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Member postings for John H. Rood

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Thread: Chris McG F-86 Sabre Dog build blog
17/01/2020 17:03:03

Chris, also you must remember that the vast majority of us Mass Build enthusiasts are known criminals; most are now behind bars and their access to computers is limited. The rest of us are still at large, and this, too, can restrict one’s ability to post F-86 Sabre build progress.

But, no worries! All these fine young criminals will be seeping through the cracks soon enough. By their works ye shall know them? YES! Meanwhile, your Sabre Dog is lookin’ good!


Thread: Pete's Cavallino Rampante Italian Aerobatic Team Sabre
04/01/2020 17:31:12


Peter, once again I shall crawl on my belly down the alabaster tiles of my aeromodelling HALL OF SHAME... another unfinished project... this one here is a bogey in 1/10th scale ... I pollute your thread here because this MiG-15 has her nice portly fuselage constructed via the LOST FOAM process.

I designed her in another lifetime, never finished her, and/but/however now I feel I just might need to raise the stakes for all these F-86 Sabres on zee rise...

Thread: Sackys FJ3 Fury
04/01/2020 17:10:34

M.A.N. feature April 1962.jpg

A little FJ-3 Fury inspiration for y'all !!! smile

A 1960s childhood flashback for me: The cover of my fave magazine, graced by this fair maiden and Joe Coles' Dyna-Jet (pulse jet) - powered control-line model of an FJ-3. Ever heard a Dyna Jet roar? God be the days!

Nowadays the OUTERZONE online plans resource has PDFs of the gorgeous plans and the accompanying feature article from April 1962. look for the tabs down the page there to download those two PDFs if you'd like to add 'em to your stash.

The Great Orme PSS Scale Fidelity Police will note that Mr. Coles has faithfully captured the deeper nose contours of the FJ-3 variant.

cool David, best wishes on your build! Fun idea to do the great and mighty badass FJ-3 !!!

Thread: Chris McG F-86 Sabre Dog build blog
04/01/2020 16:34:24

Chris, looking good there!

Thread: Rob's F-86F NASA 228 research aircraft build
04/01/2020 16:32:40

Amen! She's already looking to be one GORGEOUS model. Hi-Viz heaven, evokes the high desert, Flight Test out there at Muroc Dry Lake, halcyon days!

Thread: F86 "Gamma" Build
04/01/2020 16:29:09

Fantastic job! These are truly great days in PSS model design and construction.

p.s. Gotta love that shade of yellow... so reminiscent of the great old primer applied to aircraft structures back in the right and proper days. BUT I DIGRESS!


Thread: Chris McG F-86 Sabre Dog build blog
27/12/2019 18:36:26

Chris, are you a trained artist or engineer or something along those lines? You dive into many interesting things here.

27/12/2019 18:34:59

Chris, cheers on the holidays and kudos on your interesting build. Really looking nice!

Thread: Jet Provost 1.5metre Andy Blackburn PSS Plan
27/12/2019 18:32:30

Beautiful! Way to go, Mr. G !!!

Thread: Chris McG F-86 Sabre Dog build blog
05/12/2019 23:19:20

Martin, your posts are succinct and VERY helpful. Many of us, we friggin' RELY on them.

Chris, you are a skilled and meticulous creature, duly crazy. 

So Chris, in your honor/honour, I stole this from one of your fellow Belgians and, so, here you go...



John in Boston, who has Dane family living in Antwerpen since the 1920s, and whose parents actually met whilst working on the F-86D design/engineering program!

Edited By John H. Rood on 05/12/2019 23:35:24

Thread: Canadair F4 Sabre XB812
02/12/2019 16:05:16

Whatsapp? Sadly, I am too old now for teenage chatrooms.

((( Turning 97 has not been nearly as fun as I’d hoped.)))

sad rose

02/12/2019 15:53:26

I have a lot of time in Meteors, mostly during the Malaysian Emergency and also out of Hal Far and Aden and West Kembleford and Barton-Shagglewood, and OK yes the more I look at it, Sub-Lt. Barlow's model *might* be one. FURTHER RESEARCH REQUIRED. This all very serious business, and therefore I must assist where I can.

02/12/2019 15:26:09



That balsa airplane in the pic might not be a Meteor Mk 4, but the guy on the telly is DEFINITELY our hero Mr. "A. Meade".


Edited By John H. Rood on 02/12/2019 15:44:03

Thread: Chris McG F-86 Sabre Dog build blog
02/12/2019 00:26:35

These days we're all excited about these uniquely British waffles!


Thread: Pete's Cavallino Rampante Italian Aerobatic Team Sabre
27/11/2019 18:16:28

I've dated some of the Reggia Aeronautica's particularly fussy Scale Police. Come to think of it, here is one of them after she took me on a pre-event recce over Cinque Terre in her 1939 Fiat CR.42 biplane:


Thread: XFJ-2 Fury: F-86E Modified for Carrier Operations
27/11/2019 17:34:04

Thanks, Chris. Working off a 3/8' tempered glass tabletop, all gluing so far with Titebond aliphatic.

The clamps have been asking me about yes/no to an operating rudder, flaps, air brakes, slats, and so on... and all I could think was "I need to keep this one simple" and but at my age what I will REALLY need is an onboard OPERATING PILOT RELIEF TUBE EVACUATION system!

They also leaked these secret NAA photos of the very first liftoff of the XFJ-2; this happened on 27 December 1951 at NAA Los Angeles Division's adjacent Los Angeles International Airport. The great Bob Hoover at the controls.

XFJ-2 756 Maiden Launch at LAX 27 Dec.1951.jpg

XFJ-2 756 Maiden Launch Maiden at LAX 27 Dec.1951.jpg

27/11/2019 16:48:35

Why use just one fabulous clamp, when you can use FIVE THOUSAND? nerd


Or... "WHEN CLAMPS ATTACK!" --- I't's a full-blown INVASION !!! fist

#unnecessary #odd #theyletanybodyinthisjoint

27/11/2019 08:31:54

A single video frame capture from extensive footage shot of another XFJ-2 at the US Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Maryland:

27/11/2019 08:25:39

From circa 1950s NAA promo materials, typical of the kind of thing our Dad would bring home from work for us kiddos. A major treat for us!!! An XFJ-2 off Southern California, prior to initial US Navy testing at Patuxent River, Maryland:

27/11/2019 07:38:22

Drawing reference lines has helped double-check my efforts at alignment. Even just labeling things as to up/down/fore/aft/port/starboard etc helps me with basic orientation.


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