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Forum: Kit Building
06-26-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,020
Posted By ballgunner

First kit was a Monarch Combat when I was 12 . ...

First kit was a Monarch Combat when I was 12 . I'm now 91 - - ballgunner
02-14-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 24,162
Posted By ballgunner

First model was in 1934 of stick balsa, Japanese...

First model was in 1934 of stick balsa, Japanese tissue and gummi bands. I went through all the free flight and wire flyer stages Until about '67. My first RC was a training glider guided by an...
02-14-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By ballgunner

I have three Victor Model Products sailboats a...

I have three Victor Model Products sailboats a Mini Soling, V-32 and a Soling 1 Meter. They are only available on line. I also have two airboats and a Bristol Bay Trawler as well as an Arleigh Burke...
01-21-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 17,556
Posted By ballgunner

My first RC flying was with sailplanes so I have...

My first RC flying was with sailplanes so I have a soft spot for them. I have thermaled my Radian for over for over 1/2 hour many times.
I still fly airplanes and sail RC boats but always like to...
Forum: RC Sailboats
12-07-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,116
Posted By ballgunner

The best overall producer of servos of any kind...

The best overall producer of servos of any kind is HiTec. They have servos with bar and rotary types as well. Try their website.
12-07-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 17,556
Posted By ballgunner

Have had my Radian since they first came out. My...

Have had my Radian since they first came out. My first RC model was a sailplane so I've had an interest in the type since the early 70's in spite of many scale aircraft. Crashed the first because...
09-19-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 14,696
Posted By ballgunner

We are small Arizona club in the high country. ...

We are small Arizona club in the high country. Most of the members, we have twenty-nine, will fly occasionally but last night's meeting had just six members. We should probably have our meetings at...
Forum: Beginners
06-22-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,532
Posted By ballgunner

RE: How to handle the guys with flawed plans?

Been there, done that. I'm 88 and built my first model at age ten. First engine in 1939. Free flight, U-control, Rc in the early 70's. Everything in this post reminds me of some things in the...
01-19-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By ballgunner

RE: Scale Warship Questions

I recently acquired a Pro-boat Arleigh Burke. The most beautiful scale DDG82 I've ever seen. Twin screws & rudders all the deckhouses and fittings.
She is moulded plastic 43" hull. Used to be...
05-02-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 761
Posted By ballgunner

scale cub

Question? What ils the scale of the Goldberg Anniversary Cub?
My math is lacking. I guess I could figure it out but this is easier.

TNX Ballgunner
04-27-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 929
Posted By ballgunner

Lew Andrews Sportmaster

I have recently been given a Sportmaster kit and have progressed almost to the stage of covering.
Changes made from Trike gear to taildragger individual aileron servos instead of one in the center...
04-27-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,543
Posted By ballgunner

RE: Bunch Scorpion/Mighty Midget

My first gasser was a Bunch Scorpion Major. It flew well with a Baby Cyclone back in 1940.
The Cyke was a .35 engine Ballgunner
12-14-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,101
Posted By ballgunner

RE: PA 22 Tri Pacer landing gear esign?

If you have conventionsl PA20 or any Cub gear of the proper size just reverse it on the same mounts for a Tri-Pacer and add a nose wheel of the proper size. That's what Piper did. this from a...
10-18-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,063
Posted By ballgunner

RE: need help dont know what it is ?????

From what I can see I believe bmathews is corect on the Hobby Lobby Skimmer. Nice Sunday tool around the patch but not much for thermals.
10-18-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,278
Posted By ballgunner

RE: Fox EPO 2.32m glider at Hobby King

I just received an STFox foamy from Tower Hobbies here in the USA. Nicely put together but the instructions are written by someone who thinks in Chinese before he writes in English. It can...
10-13-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,294
Posted By ballgunner

RE: Miss Tiny

Good to see the Miss Tiny thread up and running after six years MIA. I stumbled on it just lately. To add a bit of history to the "Tiny" story it has been flown U-control as well. A good friend of...
09-27-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,552
Posted By ballgunner

RE: Sig 1/4 Scale Cub

Sorry to horn in but a 90HP PA-11 is not a Super Cub. The main difference between a J3 and a P-11 is 90HP, LH wing tank and a cowled Lycoming engine. The PA-18 and the PA-18A are the Super Cubs....
03-15-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 131,492
Posted By ballgunner

RE: Favourite Scale Models in Flight

I too was at the oeaf fly-in yesterday. Have lot of less than smart to my credit including forgetting my camera.
Did you get any pics of the beautiful yellow Jenny at the west end of the pits. ...
03-10-2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,177
Posted By ballgunner

RE: Filling balsa?

I've been using Johnson's Baby powder mixed with Elmer's white glue, Just thin enough to paint with a brush. Sand first coat until wood shows
on the high spots. Recoat as necessary. Same thing...
03-01-2010, 02:00 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 29,677
Posted By ballgunner

RE: CALLING ALL PIPER CUBS!

Back in the late 60's/early 70's I spent 8 years working for the CA, NV & HI distributor for Piper Aircraft. Have many hours in Piper products of that era including J3, Pa11(90 hp cub) and PA18...
09-07-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,828
Posted By ballgunner

RE: Snap-together scale modeling?

Just must add 2 cents here. I've been modeling all types of aircraft since I was 10 which makes it 75 years ago. I remember the time when die cutting was a great advance.
That being said I have...
08-19-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,355
Posted By ballgunner

RE: wire wheels

You are so right. $107.00 for a $150 airplane. Thanks but no thanks.
08-18-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,355
Posted By ballgunner

wire wheels

I'm sure I've seen the answer on some forum in the past but can't find the reference now. Does anyone have a source for wire spoke wheels? The little four inch ones from Tower
are too small for...
08-10-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,156
Posted By ballgunner

RE: Remote glow - onboard glow - ??

It might be worthwhile to check out the McDaniel on board glow system. The battery is not large and there is an on board charger available. I have a pumped OS120 FSIII inverted and access to the...
Forum: RC Humor
07-25-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 85,420
Posted By ballgunner

RE: The most annoying sayings

Did you crash No, I just forgot what the inside of my airplane looked like so I opened it up to look
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