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    Anyone fly model aircraft?

    I just thought I'd see if there were any aeromodellers out there. I've been modelling pretty much continually since I was 14.

    Mostly I've done competition aerobatics, but I've had a play at most things along the way. These days I mostly only do gliders just because of time constraints. I might actually do some power stuff this year as a friend wants to learn. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif[/img]
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    i read the heading and just wanted to let you know about the warning
    on the side of the glue....you know.......the one about adequate ventilation.....

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    Originally posted by DEFENDERZOOK
    i read the heading and just wanted to let you know about the warning
    on the side of the glue....you know.......the one about adequate ventilation.....
    You can't beat working on a model and plying her with dope... :roll: [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]

    I was actually at least half trying to be serious with this thread. 8O 8O

    No more aeromodellers out there? [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif[/img]
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    I started flying models when I was about 10. I built my first flying (yes, it flew) helicopter at 12. Started flying control line in 1960 - I still have that Taipan 2.5 diesel engine.

    My passion is RC helicopters. I have 4 or 5. I must rebuild the Hirobio Bell UH1 Huey (Iroquois) one day - I stripped it down for a repaint.

    But I haven't flown anything for over 15 years even though I've still got all my stuff.

    I used to fly RC aircraft and CL aircraft, race model cars, race model boats, etc. Not simultaneously but at the same time - if you get my drift.l I didn't stop one sport to pursue another.

    I have an unused OS pulse jet at home. One day I'll get up the guts to start it.

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    Cool stuff Ron. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif[/img]

    I want to fly choppers too, but I've got a couple of friends to teach to fly before I can do that. At the moment they are a danger to shipping. 8O 8O
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    Hey Captain,
    Next time your coming over to Toowoomba drop a line, I have a P51 Mustang near finished. 65" wing span, retracts etc. Changed the original power plant to an OS 120 Supercharged unit. (never been run). 20" prop, 4" spinner etc.
    A massive machine, should I actually finish it.
    Could sell if the right person is interested. Engine was $1100, mount $200, kit was around $300. Custom spring loaded retracts with 4" scale wheels. $300 approx.
    Sell it all for $750? 8O I have just run out of time.

    Trev.

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    I've got a Remote control 90 series Fender..............
    I get lonely, so I set my phone's alarm for every 5 minutes or so and imagine people are texting me.

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    Well we're going night flying tonight at a nearby slope at Shorncliffe. Should be a barrel of laughs.

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    We used to build lemon guns, and model rockets (well home made potato motors) does this count?

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    Well we flew until 10pm last night ... lol. It was very dark!.

    Highlight was the visit by the police who were very supportive

    Apart from putting it in the very top of a tree first flight the rest of the time we were landing it at our feet.

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