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Old 06-30-2016, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by flyboy2610
I remember my first balsa model was a Comet high wing plane. I don't recall the exact model. that was probably around 1970 when I was 9. I built numerous Comet and Guillow's kits from that point on. I don't remember any of them ever flying more than about fifteen feet! And those were the good flyers!
I also had a couple of the plastic Cox U-control models. They never flew very well either.
Back in the late 90's-2000 I was a member of the local RC club learning to fly. Life, career changes and everything else got in the way, so I dropped out of the hobby for several years. Now I'm slowly getting back in.
That first model has proven to be very costly as the years have gone by.

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Getting back into modeling can be a kick in the pocket......What are you flying now?

You may cut your cost by picking stuff up at swap meets but be careful there is a lot of junk out there.

Good luck and welcome back.
At the moment I'm not flying anything. I'm working on repairing (hangar rash) and recovering a Hobbico Superstar 60, also converting it from a trike to a taildragger. I think that will become my second plane, though. I plan to get a Great Planes PT-60 (had PT-40 I was learning on) and build that for my (re-)trainer. I still have my Futaba Skysport 6 system and a Magnum XL61 engine, but I'm thinking of going with a four stroke of about 90 size.
Lost my overtime at work, so the paychecks are down by about 30%. Making ends meet, but not much left for toys right now, so it'll probably be next year before I really start flying again. (WOW! AMA is up to $75 per year!)
Thanks for asking and the advice! Happy landings!
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Originally Posted by rt3232
Well for what it's worth I was laughing all the way to the end of the Telemaster's post as I have friend in OZ that describes things the same way, and as I have watched several games, and to play that game you need to be a bit loose in the mind

Now about that comet kit I don't remember mine being in color just red on a white box, but they were great fun.

Cheers Bob T

Seems like a fair description of the role of a scrum-half in a rugby team to me. It must be the American sense of humour! .
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Originally Posted by H5487


Donnyman, you couldn't leave it alone, could you? You couldn't just smile, nod, and walk away could you? You just HAD to ask him what he was talking about, didn't you?



All kidding aside, THAT is waaaaayyyy cool!!!

Harvey

Just couldn't resist!
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Originally Posted by Telemaster Sales UK
Seems like a fair description of the role of a scrum-half in a rugby team to me. It must be the American sense of humour! .
There are TWO "U"s in Humor? Craap! I'vee been spelleing it wrong aall of theesee yeaars!

Have a nice weekend!

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BTW: What do Brits do on July 4th? Dance and sing "Good Riddance"?

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[QUOTE=H5487;12230150]There are TWO "U"s in Humor?


There are in the UK! We make a great fuss about getting children to spell properly and I was second-best boy at spelling in my school. Curse you John Royle! However, spelling was not standardised until 1870 when compulsory primary education was introduced, 110 years after the Prussians! Shakespeare used to spell his name in lots of different ways.

As for 4th July, I used to live in quite a bohemian district of Shrewsbury, and an American had washed up there.He was very popular. Every 4th July we held a barbeque and he would wear a Stars and Stripes bow tie!
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Originally Posted by Telemaster Sales UK
Seems like a fair description of the role of a scrum-half in a rugby team to me. It must be the American sense of humour! .
Telemaster Naaa it just the way my mind works as I think I am good at mental pictures from descriptions and when I was young wiper snapper I tried to see the funny or good things that people did or said, but some times others did not like my attitude , hence I was deemed a smart a#$$, and I love to read your posts

Ps what is a scrum-half, my friend in OZ sent me a list of sayings called OZ-101, with a lot of British things added at the end

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Back to airplanes if any one is interested my current build is bashing a BALSA_USA J-3 1/4 kit to a semi scale supper cub, much fun doing some of the details.

Cheers Bob T
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Originally Posted by rt3232
Ps what is a scrum-half, my friend in OZ sent me a list of sayings called OZ-101, with a lot of British things added at the end

Cheers Bob T

Oh Gawd, somebody went and opened up that can-o-worms again!



Harvey

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This old timer finally got up the courage to try the P-51 on a short field. WOOHOO! What a blast that plane is. I finally landed it without plopping it on its nose.
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Welcome to the home of Morton Radial Engine enthusiasts everywhere. I would like to dedicate this site to my friend Bruce. Bruce Satra made a hobby of creating castings centered around the entire line of Morton engines. Bruce has since passed away and it has taken some time for me to come up to speed on the casting and manufacturing process. We have began building parts and castings for the M1 and M5. In time we will build parts and castings for the other Morton engines.
WWW.VERNALENGINEERING.COM
Our Two-Fold Mission:

