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Post  Ken Cook on Mon May 20, 2019 4:30 am

Our club had it's annual 1/2A day yesterday. Not a big turnout, but it was very hot. My buddy Dan had a B-25 Mitchell that he built in the late 70's and I had my C-47 which was built somewhere about 1982. Dan recently installed Black Widows while my C-47 was using the last version of the Cox Babe Bee which had dual ported cylinders minus the bypass flutes. Unfortunately, these engines offer pretty short runs. Just prior to the flight, we both suffered a problem in which neither engines would start, needle etc. Dan essentially just said let's take a breather and give it a go in a minute, ( Good advice) . Nothing fancy here, just cool to hear them and see them flying. https://www.facebook.com/PhillyFliersCL/videos/2375773422468843/
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Post  getback on Mon May 20, 2019 8:32 am

They do sound good together , didn't expect to see both of you in the circle !! cheers
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Post  Ken Cook on Mon May 20, 2019 3:24 pm

Eric, yesterday it seemed like nothing wanted to start properly. I'm sure it was the heat and humidity. More nitro would've been better. Nonetheless, it's hard enough to get one to run let alone 4 of them at the same time. They're nothing other than roundy roun planes but they're cool to me and I enjoyed it. Ken
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Post  Marleysky on Mon May 20, 2019 6:57 pm

Ken, you’re right, a pleasure just to hear them run! Just curious, I have never had any luck taking off or landing on grass. Does your flying circle have a hard surface under that grass? The plane bounced a little then jumped up in the air, mine would have pinwheeled or nosed over. What’s the secret to flying on grass?
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Post  roddie on Mon May 20, 2019 7:18 pm

Ken Cook wrote:          Our club had it's annual 1/2A day yesterday. Not a big turnout, but it was very hot. My buddy Dan had a B-25 Mitchell that he built in the late 70's and I had my C-47 which was built somewhere about 1982. Dan recently installed Black Widows while my C-47 was using the last version of the Cox Babe Bee which had dual ported cylinders minus the bypass flutes. Unfortunately, these engines offer pretty short runs. Just prior to the flight, we both suffered a problem in which neither engines would start, needle etc. Dan essentially just said let's take a breather and give it a go in a minute, ( Good advice) . Nothing fancy here, just cool to hear them and see them flying. https://www.facebook.com/PhillyFliersCL/videos/2375773422468843/

That is what I love SoOoOo much about this hobby Ken! Mucho FUN!!!
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Post  Ken Cook on Mon May 20, 2019 8:42 pm

Grass flying is very problematic. This grass was cut pretty short but I feel the two engines offered enough ummph to get them airborne. My C-47 has fairly large wheels like the real one. Dan's B-25 has trike gear and fairly tiny wheels. I can't explain his success other than his plane was even flying similar to mine with a tail down attitude. I did have Masonite that I cut out on a radius. I stored it in the trailer on the flying site but someone apparently had no idea what it was and tossed it.  I used duct tape and had two pieces which also worked well even landing.

Here's Dan's B-25. Doolittle would be proud, she's not a beauty queen but she has some mileage on her, Slag Mill is her name and it's painted on the nose https://www.facebook.com/PhillyFliersCL/photos/a.605410626195742/2738597389543711/?type=3&theater

My C-47 which was from American Modeler mag https://www.facebook.com/PhillyFliersCL/photos/a.605410626195742/2738597562877027/?type
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Post  getback on Tue May 21, 2019 9:54 am

Dan's has definitely got some time on it / she's a little rough but seems to fly well .. What plane is this on the Left ? Flying the twins Screen11
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Post  KariFS on Tue May 21, 2019 10:23 am

Looks like a Cox Rivets, one of the prettiest Cox models IMO.
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Post  Ken Cook on Tue May 21, 2019 3:28 pm

Yes, it's the Rivets in mint like condition. Dan found a fuse at our old hobby shop which was NOS. Over the past several years, he's acquired the bits and pieces needed to complete it.
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Post  RknRusty on Tue May 21, 2019 11:51 pm

Ken Cook wrote:Grass flying is very problematic....
.... Here's Dan's B-25. Doolittle would be proud, she's not a beauty queen but she has some mileage on her, Slag Mill is her name and it's painted on the nose https://www.facebook.com/PhillyFliersCL/photos/a.605410626195742/2738597389543711/?type=3&theater

         My C-47 which was from American Modeler mag https://www.facebook.com/PhillyFliersCL/photos/a.605410626195742/2738597562877027/?type

Dang, Ken, clicking just one of those links led me to embark upon a 2 hour journey through the Philly photo albums, Lol. It was quite enjoyable, and so good to see a well attended Facebook site with enthusiastic members. Thanks to all the Philly Folks, you guys are a top class act.
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