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Post  Cribbs74 Fri Aug 13, 2021 2:36 pm

I missed this. Good one Mark. Greenie for ya!
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Post  Admin Thu Sep 02, 2021 3:25 pm

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Post  dckrsn Thu Sep 02, 2021 5:28 pm

Goiin' out early next week, Jacob.
Hit a little hick-up/snag.
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Post  dckrsn Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:47 pm

Sorry for the brain lapse.
  Rusty's Memorial Engines were sent off to don Roberto-rsv1cox
this past Thursday(9/9/21).
No photos. All I did was inspect(ogle) them a few times,
read the log a few times, and hold onto them too long. Sorry.
I did add a Valentine spinner to the .020, and put the stock one
in the spares section of the engine case.
Thanks Jason and Jacob, for putting this well deserved tribute together.
Miss him,
  Bob
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Post  rsv1cox Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:42 pm

Just got it today Bob. Struggled to save the carton, think I did. Wonderful packing and presentation!

I won't keep it long, just read the log maybe remove the RR-1, mount it on something and flip it a few times. I would not dare to fly it. Pleasant thoughts of Rusty and the rest of the crew here on this forum then on to Rene.

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Post  Cribbs74 Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:03 pm

Ha! The Fox is getting dirty…cool!

Bob, they were meant to be used. Run one up! You won’t hurt them. They have all been flown at this point. Give er a bench run for ‘ol Rusty.
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Post  rsv1cox Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:59 pm

@Cribbs74 wrote:Ha! The Fox is getting dirty…cool!

Bob, they were meant to be used. Run one up! You won’t hurt them. They have all been flown at this point. Give er a bench run for ‘ol Rusty.

I might Ron, maybe prime and flip it.  Save a disassemble and fuel tank clean.  One less cycle.

I could not make my mind up as to what plane to put it on.  In the end there was no question.  I first flew this Baby Ringmaster when Rusty was just a pup.  I turn 84 in about three weeks and I've been at this since my pre-teens.  I think that Rusty would approve.

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The first non-hollow log plane that I built, and ya Ron as you let me know I got the tail wrong.  Smile  Flown and crashed many times it somehow survived.  It may be the first plane that my son flew also.  Many years later, he flew it again in Colorado pictures of which I have posted here.  

Tomorrow will be Rusty's day.  

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Second thought's.  I tell you, were I much younger and more adventurous I would mount those two 049's on my P-38 (RR-1 on the inside of course) and fly the wings off it.  Would have to tank up the other one though. The Baby Ring predates the P-38 by a whole lot.
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Post  Jason_WI Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:15 pm

Looking good. Gotta love the castor stains on the Fox. I want that thing to come back looking almost black from running.

I agree with Ron. Run one in memory of Rusty.
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Post  rsv1cox Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:03 am

I just reviewed Ron's, Jacob's, Kim's and Mark's comments, pictures, and videos.

 This will be just a shadow of those, but I feel pretty good about being a part of this.  Looking at the RR-1 and knowing that it has flown over Kim's residence, been on Ron's and Mark's planes doing circles and has been in Jason's, Jacobs, and Bob's hands is rather humbling.  

I mounted the RR-1 on the Baby Ringmaster this morning.  I set aside the old mixture of 2/56's and used new ones instead.  Used round shanked screwdrivers to avoid marking up the RR-1's fuel tank.  Rounded up a nice vintage Top Flight wood 6/3 and installed it.  

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The Black Widow won't go back on, instead a thin wall tapered case period correct Babe Bee will substitute.  I used to buy these in 1956 for about $3.95 each.

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Hitched it up, moved the needle into the green zone but could not bring myself to fuel it up and fly it.  Discretion being the better part of valor.  

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In my dreams.......................... Smile

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It will be on it's way to Rene sometime this week.
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Post  getback Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:35 am

Looking Good !! Man you need to at least run them (Clean up?) now that's funny lol! Keep um 2 weeks Bob , I am coming up and not ready YET Follow Rusty's Memorial Traveling Engines! - Page 4 Screen83 This Site Rocks!
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Post  rsv1cox Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:53 am

Smile Smile

What's everyone using to glue pictures into the log? Glue stick? Whatever it is it works very well.

I photographed every page for safe keeping.

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Post  Kim Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:22 am

I used small, inside-out loops of Scotch Magic Tape around the backside edges and a few across the center of the photos, then pressed them together with some 12v ballast batteries I keep in the shop.

A bit elaborate, but it really sticks the photos to the page.
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Post  rsv1cox Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:16 pm

@Kim wrote:I used small, inside-out loops of Scotch Magic Tape around the backside edges and a few across the center of the photos, then pressed them together with some 12v ballast batteries I keep in the shop.

A bit elaborate, but it really sticks the photos to the page.

I used the double sided tape Kim, worked Ok.

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Thanks for the privilege and experience, Jason and Jacob put a lot of work into this.

On to Rene
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