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 on: Yesterday at 06:05:26 PM 
Started by Garf - Last post by Tommy Swonke
Don't hear much about the Fox 40BB these days.  Back in the '60's they were the "Bad Boys" on the block (at least in the circles I ran in). Back then they were very popular in the Rat Race community.


 on: Yesterday at 05:59:40 PM 
Started by Robert Zambelli - Last post by john e. holliday
You need a copy of the collectors blue book.  Jim Dunkin's book on .15 ci/2.5 cc engine would cover those.

 on: Yesterday at 05:55:16 PM 
Started by Richard Grogan - Last post by john e. holliday
I too was thinking of him the other day.  Have not received any thing from him for some time. Huh

 on: Yesterday at 05:50:42 PM 
Started by Garf - Last post by Mike Lauerman
The original bubble packaged Fox .35X had a double race of needle bearings! These were flexible for those of us who wanted more than just go fast engines! I had a .35X single race needle bearings on a Goldberg Shoestring which I flew so much that I wore out two bell crank assemblies before I learned how to bush the aluminum with brass sections peened over! These now last longer than many planes! If two or three head gaskets were added under their heads they would make a fairly decent stunt engine! We'd go to the local chemical supply house and but 3 gal's. of methanol, one gallon of Bakers AA  castorloil and mix it up in a 5 gal. pail and go fly most of the summer! Price for the mix was not over $5.00! That's about $1.25 per gal.! Who needed Nitro? Winter flying was another thing!

Phil Spillman

 on: Yesterday at 05:35:39 PM 
Started by Balsa Butcher - Last post by BillLee
Walt is correct: SSR requires a stock motor as specified in the rules and must run on suction. See

 on: Yesterday at 05:26:24 PM 
Started by Steve Helmick - Last post by billbyles
Well, no, the video didn't state anything at the front or anyplace else, because there was no dialogue at all. You read the stuff printed on the protective paper covering on the plastic and knew what it meant. I was busy getting rid of the damned banner ad or fiddling with the sound level, most likely.

Same guy made a plastic backplate so he could see what was going on at the crank and rod. Didn't show much but a blurr and a lot of liquid splashing around. I was most interested in seeing if the face of the plastic would be scuffed up by the conrod, but it wasn't, or at least not noticeably.   Hoff Steve

It did not state in the (non-existent) dialogue that it is acrylic sheet, but I did read it on the protective sheet where it was printed "12mm acrylic".  And the fact that it stated the material (acrylic) is pretty much all there is to know about it.  It has been a really common material for many years used for airplane canopies, art projects, and many other uses.

 on: Yesterday at 05:13:14 PM 
Started by Mike Griffin - Last post by Mike Griffin
After Katrina, Linda and I moved to Georgia for five years and before I left New Orleans I must have thrown away 15 or so built models because there was no one here to give them to.  When we left Georgia to move back here I gave 20 more away.  They were all built and I just did not want to go through the hassle of trying to move them in a truck by movers.  They would have destroyed them.  I think I might have 4 or 5 kits at the most in reserve that I may or may not build.  I just don't have the drive that I used to have for building or flying for that matter.  I do some test builds for Eric Rule at RSM when he comes out with a new kit but I have not done that much lately for myself.  I am still doing the build on my Shark 35 Profile and hope to get some pictures posted soon on that. 


 on: Yesterday at 05:04:28 PM 
Started by Randy Ryan - Last post by Mike Griffin
Hey Randy, really glad to see you back...missed you


 on: Yesterday at 05:03:22 PM 
Started by Balsa Butcher - Last post by Motorman
There's all kinds of mods you can do including ABC piston/sleeves from OZ. Are you allowed to do all that stuff in SSR? No. The OS LA does put out more power than the Brodak once you get the right venturi and prop on it but, you're at a disadvantage with a nickle plated sleeve. Once you really get it going it will destroy itself.


 on: Yesterday at 04:28:01 PM 
Started by Randy Ryan - Last post by dennis lipsett
Actually you max social security at 70. For every year after 66 you get an additional 8%. At 70 you get social security at 132%. If Randy can do it then more power to him. Every penny means something. My brother just retired as a Postmaster officially done on March 30th. He is 76 and believe it or not he still gets a raise in social security every year. Why, because he is still working and contributing to it. There are no limits after 66 retiring  early is a downer, about $14,700 cap on earnings than you lose money from your SS check. if you continue working till you hit 66 no limit.


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