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  • Vwfool
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    Just do it Jones. Go buy yourself a new toy at the hobby shop.

    John Jones
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    😎  I’m good at saying no to myself,Β  😎  Β Distractions..Β  I wish I could work more..Β  😎

    Luck is when preparation and opportunity meet.πŸ‘Š

    BBWB
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    Do you skin some of the surfaces in aluminum and if so, what gauge? The canopy frame looks awesome as well as the rest of the plane. Really nice, detailed work!

    Check this out Mike.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    MikeK
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    That’s pretty amazing!Β  I’d love to see his workshop.

    I bought a 356 from a guy many years ago who’s hobby was miniature engines.Β  This dude would cast his own blocks, heads, etc…Β  He’d mill his own rods, cranks, valves, everything!Β  He had this crazy, miniature machine shop at his house.Β  He’d make steam engines, V8’s, flatheads and other stuff.Β  The most impressive part was that THEY RAN!Β  He had them on these little stands and would fire them up and run them, on alcohol if I remember correctly.

     

    I’ll never forget that when I offered him $1800 for the 58 Coupe, he said ‘since we have a sort of kinship, that price sounds fine’.Β  Interesting dude.

    BBWB
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    People do amazing stuff. I got skilz, but some of these guys blow me away. Old man by the name of Paul Knapp had a machine shop in Phoenix. At quitting time, he’d lock the doors, and build dead nut miniture engine replicas. He did a Wasp 9 cylinder radial that was so exact it was museum quality. He used to run them at the scale R/C meets.

    Here’s a guy I subscribe to on You Tube that casts and machines his own designs.Β  @simplebronzecasting

    Can’t find any of Paul’s stuff online, but here is a site I waste many hours of my time looking/reading. https://craftsmanshipmuseum.com/

    Edit: Paul Knapp’s stuff is on the craftsmanship museum site. Home page, click exhibits, It says Paul and Paula Knapp collection.

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    I am almost 100% certain the gentle man on the right is Paul. He was a very dapper fellow.Β  Paul built this engine pictured. I saw it run around 1995-96. Older guy on the Older guy on the laft built the airplane for this engine. I can remember Paul telling me someone was building an airplane for the engine.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    John Jones
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    Miniature engines.. Β hand built.. Β wow!! Β That’s a guy with no limits!!!😎😎

    I spent my weekend repairing all my RC stuff.. Β  Β new motor mount for the apprentice and lots of double bubble!!!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» Β  Β Flys like a champ again.., Β Zack and I had a Great time on Kimball yesterday!!!! Β  Also did a bunch to my 1/5 scale it’s dialed in again πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ»

    Luck is when preparation and opportunity meet.πŸ‘Š

    John Jones
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    Luck is when preparation and opportunity meet.πŸ‘Š

    Gretchen Jones
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    What’s happening here?!?!?😁😁😁

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    I love going on adventures in our bus!!!

    AZbusbarn
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    Dang I wish I was up there to help! Looks like my kinda work

    Rustabus
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    πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Sooooo, the side Parkin lot with the old Β bump out got tucked in with new fence Β poles and top rails!!! Giving space for a 100’ x 14’ Β track in the extra parking Β area!!!!!!!!!!!🏁πŸ”₯🏁πŸ”₯Lots of Jones 420 tractor, some raking and we can now build all kinds of tracks in a day or so!!!!! It’s raining hard now!!! We get our first chance to let the plan A track settle in and let us know the stupid design/leveling mistakes we made!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

     

    Pics Tomorrow!!!!!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‚πŸ‘

    John Jones
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    Thanks sooo much!!!😎😎😎

     

    Luck is when preparation and opportunity meet.πŸ‘Š

    Rustabus
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    We got a nice long rain last night!!!!! Track is packed downπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘not the best pics but you get the idea, 100’x 16’ figure 8 track!!!Β 4F3622C8-3DEB-4B71-9CE1-46C70ABA38A86F571ACD-4DE4-4FD5-81F0-5F23936FA2E9D753AECD-E90D-4251-846B-857EAB725D67

    BBWB
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    Cool idea! You need a suicide cross over though. πŸ™‚

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    Rustabus
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    John is gonna tweak, re-adjust and add all kinds of fun stuff!!!!! This is just the first prototype to get warmed up on!!!!!πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸπŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸπŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸπŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ

    John Jones
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    Somewhere to throw down a few laps when I feel like it!!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» Β My first RC track🀫🀫🀫🀫😘😘😘😘😘

    Luck is when preparation and opportunity meet.πŸ‘Š

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