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06-04-2016, 05:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,308
Posted By DICKEYBIRD

Alas , it happened again. Looks like the trip to...

Alas , it happened again. Looks like the trip to S.M.A.L.L. just ain’t gonna happen this year. AARGH!

I’ve had a tsunami of events occur that I can’t overcome. Boss at work had a motorcycle...
04-13-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By DICKEYBIRD

Hee-hee, snicker, snicker. "Powered by the...

Hee-hee, snicker, snicker. "Powered by the Famous DickeyBird Engine." I hope you guys take that somewhat arrogant pronouncement with the proper tongue-in-cheekness!;)

My ol' flying buddies dared...
04-09-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,635
Posted By DICKEYBIRD

Don't have enough nitro on hand unfortunately. ...

Don't have enough nitro on hand unfortunately.

GREAT tip 049flyer! $53.75/gal Torco 100% nitro, $28.45/gal methanol, free shipping!. I know where to go if I get serious about flying again. ...
04-09-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,635
Posted By DICKEYBIRD

Thanks C/P, good to hear from you.:) Yup, I...

Thanks C/P, good to hear from you.:) Yup, I still have a 1/2 gal of Sig Castor & 3/4 gal of Klotz but my methanol is over 20 yrs old & it's been stored out in the shed. I got maybe 4-5oz of nitro...
04-09-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,635
Posted By DICKEYBIRD

Where do you guys get your fuel these days?

I've always mixed my own but have lost my source for nitro & my methanol is old. I have used Byron's 1/2a fuel in the past with an extra dose of castor but I can't find a source.

I found this:...
04-08-2016, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,184
Posted By DICKEYBIRD

Thanks for remembering. Those were some of the...

Thanks for remembering. Those were some of the most enjoyable days of my life. They say you can never go back but hopefully I can re-kindle some of the same joy & passion I had back then.:cool:
04-06-2016, 06:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,308
Posted By DICKEYBIRD

Hiya Brian, your "boys" are probably closer to...

Hiya Brian, your "boys" are probably closer to the "man" designation now!;)

If nothing happens (knock on wood) Kathy & I will be there Fri & Sat. I'm working on the support stuff now. A new 5AH...
04-04-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,308
Posted By DICKEYBIRD

Hello SMALL'sters! If anyone from the host club...

Hello SMALL'sters! If anyone from the host club or the organizers of the event are monitoring this thread: is flying on the old 1991 legal 72 mhz band allowed at the event? Are there any freq's...
03-29-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,184
Posted By DICKEYBIRD

Long time, no fly but itís about time to go to S.M.A.L.L. & have some fun!

Iíve been away from the hobby for a long, long time. Iíve been away mainly because my long-time flyiní buddy Brian Pate died suddenly in 2007 & I lost all desire to build & fly. After that I took...
07-31-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,255
Posted By DICKEYBIRD

I guess it's safe now to reveal a "secret" since...

I guess it's safe now to reveal a "secret" since I most likely won't be racing any of yuse. :cool:

When choosing pistons from your quart Mason jar full of pistons (You do have at least one jar...
02-27-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,221
Posted By DICKEYBIRD

Oops, you're absolutely right!:o I didn't...

Oops, you're absolutely right!:o I didn't realize how out of focus my photographic memory was! At least I spelled Smyrna right.:rolleyes:
02-26-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,221
Posted By DICKEYBIRD

Jay-sus, Greg Doe! I remember you from the 80's...

Jay-sus, Greg Doe! I remember you from the 80's when you and a few others came down to Collierville to race ScatCat .28's with us at the old Memphis Prop Busters field on Frank Rd. Also used to...
02-06-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,056
Posted By DICKEYBIRD

Pretty sure it's an NACA2415 with the T.E....

Pretty sure it's an NACA2415 with the T.E. clipped a bit. Should be plenty of Google-able links.

Not even sure where my CompuFoil disc is anymore. I'm gonna be in big trouble if I ever get...
01-10-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,253
Posted By DICKEYBIRD

Lookin' good C/P! Gotta luv that green soda...

Lookin' good C/P! Gotta luv that green soda bottle cowling. Looks like it's a great color match for the t/green monokote.

Can't wait for the flight report & hopefully a video. I hope you get...
01-08-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,253
Posted By DICKEYBIRD

In another search I saw that Joe Beshar passed on...

In another search I saw that Joe Beshar passed on to the Great Flying Field In The Sky this past summer.

R.I.P. Joe; you were one of the good 'uns!
01-08-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,253
Posted By DICKEYBIRD

Funny how the brain softens with age. I couldn't...

Funny how the brain softens with age. I couldn't remember the timeframe so a little searching unearthed this old post:...
01-08-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,253
Posted By DICKEYBIRD

No, not really. The ailerons function normally...

No, not really. The ailerons function normally as well as move up & down in unison as the elevator is moved ; hence the term 'flaperons.'

Love that rat rod C/P; my kinda guy!
01-07-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,253
Posted By DICKEYBIRD

Here ya’ go Mr Piggie. I drug the ol’ Zot! off...

Here ya’ go Mr Piggie. I drug the ol’ Zot! off the DickeyBird Machine Shop & Aviation Museum wall & took it apart to show & tell.

The tray w/aileron servo was mounted in the wing & goes back &...
01-07-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,253
Posted By DICKEYBIRD

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/1-2-1-8-airplanes-...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/1-2-1-8-airplanes-70/825943-2003-s-m-l-l-how-did-i-love-thee-let-me-count-ways.html Hey C/P, go to post #19 & feast your eyes on the Twerp prototype!

Built in '99...
05-28-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,780
Posted By DICKEYBIRD

C/P, speakin’ of George’s stuff & 1/2A…Just last...

C/P, speakin’ of George’s stuff & 1/2A…Just last weekend I bumped into the bones of one of my last (unfinished) Cox projects. Dunno if you remember the BareCat?...
04-03-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By DICKEYBIRD

Coincidence?

Hello fellow 1/2A'ers. I was surfing around on the lunchroom TV at work today and lo & behold I see this uber-bad***** boat making a run on a MAVTV program. Couldnít believe it when I saw the...
04-22-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By DICKEYBIRD

RE: Whats the diff between a medalion crank and a td crank?

Yes & no actually, depending on the year of manufacture if memory serves.

I used Medallion cranks in my "big prop" TD's some years back. I'd have to drag one down off the wall & strip it down...
04-12-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,951
Posted By DICKEYBIRD

RE: Helicopter Fetches Plane for Lucky Kid.

Sheesh! Who'da thunk I'd have started another argument after all these years. Reminds me of the Cox vs Norvel battles of yore!
04-04-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,951
Posted By DICKEYBIRD

RE: Helicopter Fetches Plane for Lucky Kid.

Aww now, it ain't that bad! I've been here on & off checking up on yuse guys.:)
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