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    I for one appreciate the comments by...

    I for one appreciate the comments by speedracerntrixie and Sensi. Keep up the good work as many of us appreciate the more detailed and correct info you provide.
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    A mistake many make that causes slow or poor cure...

    A mistake many make that causes slow or poor cure of epoxy is to mix it in a waxed container such as a paper cup or bowl. The wax can even prevent it from ever properly curing.
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    Those wires are most probably coated with a clear...

    Those wires are most probably coated with a clear insulation (like varnish) and will be near impossible to solder to or to make a reliable contact with a crimp unless you physically remove all the...
  4. I do not think Ron Kay's apology in post #21 is...

    I do not think Ron Kay's apology in post #21 is adequate. If he really means it, he should edit his first post and reword the title (or supplement it) to remove the negative aspect of the title.
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    Most probably running it to lean. Could also be...

    Most probably running it to lean. Could also be that you have to high a nitro content, try some 5 or 10 % nitro with at least 18% oil content.
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    One thing to be aware of, be sure to remove the...

    One thing to be aware of, be sure to remove the batteries while they are in storage, especially if NiCad's. Very often old NiCad's and/or dry cells will leak and corrode the units often to a point...
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    You will get a reduction in range but on all...

    You will get a reduction in range but on all these (27MHz, 50 MHz, 53MHz, 72MHz and 75MHz) you can get by in most cases by doing what Les says above. Just make the turns are as near the base of the...
  8. Thread: Lipo Explosion

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    Not only pointless, the title is miss leading,...

    Not only pointless, the title is miss leading, that is NOT an explosion, it is burning; quite a difference. Now a Pb can explode when overcharged (hydrogen gas) but a LiPo, no but the LiPo can and...
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    Another good driver for Phillips type screws is...

    Another good driver for Phillips type screws is the "Reed and Prince". That is what a lot of aircraft manufactures use on their production craft. The Reed and Prince type are very efficient as all...
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    All of my Aeromasteres (7 of them) required...

    All of my Aeromasteres (7 of them) required about 1.5 degrees of down thrust to fly nicely.
  11. If you remove the servo arm from the rudder servo...

    If you remove the servo arm from the rudder servo (servo free to move without anything attached to it's output arm) and the servo operates normally then you may have a problem with how you set up the...
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    Check your wiring for a poor connection somewhere...

    Check your wiring for a poor connection somewhere between the battery and the ESC. Most probably a voltage drop in the loop somewhere that causes a low voltage shutoff.
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    I've done many tests on many bipes and ALL model...

    I've done many tests on many bipes and ALL model bipes I tested flew best with the upper wing at about 1 to 2 degrees LESS angle of attack than the lower wing. This was on 6 Aeromasters (60 size),...
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    Tactic TTX650 set up problems.

    I just purchased the TTX650 and in the process of setting it up I created a problem I do not know how to solve. When I first got it, when you turn on the power, the screen at the bottom would show...
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    Yes, you did it correctly, I do not know how I...

    Yes, you did it correctly, I do not know how I came up with that 65, pure carelessness most probably. My humblest apology. Rodney
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    As long as your charger is putting out more...

    As long as your charger is putting out more milliamperes than the self discharge rate the battery will fully charge, it will just take a long time if the charge rate is very low. If you know what...
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    No, they do not. They are a filler only.

    No, they do not. They are a filler only.
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    This need clarification, there is no such thing...

    This need clarification, there is no such thing as 10%synthetic castor oil, it is either synthetic or castor. I think you may be miss reading the contents, probably a mix of synthetic oil with 10%...
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    It is not advisable to use silicon RTV anywhere...

    It is not advisable to use silicon RTV anywhere near electronic assemblies as the fumes are very corrosive. They do make a special formula for use in electronics but it is quite expensive.
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    Brass is definitely effected by glow fuel. Left...

    Brass is definitely effected by glow fuel. Left long enough in the fuel, you will get pin holes through the brass. I once had a copy of the reasons for this but can not find it now. If I remember...
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    Depends on the quality of the build. If well...

    Depends on the quality of the build. If well built and maintained, yes it is probably worth that especially if it contains good servos and the covering is in good shape. It will do all the basic...
  22. On some receivers, only the throttle responds to...

    On some receivers, only the throttle responds to the preset failsafe with all other controls going to neutral. That may be what yours is doing.
  23. Thread: First bi-plane

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    Yes, the Pheoton90. Engine weighs about 5.5 lbs,...

    Yes, the Pheoton90. Engine weighs about 5.5 lbs, all up weight was a little under 16 lbs. Moved the firewall aft about 1.5 inches, new landing gear from 1/4 inch music wire, Tundra tires and an...
  24. Thread: First bi-plane

    by Rodney
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    You are going to love that plane. I had a Quadra...

    You are going to love that plane. I had a Quadra 72cc on mine and it was a ball. I did enlarge the rudder a great deal though, at least double in size and beefed up the landing gear to handle the...
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    Just Google "thread size tables" and you will get...

    Just Google "thread size tables" and you will get many sources giving you the information you need.
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