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Old 12-05-2022, 04:11 PM
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Something I thought this crowd might enjoy. This VK Cherokee has some sentimental value to me since it came from the shop of one of the first people to make me welcome at the local flying field. Wilbert had to move to assisted living and several of us helped his wife clear out his shop. I don't know its history but the model looked like it had been sitting framed up but uncovered for 40 years. I had to replace the vertical fin where it had warped leaning against the wall but the rest of the plane was pretty sound and the glue joints were good. I got lucky when I spotted the control surfaces in a box of parts. I'm in the process of finishing it with Koverall and dope. I wanted to drop a Veco .61 in it but the beam and plate mounted engine and built in nose gear block didn't leave quite enough room. I expect some of the 3-D boys at the field will have a cow over the rubber bands on the wing but installing wing bolts would require stripping a lot of the sheeting off of the center section.
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Old 12-06-2022, 12:28 AM
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Morning Donny,

Unfortunately I have already ordered a gyro from a French supplier, however, I dream of building a 1/4 scale Fokker Triplane and from what I' ve heard a gyro would be most useful on that aircraft, so I will take you up on your offer. I use a Spektrum radio if that makes any difference. I already have the plan, the wood and the engine for the model all I need to do is to finish the construction of two models, to repair four others and then I can start to build the Dr1. Then again that damaged Calmato abandoned in the club house looks too tempting for words!

All the best

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Old 12-09-2022, 03:37 PM
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Interesting discussion between George Carlin and Dick Cavett 30 years ago.

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Old 12-09-2022, 03:44 PM
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I sure miss George!
Old 12-10-2022, 01:11 AM
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We miss George also; had the pleasure of seeing perform in Phoenix, [front row seats even], a long time ago.

+ miss a few of the other old Greats': Jackie Vernon, Rodney Dangerfield, Buddy Hackett and Mort Saul.

Our current favs are: Jay Leno and Jim Jeffries.

A lot of the new comics to me are just not funny, too much foul language and off color stuff.

But your George video; as Bob Hope used to sing, 'Thax for the Memories'. Happy Holidays Upcoming to Everyone,

Joe and Shirley Nagy, Wickenburg, Arizona.
Old 12-10-2022, 07:17 AM
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I loved Jackie Mason and Moms Mabley too.
Old 12-10-2022, 07:33 AM
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Today, I like watching the Dry Bar Comedy channel in YouTube. Brad Upton, Dennis Gaxiola and Anjela Johnson are a few of my favorites.
Old 12-10-2022, 08:06 AM
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I need to check that out!
Old 12-10-2022, 08:35 AM
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Another one of my favorites on the Dry Bar Comedy channel is Jeff Allen, example:

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Old 12-10-2022, 08:47 AM
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My favorite comedian is Ken Davis:
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Old 12-10-2022, 09:57 AM
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Of the American comedians, I like Dave Chappelle myself.
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Both those guys are funny!
Old 12-10-2022, 10:30 AM
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Jeff Allen, brilliant!

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Old 12-11-2022, 07:24 AM
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I cannot offer any assistance about these units I have never used gyros. They may be too old to be of use. They await your response.
Old 12-11-2022, 03:29 PM
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That's a pretty early gyro, Donny. They have come a long ways since that one was made. I had a Kraft as my first experence with a gyro. There are a number of downsides to those early gyros.

First, I'm pretty sure that one was still of the mechanical type, meaning that I had a little spinning wheel inside. Those types were heavy, ate current like mad, and were very subject to engine vibration. All the newer gyros are solid state and have built-in circuits to filter out engine vibration. They use next to nothing in the way of current.

The other thing to know is that the Kraft gyro was for stabilization of yaw only. Almost all of the modern gyros are three channel, meaning that they stabilize yaw, pitch and roll all in one little unit. And the sensitivity is adjustable for each axis.

Modern gyros are so cheap and capable today that you might as well get an inexpensive modern one. My current favorite is the Hitec HG3XA, which costs about $30 new. That gyro is a snap to set up and highly reliable.

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Old 12-12-2022, 06:08 AM
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Those gyros were amongst things I have collected over the years, I have no idea of their age or usefulness.

I have no use for them and thought I would make them available to someone else.
Old 12-12-2022, 06:41 AM
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Donny pm sent.
Old 12-13-2022, 07:57 AM
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To one and all my best to you with the hope and wishes for a merry CHRISTmas and happy new year.

I saw that scientist can produce a nuclear reaction (fusion) with the use of lasers without any fallout or ill effects If this is true the production of power for mankind has just taken a giant leap at a much lower cost. Properly utilized we all will see a better future and electric cars ETC. will take over. the reduction in pollution alone is exciting.

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Old 12-14-2022, 04:08 AM
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I wish everybody who uses this forum a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2023.

Blue skies and calm winds.



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Old 12-14-2022, 05:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Telemaster Sales UK View Post
I wish everybody who uses this forum a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2023.

Blue skies and calm winds.
Back at you David!
Old 12-14-2022, 04:21 PM
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Merry Christmas to all!!!
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Merry Christmas to all!!!
And to you too!
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Old 12-16-2022, 10:04 AM
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Every year, on the Sunday before Christmas, my village, Méasnes in the north of La Creuse, France, holds a lunch for residents over the age of seventy. I have not been invited in previous years because my name was not on the voters' list but I've got an invite for next Sunday.

One advantage of getting old I suppose!
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Originally Posted by Telemaster Sales UK View Post
Every year, on the Sunday before Christmas, my village, Méasnes in the north of La Creuse, France, holds a lunch for residents over the age of seventy. I have not been invited in previous years because my name was not on the voters' list but I've got an invite for next Sunday.

One advantage of getting old I suppose!
Does this mean you been sneaking in and voting in local elections?
Old 12-16-2022, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
Does this mean you been sneaking in and voting in local elections?
Dunno. I have French residency status but do not know whether I am entitled to vote. I know a Scottish couple who live in Saintes, he builds and flies model aeroplanes. They succeeded in obtaining French citizenship which is a much longer and more bureaucratic process than applying for residency status. They are entitled to vote. I wouldn't vote in a French election anyway. The government of France is something for the French people to decide.

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