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  1. Motorhomer, Glad to hear you received your parts...

    Motorhomer, Glad to hear you received your parts and that "all is good now" I hope things went as well in the hospital for the gentleman from Texas RC Planes and that "all is good" with him also.
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    No matter what aircraft you chose make it a kit...

    No matter what aircraft you chose make it a kit from a manufacturer who supplies good detailed, step by step instructions, that "lead you by the hand". Something from Great Planes or Top Flite will...
  3. I bought a 1/4 scale L-19 Bird Dog from them 2...

    I bought a 1/4 scale L-19 Bird Dog from them 2 months ago. I received the ARF quickly and in good condition. The gentleman I talked to on the phone was very pleasant and helpful. I wish him well with...
  4. Well so far I got 46 "views" and no "replies" to...

    Well so far I got 46 "views" and no "replies" to my question, so the old "glo guy" will figure it out for himself. I ordered a replacement Champ motor/gearbox assembly and a Champ prop and received...
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    No, water based latex will not hold up on a cowl...

    No, water based latex will not hold up on a cowl in a glo powered plane. It will get soft and "gooey". Some of us have had success with Krylon spray paint. Others have used Rustolum spray but I don't...
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    GMS engines were also distributed by Tower...

    GMS engines were also distributed by Tower Hobbies and were also discontinued at the same time as the Tower brand engines. As no replacement parts are available for either engine, I would check and...
  7. Parkzone ultra micro j-3 motor swap with Hobbyzone Champ?

    I am an experienced glo flyer visiting over here on the "dark side" (electric planes):), so please don't stone me or try to burn me at the stake with my glo fuel for the fire source! I come in...
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    Well I finally got my little 54" semi scale Bird...

    Well I finally got my little 54" semi scale Bird dog flown. Maidened it last Sunday and almost totaled it before it was 3 feet off the ground!! Not a lot of power with the O.S. 26 four stroke and I...
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    L8cruiser, Congrats on your success. Sims are a...

    L8cruiser, Congrats on your success. Sims are a great help in learning and it sounds like you are going about learning in smart steps. Yes, do have an instructor help you with your glo powered...
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    I just checked in an O.S. Engine owner's...

    I just checked in an O.S. Engine owner's instruction manual...... for a 46LA it lists an 11x6 as a "running-in" prop and an 11x6 and an 11x7 as a "trainer and sport" prop. So, I guess O.S. thinks a...
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    For what it's worth.....I have a 71" wingspan...

    For what it's worth.....I have a 71" wingspan World Models J-3 Cub ARF, powered by an O.S. 46LA, and I use a Top Flite 10x6 wood prop. Works fine for me. I like the look of a wooden prop an a Cub but...
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    Your last statement, "But I should state he has...

    Your last statement, "But I should state he has never flown cubs" is very revealing! I think the instructor is learning about Cubs right along with the student.
  13. Thread: C.G

    by 52larry52
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    Speedracer... is correct that the 25% MAC may not...

    Speedracer... is correct that the 25% MAC may not be the optimum C/G for all planes and all pilots, but it IS the right spot to start. The general rule of thumb is to balance a plane between 25% and...
  14. Thread: C.G

    by 52larry52
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    gphil, JohnBuckner is spot on correct with his...

    gphil, JohnBuckner is spot on correct with his advice to balance @ 25% of the MAC. One other thing to keep in mind as you assemble/build ARF's and kits is that many,many times the printed C.G. spec...
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    I like cubcrasher's answer! :) Your Mustang isn't...

    I like cubcrasher's answer! :) Your Mustang isn't electric is it?:o OK, now we're piling on. I would cover the opening you just made in the rear of the fuselage, do a short test flight ( short to not...
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    At 70.6" the Cub in question is about 1/6 th...

    At 70.6" the Cub in question is about 1/6 th scale and an O.S. 46 LA will fly it well. A 1/5 th Cub will have about an 80"-82" wing span.
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    rcworld, What you refer to as the "stock" C/G...

    rcworld, What you refer to as the "stock" C/G point is just plain incorrect. It is "misinformation" printed in your assembly instructions and should be ignored. Somehow it got printed as 3.25" when...
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    Well biker, do you "love it" or was it just "OK"?...

    Well biker, do you "love it" or was it just "OK"? (was "it" good for you?):rolleyes: As for the slow roll rate, it's so slow that it's entertaining! If you didn't roll it on the maiden flight, do so...
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    Just build the "standard" kit leaving off one bay...

    Just build the "standard" kit leaving off one bay on each wing. A lot of guys build them this way and that is what Sig is copying with their new "64 ARF". You can do a little customizing with your...
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    rcworld2000, Listen to what John Buckner told you...

    rcworld2000, Listen to what John Buckner told you about using 25% of the MAC to set your C/G. Do it his way, he is right!
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    "Just for grins" you say. Was your wife grinning...

    "Just for grins" you say. Was your wife grinning when she found out or is this still a top secret operation?:rolleyes:
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    Third world country "metallurgy"!:mad:

    Third world country "metallurgy"!:mad:
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    I have a Saito 120 in mine. For my style of...

    I have a Saito 120 in mine. For my style of flying it provides all the power I need and then some. Short take offs, EZ safe climb outs, and throttled back scale like cruising. Not to mention the...
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    You're right that one end must be soldered on....

    You're right that one end must be soldered on. It's a good point for those who are assembling one of these with the wrong parts being provided. Your friend didn't catch it building and found the...
  25. OK, very much like I came to own my Cessna. I...

    OK, very much like I came to own my Cessna. I bought mine dirt cheep from one of the older members of my club. I went to his house to buy a great Planes Slow Poke plane and saw the Cessna sitting...
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