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Old 12-18-2008, 02:11 PM
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Hey Chellie, get that swift built, was thinkign of getting one as a fun machine, can you tell me what motor, ESC & blades you are going to use on her?

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Old 12-18-2008, 03:21 PM
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Here's my daughter getting the hang of ground handling with Steve bub's Air Hog. She had several short flights, only a few of which ended in the trees!

I've got her set up with a WattFlyer screen name but she's been so busy with school, piano, gymnastics, and soccer that she hasn't had time to hang out online.

I'm building a StevensAero SQuiRT and have a buddy box setup so I'm hoping to get her some signficant air time in the not-too-distant future. She'll probably be out-flying me this time next year... 'hope so anyway.
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Kirsty_Carnage View Post
By the way that's a super kingsize bed


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I'm confused... You say that airplane has a 63" wingspan, and you say the bed is a "super kingsize bed"...

Something seems wrong with those two facts... That bed looks more like a "fullsize" bed. I wonder if the size of a "kingsize" bed in Europe is different from a "kingsize" bed in the USA...

By the way -- I envy the size of your airplane. The largest one I have is 51"... :o
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:12 PM
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Bumpy ground? LOL That sounds like a guys excuse.
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:33 PM
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Al, I just come out and say "I came in too fast and smashed the landing gear into the ground." LOL. End of story.

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Bumpy ground? LOL That sounds like a guys excuse.
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Lieutenant Loughead View Post
By the way -- I envy the size of your airplane. The largest one I have is 51"... :o

I wonder why the wood prop? For looks?

An APC would give better performance, wouldnt it?

I know one thing, you sure wouldnt want to put a glow plane on the bed and have it drip slime all over that nice bed spread.
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:37 PM
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Hello y'all

I have gone to the Dark Side, beating the air up with rotating wings, and having a lot of fun doing it too! Here's some stuff from my collection!

And yo - where is Franny? I saw her at the last club meeting... yo girlfriend! Post us some photos of that Stearman?!
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:15 PM
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Hi All,

Chellie was nice enough to send me a PM about this thread. Thanks Chillie!

I think it is great to hook up with all the gals. I am close to Denver, CO so if you are ever in the area, just give me a jingle and we'll go flying!

I guess my thing is a bit more building than flying, but I've been out of touch for most of the year. That is about to change! I am working on the new work/craft room and hope to get it done before the end of the year. I really enjoy scale and mainly WWI and "Golden Age". I have several kits from AerodromeRC as well as vintage Carl Goldberg and the like. I've even had a few of them published! Anyway, here are a few photos of my babies. Soon on the bench will be a 43" Fokker DRI and then a couple Albatross. I also have a couple old-timers and a vintage 60's Birdi pattern airplane. Holy Cow! I better get busy!

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Old 12-18-2008, 09:20 PM
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Hi Jasmine!

Yes,... just the two of us in that big 'ol club... We'll just kick it Old School!

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Old 12-18-2008, 09:50 PM
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...My partner flew it a couple of days ago & he had a bouncer on landing, the wheels ripped off, so he said it needs ground thats not so bumpy for take offs & landing, all fixed now though & here's a video of her in flight:-

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Been there, done that. Expecially on the grass. Someone sugested I use plastic screws to bolt the landing gear on with. You will have to go one or two sizes larger for strength but it's great. Now when I come in too hard or that darn wind doesn't cooperate all I loose is the gear and I have to do a very careful belly landing the next go round.

I also put larger wheels on my small stuff for the grass. The stock wheels just don't do it. I also do like tail draggers but not that darn skid; I always add a stearable wheel back there. Nothing fancy just a bent piece of wire glued to the rudder. I sometimes run the wire through the skid for extra support.
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Franny View Post
blah blah blah blah flying!

blah blah blah building blah flying, blah blah blah blah scale blah blah "Golden Age". blah blah blah blah AerodromeRC blah blah blah Carl Goldberg abies.. ARGH! blah blah blah 43" Fokker DRI blah blah blah Albatross.blah blah blah blah vintage 60's Birdi pattern airplane.

Franny
Ok, I had to post, even though it's in the women's thread...

Franny, I LOVE your Taube, marry me, I'll get it in the divorce, you can have everything that's not RC (fortunately for me, thanks to RC, that's not much)


of course I had to edit your post so you could see how us guys read it...