1 – Keep the memory of Bruce and his love for the Morton engines alive by providing a website dedicated to the hobbyist, enthusiast and supporter of the Morton engines.
2 – We would like to open up this website to anyone that would like to contribute to the Morton legacy. This can be done in a number of ways:
a – If you currently build parts for the Morton or any other small RC engine and would like an outlet to sell your product let us know and we will promote it and sell it on this site.
b – If you would like to share your skills in building the engines, molds and fixtures to the world wide web, let us know and if approved we will display the information, videos and images on this site. This would be a “how to” section of the site.
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hope you old timers will appreciate seeing old model engines coming back with major power improvements!
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The old time glow and ignition engines were really something and I'll bet would improve their performance with modern manufacturing methods and tighter tolerances. That said I remember and old friend Ron Ford who recounted the story of a couple of hobbyists who attempted to run a glow engine with liquid Oxygen. He said to say the engine screamed is an understatement, its a wonder the prop didn't shatter. The head glowed a bright orange and not long after take off the engine exploded like a fragmentation grenade just a few feet off the ground. Needless to say that ended the experiment!
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
The head glowed a bright orange and not long after take off the engine exploded like a fragmentation grenade just a few feet off the ground. Needless to say that ended the experiment!
That's why they use it in liquid fueled rockets, along wit a few other volatile liquids


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[QUOTE=FlyerInOKC;12230773]...That said I remember and old friend Ron Ford who recounted the story of a couple of hobbyists who attempted to run a glow engine with liquid Oxygen... /QUOTE]

That LOX would have been the oxidizer; did your friend know what the fuel was?
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All you need to make heat with LOX is a hot glow plug and it will burn seen a lot of safty stuff when I worked on the Apollo program.

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I haven't a clue if anything but LOX was used, he didn't say on way or the other.
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Liquid oxygen is definitly the oxidizer, we used a lot of it in the A.Force. It is not something to be played with and will violently reaction with almost anything it can mix with and will freeze everything else. special precautions were taken to assure when LOX was loaded on board a aircraft that the over run did not fall on the ground because if it hit the tar between the concrete it would explode. similar to what killed three of our astronauts at the cape. we quick froze many mice with a fast dip.

I trust your holiday was a good one!
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Was scanning my files and ran up on this, thought it might bring back some memories.
mine were reeds for the Orbit 8 channel setup I purchased with a Astro hog.
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We had a barbeque at the club house this afternoon to get rid of the food we didn't cook last time.



We even managed to get in a little flying in the afternoon!
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BBQ and flying; great activities.Those loaves of bread look mouth watering.


I've resigned myself to the fact I will not be flying for a few months. I have too many projects I need to finish. Today was a perfect flying day. Cloud cover blocking the hot sun and no wind. But no flying for me. Just work. I managed to work on my current build a bit. Then I setup my tools to cut some steel. Just another welding project. While I was at it, I cut up some old mower blades. I use the small pieces for weight when I am building. For my current build, I needed more cut up stock so I got that out of the way. I'll clean them up, weigh them and mark the weight.


I made a wing jig to build this wing. The build is coming along pretty good but it is a slow build. I put it all together to see what it may look like. Tomorrow I drive to the big city for Titebond II glue and Fiberglass cloth and anything else I may see at the LHS. Drives to the big city is a break from work around the homestead.
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The floral display was made up out of weeds found in the hedgerow by Nanou, the lady on the right of the picture. It's wonderful what you can do when you have the imagination. We had four different types of sausages, pork and two salads washed down by excellent Bordeaux and Rhone Valley wines, bread and cheese, creme brulee and coffee.

It was a very warm day, shame that it was a bit windy later on. You could fly but it wasn't particularly enjoyable. Bertrand, on the left in the checked shirt, lost his glider by allowing it to fly too high. A search party went out but couldn't find it.

We could do with a drop of rain here.

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wow, nice clubhouse! Our's consists of a canopy, when the person who owns it is there. On the left is a farm field with corn, on the right, a hayfield, with trucks. directly across from us is another hayfield, but we do have a 25 MPH windsock, so when it blows straight out, you know you have a good wind. Behind us is a gravel pit with a deep pond, so if you forget to set your parking brake and dont have it in park, well, lets just say, you will have a very bad day, week, or month depending on how long it takes to pull it out of the pond and then have to deal with the insurance company.
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Hi guys our little club had a BBQ the saturday after the selses ( longest day of the year) great fun and just a nice breeze, our field is a challenge, as it is a triangle 20 ft pine trees along both sides but we have about 700 ft grass runway I if interested see Rich valley Radio control club. any way when I fly my T/F G/S Corsair or my P47 you really have to pay attention on landings, we also fly "wild hogs" as a combat much fun the delta's don't like to get bumped we also have farm fields on three sides and a hi way along one leg it can get a bit tidus

That my story for tonite

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Originally Posted by rt3232
Back to airplanes if any one is interested my current build is bashing a BALSA_USA J-3 1/4 kit to a semi scale supper cub, much fun doing some of the details.

Cheers Bob T
been meaning to send this to you I truly enjoy a good set of drawings, these are good!
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Those are nice drawing Donny!

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