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Old 01-11-2017, 06:52 AM
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I truly appreciate all the generous offers to help me find a new home for that troublesome Saito. If you saw my shop you would realize that 'unusable' is not in my dictionary. I just can't bear to dispose of anything these days even though I'm an 'old fart' (no offense ). Who knows when I might find a use for it. Let's just say it is 'temporarily out of service'. Besides, what better project for these cold, snowy days in the mountains but to be tinkering with a temperamental Saito in my toasty warm shop. The shoveling can wait.

Rick...
I like that attitude on the saito, I like the attitude on the shoveling even more! ;-)
Old 01-11-2017, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by RH View Post
I truly appreciate all the generous offers to help me find a new home for that troublesome Saito. If you saw my shop you would realize that 'unusable' is not in my dictionary. I just can't bear to dispose of anything these days even though I'm an 'old fart' (no offense ). Who knows when I might find a use for it. Let's just say it is 'temporarily out of service'. Besides, what better project for these cold, snowy days in the mountains but to be tinkering with a temperamental Saito in my toasty warm shop. The shoveling can wait.

Rick...
That sounds like my shop and my wife doesn't understand it. But she sure is happy when something needs repairing and the job gets done down in the shop pretty quick.

Ok Pope, I put your name in to be a moderator. You have to go through moderator training first.
Old 01-11-2017, 11:57 AM
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Ok Pope, I put your name in to be a moderator. You have to go through moderator training first.
What did we ever do to deserve you doing that?!!
Old 01-11-2017, 12:33 PM
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oh, I been through Mod training. Makes Navy Seal training look like Kindergarten.

BTW, still using Pagers, or do you Text now?
Old 01-11-2017, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
What did we ever do to deserve you doing that?!!
Relax pope has a little known condition called sgs,small gun syndrome,which rules him out.Unless he ups his steriod dosage but that may provoke more roid rage,we call it road rage over here.

You guys pay a lot less for glow fuel than we do.
Old 01-12-2017, 11:14 AM
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I know acdii, it's tough training.

Actually, pagers are numerous in my area as I have a few programs for decoding various pager formats, and I do listen to them from time to time. I get all message traffic in our local hospital which isn't fun when you see info on someone you know. The really interesting pagers are out in the county for EMS runs, city utilities, and a small hospital. Believe it or not, 90% of all pager traffic is not scrambled or encoded in any way.

Thanks for the info on fuel prices in your area. Our favorite source was Mac Hodges and he went out of business a few years ago.
Old 01-12-2017, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
I like that attitude on the saito, I like the attitude on the shoveling even more! ;-)
Unfortunately I had to shovel to get out to go to the shop to take advantage of my 'attitude' .
Old 01-12-2017, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by blw View Post

Ok Pope, I put your name in to be a moderator. You have to go through moderator training first.

Do we get free drinks and food ? If so then Im in !
Old 01-13-2017, 02:49 AM
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Your on water and lettuce...
Old 01-13-2017, 06:09 AM
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Your on water and lettuce...
Now that's cruel O.F. you know The Pope hasn't touch water in ages! Heck he only took a bath last year because he fell in a small pond!
Old 01-13-2017, 08:16 AM
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oh man, dont make me laugh, my chest still hurts!
Old 01-13-2017, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii View Post
oh man, dont make me laugh, my chest still hurts!

Don't you know laughter is the best medicine with the possible exception of broken ribs.
Old 01-13-2017, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Old Fart View Post
Your on water and lettuce...

Have u ever been slapped by a wet lettuce ? Didnt think so , it hurts . As for the pope having a bath , only dirty people need to wash .
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
Now that's cruel O.F. you know The Pope hasn't touch water in ages! Heck he only took a bath last year because he fell in a small pond!
About to take the dog down the beach , I might get my feet wet . That will do for a wash today .
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If true blue saito runners like a whiff of castor they know it's a little harder to clean it off the tail feathers,but they do it.It's just occured to me that the synthetic oil users among us might be lazy so and so's,who'd have thought?
Old 01-14-2017, 06:05 AM
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PFFFFT Castor is for babies.
Old 01-14-2017, 08:23 AM
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The best thing you can do for your model is to put a coat of wax on it. The quality covering like Ultracote gets scratched and dulled from handling and use. Chinacote and the other cheap ARF covering scuffs quicker. Black is a good color to hold up to the light and see the micro scuff scratches on wingtips.

Anyway, that's what I do to make cleaning easier. Fuel and oil won't stick to the wax and wipes off much easier. Same for grass and bug stains. And, the scratches down in the top layer of the covering are smoothed and make the model look new again. Try a test patch if think it's b.s. or not worth it and then rub your fingers over the old covering and waxed patch. You'll be surprised at the difference.
Old 01-14-2017, 09:39 AM
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What wax do you use?
Old 01-14-2017, 12:30 PM
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Bikini wax ???
Old 01-14-2017, 01:25 PM
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What wax do you use?
"Sex Wax" (for surfboards) ??
Old 01-14-2017, 03:53 PM
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meguiars liquid would be good
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Boy that just proves one thing about me. I am super lazy. When Iam done flying I put plane In truck. Take plane home store plane in the basement tell the next time I fly. What is this wipe off stuff you guys are talking about. And bugs well never had a plane long enough to be a problem.
Old 01-16-2017, 07:37 AM
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OKC
hows the ice down your way it's getting bad up here

acdii
same to you hows the ice over your way.
Old 01-16-2017, 11:43 AM
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Roads were a solid sheet this morning, so stayed home. Most of the guys from work did too and are working from home. They are clearing up since it got above freezing, but that can quickly change, just like last Wednesday
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The ice mostly missed me but it was a good excuse to stay home anbd inside!

It did allow me to get some work in on my DR.1 along with finding the usual amount of previous screw ups.. I shaped the leading edge of the middle wing of the DR.1 and go it epoxied to the plate so I can start building the turtleback over it. The plastic one in the kit is a non-starter I don't like it. I'll use it as a guide to build one out of thin plywood. I notched the top Cabane blocks I just need to epoxy them in place. I replace the horizontal stab's spruce leading edge I couldn't cut hinge slots it was so hard. I also correct the length of the front mounting plate to get a better fit. I also discovered the fuselage front mounting plate for the stab is too low on one side so I'll ether need a longer screw or cut it loose and reglue it. Opinions?
Pictures below for your amusement. Speaking of amusement sanding the balsa of the leading edge triggered a massive allergic reaction, I have never been allergic to balsa before. I see dust masks in my future! To quote a Patrick McManus book title it was "A Fine and Pleasant Misery"! (Great literature, rates right up there with "The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw" and "They Shoot Canoes Don't they?".)

The downside I had to take my mom to the hospital yesterday evning, didn't get home until 2:00 AM. She'll be OK it isn't easy being 90!
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