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  1. Donny, there is a group of electronic enthusiasts...

    Donny, there is a group of electronic enthusiasts in UK who have already modified old radios possibly including the ones you have. For a reasonable fee (they are not out to make money) have converter...
  2. Sorry to hear about the death of an acquaintance,...

    Sorry to hear about the death of an acquaintance, Super08. I love electronics and circuit building, at the time the Heaths were out of my budget for a high school student, then joined Uncle Sam's...
  3. Got my Brodak Profile Oriental kit in yesterday....

    Got my Brodak Profile Oriental kit in yesterday. It is a beauty, nice premium wood, hardware, even an Oriental retro decals to go with it. 55 inches of 555 sq. inches wing area. :cool:
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    Please note my comments are merely personal...

    Please note my comments are merely personal observations with my limited knowledge and am really enjoying this conversation, sigrun. My knowledge is limited to the historic engine model tests,...
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    I recall the OP was an experienced RC pilot and...

    I recall the OP was an experienced RC pilot and builder. Thus, his CL build should be all right, he just needed a feel for the right sized engine. First attempts will be to control the aircraft,...
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    Good point, probably listening in. If I had just...

    Good point, probably listening in. If I had just done what I ought to have done, instead of giving in to people who saw something wrong with every CL aircraft I started building (wing too thin - kit...
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    "S" stood for "standard" IMO. :) Today in US...

    "S" stood for "standard" IMO. :)


    Today in US there are a number of small cottage industry folk with machining tools, can make up a custom venturi either out of plastic or aluminum at reasonable...
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    .10FP-S is the CL/FF venturi version.

    .10FP-S is the CL/FF venturi version.
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    Hi sigrun, that engine data I gave you is from OS...

    Hi sigrun, that engine data I gave you is from OS instructions and from Peter Chinn's engine articles on sceptreflight.net. The Schneurles are more powerful and thus one can get away with a smaller...
  10. http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=595...

    http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=5957
    Downloaded the drawing and article just now and both downloaded fine. Sounds like a server hiccup, you might want to try again. If no luck, PM me...
  11. Bob, sorry to hear that. You're right, need to...

    Bob, sorry to hear that. You're right, need to live within limitations. With government dabbling in our hobby, if it gets any heavier, :rolleyes: I may just go exclusively to CL and FF rubber.

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    Just some data, according to OS docs without...

    Just some data, according to OS docs without silencer, the .15FP weighs 142 grams (5.01 oz), 0.41 bhp at 17,000 rpm. .20FP weighs 193 grams (6.81 oz), 0.5 bhp at 15,000 rpm. Powerful yes, but heavy...
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    sigrun, missed the part about Acromaster. I put...

    sigrun, missed the part about Acromaster. I put an OS .15FP-S on a 30 inch span 200 square inch Ringmaster Jr, was too much engine even on 60 foot lines, got under 4 second laps. Plus it was nose...
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    Got me a Brodak tethered sUAS

    I final did it, bagged me a tethered sUAS. :rolleyes: Someone on Stunt Hangar Open Forum mentioned Brodak has their older die cut kits on sale. Got a 55 inch span 555 square inch wing area Profile...
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    Nothing wrong with plastic film, good for sport...

    Nothing wrong with plastic film, good for sport aircraft. You'll go through a couple aircraft learning. Once you have experience, you'll know how weight affects performance. When it is time to...
  16. Bob, if the CL bug is begging to be bitten again,...

    Bob, if the CL bug is begging to be bitten again, here's where to look:

    http://brodak.com/

    Here's the plane I bought, just sold out:

    http://brodak.com/profile-oriental-kit.html

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  17. I don't know about you, but I just bagged a...

    I don't know about you, but I just bagged a Brodak profile Oriental CL kit for $54 plus shipping from Brodak on sale. It has a 55" wingspan and 555 square inches wing area, for .35 - .40 sized...
  18. Bob, I'm wrong about the comment period. Just...

    Bob, I'm wrong about the comment period. Just noticed a revised screen and downloaded a new document, it is the economic analysis done by FAA comptrollers regarding registration, has nothing to do...
  19. Wankel is a novel 4 cycle engine, too bad it...

    Wankel is a novel 4 cycle engine, too bad it didn't catch on. I never invested in one, because they were considerably more expensive than their standard power equivalents in 2 and 4 cycle. At $500 a...
  20. Got a few older ones, not all inclusive, here's a...

    Got a few older ones, not all inclusive, here's a sampler: McCoy Red Head .19, .35s (shown on Ringmaster (w/o red head paint), .40 Black Head (shown), AC Gilbert .11 & .07 Thunderheads (.07 on Baby...
  21. Left So. Cal. 24 years ago. Then, once you left...

    Left So. Cal. 24 years ago. Then, once you left Anaheim it was low traffic to San Diego, still had orange groves and grazing land. 12 years ago visited San Diego Zoo, returning it was bumper to...
  22. I'd say Berkeley was more the exception than the...

    I'd say Berkeley was more the exception than the rule. So far I have 2 Berkeley kits, 1959 46" span Impulse single channel RC pylon racer :confused: and 42" span Interceptor CL combat / stunt plane....
  23. RT, with really old wood the CA just would not...

    RT, with really old wood the CA just would not stick. Wood in new kits would stick right away, including to fingers. :o Here's a sample of the wood from my 1959 Berkeley Impulse kit, die crunched,...
  24. Bob, mebbe if I stopped buying old kits from...

    Bob, mebbe if I stopped buying old kits from auctions with wood as old as I am, might find better results with CA. ;)
  25. I remember my first encounter with Monokote,...

    I remember my first encounter with Monokote, covered a Goldberg 1/2-A Falcon with a roll of orange. I found it revolutionary, used an ordinary clothes iron to install, took me the better half of a...
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