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    Hi Bob...wasn't it Ed Izzo that "invented" strip...

    Hi Bob...wasn't it Ed Izzo that "invented" strip ailerons?

    I know he has been credited with the first use of foam wings...and I recall pitting next to him and his wife Louise at a few pattern...
  2. Thread: OS .15 mods

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    The rear exhaust with anodized head looks like a...

    The rear exhaust with anodized head looks like a Taipan and IIRC that colored head means a high performance version?

    I don't know much about them, but I've seen 'em before...Hobby Shack used to...
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    Yeah...I am going to have to cop-out and say that...

    Yeah...I am going to have to cop-out and say that because there have been so many planes already talked about, it's getting tougher and tougher to come up with something new.

    I guess I have...
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    Some of the cheaper Aluminum shoes are IIRC 2024...

    Some of the cheaper Aluminum shoes are IIRC 2024 alloy and softer...they will grab and sometimes transfer or smear (galling) inside the clutch bell if they get too hot, then you have to clean out the...
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    From listening to guys who race off-road, there...

    From listening to guys who race off-road, there are two schools of thought...vented vs. non vented.

    My opinion is that it's always good to have plenty of air flow for cooling...but it can also let...
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    That experience with the Savage was my first time...

    That experience with the Savage was my first time with Alum. shoes...
    I think, IIRC the clutch springs were a bit too stiff, because you had to rev it up quite a bit, and then, the clutch would hit...
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    I see that the answer is still To Be...

    I see that the answer is still To Be Determined...
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    Hi Ant...maybe that's the way you pronounce it...

    Hi Ant...maybe that's the way you pronounce it when using "the King's English"? :)
    Over here in the Colonies we ain't got no accent;) (except fer thoze down in Lawn Guyland)

    Another thread has a...
  9. Thread: O48 FS Surpass

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    They're all in the same family... the 40 Surpass...

    They're all in the same family... the 40 Surpass then 48 Surpass then 52 Surpass...all very much alike, IIRC the 52 is just bored out 48 The O.S. web site should have the Bore and Stroke dimensions...
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    Ah yes...that's the, um, "technical" term...:D ...

    Ah yes...that's the, um, "technical" term...:D


    Kinda sounds like the name of a granola bar though, huh?
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    They might...I've never heard that...probably...

    They might...I've never heard that...probably because there's so much other, exhaust and mechanical noise drowning them out? :)

    Just go by feel...you will develop a feel for these things over...
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    This is what it looks like to me too... The...

    This is what it looks like to me too...
    The bearings in the clutch bell have a light grease in them...and sometimes, when the clutch gets hot, the grease oozes out and slings around in the clutch...
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    Thanks Ernie...better luck next time, aye... ...

    Thanks Ernie...better luck next time, aye...

    Hi Glow Head Steve...IIRC the search function here at RCU was "improved" a couple years before the total "re-arrangement" and it did work somewhat, but...
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    "Oh Heck"... I guess I missed that!!!??? Yes...

    "Oh Heck"...
    I guess I missed that!!!???
    Yes Ernie...I was talking about the F-2 Viper Zero...:o embarassment...
    Maybe I should have looked back a few pages, but...oh well...

    I tried to do a...
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    None of youze guys on this page have gotten it...

    None of youze guys on this page have gotten it yet, but...elmshoot (Sparky) has the two countries correct...

    1) Aircraft...
    2) Think a little bit along the lines of "what was old is new again"......
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    O.K. let's try another one... 1) Aircraft......

    O.K. let's try another one...

    1) Aircraft...
    2) Think a little bit along the lines of "what was old is new again"...
    3) Joint project between two major manufacturers in the industry...in two...
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    O.K. let's try another one... 1) Aircraft......

    O.K. let's try another one...

    1) Aircraft...
    2) Think a little bit along the lines of "what was old is new again"...
    3) Joint project between two major manufacturers in the industry...in two...
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    Poll: Since we are talking about a hypothetical...

    Since we are talking about a hypothetical situation (thankfully, so far anyway) let's consider a B777 for example.
    (let's not go into worse case scenario...no loss of life)
    Powered by 2 GE90's...
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    O.K. let's try another one... 1) Aircraft......

    O.K. let's try another one...

    1) Aircraft...
    2) Think a little bit along the lines of "what was old is new again"...
    3) Joint project between two major manufacturers in the industry...
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    Hey Ernie...thanks... I've been hanging around,...

    Hey Ernie...thanks...
    I've been hanging around, and checking in occasionally, but was too timid to try and answer / guess, because if I got it right then I'd haveta work at finding a new quiz...
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    Ernie...just my gut feeling again...if it made a...

    Ernie...just my gut feeling again...if it made a bouncy landing did it go boing boing boing ... or rather Boeing?
    As in the B-9 Bomber? AKA "Death Angel"

    Based on the Monomail...could outrun...
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    Looking for an Aircraft... 1) Single engine......

    Looking for an Aircraft...
    1) Single engine...
    2) Monoplane...
    3) It's type of construction was relatively new for it's time...and something that the Co. that built it would become well known...
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    Looking for an Aircraft... 1) Single engine......

    Looking for an Aircraft...
    1) Single engine...
    2) Monoplane...
    3) It's type of construction was relatively new for it's time...and something that the Co. that built it would become well known...
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    Too New HoundDog...and not technically between...

    Too New HoundDog...and not technically between the wars I was talking about either.

    Looking for an Aircraft...
    Single engine...
    Monoplane...
    It's type of construction was relatively new for...
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    Looking for an Aircraft... Single engine......

    Looking for an Aircraft...
    Single engine...
    Monoplane...
    It's type of construction was relatively new for it's time...and something that the Co. that built it would become well known for...
    It's...
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