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Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-23-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 86,412
Posted By 50+AirYears
With a white fuse, rounded tips, #40 on the side,...

With a white fuse, rounded tips, #40 on the side, flat top behind the wing? Definitely Mr. Mulligan.

After noticing the CL bellcrank, Wedge fuel tank, I went to the Vintage Sterling web site, and...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 12-16-2010, 03:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,878
Posted By 50+AirYears
And keep an eye on the pressure guage. Just this...

And keep an eye on the pressure guage. Just this last fall, I noticed the guage on the extinguisher I have in the garage was in the red, so I bought a new one. Two days later, I needed one, grabbed...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-03-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,409
Posted By 50+AirYears
Scanners and pat downs a problem? I was flying...

Scanners and pat downs a problem? I was flying out of Rio de Janiero in the spring of 1975. I forget if it was Santos-Dumont or Galleo airport. Got through all the security at ticketing, then started...
Forum: ParkFlyers 10-25-2010, 03:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,728
Posted By 50+AirYears
Just a couple (or more) thoughts from this old...

Just a couple
(or more) thoughts from this old balsa butcher. Who cares what material the plane is made of as long as it flies? I currently have a nice assortment of planes made of Balsa, Foam,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-14-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 19,770
Posted By 50+AirYears
Hey, don't worry about how old a post is, or when...

Hey, don't worry about how old a post is, or when the most recent reply went in.
In my lab job, I had to take several soldering specific courses for ISO 9000 and several different MIL spec levels....
Forum: WWI Era 08-10-2010, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5,110
Views: 406,969
Posted By 50+AirYears
I think I may have mentioned this article from...

I think I may have mentioned this article from Air Progress some time back, but I finally got it scanned. I think it is from 1964. The Immelmann turns we fly from the pattern book don't look quite...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-24-2010, 03:48 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,518
Posted By 50+AirYears
As someone who flies about anything, including...

As someone who flies about anything, including paper airplanes, kites, and even boomerangs, I just ain't into any of these comparisons. Each of the IC power types, glow, Diesel, gas (Petro, for the...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 06-06-2010, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,878
Posted By 50+AirYears
For a club meeting, the VP set up a .40 powered...

For a club meeting, the VP set up a .40 powered Stick with a 10" circular saw blade on the prop shaft. Just a reminder what we're dealing with whether a glow, gas, Electric, CO2, Compressed Air, or...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 12-19-2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,511
Posted By 50+AirYears
I've only seen one seen one custom Privateer...

I've only seen one seen one custom Privateer under construction, and was impressed with the fuse size. Problem was, rodents had gotten to the wood, so there waere two pieces, with some wood missing....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-16-2009, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,913
Posted By 50+AirYears
Amazing, the things that happen with electronics....

Amazing, the things that happen with electronics. I was working with a brand new internal battery backed RAM chip. Followed the mfgs data sheets in setting up the circuitry and software proceures....
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 12-16-2009, 05:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,511
Posted By 50+AirYears
If it has a 120" span, it's probably a scaled up...

If it has a 120" span, it's probably a scaled up Sea Cat. The wing on the Sea Cat is pylon mounted, with the engine mounted on a nacelle directly on the wing, while the Custom Privateer has the wing...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-16-2009, 04:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,913
Posted By 50+AirYears
I just left a job where a large part of my duties...

I just left a job where a large part of my duties were to run developmental and production qualification tests on electronics components for the automotive industry. I had the capability of doing...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-11-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,298
Views: 96,234
Posted By 50+AirYears
I'm getting ready to go out to the field right...

I'm getting ready to go out to the field right now. Prediction is for partly sunny, wind 5 to 8 mph, and temperature in the low 50s.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-11-2009, 02:17 AM
Replies: 1,298
Views: 96,234
Posted By 50+AirYears
Hey, Sarg 5. Your comment about Kansas wind...

Hey, Sarg 5. Your comment about Kansas wind reminds me about being stationed in Topeka (the old Forbes AFB) 67-68. Visited the local club at one of the city parks. Wind was about 15 mph. Most of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-21-2009, 04:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,277
Posted By 50+AirYears
We usually peak at something over 120 members...

