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On The Road Again: The Mattoon, Illinois Swap Meet

Post  Kim on Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:18 pm

So, once again parked behind a Crackle Barrel Restaurant...my camping spot before heading across the street bright and early tomorrow for yet another Swap Meet.  This is the one that netted me a couple Goldberg Shoestrings (bucket-o-Planes) last year, along with some .15-sized Racers...and a whole van-load of gumband models for  Breezy Hill Billy.

Showing a brisk 17 degrees on my high tech outside thermometer, but my little trailer is rapidly reaching toasty status.  A little more settling in, and it'll be supper time.

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Re: On The Road Again: The Mattoon, Illinois Swap Meet

Post  Kim on Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:38 am

I got his little old-timer-looking 3 channel at the Mattoon Swap. Figure it's an ARF, but don't know what else it is .  I plan to put a choke-exhaust Medallion .09 in it's nose, with a large enough fuel tank to let it be a cruiser at this year's S.M.A.L.L.  

Also got some Trexler wheels that ought to set it off a bit.

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Post  Mark Boesen on Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:50 am

Pretty cool, maybe a Ben Buckle kit?
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Post  Kim on Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:55 am

Mark Boesen wrote:Pretty cool, maybe a Ben Buckle kit?

Maybe...with it's extra long gear, and some puffy tires, it ought handle the scrub brush and such around here!

The cabin is big enough for a GoPro-on-a-servo...so that will be fun to mess with!
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Re: On The Road Again: The Mattoon, Illinois Swap Meet

Post  Mark Boesen on Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:16 pm

lol, a gotta say of all the types of model airplanes i've had over the years, slow floaters with transparent covering have always been my favorite.
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Post  getback on Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:11 pm

Nice looking bird Kim , Go-Pro on at servo O hea !!
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Re: On The Road Again: The Mattoon, Illinois Swap Meet

Post  Kim on Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:43 am

Finally got the shop heated up enough for a little work on this Swap Meet Orphan---figured that it's a Quaker of some sort and ought to fit right in with the gang at S.M.A.L.L.

I decided to bolt this Medallion .15 R/C to it's nose instead of the throttle-band Medallion .09 I'd planned.  Its probably a little much on the top end, but it throttle worked nicely on the test stand, so the plane ought to be a decent cruiser with the old .15 reined in a bit.

Got a 2 ounce Sullivan tank worked up into its snout, and some new servos set aside for it.  Sadly, the expensive set of Trexler balloon tires I thought I'd use have suffered dry rot...SHOULD have wiped them with some Armourall back when I bought them !!!

Looking forward to getting this pup on the active list for this summer!!











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Re: On The Road Again: The Mattoon, Illinois Swap Meet

Post  getback on Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:41 am

Those Ben buckle kits look pretty cool and i like the floaters too there alot of Fun without the stress . Kim have you had that .15 medallion slide exhaust apart ? I had one before i sold it Doh! Took it completely apart , dont recall a separate ring around the cly only the mount and slider , here is a pic of it i found ..   sorry if i missunderstood ya !  This Site Rocks!  Hope to see that baby fly ! here is a link to Ben's kits i didn't see one just like that one though.  http://www.benbucklevintage.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_8&products_id=36
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Re: On The Road Again: The Mattoon, Illinois Swap Meet

Post  Kim on Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:48 am

Yeah, the throttle band reference was to a Medallion .09 I'd first imagined putting on the plane. I figured that the .15 would do a better job of hauling it up ad out of the weeds.
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Re: On The Road Again: The Mattoon, Illinois Swap Meet

Post  getback on Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:35 am

OK , I just missed a .09 barowled throttle on the Bay ran out of funds over 56- Sad Got one in .049 and another coming in the same . RC Plane
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Re: On The Road Again: The Mattoon, Illinois Swap Meet

Post  balogh on Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:41 am

Great looking lil plane Kim. Do you trust those 2 thin rubber bands to hold the wing in place when pulled by the .15 muscle-machine -Medallion?
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Re: On The Road Again: The Mattoon, Illinois Swap Meet

Post  Kim on Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:39 am

balogh wrote:Great looking lil plane Kim. Do you trust those 2 thin rubber bands to hold the wing in place when pulled by the .15 muscle-machine -Medallion?

Yeah, think they'll be OK...of course they're have several more to back them up when they fly!
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Post  getback on Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:08 pm

Kim i been looking lol and thinking a floater 3 channel or so .. What do U think of this model for a to get back in the air again .  http://www.benbucklevintage.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_4&products_id=14   Now thats a funkie looking stab/elve placement Laughing Shucks throw something at me !?!???
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Re: On The Road Again: The Mattoon, Illinois Swap Meet

Post  Kim on Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:30 pm

Looks great to me! Many of the early R/C models had their stabs held on by rubber bands...especially the single channels.
Ought to make a fine flying classic trainer !!
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