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degreen60 10-10-2010 11:08 AM


Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 756455)
Yeah D, Boys. As a young lad I cut lawns and did odds and ends jobs to get hobby money for FF rubber models and plastic models (some cars, others planes). :cool: I has a job in high school delivering appliances for $1.15 and hour and I thought I was in the big money! :eek::D:cool: My how things have changed! Marty

Oh yes, mowed yards and did odd jobs for 25 cents. Then in high school worked for a tractor dealer for 50 cents. Had to put most of that money away in savings.

touche 10-12-2010 03:47 AM

Stop it you guys...starting to sound like that Monty Python skit on who had a tougher youth..lol.. I got a 1/2 cent per dandelion till they found out I was using spares from a neighbours lawn lol
life was fun back then.. enjoying the rebuilds and the banter...

K CLOSE 10-12-2010 04:09 AM

I'm with you on the Python. All I could think of was the four Yorkshiremen skit.
Michael Palin: Ahh.. Very passable, this, very passable.

Graham Chapman: Nothing like a good glass of Chateau de Chassilier wine, ay Gessiah?

Terry Gilliam: You're right there Obediah.

Eric Idle: Who'd a thought thirty years ago we'd all be sittin' here drinking Chateau de Chassilier wine?

MP: Aye. In them days, we'd a' been glad to have the price of a cup o' tea.

GC: A cup ' COLD tea.

EI: Without milk or sugar.

TG: OR tea!

MP: In a filthy, cracked cup.

EI: We never used to have a cup. We used to have to drink out of a rolled up newspaper.

GC: The best WE could manage was to suck on a piece of damp cloth.

TG: But you know, we were happy in those days, though we were poor.

MP: Aye. BECAUSE we were poor. My old Dad used to say to me, "Money doesn't buy you happiness."

EI: 'E was right. I was happier then and I had NOTHIN'. We used to live in this tiiiny old house, with greaaaaat big holes in the roof.

GC: House? You were lucky to have a HOUSE! We used to live in one room, all hundred and twenty-six of us, no furniture. Half the floor was missing; we were all huddled together in one corner for fear of FALLING!

TG: You were lucky to have a ROOM! *We* used to have to live in a corridor!

MP: Ohhhh we used to DREAM of livin' in a corridor! Woulda' been a palace to us. We used to live in an old water tank on a rubbish tip. We got woken up every morning by having a load of rotting fish dumped all over us! House!? Hmph.

EI: Well when I say "house" it was only a hole in the ground covered by a piece of tarpolin, but it was a house to US.

GC: We were evicted from *our* hole in the ground; we had to go and live in a lake!

TG: You were lucky to have a LAKE! There were a hundred and sixty of us living in a small shoebox in the middle of the road.

MP: Cardboard box?

TG: Aye.

MP: You were lucky. We lived for three months in a brown paper bag in a septic tank. We used to have to get up at six o'clock in the morning, clean the bag, eat a crust of stale bread, go to work down mill for fourteen hours a day week in-week out. When we got home, out Dad would thrash us to sleep with his belt!

GC: Luxury. We used to have to get out of the lake at three o'clock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of hot gravel, go to work at the mill every day for tuppence a month, come home, and Dad would beat us around the head and neck with a broken bottle, if we were LUCKY!

TG: Well we had it tough. We used to have to get up out of the shoebox at twelve o'clock at night, and LICK the road clean with our tongues. We had half a handful of freezing cold gravel, worked twenty-four hours a day at the mill for fourpence every six years, and when we got home, our Dad would slice us in two with a bread knife.

EI: Right. I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night, half an hour before I went to bed, (pause for laughter), eat a lump of cold poison, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad would kill us, and dance about on our graves singing "Hallelujah."

MP: But you try and tell the young people today that... and they won't believe ya'.

