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Scratch Built Morane-Saulnier MS 406 by mlriley540
jgoodNice work, and interesting subject. I didn't know much about it, good to learn about a lesser known aircraft.
mlriley540I took 3 months off, but have now returned to building this, I have made quite a lot of progress in the last week, I'll hopefully add a picture soon.

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Easy Built D-06 Westland Whirlwind by BriandKilby
BriandKilbytwo trout. onw over a foot.
Don CI hear that it's warmer out there. Nice beginning to summer. Bet they're not from the Bay.
LASTWOODSMANWhat species of trout are they? Where do you go fishing for them?
BriandKilbythere rainbow trout lastwoodsman. I caught them in a nearby creek they stock.
John M OshustYum,yum, fry those fishies up!

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Dumas Kit #326 Rearwin Speedster by LASTWOODSMAN
LASTWOODSMANOur last day of fun for me and my bird dog "Trapper", upland gamebird hunting at the local pheasant hunt preserve. Perfect weather - sunny, no wind, 18 deg F at the break of dawn rising to 27 deg F by noon, and a lot of action hunting the wiley Ringneck. We love an organic meal once in a while.
John M OshustWho looks happier, Trapper or the Last Woodsman?
LASTWOODSMANThis dog just blows me away. He caught a big cock-bird, all by himself, and comes waltzing up to me with it in his mouth, and proceeds to set it on the ground in front of me, instead of giving it to my hand, as if to say "You shoot it so I can retrieve it" (I had just missed a couple) - needless to say, it peeled away and I got it first shot, and Trapper did his regular perfect retrieve - sit, hold, shake a paw, shake other paw, in my hands droop it - I just love this dog!
John M OshustGirlfriends and wives come and go but a "GOOD HUNTING DOG" is very hard to find!

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Dumas Kit #326 Rearwin Speedster by LASTWOODSMAN
LASTWOODSMANIt had a Menasco "Pirate" C4 four cylinder air-cooled inverted engine, and a top speed of 166 mph. It was introduced in 1935, but was unable to pass the stringent aircraft spin tests for several years.
John M OshustWhich ,of the three power plants, did you install in this plane?
LASTWOODSMANJohn - it is hooked up for rubber band power, but I can't bring myself to fly it - I should have used 1/16" wire for the landing gear instead of 1/32" wire (the free floating landing gear struts and wheel pants are not glued to the fuselage) - it's my best and largest model at 30" wing span.
John M OshustPlease permit me to rephrase the question. If your realistic looking aero plane were real, and you were purchasing one from the manufacturer, which engine would you prefer? Were all engines four cylinder?
LASTWOODSMANThere were only two engines - two prototype planes were built with the ACE CIRRUS 4 cylinder - then work was suspended between 1934 - 1937, after which only twelve Speedster planes were built with the MENASCO PIRATE 4-cyl inverted.

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LASTWOODSMAN Dumas Kit #326 Rearwin SpeedsterParked 26-Mar-17 14:03
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3 1/2 minute video of the late Bob Bojanowski flying his giant scale 6 foot wingspan rubber powered REARWIN SPEEDSTER usning 8 oz of rubber band power https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlbrx10EOZY
LASTWOODSMAN Dumas Kit #326 Rearwin SpeedsterParked 26-Mar-17 13:46
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I made the wooden wheel pants as per plan, and I stained all of the wing struts, nose block, and wheel pants and struts, with "Golden Oak" color, and then spray clear-coated them all with Krylon Clear Gloss.
LASTWOODSMAN Dumas Kit #326 Rearwin SpeedsterParked 26-Mar-17 13:42
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To install the decals of the wing, fuse, and rudder, onto the right spot, I cut out templates, with the individual call sign letters and numbers, and the fuse side decals, the holes thereof being cut out a little larger for the decal placement, and I masking taped these templates to the fuse and wing first, in oder to place the decals straight.
BriandKilby Easy Built D-06 Westland WhirlwindParked 26-Mar-17 09:00
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trout for the day!
BriandKilby Easy Built D-06 Westland WhirlwindParked 26-Mar-17 08:59
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two trout. onw over a foot.
John M Oshust ManzanoLaser BAT FK-24 BaboonBuild 25-Mar-17 21:49
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Spring has sprung. The grass has riz. I wonder where the birdies is!
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