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Forum: Kit Building
Yesterday, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1,235
Views: 203,002
Posted By GallopingGhostler

If you notice, I posted that quoted from "Sig on...

If you notice, I posted that quoted from "Sig on Facebook". I didn't bother to go to FB. I just didn't want to post the name of the poster who posted it in Stunt Hangar forums.

Anyway, thought it...
Forum: Kit Building
Yesterday, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1,235
Views: 203,002
Posted By GallopingGhostler

Following was posted in Stunt Hangar, keeping...

Following was posted in Stunt Hangar, keeping poster anonymous because I haven't gained their permission to mention them.



The new owners plan to keep Sig open and viable, so they may continue...
Forum: The Clubhouse
04-15-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 9,541
Views: 555,232
Posted By GallopingGhostler

It is good that you are allowing Frans to do his...

It is good that you are allowing Frans to do his own work, that's the only way a person learns. His next build will have some of those wrinkles worked out and be even better yet, but he'll appreciate...
Forum: The Clubhouse
04-08-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9,541
Views: 555,232
Posted By GallopingGhostler

I know the feeling, and as such any further...

I know the feeling, and as such any further details would be beyond discussion in this open forum. What you describe is like travel out of state here in US in some states. Earlier during a more...
Forum: The Clubhouse
04-06-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9,541
Views: 555,232
Posted By GallopingGhostler

They are fun projects. The smaller Comet I built...

They are fun projects. The smaller Comet I built several times over the years, starting with when I was 10 or 11 years old. First was the Ryan SC, simplified scale, in standard Comet black tissue. I...
Forum: The Clubhouse
04-06-2021, 01:19 AM
Replies: 9,541
Views: 555,232
Posted By GallopingGhostler

I'm 6 years David's junior, got close to 40...

I'm 6 years David's junior, got close to 40 unbuilt kits, will probably have to downsize in near future, to live closer to one of our children.
...
04-05-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 212,794
Posted By GallopingGhostler

Thanks for the link to Ethell's accident and...

Thanks for the link to Ethell's accident and unfortunate passing. It is as tragic as was Paul Mantz's death July 8, 1965 with the crash during filming "Flight of the Phoenix". My condolences, may...
04-02-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 212,794
Posted By GallopingGhostler

I read a little on what the P-38 pilot had to do...

I read a little on what the P-38 pilot had to do to go from cruise to combat mode. The cockpit was very busy during that moment, with all the adjustments the pilot had to do the engine, ancillary...
03-28-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 10,263
Posted By GallopingGhostler

Given trends today, I'd think the thoughts of...

Given trends today, I'd think the thoughts of Joseph Stalin would be more apt :p: “A single model aircraft grounded is a tragedy; a million model aircraft grounded is a statistic.” and “Killing model...
03-22-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 10,263
Posted By GallopingGhostler

I learned early in life, that if you deal with...

I learned early in life, that if you deal with those who abuse a system, you nip things in the bud and don't have to take any further measures. It is odd how that in society these days, we are no...
Forum: The Clubhouse
03-20-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9,541
Views: 555,232
Posted By GallopingGhostler

Yes, I agree, a slower flying aeroplane on 3...

Yes, I agree, a slower flying aeroplane on 3 channels is a better way to learn. The simpler the better, I self-taught myself on smaller half-A aircraft on single channel because I had no instructor,...
Forum: The Clubhouse
03-18-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9,541
Views: 555,232
Posted By GallopingGhostler

Major questions asked by graduates: MD...

Major questions asked by graduates:

MD degree: "Where does it hurt?"
Architect degree: "How many stories high?"
Liberal Arts degree: "You want it regular or super sized?"
Forum: The Clubhouse
03-15-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9,541
Views: 555,232
Posted By GallopingGhostler

I went the college route, graduated in 1981 with...

I went the college route, graduated in 1981 with a degree in mechanical engineering. However, after finishing my first tour with the U.S. Army, I wanted to become an automechanic and was enrolling in...
Forum: The Clubhouse
03-08-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9,541
Views: 555,232
Posted By GallopingGhostler

Ryan SC?

Ryan SC?
Forum: The Clubhouse
02-17-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9,541
Views: 555,232
Posted By GallopingGhostler

If you get a reputable and honest mechanical firm...

If you get a reputable and honest mechanical firm to do the work, then it ought to be done safely and perhaps put your wife's heart at peace, plus not freeze again (unless you suffer a total extended...
Forum: The Clubhouse
02-17-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9,541
Views: 555,232
Posted By GallopingGhostler

Think of the insulation as a thermal resistor. It...

Think of the insulation as a thermal resistor. It slows down the heat transfer from warmer to cooler. If the attic space is unconditioned, and water is not flowing, the water will eventually chill to...
Forum: The Clubhouse
02-16-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9,541
Views: 555,232
Posted By GallopingGhostler

We got same weather as you, appears to be a...

We got same weather as you, appears to be a regional thing, plus rolling blackouts. Now they are talking about natural gas outs.



The battery is a chemical device. It's chemistry is affected by...
Forum: The Clubhouse
02-14-2021, 04:24 AM
Replies: 9,541
Views: 555,232
Posted By GallopingGhostler

Hello, Jack, interesting read, what was the time...

Hello, Jack, interesting read, what was the time frame of your experiences? My father bought me a Cox Supermarine Spitfire in 1965 when I was 11, but he had no patience to teach me, and he never flew...
Forum: The Clubhouse
02-14-2021, 03:48 AM
Replies: 9,541
Views: 555,232
Posted By GallopingGhostler

Never built one Telemaster, but the 41" (1041mm)...

Never built one Telemaster, but the 41" (1041mm) wingspan Royal Coachman (June 1965 RCM) caught my eye when I purchased the RCM plans book that had 8.5"x11" reduced plan printouts back in the 1980's....
Forum: The Clubhouse
02-12-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9,541
Views: 555,232
Posted By GallopingGhostler

In 1965 as an 11 YO, I bought that same kit for...

In 1965 as an 11 YO, I bought that same kit for $0.69 (then suggested catalog retail) plus sales tax, can't remember exactly but it was 2 or 3% I believe. That was at the Cornet Variety Store in...
Forum: The Clubhouse
02-04-2021, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9,541
Views: 555,232
Posted By GallopingGhostler

Although I must admit, some of the reporting...

Although I must admit, some of the reporting methodologies have been suspect.
...
Forum: Glow Engines
01-24-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5,170
Views: 431,999
Posted By GallopingGhostler

Cougar429 (name handle after the Mercury...

Cougar429 (name handle after the Mercury Cougar?), I think it may be a Fox .60-III.

Sceptre Flight Model Engine Tests: Fox Eagle III (Oct 1981 M.A.N.)...
Forum: The Clubhouse
01-23-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9,541
Views: 555,232
Posted By GallopingGhostler

Reminds me of my early days of youth, too....

Reminds me of my early days of youth, too. However, I flew 1/4-A and 1/2-A, being smaller, lighter and flying at lower speeds under single channel control with the more reliable proportional Ace R/C...
Forum: The Clubhouse
12-25-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9,541
Views: 555,232
Posted By GallopingGhostler

Merry Christmas and upcoming Happy New Year all! ...

Merry Christmas and upcoming Happy New Year all!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvtYZRyaOT0
12-25-2020, 03:56 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 30,900
Posted By GallopingGhostler

That is a really fine Q-Tee build and flight,...

That is a really fine Q-Tee build and flight, Opvaulet (https://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/members/opvaulet.html), love the Nillie Willy's Cox Black Widow electric motor mount, adds a touch of class....
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