BBWBParticipantDecember 9, 2021 at 3:37 pmPost count: 1258
Dodge Super Bee, or Road Runner?
I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.cookiemonster131ParticipantDecember 9, 2021 at 4:42 pmPost count: 184
love the old airtronics radioJohn JonesModeratorDecember 10, 2021 at 6:25 amPost count: 11223
I Miss RC stuff…. But I have a hard time justifying the money and time I used to spend on RC,,, 😎 😎
About a month ago, a R/C club member gave me a crashed Piper Cub. I deemed it repairable, and as I needed to rebuild most of the cockpit, I decided to modified it to the military L4 version. This version has lots of windows so the pilot could see 360, and above easily. The L4 was used by US and allies alike as spotter platforms, liaison, and currier type missions. One pilot even mounted bazookas to the wing struts and had two German tank kills. Anyway, here are some progress pictures. Most were done up in OD Green with invasion stripes, but I decide to go with a National Guard silver scheme. Starting the cabin mods. All of the structure repair, and mods added. Fuselage covered. Aluminum panels and rivet detail on forward fuselage. Top of cabin complete. This is close to what I’m going for.
Time for flight yet? Ben!! How about the full size??
Retired 😎 😎BBWBParticipantDecember 10, 2021 at 11:01 amPost count: 1258
Time for flight yet? Ben!! How about the full size??
Flew it Wednesday before last, just to check it out. Still have a ton of detail work to add to it. Waiting on an order for that. I have a short video clip of it taking off, but can’t load it on the sight.
As for the “full size”, I put it up for sale. I’ve lost interest in it. Mostly because it’s hard to get in without the wings in place. I think it would be impossible for me when they are in place. I kept trying to convince myself that I could do it, but the reality is, I’m too stove up, to fat, and over weight. It was fun getting it to this point, but I’m over it.
I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.VwfoolParticipantDecember 10, 2021 at 7:54 pmPost count: 779
Sucks to know you are selling it. Would have been cool to see you fold your tall ass into a pretzel and fly it onceJohn JonesModeratorDecember 12, 2021 at 3:41 pmPost count: 11223
Great time of year for indoor rc racing… 😎 😎 😎 Your lucky if you live somewhere that still has it!!! 😎 Although I guess that would just be ANOTHER distraction for me… 😎
Ben!! Sweet on the RC… Bummer on the full size… That would be epic… Link to ad?
Retired 😎 😎BBWBParticipantDecember 13, 2021 at 9:15 amPost count: 1258
FB add. I also posted in the EAA Tucson chapter 81 FB page. Still have to put it out several other places.
Had one guy come look at it an hour after I posted, but his wife shot him down.
I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.BBWBParticipantFebruary 22, 2022 at 6:18 pmPost count: 1258
Been working pretty steady on my big Cub. Pictures always load out of sequence. Sorry about that. Anyway, got it covered and painted. Going with a Navy blue on blue camo scheme. Needed a cowl and didn’t want to order one, so decided I’d try and hammer one out of aluminum. Working out pretty good so far. Don’t know squat about moving and forming metal, but I’ve been lucky I guess. I bought a small lead shot bag and forming hammer, and with some false starts, finally started making pieces. Turning out to my satisfaction. More soon.
I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.John JonesModeratorFebruary 23, 2022 at 6:49 amPost count: 11223
That’s awesome Ben!!!! Rosco was talking about RC planes on Shasta… So was Pearcy..
I miss RC pretty bad…. sometimes I think about cleaning up my lot and putting in a track and shop… Maybe when I finally sell my business I will make a move back into some RC stuff.. that would require me moving away from here,=.. there isn’t shit here.. Now I am large scale rc racing… 😎
I wonder if you could get kids into it anymore.. I still remember getting my first RC car that had real steering and not the kind that backed up and turned one way… 😎 I think i was in 4th grade….8-) It was a Van, had lights too!! I drove the shit out of that thing!!!!!
“Hyperformance RC” was gonna be my Rc Shops name… 😎 😎
Retired 😎 😎NewboldParticipantFebruary 25, 2022 at 6:55 pmPost count: 167
Those old back up and turn cars… My dog ate the cord that connected to the controller. Then my buddy had a real Traxxis buggy and I “accidentally” ran it over with my Huffy.
I had a day dream the other day of a track behind my shop and one behind KCW. Groomed to perfection, stadium lights, billboard transponder timing, nerd fights and all.
I miss it sometimes but I remember feeling more consumed with addiction than any drug, strip club, or form of racing I have ever experienced. It probably didn’t help that every time I hit the track I was Snoop/ George Jones level intoxicated and I thought breaking shit was equal to winning. Needless to say when I graduated to flying planes that did not last long but holy shit is it fun to scream KOMAKAZI as you dive bomb under an easy up canopy making people scatter like mass shooting victims. Yeah, I had to give up RC. But sometimes I day dream…John JonesModeratorFebruary 26, 2022 at 8:47 amPost count: 11223
Love to see I am not the only one that dreams about it… I drank less and did a lot less recreational drugs back then too….. 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎
But I hear you on that addiction thing. a bad race on Saturday night would ruin my week till I had the chance to hit the track again and kick ass again.. these were TOYS mind you.. 😎 😎 I think I might be a tiny bit competitive… 😎 😎 😎
I miss building shit, painting shit, even batteries and glueing tires and all the graphite and aluminum and shit.. man it was fun..
Retired 😎 😎John JonesModeratorJuly 28, 2022 at 9:02 amPost count: 11223
I need to get some RC back in my life… kinda want a huge 1/5 Losi truck… but damn the cost!!
I think I’ll try and finish my sand scorcher👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😁
Retired 😎 😎John JonesModeratorAugust 1, 2022 at 6:54 amPost count: 11223
After I get this 1131 car back together… I am gonna step up my RC game… I need some sort of diversion from my daily routine 😎 😎
I’m gonna check out the Rifle RC racing scene.. It’s not that far 😎
I really miss it.. badd… 😎
Retired 😎 😎WillyModeratorAugust 1, 2022 at 1:48 pmPost count: 1678
I’m sure the technology has changed quite a bit, too! Especially battery technology. I remember having to leave RCs charging all day just to get less than an hour of time with it.John JonesModeratorAugust 8, 2022 at 7:04 amPost count: 11223
I bet the new batteries last soooo long…. 😎
My head was all over the place yesterday… thinking about some RC!!! But to do something large scale… I’m gonna have to drop $1K.. I dunno.. I could buy lots of other good stuff with a grand… 😎 😎
Retired 😎 😎
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