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    Breaking in my gas engines has always been done...

    Breaking in my gas engines has always been done in the air, I set my high end needle just a touch rich and keep the full throttle bursts to a minimum.

    Bob
  2. Thread: takeoff control

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    :cool: Bob

    :cool:

    Bob
  3. I say just pay our dues, shut up and fly... Bob

    I say just pay our dues, shut up and fly...

    Bob
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    If you are flying off pavement, then 2.5" would...

    If you are flying off pavement, then 2.5" would be the minimum I would like to see.

    Bob
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    Best to wash with soap and water, then use prep...

    Best to wash with soap and water, then use prep solvent, and dry with clean cloth before and after sanding. I say before because there could be traced of release media left on the cowling surface,...
  6. Thread: Young Feathers

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    Young Feathers

    I don't know if any of you have seen this but it is worth watching.
    ...
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    I like to see 3-4" if I had my druthers... Bob

    I like to see 3-4" if I had my druthers...

    Bob
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    Coming along nicely Rick! Bob

    Coming along nicely Rick!

    Bob
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    Yes, but need more details of your damage. Bob

    Yes, but need more details of your damage.

    Bob
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    You are right, it doesn't make it any stronger,...

    You are right, it doesn't make it any stronger, it only toughens the face coat surface. I use these types of filled face coats in 250F. and 350F. process applications for runs of 150-500 parts,...
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    Double post, My bad.

    Double post, My bad.
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    Remove nicks with a 90 degree angle motor and a...

    Remove nicks with a 90 degree angle motor and a 80 grit disk, next use a da sander with 180 grit and you are ready for paint, or just find a builder in your area to help you out.

    Bob
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    There are plenty of face coats out there that are...

    There are plenty of face coats out there that are aluminum filled and iron filled...

    Bob
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    In my own experience with many of my own and...

    In my own experience with many of my own and others aerobatic aircraft including Extra's, improper C/G has only caused pitch instability issues within those airframes and in turn main lined to nasty...
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    The best of luck to you Rick. Bob

    The best of luck to you Rick.

    Bob
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    Exactly, try then fly, the only real formula if...

    Exactly, try then fly, the only real formula if you wish to call it that is what you yourself dial in that makes it comfortable for your thumbs and a particular airframe. It's that simple, for the...
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    I can appreciate what you are doing here Rick...

    I can appreciate what you are doing here Rick because I am an old composites toolmaker myself.

    Bob
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    The formula is try, fly, evaluate, and repeat...

    The formula is try, fly, evaluate, and repeat until you are happy with your setup. Every pilot is different, every airplane is different, expo tames down twitchy airplanes and pilots alike. Duel and...
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    Really looks great Rick. Bob

    Really looks great Rick.

    Bob
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    6061-T6 aluminum is weldable, 2024-T3 or 7075-T6...

    6061-T6 aluminum is weldable, 2024-T3 or 7075-T6 are not, or should not be.

    Bob
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    +1 Bob

    +1

    Bob
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    If you are building a plug/master model or a...

    If you are building a plug/master model or a mould/Lay up block, epoxy will be your most stable media to use...

    Bob
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    I just like using my fingers......;) 2087817 ...

    I just like using my fingers......;)

    2087817

    Bob
  24. Are you saying that your total wing area is 2 x...

    Are you saying that your total wing area is 2 x 412 for a total of 824 sq in of wing area and around a 56 oz. wing loading with a cubed loading of around 25? Are you adding the area of fuselage...
  25. So you are talking about a current wing loading...

    So you are talking about a current wing loading of around 117 ozs. and a cubed loading of around 69, wow that is high, my hat is off to you on your piloting skills during landing.

    Bob
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