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Post  Cribbs74 on Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:00 pm

I spent the morning at the swap meet and the afternoon flying one of my finds. My daughter has wanted me to build her a plane for some time and I walked by this beginner ringmaster all morning. The seller wanted $30 for it and the original box. It had a McCoy .049.

I ended up offering $20 for it. I still think it was too much, but my daughter likes it. I came home and ripped off the McCoy and installed a proper Babe Bee on it and a new set of leadouts.

It flew exceptionally well and it's pretty darn tough!



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Post  batjac on Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:53 pm

That's Cool!  Neat paint scheme and everything.  Now she has all the tools she needs to succeed in life. Man, I wish someone'd given me one when I was her age.  Is that your backyard?  She can get plenty of practice there.  And, if she takes to it, think of all the father-daughter time you can spend building her next plane.

Oh, and I love the "Take off THIS way" arrows on your runway.  Smile 

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Post  Cribbs74 on Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:22 pm

Thanks Mark,

Yeah she likes it. I had to give my son my nice one to make it fair. Oh well, they come and they go.

Yeah that's my yard. It's been a real blessing. The paint scheme is the same as what's on the box.

I didn't have much hope for it, but I took a turn on the handle and it was surprisingly smooth lines stayed tight. It will do nice wide loops and even inverted as long as the tank is full.  lol! 
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Post  Jason_WI on Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:28 pm

Cool swap meet find. What's that green stuff they are standing on?
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Post  Cribbs74 on Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:37 pm

That is grass, pretty hard to come by up your way...it's mostly brown though.

I also picked up a couple O.S .40 FP's for $5 a piece and some other odds and ends.

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Post  duke.johnson on Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:49 pm

Very cool, Ron! Hope she has it for a long time. The 40FP's are a great find. I'm going to the RC Expo and swap meet in two weeks, hope I can find so great deals to.
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Post  Jason_WI on Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:16 pm

FP 40's for 5 bux! Cant even buy a new glow plug for that. Nice score. Convert easy to CL with a NV and venturi.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:28 pm

duke.johnson wrote:Very cool, Ron!  Hope she has it for a long time.  The 40FP's are a great find.  I'm going to the RC Expo and swap meet in two weeks, hope I can find so great deals to.

I am sure you will. None of those guys want to take any of that junk back home.  Very Happy 
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Post  Cribbs74 on Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:19 pm

Jason_WI wrote:FP 40's for 5 bux! Cant even buy a new glow plug for that. Nice score. Convert easy to CL with a NV and venturi.

Yeah man. I was happy. Can you believe I only saw one Fox engine? Crazy.

Apparently Prague OK is the home of the Super Tigre... Here I thought they were all made in Italy.

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Post  batjac on Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:39 am

Prague, Oklahoma is the home of Supertigre?  I thought they were made in Italy, too.   Huh... 

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Post  RknRusty on Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:22 am

You've got a couple of great looking kids, Ron.
I have an fp40 and flew it a couple of times. It's a really sweet running engine. Couldn't tell a lot of difference from the fp35. Really cooperative to crank and needle.
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Post  anm2 on Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:41 am

The beginner Ringmaster is a great slab wing airplane. I have found that it is one of the best, and I used it to teach my son to fly. I am building three from scratch right now and trying different finishing techniques. I think you did OK at $20 for a completed kit, and I am guessing your daughter would agree!

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Post  getback on Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:08 am

Cribbs74 wrote:
duke.johnson wrote:Very cool, Ron!  Hope she has it for a long time.  The 40FP's are a great find.  I'm going to the RC Expo and swap meet in two weeks, hope I can find so great deals to.

I am sure you will. None of those guys want to take any of that junk back home.   Very Happy 
Yeah you are right and I THANKED them all!! that became my line ill take it for 1/2 price and u don't have to haul it around no more!! lol! At the end I was low on funds but offered a man 50 for a plane ready to fly RC ENGINE servos all he wanted 100 , said he would take 75 then was wanting to give me another plane NO GUTS for FREE I HAD NO MORE ROOM IN MY little truck thank GOD or at home for it  Mad   Laughing Sounds like you done well to with the plane and the 40s also cox engine , great your kids are takeing up on the hobby  :heater: 
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Post  Cribbs74 on Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:28 am

batjac wrote:Prague, Oklahoma is the home of Supertigre?  I thought they were made in Italy, too.   Huh... 

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One would think so, Every table had Super Tigre's on them. Of course the G21 -35 was taken by a couple fellow CL'rs from Tulsa fairly early on in the swap.

It was funny really, also helpful as they arrived before the swap was even open and snatched up every CL related item.

It worked out though as I didn't have to go very far to find what I needed and they sold me stuff for what they paid or just gave it to me outright.

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