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« on: February 14, 2019, 01:01:02 AM »

I recently watched some YouTube videos
I should start with Hello SmileySmiley
You Tube videos
A fella who flies these things ? These rudder only RC /to the moon rocket/fly like a bird/Planes from a park in Brooklyn Smiley
I think Carl Goldberg himself would grin Smiley
His amazing videos got me hooked !

This is one Smiley
Most amazing rubber power videos I've ever seen !!!
I am a ignorant fella !
But I do know when I see !

This rudder only rc was something I did dream about as a kid !
But today !
It is a reality !
I have been away from rc for about 10 years !
Things have changed !
Lots for the worse !
But !
For things like this !
Rudder only RC of a Rubber Model !
Things are great NOW Smiley

I have a huge urge to build a model
I thought I cured myself of this Smiley

What I want is a ??
A successful old timer
A real flier
I really like the look of a Keil Kraft Senator Smiley Seems a good easy to build one to me ?? Smiley
Or something very similar
This model uses a lot of 1/8 inch wood !
I made a big investment in 1/8 balsa a ways down the road Smiley
There are not nearly as many suppliers of rubber powered models as there once was
I am the type of fella who
Does not like much , But what I like I like alot !

Something I can stick with and try to get to fly well Smiley
I do not need a bunch of different models
Just one or two that fly well !

I want a model I can build as per the kit , Then modify and improve !

I would like to make templates of the printwood/parts and really experiment !
I would maybe like to experment with exactly the how and why of wound rubber in the  fuselage Smiley Type of stuff Smiley
Of course Smiley That would not take a whole plane Smiley

The fella who flies in Brooklyn
I think he makes use of a altimeter to great effect
Lots of good info to be had by logging flights in such a way !
Least I think !
I went to a print shop with some plans/pdf files today !
I really thought I might get started today !
Not a good experience I had at the print shop Sad

I would save a lot of time just buying a kit !
I think I would almost rather make tracings like I did before !

Whichever model I choose I will likely stick with and build it again and again !
I must also be honest and say
That what were once relatively inexpensive
Are not anymore !
I suspect I order the kit from overseas I'll have $70 in it
The Vintage model company asks £29.95 plus shipping !
I have built and lost stick and tissue before !

I must be quite now Smiley
This is my first post here Smiley
This seems a great place for rubber fliers Smiley
I have bunches of questions though Smiley
I once suffered a RC nitro/diesel sickness Sad
I am almost a new to rubber !
I have built a few !
A Sig Tiger flew off during the trim stage Sad
She was just getting to fly really nice !

What would you build if you were to concentrate your efforts on just one Huh?
 Thank you Smiley
Any thoughts would be
much appreciated Smiley
« Last Edit: February 14, 2019, 02:43:01 AM by KingDelta5 » Logged
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2019, 01:09:23 AM »

If you are interested in a Senator, I would recommend that you look at this Cookup Thread from the Stick and Tissue site:

« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2019, 01:48:35 AM »

 Thank you Smiley
I will do that now !
Thanks for the reply !


« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2019, 09:46:26 PM »

 I had about one pint too many the other nite !
I am going to build either a Ace or a Senator Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2019, 05:08:08 AM »

We have a cottage industry here in the U.K. that produces laser cut Senator kits (and others) including hand carved prop ready to use. I will investigate shipping if you wish - I think it would only be actual cost with no “extras” that some suppliers add on!
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2019, 09:35:58 PM »

Have you looked at a Gollywock? Great Flier, easy to build, easy to DT, and they fly very well. Scorching climb.
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2019, 01:33:16 AM »

Golly is good as is Vargowock.
Senator very good and has won plenty for a long time.
Ace flies well and a simple build.
Jeckyll & Hyde a sensational flier with lots of 1/8th in it if you have a big field.
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2019, 06:37:39 AM »

The shipping would probably be a lot lower from a US supplier. Some places that might have something suitable:
Easy Built
Peck Polymers
Voltage Model Products
There are a whole bunch more, mostly cottage industries with microscopic marketing budgets.
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2019, 10:55:31 AM »

I would second then suggestion of the Gollywok. But if you would rather have a cabin, the Jabberwok or Dyna-moe are good, flying airplanes that are fairly easy to build and trim for great performance.

It kind of sounds like you've been out of the hobby for a while. I would highly suggest getting a Laser short kit for whichever airplane you decide on. It may sound like "cheating", but the first time you build a laser kit, you will be amazed by the accuracy and speed of construction (I don't miss cutting stuff by hand at all!)

And, just in case you don't know, a "Short Kit" usually has just the parts that would have been die-cut ("Die-Crunched") or print wood. You will have to find your own stick wood (i.e. all the wing and tail ribs along with the wing tips and any formers will be laser, but the longerons, wing spars, leading and trailing edges will not be in the kit)

For a supplier here in the USA, try Jim O'Reilly Model Plans:


I've built a few of his and highly recommend his services. He has the three Midwest (Gollywok, Dya-Moe and Jabberwok) at, I think very reasonable prices.

(though he does list three different Gollywoks: Original, New and II. Someone else will have to chime in and explain the differences between them)

Another great source is Bob Holman Plans (I think that Bob and Jim work as a team... :


Have fun!

Rich (aka Starduster)


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