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Forum: Vintage and old timer models 02-14-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,464
Posted By billmod12
Very nice!! Waiting for a pic of the tail section!

Very nice!! Waiting for a pic of the tail section!
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 12-12-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,491
Posted By billmod12
Bootstraps

Paul, have you started on the Bootstraps. I am very interested in keeping up with the build. Cheers, Bill
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 11-27-2010, 05:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,362
Posted By billmod12
one more

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8to3eG_eGJE
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 11-27-2010, 05:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,362
Posted By billmod12
more

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vONv7v3Q1ks[/url] [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8to3eG_eGJE
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 11-27-2010, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,362
Posted By billmod12
Playing with the Live Wire

Well it's been a while now but it is still going even after surviving a fire. I was able to clean off the blackened smoked areas but the silk covering is baked, wrinkled, and brittle but I still have...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 11-03-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,291
Posted By billmod12
Gosh it's hard to believe it's been better than a...

Gosh it's hard to believe it's been better than a year since I posted:" the next post would be a flight report". I am embarrassed that I still have not flown the Rudder Bug although I did get the...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 11-02-2010, 03:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,268
Posted By billmod12
Trixter Beam by Guillows

I just acquired an old Beam to restore and convert to electric. Does anyone have an original plan or know where the CG is. Thanks Bill
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 05-18-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,904
Posted By billmod12
Old Radio Identification

It has Adams MFG Co. on the actuator. The rec is 27 mhz.
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 05-18-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 19,557
Posted By billmod12
You Bet!!! those were never used, they were...

You Bet!!! those were never used, they were tested but the plane they were in, a Debolt Champ, was a fly away.They worked on the ground and when my dad hand launched it, it flew straight as an...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 05-18-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 19,557
Posted By billmod12
Here is my Dads first radio and plane 1953 and my...

Here is my Dads first radio and plane 1953 and my first radio and plane 1960
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-03-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,479
Posted By billmod12
Update

Well it has been a few months now and I am still flying. I got a decent used 1994 plymouth Voyager Van that is serving me well and is a lot better for toting airplanes. I usually carry 5 40 to 52...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 12-19-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,854
Posted By billmod12
privateer fuse build

This was posted a couple of years ago. Interesting! http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/Custom_Privateer/m_2750930/tm.htm
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 12-19-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,854
Posted By billmod12
From the archives

Here are a couple of pics of the privateer
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 11-15-2009, 12:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,291
Posted By billmod12
Rudder Bug CG

Dave, I have done quite a bit of research on Rudder Bugs. The original Was 74" span and the CG was at 37%. The later kitted version by Berkley was a 62" span and a CG close to 25%. I have never known...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-30-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,479
Posted By billmod12
I was in my shop with the door closed radio and...

I was in my shop with the door closed radio and A/C going. and when I went outside to check on my batteries there was 5 fireman and a fire truck in my back yard. The neighbor said he saw the plums of...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-30-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,479
Posted By billmod12
Smoke, I have know idea. My chargers have never...

Smoke, I have know idea. My chargers have never given me any problems, I can charge ONLY through the balance connector, I hooked them up as usual and watched them go through there set up and made...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-30-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,479
Posted By billmod12
Take heed!!!!!!

After a wonderful morning of flying me and a buddy took a lunch break and then I went to my shop to work on my Live Wire Champ. After about an hour I decided to go back to the field an fly some more....
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 10-06-2009, 03:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,856
Posted By billmod12
I have been flying this little plane for a couple...

I have been flying this little plane for a couple of months now and it is quite fun. It is one I restored and converted to electric. I will say it was tough getting the balance and trim right. A lot...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 10-05-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,362
Posted By billmod12
Well I am back after a 5 month absence and...

Well I am back after a 5 month absence and finally finished the Live Wire Trainer. I have about 25 flights on it now and it has been a real eye catcher. I first flew it in the raw for about 10...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 10-05-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,550
Posted By billmod12
David and Others, I'm back! After a 5 month...

David and Others, I'm back! After a 5 month absence due to an illness in my family I am finally back into the model game and flying again. I still have not flown my Rudder Bug but in the last 2...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 06-12-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,550
Posted By billmod12
David, Jimmi, Hows it going? I have not flown...

David, Jimmi, Hows it going? I have not flown either of my latest, the Rudder Bug or the Cruiser. I have been flying a lot lately but only what I could throw in the car and run up to the little...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 05-11-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,550
Posted By billmod12
I plugged in a 12X6 with both 3s and 4s and all...

I plugged in a 12X6 with both 3s and 4s and all you doing then is burning amps for very little gain. I would go 4s 10x7ACP with 66 oz thrust it should stand on its head. Don't need that much but...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 05-11-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,550
Posted By billmod12
Dave, I came up with these numbers for your...

Dave, I came up with these numbers for your motor: 3s 11X8 APC, 55.8 oz thrust, 26.7 amps, based on 71 oz it should come off the ground in about 30-40 feet. What I do is use a little up to get the...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 05-11-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,550
Posted By billmod12
Dave, Play with this it works for me. Congrats!!!...

Dave, Play with this it works for me. Congrats!!! keep me posted on any updates. Cheers! Bill http://brantuas.com/ezcalc/dma1.asp
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 05-03-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,550
Posted By billmod12
David, Where did you get the instrument panel? I...

David, Where did you get the instrument panel? I would like to do that. I am ordering my motors and speed controls for both of mine next week. My stimulus came through!!! Looks really great!! Bill
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 04-27-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,887
Posted By billmod12
1947

A few more!
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 04-27-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,887
Posted By billmod12
1947

I really enjoyed the links! Thanks! 1947 U-control pics from my dads and his friends flying days. Pics from TF Walton collection.
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 04-23-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,875
Posted By billmod12
Well I have made a little progress over the last...

Well I have made a little progress over the last 2 weeks. I still have to put 2 more coats of dope on the wing. I had forgotten just how big that wing was till I started on it with the paint brush,12...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 04-17-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,442
Posted By billmod12
Tony, I have converted a couple of Debolt models...

Tony, I have converted a couple of Debolt models what does yours weigh? What I have found is these old models is you need to carry the batteries in the nose and use a larger than necessary motor just...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 04-06-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,875
Posted By billmod12
After checking the integrity of the wood glue I...

After checking the integrity of the wood glue I found the nose section was of fuel soaked and upon wiggling the nose blocks they came off in my hands. I removed top cowling, engine tank and hard wood...
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