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Will it be good for another 15 years?

Old 03-13-2015, 09:34 AM
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Cool its usually sometime the middle of November. My second club is the Lake Havasu Sport flyers which is not the club that puts on the London Bridge float fly, But is a dedicated water flyers club. They have a permanent water site and maintain a proper recovery boat that is manned and on site twice a week all year long.

If ya ever are passing through free to sample our flying site as my guest. Shoot, here at the home field on wheels too. Traveling without an airplane, Heck I can fix that too.

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Old 03-13-2015, 10:43 AM
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I drive out with the camper every couple years,, I'll let ya know
Old 03-14-2015, 05:58 AM
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First coat of paint,,, used a foam brush to save time

an oscillating fan helps the paint dry faster

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Old 03-16-2015, 04:28 AM
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Ready for the satin clear fuel proofing coat as soon as I finish the fuse touch ups

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Old 03-16-2015, 12:44 PM
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Won't be long you'll be back in the air again. Looking good. I haven't been on RCU much lately other than posting for Gerry. I'm restoring a 31' Chevy and been talking with people on that forum for advice on somethings. Been making some tools and springs that I need for the car. Hopefully it goes to paint in a week as we are doing what little body work it needs right now. Loose interior pieces like the seats and armrests are being dropped off at the upholster tomorrow. Trying to get it done for the end of June. A lot of work to go but it's possible. Chassis is completely done with all new wiring run. Really should be a pretty car when done. I have a plane 1/4 built on my bench downstairs and will start up with that once I'm done with the car. Want to finish this one then start on my next float plane project, the Devastator on a pair of EDO's. Still have to maiden my Shinden Kai too. Keep up the great work.

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Thanks, It was defiantly a quick repair, The Float looks good, but I rushed the Star insignia since it's the bottom of the wing it won't show. I too want to get on to other project, so the YS120 stays. A quick redo of the Ziroli p-47 and then I think I'll tackle finishing the Barton P-51

ok, bragging

BTW, It won Best Scale at the Midwest Regional Float Fly, the same day I broke it. It was pretty funny actually, he was announcing the winners right as I was draining the water out of the broken plane. I've done that event the last 3 years, It's a good time. To be Honest it wasn't a big turn out of scale planes this year

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Old 03-18-2015, 05:53 AM
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satin clear on

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Old 03-18-2015, 02:11 PM
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Ready to Fly again



Repaired areas look fine relative to the general hanger rash of a near 20 year old plane

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Ta Da!!!!!!! Ready to go again. Looks damn good like nothing ever happened.
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haha,, it's a ten footer,, but it's my ten footer

Looking forward to your Rex thread,,,
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Beautiful----Keep em floating
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Rare Kingfisher vid

https://youtu.be/lEBxvO05I6s
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Now show me a full sized Kingfisher that could fly like that one. The full sized bird could barely get out of it's own way, let alone do loops and rolls like that
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Next time when I know I'm being filmed I'll fly it slow and sluggish just for you
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Not complaining since the plane was flown in a nice, smooth manner. Some would be jerking it around which tends to be hard on the plane(as you already know) and make it look more like a toy. My compliments on a well flown demo
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Thanks, I do try and fly my warbirds in a scale like manor, but sometimes I do feel the need,, the need for speed
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So, I'm going along just fine yesterday at the float fly,, first flight was perfect, motor ran great,Second flight all is well and at about 5-6 minutes poof the motor quits, I dive for the deck and Yes I made a perfect landing,, why were you thinking the worse??

haha,, Well, I just didn't see why the motor quit?? So I take er home and pull the cowl, there was a minor leak so I replaced a section of fuel line, but that wasn't enough to kill the motor,, as I turn the plane over I hear a sound of something loose maybe in the tank,,I think Oh, the clunk fell off, that explains it.. So I pull the tank and Nope, the clunk is cool, but there is something loose. I pull the stopper and find this (see pic),, My vent line is broke and I was only fueling the tank at about 60%

So I guess when you think you've seen everything, you're wrong,,, How the heck did that happen? Just vibration over the years I guess

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Old 02-02-2023, 03:45 AM
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Wow,, came back to copy some info and I see all my pictures are gone??

WTH RCU,, this place is really circling the drain

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