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Old 12-04-2023, 07:48 AM
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she went together fast! working on the 2nd one now. scratch building 3 of them. still need to mount the engine on this one and shape the nose. more pics coming soon.
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#10 started.... this one will have a foam wing. as you can see. still lots of work left. the tail is not complete. everything's is just slitting there. #11 coming soon with a all wood wing










Old 12-11-2023, 06:35 AM
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what will you use to adhere the wood skin to the foam wing?
Old 12-11-2023, 06:37 AM
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your building skills are better than MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-11-2023, 06:39 AM
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Have an ARF for sale??????????
Old 12-11-2023, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by flyingmachine
what will you use to adhere the wood skin to the foam wing?
using Gorilla Glue for the foam wing. no ARF for sale sorry. im scratch building 3 flying machines right now. me my Dad and my brother. after that i might keep building them? will see how things go.
Old 12-11-2023, 07:09 AM
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this is Richard Hoffman from FB, we chat there ! I just got a NIB FM and posted it maybe couple weeks ago but dont wanna build it, flying a hotts .40 now and have a really nice hot pink FM a buddy built me years ago, flew right off the board straight as an arrow. Working on my super hotts now and just installed a NIB .61 FS because the pump .61 that was on it started leaking from the rear and i could not get a needle tune on it.

LOVE THE FM man!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I remember maybe 10 years ago they tried to ARF the FM but it didnt happen, was it CONDOR ????

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Originally Posted by flyingmachine
this is Richard Hoffman from FB, we chat there ! I just got a NIB FM and posted it maybe couple weeks ago but dont wanna build it, flying a hotts .40 now and have a really nice hot pink FM a buddy built me years ago, flew right off the board straight as an arrow. Working on my super hotts now and just installed a NIB .61 FS because the pump .61 that was on it started leaking from the rear and i could not get a needle tune on it.

LOVE THE FM man!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I remember maybe 10 years ago they tried to ARF the FM but it didnt happen, was it CONDOR ????
Whats up Richard! post some pics of that hot pink Flying Machine!! yeah im not to sure about that ARF FM. It looked week! ill stick with the original design. strong and hand built.
Old 12-11-2023, 08:59 AM
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OK, the pink one is in bagged storage, Ill make it happen
Old 12-11-2023, 10:13 AM
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If you ever decide to sell them as an ARF, or even as an ARC, I'd be interested in buying one.
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Old 12-12-2023, 12:00 PM
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took the foam wing and cut out the servo bays. added some spruce for the servo hatch's getting ready to add some wood......



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you got my money if ya ever have time to build my kit

ill cover and rig it
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Old 02-09-2024, 08:55 AM
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#10 is all framed up. Dub Jett 50 is going on this one. i had this foam wing from a FM kit i build prob 16 years ago and never used it. figured id us it on this build.














Old 02-09-2024, 09:07 AM
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#11 has been started! almost complete with the fuse. started the wood wing last night. I'm soooo close to have all 3 framed up. i cut and added a peace of ply on top and bottom of the elevator for more support for the Dub Jett POWER! #11 has a Rossi 40 gold head. should fly pretty awesome!












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And for mine #9 i went with a O.S 46SF on a tune pipe and header. here's a couple pics of the engine installed and the nose built.



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Fantastic work!
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Old 02-12-2024, 06:20 AM
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Built my Dad's wing over the weekend. #11.... just needs the nose and canopy built.














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perfection
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Old 02-14-2024, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Condor060
I have been contacting East RC for 3 months about the Flying Machine. I was told via e-mail that the production was scheduled a few weeks out. Now they say there is no production date available and it could be sometime next year. They have other projects that have to be completed before the Flying Machine will get off the ground.
I have to say I am very disappointed. I flew with Don and the Cloud Dancers late 70s through early 80s and this is the only plane of its kind. I have several friends that want one and from this thread it appears a few more are eager to purchase. I spoke with Don last week and he can’t get an answer as to production dates either.
Come on guys. What does it take to get this going. How many orders do you need to complete this task or is there something else in the way. I realize economic times are tough right now but it would seem this is a pretty popular aircraft and if you guys have the exclusive on the model it should turn numbers fairly quickly. I will purchase 3 and I know of a few more in my club that want the FM. I don’t have a clue as to how many pre-orders there are but I would be more than happy to help generate additional orders if this is the answer.
How can we get this bird in the air?
Iíll like to purchase this
Old 02-14-2024, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Shepherdboyy1
Iíll like to purchase this
good luck on that... it never happened. just buy the planes and scratch build you one.
Old 02-14-2024, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Shepherdboyy1
Iíll like to purchase this
I'd like to see you purchase the manufacturing, distribution, and sales rights to the Flying Machine so a bunch of us on here would be able to buy an ARF version that was done correctly.
Old 02-18-2024, 08:54 AM
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This is the most fun thing on the internet in years; way-to-go building three at once and thanks for sharing pictures -
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