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Old 12-25-2007, 05:13 PM
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Do any of you guys fly line planes?



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Old 12-25-2007, 06:01 PM
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sure do, looks like you got a couple of PT19 trainers there. Lots of fun, i mostly fly RC 1/4 scale to 1/2 scale.
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I use to, in fact I still have one tucked away in the closet. I switched to RC and haven't been very active with it so I sold most of it years ago. I also did a boat and some cars. I just got a small helicopter for Christmas and been having fun with it. Nice plane but I don't think that heavy piece of steel in the upper left corner will fit in the fuselage.

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used to, but got tired of falling down. could have just as well put my head on a bat and spun around. Got out of r/c a couple years ago .Got to expensive. I could have built a blown sbc for what my last bipe cost.
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Brian,I don't think that carb is going to work in them planes.LOL
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:44 PM
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Boy i here that about building a sb for the cost of the last bibe. I got a 1/3 scale pitts in the garage hanging that i got more then 3k into. But it does go about 120mph and stright up till ya can't see it anymore. I got into electrics now and it is a little cheaper, you just have to buy your fuel up front lol.(batts.).
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Old 12-26-2007, 07:55 PM
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I had so much fun with these little planes when I was a kid. I flew and flew them every minute I had. I had this real nice PT-19 hanging in my garage from my older boy (Now 25) and busted it out back a while ago for my little boy (10). He was facinated by the little motors parts when I took it apart to clean it. Anyway, it is a long story from then till now. I found that the glow plug was bad. My first trip down to the hobby store blew me away, they had no idea what I was talking about!! Did I get lost in a time warp? What the hell happened? I was seeing these planes at the toy store just yesterday, now they are a part of history like 8 tracks? I found a glow plug on ebay and bought it. After a week or so I got the thing and still it wouldn't fire. I tried and tried to get it running then logged on to a forum for model planes and learned what I needed, back to ebay. Anyway, I got the thing running after about a month from pulling it out of the rafters. I went out, one of the control lines fell off the second lap around and promply flew the thing into the ground breaking it all to hell!

Back to ebay, bought some pieces and put her back into the air. This time I was going around and around until I was so dizzy I fell over with the plane flying right straight into the ground again! Braking all the same parts as before. So I told my little boy that the next time we fly it, he is going to fly it into the ground.

I got more parts from ebay and the hobby store. I had to remove the start spring and start the motor in reverse because the new prop was opposite of the original one.

So we went out Christmas Eve afternoon with him and his older brother. It was pretty windy and it took me forever to get the damn thing running. I finally did and he got it around a couple of times doing pretty good but the wind was just too much and he crashed (at least not straight into the ground like dad) the results you see here with another broken prop.

I have had a blast with the darn thing but even it is costing me a bunch! I have about 60 bucks in new parts to replace broken ones and I have only got it into the air three times!

But it has been soooooo much fun reliving those days as a kid.

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Brian,
That is so awesome, the money is one t hing but spending time with the kids is the best part, I just hope you werent bragging how good of flyer you were to your kids hehe. Me and a friend of mine use to have combat fights with them, we would put a tail on it like a kite and we would have at it, doing loops and half loops and cutting each others tail off, you just want to make sure the string is new, cause with them kids standing outside the circle could get scary, I am glad to here your havin fun, that is the main thing.
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Those times are great times.Enjoy them Brain!!!!!Your son sure is.
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Brian,

I just found this older thread, I thought you'd like it if you missed it the first time.

Flying Lawnmower! And I thought pet rocks were cool.

That thing is funny

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That is funny you posted that, i had one that i built, i also have a flying witch on a broom that flys, i use them for the fly in's when there are lots of kids. i also have a flying bar stool. Any thing can fly if you put enough power to it, it may not be the most stable thing out there but it does get off the ground.lol.
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Yep, that Cox PT19 is what got me started a long time ago.

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You should ditch the fly line and go to 30lb test braided dacron.
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That is what we use now days, to many times the ol fly line breaks with to much power. I believe the stuff i use is 32# braided. Went last week to test fly a stunt wing, boy i am getting to old for that real fast stuff, I about threw up several times, thank god i only put in 1.5oz. of fuel. I was getting so dizzy i had to reverse loop and fly inverted to unwind.
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