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    Yesterday, 10:20 PM
    MTK replied to a thread Amadeus in Electric Pattern Aircraft
    You may want to add some more glass around the wing TE and 6" aft. Also, a bit more around the stab LE. I had one buckle just aft of the wing TE....
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    Yesterday, 08:20 PM
    MTK replied to a thread Amadeus in Electric Pattern Aircraft
    Rodney, I have been posting in only one thread in the electric column and have not paid a lot of attention elsewhere. Glad I stopped here to read...
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    Yesterday, 12:18 PM
    Dag, MY preference and most of the folks I fly with, the lighter the better. IF a plane can be made to 4750 grams it will fly easier, better and...
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    Yesterday, 09:00 AM
    Brian, Henry Piorun from Canada, manufactured models of his design back in the late 80's, early 90's. Typical glass fuses with balsa skinned plug...
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    07-26-2016, 01:37 PM
    Brian, That's my exact point.... "Best materials" will be an improvement but not without better technique. The one thing that you can't expect is...
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    07-25-2016, 09:45 PM
    Hmmm!! ... Lighter parts (plenty strong and stiff for the job) generally have less material in them. Less material actually cost less, except The...
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    07-25-2016, 08:13 AM
    The Rolls of pattern planes?? I don't think so. Just pigs with very nice lip stick?, yes, I'd agree. for them to be the Rolls of pattern, they...
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    07-24-2016, 09:14 AM
    Seriously funny. I chuckle every time I re- read it. As far as suppliers making a buck, I have no problem with that. What I have a problem with...
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    07-22-2016, 06:24 PM
    I love great wine. Even with my semi-annual travel to the Russian River Valley vineyards to get the best cases available I dont believe I have more...
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    07-21-2016, 12:44 PM
    Funny you should bring up Guillows. Their current kits are laser cut. The designs are well done, the laser cutting is very clean and the part fit is...
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    07-20-2016, 10:38 AM
    Pat, certainly........ I remember the first prop I ever molded back in the early 80's. Between the mold build and the prop casting I probably had 30...
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    07-20-2016, 09:33 AM
    the amount of time it takes to build a composite fuse is a fraction of the time it takes to frame one up in wood, sand it and complete the base...
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    07-19-2016, 06:58 PM
    MTK replied to a thread gas kadet senior in Beginners
    Easily, especially if built at around five pounds. But why hand launch the crate? It's simple plane to t-o.
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    07-19-2016, 05:23 PM
    Pat, didn't realize that they use a laminated fuse. The couple I saw 8 or 9 years ago were all wood. A composite fuse once the mold is ready, takes...
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    07-19-2016, 05:01 PM
    Will, as I recall, a couple fellas I know put holes in their Ten Plus wings to remove weight. Then (God forbid) monokoted the holes. Those planes...
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    07-19-2016, 04:13 PM
    Jet setter, they move as desired, just move too much. Even a small wind disturbance makes the model either zoom or go into a left spin. Interestingly...
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    07-18-2016, 10:45 PM
    MTK replied to a thread gas kadet senior in Beginners
    The OS 15 cc gas engine would make a good combo. It is super runner and is very quiet on its muffler. It puts out decent power turning a14x8 APC at...
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    07-18-2016, 08:48 PM
    Guys, well, over the past 30 years or so I've taught myself to build molds and composite components. Typically, a fuse mold for a 2 meter model will...
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    07-18-2016, 07:30 PM
    Maybe someone out there knows how to turn off the stabilization electronics on the small brick. I installed two separate receivers in a Guillows 28"...
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    07-18-2016, 07:23 PM
    Back in the day these were so cheap that even a dirt poor college kid could afford them. Simple to build. The Smoothie was an okay flier on a KB40. ...
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    07-18-2016, 08:35 AM
    This is the one thing among several that irritate me about the high cost pattern planes. They are wood models and are simply finished nicely. There...
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    07-15-2016, 07:38 AM
    MTK replied to a thread The Sig T-Clips 70 thread in ARF or RTF
    We put ours in a tree recently. No damage while in the tree but got heavily damaged upon retrieval when it hit the ground. Repairs were completed and...
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    07-14-2016, 07:04 PM
    Scott, I can't see how. The engine easily hauled the 21"x10 woodie hybrid turning just about 7k on avgas. It sounded happy. But I only ran it briefly...
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    07-14-2016, 06:37 PM
    Gary, nothing new to report. I commissioned another 33 in my Delta and it's working the same outstanding way my first one did. Same carb and pipe...
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    07-13-2016, 07:58 PM
    Absolutely outrageous. There is no pattern plane made anywhere by ANYONE that is worth that kind of money. There is absolutely nothing special about...
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    07-13-2016, 02:29 PM
    The OS 5 plugs for gas/glow are a lot less expensive purchased at RCJapan. I think they cost about 7.50$. In fact most any part for Japanese engines...
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    07-13-2016, 12:55 AM
    The most compelling feature of the fuse for current F3A schedules is the air scoop.
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    07-12-2016, 07:25 PM
    Mark and Will, no, I never saw neither one. But sounds like those fellas were on to something...
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    07-12-2016, 07:22 PM
    Earl, if memory serves, wasn't there a fellow who flew 60 sized pattern warbirds in the late 70's early 80's? I remember someone from the Dallas area...
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    07-12-2016, 01:15 PM
    MTK replied to a thread Nats 2016 in RC Pattern Flying
    I think anyone can register his email addy and get daily updates. Of course the other desciplines may not mean anything but Pattern is going until...
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