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Old 03-03-2008, 07:19 PM   #11
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Re: oldtimers

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Just so you know Gary I spoke with Jason about this topic before making my post. Is there a law against a vote? If this was inappropriate I'm sure Jason will remove it and seeing as you have no interest why comment at all? Regards Bill
Why is it that when anybody makes a comment someone has to take offence?? I am all for oldtimers and hope to see a forem for this. There has been much discussion lately about conduct on this site and people demanding certain rights as if this were just another publicly owned site.

All I meant to say was that this topic has already been discussed in the comments and suggestions forem and IS ALREADY beeing considered by Jason. MY comments were meant to be a friendly suggestion that rather than saying VOTE which to some might suggest that by voting you can force change to do what ever you want to change things, when in fact if it were put to the folks here as a thread to show interest rather than say VOTE it would be a kinder way of letting Jason know that folks are interested.

This was NOT intended as a diss or accusation and I meant no disrespect.
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Old 03-03-2008, 07:35 PM   #12
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Young rc'ers, Old rc'ers.... What about us middle aged rc'ers.

I built an old kit with old methods, took forever but loads of fun. I'd love to be able to read on the old planes, techniques and experiences.

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Old 03-03-2008, 07:38 PM   #13
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hey bill,
see what i said would happen???

has now deleted all of origenal now it has nothing to do with what he said...and what you are replying to...

reminds me of dick slap..remember him???
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:53 PM   #14
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Vintage models

Go for it, good idea. I think that the young guys recognise that some of the most beautiful (and ugly) and diverse models were built early on. I have a few plans, and have built a few as well. I had to sell my Long Cabin , and just recently ran across the plans. This time it will be 50" electric...

The sooner the better, Jason.
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:54 PM   #15
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I like your idea. I'm in for the new category.
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:14 PM   #16
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Count one "YES" for Vintage, Antique, and Oldtimer

I too would love to see forum dealing with models, and the modelers who made them from a time in the past. You gotta know where you came from to understand where you are going has been one of my motto`s in life and it has served me well.
I have been flying model aircraft since I could walk, RC since 79 after my brother in 75, and before him my father used to fly U-Control with the founding members of the Hamilton Flying Tigers on the Mt Hope Airport taxi -way ( now Hamilton Munroe International)
Nothing I enjoy more is listening to my father talk about those days, stories of men like Don Scott, Don Gordeneer, Mert Forteny and the models they built and flew.
The models then were built and designed in a age when aesthetic style counted for something. When the modeler brought out his airplane to the field not just to show off the latest expensive piece of hardware he blew his paycheck on, not some over-sized, cookie-cutter chunk of plastic, but his idea of ARTWORK in wood and fabric. His sculpture that not only did he put his sweat into all winter, but a great deal of his own personal style and pride.
I am personally myself taking a breather from my Showtime, Edge, Pitts heat shrunk, China assembled one of a million clones ( another of my favorite sayings is you can`t polish a turd, and polish your $7000 IMAAC plastic covered airplane as much as you want, and its still a turd) and building a 1938 design covered with silk and dope just for the simple joy of carving balsa, showing my children how much effort it takes, and the pleasure of watching something you made with your own two hands fly.
I love nostalgia, its my whole life, from the 18th century furniture in my home, the 60`s muscle car I drive, to the job I make my income from, is all from a age when things were simpler, and craftsmanship meant everything.
And I can`t wait to see a Vintage/Antique/Old timer forum on here to learn facts from the modelers who built them, and the stories they can tell of flying them. And if it does not happen, all the more reason to spend my time (time reading reviews, and looking at manufactures ads) on other RC web sights who do have that forum.
And regarding Gary Makers previous Post (the one he edited/removed earlier today), I would not worry about his lecturing Bill, his mouth I hear out at the Hamilton sight is just as big as ever, and is constantly getting his foot stuck in it, leading to typing his only way of communication. one "YES" in favor of a Vintage, Antique, Old timer section on here, Chad Hossack, M.A.A.C. # 18435
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:24 PM   #17
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Here's another "YES" vote! Just finishing a QwikFli Mklll, a vintage ship if ever there was.
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Old 03-08-2008, 03:47 PM   #18
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Vintage/Antique/Old Timer

Hello Bill ,that is a great idea of having a Vintage/Antique/Old timer forum! I would love to see what others are building, as I have in my hanger one old timer (80") and a set of plans I pick-up along with two other guys from our club last fall (Play Boy 80" span). I enjoy many "ENDS" of this hobby as I also fly 40% scale aerobatics /war-birds/scale & ducted fan, I don't think you need to be older to fly these ,just to remember when that all there was to this ever growing hobby, in 10 -15 yrs what we are flying today will also be "OLD TIMER"

I vote YES to or support a new Vintage/Antique/Old timer Forum!
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Old 03-08-2008, 09:58 PM   #19
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My "vote"...YES!
An old timer section would be great. As I am new to the hobby but not new to lifie, I am smart enough to know that many people have a lot of knowledge/history to pass on. I also would look forward to hearing some stories and seeing some kits from the past. Does the plethora of ARF/RTF kits on the market today take away from the "old timers"? I would like to think it does not. I would like to think that it has brought this fine hobby more to the front and that as newbies like myself buy/fly their new ready-made kits that sooner or later they will want to expand their horizons and build a plane to call their own. The one that they built. Not some factory. Having an old timers section would allow such a person to find valuable information/help/guidance and hopefully enjoy a chuckle or two along the way. Just my opinion but I do hope such a section gets created.
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Old 03-09-2008, 09:48 AM   #20
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Ol' Timers Re-union!

Mornin' all! I think an old timer's forum would be terrific, hell, many of the kits in my closet still waiting to be built, are now being considered practically 'old timer'! As am I, myself. I remember getting my first sheet of sixteenth after the War, building Megow Sapphires, Spitballs (converted to a glider after seeing an older fellow's Sindbad Sailor) [hence my nom!], Comet Sparky; others lost in memory (helped by a girl lodger, which impressed me very much at an impressionable age!) and upon starting work, building a soft-valve XFG-1 Pike receiver with ECC 5A relay and just never being the same since - Veron Skyscooter with Mills 1,3cc, et al! And observing, helping, always learning.
Watching others and wishing I could afford a fancy new radio. How much easier it all seems now.
Golly, stop this headlong nostalgia trip!
Well, my tuppence worth.
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