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Old 08-24-2015, 03:37 PM
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Yeah, lol. Just gotta solder up an ESC for the Spit, install the servo arms and control rods for elevator and rudder and we're in business. I played around with the retracts and I just love watching them go up and down flawlessly, lol. Can't wait to get her up!
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Old 08-26-2015, 04:58 AM
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I flew yesterday and today at LBJ. Winds were not bad but air was a little turbulent. I was going to maiden my E-flite P-51B, "DING HOA" this morning but the landing gear struts are loose. Also one of the other pilots in the club and myself were flying together and both of planes crashed simultaneoulsy. It appeared to be complete signal loss. Both planes went down within 2-3 seconds of each other in the same location....bummmmmer.

I was flying a Hobby Express (formerly Hobby Lobby) Stinson 108 that went down pretty flat, wings level but impacting mostly on the front cowl. Damage is repairable but doubt I'll so anything about it very soon.

Hope to see you soon Mike...

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Old 09-20-2015, 07:18 PM
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Mike, Check this out -

Two inch, 3-blade spinner that looks like a perfect for the HK Spit:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXEENT&P=M

Three blade scale prop also:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXEDLW&P=6

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Old 10-01-2015, 02:38 PM
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Hey Dick. I got your message but my phone is busted. I have a home phone now anyways. It's 254-238-8564. Call me.
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Old 10-09-2015, 04:10 PM
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The new Great Planes P-6E fly's beautifully.....very stable and predictable. As they say, It fly's like it's on rails." It's really joy to fly.

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Old 11-06-2015, 05:40 AM
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Default Phoenix stinson relieant

Couldn't help myself. Lusted after this plane for a long time and Tower has one for$108.00 in their "Scratch and Dent" that normally sells for $269.00.

Damaged wings - fixed cover with heat, can't tell anything.
Fuselage - minor damage top V. Stab - fixed barely visible. Bent alum wing strut tab - straightened.

http://www.towerhobbies.com/products/pmm/pmma1635.html

Power will be Tacon Bigfoot 60 400Kv
ESC 60-80A
5S Battery
6 Std Servos

Wingspan: 67.7 in (1720 mm)
Weight: 9.7-10.6 lb (4.4-4.8 kg)
Length: 52.6 in (1338 mm),
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Old 03-12-2016, 04:17 AM
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Mike,

Still hoping to hear from you...miss you my friend, call me!

My latest addition is a Phoenix Model Stinson Reliant bought off Tower's "Scratch & Dent", cheap.

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Old 10-27-2016, 04:59 AM
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Tap tap... "Is this thing on?" Hello comrades! Is anyone monitoring this frequency?

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Old 10-28-2016, 01:06 AM
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Hey Josh -
Yeah I'm still monitoring the freq. I haven't spent much time here over the last few years. Mike shows up sometimes but the net's been pretty down.

Do you have a current cell#? I'd like to catch up. Sure miss you my friend.

I'll sent PM....

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Old 03-20-2018, 09:23 AM
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Hey Dick...sorry I've been off the net for so long man. Life's been a little busy. But I'm trying to get back into the swing of things fast and hard. Call me brother...promise I'll be waiting to answer, lol.
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Old 04-29-2018, 03:56 AM
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Default Sbd-1 dauntless 1940-1941

Mike, (and Josh - if perhaps you may return to the flock)

Photos are of the WINDRIDER SBD DAUNTLESS DIVE BOMBER purchased some 7-8 years ago. Josh and both got one in EPO foam and intended to build in pre-war colors. Mine sat under the bed all these years and I finally decided to build it. I started it almost 2 months ago I think and finally getting close to completion now.
I can't recall what motors Josh and decided to use but I ended up using it in another plane so will have to order another one pretty soon.

Mine represents the USMC 5th Section Leader's plane in Quantico, VA 1940-41.
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Old 04-29-2018, 09:53 PM
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Really looks good Capt. Great attention to detail.
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Old 04-30-2018, 03:58 AM
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Hey thanks Don,
I didn't think anyone was still subscribed this dusty old thread except Angler HI....I've mostly have been hanging out on RC Groups since things slowed down here. I'll have to drop in more often.
Thanks again,
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Old 04-30-2018, 09:50 AM
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We're still here Dick, we appreciate you still posting here once in a while!
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Old 05-01-2018, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Don Sims View Post
We're still here Dick, we appreciate you still posting here once in a while!
I'm pleased your'e still subscribed and your'e welcome. Most of my attention has been directed to RC Groups over the past few years. wattflyer has always loaded slow on my computer but I still check in.
Josh (Groundrushesup) initiated the thread but has dropped off the radar and regrettably we've lost compete contact but Angler Hi is still so maybe between all of us we'll try to keep it going.

Keep yer RPM's up,

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Old 05-04-2018, 11:02 PM
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Awesome man! What kind of paint did you use?? Curious because it doesn't appear it ate through the foam, lol.
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Old 05-05-2018, 07:28 PM
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Mike,

I used rattle cans from Walmart - Rustoleum and Krylon. It's EPO foam which isn't affected.

Insignia is iron-on Monokote and Ultracote cut from patterns I made, sealed with some Krylon clear.

Turnigy SK3 3536 1200 Kv motor should arv this week with Turnigy "TRUST" 45A ESC with built in SBEC. All HXT 900 servos except retracts so far.
It'll have functioning landing flaps and dive brakes also. Not sure How they'll work out but seem to be OK on the table so far.

Been looking for a suitable scale crew but so far the reasonably priced stuff look terrible....been thinking I might make my own somehow later on.

Planning on three blade prop around 10 in.

Wish Josh was still involved - I wonder what he's done with all his stuff?

Take care stay in touch and call me when you can.

Cheers mate,

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Old 05-08-2018, 06:16 AM
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Default Tower Hobbies Ryan STA

The Ryan ST's are my all time favorite airplane This was an ARF Tower Hobbies introduced about a year or so ago maybe more. I had to have it but not in their factory color. I like the think the original Ryan factory silver and aluminum was the ultimate.

I had to remove the Tower Hobby cover and recovered it with Ultracote Chrome for the fuse and silver for the wings and tail. The cockpit is scratch built and water slide decals and patterns for the original style trim were cut from Monokote and applied to the fuselage and wheel pants.

Can't maiden it - the chrome cover apparently reflects signal and will not Range Check! Not sure what to do yet but I need to find a solution. Either recover the fuse with silver like the wings or find a way to extend the antenna outside the airframe.

Anyway I'm still very proud of how it came out and want to share the results.
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