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Old Feb 06, 2016, 01:59 PM
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Well, thanks.

The St. Francisville area is nice.


EDIT: Forgot to say- I'm offended.
St. Francisville, huh? Tell me more about it.
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Old Feb 06, 2016, 02:03 PM
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New Orleans; the city that smells like pee and puke, no matter where you go.
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Old Feb 06, 2016, 02:07 PM
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If you like bitter coffee with chicory in it, you'll love Louisiana...Oh...and the Mosquito is the state bird of Louisiana...HUGE fricken mosquitoes...

Also....there used to be a bar in in Leesville in the 1970's that had three layers of chicken wire around the stage, and EVERY table, chair and stool was bolted down...and my brand new (I.E two days old) Les Paul "Black Beauty" got shot by an idiot that stood up waved a pistol around and fired off six shots.

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your black beauty took a bullet for you? I would keep that one forever.
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Old Feb 06, 2016, 02:26 PM
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St. Francisville, huh? Tell me more about it.
It's a small town about 35 minutes from Baton Rouge. Really beautiful area, more hilly than most of Louisiana. It does get pretty hot in the summer sometimes, though.
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New Orleans; the city that smells like pee and puke, no matter where you go.
I keep hearing that, most recently from my wife, who was there for a couple of days...
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Old Feb 06, 2016, 04:17 PM
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your black beauty took a bullet for you? I would keep that one forever.
I wish I could have, but I was a young guy with only so much money, and just buying it in the first place had used up all the money I had. I made the owner of the bar pay for the guitar and he took it.

The full story....

I bought the guitar at Tom McCarty Music Center in Wichita Falls TX, on a Wednesday, on Friday, my band and I traveled to Fort Polk Louisiana to play at the Officers club, then on Saturday, we went to the club in Leesville to play there that night. When we walked in, the first thing I saw was the three layers of chicken wire around the stage, I said "Oh crap guys, look at the stage", and about that time our bassist says, "yeah, and look at all the chairs, tables and stools, they're all bolted down"!!!! The only guy in the bar was the bartender, who was also the owner. I walked over to him and introduced myself, and asked what the deal was withe stage and tables etc.. He said that sometimes the place would get a little rowdy and didn't want anybody to get hurt. I told him that as per our contract, if it got too rowdy, we were "out of there" and we would still get paid, which he acknowledged.

Later that night in about the middle of the second set, we were playing "The Who's" version of "Summer Time Blues" when I did a Peter Townshend "windmill", and at about that time, I hear six loud bangs, and feel something slam my guitar, which knocked me back about two feet. I looked down only to find a crack, right between the bridge pick-up and bridge (right where my hand would have been if I had been "picking" the guitar. Now for those of you who don't know about Les Pauls, they are about 1.5" thick, with the rear part being Honduran Mahogany, and the front having a maple "cap" about 3/8 to 1/2" thick. So, fortunately, the bullet did not go all the way through, but the bullet was just sticking out the back.

As I'm looking at my guitar, the rest of the band is trying to figure out what was going on and why I had quit playing. I gave them the "hand slicing across the throat" and told them to stop and start tearing down the equipment. I unplugged my guitar, walked down off of the back of the stage, and as I walked towards the owner, I pulled my receipt for the guitar out of my wallet, and told him, "I bought it on Wednesday, you just bought it, so get me a check for it and for the band, and we packed up and left. Yes, many's the time I wish I could have kept that guitar, but they only way he would pay me is if he kept it.

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Old Feb 06, 2016, 04:31 PM
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It's a small town about 35 minutes from Baton Rouge. Really beautiful area, more hilly than most of Louisiana. It does get pretty hot in the summer sometimes, though.
well, hot isn't so bad. as long as it's not nasty humid, i'd be okay with it.
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Old Feb 06, 2016, 04:45 PM
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Don't worry about the humidity, you will soon be dehydrated from the mosquitoes sucking you dry!!

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Old Feb 06, 2016, 04:56 PM
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BTW....does anybody have about half a roll of older orange Monokote. A friend gave me a large plane he designed/built a number of years ago, that is basically a scaled up Great Planes Super Sportster. Unfortunately a cat walked on one side of the one piece wing (about 7 feet) and so, I need to repair it. I would just buy a roll of orange, but the new stuff is not the same as the older stuff.

And..the plane was designed to use a G-62. How do the modern 50CC engines compare as to power? I would assume more???

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Old Feb 06, 2016, 05:13 PM
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BTW....does anybody have about half a roll of older orange Monokote. A friend gave me a large plane he designed/built a number of years ago, that is basically a scaled up Great Planes Super Sportster. Unfortunately a cat walked on one side of the one piece wing (about 7 feet) and so, I need to repair it. I would just buy a roll of orange, but the new stuff is not the same as the older stuff.

And..the plane was designed to use a G-62. How do the modern 50CC engines compare as to power? I would assume more???

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regular orange or flourescent orange?
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Old Feb 06, 2016, 05:18 PM
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BTW....does anybody have about half a roll of older orange Monokote. A friend gave me a large plane he designed/built a number of years ago, that is basically a scaled up Great Planes Super Sportster. Unfortunately a cat walked on one side of the one piece wing (about 7 feet) and so, I need to repair it. I would just buy a roll of orange, but the new stuff is not the same as the older stuff.

And..the plane was designed to use a G-62. How do the modern 50CC engines compare as to power? I would assume more???

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I have some Steve, its older but not sure how to tell if its old enough.
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Old Feb 06, 2016, 06:03 PM
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Regular is what I need, and I need the stuff that once ironed down won't release with heat (like Ultracote does). I used to take the older Monokote and iron pieces together to make one sheet that I could then apply like just one sheet, and it wouldn't separate. the newer stuff seems to do that, and also when heated smells like the old vinyl kids "blow up pools".. If it doesn't release with heat, and doesn't smell like that, then that is what I need...

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Regular is what I need, and I need the stuff that once ironed down won't release with heat (like Ultracote does). I used to take the older Monokote and iron pieces together to make one sheet that I could then apply like just one sheet, and it wouldn't separate. the newer stuff seems to do that, and also when heated smells like the old vinyl kids "blow up pools".. If it doesn't release with heat, and doesn't smell like that, then that is what I need...

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I dig out the box and look, I had got a lot of older new rolls on RCG a few years ago...

The new motors likely pull the same as the 62 but you will be loads lighter so you may have to watch for a aft CG adjustment.
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Old Feb 06, 2016, 07:22 PM
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Thanks my friend....

And that's what I was thinking as to the G-62...

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This is the older style, it doesn't have the "color" monokote logo like some of the new ones. I have 2 of the regular 6 foot roles and 1 of the Larger 25 foot Roles of the standard orange. <roll of each in picture>

Drop me a PM and let me know if this helps.
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