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Old 06-28-2012, 05:15 PM   #1
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Been putting together this Balsa model of a Piper Cherokee that belonged to my Dad that he never got around to putting together. It's designed for either rubberband power, or a small Cox gas engine as a freeflyer, i.e., at the mercy of the wind, with no controls whatsoever. I'm going to make it a 3 channel R.C. with elevator/rudder/throttle, with a small electric motor in place of the gas engine. This is my first attempt at a balsa model, and for a rank amateur, I think it's coming along quite nicely.

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take your time you'll do fine. there are a ton of guillows kits cheap on e-bay
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:37 PM   #3
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Oh yeah, no hurry putting it together, it was in my Parent's cellar for years and years, I'm 52, and my Dad got it when I was a kid. He was a tinkerer, and he had so many projects going on this one got under the radar, so my Mom, knowing I like building models, let me take it, so I guess it's a tribute to my Dad, who got me into this whole R.C. thing in the first place way back when. I do believe he'd be shocked if he saw how far I've taken the whole thing (3 planes, with a 4th on the way, 3 helis, with a 4th on the way, a monster truck, and a boat). And I always think back to the time he had that HUGE Piper Cub, and we'd take it to the field, and put it up. Great hobby, this R.C.

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Guillows ..... along with Veron ... names form a golden era of modelling .... and nice to see that Guillows still out there.

I do look at odd Guillows models and think about micro set-ups to make into RC versions ... or just to make it and display as a nice model at home ...

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