ALL: Nope, nope..

degreen60 10-12-2010 02:08 PM

I what I was trying to say was how I developed a love for rebuilding crashed planes. I get a lot of enjoyment out of seeing a piece of trash take flight again.

touche 10-12-2010 04:58 PM

lol ah yes the good old days..

degreen60 10-12-2010 05:38 PM

My Dad told me what he use to do to his Model T so he could start it in cold weather. I wonder if they had to do the same during WW1 to the water cooled airplane engines in cold weather. He drained the water every night. Drained the oil into a pan which he set under the cook stove in the kitchen. When they fixed breakfast the next morning the stove would warn the oil. He would put the warm oil back into the engine. Then he would fill the radiator with boiling hot water from the teakettle on top of the stove. He said that made me motor warm enough you could start it with the crank.

scalercflyer 10-12-2010 09:29 PM


Originally Posted by degreen60 (Post 757019)
My Dad told me what he use to do to his Model T so he could start it in cold weather. I wonder if they had to do the same during WW1 to the water cooled airplane engines in cold weather. He drained the water every night. Drained the oil into a pan which he set under the cook stove in the kitchen. When they fixed breakfast the next morning the stove would warn the oil. He would put the warm oil back into the engine. Then he would fill the radiator with boiling hot water from the teakettle on top of the stove. He said that made me motor warm enough you could start it with the crank.

Sounds like my back first thing in the morning! :eek: Marty

degreen60 10-12-2010 11:41 PM

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Wife took pictures of my plane while I was flying this evening.

scalercflyer 10-13-2010 01:56 AM

Very nice!
 
Very nice indeed D! Wish I was flying with you! Marty

TM4197 10-13-2010 02:00 AM

SWEET!!!!!!!!!!

wattman 10-13-2010 05:08 AM

Beautiful Fall flying fotos D :)

dbcisco 10-13-2010 06:59 AM

Is that the Czech kit Morraine? Looks great and fun.

degreen60 10-13-2010 11:38 AM


Originally Posted by dbcisco (Post 757181)
Is that the Czech kit Morraine? Looks great and fun.


Yes, it is a JR kit.

degreen60 10-15-2010 10:43 PM

Hey TM4197, I mailed you a package today. My high preistess said not to get holy water on it or it will burst into flames. Just make sure you put one of the pilots in your Bristol Scout(I do not have a Bristol Scout). HAHA

degreen60 10-18-2010 02:23 PM

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The wheels I had put on the Breguet I thought were heavy so I took a set of GWS wheels, added paper covers to them. I am still looking for something to use to make bombs. Also looking at making new rudder with markings on it and a set of numbers for the plane.

TM4197 10-18-2010 10:38 PM

Arn't you gonna feel bad if I crash the Bristol, with a pilot that I got from you??? Wait..don't answer that! The Bomber looks good....I think the wheels you have now look good on her. Why change the rudder? I like the scale look it now has![popcorn]

degreen60 10-18-2010 11:16 PM


Originally Posted by TM4197 (Post 758428)
Arn't you gonna feel bad if I crash the Bristol, with a pilot that I got from you??? Wait..don't answer that! The Bomber looks good....I think the wheels you have now look good on her. Why change the rudder? I like the scale look it now has![popcorn]

Not going to change the shape, may add "Bre 14" and some other markings but not sure about that yet. I have made a red and white number 17 to add to the fin and wings.

Oh yes, I will feel terrible when my pilot, opps, you crash the plane.

degreen60 10-19-2010 08:45 PM

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Here is the Breguet rudder with the changes I made to it.

50+AirYears 10-19-2010 11:56 PM

Well, I finally got a WW-I plane. I broke down last Friday and bought the Flyzone micro Albatros. Pleasantly surprised about how well and stable it flies, compared to the Park Zone P-51 and Sukhoi I have. Very smooth flying, even in 5 to 6 mph wind.

degreen60 10-20-2010 01:00 AM


Originally Posted by 50+AirYears (Post 758678)
Well, I finally got a WW-I plane.

