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Old 07-27-2023, 05:17 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
I would point out Kathryn Hepburn and several other ladies went flying with Howard Hughes in evening wear.
Yes but they weren't the pilot were they!
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Originally Posted by Telemaster Sales UK
Yes but they weren't the pilot were they!
Howard would let them take the controls and fly the airplane.
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Old 07-29-2023, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Telemaster Sales UK
I bought a Barbie doll in the local entraide or charity shop for 10 centimes yesterday. She will do as a pilot for my Auster but she is wearing an evening dress. I know a couturiere. She will be able to make some more appropriate clothing for her. I need to have a couple of trousers altered to suit my little Welsh legs anyway!
It is now time for Barbie's 50th year anniversary reunion. You need a period correct Barbie.


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Old 07-30-2023, 12:57 PM
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My all time favourite belly lander.
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Old 08-03-2023, 02:35 AM
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I expect I've told you about my late best friend and former lead guitarist, Michael Harker who died of leukaemia on 11th September 2002. He was only 53. He was not an aeromodeller but he was very handy and very keen on flight, holding a private pilot's licence and shares in a Druine Turbulent. As leukaemia took its toll he became less and less active and one day he asked me to recommend a suitable radio controlled model aircraft for him to build. I suggested a number of simple beginners' models but these were not for him. For him it had to be a scale model. He chose the Flying Flea!

The Flying Flea was designed by a Frenchman, Henri Mignet in the 1930s. It had no ailerons or elevator. The wingtips curved upwards to impart a degree of dihedral to the wing and pitch control was provided by a wing which pivoted up and down! The aeroplane was steered by the rudder. The model was designed by Bob Wright and the plan is available on The Outerzone.

After Michael died his widow gave me a box with most of the parts beautifully cut out. Twenty-one years have past since then and at last I have the time to build the model. I have the plan and the build article from the "Radio Modeller." I've spent the last couple of days cutting the spars to size and this evening's task will be to steam the balsa and fit everything to the jig which Michael had made.

If anyone has built one of these please feel free to comment. I flew one at the Cocklebarrow Vintage Fly-In several years ago, it flew like a trainer, but I've never built one. It's going to be a challenge!



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Old 08-03-2023, 04:17 AM
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Might I suggest a larger photo size so use old timers can see the details?
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That curved spar seems a challenge, maybe a curved cardboard jig to ease assembly.
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Might I suggest a larger photo size so use old timers can see the details?
I believe that there is a limit to the size of picture I can post on this website but I'll try the original size.

Those appear to be the same. Sorry, not much good with computers!



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It's probably a resolution issue. The finer the quality the more pixels which translates to larger sizes. This is the reason I use my old tried and true Panasonic camera I have had for over a decade.
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Might I suggest a piece of PVC pipe. Use ammonia, and let them set for a couple of days. You'll need a cap for both ends of the pipe, because the wood will want to float.
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On 31st August 2021 I started building a Pegasus models "Mystic" for my Laser 155. By 13th December I'd just about finished the basic structure, see picture below. It has remained in that state to this day!

A few months ago I decided that I was not going to live long enough to build all of my projects so I sold several and prioritised finishing off a DB Sport & Scale Auster which has been cluttering up my workshop for at least ten years and finishing the Flying Flea referred to above. Progress on the Auster has stalled until my couturiere has made pilot Barbie some more appropriate clothing and work on the Flying Flea will start again on Monday when the main spars will have taken their set. I hope!

Last Thursday my Belgian friend Frans came round to work on his Peter Russell STOL. Frans's building has improved greatly over the last year and he noticed that he'd built a twist into the nose of the model so he decided to take the model home and sort it out. So what did we do? We stripped the covering from the fuselage of an old patternship, a Dave Smith Models "Aero Star" which I'd bought years ago on eBay!

So now I've four incomplete projects on the go at the same time and a BE2 to recommision and a Baron to repair! Is it just me or is anybody else like that?

Must close. Going to the Gueret club's fly-in later today.

PS. The short kit of my much vaunted 1/4 scale Fokker triplane waits patiently under my work bench But I'm not going to start on that until I've finished these!







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Looks like you are going to be a very busy bee very soon.
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Commiserations to supporters of the American Women's Football (Soccer) Team. The USA lost 5-4 on penalties to Sweden in the FIFA Women's World Cup.

The English are still in it and play Nigeria tomorrow. Jamaica play Colombia on Tuesday. If both England and Jamaica win, they will play each other in the quarter finals.

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Matching Solartex and overalls at the Gueret club's fly-in yesterday.
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Old 08-07-2023, 02:21 AM
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Nice picture don't you think.



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The English Women's Football Team beat the Nigerians on penalties so are through to the next round. The Nigerian girls played very well and England were below par. I hope "we" meet the Jamaican's in the next round Karolh.
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Looks like you had a fun time flying! Good luck to the English Ladies team!
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Go Reggae Girlz!
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Oh no! The Reggae Girlz lost 1-0 to Colombia.

"We'll" see whether "we" can avenge that defeat on Saturday.
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Post a pic of yourself My memory ain't what it used to be. thanks for the message I haven't text anyone for quite a while I have been very busy searching for a home, doctor visits and watching repairmen install siding while trying to sell off as much stuff as I can, not being able to get around or climb a ladder really cramps my style.

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It's good to see someone getting some flight time I haven't had time to think of flying

Karolh...... good to know your still with us!

GOD bless one and all!
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Good see you back online Donny! How is the cancer fight and home search coming along?
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Hi Donny,

Many thanks! I only have one picture of myself. That's an '07 BMW R1200RT.
Miss riding but I don't miss dodging idiots playing with their phones.



Have a great day!

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Im not 50+, I just wanted to say yall old school community are awesome. When I saw them ripping around in the sky by the Iola old car grounds. That was the very well groomed runway. Local nitro flyer spot. Id ride my bike there every week when they got together.
just to watch was awesome. To see the different models that took flight.
The regulars even brought a two radio trainer and taught me how. With as much grass cutting money I could get they all brought components and we built my own. Life goes by too fast but Im currently refurbishing that plane and look forward to my son being able to take flight. Hes going to learn on a nitro first.
thank you all part of the hobby community.
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