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    Regarding the 1/6 scale Nieuport 17, I have the...

    Regarding the 1/6 scale Nieuport 17, I have the 1/6 scale VK model, which is probably lighter. I flew it on a PAW 40 diesel with a 13x6 prop turning 7000+ rpm. Plenty of power; it can do things the...
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    I know this was awhile ago, but I just found...

    I know this was awhile ago, but I just found this; I like your plane!

    You probably know this, but Bluejay kits a lot of the old Bridi designs now, and they have a great reputation and very...
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    Buddy box with an instructor at a club is good. ...

    Buddy box with an instructor at a club is good. You might succeed on your own...hard to say. It depends on how good the plane is and how good your skills/knowledge are. I taught myself to fly on a...
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    Here are a couple of concrete examples to add to...

    Here are a couple of concrete examples to add to the "nopes". Suppose you take off at a steep angle. With fpv you see the sky. What is the actual angle of the plane? You can't tell.

    Or picture...
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    Great engine choice. It pulls hard with a 12x4...

    Great engine choice. It pulls hard with a 12x4 prop; another common prop for it is 11x6, but my guess is you'd appreciate low end thrust more than speed. Hope the health issues came out OK.

    Jim
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    I have been using a formula for about 25 years...

    I have been using a formula for about 25 years from Gordon Whitehead's book, Scale Models for Everyday Flying. I've also used one from Bill McComb's book. They are algebraically the same. I assume...
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    The OS 25 FX probably makes at least 5 times the...

    The OS 25 FX probably makes at least 5 times the power of any engine used at the time. An old Enya 19 would be nice, or an old OS 25 with the strap on muffler. Both are a little over 7 oz with...
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    I love my IC engines, right down to my 09s. They...

    I love my IC engines, right down to my 09s. They sound great, it's always exciting to run them up, and they throttle well. The last time I broke a crankshaft was on a Cox 049 about 50 years ago. ...
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    Thanks much, that's a pretty dramatic comparison....

    Thanks much, that's a pretty dramatic comparison. Maybe I'll go with a little bigger prop and scale down the rpms a bit. Sorry you got burned on yours.

    Jim
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    thanks, yes, it looks like the tank placement...

    thanks, yes, it looks like the tank placement would be a problem upright. I'm thinking 90 degrees would work nicely, and not bother the pilot too.
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    I asked because I think that old b&w photo above...

    I asked because I think that old b&w photo above shows an inverted engine, as does the OP's restoration. Also someone posted a beautiful new orange and white one awhile ago that also had an inverted...
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    Interesting account. Did most people mount the...

    Interesting account. Did most people mount the engine inverted?
  13. Thread: Irvine 39

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    Hmm, I like mine on the APC 10.5x4.5, but maybe I...

    Hmm, I like mine on the APC 10.5x4.5, but maybe I should use a bit more load. Or just take the risk...it really sings on this prop.
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    What a cool engine. I thought my Irvine 39 made...

    What a cool engine. I thought my Irvine 39 made a pretty good howl on a 10.5x4.5. Your .35 is almost exactly the same size and weight as mine, but what a screamer.
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    Great job! I enjoyed the photos and descriptions...

    Great job! I enjoyed the photos and descriptions on your website too, and especially the paint section...Behr Volcanic Island. Duly noted and filed for future use!

    I love the Ottawa museum, by...
  16. Thread: Club PAW

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    Very interesting but it proves brokenengish is...

    Very interesting but it proves brokenengish is right...start another thread! Two advantages: first, a thread on PAWs doesn't get hijacked, and second, other people interested in Enyas and such would...
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    The Petite Parasol (MAN 3/66) has 42 inch span,...

    The Petite Parasol (MAN 3/66) has 42 inch span, Enya 09 III power.

    I love that b&w pic too!

    Jim
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    I do recall the Japanese silk and wire rubber...

    I do recall the Japanese silk and wire rubber band powered airplanes but I don't recall them flying.

    Even the Sleek Streaks were awfully disappointing. I think it was my older brothers' AJ Walker...
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    It'll be a rocket with an OS 25 FX. I do like...

    It'll be a rocket with an OS 25 FX. I do like the chubby look. I like the Separator and the Krackerjack too, and other RO planes of that era, for the same reason. I loved my Livewire Champ that I...
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    Sounds like my old ASP red head. I screwrd out...

    Sounds like my old ASP red head. I screwrd out the needle till it was almost falling out and it was still rich. The problem was the low speed needle. I richened it 1/8 turn and the high speed...
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    My wife is wonderful about my hobby, but the...

    My wife is wonderful about my hobby, but the smell of cooking engines in the kitchen is one thing she just does not appreciate. I wait till she's out of town for a couple days, and then I air it out...
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    The OS 40 FSR has about the best reputation of...

    The OS 40 FSR has about the best reputation of any glow engine of that size I've ever heard of, so glad to hear you're listening to people about it. I got a bunch of old engines from an estate and a...
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    RCU rule: Any thread that lasts too long winds...

    RCU rule: Any thread that lasts too long winds up being about motorcycles or cars.
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    Greybeard...Konofes flew a 54 inch BB on a TELCO...

    Greybeard...Konofes flew a 54 inch BB on a TELCO CO2?! That is incredible. I know the turbo tank was supposed to make it a little stronger, but I flew my Telco on a Sig Monocoupe, 24 inch span, 2...
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    I like 2 strokes and 4 strokes but I must say...

    I like 2 strokes and 4 strokes but I must say that I usually enjoy the four stroke more. Take away the nerve jangling scream and the plane is just easier to fly, to me. Though I have to admit that...
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