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05-16-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,831
Posted By bentwings

First itís been a long time since Iíve been...

First itís been a long time since Iíve been around med issues make typing very difficult so forgive a few mistakes.
next my compliments on a workable functional scale exhaust. Iíve built several on...
Forum: Aerodynamics
04-24-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,195
Posted By bentwings

Scale speed

A number of us gathered with social distancing to talk about scale models. Almost the first topic was scale speed it turned into a shouting match as we tried to maintain the distance and keep...
Forum: The Clubhouse
04-23-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9,596
Views: 565,989
Posted By bentwings

This looked like a good place to do some memory...

This looked like a good place to do some memory recall.
who remembers the jum Walker gliders?
We had many of these when growing up. . For some reason just a good flight wasnít good enough for me....
04-16-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2,686
Views: 424,004
Posted By bentwings

Iím going to be shooting from the hip here as...

Iím going to be shooting from the hip here as itís been years since I flew my Ziroli Corsair. This one was a bit larger at 94+ inches. It weighed 35-39 pounds depending on what was on board. I had a...
04-12-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,595
Posted By bentwings

i too was a toolmaker for any years before going...

i too was a toolmaker for any years before going back to mechanical engineering school. My time in the shop was extremely valuable in industry. welding and machining worked hand in hand then adding...
04-10-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 400,855
Posted By bentwings

You don’t know how much that thrills me to find...

You don’t know how much that thrills me to find someone from”Corsair blues days” I learned a lot and hope I gave back some good. It’s obviously my favorite plane. My sister has a picture of me with...
04-10-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 400,855
Posted By bentwings

I ended through most of the notes here. Itís...

I ended through most of the notes here. Itís truly amazing what yíall have come up with.
i date back to the early days of RCU. One of the first long threads was ďCorsair bluesĒ
it was generally...
04-10-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,025
Posted By bentwings

im a long time full scale top furl and alcohol...

im a long time full scale top furl and alcohol racer kinda long for the old match race days. I nearly got into 1/4 scale circle track racing but the local track had unrealistic membership and rules...
04-09-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,595
Posted By bentwings

I’ll add a bit to this. I’ve tig welded for...

I’ll add a bit to this. I’ve tig welded for years. I built a number of top fuel funnycars and repaired touring pro cars. I’ve done down to .018”thick stainless steel. 4130 titianium copper and most...
11-28-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,572
Posted By bentwings

I like P51’s too. Over the years I’ve built a...

I like P51’s too. Over the years I’ve built a couple but never got to fly them...sold them.


the big issue I’ve had was that the cowls were so narrow that a function and efficient exhaust was...
10-14-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,137
Posted By bentwings

If you go with the split cowl, I’d suggest you...

If you go with the split cowl, I’d suggest you make a couple rings to fit inside with a few stringers to keep then aligned. We call it a buck in the fab shop. This will help keep the pieces aligned...
09-08-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,154
Posted By bentwings

Great re-maiden flight! Very well done.

Great re-maiden flight! Very well done.
08-31-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,154
Posted By bentwings

Nice rebuild! Good times flying it! My sons...

Nice rebuild! Good times flying it!
My sons 118” hit from about 500’, straight in. nothing left except the elevators and rudders and they had some damage. Even bent the retracted gears. Both fuel...
07-01-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1,689
Views: 503,085
Posted By bentwings

Why not just get Ziroli plans and accessories....

Why not just get Ziroli plans and accessories. They make a bigger and nice flying airplane. I’ve built one but my pictures are buried somewhere in electronic heave. They are easy to build and...
05-11-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,907
Posted By bentwings

Usually you leave your radio home only once in...

Usually you leave your radio home only once in your career. A check list is a very good idea. After all full scale lives on check lists.

Also don’t forget your radio in the shade under the car. ...
02-11-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,941
Posted By bentwings

Lots of people buy expensive SUV then take a bath...

Lots of people buy expensive SUV then take a bath in depreciation.

For many years i had various station wagons. Going all the way back to my 1965/Pontiac Grand Safari 9 passenger. Today I have...
02-11-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,131
Posted By bentwings

Non oxy premium has no ethanol. Then Redline at...

Non oxy premium has no ethanol. Then Redline at your ratio.
11-13-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By bentwings

I don’t go to many car shows anymore, much...

I don’t go to many car shows anymore, much preferring to go on cruises with the guys. I go to a couple car groups sponsored by local law enforcement groups. Also I attend an occasional military...
11-12-2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By bentwings

Yeah y’all are right about that. Sat. at...

Yeah y’all are right about that.

Sat. at car breakfast there were 31 of us. All but a couple are retired. Most of the talk was medical...LOL. There are still a few of us that are “numbers...
11-11-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By bentwings

Attract and keep members

Here is a suggestion for all clubs. Iíve been modeling since the late 40ís so an old timer. No cane or walker yet.

iI not only do models but Streetrods and big boats, I even shoot a little among...
05-09-2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 344
Posted By bentwings

Rotating nose retract

Are there any rotating nose retracts made. Similar to B-26 Invader and F 86?

Or, anybody have ideas on modification to a standard retract? This will be in about a 20 pound model.

I saw one...
03-25-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,100
Posted By bentwings

That is one nice looking plane! I love it. Sure...

That is one nice looking plane! I love it. Sure brings back memories.

it May be a bit heavy but it will fly nice. Just be careful on sharp pull outs and turns.

ive forgotten what motor you...
03-19-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,225
Posted By bentwings

I just saw this build thread. I built this plane...

I just saw this build thread. I built this plane for my son many years ago. It was a lot work but fun too. I did build a number of scale exhausts. This was a learning experience as there aren’t...
03-08-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,100
Posted By bentwings

Nice job! Thanks for the paint display byron

Nice job! Thanks for the paint display

byron
03-04-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 94,826
Posted By bentwings

There at least two different scoops shown in...

There at least two different scoops shown in various pictures. There is a tall square one and a flatter rounded one. We liked the more rounded one. It was a bit of effort to shape them then hollow...
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