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Old 01-04-2015, 01:10 AM
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At least it's not a cub!!! Warbird is a warbird!! Some are just bigger than others ;-)
Old 01-04-2015, 05:48 AM
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wait a second... wasn't a J3 Cub called a "birddog" and used as a spotter plane?
Old 01-04-2015, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by sparky4lawndart View Post
wait a second... wasn't a J3 Cub called a "birddog" and used as a spotter plane?
I think the "Birddog" was a Cessna L19. The Cub warbird was the L4, maybe called a "Puddlejumper"? But I could be wrong; I was, once, but then I was wrong about that.

Sincerely, Richard
Old 01-04-2015, 07:41 AM
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L4 is called a grasshopper.
Old 01-04-2015, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by spaceworm View Post
I think the "Birddog" was a Cessna L19. The Cub warbird was the L4, maybe called a "Puddlejumper"? But I could be wrong; I was, once, but then I was wrong about that.

Sincerely, Richard
what you meant say is "I once though I was wrong, but I was mistaken". LOL.
Old 01-04-2015, 09:13 AM
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Sparky, please count me in. I'm the worst flyer in our club, but have always loved the look of the F4U Corsair. Got a Parkzone recently and on the maiden flown by my mentor, it flew great. Me? I took it up for one lap and voila...yarddart. Fortunately it was repairable (TG for epoxy). My mentor piloted it again and it flew great. Now it hangs on the wall and is beautiful to look at. I'll stick to my Sport Cub and Tempo 3-D (flown like a regular aircraft) for now.
Old 01-04-2015, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by sparky4lawndart View Post
wait a second... wasn't a J3 Cub called a "birddog" and used as a spotter plane?
The J-3 Grasshopper was the last European Theater US aircraft in a dogfight. http://armedforcesmuseum.com/last-an...fight-of-wwii/
Old 01-04-2015, 11:57 AM
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Sparkey.........here's the new Jug I've been working on for the last six months. Gaint Scale Top Flite P-47. She's glassed then covered with Flite Metal. 4.2 Fox up front. Should have her ready for OEAF in March.

See ya in a couple of weeks.........
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Old 01-04-2015, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by sparky4lawndart View Post
Did you just try to make me feel bad that I live in sunny Southern California? It was like 30degrees @ 6:30AM this morning but clear blue skies and 70degrees by 11AM... I had to wear a jacket today... can you believe it... I only got to fly 6 flights today.. so tomorrow I will have to get at least a dozen to make up for the chill today... LOL!

to give you an idea what it's like.. New Years eve I drove the kidz and my wife up to Santa Barbara with my little travel trailer (only 35ft with slideouts) and we stopped in the foothills for a little sledding in the weird snow we had at 2000ft (OMG!)... then we had lunch on the pier in downtown Santa Barbara (steamed crab - yum!), ran around in the surf for an hour then went back to the campsite where we chilled out in the chilly 72degree weather... I actually had to put the heater on new years eve... got back day yesterday... I'm telling you.. cold weather here sucks!
That;s why your the President!
Old 01-04-2015, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by sparky4lawndart View Post
BTW... someone explains the mechanics for me... when it's cold I have to fatten up the top end on my DLE's... Shouldn't I have to lean it out since the air is denser when it's cold?

Spark..

From 50 to 90 degs I have never adjusted my DLE 55 in my Mustang. In fact in 6 years other than cleaning the carb and replacing the ignition, I haven't needed to adjust mine.
Old 01-04-2015, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by pkoury View Post
The J-3 Grasshopper was the last European Theater US aircraft in a dogfight. http://armedforcesmuseum.com/last-an...fight-of-wwii/
I have been validated!!! Thank you, pkoury! I can now coast through the rest of my day knowing I knew something Cole didn't!
Old 01-04-2015, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by captainron View Post
Sparkey.........here's the new Jug I've been working on for the last six months. Gaint Scale Top Flite P-47. She's glassed then covered with Flite Metal. 4.2 Fox up front. Should have her ready for OEAF in March.

See ya in a couple of weeks.........
spectacular, Caption Ron! I love the detail! That G62 is gonna haul it around very nicely!!! who said too much power isn't a good thing?

Everyone.. that's what we do... we take what they give us and we turn it into something we love... whether it's a new sticker or a full blown "ARF bash"... just make it something you're proud of and share it with us!
Old 01-04-2015, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by chris923 View Post
Spark..

