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Old 03-26-2004, 07:10 PM
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Default Old Timer On The Tarmac......

Waay back when........

Thermals,

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Old 03-26-2004, 10:55 PM
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Default RE: Old Timer On The Tarmac......

Some more info please.... who's, when.... It's good looking in clear...


I would say "wait, who you calling an old timer, awww I'm on the tarmac again..."
Old 03-27-2004, 10:24 AM
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Looks like photo-shopped "way back now" Is that a 4-stroke muffler I see up front?
Old 03-27-2004, 02:27 PM
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Evan and GeraldO,

That's my Quaker Flash in the pic. It is a Photoshop 'modified' image I just converted one of my images to grayscale and added a little Sepiatone layer to it to make it look old[:-].

The muffler is a Saito .40 hangin' out there, sharp eye GeraldO!! I thought the transparent covering would be the giveaway on this pic.

Took the pic after its maiden flight a few days ago

Scott
Old 03-28-2004, 02:36 PM
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Default RE: Old Timer On The Tarmac......

Visible frame work looks great, but how is visibility? ( I need colored smoke and strobe lights[&o])

jess
Old 03-28-2004, 02:39 PM
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Scott- I've been keeplng up with your Quaker on Samtalk. You've got a really nice bird there. Outstanding craftsmanship. - Jim
Old 03-28-2004, 08:43 PM
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Default RE: Old Timer On The Tarmac......

Visible frame work looks great, but how is visibility? ( I need colored smoke and strobe lights )

jess
With the transparent yellow Solarfilm against the blue sky, she really stands out. We had quite a bit of altitude and even with my bad eyes, I could easily see her[8D]

I'm really looking forward to getting some more flights, but the wind has been blowing pretty bad lately[]

Scott
Old 03-28-2004, 09:02 PM
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Default RE: Old Timer On The Tarmac......

Scott- I've been keeplng up with your Quaker on Samtalk. You've got a really nice bird there. Outstanding craftsmanship. - Jim
Hello Jim,

Thank you for the kind words! I have really enjoyed the Samtalk message board since I subscribed recently. The Quaker is only my second OT model and I'm learning a lot from the knowledgeable folks there. I'm really looking forward to building some of the many nice designs of the 30's and 40's. They sure attract lots of attention at the flying field

Scott
Old 03-30-2004, 04:29 PM
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here's another of my Antique/Vintage Models. as usual Scratch built from my plans, enlarged from 8x11 3 vu. 1923 Farman 121"Jabaru" Tri Motor. 82"ws x 28 1/2 chord. 3 electrics. 9 3/4# plus battaries. 2 scary test flights so far. wing incidence is now adjustable. my pilot is still recuperating. spring flying weather around the corner. dick
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Old 03-30-2004, 09:07 PM
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Default RE: Old Timer On The Tarmac......

Wow! Interesting wing construction! What did you cover it with?

Looks like it'll really float with that big wing,

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Old 03-30-2004, 10:10 PM
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covering is White Coverite fabric -- which I use a lot of, when I can find it-- no longer in production. the wing is my version of Geodedic construction, strong and light. dick
Old 04-04-2004, 09:24 AM
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how big was the plane in your picture? 20ft? Someones selling 14ft quaker plans on ebay, i was thinking about it. I used to have a normal size on till it flew away(years ago). What engine was in your plane?
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which picture are you referring to? the last one, White covering, geodedic construction is 81", French . no photos so far of the 14 foot Qaker, will get it together and do some photos, its stored at friends house. Dick
Old 04-04-2004, 01:18 PM
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So that is a 14 foor quaker! Thats huge. I have to wait till im done selling this place and relocating to get involved with a project like that.
Did it still fly like a creampuff when it was that big? Mine took forever to come down, Some guys wanted to ban it from the field because it had the thermaling ability of a sailplane. We we in the vicinity of jfk and couldnt fly gliders there.
Old 04-04-2004, 10:40 PM
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http://www.fortunecity.com/tattooine...20/farman.html
http://avia.russian.ee/air/france/farman_f-121.html
Old 04-04-2004, 11:03 PM
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Thanks. thats it. only 1 flight so far, it flew total nose up even with full down elevators. fortunitly all that wing area helped. have added variable spacers on TE, easier than shimming all 3 motors down. spring and good weather on the way soon. and pilot has calmed down. yell if you want more info. dick
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Default RE: Old Timer On The Tarmac......

Beautiful for the eyes of an old free-flighter from the 30's. Keep on keepin' on.
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Beautiful for the eyes of an old free-flighter from the 30's. Keep on keepin' on.
Thanks! Glad you liked the pic!

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Old 11-03-2005, 07:10 PM
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Dug up this old crusty thread to post a couple pics of my Flying Quaker......

Maiden flight today with superb results as expected It will fly backward in a steady 15 mph breeze!

Enjoy,

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Old 11-03-2005, 08:21 PM
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The b/w sepiatone really adds character to those photos. Beautiful planes. I love the Trexlers, wish they weren't $30 a pair. That also looks like a great flying field; I see one lone airplane magnet in that first pic. Do you belong to the Brainbusters club?
Old 11-03-2005, 10:38 PM
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congratulations. sure looks beautiful. whats the power?. getting ready to start on another 80" Playboy and then another Big Qaker -- will be my 4th one since the late 1930's (old Megow kit). had a 14 foter just about completed prior to Hurricane Katrina, understand most of it it still salvageable, have to build new tail feathers for it. keep the old timers flying. dick stamm
Old 11-04-2005, 09:32 AM
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The b/w sepiatone really adds character to those photos. Beautiful planes. I love the Trexlers, wish they weren't $30 a pair. That also looks like a great flying field; I see one lone airplane magnet in that first pic. Do you belong to the Brainbusters club?
Thanks! I almost didn't buy the Trexlers when I saw the price tag. Once I opened the box, I had to have them. I am a member of the Tidewater Radio Control club. The field is called Wildhorse and it's in Chesapeake VA. Love the field for the lack of those pesky airplane grabbers [8D] Just some corn and soybeans when planted.

congratulations. sure looks beautiful. whats the power?. getting ready to start on another 80" Playboy and then another Big Qaker -- will be my 4th one since the late 1930's (old Megow kit). had a 14 foter just about completed prior to Hurricane Katrina, understand most of it it still salvageable, have to build new tail feathers for it. keep the old timers flying. dick stamm
Thanks! Got lots of compliments out at the field, especially on the covering/paintjob. That Vintage Solartex is simply wonderful stuff to work with and takes paint well. I can't believe the 14 foot job made it through that storm! Sounds like you're on the rebound with all of those projects going. Now you need to get a new camera so we can see what you're up to

Take care,

Scott
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have the new camera, just havn't taken time to understand how it works and how to send fotos from it. soon tho. have another good day. the vertical and horizontal tail pieces didn't make it, they were at my house. dick
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Dick,

Forgot to answer your question...the engine is a Saito .56. Just right for this plane.


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