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Old 11-26-2014, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by dasintex View Post
Frank; get back in the saddle and put another TF Zero together!
just ordered the horizontal stabs from Tower this morning... in a week they'll be here...

This morning I used epoxy and bondo to put the vertical stab back on... tonight sanding and then recover with the Monokote OD green flat...

it should fly in two weeks...
Old 11-26-2014, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by splinterz25 View Post
Sparky4lawndart ....Are you going to build the giant scale SUPERMARINE type 24 ????

Would love to see that.

Bruce
Hi Bruce... I blew up the plans for 85inch... waiting for calls back from two cutters - specifically for help in updating the wood and joints. I want to have this ready for TopGun but that may be a long shot... I'll have a build thread so folks will have a place to make fun of me during the build... haha
Old 11-26-2014, 01:15 PM
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A round of applause for our newest member, RedSkyHawk... welcome aboard!


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Old 11-26-2014, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by sparky4lawndart View Post
just ordered the horizontal stabs from Tower this morning... in a week they'll be here...

This morning I used epoxy and bondo to put the vertical stab back on... tonight sanding and then recover with the Monokote OD green flat...

it should fly in two weeks...
it's mine now...don't break it!
Old 11-26-2014, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by sparky4lawndart View Post
Hi Bruce... I blew up the plans for 85inch... waiting for calls back from two cutters - specifically for help in updating the wood and joints. I want to have this ready for TopGun but that may be a long shot... I'll have a build thread so folks will have a place to make fun of me during the build... haha
That should be a good size what engine are you thinking about running?
Let us know about the cutter when you get your kit; no body will be laughing at you I think you'll do a great job, quite sure you'll be the only type 24 this size at Top Gun if not the only one.

Good luck w / the build, where will you post the build log?

Bruce
Old 11-26-2014, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by splinterz25 View Post
That should be a good size what engine are you thinking about running?
Let us know about the cutter when you get your kit; no body will be laughing at you I think you'll do a great job, quite sure you'll be the only type 24 this size at Top Gun if not the only one.

Good luck w / the build, where will you post the build log?

Bruce
it'll be built around a DLE55RA. quite possibly the easiest, most reliable, 3 flips to start, engine I've ever seen... Desert Aircraft DA50R, maybe, but I'd have to buy a wrap around muffler (JTec is expensive) also sitting on a shelf...

The build log will be here on RCU.. I'll have a link as soon as it starts...
Old 11-26-2014, 07:15 PM
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Well.........................................I'm waiting..............................
Old 11-27-2014, 06:17 AM
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Frank is building a kit? Guess I need to step up my game a bit lol
Old 11-27-2014, 06:50 AM
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I'm in . FLY LOW impact is not as bad.
Old 11-27-2014, 08:02 AM
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Frank's building from plans; having them enlarged and laser cut, a bit more involved than a kit.

I can't wait to see this build,

Bruce
Old 11-27-2014, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Barnstormer65 View Post
I'm in . FLY LOW impact is not as bad.
Depends on how fast your going!!! Parts can get scattered pretty far with speed lol
Old 11-27-2014, 06:08 PM
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folks... another member for the ranks and I like his style... fast and low leaves no time to wonder "hey... I wonder if..."

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Old 12-07-2014, 10:05 AM
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This thread makes me laugh every time I read it. My end of the hobby is fiberglass fuselages and foam core wing short kits built as stand off scale warbirds. I am a little careful in preserving my planes and under power them. But as a child, the neighborhood kids and I would throw our lawn darts straight up over our heads to see how far we could get them to stick in the ground.

I would like to join if my resume warrants membership.

Brian
Old 12-07-2014, 10:28 AM
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Frank, for what it is worth, I believe this fine gentleman should be granted membership, however had they caught the lawn darts rather than idly standing watching them hit the ground, Brian would a definite! :-)

Cheers

Originally Posted by deatonbt View Post
This thread makes me laugh every time I read it. My end of the hobby is fiberglass fuselages and foam core wing short kits built as stand off scale warbirds. I am a little careful in preserving my planes and under power them. But as a child, the neighborhood kids and I would throw our lawn darts straight up over our heads to see how far we could get them to stick in the ground.

