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    +++Tech-Aero Ultra IBEC! Bob

    +++Tech-Aero Ultra IBEC!

    Bob
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    I guess it's a good thing that I am just a sport...

    I guess it's a good thing that I am just a sport pilot that doesn't compete in IMAC, I would hate to be grouped with those guys, and gals like "Speedracer the offender", LOL. I enjoy all areas of the...
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    He opened the conversation with" I was reading...

    He opened the conversation with" I was reading through a thread somewhere (in this forum, I believe) where a fellow had a question about his 78" Extra 300, so I replied with comparisons in regards to...
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    Yes, I agree a 78" airplane is tiny IMO. Anything...

    Yes, I agree a 78" airplane is tiny IMO. Anything I own that small or smaller is electric these days. I started building models in 1963, U-Controls, free flights, and rubber powered Comet kits, a few...
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    1. To try answering your question of needing a...

    1. To try answering your question of needing a durable body as you stated you will crash allot. The truth is if you crash a balsa built airplane, it is going to get damaged, if you crash hard...
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    I was taught that bad habits are hard to break,...

    I was taught that bad habits are hard to break, so don't start them to begin with.;)

    Bob
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    Building light is not confusing, it's...

    Building light is not confusing, it's rewarding... Many builders believe it is an necessity to begin beefing things up to their own liking when they are building a kit that a designer has already in...
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    Aircraft Spruce & Specialty sells a 1.8 oz....

    Aircraft Spruce & Specialty sells a 1.8 oz. lightweight Dacron fabric for covering with, it is 60" wide and sold by the yard. I believe it is around $4.60 per yard still. This may be a solution for...
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    Well there you go, you follow those build manuals...

    Well there you go, you follow those build manuals and I will follow my own 53 years of practical designing, building and flying experience.

    Happy Flying Alex,

    Bob
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    By learning to build lighter (although not...

    By learning to build lighter (although not totally necessary) and getting the wing loading down you also get rid of those unwanted low speed characteristics and gain stability, only you gain in...
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    To be very honest with you flaps or washout isn't...

    To be very honest with you flaps or washout isn't needed if you build very light, I have built many models over the years, and I don't think I have built even one with washout in over 30 years. I...
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    Lol...

    Lol...
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    From a simpleton question to this bla,bla,bla....

    From a simpleton question to this bla,bla,bla. This is important why?

    Bob
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    These are just a couple of my in the bones...

    These are just a couple of my in the bones scratch builds over the years, all without plans or drawings, but I do layout and cut out all the parts by hand making a kit as I go.
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    Is nitro on its way out? I don't really know,...

    Is nitro on its way out?

    I don't really know, I guess it's like allot of things over the years... As a teen I drove a 1956 Chevy BelAir to school, dates, the flying field or whatever. Today I...
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    I don't know of one for the DX 9 but this is...

    I don't know of one for the DX 9 but this is available.
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    The list below shows the total weight of red...

    The list below shows the total weight of red Monokote I used on my 40% Carden 260 less than a pound.

    Horizontal stabs 4 grams each.
    Elevators 10 grams each.
    Rudder 15 grams.
    Ailerons 20...
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    A couple of pictures would help us allot to give...

    A couple of pictures would help us allot to give accurate advice, but I can tell you from the start that you are going to need to lose at least 8 ozs. from the C/G aft if you are to balance with 2...
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    Good for you, I am happy to hear this, and best...

    Good for you, I am happy to hear this, and best wishes to you as well.:D

    Bob
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    No you didn't suggest it couldn't be done, you...

    No you didn't suggest it couldn't be done, you simply implied it's most likely a waste of time by stating (If the airplane is already built, it might be very difficult to reduce its overall weight by...
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    I have taken two ARFs that I documented, stripped...

    I have taken two ARFs that I documented, stripped the covering and lighten them, one was a 35% H9 Extra 260 weighing in at 29 lbs. in stock configuration as most all do, my lightened configuration...
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    Hello Tony, I Never did a build thread on my...

    Hello Tony,

    I Never did a build thread on my Laser as I have done on several others.

    Bob
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    Hello David, A G-62 is a very reliable engine...

    Hello David,

    A G-62 is a very reliable engine that has been around for many years, and I have owned and flown my share of them. My only problem with them today is they are just too heavy, IMO. I...
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    It really depends on the weight of the airplane...

    It really depends on the weight of the airplane if it is going to have unlimited vertical or not. Here are pictures of mine with a DA 50cc finished out at 15 lbs. 8 ozs. and the vertical is...
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    Looks like it is on the belly just behind the aft...

    Looks like it is on the belly just behind the aft cowl flap.

    Bob
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