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12 Jul 2018 04:37 #1 by one tenor
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Nyone>??????fbid=10211694359011072&set=gm.2000385266957782&type=3&theaterhttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211694359011072&set=gm.2000385266957782&type=3&theaterhttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211694359011072&set=gm.2000385266957782&type=3&theaterhttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211694359011072&set=gm.2000385266957782&type=3&theater

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12 Jul 2018 09:01 #2 by Eric
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Nonsense link, John. Doesn't work as a a whole link, and doesn't work if it is broken down.

if you are calm and collected when all about you are going berserk - you've missed something important!

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12 Jul 2018 15:09 #3 by one tenor
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Sorry Try this--https://www.facebook.com/groups/1603592176637095/permalink/2000385266957782/?sale_post_id=2000385266957782 -- I'm having trouble checking links

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12 Jul 2018 16:29 #4 by Quorneng
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It works but the posting shows this:
Jo Michiels
10 July at 22:02
5 vintage free flight kits
£9,999,999

That's a pound short of £10 million!
Although he does also say make me an offer. ;)

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13 Jul 2018 08:24 - 13 Jul 2018 08:26 #5 by A Free Flighter From Oz
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I have an original FROG Tutor kit, it's quite ancient, the wood is suitable for furniture construction but the design appears to be a decent free flight model (might benefit from a dreaded r/c rudder 'wiggler' just to confine it to my local paddock) although the construction is a bit 'heavy'.

I suspect that I found the kit at the late Arthur Gorrie's hobby shop at Woolongabba in Brisbane during my military service in the early 80's.When Arthur was ageing I offered to help clean up the shop with first dibs at any interesting stuff that I discovered at his asking price. Managed to score a lot of ancient Aeromodeller plans and magazines from the '50's plus some NIB Elfin diesel engines. Arthur devoted a lot of his profits to helping wayward youths (long before it became 'fashionable') and the Qld. Govt. thought enough of Arthur to name a prison after him. infrastructurepipeline.org/project/arthu...correctional-centre/

Every FROG kit that I built as a kid actually flew, maybe not well but I got my money's worth out of them.;

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Last edit: 13 Jul 2018 08:26 by A Free Flighter From Oz. Reason: typo's
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13 Jul 2018 16:37 - 13 Jul 2018 16:38 #6 by Mike Rolls
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My flying mate back in the 50s built a twice size Frog Diana - 72" span and a tad on the hefty size. Towing it was hard work! He retired it but hung onto it. In late '56 or early '57, on leave from the RAF I cadged it off him, sawed 6" off each wingtip, sawed off the nose with its two ton of lead, created a Bowden style knock-off engine mount, fitted my ED Hunter, and to most folks surprise it flew - and flew pretty well (this was F/F of course - back then as far as I was concerned Radio was the province of the Goon Show and Hancock's Half Hour). For the life of me I can't remember what happened to it - I may even have returned it (sans ED) to its builder
Mike

The older I get, the better I was!
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14 Jul 2018 19:35 #7 by one tenor
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£9.99 I'm sure,

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