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Posted by SteveT. | Aug 29, 2012 @ 06:12 PM | 14,469 Views
"Most" of my son and I's planes....I "really" need to build some racks!!! there are also a couple of kits I have stuck away not shown...

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Posted by SteveT. | Aug 29, 2012 @ 06:09 PM | 10,287 Views
The plane was designed by D.B. "Doc" Mathews who designed many of the planes for "Ace" manufacturing and was published in a 1992 issue of Flying Models Magazine. This one was designed to use the Ace 4-120 wing, which Ace would sell separately.

I bought the plans many years ago, but never really did anything with them, until now. Unfortunately FM just went "belly up" recently, and apparently even though I had heard the plans service was going to keep going, but evidently it has closed. A few years ago I decided to build the plane, but by that time Ace had quit making kits, so no wing kit...I ended up posting an ad inn the RCG classifieds and bought a complete Ace 4-120 kit, so...now I'm working on it...

To get started on it, I have cut some new sides for the front of the fuselage. The fuselage has solid 1/4" lite ply front sides, and an open framework rear fuselage. I have cut some of the rear fuselage parts, and will post some pics later. I had cut some sides a couple of years ago but was not happy with them, so I "adjusted" some parts of one of them and used it as a pattern to cut and route out some new ones...

The .pdf files are from, and are the property of Flying Models Magazine/Carstens Publishing

More to come.....

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Posted by SteveT. | Aug 29, 2012 @ 06:08 PM | 10,490 Views
my new lathe, with DRO (digital read-out) for making stand-offs, bushings, or anything else I might need for my planes...

And....Recently, I bought an older "Kondia" mill, and have just finished doing some refurbishing on it....here are some some pics of before and after.....It had sat in a guys garage for about 30 years, and while he didn't "abuse" it, he sure didn't take that great of care of it. So it took a bit of work to make it even halfway presentable....not the "prettiest Belle at the ball", but certainly usable!!

Finally, got it all finished,(check out pic # 7) with a new switch, a 3 Axis DRO (digital readout) and also a digital readout on the quill also!!

I decided to add a few pics of the rest of my shop, please excuse any mess you might see, as I have pretty much run out of room for some things....

In my opinion, you can never have enough tool cabinets/drawers, and I like to have my tools within easy each when working on things. So.. I had bought the tool cabinet on the left under my work bench a while back, but quickly filled it up with tools in the top drawer, adhesives in the second drawer, hardware, etc. in the third drawer, and sand paper in the bottom drawer. Unfortunately, even with some of my modeling tools in my large tool cabinet, I had a lot of my modeling hand tools buried by other modeling hand tools, so I had been wanting another of these cabinets. So...over the T-Day weekend, I checked to see if they...Continue Reading
Posted by SteveT. | Aug 29, 2012 @ 06:06 PM | 10,188 Views
A few on my 3DHS planes.... You can see more in my "hangar" picture...

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Posted by SteveT. | Aug 29, 2012 @ 05:20 PM | 9,932 Views
My first "large scale" plane, flew well.....but it was an "El Porkarossa"....and hide your eyes, because I am an "El Porkarossa" also, and in the pic too....
Posted by SteveT. | May 28, 2011 @ 11:19 PM | 12,258 Views
So....the beginning of my life long love of model aircraft began here..... (as far as models go) I received one of of these Cox TD-3 control line planes for my eighth birthday, unfortunately, I never got to fly it. My dad and I went out to fly it, and he said "you've never flown one of these planes before, so I think I should fly it first". Unfortunately, "he" had also never flown one either, and did not know that you don't just stand there and spin around in a circle. He got dizzy, the plane went in, and that was it for that plane. Since then, there have been many aircraft, consisting of other "u-control", free-flight, sailplanes, helicopters, and fixed wing aircraft.

More to follow....

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