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Post  GWILLIEFOX Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:44 pm

This entire issue was a comic book format. It used special advertisements and all. Stuff to inspire model building boys like the excerpt from the story about getting serum across a river. Also the introduction of the 049B.

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Post  RknRusty Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:54 pm

I love it. Advertisements for the not-so-short attention spanned. Now I gotta know, did they retrieve the serum? Did the plane fly away into the night? Had they metered their fuel to run out before it's too far gone? How am I ever going to be able to sleep tonight! Please don't make me wait for next month's ad.
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Post  GWILLIEFOX Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:32 pm

now you'll be able to sleep tonight

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Post  cox24711 Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:16 am

what is the comic book called ?
i like it !

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Post  gossie Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:30 am

@cox24711 wrote:what is the comic book called ?
i like it !

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May 1954 Flying Models magazine.

(Col may have some old ones he MIGHT? show you.)
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Post  cox24711 Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:38 am

how was the control line week end?
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Post  RknRusty Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:02 am

Thanks Bill, I slept like a rock.
Machines of interest back then were "Jobs." How our slang changes over generations.

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Post  stuntflyr Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:19 pm

My Dad said "ships", Stunt ships, Combat ships.
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Post  gossie Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:57 pm

@cox24711 wrote:how was the control line week end?

Yes good. Had a big crowd turn up to fly all sorts of things, including a Hobby Craft replica Dynajet.........VERY noisy.

Col might bring you down next year???????? It will be on the first weekend of July 2016 when the sensational Sawtell (Do a Google on Sawtell) chilli festival is on, on the Saturday.
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Post  cox24711 Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:32 pm

@gossie wrote:
@cox24711 wrote:how was the control line week end?

Yes good.   Had a big crowd turn up to fly all sorts of things, including a Hobby Craft replica Dynajet.........VERY noisy.

Col might bring you down next year????????   It will be on the first weekend of July 2016 when the sensational Sawtell (Do a Google on Sawtell) chilli festival is on, on the Saturday.

i am still waiting for my first cl model to arrive!
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Post  cox24711 Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:37 pm

also i am getting ready to get the glider going and the ministick and to get my SILVER WINGS before i do any of that! Warm and it is the end of the school holidays NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DAMMIT! DAMMIT! DAMMIT! No No No! Devil Thumbs Down Sad Goodbye So i think il get my text books out again ehy Neutral
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Post  gossie Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:51 pm

@cox24711 wrote:
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@cox24711 wrote:how was the control line week end?

Yes good.   Had a big crowd turn up to fly all sorts of things, including a Hobby Craft replica Dynajet.........VERY noisy.

Col might bring you down next year????????   It will be on the first weekend of July 2016 when the sensational Sawtell (Do a Google on Sawtell) chilli festival is on, on the Saturday.

i am still waiting for my first cl model to arrive!

You need to build something from a plan. I'm sure Col will set you up with a plan and suggestions.
Don't be a RTF or ARTF person.
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Post  RknRusty Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:08 pm

@stuntflyr wrote:My Dad said "ships", Stunt ships, Combat ships.
Chris...
I like "Ships" and have started using it for larger models. Maybe it will catch on again.
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Post  cox24711 Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:18 pm

@gossie wrote:
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@cox24711 wrote:how was the control line week end?

Yes good.   Had a big crowd turn up to fly all sorts of things, including a Hobby Craft replica Dynajet.........VERY noisy.

Col might bring you down next year????????   It will be on the first weekend of July 2016 when the sensational Sawtell (Do a Google on Sawtell) chilli festival is on, on the Saturday.

i am still waiting for my first cl model to arrive!

You need to build something from a plan.  I'm sure Col will set you up with a plan and suggestions.
Don't be a RTF or ARTF person.

no way i built my 2 meter glider from scratch from no plans i just built and made wate looked right you know and it took me 2 years to get up to where a i am whitch is waiting for the $50 cox 15 medallion 15 never run never mounted engine to arrive!
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Post  cox24711 Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:30 pm

plus you can't get plans for 1/2a walt musciano planes because they are from kits that already have the parts built and they are just instructions on how to put them together well that is what col said to me so i found out this site called BLACK HAWK MODELS and i couldn't decide between the golden hawk and the raven so i did Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,Catch a tiger by the toe.If he hollers, let him go,Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. so it was the raven and there we have it!
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Post  KariFS Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:07 am

Hey Greg, while you wait you could build a simple profile plane, you'll get it done in a week. For a plane suitable for your Black Widow or such, you,ll only need a sheet of 6mm balsa for the wing and fuselage, some 3mm balsa for tailfeathers plus some plywood scraps. You can make the bellcrank from plywood if there is none available near by.

Check out my build thread, these two planes took me a few months but then again I didn't work on them full time, only a few hours every now and then.

https://www.coxengineforum.com/t7820-scorpion-simple-trainer-build


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Post  cox24711 Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:34 am

[quote="KariFS"]Hey Greg, while you wait you could build a simple profile plane, you'll get it done in a week. For a plane suitable for your Black Widow or such, you,ll only need a sheet of 6mm balsa for the wing and fuselage, some 3mm balsa for tailfeathers plus some plywood scraps. You can make the bellcrank from plywood if there is none available near by.

Check out my build thread, these two planes took me a few months but then again I didn't work on them full time, only a few hours every now and then.

https://www.coxengineforum.com/t7820-scorpion-simple-trainer-build


thanks i shall go to bunning and get some blasa wood from bunnings warehouse you know big wharehouses full of wood and lawn mowers and stuff
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Post  KariFS Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:59 am

What? Around your neck of the woods you can get balsa at lumber yard?

OK, nevermind the left side traffic, I'll pack my stuff and move lol!

