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Nov 20, 2018, 03:21 PM
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Bird of Time kit instructions needed


Greetings all - I just purchased a older Bird of Time kit (label says Mark's Models but "Dynaflite" is printed on the box).
Bugs have eaten the assembly manual. Does anyone have the manual left over and is willing to part with it?
Or, I would gladly pay for copying and postage if you plan to keep it. It is no longer available from Dynaflite directly,
despite being listed on the accessories list at their website.
Thanks in advance.
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Nov 20, 2018, 04:18 PM
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Outstanding - thanks very much.
Happy Thanksgiving!!
Nov 20, 2018, 08:41 PM
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be aware, that manual may not match up entirely to what you have in the box.

Dynaflite redesigned the kit in the late 90's.
Nov 20, 2018, 10:23 PM
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I've built both the Mark's Models and the Dynaflite kits. The elevator linkage is different. I think the nose block area was a little different. The rest was pretty much the same if I recall. You may find you want to deviate from the manual regardless. It's not the best, but it's better than nothing I suppose.
Nov 21, 2018, 12:58 PM
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mawz and Glider Jim,
Thanks for taking the time and your input. I also have the original construction article from RCM. One way or another I will get it together.
Have a happy Thanksgiving you guys.
Nov 23, 2018, 11:56 AM
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Here is the Mark's Models version for posterity and the next poor soul that comes looking . . . ;>)

I added the Al Doig version . . . ;>)

Joe
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Nov 24, 2018, 12:59 PM
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Thermaler,
Thanks very, very much for taking the time to post the two instruction manuals. You are obviously a student and historian of the hobby. I remember Al Doig as the RCM soaring columnist and was surprised that he had written a manual, and not Dave Thornburg.
I will put them both to good use.
Thanks again,
Craig
Nov 24, 2018, 10:26 PM
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Thermaler,
Thanks very, very much for taking the time to post the two instruction manuals. You are obviously a student and historian of the hobby. I remember Al Doig as the RCM soaring columnist and was surprised that he had written a manual, and not Dave Thornburg.
I will put them both to good use.
Thanks again,
Craig
You are welcome. I have a Marks Models kit that came with both and a scanner so . . .
I wonder how much different an original Dave Thornburg kit instructions are?

Check out the thread I started in the Sailplane forum R/C Soaring History.
Started out with me posting Soaring columns from back in the day and has since had a wealth of info added by the guys that lived it . . .

Joe
Nov 25, 2018, 07:21 PM
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Joe,
I have the original magazine article by Dave Thornburg. Would you like a copy? I am not expert about scanning, so it may take a day or two.
I will definitely check out your thread sometime as well.
Craig
Nov 28, 2018, 04:38 AM
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Joe,
I have the original magazine article by Dave Thornburg. Would you like a copy? I am not expert about scanning, so it may take a day or two.
I will definitely check out your thread sometime as well.
Craig
Thanks Craig but I have that issue around here someplace and will ad it too when I find it . . . ;>)

Joe
Dec 04, 2018, 01:13 AM
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Outerzone has the RCM article:
https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=2093


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