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    Packing the Chute will make a huge difference on...

    Packing the Chute will make a huge difference on the speed that it deploys. One thing I figured out when I was a kid messing with those Estes Rockets, was never wind the parachute leads around the...
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    Have you thought about a 2 L. plastic soda bottle...

    Have you thought about a 2 L. plastic soda bottle for the windshield???? It already has the approx. compound curves needed. Saw this trick used by a friend when he rebuilt a Goldberg cub, looked...
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    Hanging Airplane Storage Cube/Box

    A few week ago I saw a post about storing airplanes using a box shaped device that hangs from the ceiling. Does anybody remember this post? I have searched for it several times but have been unable...
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    Dollar Tree foam board

    I have been reading several posts about DT foam board and I was wondering, If any one has used this stuff to make fast cheap ribs on a balsa scratch build. Also, I was thinking, I wonder if it would...
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    The best stuff I have found is acrylic paint...

    The best stuff I have found is acrylic paint Called Americana Classic that can be bought at most craft stores. I thin with a 50/50 mix of denatured alcohol and water till I get the consistency of ...
  6. Aircraft Spruce does have Randolph Products...

    Aircraft Spruce does have Randolph Products aluminum past in a quart size ( 1 pound) for $23.
  7. I plan on using a gas engine. I have been...

    I plan on using a gas engine. I have been thinking of Rustolium or maybe Krylon.
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    You might try a 17/64 drill in a drill press...

    You might try a 17/64 drill in a drill press turning as slowly as possible to prevent heat building up
  9. What's the best paint to use over Solartex??

    Hey Guys, Building an Ace Bingo and I am planning on covering it with solartex. I would like to use a dark red or maroon paint to do the trim and the plastic parts. Any Ideas???

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    Thanks Tom I'll keep in mind about extending the...

    Thanks Tom I'll keep in mind about extending the nose. I have run across the same issue with a couple of other planes the last one was an Electeric Telemaster 40 that needed a lot of weight. I am...
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    Dallaire Sportster 408

    Thinking of building a Dallaire sportster kit from Shive Specialties. Planning on using a 10cc gas engine. anybody have any sugestions or tips about this airplane??? Anything would help.
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    Another thought is to go with something like a...

    Another thought is to go with something like a slow stick. They are cheap, easy to fly and replacement parts a not expensive. you could have several airplanes up and flying for 2-3 hundred dollars....
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    I completed a TeleMaster 40 last fall. My first...

    I completed a TeleMaster 40 last fall. My first build after 20+ years away from the hobby. I can say I was not really impressed with the assembly manual. You would think after the length of time...
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    Slab wing delta designs

    Hey All,

    I was wondering if anyone else has built a "slab" or flat wing foamies? I have built 2 so far with better than expected results. The first was a classic paper airplane shape with an 18"...
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    No it didn't I went back ad looked at a couple of...

    No it didn't I went back ad looked at a couple of my pilot handbooks and I made a mistake the Tomahawk DID NOT have a stabilator. It had a standard stab and elevator. My bad!

    But, the Cessna...
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    Sorry I misspelled Trauma Here's the...

    Sorry I misspelled Trauma

    Here's the definition that fits Just like the flight school owner said. The "T" tail Tomahawk would stall much quicker and the nose would fall rather violently. The...
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    The entire Piper Cherokee series of aircraft use...

    The entire Piper Cherokee series of aircraft use a stabilator. from the first PA28 Cherokee built in the early 1960's up to the PA32 Saratoga series. even Piper's "T" tail designs the on the Tomahawk...
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    Our Club did charge an initiation fee of $50, but...

    Our Club did charge an initiation fee of $50, but at the last club meeting this was voted out.
  19. Thanks Tom, I'll have a look.

    Thanks Tom, I'll have a look.
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    Thanks Jecchile! I will Check it out! It's...

    Thanks Jecchile! I will Check it out!

    It's kind of sad that there aren't more people building their planes today. To me that was and still is a big part of the hobby. I can get in the shop and...
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    The Cherokee 140 is a great airplane for its size...

    The Cherokee 140 is a great airplane for its size it has a fantastic useful load at least 200# more than the newer Cessna 172s and more comfortable I thought.

    Also I have been on the look put for...
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    Go for it!!

    Go for it!!
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    I have been lucky both clubs I have belonged to...

    I have been lucky both clubs I have belonged to have been good groups of people. Both smaller clubs of about 50 members. you can fly anything you want. nobody cares if you fly ARF's, Kits or...
  24. The original J3's didn't come with Nav. light and...

    The original J3's didn't come with Nav. light and beacons. They really didn't need them the airplane was designed as a Day-VFR airplane. But hey it's you airplane. You can find flashing Jumbo LED's...
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    I Just started a PA18 on Colin Boyd Plans. My...

    I Just started a PA18 on Colin Boyd Plans. My first attempt from Plans but I don't find it much different from a kit. But I would recommend having 2 copies made of each sheet of the plans. That...
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