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Old Dec 26, 2012, 10:28 AM
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Mystery Tow Line

"Almost" looks like an Eagle.....

I know it was an easy build

Oh well......probably some kit from a short lived manufacturer.......

If anybody recognizes her, let me know

thanks
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 09:12 PM
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All in One Model

This piece of silliness comes to us from:
Complete Model Aircraft Manual, Revised Edition, Edwin T. Hamilton, 1938, Dodd, Mead, & Co.

span 24 inches
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 09:34 PM
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Tomasco Bird biplane

Thomasco Bird biplane, which may be dime scale, comes to us from the March April 2003 Tailspin. Mike Nassise (the editor) wrote that "This model is a little small at its 15 inch wingspan..", but if you scale it from the ruler at the top of the print, it's more like 18 inches. Borrowed from the Kansas Sunflower Squadron's newsletter, WHAM. Plan is originally from 1934.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 11:01 PM
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mice and magazines

I have a few old model airplane magazines that have been stored in a garage which became infested with mice. Is there a way to sterilize them without destroying them? (The magazines, not the mice.)
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Not sure here, but could you put them in the oven to.kill.the germs? Say 200; degrees. You certainly cannot get them wet with liquids to kill the germs, . Use gloves handling them and wash hands and maybe even wear a respirator if you have any hanta virus about there.
. Any ideas out there?)
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 01:14 AM
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Buy a cat.......
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 03:22 AM
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You got that right Gary, we have mice by the million around here, and a creaky old farmhouse, but any that venture indoors have a very short lifespan indeed thanks to the attentions of our three mighty hunters who have raised competitive mousing to the level of an Olympic sport.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 06:30 AM
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Cats

Would that be a "Tom"-cat, a "Ag"-cat, or a "Cat"alina......sorry, couldn't resist
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 04:42 PM
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I have a few old model airplane magazines that have been stored in a garage which became infested with mice. Is there a way to sterilize them without destroying them? (The magazines, not the mice.)
There are several possibilities HERE

But exposure to heat at 250 F for 15-30 minutes should do. Paper is combustible at about 450F.
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Thanks for the advice. That probably IS the way to go. We don't have any hanta virus around here, yet.

You may want to boil some of the files I've posted as some are from one of the magazines. ;-)

I've moved the magazines and intend to prevent mice in the new storage arrangements. I didn't get to the other garage enough to keep the mice down. They ate one of my balsa models!
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Here's one for laughs. Almost guaranteed to fly away. That is, if the builder didn't blow themselves up first trying to make hydrogen like this. Do it with helium, get special training and equipment, or update your medical, home, legal, and life insurance! Definitely an artifact from another time.

From Complete Model Aircraft Manual by Edwin T. Hamilton

DON'T MAKE HYDROGEN GAS AT HOME!
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 06:06 PM
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I once read a 1930s construction article for an indoor endurance plane. Like your article it described how to make hydrogen, but it was to inflate a steering balloon for the plane.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 06:09 PM
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DON'T MAKE HYDROGEN GAS AT HOME!
Oh, the humanity!
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 06:47 PM
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Hydrogen

Reminds me of an old quote..."the two most plentiful things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity."........now we're combining them
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 07:04 PM
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What strikes me is that the model of the "Blimp" is actually a dirigible.
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