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 on: Yesterday at 05:14:11 PM 
Started by RC Storick - Last post by Curt D Contrata
Happy birthday!

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 on: Yesterday at 05:08:54 PM 
Started by dennis lipsett - Last post by dennis lipsett
These are hard to get anymore but here are 2 NIB examples with extras. Both of them have 3 extra plugs, Wrench, extra prop screw and package of extra head gaskets. The heads have been hard to find and I heard that MECOA is now making them but these are original manufactured items. The extra items will be sent with each engine purchased.These engines will match the output of sport 15 engines in many uses.
Priced to move at $90.00 each. ask for price if your interested in both.
Shipping is extra, pay pal preferred with 3% for fee use gift
Check or MO also accepted.

 on: Yesterday at 04:57:06 PM 
Started by dennis lipsett - Last post by dennis lipsett
For Cox fans here as a NIB TD 051 with a few extras. There are 3 new unused high compression heads with plastic plug guards still attached, a Kirn Kraft NVA for pressure use or better settings than stock unit. and a package of 5 extra Cox head gaskets. The wrenches and instructions are in the box. it's worth more than the $70.00 for this complete package. Shipping is extra and pay pal is preferred with 3% for fee or your check or MO.


 on: Yesterday at 04:05:31 PM 
Started by Crist Rigotti - Last post by Crist Rigotti
This afternoon I started to do the finish.  A quick summary of what it'll be.  I use SIG dope and DuPont 3608S voc thinner.  I'll use Nitrate for the base coats because it helps keep the CF "stuck" to the fuselage.  I'll use Nitrate through the filler coats.  Then I switch to Butyrate.  For the clear I use SIG Lite-Coat. 

I'm applying the first several coats of Nitrate clear thinned 2/1 dope/thinner to the bare balsa.  I'll do at least 2 coats, but probably do 3 because I thinned it out.  I'm really amazed how just a few coats of dope will start to change the "feel" or "texture" of the balsa wood!  It starts to take on that "plastic" quality.

When done with these 2 or 3 coats I'll weigh and report of the weight gain.  As a matter of fact, I'll report throughout the finishing process what the weights are.  It's a good reference.

 on: Yesterday at 03:59:16 PM 
Started by Dave Lajb - Last post by EddyR
Many moons ago I won the KOI using this Thunderbird Fox 35 powered and Old Time stunt using this AAsr
Many people square off the front of the cowl but the original was built like this one. It is like a speed cowl.

 on: Yesterday at 03:49:47 PM 
Started by Avaiojet - Last post by Avaiojet
Whoa! Am I a Doper or what?

Spent a good part of the morning getting dope on all these parts, both sides. Well a few I had to apply silk to first.

The elevators and rudder, I used CA to apply the silk.

ARGO II, Gee Bee Z, and the TEXACO 13 wing.

I'll work on getting the Gee Bee Z fuselage ready for some dope also. That's next.

 on: Yesterday at 03:22:10 PM 
Started by Dave Lajb - Last post by Brett Buck
I scratch built a TB-1 from Busco plans (with Palmer's signature) and flew first with a McCoy 35RH and later a McCoy 40RH. It was built light compared to kit built...but I don't remember the weight.  The McCoy 35 is 200-300 rmps faster than a Fox 35 and flew it fine with 10/25 Sig castor fuel.  The 40 gave much better line tension and is what I settled with (until I crashed it a couple weeks ago).  Another flyer at the field is flying his (2) T-Birds with modern OS 35s and they are equal to or more power than the McCoy 40. As much as I like nostalgic engines I would skip the Fox 35 and go 40 on a plane the size of a TB. 

   The issue is "which 40?". It's not too surprising that a 35FP or the like is stronger than a McCoy 40, and an Aero-Tiger 36 eats the both of them for breakfast. Even a Magnum 32 will out-perform almost all the vintage-type engines.

    The difference between Stalker 40 RE (weakest of the bunch as near as I can tell - substantially weaker than a Fox 35) and something like a 40VF or OPS 40 is massive, so we can't just talk about displacement. Really need to specify which engine in particular.


 on: Yesterday at 02:26:13 PM 
Started by Mike Griffin - Last post by big ron

 on: Yesterday at 01:59:40 PM 
Started by Motorman - Last post by Avaiojet
Just got an email back from Aircraft Spruce. Just a particle filter is needed no organic vapors. What do you think.
worried about the thinner fumes.

"Thank you for contacting Aircraft Spruce.
You recently wrote:
What mask do you use when you apply nitrate dope?      
To which our reply is:
You will just need a mask that has a P100 filter".



I would talk to the people that make the mask, as I did. In my case, 3M.

 on: Yesterday at 01:35:29 PM 
Started by Allan Perret - Last post by Paul Smith
As I said before, AMA should just register the entire membership & be done with it.

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