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« on: August 23, 2021, 11:56:21 PM »

Hi Guys:
There’s a number of Gollywock by Wally Simmers,
kits available.  By Midwest, FliteTech, Bob Holman kits, and BMJR.
Which one in your opinions would fill the menu for
The greatest flying model.  Any experiences with the
Above would be appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2021, 12:56:34 AM »

Hi Guys:
There’s a number of Gollywock by Wally Simmers,
kits available.  By Midwest, FliteTech, Bob Holman kits, and BMJR.
Which one in your opinions would fill the menu for
The greatest flying model.  Any experiences with the
Above would be appreciated.

I built one from a Bob Holman "New Gollywock" short kit and was very happy with it until it was pulverized when the rubberband holding the stab failed right after launch. I asked Bud Romak which version to build as a replacement, and he strongly recommended that same version I had. That's the one with tip plates on the stab.

Midwest kits a New Gollywock, but I'm not sure if they kit other versions. I believe it comes with printwood and a prop blank.

I'm not sure which version FliteTech sells, and what the kit contains, so I cannot comment.

BMJR appears to sell a half-scale Gollywock. I've seen it fly, but naturally it is not anything like the real thing Smiley.

Volare sells a folding Gollywock prop, roughly finished, needs to be sanded down to final shape. That's what I used on mine.

All Gollywocks I've seen, regardless of the versions, are superb fliers. Have fun!

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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2021, 12:31:34 AM »

Why not buy the drawing from NFFS and just build one. You get to choose your wood. Overall better then a kit.
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2021, 02:57:15 PM »

Also check out retrorc us, i have that full kit, yet unbuilt but really nice wood

Pat
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2021, 04:34:15 PM »

All of the OTR short kits I've ordered from Jim O'Reilly have had good wood and excellent (redrawn) plans:

https://www.jimoreillymodelplans.com/OldTimerRubber-Powered1.htm

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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2021, 07:33:53 PM »

The Gollywock is an amazing plane. Just to be sure since this is posted in the P30 category, the gollywock is not a P30.
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2021, 08:26:18 PM »

Sorry for the post in wrong category!!
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