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    Today, 08:01 PM
    Grass will grow though landscape fabric? I don't think I've ever seen that happen.
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    Yesterday, 06:35 AM
    Did you ever consider putting down some landscape fabric and mulch in the pilot stations so you wouldn't need to mow there? I'm spoiled with the...
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    Yesterday, 06:29 AM
    jester_s1 replied to a thread Old Fabric in Questions and Answers
    MEK or acetone should work if the fabric is doped on. Acetone will evaporate quickly, while MEK won't. I'd choose the latter for this application.
    6 replies | 187 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 06:26 AM
    A Cub isn't good for a second plane. I love flying my Cub, but you need some basic skills mastered before flying one. The T28 is a better choice, but...
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    09-24-2016, 09:39 PM
    That's a good point, gratter. A pilot does need to decide if he wants knobs, sliders, 2/3 position switches, and so on.
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    09-24-2016, 09:35 PM
    He has a choice of nitro and electric for either vehicle. I agree that electric is the easier and more convenient power choice. I'll go so far as to...
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    09-24-2016, 02:16 PM
    Get yourself a 4wd Rustler. It's your choice of nitro or electric. The performance is pretty close to the same, so it's just a matter of do you want...
    8 replies | 177 view(s)
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    09-23-2016, 09:17 PM
    The P40 would be a little better, but not much. Get a sport plane. In the long run, it will be the best investment you'll ever make in this hobby.
    16 replies | 474 view(s)
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    09-21-2016, 04:15 PM
    jester_s1 replied to a thread Prop substitution in Beginners
    The ignition will handle way more RPM than the engine is capable of turning. The real limiting factor on a 2 stroke engine is the porting. There...
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    09-20-2016, 07:53 PM
    It should be fine. If you are worried, just iron a piece on to some wood and see if it sticks. Go ahead and make sure it still shrinks with heat too....
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    09-20-2016, 07:38 PM
    I've learned in most any hobby when you buy an item about 60% of what you pay is for the item, 25% is for the box, and the other 15% is for the...
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    09-20-2016, 10:35 AM
    jester_s1 replied to a thread Prop substitution in Beginners
    If that's a 2 stroke engine, maximum RPM isn't really going to be an issue. The only real concern is loading the engine appropriately to make use of...
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    09-20-2016, 06:59 AM
    jester_s1 replied to a thread Balancing props in Beginners
    The tip shape is a big part of the aerodynamics of a prop too. MAS props are more squared off and can tolerate having a little bit taken off assuming...
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    09-17-2016, 09:06 AM
    That's a pretty big jump from trainers. Foamy warbirds generally aren't true scale planes. They normally have compromises built in to make them...
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    09-17-2016, 12:55 AM
    jester_s1 replied to a thread Balancing props in Beginners
    For what it's worth, props are a consumable in this hobby. I wouldn't bother sanding a prop tip to remove damage and then try and match the other...
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    09-16-2016, 03:14 PM
    I'd really weigh the options before upgrading a radio that old. Sure, it was the high end back then and still is as good as it ever was, but there...
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    09-15-2016, 09:13 PM
    To answer the OP's question, the 10J is a great radio. It has all the features that most pilots will ever need or want, it is well built, durable,...
    23 replies | 563 view(s)
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    09-15-2016, 08:48 PM
    jester_s1 replied to a thread piper j3 cub in Beginners
    You asked about gassers, Mark JR. Gas vs. glow is a whole different conversation. It sounded like you were settled on a gas engine for this plane,...
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    09-15-2016, 05:47 AM
    jester_s1 replied to a thread piper j3 cub in Beginners
    I'd agree on the 15cc too. If you want to go wtih a 4 stroke, the Saito 21cc would be the true best for a gasser. But it is a heavier engine so you'd...
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    09-13-2016, 04:37 PM
    jester_s1 replied to a thread piper j3 cub in Beginners
    Yes, many. Which one is best depends on the size.
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    09-13-2016, 05:47 AM
    jester_s1 replied to a thread How and where to start in Beginners
    My point on not flying as well was directed at the thousands of sheet foam plans readily available on the internet. A flat plate wing isn't going to...
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    09-11-2016, 08:54 PM
    jester_s1 replied to a thread Won't stay running in The Clubhouse
    Is that a gas engine? If so, how long has it been since you bought the gas you are trying to run it with? If your local station is like most of the...
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    09-11-2016, 08:43 PM
    jester_s1 replied to a thread How and where to start in Beginners
    IMHO, when people are price conscious in this hobby, they focus too much on the cost of airframes and forget about everything else. Sure, you can...
    25 replies | 641 view(s)
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    09-11-2016, 08:34 PM
    jester_s1 replied to a thread cross country planes in Beginners
    I hope I didn't come across as rude either. I couldn't resist ribbing Ratshooter a bit when he was giving John a hard time. Both are great guys who...
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    09-08-2016, 04:27 PM
    A small screw in the HSN and a hole to access it from works pretty well too. The LSN on a Saito doesn't usually need adjusting at all once it's set...
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    09-08-2016, 04:02 PM
    Airtronics/Sanwa has many issues to fix, but isn't interested in addressing any of them. That's why they are gone as a presence in the US RC market.
    5 replies | 222 view(s)
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    09-08-2016, 03:59 PM
    Voltage only determines RPM. Amps determine torque. Motor manufacturers will know the operating ranges of their motors and the amp limits they can...
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    09-06-2016, 09:42 PM
    I'm not even bothered by a guy showing up with specific questions about a project like this. Sometimes the hobby literature doesn't spell things out...
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    09-06-2016, 09:35 PM
    jester_s1 replied to a thread cross country planes in Beginners
    I'd think a guy who wants to see beginners helped would take a moment to know how many g's are in the word, "beginners." :)
    46 replies | 1312 view(s)
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    09-06-2016, 03:27 PM
    Those specs aren't anywhere close to reality for any kind of electric motor that I've heard of. So like I said above, do your own research about...
    11 replies | 336 view(s)
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