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    a 20cc gas engine will consume about .68...

    a 20cc gas engine will consume about .68 oz/minute at full throttle. I use 10 oz tanks for my 20cc powered planes. I think for an aerobatic plane 8 oz would be fine (generally shorter flight...
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    Maybe your battery is not up to supplying the...

    Maybe your battery is not up to supplying the surge you are requiring?
  3. Thread: Horizon's stock

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    In February, Aero-Works had to lay off their...

    In February, Aero-Works had to lay off their employees due to shipments being held up at the west coast ports. Likely Horizon and others are also suffering from the same conditions, as well....
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    Thanks for the explaination. It looks like your...

    Thanks for the explaination. It looks like your inverted balance is good.
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    Balancing a low wing plane inverted (at the...

    Balancing a low wing plane inverted (at the fuselage) generally meets the "heavy side down" rule, as does an upright low wing with dihedral at the wing tips. My confusion stems from the fact you...
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    John, I confess I am a bit confused here, but I...

    John, I confess I am a bit confused here, but I hate to see a potential tail heavy condition take to the air.
    1. I recommend balancing this plane upright from the wing tips. The rule of thumb for...
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    Are you balancing it upright or inverted? If you...

    Are you balancing it upright or inverted? If you were tail heavy you wouldn't move weight aft?
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    Your reference to 11cm suggests you have the 120...

    Your reference to 11cm suggests you have the 120 size model, which is the same that I have. As to technique, I used the "finger under the wing tip" as described in the manual. That seems the right...
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    My personal favorites are "gravity surges" and...

    My personal favorites are "gravity surges" and "solar flares". Was doing some spins one day, everything going well, the engine was happy, the plane was happy, everything was happy, so I went for one...
  10. I bought a 6" 1/16 drill bit from Lowes or Home...

    I bought a 6" 1/16 drill bit from Lowes or Home Depot (I forget which one). My LHS also has them at a little higher price.
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    Single cylinder gas engines have vibration.

    Single cylinder gas engines have vibration.
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    I was losing hatch bolts on mine, as well. My...

    I was losing hatch bolts on mine, as well. My "fix" was to put small "O" rings on, sort of a soft washer, that kept them from vibrating out. The nylon screw is a good fix, but I like using a bolt...
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    I recall the late Pe Rievers gave an interesting...

    I recall the late Pe Rievers gave an interesting explaination on this topic, and the gist was this might be a good idea if you can determine the resonant frequencies of the vibration and then...
  14. Thread: Phoenix Genesis

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    That's about the thickness of the wing tube on my...

    That's about the thickness of the wing tube on my Seagull YAK 54 powered by a 20cc gasser. No wing failures on my planes (2 of them). Maybe something more than the wing tube thickness involved?
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    I have seen much discussion on the topic, and I...

    I have seen much discussion on the topic, and I throw in with leaving the spring on. Truckracer produced measurements for the servo draw, and I agree with him and Pe Rievers and several others who...
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    I have seen this plane flying very well with the...

    I have seen this plane flying very well with the DLE 20. I used a Zenoah G20 on mine, and it produces about the same power as my DLE 20 turning a 17X6 Xoar. I found the kit hardware to be of good...
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    Mine originally came with the black gear....

    Mine originally came with the black gear. Laminated fiberglass to resemble carbon fiber. Had a dead stick landing in the tall grass which pancaked the gear (that's how I discovered what they were)....
  18. Thread: Low cost gas can

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    The lawn mower gas caps have a concave shape on...

    The lawn mower gas caps have a concave shape on top which makes it near impossible to get a good seal around the pump fitting. A cap for a weed trimmer is much better, as it is slightly convex and...
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    Looks like a Toledo Special from Horizon Hobby...

    Looks like a Toledo Special from Horizon Hobby (Hangar 9), but unfortunately no longer in production. You might find one for sale somewhere, private party, etc.
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    That's the way it goes: the best prop is the one...

    That's the way it goes: the best prop is the one that flies the plane to your satisfaction. :)
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    I use 17X6 or 17X8N. Regular 17X8 works, but the...

    I use 17X6 or 17X8N. Regular 17X8 works, but the plane is more difficult to slow down. 16X8 is fast with not as much "pull".
  22. This guy has a good reputation. You are the first...

    This guy has a good reputation. You are the first I have seen slamming him.
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    If it looks like a 10X24, it's probably a 5mm.

    If it looks like a 10X24, it's probably a 5mm.
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    SIG dummy engine is made for their 1/4 scale cub...

    SIG dummy engine is made for their 1/4 scale cub and their 1/4 Space Walker. My Seagull SW came with damaged dummy engine and I used the SIG version. It is much better. The trick is to find a way to...
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    Night Scream Back to basics: 12-15cm is not...

    Night Scream

    Back to basics: 12-15cm is not 1/2 inch. You are reading cm (centimeter) as mm (millimeter). 12-15 mm is about 1/2 inch. cm is about 10 times more.
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