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« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2011, 12:40:13 PM »

Your wish is my command, Bobby DeShields beautiful Gastove!
Imagine how great it looks in person!
Pix taken at Tangent OR, during NWFFChamps.
GM John's admiration of Gastove is my feeling as well.
Only THE most graceful and best-looking FAI Power model ever!
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« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2011, 01:32:23 PM »

Yeah .. .but you should have seen the big Hornet .60 version !         Grin
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« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2011, 05:58:31 PM »

Jim's right, see for yourself  Cheesy
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« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2011, 06:00:50 PM »

Yeah .. .but you should have seen the big Hornet .60 version !         Grin

Yeah, but who has a plan?   Have a pic of it on the old Aeromodeller mag. and no doubt it would be some machine.   Did you see it fly Jim?

The FAI Gastove is indeed a beautiful build.    I always thought them a little small for an Oliver Tiger though.   But no doubt Michael Gaster knew best.
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« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2011, 02:04:05 PM »

Lee's got a good eye.

I think it's time we got the Old Leeper building power models again - it must be 50 yrs since your Ramrod days, eh, Lee??

Gastove is way better looking than Ramrod.
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« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2013, 07:16:46 AM »

Latest edition of the Clarion at www.SAM1066.org

has a picture of Mike Gaster (with Vic Jays) holding a later Gastove.
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« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2013, 06:38:50 PM »

Latest edition of the Clarion at www.SAM1066.org

has a picture of Mike Gaster (with Vic Jays) holding a later Gastove.

The last Clarion I seem to be able to get is January and Gaster and Jays are not in that.   Guess you mean February?Huh??
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« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2013, 08:36:15 PM »

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Click on Robin's link, look on the left for the 'New Clarion' item on the left split screen column, which has February flashing away rather gawdily, then 'February 2013' is right there, top left of the main screen.

Works OK in this former colony.

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« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2013, 10:25:53 PM »

I can see February JB, but have clicked on that for two days now and all I get is January coming up. 
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« Reply #34 on: February 04, 2013, 03:25:43 PM »

Hi Gossie

Click on the word "February" to get the down load of the Clarion then go to page 40.
In the meantime here is the pic you want.

Ployd in OZ
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« Reply #35 on: February 04, 2013, 03:48:33 PM »

1965 Gastove, home made engine, and hand carved propellers.

Not many people have qualified for a World Champs with an engine they built themselves.
Mike is quite the craftsman!
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« Reply #36 on: February 04, 2013, 04:33:16 PM »

Yep, got it.   Guess it just takes longer to get down here.  It sure would not work though up to last night when I took a quick look.
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« Reply #37 on: August 30, 2013, 11:52:09 AM »

Darn it, Night Train's back in the repair shop!
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« Reply #38 on: August 30, 2013, 08:54:38 PM »

John, Sorry about your Train,but I know you can make it better, faster & stronger than before.Or was that the $6,000,000 model oh well good luck on your repair
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« Reply #39 on: September 19, 2013, 01:10:59 PM »

A little update;
The tail is repaired and covered - I used lightweight Polyspan - I love this stuff! goes on easy, shrinks up wrinkle free, easy to dope, it's great Smiley

Not much point putting up a picture of a white tail, though - I'll be using lightweight Esaki for the colour trim, and I think I have just enough Tufkote left to fuel proof it. Boy I need to find some more of that, or a decent substitute.
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« Reply #40 on: September 20, 2013, 03:52:20 AM »

Rustins plastic coating, a two part item that is used for furniture /interior wood work , is what I use . Leave for 5 days or so for it to harden properly . It withstands 50% nitro OK . I would expect any similar products possibly more available across the Pond, would probably do the trick . www.rustins.co.uk. john
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« Reply #41 on: October 14, 2013, 06:39:41 PM »

Well, the fuel proofer issue is still not solved, but Night Train is about clear of the repair shop.
The tail is done, and as I inspected the rest I found a compression mark in the rear fuselage, where it had broken before - also, I am sure, a result of coming down on those motor bike handlebars.
I dressed off the area around the damage with a sanding drum in the Dremel, then layed a few strands of carbon across the damage, then built up a multi-layer glass fibre/epoxy patch. A little paint, and it'll be complete.
This model is just about to go back in the box, hopefully to take the air again at Lost Hills in Feb. - work, money and opportunity permitting!

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« Reply #42 on: August 08, 2016, 08:01:29 PM »

I've spent quite a lot of time recently repairing models, both rubber and power.

2 years ago it took less than 10 seconds to turn my G15 powered George Fuller 'Trad Lad' into a 'Sad Trad Lad'.

Yesterday it went into the queue for fuel proofer. August in Tangent here we come!

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« Reply #43 on: August 11, 2016, 05:21:17 PM »

Has it got any heavier after repairs, John?  Grin

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« Reply #44 on: August 11, 2016, 07:07:02 PM »

Yes Robin, a little bit.
But it was underweight when built anyway, so I just removed the ballast. Not a problem really.

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« Reply #45 on: September 25, 2016, 10:44:28 PM »

The Repair Shop has been busy again........
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« Reply #46 on: September 26, 2016, 01:28:59 AM »

Looking good.   Now just be more careful. Grin
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« Reply #47 on: September 26, 2016, 11:31:42 AM »

This one's more of a replace rather than a repair.

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« Reply #48 on: September 26, 2016, 06:29:57 PM »

Ouch Robin!
What happened?

(Agreed, replace rather than repair).
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« Reply #49 on: September 26, 2016, 07:41:36 PM »

You could probably use the tips?HuhHuhHuhHuhHuh?
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