I would like to join if my resume warrants membership.

Brian
Old 12-07-2014, 02:00 PM
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Hear, Hear... we have a new member so be nice to him... even though Rick was fantasizing about him getting impaled by a lawndart...

Welcome aboard, deatonbt!!!

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Old 12-07-2014, 05:52 PM
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hey guys.. I put the Byron T-6 on the market place...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/ite...itemId=1009246
Old 12-08-2014, 08:12 AM
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Frank, saw one of the tee shirts you had made. Ethan Marsh, seems to be a friend to us both. He had one at a lunch gathering we had yesterday. Pretty cool. Okay, I should have asked him how to go about getting one. Do I have to join your brotherhood? If I do would you please put me on that large list of us soon to be scrap, almost scale brotherhood. Then can I get one? Hey great group of guys you have here. Kind of nice to have a good and fun forum coming from the O.C. Hope to see my name on the list. Thanks, Danny, OCRCDUDE
Old 12-08-2014, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by ocrcdude View Post
Frank, saw one of the tee shirts you had made. Ethan Marsh, seems to be a friend to us both. He had one at a lunch gathering we had yesterday. Pretty cool. Okay, I should have asked him how to go about getting one. Do I have to join your brotherhood? If I do would you please put me on that large list of us soon to be scrap, almost scale brotherhood. Then can I get one? Hey great group of guys you have here. Kind of nice to have a good and fun forum coming from the O.C. Hope to see my name on the list. Thanks, Danny, OCRCDUDE
Hey Danny,

Of course you can join and buy a shirt.. link to the site is here in the thread somewhere. Where it proudly!

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Old 12-12-2014, 09:59 PM
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ok.. I'm getting ready to go fly tomorrow. I had to pull Cole's former 70lbs Corsair out of the rafters to pull the Spectrum rcvr out for a pickup from Rick Marshall making the long trek to SoCal for his 400lbs gorilla (oh.. I mean NA T6 or more appropriately - Harvard) and what's left of the TF GS Zero.. I left the motor and starter in the airframe but now I don't have enough planes in my garage now...

I've been working on the Clark Spitfire getting it ready for a trade... Pretty excited...
Old 12-13-2014, 01:09 AM
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On the bright side, I have a shiny new set of sierra retracts and wheels for the top flite gs zero which my buddy rick marshal is bringing back this weekend and Paul Sheffield can add it to the hangar of airplanes I have over there..it will be at winter warbirds for sure.

Paul also has a pretty awesome H9 spitfire going together for me for gunnsmoke. And my H9 corsair is soon to hit the bench for glass...lots going on here!!
Old 12-13-2014, 05:15 AM
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Going Flying this Sunday myself. Will do some high speed strafing runs and maybe pick a dogfight or 2 or 3. over and out !!!
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Mr. Machacho how did it go today at the feild?
Old 12-13-2014, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by colesifer3d314 View Post
Mr. Machacho how did it go today at the feild?
Cole.. It's was absolutely a perfect day @ OCMA.. Ethan brought out his Tarheel Hal, I had my Wulf and my capture Jug... Shaun Roblee had a pair of Corsairs... Brian Young brought the big Zero and the LA7... Tim Cardin had his Jug...

Warbird heaven... blue skies with some white puffs to help give an impression of speed... nobody had any major issues...
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Sounds like a good day
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all last summer my CMP Messerschmitt 109 was grounded due to excessive vibration from the spinner. I’ve purchased the dubro balancer and it got the back plate ballence so I get smooth running all the way to full tilt, but add the bell and its not pretty. The problem is the dubro does not hold the spinner bell tight. We spent the entire night, 2 hr, trying different setups with stuff I had in the shop. No joy!

I know I could fly it w/o the spinner. My son says that all the time. But a Messerschmitt w/o the spinner is = to a heavy sport plane with flaps.

So tonight I will use the get a bigger hammer method. Look for the longest #10 screw I can find at lowes with a unthreaded shank using the threaded end on the spinner and the unthreaded end on the balancer. I figure I’m looking for unobtainium. And will end up pressing it on to a hollow tube.

Any suggestions?

Joe

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