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 on: Yesterday at 05:19:04 PM 
Started by Mike Griffin - Last post by Jim Kraft
Many of the early control line planes were what they called goats. They were free flights converted to control line. Floyd Carter has one. I think if I remember right that St Louis had an event for these to see how slow one could fly.

 on: Yesterday at 05:09:08 PM 
Started by rich gorrill - Last post by Brent Williams
This is a good question.  I burned through over a gallon of homebrew 1/2a fuel last year that used castor oil I sourced from the pharmacy at WalMart.  No complaints.  
I too, am curious about the properties of the Baker and Klotz castor vs pharmaceutical grade castor.

 on: Yesterday at 05:02:44 PM 
Started by Matt Colan - Last post by Matt Colan
Take good care of it so you can get a heroic score in the 180 Building this summer! y1

I definitely will be! No more 12 point airplanes! 

 on: Yesterday at 05:01:58 PM 
Started by Jim Roselle - Last post by Bob Heywood
A CL I with this model K&B will not have the High Speed potential of a K&B 6.5 or Nelson .40 powered plane. Low Speed will be fine.

 on: Yesterday at 04:55:25 PM 
Started by john ohnimus - Last post by Ken Burdick
I haven't tried the Brodak silk span. How do you like it?

I'm about out of the old stuff

 on: Yesterday at 04:49:39 PM 
Started by Dick Pacini - Last post by Sean McEntee
     Got an email from the AMA today:

     Part of the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act is supposed to address the FAA's overstepping of its bounds.  More as the story develops.

      In the end, I don't really sweat this whole thing at all.  Even if the AIRR act falls through, I give this whole registration thing a year--two at the most-- before it falls apart.  I've heard from a few sources that are spread throughout the country that local PDs either aren't aware of the registration requirement, or simply don't care.  Cops are busy enough busting crackheads and chasing down drunk drivers, and are prepared to tell the FAA that they are pretty much on their own to enforce their regulations.  That leaves as good as NOONE to cite offenders.

      I asked a FF buddy of mine what the overall consensus in FF Land is, since most outdoor FF models exceed the weight requirement and a lot of them have remote operated dethermalizers and, by definition, must register.  He chucked and said that a collective "middle finger" is being given to the FAA.  Makes sense.  Most FF fields are either on private property and/or located in remote areas so it is highly unlikely that FAA examiners will show up to check registration.

      So don't worry about "the 50m target" as we say in the Army.  Things will go back to normal in the long run me thinks.

 on: Yesterday at 04:49:35 PM 
Started by rich gorrill - Last post by BillP
Dad and I used to mix our own and got castor (and methanol) from the pharmacy but that was almost 60 yrs ago.  We flew this brew in Fox engines for several years and no obvious problems. I still fly a Fox 35 from those days on a Super Clown that has at least a gallon or two of the stuff though it plus a gallon or two of Fox and Sig fuel...its still tight. RedMax fuel from the 1990s had the white flakes but other fuels didn't. They said it was the processing.

 on: Yesterday at 04:45:16 PM 
Started by Jim Roselle - Last post by john vlna
I have done it, but never used the motor in competition. It did seem to run well in reverse though.

PS   as I recall  it was right if you looked from the rear to the front.

 on: Yesterday at 04:41:31 PM 
Started by RC Storick - Last post by Don Coe
Count me in.  Thanks   Cheesy

 on: Yesterday at 04:29:44 PM 
Started by RC Storick - Last post by John Bocksnick
I'm in.


John Bocksnick

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