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Feb 26, 2013, 07:42 PM
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Vintage kits I had once worked on.


I was at a local scale fly in recently and one of my friends had a vintage Jemco PT-19 there. He built it many years ago and it has over 240 flights logged!

I remarked that I had the same kit, partially constructed, and that it had been sitting dormant since about 1975 or so. Seeing his on the flight line got my interest up again.

Today I went fishing in my garage. I pulled down a few boxes from the rafters. The Jemco PT-19 kit is in an enclosed box and all the parts and bits are in excellent condition. However, the fuselage was laying in an open box and has a thick coating of dust on it. So do all the pieces of balsa wood, plans, and other bits that were in the open boxes.

I totally forgot about having a Jemco P-39. It is also partially constructed.

The reason is that back in the mid-70's I really did not have any place to build, and especially to sand wood. So these boxes got put up into storage, and I just kept hauling them with me whenever I moved to a new home.

I also became a strong proponent of ARF airplanes.

I think I will probably finish these models some time this year.
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Mar 05, 2013, 02:10 AM
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Nah, I will never finish them, lol.....

Anyone interested in them?
Mar 12, 2013, 11:41 PM
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Up for sale now in the Fuel Airplane classifieds.
Mar 18, 2013, 12:46 PM
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The kits have been sold to a good home.
Aug 02, 2015, 06:33 PM
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Sig Colt.


Hi again Tom,

I too had and still have a Sig Colt. It's hanging from my ceiling. It sports an India made diesel on it. It flew pretty well.
I used to work nights at HP. Some nights were boring so I would take the balsa sheets over to the shop and cut them out and sand them there.
Sure was a great way to kill the boredom.

Don.


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