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Post  roddie Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:09 pm

Marleysky wrote:Dang! Roddie, that plane looks good enough to FLY!  The only thing that should hold you back now is the “Sticker Police “. You gotta have a ⭐️ or stripes or flags or a Cox sticker on it. Go, go, go for it!  

Thank you Rene!!!!!!!!! Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

Tonight I sprayed some grey-primer on the newly reworked wingtips, outdoors on the back-porch (deck)..

Tonight's photo has a very "blue hue" to it..

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... which inspires me to spray some black paint judiciously.. and name the model "Blue on Black".. a song by the Kenny Wayne Sheppard band..

click here..

I want to give this model a theme.. but at the same time; keep it stealthy.. like a night-fighter/interceptor.
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Post  roddie Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:56 pm

This airplane will be brought to the field this weekend as an exhibition-model.. for the CEF RWYB Speed-Contest.

Its Cox reed-valve engines will run right and left-hand.. with 5"D X 4"P propellers.
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Post  getback Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:33 am

Cool ! So you going to put her in the Air ? Popcorn
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Post  rsv1cox Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:16 am

I read "exhibition" which probably means static. But could also mean let 'er rip Roddie...…..it's only balsa.

Good luck in either case.

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Post  roddie Tue Jul 11, 2023 6:50 pm

CEF EOM July 2023 contest entry(ies) set-up for counter-rotation.

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Post  akjgardner Tue Sep 05, 2023 5:52 am

roddie wrote:I have voiced my opinion on the usefulness of the 1/2A spring-style wheel-retainers before. Carl Goldberg models and Sig Manufacturing "had" offered these in the past.. but now; unfortunately.. you'll need to hunt for them. Bernie (Cox International) had sourced a NOS supply of them not too long ago.. and may still have some packages.

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Hear me out.. these spring-collars are designed to fit 1/16" (.062"/1.6mm) piano-wire.. and provide a lightweight/reliable friction-collar that will assist in a myriad of modelling needs.

I am using these with this P-38 model. The elevator-pushrod is 1/16" piano-wire. It utilizes two "L-bends" which must be retained. Using a series of flat-washers with a spring-retainer; a linkage can be made to work with reasonable precision.

These photos will show where I have used these spring-retainers in the control-linkage of this model.

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The above photo-example shows a 1/16" piano-wire pushrod being retained in a Sig 1/2A Nylon bellcrank. Take a close look..

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The spring-retainer establishes a "clearance". That's basically the beauty of using it.

Here is where I use one on the elevator horn...

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I'm just a novice flyer.. but I like to build precision into my flying models. It doesn't cost much...
anybody have any luck finding these?
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Post  roddie Thu Sep 28, 2023 3:50 am

akjgardner wrote:
roddie wrote:I have voiced my opinion on the usefulness of the 1/2A spring-style wheel-retainers before. Carl Goldberg models and Sig Manufacturing "had" offered these in the past.. but now; unfortunately.. you'll need to hunt for them. Bernie (Cox International) had sourced a NOS supply of them not too long ago.. and may still have some packages.

P-38 Lightning-Roddie style..  - Page 9 Goldbe10

Hear me out.. these spring-collars are designed to fit 1/16" (.062"/1.6mm) piano-wire.. and provide a lightweight/reliable friction-collar that will assist in a myriad of modelling needs.

I am using these with this P-38 model. The elevator-pushrod is 1/16" piano-wire. It utilizes two "L-bends" which must be retained. Using a series of flat-washers with a spring-retainer; a linkage can be made to work with reasonable precision.

These photos will show where I have used these spring-retainers in the control-linkage of this model.

P-38 Lightning-Roddie style..  - Page 9 Dsc05339

The above photo-example shows a 1/16" piano-wire pushrod being retained in a Sig 1/2A Nylon bellcrank. Take a close look..

P-38 Lightning-Roddie style..  - Page 9 Dsc05340

The spring-retainer establishes a "clearance". That's basically the beauty of using it.

Here is where I use one on the elevator horn...

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I'm just a novice flyer.. but I like to build precision into my flying models. It doesn't cost much...

anybody have any luck finding these?

Hi Joe! Sorry I missed this/your inquiry. My forum attendance has been sketchy these last few months. Short answer; "NO".. I haven't been able to source them.

You "can" make them from .015" music wire. Be sure to wear safety-glasses when working with music-wire. The original spring material is between .017" and .020" depending on the supplier. (Sig and Goldberg were two suppliers of these)

I had some .015" music wire in my stock.. which I "hand-wound" around the shank of a #54 drill (.055" dia.) You could try a #53 drill (.0595" dia.) but the coil won't fit as tightly around a 1/16" dia. (.062") music-wire axle-shaft.. as the purpose-made parts do.

Here's a coil of .015" dia. music-wire which I wound in excess. You'd only need 5-6 turns to make one retainer. I would suggest making one at a time.  


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Remember.. Clean my glasses Be sure to wear safety-glasses when working with music-wire.
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Post  getback Thu Sep 28, 2023 4:28 am

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?4257669-%284-Bags%29-Carl-Goldberg-1-16-Wheel-Retaining-Springs-NIB  this guy has/had 100 bags Very Happy or this https://www.ebay.com/itm/115823570756?hash=item1af79f6f44:g:N-EAAOSwy19ke9x8 better deal


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Post  roddie Thu Sep 28, 2023 4:47 am

getback wrote:https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?4257669-%284-Bags%29-Carl-Goldberg-1-16-Wheel-Retaining-Springs-NIB  this guy has/had 100 bags Very Happy  or this https://www.ebay.com/itm/115823570756?hash=item1af79f6f44:g:N-EAAOSwy19ke9x8 better deal

Thanks Eric. The first link's seller has X4 packages containing X6 retainers each for $17 plus $3 S & H. Seeing that he has X100 packages, maybe he'd do a better deal if someone bought X10 or more. Huh...
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Post  getback Thu Sep 28, 2023 5:07 am

I would think so roddie if he still has them ? The second one has other stuff too and 2 packages of the retainers for 21.99 free ship so not bad . Hope @akjgardner will see this . Very Happy
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Post  akjgardner Thu Sep 28, 2023 1:05 pm

“ I DID I DID , awesome . Thanks Eric and Roddie Very Happy
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