format Aeromodeller....) and its a nice easy plan to work from......now...shall I build it for an original Bambi, a VA Bambi, an AE .1 or an .010......

MJD-I hear what you say-I'm thinking I should order a few more HS-35's..........

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The HS-45 is 8 grams and BB. I picked up two yesterday on the way by the LHS. Less of a novelty than the HS-35 but I wanted to check them out, but for similar weight there is the Dymond D-60 with 20+ oz-in.
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Originally Posted by ffkiwi View Post
hmmn- 'G.Rock' whoever that is has done a nice job of re-drawing the original Aeromodeller plan-which was-to say the least-a bit cluttered (well it WAS a centre fold in the old fifties era 'small' format Aeromodeller....) and its a nice easy plan to work from......
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G.Rock is Gene Rock. He has recovered/redrawn a number of classic plans with significant improvement in quality. Many of his drawings can be found on Dave Fritzke's site --- another excellent source of older 1/2A models. Both he and Dave have been instrumental in making a number of 1/2A plans available to the modeling community.

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The HS-45 is 8 grams and BB. I picked up two yesterday on the way by the LHS. Less of a novelty than the HS-35 but I wanted to check them out, but for similar weight there is the Dymond D-60 with 20+ oz-in.
The HS-35s must be popular-hardly anyone has got any in stock at present.....might have to look at the Dymond 4.7 as an alternative..........

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Old 03-25-2014, 12:15 PM
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G.Rock is Gene Rock. He has recovered/redrawn a number of classic plans with significant improvement in quality. Many of his drawings can be found on Dave Fritzke's site --- another excellent source of older 1/2A models. Both he and Dave have been instrumental in making a number of 1/2A plans available to the modeling community.

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Andrew- I should have remembered that name, since I've got several downloaded plans saved from Dave Fritzke's site-but I don't think the Tom Thumb CAD redraw is on that site..... after assembling the Gene Rock plan last evening I spent a pleasant half hour doodling with engines-and found my cup overflowing-without any mods to the structure, it will take a Bambi, VA Bambi, Rustler Tadpole (0.25cc), VA Baby (0.23cc) and AE .2.......I could have a fleet of them...! And with that roomy fuselage it is crying out for R/C to be fitted. The layout is such that a strip elevator could be added to the tailplane without too much trouble. Obviously an AE .1 and .010 being radial mounted will require a few structural mods....
'Tomboy R/C' is growing really fast in the UK and NZ as a vintage competition class-(both IC and electric)-I wonder how they'd react if I turned up with a micro one...... ! [I have the 'Old Model Aeroplane Company' laser cut short kit of the 48" version sitting in a box on the bookshelf in the modelling room .....destined for a Mills 1.3 with a Dave Banks throttle added]

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Old 03-25-2014, 08:55 PM
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Since I had already engraved this on a small wooden parts box, I figured why not try something else. Smear one side with peanut butter and roll it up for a quaint bedtime snack - a PBBee perhaps? Hey and you can have the engine on the inside or outside. I've been cutting and scorching anything I can find that looks like there might be a reason to, and it's come to the pantry cupboard now.
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................ I've been cutting and scorching anything I can find that looks like there might be a reason to, and it's come to the pantry cupboard now.
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I can see that you're having entirely too much fun with your new laser cutter.
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Actually, yes.. far too much fun.

This is the honeymoon phase where all the possibilities are too exciting for me to be sensible and patient, so I'm just scampering around like a kid in a candy store shotgunning all the stuff I've wanted to try out for a while. With the exception of the tortilla which was just a random silly effort.. I had been engraving the image on the top of a small parts box and this looked like a good idea at the time. But the silver lining is that all this messing around is good practice for doing things serious-like.

I need to pick up some raw materials so I can get to it now.. first order of business is getting my deltas back in production.

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