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05/11/2006 at 1:57 pm #40473AnonymousInactive
Thanks for the info on gears. I will keep you folks informed. I will soon be covering a Guillow’s SE 5 and want it to look as scale as possible. Does anyone know where I can purchase Olive Drab tissues?05/11/2006 at 5:22 pm #43152Bill ShailorParticipant
That’s going to be kind of tough. You might try an art or craft store, but the quality won’t be very high. You may end up having to fog some light dope over the tissue to get the color you need.
Bill05/11/2006 at 5:24 pm #43153AnonymousInactive
Has any one tried using a fabric dye on tissue?05/11/2006 at 7:57 pm #43154REYNOLD MAZZOCCOParticipant
The first one is a way to make your own, the second one sells olive drab tissue. I’m not sure how good the ready made is, but Dare usually sells pretty good stuff.
Rey05/14/2006 at 10:50 pm #43155AnonymousInactive
Thanks for the link and thanks for sponsoring this site.
I began flying free-flight rubber about 30 years ago. I could throw together a model in a hurry and they flew like they were rushed together. I got into high school and girls did not seem to think it was cool for a guy to smell like Aero Gloss and I gave up modeling for about 25 years. Recently, a friend took me up in a Breezy airplane. I felt like Glenn Curtiss and the old modeling bug bit me again. It might take six months to get a plane in the air but my kids enjoy watching the flights. The internet has been a great resourse. After reading Don Ross’s book, I too fell for Beautiful Bess. After looking at the plans (Very easy to find through Google), I decided I needed to refine some of my buillding skills. I know of no people in my area that fly rubber, but thank you guys for supporting and helping a newbie.
05/15/2006 at 11:35 am #43156George ReinhartParticipant
The Texas Cloud Climbers are having their 59th annual Free Flight Championships next week end, May 20-21 at their flying site near Haslet, Texas (just west of Alliance airport). There are numerous rubber events scheduled and there are lots of local rubber flyers who will likely attend. Contact Mike Fedor 817-277-1829, firstname.lastname@example.org one of the Contest Directors for information. You don’t have to compete if you don’t want to, but it would be a great chance to meet local modelers with similar interests.
Cheers!05/16/2006 at 6:52 pm #43157AnonymousInactive
This should be a great adventure with the kids.05/16/2006 at 10:18 pm #43158DAN BERRYParticipant
Man o man! the kids will be in for something like they’ve never seen. I’ll be driving thru McKinney on the way. Come and enjoy.
Be aware, the field has chiggers. Avon Skin-so-soft from the waist down will stop them, plus, you get silky smooth, sexy legs. A bonus!05/25/2006 at 5:24 pm #43159AnonymousInactive
I only stayed a few hours. I was in awe, the kids were kind of bored. The scale modelers could not have been more hospitable.
05/25/2006 at 10:08 pm #43160DAN BERRYParticipant
The scale stuff was a bust. Ya gotta love it to fly in wind. The little guys need a catapult glider and some calmer air. Then they get a little older and care more about riding a chase bike than flying. Ah well, what to do?
I assume that you got some phone numbers from the locals.
Hope for calmer winds next time.
Dan05/27/2006 at 7:20 pm #43161AnonymousInactive
I saw a gentleman fly a peanut and a KI 61 Tony make a couple attempts at flight. There was not much flying in the scale catagory. We were seated about 25 yards from the flightline that was launching motorized gliders etc. I was in awe watching those planes sail out of site and was glad I did not have to chase them.
The hour plus drive to Haslet was very enjoyable. Rather than cruise through Dallas and Fort Worth, I went to Denton and Krum then turned South to Haslet. The road had zero traffic and was a post card for small town North Texas. Burlington Northern has a track which runs parallel to the Farm to Market Rd. My daughter entertained herself by attempting to count the train cars; my son was worried that someone had written some VERY bad words on a box cars.
When I arrived every body was very friendly and moved their seats to give us some room in the shade. Many of the planes were near-museum quality and gave me inspiration for future and current projects.
As far as seeing some authentic looking biplanes fly, yeah, it was a bust. But I met some great people, I got some inspiration and the road-trip was not bad. I have had worse Saturday mornings.08/06/2006 at 11:15 am #43162AnonymousInactive
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