Watch out or you will get hooked like the rest of us here and just have to get another one.

Don, WW1 RC airplane junky.

50+AirYears 10-20-2010 06:24 AM

Actually, this is my first RC WW-I plane. I've had a number in rubber powered free flight and control line. Been waiting for an opening in my flying stable to start on an old Top Flite Red Box SE-5. It'll be a bit of a challenge, I got it at a swap shop from someone who got it and started building it - as his first kit built. He quickly found out he should have started with something easier. I'm going to have to redo some subassemblies.

TM4197 10-20-2010 09:19 PM

nice tail feathers...great "font" to use..looks original. I LIKE IT!

50+ congrats on the WWI plane. I have one of those as well, and its an amazing little airplane, looks great in the air. Get ready for more to come!!...[popcorn]

50+AirYears 10-20-2010 10:43 PM

Right now, I'm debating whether or not to paint the clear molded pilot figure and glue him in or not. Plane could probably cary the extra gram or two.

About the only thing I am leary of with these micros is the idea of flying them outdoors (my only option) because of how antsy they get when the wind gets over about 10 mph. The micro Mustang is manageable, the Sukhoi really becomes a ball of worms, and I haven't had a chance to try the Albatros in anything over 5 yet. I have flown the Mustang in up to 17 mph gusts. It's like having a reverse on a transmission.

I'm also kind of tempted to see if I can bind the Albatross to my Park Zone 4 channel transmitter to try dual rates.

And I'm hoping somebody comes out with a micro D-VII or D-VIII

I'm kind of wondering how they'll do in the park across the street this winter, and if they'll let me continue my all-weather flyer string through December. That'll let me complete 20 years. And that is flying outdoors in Northern Ohio, Upper Michigan, and Northern Sweden.

IndyJones 10-21-2010 02:05 AM

I only fly my Flyzone Albatros in very light to 0 wind... right at sundown.

[MEDIA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwc7wd0uIeM[/MEDIA]

TM4197 10-21-2010 02:29 AM

I have flown mine outside every flight, and winds probably up to 10 mph. As long as its not gusty, she flies fine. The weight of the pilot and gun is no issue at all. They figured that weight in to the power plant, which in my book is really capable of hauling that bird around. I just never liked flying indoors. Something about sky in the background I LIKE!:D

degreen60 10-23-2010 05:17 AM

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I think the Breguet 14 is finished all but having bombs. I changed the wing strips to better looking ones and made the plane number 17.

TM4197 10-23-2010 06:01 AM

LOOKS GREAT!! BTW: got your pilots....very nice molds. Now I have something for one of my brothers to do, while he recoups from a stroke. He is a good painter, will be a challenge for him now. Thanks so much for them and the other items...all will be made to good use.

degreen60 10-23-2010 12:45 PM


Originally Posted by TM4197 (Post 759502)
LOOKS GREAT!! BTW: got your pilots....very nice molds. Now I have something for one of my brothers to do, while he recoups from a stroke. He is a good painter, will be a challenge for him now. Thanks so much for them and the other items...all will be made to good use.

Some of those pilots are german so when you get an Eflite Fokker DVII be sure and put one in it. (I do not have an Eflite Fokker DVII yet) HAHA

TM4197 10-23-2010 07:24 PM

VOODOO Pilots
 
I'll see how they fly when he gets finished painting them..He is doing a great job with these. Very nice mold. Will drop the Brit pilot in the tiger moth, OWAIT.....you already have a TM turned FRENCHY.
I might get bold and drop one in the BRISTOL, NOW I have ya excited right!

scalercflyer 10-23-2010 07:40 PM

Voodoo pilot
 
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Frenchy HUH? Well here you go! My German (Tiger Moth) Pfalz:D. Marty

TM4197 10-23-2010 07:48 PM

THATS A GREAT JOB!!!!

Can't trust anyone in the air now. Checking six all the time.

