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Old 08-11-2017, 01:25 AM
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Default M.E.N. Buzzrad Bombshell instructions needed

Greetings all,
I am in need of the building instructions for the M.E.N. Buzzard Bombshell kit (not the plan).
I am more than willing to pay for copying and mailing costs.
Thanks.
Old 08-16-2017, 04:09 PM
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Default Re: Buzzard Bombshell Instruction booklet, MEN kit

Hi DR;
Greetings to you form sunny and very warm Arizona.

I have a similar mint MEN BB kit; I dug it out of my secret cave storage to check on an Ins. Booklet; alas, there is none; so I do not think there was such an item, The BB was published in RCM a way back in the 2/73 issue. I have that issue, and would be happy to forward a copy of same to you. MEN kit plans are pretty straight forward, and their construction methods/materials are slightly different than the mag article, but you do end up wid da same BB airplane, so let me know.

Dere; anudder problem almost solved; whos' next. DR, best regards from Wickenburg, Arizona, da Roping Capital of da Woild,

Joe Nagy. [email protected]
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Joe,
Thanks very much for looking through your kit. I have that RCM issue so I won't need you to copy the scratch building article. That is what I was going to use for reference, in case I could not find the BB instructions. Take care of yourself out there in the wild west and stay cool!
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Joe - one more question from Michigan. In addition to your kit collection, do you by chance also have a magazine collection? I am looking for two articles from Flying Models:
Hammer 40 (May 1985) and Puddle Jumper G (June 2011). Let me know if you can help me out once again.
Take care,
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Default RE FM Mags; Got'em both

Hi Craigh;

Just checked my Mag Archives; Wifey #1, of 51+ yrs, 'The Shirl', has been patiently placing my older mags, all storage-boxed from former bookshelves due to our recent move to Wickenburg. She has been placing each mag into clear plastic 3 ring binder sleeves, and has just completed my entire FM collection from the mid 50s to the last issue about 2 yrs back when FM died. And Yes, I have pulled dose 2 issues and will get the articles you want forwarded/emailed to you tomorrow.....going out for 'all you can eat fish' here wid Friends in a few minutes.

So dere; yet anudder problem/request met and solved!! Again, whos' next? Craigh, again a pleasure to help you out, and best regards from historic old Wickenburg, Arizona,

Joe Nagy.
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Joe,
Thanks again so much for your help.
You are the best!!
Craig (there's no "h" in Craig - my clumsy fingers goofed up my typing again! And I'm a dentist!)
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Joe,
Just in case you need it, my regular email address is [email protected].
Thanks again.
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Hi Doc Craig;
Wifey #1, 'The Shirl' downloaded and forwarded said articles 2 U a short time ago. She is much better on da PC than yours truely. I usually mess up things PC wise, and need her to fix things, she is a wonder 4 sure. I hope you enjoy da articles; + I really miss receiving FM every month, it and RCM, Model Builder were my favourites, now no more. However, I do have every RCM and MB mag ever published + MAN, AAM/AM/MA from the mid 50s to date, truely a vast archive of modelling info, lore, designs, modelling trends, etc. I thank myself now many times over for saving, [actually treasuring each and every issue], and not discarding them. I simply luv digging into an old yearly volume of whatever mag and perusing same, and almost always, am surprised by some new building method, technique, whatever; they're great; nuff said.

Enjoy da articles Doc; which one R U going to build foist? Will close for now, best regard from the old frontier West, Wickenburg, Arizona,

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Joe,
Please express my gratitude to "the Shirl" - she did an excellent job! I REALLY appreciate the effort on the part of you both. It's great to see that the helpful side of modelling is not dead. I have a considerable, but much less extensive, magazine collection than you. I do my best to try to help out someone looking for a copy of an article too. As far as what model will be built first, I don't honestly know. I will need to print the articles and read them carefully. The Puddle Jumper is just weird enough to get me cutting up pieces and making balsa dust. Speaking of weird designs, I am finishing up a Dragonfly, from Model Builder (I agree - a great magazine). Check it out in the February, 1976 issue. I saw a couple of these fly back in 1978 and always wanted one. They might go 10 mph - with the wind! If the wire bending wasn't a big enough challenge, you have to scratch build the wheels!! Good thing I have a circle cutter for my drill press.

The Hammer 40 is my candidate to give my Jett 35 RE something to haul around. I have always wanted a model with an enclosed tuned pipe.

Anyway, thanks again very much for your help. If there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to email me.
Regards,
Craig
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Default Good Grief: U got me a-thinkin da Lil Puddle Jumper

Hi Doc;

Sorry to aggravate you, but before I paced dose 2 mags back into storage, I re-read them wid great interest, and was Wowed by da Puddle Jumper, wid its slow speed/and small field stabilities, and the article designer gave reference to the FM May '01 issue wherein he had submitted a much smaller .10>.15 powered PJ, so I dug out dat issue and again found how great it is in small, tite areas to fly. So now my interest is peaked: I need a Puddle Jumper, da little one. I start my search for Plans. FM mag has died, OK, they do seel plans from their old site 'flying-models.com; but the cost is Wow-High$.....$30 for the lil PJ and $45 for da big .60 size, {YIKES!]; I am already deciding to hand draw up a set of plans: [nothing builds as good or as easy as cutting your own kit from your own plans/sometimes they fly pretty good too], but one last check of good ole eBay: and there I found a set of Lil PJ Plans for $15.95.....bought'em, and they're on their way......Craig, what can I say, see what-cha-did! Bad Boy!, Bad Boy!