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Post  Oldenginerod Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:56 am

@KariFS wrote:What? Around your neck of the woods you can get balsa at lumber yard?

OK, nevermind the left side traffic, I'll pack my stuff and move lol!


I was really surprised. I also found that the local Bunnings Warehouse (a large hardware and bulding supplies chain, much like Masters in the US) has a large assortment of balsa, but it's mainly aimed at the craft market and I think it's probably a little soft for some aircraft applications. They have all shapes of sticks and sections, but i didn't notice any leading and trailing edge profiles. It seems pretty consitent quality though, so I have used it. Hobby shops are pretty hard to find in regional areas here in Victoria. The nearest one to me is over 1/2 an hour's drive away and has a pretty good selection of building supplies, but is only aimed at R/C and has no C/L supplies at all. Not one kit! As a kid I used to look forward to trip into the larger towns with my mum and all they had was rubber powered and Control line kits. I think the current shop keepers would look at you dumb if you mentioned rubber power.
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Post  pkrankow Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:25 am

@cox24711 wrote:plus you can't get plans for 1/2a walt musciano  planes because they are from kits that already have the parts built and they are just instructions on how to put them together well that is what col said to me so i found out this site called BLACK HAWK MODELS and i couldn't decide between the golden hawk and the raven so i did Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,Catch a tiger by the toe.If he hollers, let him go,Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. so it was the raven and there we have it!

It's a shame Black Hawk models is closing. He is retiring and nobody will buy his business. Order a couple kits, Trace all the parts!

If you are poling around Outerzone the "American boy" has tracings of the parts. I have one of Blackhawk's "army scout" which is a stretched version to trace.

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Post  KariFS Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:03 pm

@Oldenginerod wrote:
 Hobby shops are pretty hard to find in regional areas here in Victoria.  The nearest one to me is over 1/2 an hour's drive away and has a pretty good selection of building supplies, but is only aimed at R/C and has no C/L supplies at all.  Not one kit!  As a kid I used to look forward to trip into the larger towns with my mum and all they had was rubber powered and Control line kits.  I think the current shop keepers would look at you dumb if you mentioned rubber power.

Same here, practically no hobby shop "network" to speak of. Fortunately I live about 40 minutes away from the 2nd biggest town in Finland, and there's one (!) hobby shop. They have been there for ever, well since the 70's anyway. They stock a lot of plastic model supplies and kits, and on the other hand a lot of "artsy-crafty" stuff. Not many flying model kits. But they do have a box of balsa by the door and some piano wire, brass and aluminum, etc. No fuelproof paint, silk, dope or even plastic coverings, or any CL stuff (I bought the last reel of steel control cable a couple months ago).I don't know if they ever re-stock that balsa box either, but it's good Graupner branded stuff, and not expensive. I guess I'll need to buy enough balsa to last me a few decades while I can  Huh...
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Post  cox24711 Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:22 pm

@Oldenginerod wrote:
@KariFS wrote:What? Around your neck of the woods you can get balsa at lumber yard?

OK, nevermind the left side traffic, I'll pack my stuff and move lol!


I was really surprised.  I also found that the local Bunnings Warehouse (a large hardware and bulding supplies chain, much like Masters in the US) has a large assortment of balsa, but it's mainly aimed at the craft market and I think it's probably a little soft for some aircraft applications.  They have all shapes of sticks and sections, but i didn't notice any leading and trailing edge profiles.  It seems pretty consitent quality though, so I have used it.  Hobby shops are pretty hard to find in regional areas here in Victoria.  The nearest one to me is over 1/2 an hour's drive away and has a pretty good selection of building supplies, but is only aimed at R/C and has no C/L supplies at all.  Not one kit!  As a kid I used to look forward to trip into the larger towns with my mum and all they had was rubber powered and Control line kits.  I think the current shop keepers would look at you dumb if you mentioned rubber power.

yeah bunning is round about 1/2 an hour away and the hobby shop is also round the corner of the bunnings warehouse bunnings is way cheaper the hobby shop is double the price and they don't stock very much blasa at all so usually go to bunnings
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Post  cox24711 Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:25 pm

@cox24711 wrote:
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@KariFS wrote:What? Around your neck of the woods you can get balsa at lumber yard?

OK, nevermind the left side traffic, I'll pack my stuff and move lol!


I was really surprised.  I also found that the local Bunnings Warehouse (a large hardware and bulding supplies chain, much like Masters in the US) has a large assortment of balsa, but it's mainly aimed at the craft market and I think it's probably a little soft for some aircraft applications.  They have all shapes of sticks and sections, but i didn't notice any leading and trailing edge profiles.  It seems pretty consitent quality though, so I have used it.  Hobby shops are pretty hard to find in regional areas here in Victoria.  The nearest one to me is over 1/2 an hour's drive away and has a pretty good selection of building supplies, but is only aimed at R/C and has no C/L supplies at all.  Not one kit!  As a kid I used to look forward to trip into the larger towns with my mum and all they had was rubber powered and Control line kits.  I think the current shop keepers would look at you dumb if you mentioned rubber power.

yeah bunning is round about 1/2 an hour away and the hobby shop is also round the corner of the bunnings warehouse bunnings is way cheaper the hobby shop is double the price and they don't stock very much blasa at all so usually go to bunnings

also a have some dope and thin it out to about 50/50 and put it on the balsa and then i do a 75/25 mix and then paint or cover
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Post  getback Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:24 am

WOW this thread went south ,, Thanks Bill enjoyed the comic from back in the day I was surprised it was rubber at the end but caught the will buy (nitro) gas for my next airplane Laughing Laughing Yea ! the good old days >>>> now the RAT race Mad I remember the days of air ships RC Plane
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