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    Works well on foam too, as it takes low heat to...

    Works well on foam too, as it takes low heat to bond
    Here's my foam 1/4 scale Byron Christen Eagle covered with it.
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    P3 Revolution here. Very agile little plane.

    P3 Revolution here. Very agile little plane.
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    I made these skis for my smaller planes, made...

    I made these skis for my smaller planes, made from foam The wing on the back I copied from the full size DC3.The TV series about Buffalo Airways used them. No need for strings, wire, or rubber bands....
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    Anybody still flying their Litemachine?? I...

    Anybody still flying their Litemachine??
    I still fly my electric version once in a while, just to make the other heli fliers jealous.;)
    How many still fly a 20 yr old heli??
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    Hobby King Orange T 6 channel is also an...

    Hobby King Orange T 6 channel is also an excellent radio. It's my backup for the DX9.;)
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    This is me and the mooch pooches, Molly and...

    This is me and the mooch pooches, Molly and Timmy, Looking for cookies:D
    They are the welcoming committee for any cars coming in the driveway. Very calm and cool for Jack Russell's. When their boss...
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    I agree with everything that MTK said, as I come...

    I agree with everything that MTK said, as I come from the same school of thought.
    As said, you can layer the cloth to get as much strength as you want.
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    I've been using the DX9 for a number of yrs. Just...

    I've been using the DX9 for a number of yrs. Just a good all around size. It's not so much the number of channels. Moreso the extra programming functions over the 6, 7, and 8.
    I'm more of a sport...
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    Yep. Far exceeds the little Pitts and Beast.:)

    Yep. Far exceeds the little Pitts and Beast.:)
  10. Sounds like a CG problem. I have the batt slid...

    Sounds like a CG problem. I have the batt slid back in the compartment so only about 25% is forward of the back of the hatch. Flies hands off upright and inverted.
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    I've been using the HK T connectors for many...

    I've been using the HK T connectors for many yrs., mainly for the better grips. They do work well with the Deans, as many of my older batts are still using Deans, and not worth changing over.

    ...
  12. Yeah, had the same problems with my older skis. ...

    Yeah, had the same problems with my older skis.
    Here's some pics. They show better than I can explain. The area of the wing ended up about the same area as the flat surface of the bottom of the...
  13. Those are wings on the back of the skis. No need...

    Those are wings on the back of the skis. No need for wire, strings and rubber band to hold them in line with the fuselage.
    I saw them mounted on the full size DC3s in the TV series about Buffalo...
  14. This was taken a few yrs ago. A little worse for...

    This was taken a few yrs ago. A little worse for wear now. The fellow who designed it is part owner in RC Factory, as far as I know. Homemade skis.
    The name came from a popular monoplane he...
  15. My favorite is the old Zoombi. On its third...

    My favorite is the old Zoombi. On its third trans. with 45 hrs on the DX9. 60 plus on the DX8 and I don't know how many on the DX7. Just a good all around fun plane. The green paint is completely...
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    Canadian Giant Scale

    Canada had out giant scale event over the weekend at our field. Here are some pics
    http://picasaweb.google.com/114565060647135800760/The2015OttawaValleyGiantScaleFunFly
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    I have no idea of other peoples knowledge about...

    I have no idea of other peoples knowledge about lipos. There are a few at our field being used in trans. with no problems.
    I'm sure some people without the proper knowledge will have problems.
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    Both Spektrum and HK make 4000 ma lipo batts. for...

    Both Spektrum and HK make 4000 ma lipo batts. for the trans. The charger is built into my DX9 trans and uses a wallwart plugged into the side of the trans for charging. Part of the limits are built...
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    Good for you Steve. Let us know how you make out...

    Good for you Steve. Let us know how you make out with the setup. After researching before I got into it I found the pivot point had to be 20% of the chord line to prevent flutter.
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    I use an aluminum tube at the back of the fuse....

    I use an aluminum tube at the back of the fuse. and a carbon tube going through that and glued to the bottom of either stab half.

    Gord.
  21. Many of the UMX planes run on single cells. I...

    Many of the UMX planes run on single cells. I have a Corsair running on the single cell. Just converting it to 2 cell for a little more punch.
  22. Another thing I do for rudder trim, as sometimes...

    Another thing I do for rudder trim, as sometimes it's difficult to tell whether it's the ails or rudder that's out of trim. I fly directly away from me directly into the wind( if there is any) and...
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    It's done with an empty tank. The reason is, with...

    It's done with an empty tank. The reason is, with a full tank, it will be more tail heavy when you are about to land. Not good. Nose heavy with a full tank is not a problem flying. You may have to...
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    I made one out of a HK Orange transmitter and a...

    I made one out of a HK Orange transmitter and a computer joystick the you twist for rudder. You can see the throttle roller on the top left corner of the box. Had to learn to fly all over again as...
  25. No proof of the fencing causing the prangs. Only...

    No proof of the fencing causing the prangs. Only by checking afterwards can you find the real reason. There a 100 reasons why a plane can go down. We have a pagewire fence around our flying field and...
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