[WWI] Introduction I fly rc and build plastic models.

ernest thomas reason108 at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 21 06:41:14 EDT 2013

Welcome aboard, Gordon. 
>From Lafayette, Louisiana

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From: GORDO at bak.rr.com
To: wwi at wwi-models.org
Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2013 15:04:22 -0700
Subject: [WWI] Introduction I fly rc and build plastic models.

Hi my name is Gordon and I love WW1 era aircraft 
for Shure! Most of my modeling has been in Remote Control. Most of my plastic 
models are more current but there is a very special place in my heart for the 
Standard J1,Waco 10 or GXE and many others my family has either built and flown 
or flown in service. I am TOTALLY excited about my next model I  will be 
kit bashing(modifying) I am waiting to have a Proctor Enterprises JN4-d2 Jenny 
kit to be sent to me from the kit manufacturer Here is the link to 
the model.
I am not his salesman and have no connection with proctor other than having 
bought a kit. Here are the rest of his Museum quality kits if you have not seen 
them before.  http://www.proctor-enterprises.com/products/museum/museum_scale.htm     
I really really had to save for this. I will be dressing her in the way my great 
grandfather had painted his J1..... I have found no large scale Standard so I 
will be modifying this kit to become the J1. Fortunately The changes wont be 
MAJOR  The largest issue I 
face is raising the top wing  some. I know there will be cabling changes 
and others but they will not be something I can’t accomplish. I have pics of my 
family around his planes that are really great! Here is the link to my Facebook 
page. If you would like to use them for anything please ask me. These pics have 
not been seen before and I have a very kind man rebuilding a real Jenny that is 
wanting to make a webpage with the ics and all the family stories.
I will be flying this model after completion. I will be stitching the 
fabric on the way they did originally. his model will be as close as possible to 
the real J1.The servos will work the original cabling that is a pull pull 
design. I will also  have i t set so that the control stick and rudder 
pedals will match the control surface movements.
My Grandfather flew many planes in the Army air force and the the air 
force During WW2 he wasa 
flight teacher for the B-25 teaching skip bombing and everything else!Afer the 
war he tried selling VW’s and  finaly entered the service again.. He flew 
two tours at Johnson air base in Japan through the late 50’s and early 60’s. At 
that time he flew Martin B-57A’s,B’s and D models although he really didn’t like 
the D model! I will eventually be making a B-57 to fly as a slope soarer. you 
will see in my Facebook page that I have been researching the 57 like MAD!
Also I hear I may be able to get a full size copy of the J1 plans!!!!!WOW 
after working on the model the plans will be displayed around my  room in 
frames and glass. One of The girls sitting on the J1’s wing is still alive. This 
is why I am working to build the J1 so fast. There are so may stories she can 
tell about her father and his flying school and one man airlines We still have two 
tickets for a ride in his plane!I couldn’t believe it.
I have a TON of 3 views and blueprints for the planes this group 
likes. If anyone is needing something like that to make their models 
accurate  am the one too talk to! Don’t be afraid to ask.
Looking forward to meeting everyone. 		 	   		  
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