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    "Why" is a good question, but I do know that the...

    "Why" is a good question, but I do know that the FAA's records are public records, just like the FCC's records. If you happen to be a amateur radio operator, your name, address, etc. is public...
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    RCKen, you are right, the AMA has made another...

    RCKen, you are right, the AMA has made another bad call. When the AMA embraced multi-rotors with autonomous navigation and FPV capability, they added UAS capability to model aircraft. When the FAA...
  3. Thread: OV-10 Bronco 81"

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    Yep. Our flying field property was transferred to...

    Yep. Our flying field property was transferred to a university. Their tree huggers were going to turn the area into a nature preserve. 3 years later, the field's grass is dead, the frogs, deer,...
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    [QUOTE=Twin_Flyer;12101774]Sorry to hear about...

    [QUOTE=Twin_Flyer;12101774]Sorry to hear about the field CanDo, why is it closing?

    The property changed owners and the new owners decided the R/C club wasn't in their new plans for the property....
  5. Thread: OV-10 Bronco 81"

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    Good advice. Shipping costs can be pretty...

    Good advice. Shipping costs can be pretty significant for larger planes too. Sometimes it makes sense to take all the useful components (batteries, servos, motors) out and take the rest to a swap...
  6. Thread: OV-10 Bronco 81"

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    Prop_Washer2, I put OS .91 4-strokes in my 80"...

    Prop_Washer2, I put OS .91 4-strokes in my 80" OV-10. My plane weighs 19lb and I have ~16lb of static thrust. Near sea level, this plane has a lot of vertical performance! I figure I have enough...
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    You're welcome my friend. I beefed up my landing...

    You're welcome my friend. I beefed up my landing gear mounts too, it couldn't hurt! Many happy landings! :)
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    Kim, my 80" Bronco had a slight nose down...

    Kim, my 80" Bronco had a slight nose down attitude with roughly 30 degrees flaps. That worked for me, so I didn't add any elevator mixing.
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    [QUOTE=Destroyer of Airplanes;11938566]I have...

    [QUOTE=Destroyer of Airplanes;11938566]I have replaced my spring air/home made landing gear with Sierra Gear. The difference is huge. I seriously doubt you can tear this gear up, it is incredibly...
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    Flight report: the maiden was a success! :cool:...

    Flight report: the maiden was a success! :cool: No ground handling problems, plenty of power (12x6 prop, 600W, 6 3/4 lb RTF), it has a gentle stall, is smooth flying, but the landing was a little...
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    Thanks for the kind words gentlemen. I'm hoping...

    Thanks for the kind words gentlemen. I'm hoping to stir up a little motivation for other slow builders like myself! If all goes well, the maiden flight will be in the next couple of days.
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    Here is my Page Aviation Super Cub. It's not a...

    Here is my Page Aviation Super Cub. It's not a scale model, but I did include flaps, a working door, landing and nav lights, plus a "window" in the wing. The plane came out 5 3/4 lb (without flight...
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    BTW, I've never needed on board glow or twin sync...

    BTW, I've never needed on board glow or twin sync with OS engines. It's not just the carb; the machining, the design, the metallurgy and quality control also come into play with some cheaper engines....
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    Good advice. Stick with name brands you trust,...

    Good advice. Stick with name brands you trust, learn to tune them slightly rich on the ground and don't worry about syncing twin engines. A happy engine = a happy airplane. FYI, I've had good results...
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    If you don't mind working with foam, here is a...

    If you don't mind working with foam, here is a short kit for a 91" span C130 (~7lb) at Parkflyer Plastics:...
  16. 20% of the goal, if you want a Page kit, now is...

    20% of the goal, if you want a Page kit, now is the time. Here are the "bones" of my PA 80" cub:
  17. I never met Adrian, but I can say he is a...

    I never met Adrian, but I can say he is a stand-up guy who knows how to design unusual aircraft that fly very well. Here are the "bones" of my 1/5 scale GB R2 just before I covered it.
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    Progress report; I just finished framing up my...

    Progress report; I just finished framing up my Page Aviation 80" Super Cub. Now all I have to do is figure out what covering, color, and trim to put on it. As is, the weight is just under 4 lb.
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    You will find Adrian here: ...

    You will find Adrian here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2127095
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    Nice work, I really like your pilot and copilot!...

    Nice work, I really like your pilot and copilot! What motor, prop and battery are you using? What is the ready to fly weight?
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    Congratulations on the maiden flight! Thanks...

    Congratulations on the maiden flight! Thanks especially for the information about the power performance. I had a glow powered Hog years ago and was wondering how it would fly with electric power.
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    Peterreebok, best of luck to you on the maiden...

    Peterreebok, best of luck to you on the maiden flight. I'm interested to know about flight performance!
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    I'm definitely a Sig guy. I've built and flown a...

    I'm definitely a Sig guy. I've built and flown a Mid Star 40, 4-Star 40, Astro Hog, Kadet Seniorita, Little Rascal, and a Kadet Senior. The Space Walker II is on my "To Do" list. Please count me in!
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    Ditto! Steve, you do this for fun? I'd hate to...

    Ditto! Steve, you do this for fun? I'd hate to see when you are serious! Welcome back!
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    Jtec may have a muffler for you. Check out the...

    Jtec may have a muffler for you. Check out the "in cowl" and "wrap around" style mufflers. They can also make custom mufflers for just about anything.
    http://www.jtecrc.com/index.htm
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