From 50 to 90 degs I have never adjusted my DLE 55 in my Mustang. In fact in 6 years other than cleaning the carb and replacing the ignition, I haven't needed to adjust mine.
you, sir, are the man... when you get your needles right that motor will go and go and go... I on the other hand like it 100 or 200 RPM under lean so my 22X10 will keep my Wulf up with the guys running hot G62's and APC 20X15 T6 racing props... (oh wait... it's not a T6... it's a Harvard... I was recently corrected by a fellow who shall remain nameless and Canadian - lol)
Old 01-04-2015, 03:04 PM
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Here's an update to our club trailer

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Old 01-04-2015, 04:49 PM
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That's dedication!
Old 01-04-2015, 04:50 PM
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You're missing something frank
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Sparky,
Thanks for the nice words of praise. That's also what we strive for is the approval and praise of our peers. The engine is a 70cc Fox 4.2. Same engine as the Brison 4.2.

OH YEAH BABY...............SHE'S GONNA RIP

CAPTAIN RON,

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Old 01-04-2015, 05:54 PM
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It'll at least look pretty Mr. Ron ;-)

Can't wait to see you guys!!
Old 01-04-2015, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by colesifer3d314 View Post
You're missing something frank
There's no way on this earth that I'm gonna drive around with a swastika on the trailer...
Old 01-04-2015, 07:03 PM
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hell yeah! I gotta figure out how to get the graphic to the decal place
Old 01-05-2015, 08:59 AM
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This is my second post however this time I have a TF 1/7 scale P51D to add. Mine is powered by an OS 1.08 2S and weighs close to 11lbs. If you want to talk about "heavy metal" this airframe fits the bill. Took off in 12mph breeze coming from the west and within one pass of the runway the wind aloft picked up to a gale. Since I fly from a dry lake bed the gale force winds had turned it into a dust bowl with visibility less than 300 yards. Normally prior to landing I make a pass over the runway to ensure the landing gear is down and locked. Naturally I shipped this step due to the prevailing conditions. With the plane on final and about one hundred feet away I saw to my horror the right main was up and the left main was down. I had a decision to make pronto, go around or land on one main. I choose the lather and pulled it off with minor damage to the bottom side of the right wing tip.
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Originally Posted by flycatch View Post
This is my second post however this time I have a TF 1/7 scale P51D to add. Mine is powered by an OS 1.08 2S and weighs close to 11lbs. If you want to talk about "heavy metal" this airframe fits the bill. Took off in 12mph breeze coming from the west and within one pass of the runway the wind aloft picked up to a gale. Since I fly from a dry lake bed the gale force winds had turned it into a dust bowl with visibility less than 300 yards. Normally prior to landing I make a pass over the runway to ensure the landing gear is down and locked. Naturally I shipped this step due to the prevailing conditions. With the plane on final and about one hundred feet away I saw to my horror the right main was up and the left main was down. I had a decision to make pronto, go around or land on one main. I choose the lather and pulled it off with minor damage to the bottom side of the right wing tip.
Flycatch, wow... landing in a dust laden wind storm, braving the elements, literally throwing caution to the wind! Well done, sir! I've got a mental picture of nearby houses being ripped from their foundations... flashing red lights of the emergency vehicles skidding through your flightline... your friends and loved ones yelling you name, calling you to safety... your 6channel Futaba and it's 5foot long antenna waving dangerously in your face... and you standing bravely, shivering, and squinting to see that nearly invisible Warbird dancing in the gale...

You, sir, are a hero to the hobby... as my brethren from down under would say... Good on you, mate!

Okay... back to reality... I'm just wondering if maybe that 1/7 scale "Mustang" would be better suited to a DA100 inline twin spinning a 28X12 Xoar... your mains would have to be a foot longer but come on... that would double the weight of the plane and you'd be able to fly that plane in a wind tunnel... well.. not so much "back to reality"... thanks for sharing Flycatch..

Folks, a nice round of applause to Flycatch for saving that plane!
Old 01-06-2015, 03:58 AM
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Heavy warbirds fly great...don't listen to my bro frank...I had to buy him a fork lift to move my corsair around and I still love it!!!

Bravo on your save Mav
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thought you folks would like to see the "new to me" Meister FW190... that's a new DLE120 spinning a 27X10 prop... no needle adjustments out o the box... 2 flips with choke and 1 flip to start it... wow.. I love me some DLE!

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