TM4197 10-23-2010 08:00 PM

Wouldn't it be great to get all the guys and planes on the WW1 forum in one field? I can't imagine what we would see and learn. Would have to have some professional video crew film it all. I think it would be down right amazing. Bet someone we know on here would bring a trailer to carry back broken planes..and rebuilt an entire air force.
:D

degreen60 10-23-2010 08:21 PM

Just let me know where to bring the trailer. I will supply the trash barrels. I will also bring my high priestess to hex, opps, bless all the planes.

I am starting my Eflite SE5A. Making it into one of the night fighters.

TM4197 10-23-2010 09:03 PM

Dag on wind is just too much today. Flew a sailplane and specked out once but way to much wind for the fighters. Just got in the mail today a WACO CG4 Troop glider, Made by dumas. Going to work on that awhile, and see if I can slip light gear in her. Use the Tiger Moth to tow her up.

degreen60 10-23-2010 10:08 PM


Originally Posted by TM4197 (Post 759614)
Just got in the mail today a WACO CG4 Troop glider, Made by dumas. Going to work on that awhile, and see if I can slip light gear in her. Use the Tiger Moth to tow her up.

A transmitter in each hand? I have some of my RC ships set up with 2 ships on a transmitter one on left stick and one on right stick, so I can run 2 at one time but fly 2 at a time, no way. Guess you will have to teach wife to fly. Then give her a WW1 plane, when she gets mad at you go have a dog fight.

scalercflyer 10-23-2010 11:19 PM


Originally Posted by degreen60 (Post 759628)
A transmitter in each hand? I have some of my RC ships set up with 2 ships on a transmitter one on left stick and one on right stick, so I can run 2 at one time but fly 2 at a time, no way. Guess you will have to teach wife to fly. Then give her a WW1 plane, when she gets mad at you go have a dog fight.

DON"T DO IT! NO WITCHES ALLOWED IN MY HOBBY! :eek: I can just hear them say or the Next thing you'll get is: I don't like the color, or maybe you should get in touch with your feminum side, or the DREADED : How much did it cost? You don't NEED THAT! AAAAAAAAAAIIIIEEEEEEEEEEE it's too much to think about! :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: Marty

79CJ 10-24-2010 12:34 AM


Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 759648)
DON"T DO IT! NO WITCHES ALLOWED IN MY HOBBY! :eek: I can just hear them say or the Next thing you'll get is: I don't like the color, or maybe you should get in touch with your feminum side, or the DREADED : How much did it cost? You don't NEED THAT! AAAAAAAAAAIIIIEEEEEEEEEEE it's too much to think about! :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: Marty

Haha. I do find it better that specific prices aren't known. I try to keep the boxes that come in the mail small. Bulky thinks are bought at the local hobby shop.

"What's that?"

"Oh, just a little thing (small box with 4 servos, a motor, and an esc) I ordered for my plane."

degreen60 10-24-2010 01:27 AM

If you buy your wife a plane, it is going to cost about 10 times as much than if you bought the plane for yourself. Honey, the wind is blowing a little and I need a new hat cause I do not have one that matches the color of the plane. Now I need a scarf to match the hat, then purse, then shoes. OHOH I crashed the plane and my new one is a differant color so I need-------.

TM4197 10-31-2010 07:49 AM

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Go figure...broke my record flying my little micro. I got 12 mins on the battery today, a little breeze and tried to keep her at 3/4 throttle. 130mah lipo usually gives me about 8 maybe 9 mins. I didnt even crash today...!! Hope everyone else had great patrols. BTW: This thing is way to much fun to fly. Gonna try to fly through the front door and out the back one of these days:eek:

degreen60 10-31-2010 04:50 PM

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All you WWI airplane junkies LISTEN UP. I bought an old paper back book in a flea market. Flyin Aces of World War I printed 1971. I would like to send this book to someone else that would like to read it then pass it on at no cost. First person to post here saying they would like to read the book will get it. After you finish reading the book post here to pass it on to next reader.


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