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Old 12-18-2008, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Franny View Post
Hi Jasmine!

Yes,... just the two of us in that big 'ol club... We'll just kick it Old School!

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Hehe, yeah I better get to work on the EagleRock. I found a kit that will be really close to what it needs to be and should be easy to modify to get it right. I love the piece of history - turns out they have one at the Wings Over the Rockies, and they know a lot about it

I like the Satin Doll, and I think it's the only one I've seen actually fly, but I think I saw the Sportster out there one day?

Yes, she actually flies these, and they still look hot! No hangar queens there

This is what I'm talking about BTW - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Aircraft_Company
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:17 PM
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Wow, that is a pretty little bipe. Very nice. I hope you'll post pictures of the finished product.

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Hehe, yeah I better get to work on the EagleRock. I found a kit that will be really close to what it needs to be and should be easy to modify to get it right. I love the piece of history - turns out they have one at the Wings Over the Rockies, and they know a lot about it

I like the Satin Doll, and I think it's the only one I've seen actually fly, but I think I saw the Sportster out there one day?

Yes, she actually flies these, and they still look hot! No hangar queens there

This is what I'm talking about BTW - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Aircraft_Company
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:31 PM
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Voyager Look closer , it's the frame of the Stearman befor she covered it.
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:32 PM
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(not a girl - but when I almost slammed the Hellcat in last week at Warp 2, I was screaming like one)
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:43 PM
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(not a girl - but when I almost slammed the Hellcat in last week at Warp 2, I was screaming like one)

...and a little girl at that!
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:47 PM
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Fortunately, the Hellcat wasn't in much of a dive when I pulled out and noticed some "pretty severe horizontal stabilizer deflection"

Cross spar is toast - she'll go under the knife to find out why/how.

Don't listen to the Monkey, Franny - marry me! I'll love you for more than your Taube!

(there IS that lovely Dr.1 and DVIII....)
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:06 PM
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Oh My! Two proposals! What's a girl to do?

Is that really what guys hear? Ya know,... That does explain a few things though...

You wouldn't really want someone in the house that gets balsa dust all over, has various airplanes on the kitchen table, argues about displaying airplanes in the living room, can't mow the lawn until after she comes back from flying, spends a bunch of time on line researching and even more in the craft room gluing her fingers together, etc... now would ya?

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Old 12-18-2008, 11:08 PM
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Yep.
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:31 PM
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Reminds me of the Far Side cartoon...

Owner says: "Darn it, Ginger, how many times have I told you to stay out of the trash? Ginger, when will you ever learn? Bad dog, Ginger! Bad dog!"

Ginger the dog hears: "blah blah GINGER blah blah blah blah GINGER blah blah blah GINGER blah blah!"
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:36 PM
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blah blah blah
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Franny View Post
You wouldn't really want someone in the house that gets balsa dust all over, has various airplanes on the kitchen table, argues about displaying airplanes in the living room, can't mow the lawn until after she comes back from flying, spends a bunch of time on line researching and even more in the craft room gluing her fingers together, etc... now would ya?
Wait... Let me get this straight...

You, and your "Wattflyer husband":
  1. ...would both have balsa dust all over the house, and neither of you would care?
  2. ...could both store airplanes on the kitchen table, and neither of you would care?
  3. ...could both display airplanes in the living room, and neither of you would care?
  4. ...could both go flying, until after dark, and then YOU would be willing to mow the lawn?!?!?!?
  5. ...could both have a great time spending a bunch of time on line researching, and even more time in the craft room gluing your body parts together?
LOL -- this sounds too good to be true!!!!!
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:53 PM
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I use that on our kitty Ginger all the time.

Seems to work...
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:27 AM
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heya chellie.
i got your private message.
my dad was telling me about this thread this morning before school.
well ive been pretty busy lately.
with waterpolo and everything else.
well talk to you later.
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:51 AM
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Originally Posted by brinnaaa View Post
heya chellie.
i got your private message.
my dad was telling me about this thread this morning before school.
well ive been pretty busy lately.
with waterpolo and everything else.
well talk to you later.
... never understood Water Polo. How do you keep the Horses from drowning???
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