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Old 03-04-2020, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Flypast111 View Post
U-Control Line FLYERS never die
So very true.
Old 03-05-2020, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Fleece3 View Post
Don't know about the dizziness, However, that is a beautiful plane that you are holding in you avatar!!! What is it?
I think anyone over 50 needs an airplane name Bi-Slob or Bislob because it flies slowly yet is fully maneuverable - only control-line plane I've ever seen hovering yet pull out of the hover with a loop, outside loop and vertical eight. It flys best with a .25 sized engine.
Old 03-06-2020, 05:48 PM
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Default Dizziness - Model Planes, U Control

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I knew how to fly but was pretty easily dizzied.
When we were kids we got so dizzy we would fall down after landing. Kinda a playful fall to fully express our dizziness. The dizziness went away with more flying time

We also started flying inverted to "unwind" so to speak. We would fly LOTS of loops and maneuvers so that we were not constantly going round and round

Sometimes we would walk in a small circle instead of just pivoting around


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Tower UPROAR
Tower Hobby Uproar kit that I built in 2015. Powered by a Magnum .46. Funny thing is, I thought it would be a fast build but pretty much spent 9 months on it. Thanks

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Old 01-12-2021, 06:28 PM
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Default Old u-controllers don't die, they just get dizzy

What a great looking u-control model plane. I can see the time and quality from here. The translucent canopy gives a nice touch! Great finish scheme. Looks like a great flying plane. Nothing like having a tiger by the tail. SO many great u-control memories here. Thanks for posting. Good luck with it
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Um, sorry for the misrepresentation, but the UPROAR is a Sport RC model. With its straight lines, it could be modified for Controline. The rib profile is rather thick though.

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That explains the radio transmitter. Was wondering about that
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Good to see a bump on this forum.
A couple of pics of the Bi-Slob ARC I finished over the Christmas-New Years break.
Chinese ringed Super Tigre 35, 92% finished (estimated - ha).

Hangar 9 green,

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That's great man!
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You are going to love that Bi-Slob!....Gene
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Allmost ready for its first flight! This is a Pat Johnston 626 sq in ws Mustang. Silk and dope finish. Power is an OS 55AX engine.

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That's some rally great job, I rellay like what you all did.
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Thank You
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Very nice...
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Ill try and wake up this thread. Heres some pics of an Oriental ARF that was given to me crashed that im trying to revive back to flying condition again. Made a new balsa cowl to replace the fiberglass one that was destroyed. Installed a Tower 40 engine that was rebuilt by Randy Smith. Got the wing back together and the controls reworked. Another week or so and i'll be ready to cover it.





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Old 02-08-2021, 04:07 PM
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Considering how cracked up that plane looks in the first photo, I'm impressed how you got that wing back together. That's close to being "totaled". Very good work bringing it back. I pancaked a RC ARF a few years back and teetered back and forth whether to fix or garbage can it. I liked the plane so much that I researched what it would take to fix a discontinued ARF. Found a slightly damaged wing on ebay and fixed it. Glad I did because I really like the plane.

Great Planes Escapade after fixing it.
I've always thought with crashed airplane models, pickup as many pieces as you can. Clean off as much dirt and fuel residue. Take home and wait a day or two. Then decide what you can do with it. Nice work gene.
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I have a Sig Zlin Akrobat control line stunter sitting at home that I am still thinking about gluing back together. It would not be too hard but I think the pushrods and horns would make it a fairly fiddly job. I think I have been waiting 30 years to decide when to start the resurrection.
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Those are nice planes with a nicely sized engine. Clean the crud off, clean the engine out, run it on a test stand. It can be fixed.
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You know, i have one of these Oriental's in a kit to build, but for me its more of a challenge to repair the busted up one. I guess i enjoy challenge of seeing if i can save something from the trash bin instead of assembling the kit. I'll post some pictures once i move forward with it. Heres another model i repaired. Its called a Humongous. The largest piece salvageable was the tail section. I rebuilt the wing and forward fuse. It flies very well and does the Old Time Stunt pattern well.









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I covered my Oriental and got several coats of clear dope on. Wont be too much longer until i can put down some color....Gene

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Well, I got primer on it and have been sanding most of it off.....Gene

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