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Old 04-13-2020, 08:02 AM
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Regular at Costco is $1.13, a few other places $1.19. Diesel $2.20, the station I normally go to across the border hasn't been updated recently so I don't know what they are, but they were the lowest for a while. Would be nice to take a long drive, sit back and let the engine purr for a while.
Old 04-14-2020, 04:33 AM
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Gentlemen,

The Big Guff Build.

After 54 weeks since I started to build it, the last piece of wood has been glued into place! Time for a celebration!


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Old 04-14-2020, 05:08 AM
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Aww you were just winging it, right! ")
Old 04-14-2020, 05:56 AM
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I see you looted the wine cellar for a celebratory glass of white wine!
Old 04-14-2020, 09:35 PM
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Hi guys, I am about to start building a 60 size GP Ultra sport that I picked up a few years back. I was going to sell it but decided that I need to build it and finish it in about months time or so. The other day I went through the kit aand noticed that the previous owner had marked the some major parts with a black sharpie. So once I start building it I will have to find a way to cover it up as some of it will show up through the covering. Then I found out that it is missing the pre shaped leading edge and trailing edges for one of the wing sections. So if any one out there has a wing kit for this airplane or has this part please let me know and I will buy it. I took out the plans and measured these pieces and ordered some balsa wood from Balsa USA. I decided to try UltraCote model airplane covering for the first time and purchased that the otherday. I will be powering this with anOS Max 65 AX that I got at a swap meet last year. I found out later that the muffler mounts has two cracks in it.I am going to drill these out just a little and fix these cracks with JB WELD. Then once that is cured I will drill it out and see if that holds then I wont have to buy a new glow engine for the airplane. I am also going to mount to two servos in the wing for the ailerons as I think is a better option for this airplane.
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Old 04-15-2020, 05:07 AM
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Hey Michael I sure hope you do a building thread. I hope this helps I found one place still making preshaped balsa leading edge as well as the usual varieties of trailing edge, here is a link if it helps.

Balsa Conventional and Symmetrical Leading Edges, Trailing Edges, & Ailerons -- Specialized Balsa Wood, LLC

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Old 04-15-2020, 07:49 AM
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Hi Mike, appreciate the link and I will look at this site I am still thinking about posting this project on the kit build section!
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I like using pre-shaped leading edge but my LHS didn't have it and now they are gone so I did some searching. I still have sanding bars up to 44" if I have to shape them myself.
Old 04-15-2020, 09:24 AM
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SIG may have it too.
Old 04-15-2020, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii View Post
SIG may have it too.
I checked the first I didn't see anything on their website. Their stock is not it what it was years ago then again neither is the hobby.
Old 04-15-2020, 11:00 AM
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Telemaster, here's something you may not have seen yet, published yesterday. Seems pensioners (retirees) have all sorts of ways to get themselves into a little bit of a bind, the French not excepting. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/0...irement_jolly/
I wonder what the ride ended up causing the pensioner's former employer after that little screw up?!
My guess is that probably very little if nothing. The military made the decision, not the contractor, he only asked, he can't force them. The military could have said no. Most of the time, nothing would have happened if he had been properly strapped into the aircraft where he felt the security of the seat belt system holding him firmly to the chair back and with a properly secured helmet that wasn't flopping around.

Stuff like this happens when people let their guards down, no matter the organization involved. The good is that the pensioner made the ordeal alive without serious injury. The pilot was able to bring the aircraft and himself safely home with aircraft suffering minor damages. That incident will probably be classroom material for safety for a good while.
Old 04-15-2020, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by GallopingGhostler View Post
My guess is that probably very little if nothing. The military made the decision, not the contractor, he only asked, he can't force them. The military could have said no. Most of the time, nothing would have happened if he had been properly strapped into the aircraft where he felt the security of the seat belt system holding him firmly to the chair back and with a properly secured helmet that wasn't flopping around.

Stuff like this happens when people let their guards down, no matter the organization involved. The good is that the pensioner made the ordeal alive without serious injury. The pilot was able to bring the aircraft and himself safely home with aircraft suffering minor damages. That incident will probably be classroom material for safety for a good while.
My guess even the depends got a workout that day!!!!!!!
Old 04-15-2020, 12:19 PM
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I saw the story made CNN a day or so ago.
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I found the sellar and sent them an email on ebay an I just got an email from some saying that something was mailed to me yesterday but reply from the sellar very strange. My wife says them mush have found it and put aside to mail it me later so we shall see.
Old 04-15-2020, 11:48 PM
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Have any of you "social media" users seen the footage of the Russian guy determined not to let the lock down prevent him from flying? He lives in a Soviet era flat in some Russian big city and he launches an electric powered foam model out of his kitchen window. It's quite a big model about 1.5 metres (5 ft) in the wingspan based on the Russian Po2/U2 biplane trainer. He puts it through all sorts of aerobatics before catching it and taking it inside. Very skillful flying. Perhaps someone with superior IT skills than me could transfer it to this thread.


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Old 04-16-2020, 03:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Propworn View Post
My guess even the depends got a workout that day!!!!!!!
I guess that all Depends!

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[....] footage of the Russian guy [....] in a Soviet era flat in some Russian big city and he launches an electric powered foam model out of his kitchen window [....] based on the Russian Po2/U2 biplane trainer. [....] Very skillful flying. Perhaps someone with superior IT skills than me could transfer it to this thread.
Which social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)? If Facebook, group it was posted in? Need better details to locate post, guy's name, city, etc. With these social medias they seem to control content based on locale, and what is available in UK may not show up in US without some searching.

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Old 04-16-2020, 05:27 AM
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The post was in "Balsa Model Aircraft Builders" on Facebook. It was shared by Steve Robbins and Tod Bennett. It may have been in other groups too. I'll investigate. The model he's flying isn't balsa but it's still worth watching!
Old 04-16-2020, 05:56 AM
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That is one strange group. Balsa, but way too many people post about foam and non balsa, then brag about assembling an arf.
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Originally Posted by acdii View Post
That is one strange group. Balsa, but way too many people post about foam and non balsa, then brag about assembling an arf.
Yeah, they think if they assemble an ARF they are a builder.

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Old 04-16-2020, 06:42 AM
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Occasionally one comes up, and I can't help myself.



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Old 04-16-2020, 07:01 AM
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I looked, went back 5 days, but did not find that video. The group has over a million members. Wonder if post was deleted because it was off-topic. I don't spend much time in that group any more because with so many members, many comments are plain goofy. The forums here are a lot more civil.
Old 04-16-2020, 07:08 AM
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Aint that the truth. I find very little of what is posted to be useful. The Top Flite group though has been very useful.
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I am a member of "Balsa Model Aircraft Builders Association". There is another that I am not a member of, "Balsa Model Aircraft Builders Association/Group", so may be in that group was the Russian video, Telemaster?

RC Universe does not permit posting of Facebook links, I just tried and they are stripped out from my post. The only way I know of is to use a Facebook video download plug-in with your browser (I use Firefox), post that video in YouTube, then give the link here.

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Old 04-16-2020, 07:39 AM
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Sorry I cannot understand your instructions but the video is on Facebook "Balsa Model Aircraft Builders Association." It was uploaded, if that's the correct term,on 14th April. The model is not balsa and it has been assembled rather than built but it's still an amusing video and a cheeky response to the lockdown. Steve Robbins and Tod Bennett shared the post.

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Old 04-16-2020, 07:42 AM
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Yeah, it posted in the email, but not here,


htt://www.facebook.com/100002151243227/videos/3005258472889165/UzpfSTUwMjMzMDY2OToyNjU0ODE4NDI4MDk1MjE4/

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