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Old 07-29-2022, 10:51 AM
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How do I sign up to be a member of the Balsa USA brotherhood?
Old 07-30-2022, 06:46 AM
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I will be using the DLE 35 ra on my smoothie so i will have to make a thicker firewall instead of the included one, as for location I'm sure some adjustments will have to be made. Thanks for the build link

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Old 09-03-2022, 10:07 AM
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Same question as Wild-Flyer above, how do I join or get a number?

I'm starting a build on a kit I've had for 14 years, and the kit was old when I got it. It's a 1/4 scale J-3, which I'm building as a L-4.

Once I get that one done, if I'm still alive (I'm 68), I have a BUSA SPAD XIII to build.
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Old 09-03-2022, 01:18 PM
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I too would like a number, if available. I have a number of kits and a finished "Stick" - the kits are awaiting retirement...

Have a Blessed Day
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Old 09-04-2022, 07:30 AM
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Cub kit bought 25 years ago as with engine finally flew yesterday. 4 perfect flights. OS. Pegasus 320 , JR 28 x, Savox servos.
All perfect ! .


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Old 09-23-2022, 12:00 PM
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I have not been into R/C for about 15 years. I just bought a Phaeton 90 to build and it took me back to my first 2 Phaeton 90's back in the late 1980's when I was in college. I dropped R/C's to work on full scale cars but got the bug to get something to fly. Of all the planes I had, this is one of the most fun planes I ever remember. I used to always run it out of fuel loosing track of time. This was my first with an OS 1.20. It had a removable wing section for a 35mm camera and many photos were taken from it.




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Old 09-23-2022, 12:04 PM
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At some point, an off field landing lead to a broken fuselage right in the middle. I kept the wings and tail. Met a guy with a load of Ham Video equipment. Keep in mind in the 80's this stuff weighed LBS not ozs. I spent the night rebuilding a fues and had it covered when he came back next morning. We flew it the next weekend with over 5 + 1/2 lbs of equipment. On one occasion we videoed a 21 turn spin. They watched live from a "Scooby doo" van. They all came our running because they thought I was about to crash; but no. Engine then was a Supertigre 2500.



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After that, built another including 35mm camera mount and video recorder mount on removable deck:





Old 09-23-2022, 12:06 PM
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Really enjoyed that plane and think it's time to do it again. One side note, notice added cross wire on landing gear. Helps to keep landing gear from spreading:



Old 09-23-2022, 02:10 PM
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Nice looking bird!
Old 09-24-2022, 05:11 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Nice looking bird!
Thank You!
Old 09-30-2022, 05:31 AM
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1st week of build. I can't believe it's been 30 years since I built one of these. Notice the added bar on the landing gear.



Old 09-30-2022, 05:55 AM
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Taking shape nicely!
Old 09-30-2022, 05:59 AM
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Thanks, you know the trick. Get it done before something else comes up! LOL
Old 09-30-2022, 09:03 AM
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Even though I know it's not from Balsa USA....I am liking that other play toy in the background as well.
Old 09-30-2022, 10:37 AM
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Thank You, it's a 1990 NASCAR. It is one of the reasons I have been away from planes for a while.

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Even though I know it's not from Balsa USA....I am liking that other play toy in the background as well.
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I am a bit surprised by the amount of errors in the instructions.
Old 10-06-2022, 01:34 PM
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What the heck? Why have the wooden props become so hard to find?
Old 10-06-2022, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by gow589
What the heck? Why have the wooden props become so hard to find?
I hate to say it, but look up Xoar on Amazon and find the prop you want. I get the PJWWI series for my WWI aircraft.
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Thank You
Old 10-07-2022, 05:49 AM
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After 2 weeks. Top desk is removable so I can gain access to batteries without removing wings:




Old 10-10-2022, 05:10 AM
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Please add me to the lisy
Old 10-12-2022, 02:11 PM
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I won't be able to work on it for a while. Thursday night would be the end to week 3 but I'll call it now:




Old 10-14-2022, 07:24 AM
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I have had a turn in my health, I have come to the point that I just can not do this hobby any longer. I have sold all my planes and most of related items. I lost my password to rcu.com and lost interest. I will try to up date the requests. If anyone wants to do the Brotherhood, please email [email protected]. I have enjoyed doing the Hood and I have met many you at flying events.. I began RC in '72 in Taiwan ( 2 tours in Viet Nam, on C-130s) when I was in the USAF, flying as a Loadmaster, retired in 89 (26 years, then worked at Vance AFB, Okla. I am a member of SPADS RC Club in Enid Okla, I Enjoyed going to the Dawn Patrol events around the country (loved the Dayton events) , building and flying scale WW ! airplanes.. At almost 78 years old, I can still drive my 64 MGB roadster with the top down, I

It may take me at few days to review the pasted requests. Post new requests.

Happy Flying
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Old 10-15-2022, 09:54 AM
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Sorry to hear you have to give up. I did a tour in C-130s too . Now pushing 78 also. Thanks to foamie ARFs i can get to fly most days but i definitely feel i'm slowing down. Still - got to build and fly my new "coupe this year (earlier posts). Great to bring to events.

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