All kidding aside, I've been needing and looking for a new project/model to build and fly, and I think the Lil PJ just may fill da bill. Our new home in Wickenburg is on a very spacious 1 1/3 acre parcel, and if the PJ's designer is correct, I should have a blast fllying in my front or back yards. So, in essence or reality, we have helped each other into new hobby endeavours/directions, wherever dat goes, god forbid. Will close again, tanx {?}, for pointing my model building life into a new direction, best regards from near da Stage Coach Llines in Wickenburg. Arizona,

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Say Joe,
I told you the PJ was a weird looking machine. The last three airplanes I have built all have flat center section wings with raised tips. I guess it's a trend! I already own a set of the smaller version of the PJ plans. If you get started please keep me posted on the build. You might even get me fired up enough to build it. The construction sure is different than anything else I have scratch built in the last 40 years!

If you still have the article of the larger PJ G handy, see if you can figure out how the attachment of the tail works. I have read and re-read the description and I cannot figure it out. The drawing has two different diameter tubes at former F4B, which is not explained. How plastic tubing is supposed top act like a "nut" for the bolt glued to former 6B is not at all clear. I did not have time today to go to the hardware store and see what the tubing is like. I can't believe that plastic tubing is threaded and strong enough to act like the nut. I am hoping with your experience, you can figure it out.

Stay in touch,
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Default Big PJ: Mystery Removaable Tail Assy?

Hi Craig;

Re Heading, in my original perusal reading of the article I glossed over the removable tail assy, but noting your concerns, Yikes! the designer has me baffled for sure. the big PJ is really big, a removable tail mite be nice, but for me if'n I built it, I would omit that detail completely. My vehicles are large enuff to carry one with simply the usual removable wing.

Also the MB Dragonfly, I purchased da plans for it eons ago with plans to build one, never did, but did blow the plans up to about 96>100" ws. May still build one. Designs like dat are great, everyone should have one in their stable. I've almost finished building a similar design, an old Peck Polymer Prairie Bird RC blown up to around 100"ws; should be a nice stable super slow flyer. + I am switching over to electrics 100%, no more gas/glow engine noises for me......[Cannot stand da noise, especially snice I lost my hearing a few yrs back and now have R & LS Cochlear Implants/can hear like Superman hisself].

Will close for now, got to get up early, going to see a MD Specialist, as I am battling another Kidney Stone attack, damn but they hurt, so will catch up wid U later Craig, be good,

Joe N.
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Thanks Joe.
I actually have been emailing with Thayer Syme at Flying models about the removable tail on the big PJ. He agrees that it is too complicated. I just bought another OS 10 FP for my PJ - I have decided to build the little one first to get the hang of the building sequence and go from there with the larger one Right now, I'm trying to finish up my Dragonfly by the end of the week. I guess great minds do think alike as I am a fan of the Prairie Bird as well - just not as big as yours. I have the MB plan for "someday". I know what you mean about the noise of engines but I still like playing with them. Since my other hobby is music (trombone player) I always wear ear protection. Good luck with the kidney stone(s). Been there, done that - no fun at all!!
Talk soon, Craig.
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Default OS 10s, + other engines, & removable tail sects....

Hi Craig;

I guess the OS 10 is just about my favourite engine size: the most fun I ever had wid a RC model was an .10 powered deBolt Live Wire Yankee. What a little darling of a design, luv it and still have it, recovered now and going to electric. I have a whole bunch of OS .10s, let me know if U need anudder one or more. My next fav. engine size are da Super Tiger G.15-19-23s; nothing so sweet as a deBolt Cub/Champ with any one of these STs powering it. Ive had lots of fun wid .40 & .60 powered bigger planes, but real like the little ones best of all. Will probably be placing all of my engines for sale in eBay soon, some truely collectors' items and many brand new, never run. let me know if you are looking for something special, I may have it, or something real close....

I've been a re-reading that removable tail assy article now over and over; the designer devoted about 3 or 4 line to it, it may be the greatest, but he should have, or had FM, publish an entire article devoted to the exact, detailed construction procedure, steps A>Z. I can build just about anything, but this item scares me a mite as described.

One more item, since no one else has joined us on or in dis thread, why don't we switch to private emails, rather than taking up space herein.

Kidney stone is in a holding pattern for now, into its 7th week, hoping to pass it naturally....? Will close for now Craig, all da best from Wickenburg, Arizona, [gotta rest up, as I hope to have the one and only winning Powerball Ticket tonite: $700 M....egads!!} take care,

Joe N.
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Joe - good idea. Use my address that you sent the articles to, and give me yours.
Good luck tonight.

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