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 on: Yesterday at 05:24:05 PM 
Started by Rick Huff - Last post by Bernard Suhamski
Yes, looks like it is time to start getting ready !!!!!! Oh a side note, myself and Alan Buck will have flyers for the Jennifer Fedorick Memorial contest we are having on July 1st and 2nd.... It will be in Hazleton Pa. But getting back to Brodak's I think we should have " APPEARANCE POINTS FOR JUNKYARD WARS!!!! " LOL!!!!!  Three old Farts and an Angel and going to build a " BEAUTY " a 20 pointer!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL !!!!!! See You All There....

 on: Yesterday at 05:19:27 PM 
Started by Allen Goff - Last post by John Rist
You can buy this and get the full 10 points.  
Why would a builder enter Fun Scale?

So four guys buy & fly. 
What's left? 
Takeoff, landing and high flight.

I am no longer competing in scale so I don't have a dog in this fight but when I did compete I did fly some fun scale.  It ain't as easy as it sounds.  A converted RC ARF may or may not fly worth a hoot as an U-control.  I had one that no matter how hard you tried it would bounce on landing.  RC ARFs tend to be heavy and are a hand full to achieve real aircraft looking flight.  Having said that fun scale has several advantages.  First of all it gives you serious scale guys a second (or third) event to enjoy.   The cost of travel and motel is high and another event is fun.  Secondly fun scale doesn't compete agents classes that have builder of the model rule.  So what's the beef.  It not as if your hours of hard work to build a model will be thwarted  by some ARF.  And their is still the fact that fun scale may well bring in new blood to the sport.  I don't see any bad things for the sport in fun scale.  Besides if you check, most of the fun scale airplanes are being flown by the master builders because it gives then a second event to enjoy.  It's just like Old Time Stunt.  Most pilots are master fliers that are looking for another event to have more fun.   Stir the pot

 on: Yesterday at 04:56:43 PM 
Started by Chuck_Smith - Last post by Skip Chernoff
Looks great! I like the colors!

 on: Yesterday at 04:55:59 PM 
Started by Chris Behm - Last post by Randy Cuberly
Hi Chris,

When you mentioned combat wings it reminded me of my project some years ago to find an easy to build cheap model. A friend mentioned the he would like a plane that flies well enough to practice lower bottoms without worrying abut writing off an expensive plane. I took a combat style wing and built a very basic model around that. I built it for a .25 to .30 size engine and called it the Eze 25. The prototype had an Enya .30 SS in it and it flew well enough for some decent practicing. Eventually I made a smaller .15 size version with a MVVS .15 in it and later a .40 size as well. The .40 size did not fly well and I think that the ice cream cone airfoil did not work well when scaled up and flown at the slower stunt speeds. However the .15 size and .25 size flew great. I can mail you the plans and how to make the leading edged foam parts if you like. I still have your email address, so just let me know.


Hmmmm...That "Ice cream Cone" airfoil scaled up to 650 square inches pretty good for the Trivial Pursuit and works just fine!  It does suck up power like a sponge and needs plenty in front of it!  It supports a heavy ship with lots of power however!  Mine weighed 74 ounces and still flew very well with a PA65, and a RO Jett 65.  Ted's flew well enough to win the Nationals with a RO Jett 65!  I think it weighed very near 70 oz.
I don't think the problem was the airfoil!   Maybe all those electrons get in the way!  Layingdown Layingdown Layingdown Layingdown

Randy Cuberly
Keith R

 on: Yesterday at 04:53:58 PM 
Started by Warren Walker - Last post by Shug Emery
Is there an archive somewhere of the clowns of Ringling? I was told that my great uncle was a clown by some of the family, others said he sold those double clear balloons with the mouse head inside, still others say he wore a suit, can't confirm any of it. I do remember getting to see the tents set up a Masters Field in Miami and seeing the Circus every time he was in town so he for sure worked there. This would have been the 1960's and maybe early 70's. His name was Benjamin Contrada, AKA Benny Contrada, with a nickname of "Banjo Benny". He was part of the Italian family born in the old country and had the original spelling before immigration changed us to Contrata.

I enjoyed your video, thanks for posting.

I will reach out to some smart clowns and see. Be interesting to know.

From: Gordon
Subject: Fwd: Circus

    A husband and wife who work for the circus go to an adoption agency.

    The Social workers raise doubts about the living conditions in a circus,

    but the couple produce photos of their 50-foot luxury motor home,

    which is clean and well-maintained and equipped with a beautiful nursery.

    The social workers also raise concerns about the education a child would receive while in the couple's care.

    "We've arranged for a full-time tutor who will teach the child all the usual subjects along with French, Mandarin and computer skills."

    Then the social workers express concern about a child being raised in a circus environment.

    "Our nanny is a certified expert in Paediatric care, Welfare and Diet."

    The social workers are finally satisfied and ask, "What age child are you hoping to adopt?"

    "It doesn't really matter as long as they fit in the cannon."

That is funny. I acually know some Human Cannonballs.

 on: Yesterday at 04:43:07 PM 
Started by Jared Hays - Last post by Jared Hays
Jared, Very cool. Would you please share what motor / esc / lipo you are using?

The skyray is on 3s 500mah lipo, brodak simple timer, twisted hobby 2202 crack series motor 1620kv, and 12 or 18 amp esc I think.  It could use just a touch more power yet and its a touch tail heavy so a little bigger motor would be better, but its comparable to a regular cox .049 I would say.  As you can see I can loosely get it through the pattern with skipping extra level laps between maneuvers.  I have a cox Hyper Viper that I plan using the wing out of and making a profile fuse to make a better stunt 1/2a model out of and it will be electric as well.  But the skyray works for now and is perfect for indoor demo like this.

 on: Yesterday at 04:28:36 PM 
Started by Alex Rillos - Last post by Alex Rillos
I am selling CAD drawn part templates printed on card stock for $15.00, plus shipping.
Also I am selling those files (7 sheets) on PDF or JPEG for printing on 8.5"x11" card stock paper for $ 7.00 a set. Any questions just PM me. Thanks, Alex.

 on: Yesterday at 04:18:12 PM 
Started by Rick Huff - Last post by Rick Huff
Thanks!  Time to make hotel reservations.


 on: Yesterday at 04:14:00 PM 
Started by Rick Huff - Last post by Will Davis
June 12 Monday thru June 17 Saturday. The sanction just got approved, we are fine tuning the events details  and rules... No major changes on events and days from last year.

. I will post flyer as soon as we get finalized.  Mark Weiss and myself are looking forward to another great fly in...

 on: Yesterday at 04:01:36 PM 
Started by Rick Huff - Last post by john e. holliday
Usually the week before Fathers Day.

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