What do you have to work on these days?

A fellow is left me a Hanger 9 Sopwith Camel 60 ARF he wants me to build and
fly for him.
My wife got me a Carl Goldberg Sundancer 40 arf(biplane) for my birthday.
I figured I'd be working on electric indoor stuff right now but it seems
those that flew on a regular basis last year have been busy this year.
This NG is slow, I hope that means everyone is in the shop working or out
flying.
mk
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MJKolodziej
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Well, gotta repair my SS 20 that met a big rock during a landing. Bent one landing strut back so far the tire punched a hole in the wing. Just finished an electric park glider that a friend gave me along with an entire truckload (bed to top of shell, front to tailgate) of kits, arfs, and boxes of balsa sticks and sheets. An EPP SCC combat kit arrived at my door this afternoon. Not too bored here!
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Fubar of The HillPeople
The big brown truck left my Epsilon 90 kit on the doorstep about 1/2 hour ago!
Dave
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Whodat
I'm building an RCM Basic Trainer, which is a really great sport flyer that I wouldn't necessarily recommend as a trainer. I found a new commercial subdivision nearby with streets and drainage ponds, but no buildings yet, so it looks like I can do some .20 size float flying. I reduced a set of 40 size float plans to the correct size to fit the RCM Trainer, which I'm hoping to try out when the weather warms up a bit.
If that works out I'll build a Showboat flying boat with a .10. I've always wanted to do more float flying, but it's so hard to find suitable locations. Do any of you folks do much float flying?
MJKolodziej wrote:
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Robert Reynolds
On Tue, 29 Jan 2008 18:44:05 -0600, "MJKolodziej" wrote in :
I've been busy building the new NSRCA website (pattern, a.k.a. precision aerobatics):
And watching over the renovation of my family's camp--did as much of the demolition as I could with friends.
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Projects:
US 1000 needs new engine
Renegade needs airbrushing, topcoat, final assembly.
Raptor needs to be test flown (I'm a coward).
Mad Dog II--well, it's time to put the spar in and sheet the wing, then I can pretend to get serious about fiberglassing and painting.
Those are the biggies, I think.
Marty
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ
I need to fix the right wing on my first ever electric, a scratch-built, own design semi-scale Supermarine 224, finish a 60" span home-designed sport model designed around a Fox .50, finish building a 1/12 scale Caudron C635, a 1/12 scale Douglas Dolphin (see build thread here)>
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and a Luscombe Silvaire from a slightly blown-up Cleveland plan (see build thread here) >
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Well, that oughta keep me off the streets for a while! ;-)
BTW, any of you old-timers who still sniff Ambroid on occasion have any problems getting it? It's nowhere to be found here in Portland, Oregon!
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Geoff Sanders
Easy there with the old timer stuff. I got some at my LHS(South Loop Pawn Stephenville, TX). Let know and I'll get ya some. mk ps: Stephenville is the place in Texas had dozens of UFO sightings and the local club does fly on tue. nights, same night as the sightings.
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MJKolodziej
OK, how about "experienced modeler? ;-)
Thanks! I bought some Sigment in place of Ambroid. If it doesn't work well enough I'll give you a holler!
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Geoff Sanders
No, we all went to RCgroups or RCuniverse,where the spam is less, and those that couldn't give a monkeys aout glowplugs, but are deeply involved in brushless motors, don't have to listen to the drivel from the slimer whiners. and vice versa.
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The Natural Philosopher
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Damn, TNP! You sound as grumpy as me. Sorry to see it is so.
Whomever I called an obnoxious twit a while back, I apologize. I was the one being obnoxious.
Winter, even here in Georgia, is painful for folks in my situation (no, I won't bore you with it). Please give this old man a little leeway if he snaps at you. It isn't you that is the problem - it's me.
Anyhoo. I'm doing my best to assemble a Kaos ARF (Tower version). This is a nice ARF and I am surprised at the low cost. Now to pick an engine. Too many choices, but I can live with it.
Ed Cregger
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Ed Cregger
Out here in Southern AZ we don't have much time to build, too many good flying days!
TK
PS- At night I'm working on a BH Models Chipmunk. If you read the writeup in MAN, don't believe it. Its a lie.
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Ted
Not listening to glow engine fliers is starting to look a lot like the way you "ignore" top posters. For somebody who doesn't care about the folks on this group, you certainly post a lot.
The Natural Philos> No, we all went to RCgroups or RCuniverse,where the spam is less, and
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Robert Reynolds
If one poor sod gets a pointer in the direction of decent advice, its worth all the claptrap.
When I first arrived hear,. someone ponted me at RCgroups, and it was exactly what I wanted.
The rest iginored or derided.
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The Natural Philosopher
Hmm...
Busy works for me!
VK Models Maachi 202
Unknown ARC Sandy that needs wing mods..came with cables installed for ailerons and they will NEVER work
and another electric project..shock flyer to replace the one I have filtered through too many fences, wires, and trees.
To be followed by a Sig 1/4 Cub and a GP SS 40.
and THEN the fun begins. I really want to put up a Giant Scale Models P-51 but I might do the Pica Spitfire or Ace 260, or in pure desperation finish the mods to the Gere Sport (I need the space in the attic).
All of this might be interrupted by a rapid build up of a GP Pitts if the current one expires. I have way too much fun with it and the age is beginning to show.
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Six_O'Clock_High
Got ARFs I want to finish before the snow melts. A BalsaNova/Moki1.35 and an Aeroworks BD5J electric. Also starting to design a 1/5 stand-way-back-scale PAC 750XL. It's like a giant STOL Thorp T-18 with a 750 HP turboprop. Should be around 1700 sq. in, over 20 lbs and around 8.4 foot of wing. No, I cannot afford a Wren Turboprop for it but it's a good thought.
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bill kolofa
Where are you that there is snow? mk beautiful day here in central Texas
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MJKolodziej
"bill kolofa" wrote
Snow? What's that. I think we had some one day this season, none last year, and before that, not much either.
The grass is always greener, and all that. I would love to see some, so I could dig out my .40 sized skis.
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Morgans

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