We usually peak at something over 120 members before the end of the year. More of the newer people coming into the club are using all electric, but it still seems we are only about 10% electric. ...
Forum: Beginners 01-22-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 24,549
Posted By 50+AirYears
Just for the heck of it, I just Googled Aliphatic...

Just for the heck of it, I just Googled Aliphatic Resin Glue. Very interesting. Major brand, or at least the one with the most references, is the Titebond line. Apparently, even Great Planes Pro Bond...
Forum: Beginners 01-22-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 24,549
Posted By 50+AirYears
Titebond, Titebond II, and Titebond III,...

Titebond, Titebond II, and Titebond III, Superphatic, are a few. They pretty much look like white glues, but with a yellowish collor. Often called carpenter's glues. Water clean-up, moderately fast...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 01-20-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 25,229
Posted By 50+AirYears
Actually, I've had a number of RC planes fully...

Actually, I've had a number of RC planes fully capable of flying free without turning on the reciever, or even having the reciever on board. Even had a couple make moderately decent flights after...
Forum: WWI Era 01-13-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5,110
Views: 406,969
Posted By 50+AirYears
The previous post about Ken Forans craftsmanship...

The previous post about Ken Forans craftsmanship and and the couple posts about DH Tiger Moths brought back the name of one of the better-than-museum quality builders I had the fortune to meet. ...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-21-2008, 04:19 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 27,926
Posted By 50+AirYears
Frankly, whether I'm flying RC, CL, or FF, after...

Frankly, whether I'm flying RC, CL, or FF, after the initial trim flights, I find flying rather peaceful and calming, no matter what my hands are making the plane do. I sometimes find myslf actually...
Forum: Beginners 09-05-2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 33,251
Posted By 50+AirYears
Lt., Let me try to give a personal answer to what...

Lt., Let me try to give a personal answer to what I understand your question to be.

If such a group existed closer to me than my current club field, yes I would! In fact, over the years I have...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-27-2008, 01:02 AM
Replies: 768
Views: 69,899
Posted By 50+AirYears
What an idea! Wish I'd kept a couple of my...

What an idea! Wish I'd kept a couple of my older engines, like the O. K. Cub .19s or the even older Cobey .12 ignition engine I used to have. Gut them and stick an eletric in them.

Funny...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-05-2008, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 62,910
Posted By 50+AirYears
Funny thing about our "Noise". I have heard...

Funny thing about our "Noise".

I have heard and read of noise complaints for a number of years, and have even seen some of them. Here's a partial listing.

Flyer investigating complaints...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-02-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 62,910
Posted By 50+AirYears
In the years I've been building and flying, I've...

In the years I've been building and flying, I've constantly heard that the newest thing is going to replace the older things. Gas engines are going to replace rubber power. Glow is going to replace...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-01-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,078
Posted By 50+AirYears
I'd say electric power is definitely a fad. Just...

I'd say electric power is definitely a fad. Just like when I first started building and flying about 1948, free flight was king, and control line was just a fad, and how the gas engine was king, and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-31-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 62,910
Posted By 50+AirYears
Of course, with Glow engines like my Fox .40 Smog...

Of course, with Glow engines like my Fox .40 Smog Hog, or .60 powered Super Sportster, I can fill the 8 or 16 ounce tank, fly aerobatics for 12 to 14 minutes, full power the whole flight if I want,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-26-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 62,910
Posted By 50+AirYears
I'd agree that RC today is a lot cheaper...

I'd agree that RC today is a lot cheaper proportionally than it was when I first started . My first single channel transmitter (not a set, just the transmitter) cost me$19.95, which was about 15...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-25-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 62,910
Posted By 50+AirYears
I might agree that as a portion of the overall RC...

I might agree that as a portion of the overall RC market, gas powered models are shrinking as a proportion of the whole. The whole family of RC aircraft seems to be growing. Gas models may be...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-27-2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 62,910
Posted By 50+AirYears
To expand my last comment, now that I have a few...

To expand my last comment, now that I have a few free moments.

Of course, some companies E-powered planes come with a recommendation for THEIR specific power combination, with no easy crossover...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-08-2008, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 62,910
Posted By 50+AirYears
In the development lab where I am gainfully...

In the development lab where I am gainfully employed, we sometimes hear the terms "Sparky" for the electronics people, and "Mechs" for the mechanical people. Anybody doesn't use either of these...
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