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Offline EddyR

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two 1957 classics
« on: September 24, 2017, 09:12:25 AM »
  Since there has not been much on here in the Classic post lately here are some things to look and think about.. I took this photo last week at Huntersville field.  One is my very old and much flown Don Ogren Saturn. It was built from Don plane and it is a exact copy of his plane. It was rebuilt and repainted 10 years ago. I always liked that paint job so when I rebuilt my 13 year old JD Falcon this year I did it almost the same. The old finish kept causing problems so I had to keep yellow to a minimum . I last flew the Saturn about six months ago and it was OK but it has a huge number of flight on the airframe. I did two flights on the Falcon and it needs no trimming and the original  Brian Gardner ST/46 ABC motor ran perfect. This is the first ST/46 ABC motor I put together for Brian for testing many years ago. I recently changed all the parts over to a new case as the original parts were running in a damaged case all these years and it had 1000+ flights on it.
 There is very little color dope on either model. Maybe three ounces of color. It is supposed to look like colored tissue and it does. It does not cover over building blemished and the model must be clear of color or primer before doing this very old method of painting. I was doing this method on FF models back in the 1950's.
  Some people use colored ink instead of colored dope.   It looks really good on I/Beam wings
   A interesting thing is the Saturn was flow with many motors but now has a Rustler/40 in it and the Falcon was built around the Rustler/40 but has the ST/46 in it.
Ed
South of Cocord NC -25 miles from the Huntersville field


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Re: two 1957 classics
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2017, 05:03:20 PM »
Beautiful planes!


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Re: two 1957 classics
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2017, 10:02:56 PM »
They look great Ed.
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Re: two 1957 classics
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2017, 06:11:27 PM »
Very nice ships!

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Re: two 1957 classics
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2017, 06:13:39 AM »
Don Jenkins took this before the first flight.
 I have several flights on it now and the Falcon flies great.
It is the most fun I have had in years flying stunt
Ed 
South of Cocord NC -25 miles from the Huntersville field

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Re: two 1957 classics
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2017, 10:14:51 AM »
Isn't that what it's all about, HAVING FUN.   Have I said the planes look great. H^^
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