Tom Binkley's Latest
December 2013 Issue
The December issue is ready for download !!
We now have catalogs available that list the model magazines available on DVD and the full size printed plan packs still available from back issues of RCMW-FSP - To get a copy of these catalogs sent by email just click --- HERE
December 2 - Only one day behind my schedule of having each issue on the first day of each month. Certainly a lot better than November.
Our E-Mail and internet has been acting strangely for quite a while - Just thought it was the vagaries of the system until it got so bad that I couldn't send out messages telling subscribers when each issue was ready.
In early September the local phone company found an intermittent cable running from the street to the house. Ah-Ha!!, I thought, now maybe things will get better - Wishful thinking on my part.
I have to say the service people were all helpful what with trenching in new cables and re-wiring the phone system in the house.
But the problem was that our locally owned small phone company to whom I have been sending a monthly check for nearly 45 years was bought out by a big outfit and scheduling became a nightmare. Everyone wanted to be helpful but no-one had the authority to cut through the red tape.
So now it is the December 2 and the internet is partially fixed, at least it's not intermittent. But in the meantime we don't have any long distance service. We can receive long distance calls on both lines but cannot call out of our own area code. Have to use our cell phones for that. Still trying to get that fixed.
Supposedly we will have upgraded service and can send out notices to subscribers without being put on the "Black List" as a spammer. When that happens getting off the list is the same run-around because its done automatically by some computer somewhare and no-one seems to have the authority to move us to the "White List"
At any rate, enough ranting - This issue has lots of good stuff including an article by Van Wilson on making really nice lightweight wheels from metal Coca Cola soda bottles.
Also Three construction articles and plans -- An electric powered RC Primary Glider, sorta scale by Tom Binkley -- Beautiful Bess, a biplane rubber powered job from Air Trails by Chuck Wood -- The original model designed by Irwin Ohlsson of O&R engine fame for his very first hand made engine -- And our new large plan offering, the Super Rocketeer by Maurice Schoenbrun -- News about practical uses for Multi-Rotor helicopters -- and how to print on tissue paper by Paul Bradley.
SWAMP by Gary Clark