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Re: Twister kit question
« Reply #150 on: December 27, 2017, 02:21:29 PM »
Dude is gona pass me up in no time!!!

In productivity, or handsomeness?



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« Reply #151 on: December 27, 2017, 02:22:06 PM »
In productivity, or handsomeness?
Haha everything!

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Re: Twister kit question
« Reply #152 on: December 27, 2017, 02:34:18 PM »
That's exactly why I had a thing for Margaret Thatcher. Power is sexy.

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« Reply #153 on: December 27, 2017, 02:36:17 PM »
Tim is gona go straight to advanced!

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Re: Twister kit question
« Reply #154 on: December 27, 2017, 06:20:10 PM »
Well the plane flys way better than I do! Lol Tim
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Re: Twister kit question
« Reply #155 on: December 28, 2017, 08:27:21 PM »
So I got curious and decided to weigh my Twister. It weighs 40 ounces without fuel in the tank. Is this within a good weight? Thanks, Tim
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Re: Twister kit question
« Reply #156 on: December 28, 2017, 08:49:34 PM »
Very nice sounding weight.

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Re: Twister kit question
« Reply #157 on: December 28, 2017, 09:07:49 PM »
Bueno, Tim.
My Banshee is a bit smaller than the Twister and it is 38oz.
Your Twister is fine weight, especially for the fist build. /Fly the stew out of that thing!!

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Re: Twister kit question
« Reply #158 on: December 29, 2017, 03:39:06 PM »
So I got curious and decided to weigh my Twister. It weighs 40 ounces without fuel in the tank. Is this within a good weight? Thanks, Tim

My Fancherized Twister weighs a quite-excessive 54 ounces, and puts be above the absolute bottom in Expert around here.  You should be fine at 40 ounces.
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Re: Twister kit question
« Reply #159 on: January 03, 2018, 09:39:18 AM »
Thanks Dane. Here it is! I have to install a clunk tank, thinking about converting it to uniflo, and it is finished!
Merry Christmas, Tim

Hi Tim,
You have done a great job on this Twister!  I don't know how many Twisters and Banshee's I've built over the years, but at least a dozen of each and many more fixing crash damage at Sig.  Many times I've helped repair the models at my work bench at Sig with help from some of the same Guy's you chatting with, Dan, Doc, and many more.  Heck one night I helped build a complete new model even helped the guy get it covered just so he could fly it in the next round.  I guess it was all part of having fun at a great contest at Sig with all the people and friends.

SN is a great place to get help and learn from experienced people so never hesitate to ask for help and advise.

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Re: Twister kit question
« Reply #160 on: January 04, 2018, 09:33:56 AM »
Thanks Mikey! I had a blast building this Twister and I learned a lot about building from the fine folks on this forum. It amazes me at the knowledge and level of expertise on here.  I also am learning a lot from my friends that I fly with. What a great hobby! Tim
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Re: Twister kit question
« Reply #161 on: January 04, 2018, 09:12:04 PM »
Thanks Mikey! I had a blast building this Twister and I learned a lot about building from the fine folks on this forum. It amazes me at the knowledge and level of expertise on here.  I also am learning a lot from my friends that I fly with. What a great hobby! Tim

   Hi Tim;
    We all have been where you are at. No one comes into this world with the ability to build 20 point models and fly 600 point pattern right off the bat! And most of us have been through the wars and learning curves without the benefit of the internet! But the journey was a fun and educational one that I would not change at all. I made the journey from beginner to the expert level over a period of about 17 years. I was still learning the full pattern when I attended my first SIG contest as a beginner. I was out of work at the time, and some friends helped me with the costs of the trip, but still I figured it would be the only time I could attend. Well, that first contest was in 1987, and I never missed a year up until the last one in 2012! Met many great people, made many fast friends, had so much fun I just cant tell you! Mikey Pratt was one of the reasons for that along with his and I hope my good friend, the late Mike Gretz, the designer of the Twister. The SIG family of employees, Hazel and Maxey Hester, and the towns people all made for an insured great time. Mikey used to announce at the pilots meeting on Saturday morning, " Anyone found NOT having a good time will be escorted from the field!" And it would have been impossible to find someone not having a good time. I need to get out the big box of photos and albums from those years and go through them. The stories would fill a large volume! And as Mikey said, a lot of the people responding to your thread were some of the usual suspects that gathered in Montezuma, Iowa on the fourth weekend in June every year! Enjoy the Twister. I have one framed up and covered with the initial coats of dope on it. It is a box stock Twister that will duplicate Mike Gretz's original, which, I understand is still around somewhere. As soon as I get a little more room in the garage, I plan to get it ready for paint and have it airborne this spring.
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Re: Twister kit question
« Reply #162 on: January 05, 2018, 04:46:04 AM »
Thanks Dan! You can bet that I am having the time of my life with C/L flying. It is a step back into a youthful time. It would be nice to read about and to see some of the photos of the people and planes that made this such a fun and family oriented sport. Tim
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Re: Twister kit question
« Reply #163 on: January 08, 2018, 02:35:05 PM »
Tim, finally got some time to work on the Twister. Just a test fit, nothing glued yet but getting close. Yours looks great....have fun!
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« Reply #164 on: January 08, 2018, 09:43:22 PM »
Glad to see you are progressing with your Twister! It is looking really good! Send some pics as you build. My workbench is empty and it’s bothering me! Lol Tim
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Re: Twister kit question
« Reply #165 on: January 09, 2018, 10:38:53 AM »
That Twister is looking good.  Click on the link below the picture and it shows up upright.   By the way your work area is to neat and clean. LL~ LL~ LL~
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Re: Twister kit question
« Reply #166 on: January 09, 2018, 03:17:54 PM »
That Twister is looking good.  Click on the link below the picture and it shows up upright.   By the way your work area is to neat and clean. LL~ LL~ LL~

Thanks Doc! Well......I straightened up my bench before I took the picture, it was pretty cluttered. ;D
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Re: Twister kit question
« Reply #167 on: January 11, 2018, 01:48:44 PM »
A little more work today on the twister. I did a mock-up on my down and dirty adjustable rudder using a Dubro ez-connecter. If I want to change rudder offset I'll just loosen the set screw, move the rudder, and tighten the set screw...done.
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Re: Twister kit question
« Reply #168 on: January 11, 2018, 06:15:07 PM »
Jim, I really like the adjustable rudder that you made! I also like the neat joint between the rudder and fuselage. Keep going with your build and keep the pictures coming too! Your Twister is looking really good. Tim
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« Reply #169 on: January 11, 2018, 10:14:20 PM »
Thanks Tim, just wanted a simple way to change rudder offset. I need to get this thing done, get it trimmed, and get some practice in! Have you had a chance to fly yours anymore?
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« Reply #170 on: January 12, 2018, 07:03:13 PM »
No Jim, just that first day. Might try tomorrow but is suppose to be very cold and windy. I am really getting the itch for some flight time! Tim
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« Reply #171 on: January 13, 2018, 05:18:25 AM »
Jim, with all this freezing weather down here do I smell hot cocoa and glue coming from your “hangar” this weekend? Lol  Tim
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« Reply #172 on: January 13, 2018, 10:02:13 AM »
Jim, with all this freezing weather down here do I smell hot cocoa and glue coming from your “hangar” this weekend? Lol  Tim

That's pretty amazing Tim, you have a good sniffer! The only thing I could add might be all this balsa dust floating around. ;D

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Re: Twister kit question
« Reply #173 on: January 13, 2018, 08:06:08 PM »
Very nice work Jim! Your Twister is really coming along! Tim
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