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Old 11-14-2016, 08:55 AM
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The wife hates it when I cover in the house. But it is starting to come together. Thoughts?

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Old 11-14-2016, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by motoman326
The wife hates it when I cover in the house. But it is starting to come together. Thoughts?

1. Go outside, it looks nice out there? The glass top of the patio table is great to work on, being perfectly flat.
2. Have your wife get involved and help?
3. Go to your girlfriends house?
4. Paint instead of covering? She will leave you then and you can have your girlfriend move in and build anyway you want.

JUST KIDDING?
Old 11-21-2016, 10:07 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions....even with the "help", I managed to finish the plane (minus the decals) Comes in at 5 lbs 10 ounces. and just a tad tail heavy...

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Old 11-27-2016, 02:55 PM
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Done and done.
Final weight 5lbs 14 ounces
Many thanks to my friends wife and her Cricut machine for the graphics!!!



Now I just have to wait until April for the Maiden picnic party.
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Old 11-30-2016, 01:15 PM
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I think I have an unfinished Mark's Models P-51D .40 stashed in the attic some place.
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What the deal with the red pushrods going all the way to the wingtips?
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[QUOTE=TampaRC;12282042]What the deal with the red pushrods going all the way to the wingtips?[/QUOTE

Maybe this a monoline bi-directional control line variant?

"What the deal" with your avatar?
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Those are the push-rods for the bomb release mechanism.
We have contests on who can come closest to hitting a target.
Thought I would build these in.
I've had them on a couple of planes.

John
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AHHH, makes sense now !
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Here is a couple of photos on a recent sunny day.
Very happy with how it came out.
I can't wait to fly her.....

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Great Job - Here's to You and to Mark...
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Originally Posted by motoman326
Here is a couple of photos on a recent sunny day.
Very happy with how it came out.
I can't wait to fly her.....


Would love to see some flight vids.....mine is on the building board now.
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Nice Mustang!
Old 02-27-2017, 02:13 PM
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Thank you all very much

April 23rd is the Maiden Picnic Party.
I hope to have some video and post it after that.

https://www.facebook.com/events/158247438019504/

John
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Default Marks Vs Dynaflite Fun Scale Mustang 60

Where these identical kits? anyone?
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Originally Posted by bodybuildr
Where these identical kits? anyone?
Wow, resurrected thread.
You may have to explain your question, I am not getting the gist of it.
There are a couple of Wanderers listed on the other site, right now, if anyone is interested.
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Were the Dynaflite and the Marks Models 60 size Fun Scale Mustang the same?
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Default Any way to get a copy of the P-51 kit plans?

Originally Posted by marksmodels
Wornboots and others that commented on the Mark's History

Thanks for the kind words and your memories it stirred some old thoughts.
Hi Eloy I haven't seen you since we went to Costa Rica.
Windward came out in 1969. Windfree in 1970. The history of Marks, and the aquisition of, Jemco, High Flight, Southwest Sailplanes, Craft Air and the creation of Dynaflight would take some time. But if you have questions let me know. Looking back it was a great adventure.
Mark Smith
Any way to get a copy of the P-51 kit plans?
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Well I did finish one of the Bird of Time. Yours Paul Timms. Australia
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Beautiful bird you have there Paul!
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Outstanding! I got my first model from Mark's through his secretary, 34 or 35 years ago. This is the 4th time in coming back to the hobby. Blown away, that most of the kits are gone! So sad...
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Originally Posted by Quigleywins
Well I did finish one of the Bird of Time. Yours Paul Timms. Australia
I have one framed up with no covering or equipment. It seems quite tail heavy.
I am curious what yours weighed ready to fly?

ciao. Danato
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After 5 years of flying I decided to upgrade the engine. I pulled out the OS 46 LA and squeezed in an OS 55 AX. Only needed an ounce of weight in the tail to balance. Canít wait to fly this thing again.
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Default Marks Models Fokker D.VII

I picked up the Marks Models Fokker D,Vii fuselage in an estate purchase ... no wings. Then saw where Mark posted that the Fokker & SE5 were "fun scale" fuselages fitted to his "Honker Bipe" wings (scaled up from 36" to 42"). Plans for the Honker Bipe & SE5 are available as pdf downloads, so the Fokker may find new life... although I doubt I'd frame up the wings with that skinny undercambered airfoil. :-)


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Old 08-17-2023, 01:57 AM
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Originally Posted by dreadnaut
My first solo in R/C was with a Windward at Torrey Pines with the assistance of Kelly Pike, Ken (Forgot the last name - Hasagawa?), and Mark himself. Shortly thereafter I lost it, due I believe, to it being on 27 mHz. (MRC 3 channel, alkaline's all around) Great memories.
I too got my first "modern RC" experience with a Windward, at Torrey Pines, with Kelly (with his gilligan hat and ever present zinc oxide on his nose) I'm thinking around 1973-74. Mine had an early Kraft 2-channel single stick with a "brick" receiver/servo module. Funny coincidence, one of my closest friends went to high school with Kelly.
btw, my if my memory serves, Ken's last name was "Tagami" (unsure of spelling) I have a few stories about him, seemed for a while I kept running into him in places not related to RC flying...
I say "modern RC" because I started with my father flying rudder-only escapement in the 1950s
Mark Smith's paths and mine have crossed a couple of times since then, but I got to know his father, Rod, since he and I both had planes in the same hanger complex at Gillespie Field east of San Diego. He was famous for riding his bike around the hangers at dusk for exercise. While passing my hanger one day he spotted the ancient Wanderer that I had hanging up and stopped for a visit. He had a Piper Pacer in a nearby hanger and asked to know what my plane was (a Bellanca Cruisemaster). We visited often, I flew with him several times since he had lost his medical and could not fly his plane alone anymore. He eventually sold it and moved all his stuff into a mutual friend's hanger.
Rod passed away fairly recently. I became the recipient of all of Rod's model plane stuff that was remaining at the hanger along with the stuff he left in the home he shared with his long-term girlfriend. Almost everything he had was Marks Models stuff from the 72 Mhz era. I think I may have the Red/Yellow Sunny biplane that was mentioned in an earlier post. There's also a Windfree and the wing from a Windward.. I'm still sorting through all the stuff..

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