(Strip Number 6692, Original Publication Date, 13 July 1986)
Panel 1: We see John leaning over a table sweating rivets as he installs a Sputmaster engine in a model airplane.
Panel 2: He then declares the thing finished.
Panel 3: The strip proper begins with John bellowing at Mike to not play with the rudder because he doesn't want it to break.
Panel 4: Captain Daddy then hollers at Mike to not touch the wings because they're delicate.
Panel 5: He also can't touch the flaps or ailerons or get sand in the engine.
Panel 6: Since Mike is too dim to understand "PAWS OFF!!!!" when he hears it, he has to be told not to bend the prop blades.
Panel 7: When the thing starts to take off, John warns Mike to back off and get out of the way.
Panel 8: After all that, they smile when the thing sputters to life and takes off.
Panel 9: It then flies for a few seconds....
Panel 10: ...only to drop like a rock and smash into the ground.
Summary: Even though Lynn will deny it in any notes that might appear, this strip is clearly sending a message. That message is "Rod? I don't care about your constant beefing about how delicate your things are! Stop bellowing at the children to not crowd you because I don't care about YOUR interests. They're not allowed to invade my space because I do important stuff but you're just playing with toys so shut up."