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    Sorry for that first poor response, was no help...

    Sorry for that first poor response, was no help at all, Shame on me.
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    Balsa 1/4 J3 to super cub

    Going from a J3 to a super cub has its challenges, taking it to a scale replica only adds to it. When it's done it will have everything on it the real plane does including a finished cockpit/cabin....
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    A lot can be said about the TF P-51 1/5 scale...

    A lot can be said about the TF P-51 1/5 scale gold kit, some good ,some bad. A true built mustang will fly like it's on rails, yes landings are faster than many less experienced pilots are accustom...
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    Standard servos around 47 in. oz. in JR or...

    Standard servos around 47 in. oz. in JR or Spectrum work fine in mine, also an evolution 40 trainer engine will fly your plane as wild as you like and they don't cost much.

    Leroy
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    Interesting how cubs look so much alike, well...

    Interesting how cubs look so much alike, well they are all alike in the way their made and the majority of paint schemes on them Then there are the super cubs which really aren't that much different...
  6. Dummy brakes for a cub, scratch build

    Making parts for a scale super cub has been a chore, the brakes were fun and look almost real, plane is 1/4 scale.

    First is the rotters, made from a brass disc with a collar soldered to it, then a...
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    That DLE 20 is one great engine, has more power...

    That DLE 20 is one great engine, has more power than a G 25 and swings a larger prop. I put one in a Tiger 60 which was modified from one end to the other, it ended up weighing 11 #, flies like a...
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    I think socks were intended to shrink film...

    I think socks were intended to shrink film covering, they make it slide over it more smoothly. I never use them for applying the covering and you don't use them for fabric shrinking either. Cotton...
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    Sun Devil sorry , there was no intent to argue...

    Sun Devil sorry , there was no intent to argue and you made a good point with the twin Saito. Opposed engines are one of the smoothest running engines out there and you did a beautiful job on yours....
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    You can shake anything to pieces if it isn't...

    You can shake anything to pieces if it isn't built right, single cyl. engines have been used in these planes for years, converted weed eaters led to the G-26 and a host of others, it's the most...
  11. Splaying the lams is not the way, stack them and...

    Splaying the lams is not the way, stack them and carve what you can and then bring out the files, flat ones you don't want unless the back is rounded, use them like you would a plane, strokes toward...
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    Thanks Flyer and Dave, scale has it's rewards if...

    Thanks Flyer and Dave, scale has it's rewards if you can ever get it done. They can feel like a never ending build like this one is becoming, "esh".

    Leroy
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    It's black coated steel cable 45# fishing leader,...

    It's black coated steel cable 45# fishing leader, it's also used to go down the back of lift strut. I like it because it shows up well drawing attention to it to judges.

    Leroy
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    For you scale guys, here are some pictures of a...

    For you scale guys, here are some pictures of a scale looking upper aileron control cable dealing with the differential of the horn mounts when using the lower one to control up and down and still...
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    One thing about this thread, it has brought out...

    One thing about this thread, it has brought out some of the unusual planes being built, "still". Not in any great numbers but there still some numbers of you builders actually building with the kits...
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    DLE 55 RA is a good one for 1/3 scale, I use a...

    DLE 55 RA is a good one for 1/3 scale, I use a DLE 30 cc in the 1/4 scale I'm building now. DLE makes a very good engine and it's very popular, all their engines in fact.

    For price and performance...
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    Doedelzak, you have a good one going here, the...

    Doedelzak, you have a good one going here, the Lancair is one of the sleekest planes out there and a very attractive one also, your's is the first one I have seen being built at this size. I wonder...
  18. When it comes to Solartex it's going to be hard...

    When it comes to Solartex it's going to be hard to beat for self adhesive fabric, the covering is already sealed and ready to paint with your choice of paint, a properly washed with a automotive...
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    Skylark-flier thank you it looks real good there,...

    Skylark-flier thank you it looks real good there, I can only hope it inspires others to alter some of these kits, there is often more to them than the picture on the box that so many follow. The...
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    Thank you skylark-flier, that's a pretty nice...

    Thank you skylark-flier, that's a pretty nice compliment wanting to put a picture of my plane in that group and yes you can, it would be an honor.

    When I built that I never wanted one that looked...
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    Well what the heck, for you Sig junkies this one...

    Well what the heck, for you Sig junkies this one might fit in here someplace.

    1/4 scale Sig spacewalker 11 with a single hole and modified fuselage, all else is from the plans as printed. F.S,...
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    Yes they are, nav, landing and a white flashing...

    Yes they are, nav, landing and a white flashing beacon on tail bottom. Active tack and arming light on instrument panel make up all the lights
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    Ancientone, not bad for an old duffer, personally...

    Ancientone, not bad for an old duffer, personally I really like to see other oldies still building seeing how I'm one of them. I understand the eye thing, if I didn't have glasses I'd see two of...
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    Tail wheel assembly for a PA 18

    Building a tail wheel yoke is easy, so is the rest of it. It's built on a 1/4 scale Ohio superstar tail wheel assembly leaf spring bought at Tower Hobbies for &21.00, block of 6160 aluminum $ 5.00, I...
  25. Ragwing that muffler you posted can have the...

    Ragwing that muffler you posted can have the tubes relocated to come out where ever you want them. I did that with my Jtec, removed both pipes and remounted them to come out the rear corners of the...
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