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11-15-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 329
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Posted By 50+AirYears

Just thinking this over, and I seem to recall an...

Just thinking this over, and I seem to recall an article on Sterling back in an American Modeler magazine, or one of the other Air Trails antecedents, that Sterling got a lot of their balsa from a...
Forum: Glow Engines
11-14-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5,161
Views: 401,999
Posted By 50+AirYears

Have you checked for the possibility tha the...

Have you checked for the possibility tha the shaft might be slightly bent or otherwise out of line!
11-10-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 115,626
Posted By 50+AirYears

Just a kind of reminder for people looking for...

Just a kind of reminder for people looking for old plans, the AMA Plans library has purchased a NUMBER of older sources, and has most of those available. In fact, a few years ago, I DId get a set of...
10-22-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,143
Posted By 50+AirYears

Kind of added a new hobby since I retired and...

Kind of added a new hobby since I retired and moved to SC. House maintenance.
09-14-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,143
Posted By 50+AirYears

Well, now being retired, I have added spoiling...

Well, now being retired, I have added spoiling the Granddaughter, trying to teach her to fly, repairing a new house, cutting down trees on the property... And, now that our son is buying property on...
09-08-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,052
Posted By 50+AirYears

I've got a couple of those little beasts. One is...

I've got a couple of those little beasts. One is on an old Enterprise FF Profile bipe. Main problem, even rich with stock prop on backwards, the plane flies like a high speed drill bit. So far, I...
Forum: Control Lines
07-28-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 34,924
Posted By 50+AirYears

First CL was a Christmas present someone got me,...

First CL was a Christmas present someone got me, a plastic RTF with a Wen-Mac engine. Somewhere around 1948-49, I think. Got the engine started ONCE, at least 10 years later, using Fox Blast (40%...
Forum: Kit Building
12-05-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,029
Posted By 50+AirYears

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?att...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2192380http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2192381Oklahoma, ask and thou shalt receive. Seems I have the rest of...
Forum: Kit Building
12-02-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,029
Posted By 50+AirYears

Good Lord, this forum is making me want so many. ...

Good Lord, this forum is making me want so many. How about a scale kit series, intended originally for CL, but frequently converted to RC as the radios became smaller and more reliable. They were...
Forum: Kit Building
10-18-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,029
Posted By 50+AirYears

After a little bit of thought, I came up with...

After a little bit of thought, I came up with some from my past. Like the entire Sterling line with decent balsa and die (or Laser) cutting, the old Enterprise, and Scientific lines. Had great...
Forum: Kit Building
10-15-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,029
Posted By 50+AirYears

Oh man, those were the days. The SpeeDee Bilts...

Oh man, those were the days. The SpeeDee Bilts (not a misspelling!) from Monogram. Formed, routed out wing panels that took a couple 1/16" stips, then a pre cut sheet glued (Ambroid, of course!) as...
Forum: Kit Building
10-14-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,029
Posted By 50+AirYears

Glad to hear I wasn't the only one. Mine, stock,...

Glad to hear I wasn't the only one. Mine, stock, Fox .46, inverted, club's annual public flying show, full throttle, tried to pull up into a rolling vertical. Magic word, pull "UP'.Salvaged some...
Forum: Glow Engines
09-20-2016, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5,161
Views: 401,999
Posted By 50+AirYears

Now, THAT makes sense. And I agree about Fox...

Now, THAT makes sense. And I agree about Fox over OS. I once traded a Fox baffle .15RC for an OS .30 RC and $5.00. The other guy got the better part of the deal. I have a couple Fox .19s that...
Forum: Glow Engines
09-20-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5,161
Views: 401,999
Posted By 50+AirYears

A Fox wearing out in 5 minutes of running? None...

A Fox wearing out in 5 minutes of running? None that I ever had. I did have a .35 Stunt wore out after about 40 flights, but that was flying off the sand at Wheelus AFB in Libya.
On the other...
Forum: Glow Engines
09-20-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5,161
Views: 401,999
Posted By 50+AirYears

A Fox wearing out in 5 minutes of running? None...

A Fox wearing out in 5 minutes of running? None that I ever had. I did have a .35 Stunt were out after about 40 flights, but that was flying off the sand at Wheelus AFB in Libya.
On the other...
Forum: Glow Engines
06-26-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5,161
Views: 401,999
Posted By 50+AirYears

I had a bad experience the first time I tried...

I had a bad experience the first time I tried synthetic fuel in a couple Iron steel engines, a Fox .59 cl modified with an old Johnson Automix carb, and a (sorry bout that) McCoy Redhead .35. The...
Forum: Aerodynamics
05-30-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,581
Posted By 50+AirYears

Kind of funny to consider that the original...

Kind of funny to consider that the original designer, Roy Clough, went through at least 7 iterations of this design before he published it...As a Free Flight model! In April, 1954. Wanted to build...
Forum: Kit Building
05-19-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,029
Posted By 50+AirYears

How about the old Debolt Livewire Custom Bipe?

How about the old Debolt Livewire Custom Bipe?
Forum: Glow Engines
12-26-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5,161
Views: 401,999
Posted By 50+AirYears

Smile Oh well, with 59 Fox engines ranging from the...

Oh well, with 59 Fox engines ranging from the non-fai .049 up through a .78 rc, I guess I have enough to last for a while. Now, if I can just find a place close where I can fly CL.
Forum: Glow Engines
12-24-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5,161
Views: 401,999
Posted By 50+AirYears

I ran into this problem with trying to get...

I ran into this problem with trying to get mufflers for the older Fox .45's (and a large case .40.). The older muffler was no longer available, only the newer up or down slant. So I just bought...
Forum: Glow Engines
10-12-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5,161
Views: 401,999
Posted By 50+AirYears

Been a while since I last posted on anything. ...

Been a while since I last posted on anything. Had to pack up and move South. Finally found a workshop with a couple bedrooms and a kitchen attached. Still unpacking.
After reading over about 30...
Forum: Glow Engines
04-30-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5,161
Views: 401,999
Posted By 50+AirYears

My former club invested in a sound level meter. ...

My former club invested in a sound level meter. Loudest plane we ever measured was a Byron P-51 with their quiet mount and a Quadra (42?). Over 120 dBA slow scale at roughly 100 feet distance and...
Forum: Glow Engines
02-10-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5,161
Views: 401,999
Posted By 50+AirYears

I remember someone stopping at our department...

I remember someone stopping at our department with a big oil leak in a diesel engine component. Oil was pumping out a shaft bearing seal. He brought it to us thinking it was our product, till we...
02-08-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 25,154
Posted By 50+AirYears

I built a Royal Coachman from the Sterling kit in...

I built a Royal Coachman from the Sterling kit in 1967. Used the battery pack, receiver,, and 3 servos from my Controlaire 5. Strike one, Sterling kit, I think they substituted oak for balsa. ...
Forum: Glow Engines
01-22-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5,161
Views: 401,999
Posted By 50+AirYears

My first .15 Schnuerle engine was kind of a bear...

My first .15 Schnuerle engine was kind of a bear the first couple days. It was so tight, I used a heavy plastic screwdriver handle as a chicken stick. With Red Max Castor.Synthetic blend, 10%...
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