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Is the Field Available? Who is Flying Today? / Re: Sunday
« on: January 21, 2018, 10:17:36 AM »
figures, all week they were called for high winds and rain so I committed to doing the family thing today.  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

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General Discussion / JR files bankruptcy
« on: January 01, 2018, 09:17:29 AM »
JR has filed for bankruptcy and will close it's Japan factory, another one bites the dust?  :'(

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Plans, Projects, Building and Flying Tips / Re: Fokker DVIII Build (update)
« on: December 31, 2017, 04:13:01 PM »
Taking advantage of the cold weather to do some work on the DVIII, Tail coming along nicely  8) ;D

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Plans, Projects, Building and Flying Tips / Re: Balancing Stuff
« on: December 16, 2017, 09:55:00 PM »
I check the balance of every prop I buy, over the years that's hundreds of props and have only found a handful that balanced as bought, I find Xoar to be the best followed by APC, some of the worst are Master Airscrew, I had a 11X6 that was so bad I had to cut almost an 1/8th inch off one end and add a bunch of CA on the other...lol. So it's always good to check em. 

Never heard of balancing  a motor seems a bit over the top...lol  :P :laugh:

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Plans, Projects, Building and Flying Tips / Re: Fokker DVIII Build (update)
« on: December 10, 2017, 08:00:24 PM »
Good work D. Nice too see someone actually building with balsa and fabric. This will be a nice airplane, for sure. I have seen the full scale replica fly at Rhinebeck and it is an amazingly fast, quick to maneuver and sharp looking machine.

BTW, how do you keep such a neat work area?

Thanks Gary.
Ok I'm going to share a little secret passed down to me by an old photographer type guy. When shooting pics of your builds, move the junk so it's no in the shot.  :laugh: :P ;D 8)

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Plans, Projects, Building and Flying Tips / Re: Fokker DVIII Build (update)
« on: December 10, 2017, 11:50:07 AM »
Jeeze I forgot to post the fuse pics. D'oh...lol

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Plans, Projects, Building and Flying Tips / Re: Fokker DVIII Build (update)
« on: December 10, 2017, 11:48:23 AM »
Really taking my time on this. Lining up the ailerthingy before sheeting the wing, at this pace I could be done by next summer...lol

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General Discussion / Re: RIP Gord
« on: November 24, 2017, 06:03:28 AM »
Thanks Gary, I remember when I told him I might build a twin scale job for a control line contest, he showed up the next day with some engines and gave them to me free, my twin 4 stroke was worked on and tuned by Gord,and of course all the foamies that so many of us fly now, he touched so many of us, yes he was one of a kind.

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General Discussion / RIP Gord
« on: November 22, 2017, 10:33:38 PM »
I guess you all know by now, our good friend and fellow flyer Gord flypaper Clifford has gone to the great toy ground in the sky. God speed my friend you will be greatly missed!!  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

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Plans, Projects, Building and Flying Tips / Re: Fokker DVIII Build
« on: November 05, 2017, 09:03:19 PM »
Put the wing aside and started the fuse,pretty straight forward, I like cutting the sticks and fitting them, very satisfying  ;D 8)

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Plans, Projects, Building and Flying Tips / Fokker DVIII Build (update)
« on: October 28, 2017, 08:28:05 PM »
I won a 1/3rd scale Fokker DVIII at this years giant scale and have decided to build it. I decided to do the wing first as if I screw this part up there's no need to continue...lol  :P  The  DVIII has a unique wing in that it is flat on the top and tapers on the bottom so it is recommended to build the wing upside down I used an old hokey stick and some weights to keep things aligned while gluing, hey it worked. lol  :P  other than that it's pretty straight forward, the wing is split in the middle so you build one panel at a time, so far so good but man this thing is big.   :o :o 8) :P ;D

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General Discussion / Re: Taking your baby for a walk, in style
« on: September 24, 2017, 09:01:56 AM »
Brings a whole new meaning to helicopter parent  :laugh: :P ;D 8)

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General Discussion / Re: Ok dumb question time
« on: September 07, 2017, 08:24:01 PM »
Thanks Gary, i finally found what I was looking for, i was googling Huckfest not Hucking.
"Hucking"
From extreme skiers and mountain bikers. "To recklessly throw ones self into the air"
Also known to be out of control or beyond ones ability.
And used to describe someone who gets huge air in skiing or mountain biking. "Man did you see Joe Hucking that 60 footer"!

If this is used to describe big 3D planes I seriously can't wait and now I know what you meant over at RcCanucks about the fireplace, let the carnage begin!! :laugh: :P 8) ;D


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General Discussion / Ok dumb question time
« on: September 07, 2017, 09:08:35 AM »
So what the heck is a Huckfest and where did the term come from, all I can find on google is jumping off road trucks, so what's up?
  ???  ;D :P

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Those things really fly well, and look very real up there, nice job Reg!  ;D

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