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Author Topic: Challenge me! ANY BALSA KITS FOR SALE???  (Read 491 times)

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Offline Frank v B

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Challenge me! ANY BALSA KITS FOR SALE???
« on: October 13, 2020, 10:43:53 pm »
I need a Covid build challenge for this winter.

Does anyone have a balsa kit that has been lying around your shop for a few years that you may never get to build?  I would be happy to buy it and build it.
Preference for a motor size from .10 to .46.  Scale planes preferred.  Just no trainers and no quarter scale Wright Flyers!   ;)
Please check your shop and surprise me.  Turn that box of balsa into cash.

Even if the kit is missing a few pieces.  As long as it has plans.

I so miss the London Swap meet.  There were always some unexpected finds.  Glenn and I would always buy something unexpected and compare notes over lunch.

Frank

Notice I am willing to pay for it.  Andy only comes alive when something is offered free like Guy's P-51 radio and Crash's free 72 meg radio. :D


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Re: Challenge me! ANY BALSA KITS FOR SALE???
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2020, 11:30:19 am »
I have the plans and a whole bunch of wood for the Skywriter winter build project a few years ago. My enthusiasm wasn't matched with actually spending any time building the plane. Happy to give you all of it for a very reasonable price.

Ben

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Re: Challenge me! ANY BALSA KITS FOR SALE???
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2020, 11:37:06 pm »
Ben,

I have built the Skywriter and it is still flying.  Flew it twice this year.
Building it again would seem like punishment.  :P   Honest, I have tried my best to be a good boy this year. ;)
If you are trying to get rid of the balsa for a reasonable price, I will bite.  Then the project can be any of the 200 plans I have. 

An option.

Frank
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Re: Challenge me! ANY BALSA KITS FOR SALE???
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2020, 12:37:24 am »
I need a Covid build challenge for this winter.

Does anyone have a balsa kit that has been lying around your shop for a few years that you may never get to build?  I would be happy to buy it and build it.
Preference for a motor size from .10 to .46.  Scale planes preferred.  Just no trainers and no quarter scale Wright Flyers!   ;)
Please check your shop and surprise me.  Turn that box of balsa into cash.

Even if the kit is missing a few pieces.  As long as it has plans.

I so miss the London Swap meet.  There were always some unexpected finds.  Glenn and I would always buy something unexpected and compare notes over lunch.

Frank

Notice I am willing to pay for it.  Andy only comes alive when something is offered free like Guy's P-51 radio and Crash's free 72 meg radio. :D

Can you sense that @Frank v B is feeling that the supremacy of his prized collection of vintage 72 MHz TX's is being threatened?!  8)

Many thanks to @GuyOReilly and @Crash for their generous contributions in helping me out in this pursuit!!

Andy
« Last Edit: October 15, 2020, 08:25:47 am by Andy Hoffer »

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Re: Challenge me! ANY BALSA KITS FOR SALE???
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2020, 09:08:03 pm »
@Andy Hoffer , I sent you a message... Also, I found 2 very old Futaba servos for your collection.

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Re: Challenge me! ANY BALSA KITS FOR SALE???
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2020, 10:54:40 pm »
In case you were wondering about Ben's comment on the Skywriter.  Here is a photo of Bill Quantock (aka Wingnutz) with his Skywriter.

Frank

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Re: Challenge me! ANY BALSA KITS FOR SALE???
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2020, 10:01:22 pm »
In case you were wondering about Ben's comment on the Skywriter.  Here is a photo of Bill Quantock (aka Wingnutz) with his Skywriter.

Frank

For those without a scanning electron microscope at hand, here's what @Frank v B was trying to show you!  Notice the use of fill flash!! ;D

Andy


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Re: Challenge me! ANY BALSA KITS FOR SALE???
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2020, 03:40:06 pm »

I have a Golden Oldey. Designed  and flown pre WW 2



FLYING QUAKER 84”

A full kit with instructions and plans for this very old design. It is huge.
All the balsa needed, many shaped parts. This will keep you going until Covid is long forgotten.

Google “Flying Quaker 84” for lots of info and You Tube

John. 416 830 0858

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Re: Challenge me! ANY BALSA KITS FOR SALE???
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2020, 03:48:33 pm »
Flying Quaker 84”

The design dates from 1935 which makes it two years younger than I am.


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Re: Challenge me! ANY BALSA KITS FOR SALE???
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2020, 06:52:27 pm »
Dr. John,

Intriguing project.  I can hear the wood delivery truck rumbling down the street. ;D

Frank

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Re: Challenge me! ANY BALSA KITS FOR SALE???
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2020, 04:34:31 pm »
Flying Quaker kit. SOLD to B-J

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Re: Challenge me! ANY BALSA KITS FOR SALE???
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2020, 10:13:57 pm »
BJ,

Glad you took it.  I couldn't figure out how to store a behemoth like that without being visible among the other planes.  Hiding in plain sight is not possible in my house with a plane this size.

Happy building.

Frank
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Re: Challenge me! ANY BALSA KITS FOR SALE???
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2020, 04:00:38 pm »
Hey @Frank v B  its not that big right now. Its a box like you'd get a plane shipped in, just half the width
I did open the full sized plans.... I didn't have a place big enough except the kitchen floor.... lol
Any guess where I'm building it.... when my Bride  is not home.....😬
My Work??? is so secret....
I Don't even Know what I'm Doing!!!