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Old May 05, 2013, 09:56 AM
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PP, nice to see it flying! Was that your Polaris at the 6 minute mark too?
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Old May 05, 2013, 10:34 AM
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PP, nice to see it flying! Was that your Polaris at the 6 minute mark too?
Yes it was! The water was putrid green that first day.... Yuck!
I did a plop and go
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Old Oct 24, 2013, 08:17 AM
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Just as a heads up

I have three more cartoon model threads running.
Turbo thrush
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1968559

Birddog
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2000923

PT-19
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2021379
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Old Oct 24, 2013, 09:40 AM
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Keith, I think your cartoon planes are the cutest things I've ever seen.
I love the cartoon A7 with the bulldog pilot...because they're "dog fighters". I laughed out loud when I saw that!
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Old Oct 26, 2013, 06:31 PM
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Thanks, I can't believe how they have kept my attention , when they fly I can't keep from grinning.
They are not really big website sellers I suppose because you actually have to build it.
Thatís the cost of having a model that is different.
I still have scale model interests but going "cartoon" relieves the rivet counting pressure, besides scale models of every type get cranked out monthly.
These little guys fit the "something different" slot for sure.
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Old Oct 26, 2013, 07:07 PM
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Sure would love to see one of those planes in a build article in Flying Models magazine, Keith. My vote would be the A7. Last build article I saw of yours was that gorgeous B-58 Hustler. Wow what a beauty that was!

I have never built with foam but I'm wanting to get started. Yes, I bought your book, and I'm going to build a bow and then use it to build a practice airplane out of some resilient (and black) packaging foam that was used to pack a car's hood. After that, I think I'm going to have to buy the A7 Cartoon plans from you.

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Old Oct 29, 2013, 06:51 AM
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The problem with it being an article is the model is totally dependent on the plastic.
The magazines wants designs that a guy can build on his own with off the shelf parts.
However it has been suggested that I turn in an article on cartoon planes as a new model category.
I just haven’t figured an angle to it without it looking like a three page ad for the models or that I have invented something new.
(we all know it has been done several times in the past. )
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Old Oct 29, 2013, 09:44 AM
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The problem with it being an article is the model is totally dependent on the plastic.
The magazines wants designs that a guy can build on his own with off the shelf parts.
However it has been suggested that I turn in an article on cartoon planes as a new model category.
I just haven’t figured an angle to it without it looking like a three page ad for the models or that I have invented something new.
(we all know it has been done several times in the past. )
I wouldn't worry about it to be honest with you. Foamy ARFs have started showing up in the magazine every month, to my dismay. In my opinion, that has nothing to do with the builder, other than the minimal skill needed to put it together.
If they can feature foamy ARFs every month, then I don't think it's unreasonable to have your article appear as an advertisement to promote your model line.
In fact, usually models that appear in the magazine include plans that can be ordered. I would hope your cartoon planes would include a way to order the plans as well...or short kits if applicable. Usually Pat Tritle's build articles end up as short kits on his website as well.

I think your cartoon planes are really great and I don't think I'm alone in wanting one in my personal squadron. However, I'll have to build up my skills in foam techniques a little before attempting the A7.

In my humble opinion, I do hope you submit an article.
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Old Nov 04, 2013, 02:31 AM
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A-7 Cartoon Prop Driven - Magazine Articles

I would like to see more of your "sparky" (Park Flyer Plastics) kits in print and you can always reference the works of others and RC Group threads. I cannot imagine anyone not wanting their craft getting some notice in one of your magazine articles.

Heck, I would love to do an article or two on forming foam drinking cups into a fuselage and doing laminations if the builder wants to go larger than small indoor models. Hey, plenty of foam drink cups about that need recycling, but not sure many others are into this side of the craft yet. Even folks that do large paper airplane models don't seem to use thin foam for some reason.
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I flew my A7 for the SKS video guy at SEFF..... the wings were rocking a lil bit but all in all it flew well!
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Old Apr 16, 2014, 09:18 AM
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I am actually kind of interested in building the cartoon A7 one of these days.
However, can it be built for an EDF instead of prop?
It would also be my first-ever foam build...
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Old Apr 16, 2014, 09:27 AM
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I am actually kind of interested in building the cartoon A7 one of these days.
However, can it be built for an EDF instead of prop?
It would also be my first-ever foam build...
Yes it is set up for either or!
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Yes it is set up for either or!
Cool.
Now to work on my foam building skills.
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