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Old 05-18-2015, 11:21 AM
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This is NOT the time of year or the week for that matter, to have a roof leak!
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
This is NOT the time of year or the week for that matter, to have a roof leak!
I got lucky and got the repairs done during a lull in the rain. like we are having right now ( it won't last)

Been trying to get up to my shop to do more sanding but my A.T&T telephone line is humming big time for ten days now and i am getting all my calls on my cell phone which I do not like to use other than staying in touch with my wife, and several doctors offices is trying to stay in touch with me so i am having one hell of a time.
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61 I Guess I Qualify? Finished Project I Started around XMAS! Video of Malfuntion on You Tube Shaft's to Hard for Set Screws to Bite @ Base! Drilling Dimple to Hold weight of Wing,Battery,80amp Red Brick ESC & Typhoon Motor! Contacts worked Great! It will Fly Next Time Out! Wings Seem Tail Heavy in Video But, Balanced @ Chord Line! When Shaft Dropped 1/2" It affected Angle of Wing !Pitch! Charles Glazebrook utube & Twitter rotate1953
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Old 05-22-2015, 09:16 AM
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I am getting things accomplished but I still have a long way to go. A.T&T finally showed up and my phone are on line again it required the connector box be replaced, the repairman was from my home town in N.Y.

Progress was made on my motorhome also and I have just a small amout of wiring to accomplish so the steps will function manually (rocker switch) then it's back on the road but I am noticeing wiring damage from mice...they also chewed through the fuel line on my mower. I feed them now.

Been sanding on the stang. and it seems like it will never end, filling in the dings and such is tedious. I cannot make up my mind about using metal tape as part of the covering process so I am prepping the surfaces as if to paint, I will probably do both. right now it is in the ugly stage filling and sanding small spots is taking a lot of time. I've read tons of material on how all this is done but doing it is a whole other thing, preppin the edges and corners is something one has to pay attention to. When sanding small patches one has to be careful not to the sand through elsewhere. to put it simply I am not as good at this as I thought. my knowledge/experience base is increasing for sure.
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Old 05-22-2015, 11:08 PM
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Re-kitted a .90 size Extra 300. Know how my flying season is going to go.---Just one too many turns in a flat spin and ya know the rest.?. Oh well, rebuild her. I got my Caps and a Koas to fly while I rebuild. The things we do for love...LOL...Oh yeah, my ol' sweetheart, Ace 4-40. Thought I saw tears coming from the exhaust.!!.

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Rekitting is just another way to make room in the hanger!
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Rekitting is just another way to make room in the hanger!
Amen!
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Hi Everyone. I have this model I am trying to figure out who the manufacture was or if it's worth anything before I go and do something crazy like build it. Can anyone offer information on what it is I have?

Thanks for the help.

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Neat! That has got to be an oldie just looking at the engine sizes!
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Gotta tell ya, I'm a builder - if it can fly and I can get it I'll build it. This, however, I think I'd want to research it more before I did anything at all with it. I've been flying C/L since 1955 and I've never seen anything like this one. Any kind of documentation with this plane at all?

Cool plane!
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Originally Posted by skylark-flier
Gotta tell ya, I'm a builder - if it can fly and I can get it I'll build it. This, however, I think I'd want to research it more before I did anything at all with it. I've been flying C/L since 1955 and I've never seen anything like this one. Any kind of documentation with this plane at all?

Cool plane!

Plus 1. Been flying since 1952 and never saw this one. Spelling of "aluminium" suggests English?
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Looking at the bottom of the pic there's a plastic bag with a name that looks like Budeka. If so, that's a Lithuanian name. Can't read the other printing on that bag but that might be a place to start.

One other item of note - it IS a control-line model.

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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Neat! That has got to be an oldie just looking at the engine sizes!
Hi FlyerInOKC. I received some information from AMA that indicates it is dated back to the late forties. I do have the motor for it also NIB.
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Hi skylark-flier. The only documentation that I received with the kit is the building plan.
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Hi FlyerInOKC. I received some information from AMA that indicates it is dated back to the late forties. I do have the motor for it also NIB.
The "P" (pursuit) designation changed to "F" (fighter) after the USAF was formed in 1947. so the kit may have been produced after that?
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Now comes the question will you build it or save it?
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Originally Posted by spaceworm
The "P" (pursuit) designation changed to "F" (fighter) after the USAF was formed in 1947. so the kit may have been produced after that?
Roy Clough designed the 1955 Sheet Metal Suzie, plan here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=3436759 It is very possible that it is a late 1940's to sometime 1950's kit.

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Now comes the question will you build it or save it?
It seems to be a rare one and a collector item. Finding the right buyer may be a task, I am no collector, but I imagine it is probably worth at least a couple hundred bucks. However the greater value is to that of the owner, and I would not want to sway him one way or another. I think it would be neat to see a photo of it assembled and ready to fly, even more precious a video of it flying.
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I have never flown control line and given the age of this one, I will save it for the time being.
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Here is a photo of the one AMA has in their museum Looks awesome.
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Originally Posted by snoop420
I have never flown control line and given the age of this one, I will save it for the time being.
My heart says save; gut says have fun and fly...Hmmmmmm
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Already second guessed myself! Save it. Yeah, save it.
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I've got a Comet 54" Wing Span Aeronca Cheif High Wing,Rubber band Powered,R/C? Is it worth Anything? If Not I May Use the Wings from the Kit for Electric S.R.W Rotarywing! A Few degrees UP Pitch & It would have Lifted Neg. Pitch Overpowerd servos! Making Better Mixing Arms! Lost 4lbs of Oak,3' Steel Round stock,4 Mags & Rubber Tires,Steering servo & Linkage! Oak Axles weigh about as Much as a Baseball Bat! also Removed Boat wrap from Wings! It's Heavy Stuff! See Video of 2nd Time out! 1st time Collar slipped Too much up Pitch 2nd Neg. for Autorotation Held Neg. Pitch. See My Video Here or on You Tube! 3rd. Time's a Charm! It Will Fly I Know It! Batteries Bought around xmas Have Never been Charged & 1 Shorted out when a Friend got Plug wires on Wing Mixed up 4 seconds of Smoke Must @ Least be LOW! Video Shows It Has Potential!
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Started flying model aircraft in the 50's with the old profile control line planes. Now I after all this time I have gravitated back to the 30-50's designs in R.C. & find I am bring home more intact models from a day at the field. My builds can be seen in my galleries.
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Originally Posted by mortyspals
Started flying model aircraft in the 50's with the old profile control line planes. Now I after all this time I have gravitated back to the 30-50's designs in R.C. & find I am bring home more intact models from a day at the field. My builds can be seen in my galleries.
Nice gallery Morty! Those old timers are true classics. I love the 4 panel wing designs I built one from a kit early in my modelling career and love it!

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Thanks Mike, building them keeps an old Rail Road jasper busy in the winter, & joyful flying them in the warmer months. God Bless, Neal

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