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Posted by HawkerTyphoon | Jun 28, 2009 @ 12:55 PM | 4,524 Views
Ok, for some time these have been sitting up in the attic collecting dust. I thought some of you would be interested in seeing some kits of old.
Two of them, the yellow one (unknown kit, feel free to leave a comment if you know what kit it is), and the old TOP FLITE P-51A kit were bought at an estate sale about 5-6 years ago for $60, and the Carl Goldberg Electra I received as a gift from my dads friend who had the kit sitting on the shelf waiting to be built for some years. It is the kit version that comes with the motor and switch but from some reading many people think it is unsatisfactory, but I haven't read enough to be sure.

Mystery Plane: This one is interesting because it came with a REALLY old EXPERT radio. The throttle gimbal is broken, but it will probably never guide an airplane again so it is fine. Power on the nose is a classic FOX 19 engine which I am sure flew this plane many times, but as of late it hasn't been run since I purchased the plane. It needs some slight repair and other than a new radio and some minor engine work I am sure this plane could be airworthy in a few days time.

P-51: As I said before, this is an old TOP FLITE kit of the A version. This one has never flown as there is no radio and there was never one installed before but it did come with a Super Tigre 60, which I can't tell if it is new, or has been run, but it looks brand new. There was some MAJOR hangar rash as the whole left wingtip which needed to be repaired, and the...Continue Reading
Posted by HawkerTyphoon | Jun 22, 2009 @ 05:07 PM | 3,629 Views
Ok, it has been a while, but there has been some slow progress!

Between being out of school and camping and all that I managed to come to the conclusion I am trying to make the engine too realistic and it will take a lifetime to perfect.

I still will use the sheet aluminum but the design will be simpler,
Today I worked on the small engine housing/cover piece, I took some liberties for simplicity but in all, it is almost scale, it still needs to be trimmed to the final height but I want to wait until I finish the engine so I can get a snug but neat fit.

It is mostly 1-32 balsa with some 3-32 strips for strength.

that is all for now but I will get some more done soon
Posted by HawkerTyphoon | Jun 09, 2009 @ 10:22 PM | 3,394 Views
OK, so this really doesn't relate to RC but it is an interesting Blog topic.

On the West Coast, more specifically, California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah,
there is a Food chain called, In-N-Out Burger.See figure 1. They have food that is really good, with meat that is never frozen, and they even make the french fries in the kitchen! I mean you can see them back there peeling and slicing them and then being put into a nice cozy bath in cholesterol free oil.

Ok, enough with the advertising, so lets say you walk in and look at the menu and it will look like figure 2

but what really gets this post going is that there is a "Secret Menu" that most people do not know about. Not really as cool as it sounds, but very intriguing. And the secret menu is really in the computer, because if you walk in and say, " I would like to order the Flying Dutchman...," on your receipt, it really says Flying Dutchman like it is in the computer.

here is a look into the delectable secret menu,

3-by-3″ = three meat patties and three slices of cheese.

“4-by-4″ = four meat patties and four slices of cheese.

“2-by-4″ = two meat patties and four slices of cheese.

Note: You can get a burger with as many meat paties or cheese slices as you want.
Just tell the cashier how many meat paties and how much cheese you want and that is what you’ll get!
For instance, if you want 6 pieces of meat and 10 pieces of cheese tell them you want a “6-by-10.”
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Posted by HawkerTyphoon | Jun 02, 2009 @ 10:49 AM | 3,632 Views
Yesterday and this morning I made some considerable headway on the engines.

I decided to hack the rubber foot into Swiss cheese then thought better of it and just cut all of the excess off. (see the picture)
the weight of the rubber cone went from about an ounce to about half that.
Posted by HawkerTyphoon | Jun 01, 2009 @ 08:49 PM | 3,000 Views
I spent this afternoon making a wooden mushroom.

no, not really, but I did start carving out the snorkel tip.
It is not much to look at, but the rounding off of the 3-4 inch dowel for the end, took a long time to get round and even.

Not much else has happened, just some minor sanding, aligning and fooling around with different ideas. I will post some more in this coming week