I purchased this old ARF model from fellow BARC member, Dr. Pepper (yes, that really is his name). For $100.00 I received the PT-19 Giant Scale ARF model with a JR XF631 radio (Chan. 35) and all servos. The original Saito 1.50 (or 1.70 ?) was also still on the model. Yepper, there is hanger rash to repair and plenty of fly specks to wash off the model, too. What makes this a neat project for me is that I helped Dr. Pepper fly this model years ago when he first brought it to the BARC field in Empire, MI. It was a nice flying plane; I hope to have the PT-19 restored this summer so I can take it to the club field and let him fly the model again; maybe I'll even give it back to him if he really likes it and wants it back. Check in on the build log and let me know what you think of the project.
Posted by piperjoe |
Dec 17, 2015 @ 11:07 AM | 1,787 Views
Here are a few photos of the scratch/plan built Midwest Tri-Squire that I made for my wife, Joyce, to fly next Spring. The colors of yellow, blue and hot pink stripes were selected by Joyce; she likes the finished plane! The Tri-Squire was my first RC airplane in the early '70's and had a Fox .15RC engine and a EK Logitrol "Little Red Brick" three channel radio. The nose wheel was not steerable on my model. Her Tri-Squire has an O.S. 15 LA RC engine and a Futaba radio utilizing three channels; and her Tri-Squire DOES have a steerable nosewheel arrangement. All in all, this was an enjoyable build and brought back many pleasant memories of my early RC days in Clarksburg, WV. Joyce has said she will fly the model and I look forward to her getting back into the air with this plane. She flew RC when we lived in Cullman, AL and sure did a nice job flying her large Pacific Ace. I would encourage you to build a model for your wife or girlfriend and enjoy the sport together. Best regards.