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Old 04-22-2013, 04:56 PM
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Very nice stuff Bill! It becomes something of an addiction, doesnt it? Seems like every week im workin on something myself.......built me a Patriot a while back, set it up for D/E power, added some nose weight(tiny fins!) and ............OBOY!! WHATTA CHEAP LIL HOTROD!
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Very nice stuff Bill! It becomes something of an addiction, doesnt it? Seems like every week im workin on something myself.......built me a Patriot a while back, set it up for D/E power, added some nose weight(tiny fins!) and ............OBOY!! WHATTA CHEAP LIL HOTROD!

Thanks. I bought my Patriot last fall specifically to fly at B6-4 Field. I liked the fact that it was 18mm powered and BT-60 based. That adds up to a great bird up there on a B6-4, and even a C6-5 if the winds are down. Just never got into that red/yellow/white/black scheme or the sticker decal.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:31 PM
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Thanks. I bought my Patriot last fall specifically to fly at B6-4 Field. I liked the fact that it was 18mm powered and BT-60 based. That adds up to a great bird up there on a B6-4, and even a C6-5 if the winds are down. Just never got into that red/yellow/white/black scheme or the sticker decal.
My Grandaughters and i built another Patriot for my wife...they chose the color and named it the GRAMMY ONE......! And yep! It flies real well on a B6-4 or C6-5! Ive been in the mood to build 18MM stuff again..for those small fields! Its all fun!
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:15 PM
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My Grandaughters and i built another Patriot for my wife...they chose the color and named it the GRAMMY ONE......! And yep! It flies real well on a B6-4 or C6-5! Ive been in the mood to build 18MM stuff again..for those small fields! Its all fun!

Pink, green, gold, purple and orange! That's quite a color palate! I'm on my own tomorrow night and I'm hoping to get a few flights in. Both Patriots are on my list if the weather holds.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:08 PM
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The Tau Zero Scram Jet upscale. This one has been around for a while, but it took me until yesterday to paint the nose cone. Decals have been done for a while, but I just found them on Sunday. That's what rekindled my interest in finishing the project.
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A dead-stock, original Wildfire. I got this from the Beer Skunk back around 2005. Construction was finished soon after, but I got sidetracked after a failed inkjet decal experiment. The stickers for this were in the same place as the Scram Jet upscale decals.
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The Tau Zero Scram Jet upscale. This one has been around for a while, but it took me until yesterday to paint the nose cone. Decals have been done for a while, but I just found them on Sunday. That's what rekindled my interest in finishing the project.
Upscaled ~1.37X (ST-7 to ST-10) and 1.40X (ST-5 to ST-7). 18mm mount with extra-beefy 600# Kevlar shock cord anchor.

Awe. Some.

Now to see how she performs in the air.


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Old 04-25-2013, 08:34 AM
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Nice work 'fish. I had considered acquiring an Estes Equinox and making the mod(s) to make it look like the Centuri model. I dig the Wildfire as well.

It's fun finding stuff that has been lost in "the vicinity."

I also like the fact that you've started a Wally's ever-expanding project thread.
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Holverson Wicked Winnie. Finished the paint today, a three day project which should leave this bird a bit on the piggish side. Two coats primer, two gloss white, two silver metallic, and a couple of candy apple red clear. And I still have to clearcoat it before the decal goes on.

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In paint: Centuri Stellar Hercules, Estes Air Commander, Indicator, Long Tom, Luna Bug, Menace, Nike Apache, Ricochet, Solar Warrior FRW Kormoran AS.34, Maverick AGM-65B, Star Blazer XL Quest Intruder Red River Stratos, Semroc Cyber III, Excalibur, Firefly, S.P.E.V., Texas Firefly

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Wow! That looks "juicy!"
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