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04-23-2020 01:39 AM  32 days ago
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helitom

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Lock Down Order Model Projects
I'm gonna try this again. What have you been doing - model wise - in this directed stay at home time? Here's what I've done so far (both #1 and #2 were crashes just days before the stay at home order).

1. A Fury Expert that had a failure which caused me to be a spectator for about 30 seconds before the end of the flight. Typical crash - tail boom, blades, shafts, etc. A fairly easy fix. his machine is all Futaba, CG-520 gyro, OS 6i SX and was (and still is, I hope) a sweet flyer if you still like fly barred helis. It is now ready to fly again.

2. A Fury Expert that I dumb thumbed in during one of those, "hey guys, watch this" episodes. Major crash including busted side frames in addition to the usual stuff. This machine is all Futaba, CGY-750 FBL gyro, OS 61 SX and homemade FBL rotor head from Raptor blade grips. This is the machine that I fly most often and is the one where friends ask, "can you do.....?". It is now ready to fly again.

3. A Fury Extreme build that was about half finished when I got to it here during the Stay at Home Order. This kit is what resided in my RV for over two years. Whenever the wife and I took off for parts unknown, we both carried something along for those times when there was nothing to do near term. This was a real lesson to me in planning ahead, making sure you had all the tools, parts, building stuff (Locktite, epoxy, etc, etc) along for the ride - I always failed somewhere in all that. The machine is all Futaba, CGY-750 FBL gyro. It is now ready for it's maiden.

4. This is a Cap (I'm calling it a Cap because I don't really know what it is) that was a dumpster rescue. Lemme see if I can explain that in something less than a novel. I had a long time friend and flying buddy pass away not too long ago. The heir to all his stuff asked me to come over and give him a clue as to what all of the RC stuff might be worth. I did that. As with many of us, my passed friend's collection of modeling stuff included some pristine, really expensive stuff and other things up in the rafters that were outdated or busted up here and there. I went through the collection (he had a ton of stuff) and provided my guess as to the worth of the stuff. I also gave my standard lecture that modeler's stuff has several prices; what did it cost new, what it is worth now, and what you can actually get someone to pry open their wallet and pay for. As most of us know, those are three wildly different numbers. Anyway, I departed and left my estimates. About two months later, the guy who lives across the street from my departed friend calls me and asks me to come over. When I get there, he has a large pile of RC airplane stuff (he is not an RC guy). He explains that when the heir was clearing out the house for sale, all the aircraft with even slight damage were tossed into a dumpster they had hired up to clean out the house. Before the heir tossed it, he removed any piece or part that may have had a value. The across the street neighbor gave me all of the stuff (completely filled my Ford Excursion). I passed almost all of it out to fellow club members. I kept this "Cap" and one other airplane. The "Cap" needed a cowling and wheel pants (Fiberglass Specialties) and every other single piece of hardware. It is now ready to fly. All Futaba, DLE-20 engine, 67" wing span, 59" long. 3D'ish kind of airplane.

5. A Great Planes U-Can-Do-3D airplane. I've had this bare airframe for over 5 years. I've had several of these in the past and they can be really fun to fly. I got this one out and it is now ready to fly. All Futaba except for three K-Power servos which I am skeptical as to how close they are to their advertised specs. The servos looked pretty good by their Ebay advertisement , but looked like crap when they arrived. The manufacturer's response to my concerns was laughable. YS 91 four stroke (all of the UCD's I've had have use this exact engine - it will get the airplane to the crash site quickly). Anyway, from bare airframe to ready to fly.

By the time I get this posted, I'll be working on something else....
The older I get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
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04-24-2020 02:23 AM  31 days ago
Rojoalfa

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Your fleet is back on line!!!

Very good...

My brave pilot!

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Saludos cordiales,
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04-24-2020 08:50 AM  31 days ago
Heli143

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I’m building an 800 size Huey which will be done up in the Florida Forestry Fire helo scheme.
Should be ready for paint in about a week.

Roy Mayoral
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04-24-2020 10:09 PM  30 days ago
Helicop50

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Hi Heli143
Is that a Vario Huey body?
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04-25-2020 12:01 AM  30 days ago
Josh Moen

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I have been working on an old Carl Goldberg Tiger 60 model. I've had the kit for a while now and have finally had some time to dedicate to it. BTW I believe your "Cap" is actually a yak 54 model.

Thanks,

Josh Moen
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04-25-2020 12:26 AM  30 days ago
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Helicop50 Is that a Vario Huey body?
Looks like Darrell Spraybodys Huey fuselage.
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04-25-2020 01:43 AM  30 days ago
Helicop50

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I asked Darrell if he'll make me one about approx 18 months ago He kindly replied when he finds the molds he'll do so. I was told Vario makes the same thus the reason for asking the question.
Thanks
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04-25-2020 02:46 AM  30 days ago
helitom

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Thanks for the clue on the Yak 54.

That CG Tiger is a great, easy flyer. Been through a couple of those as well.

Tom
The older I get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
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04-25-2020 06:16 AM  30 days ago
Heli143

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Hi helicop
As Notar said it is one of Darrel’s fuselages. Darrell also makes bigger fuselages and there is a waiting list. He does high quality work. Well worth waiting for 😎
Roy Mayoral
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04-25-2020 05:07 PM  30 days ago
Helicop50

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Thanks Heli143 for the heads up, yes I heard about Darrell through a friend and by his quick and kind reply tells me the caliber of the Gentleman.
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04-27-2020 01:27 AM  28 days ago
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Great Topic
helitom You've got it going on! Congrats...beautiful machines. I was deemed "essential", so I have been in the office most every day. I was able to do a few half-days...which got me to working on my hobby room. I am soooo far behind, it's not funny.

I've got a Quest (Kyosho) Caliber 50 FBL there on the front of the table. I've got to finish the FBL setup, canopy decals, and it'll fly. At the back of the table is Number 12 MinAir Fury55. It can fly at any time..just hasn't for a while.

Along the edge is is my birthday present to myself from last summer, a Whiplash 730E. Really excited about that. Next to that is a Shuttle Plus 2, and I've got a NIB SuperTigre .34H for it. Plan is to give free lessons to local drone weenies...hopefully show them the light. Last, but not least is a 1/2A Super Sniffer. I think this will be really cool to hunt thermals with out here in the hay fields when it gets hot. I've had it a few years and there hasn't been progress, so we'll see.

Last, and certainly not least...You'll notice plans on the desk under the window. That is the Lite Bipe From AMA Plans in '92. I ordered those plans immediately after seeing the article as a kid in high school. I had a kit cutter make a short kit. I'm really excited about that too.

Cheers all!

J. B. Jones
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