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Re: COMET DIMER COOKUP!
Reply #50 - Dec 25th, 2013 at 8:10am
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Ok a new update with Pete and Eric joining up now, l cannot wait to see these beutiful airplanes take wing.

Mitch J.                  Globe Swift
Tom Akery              Stinson 105
Bob Rippy               Art Chester’s Racer
RMFF                      Fokker F-ll
Thymekiller             Luscombe 50
Pete                       Fokker D-VII


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Re: COMET DIMER COOKUP!
Reply #49 - Dec 25th, 2013 at 4:17am
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Eric,
The Luscombe dimer is correct @ 15", but you can scale it up 5% if you want - pretty sure it will still be "legal".  There are some dimers that are only 12 inches!

Go ahead and put my name on the list with the Comet Fokker D-VII.  Whatever the case, it is one of my "must be built" models, so I may as well get it out of the way Wink.

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Re: COMET DIMER COOKUP!
Reply #48 - Dec 24th, 2013 at 2:48pm
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I'm in with the Luscombe 50.
I believe it fits in the dimer rules. Mine printed out at 15 inches rather than 16.
Will that be ok?  If so, will get started sometime in the first of January.
  

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Re: COMET DIMER COOKUP!
Reply #47 - Dec 24th, 2013 at 12:44am
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I could stand to see both models come into being!!!  Go for it!
Two great choices.  Smiley Wink

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Reply #46 - Dec 23rd, 2013 at 5:15pm
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Eight more days, a newspaper and a full glass of Pepsi then I get to start cutting balsa on either Art Chesters Racer or the Vultee Attack or both. Cheesy
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Reply #45 - Dec 22nd, 2013 at 11:12am
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http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/cometmodelairplanes/info
Free to join and they have a vast collection of printable comet plans.

Thanks for the FAC link.
  

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Reply #44 - Dec 22nd, 2013 at 9:22am
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Hello thymekiller glad to have you aboard.

DIME SCALE taken from the FAC rule book:

(description)Dime Scale models come in two flavors: Traditional, and Pseudo. Both compete under the same rules.
Traditional Dimers are built from plans produced during the “golden age” of modeling; Pseudo Dimers are built
from contemporary designs that honor the methods, structural simplicity, and details typical of those early plans.

LINK to their rules page:

http://www.flyingacesclub.com/1819rulesA.pdf

I could not find the Yahoo link, if anyone could post that please do so.


And here we all are so far:
NAME:               MODEL FOR BUILD:
Mitch J.                Globe Swift
Tom Akery           Stinson 105
Bob Rippy            Art Chester’s Racer
RMFF                    Fokker F-ll
Thymekiller                  ?


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Reply #43 - Dec 21st, 2013 at 8:42pm
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Ok, I'm in.  Havent picked one yet but will.
Maybe a breif note on just what a dimer is and maybe a link to the yahoo comet page would be cool.
Could someone post a phone number for the co moutian men club?
Might be able to visit.
  

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Re: COMET DIMER COOKUP!
Reply #42 - Dec 20th, 2013 at 12:31pm
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Yep, that's one of the reasons I decided on it.  This will be a fun build.  Looking forward to this cookup.

Still have to finish the Starship too.  Got to finish up that obligation.  Still getting settled here in WA and experiencing snow and cold weather.  Big adjustment for this relocated Californian.  But do love this new home.

I have finally found an internet provider so will be able to keep in contact better now!

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Reply #41 - Dec 17th, 2013 at 7:12pm
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Ok Tom, that makes for 4 now:

NAME:      CALL SIGN:      MODLE FOR BUILD:
Mitch J.                          Globe Swift
Tom Akery            Stinson 105
Bob Rippy            Art Chester's Racer
RMFF                          Fokker F-II

By the way Tom that Stinson is niffty looking any way you look at it.



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Re: COMET DIMER COOKUP!
Reply #40 - Dec 17th, 2013 at 5:43pm
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Alright guys...I've made a decision...

I'll be building the Stinson 105.  A big thanks to HD for the links to the plans on Outerzone.   

This one should be a good flyer and fun to build.  Maybe the Reliant later with the radial engine.

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Reply #39 - Dec 15th, 2013 at 7:21pm
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Pete,

     I do understand, but feel free to jump in if you are able it would be rich to have several sharing tips as you stated. That is where I pick up ideas on how to solve many problems.

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Reply #38 - Dec 15th, 2013 at 4:00am
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bigrip74 wrote on Dec 14th, 2013 at 8:41am:
staubkorb: what length of cookup would you suggest in giving you the best chance of a finish. l am sure others would like to have extra time.

Bob 

Cookups, tho they have a "finish by" date, don't usually place it at top priority - unless there is some kind of material "prize" that is tyed into actual flight times.  These get togethers are just that - something that we get to do "together" and swap tips and big fish stories Wink.   Like HD said. a CU is our "virtual back room at the LHS".  CU's usually run about 4 months and those who finish on time get prime bragging rights Wink.

I've participated in about 30 CU's since getting back into FF with maybe 3 on-time completions and in one case I actually finished 2 aircraft Shocked.  My work area is cluttered with at least 12 unfinished CU projects that get a new part glued on once in awhile...

I have TEN projects lined up for the winter - five of which will be for hobby defrayal (hopefully) and my interest is drifting toward OD duration and vintage(Super Scorpion, Sailplane, Zombie and New Ruler.  These are just the FF and rc-assist...

Fitting in a CU just might not work, but I'll try...

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Reply #37 - Dec 14th, 2013 at 8:41am
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staubkorb: what length of cookup would you suggest in giving you the best chance of a finish. l am sure others would like to have extra time.

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Reply #36 - Dec 14th, 2013 at 8:41am
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   No, thanks for the prod but I must stay voluble at this time (wow, don't that oughter go on a tee shirt? "KEEP CALM and STAY VOLUBLE"...); no stick&tissue in my present cramped environment, and certainly no sticks at all in my present cramping hand! I'll just enjoy the fun from a distance, okay?
   
   "Stick and Tissue as club" - a few years back I had a think: usedta be, all us kids would hang out at the local hobby shop. That was the center of our universe, it was where we would discuss what we were doing & what was new merchandise of course, alla dat stuf. The reely good LHS would have a back room with a big table where we could come and work on projects &c., and THAT would be our focal point.
   Nowadays, there ain't no LHS. Not unless they're online, nohow.
   So, it's natural that we now congregate around these Virtual backroom tables! It only feels a little different, right? Like, you don't have to walk home in the rain.

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