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#1 Uncle Fred

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:05 AM

Just returned from a trip to San Francisco where I got to see Roy Wong after 42 years.

He still has a number of amazing chassis from back then but no real interest in returning to slot car racing in the near future (but I'll keep working on him). He spends most of his spare time building R/C planes entirely from scratch, investing a full year in their constuction.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:26 AM

Great that you got to meet!!! Maybe Roy can post pics of his planes?

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:42 AM

Fantastic, Fred!! Great pic. Hope you did take some shots of his planes.
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 12:09 PM

Yes, but have to resize.
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:15 PM

B17

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:58 AM

Fred,

Did he have that full sidewinder with an idler gear (like the Lewis sidewinder), 1/24 scale with the narrow drop arm and wide bat pans from 1970. If so maybe you could ask him to post photos

Thanks in advance.
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:06 AM

Yes, but have to resize.


No, you don't, Fred. Slotblog will now resize them for you as part of the uploading process. Just be aware that the more oversize the pic you're uploading, the slower the uploading process will take. A 5,000 pixel wide image might take as along as 10-20 seconds to process.

Try to encourage Roy to register for Slotblog to post about his times in the hobby. It's history that will be lost forever unless he helps preserve it and I know he has lots of friends here.

Heck, if you want to PM me his email address, I'll make the case to him myself.

And, gosh, that's a gorgeous B17G (I think). Hope he's a good flyer, as there are no marshals in R/C to put him back in the air... LOL!
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:25 PM

Sorry I missed these new posts.

Bruce, I saw the idler gear car in person as well as the independant suspension cars (1/24 & HO).

And Gregory, Roy was a pilot in the Air Force so... this is a piece of cake.

I will reach out to him again and try to persuade him to post some more pictures and stories.
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 08:01 AM

What is really amazing about the planes Roy builds is that they are entirely built from scratch, no kits here, he takes plans from the actual planes and scales them down (he has a degree in mechanical engineering). Construction takes an entire year. He is working on a P38 now.
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:29 AM

Well, if you can't convince him to post his slot racing memories, at least try to get a pic of the P38 when he's finished. I'd love to see it.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:49 PM

Any pics of his workshop? :scratch_one-s_head:
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Posted 08 July 2015 - 03:34 AM

Would love to see the P38, since it is my favorite plane from that era.

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[ "Time is the best teacher. Unfortunately, it kills all its students.". . . . . . . . Hector Berlioz ]
[ "There is a very fine line between 'hobby' and 'mental illness." . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Barry ]
[ "Build what you like to build, they are all doomed." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prof. Fate ]
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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:34 AM

I am constantly amazed at how little talent I have compared to such artistry as this B17!
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Posted 26 August 2015 - 11:13 AM

Where can I see  the HO suspension Car? It is unbelievable.

 

Yea, we need him here.

 

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Posted 27 August 2015 - 10:42 PM

The HO suspension car is at post #21 HERE.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:54 AM

What is really amazing about the planes Roy builds is that they are entirely built from scratch, no kits here, he takes plans from the actual planes and scales them down (he has a degree in mechanical engineering). Construction takes an entire year. He is working on a P38 now.

please some write the Roy Wong biography!!!
Fred who else better than you his racing partner.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:57 AM

Sorry I missed these new posts.

Bruce, I saw the idler gear car in person as well as the independant suspension cars (1/24 & HO).

And Gregory, Roy was a pilot in the Air Force so... this is a piece of cake.

I will reach out to him again and try to persuade him to post some more pictures and stories.

my kingdom for a photo of the idler gear full sidewinder.
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