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    The website says that Tom Herr is retiring and no...

    The website says that Tom Herr is retiring and no longer will sell any kits. Bummer, nice planes.
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    No die cutting in my youth days. I lived...

    No die cutting in my youth days. I lived overseas for a while and built some old kits (CL and FF). I don't remember the brands. But the balsa came with the parts outlines printed and you had to...
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    I met a guy once who loved Monocote (couple of...

    I met a guy once who loved Monocote (couple of years ago). He said you basically have to get to almost meltdown temps to make it shrink right. But he still loved it. I guess the trick is that it...
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    After the cleanup, I recommend fuel proofing the...

    After the cleanup, I recommend fuel proofing the interior if you hope to keep the plane a long time. Even normal use without fuel tank spills cause the airframe to get fuel soaking in. I just...
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    The chinacote I used has white backing instead of...

    The chinacote I used has white backing instead of color that matches the covering. So, I also learned to rub off the white exposed edges with acetone or Topflite Monocote adhesive/dissolver. I also...
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    Nice work G.B. I have recovered 2 airplanes with...

    Nice work G.B. I have recovered 2 airplanes with the Chinacote recently and they came out nice, considering my lack of talent. I will recover a warbird next, now that I have had some good practice...
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    I am assuming that the exisiting wing covering is...

    I am assuming that the exisiting wing covering is Monocote. Monocote is a higher temp covering than Ultrakote. I would use a lower temp covering to patch over the Monocote so that you would not need...
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    Well, if you do ice fishing, then that will be...

    Well, if you do ice fishing, then that will be over soon. So, it is just a different "mode" of fishing.

    Cougar429, looks like I most likely WILL be able to show up at Toledo on Friday. It will...
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    What!! We're actually talking about Saitos?!!

    What!! We're actually talking about Saitos?!!
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    If you are really macho, you would shoot it and...

    If you are really macho, you would shoot it and eat it too!!! But since I am not that "macho", I will just bench run an engine this evening, maybe even a Saito!!! No shooting allowed in my...
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    I feel like a sissy!!:( I had to cook supper for...

    I feel like a sissy!!:( I had to cook supper for the kids yesterday!! But at least I did some engine work and plane re-covering to make up for it.:rolleyes:
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    Sounds like he meant .90 cubic inches?

    Sounds like he meant .90 cubic inches?
  13. Thread: Club FOX!

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    The beauty of the mousse cans is that they...

    The beauty of the mousse cans is that they provide a large volume at a very light weight. I have added mousse cans as a simple volumetric expansion chamber, no internal tube, and still not added...
  14. Thread: Club FOX!

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    That would work too. I don't have aluminum...

    That would work too. I don't have aluminum tubes, but if I find any, I could consider it too. Is the solder used more like the copper plumbing or like electric wiring solder? I could use either...
  15. Thread: Club FOX!

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    Ok, thanks. I was thinking of the teardrop shaped...

    Ok, thanks. I was thinking of the teardrop shaped muffler. I might remove the aft end and stick a BIG mousse can to reduce the flow restriction. I am about to receive a MACs one-piece muffler for the...
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    It's one of those stealth props from the...

    It's one of those stealth props from the Department of Defense, I bet.:)
  17. Thread: Club FOX!

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    That new Fox carb is so beautiful, it makes up...

    That new Fox carb is so beautiful, it makes up for the ugly muffler.

    Regarding the stock muffler, is it easy to unscrew the aft section of the tiltdown muffler and replacing it with a mousse...
  18. Thread: Club FOX!

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    Yep, that's what the MACs guy said.

    Yep, that's what the MACs guy said.
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    After a year of my G51 being shelved, I...

    After a year of my G51 being shelved, I re-installed it in its original plane and will use it to train my son to fly this summer. Should be fun!!
  20. Thread: Club FOX!

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    I just called MACs and ordered a header for the...

    I just called MACs and ordered a header for the Fox 45 and a one-piece muffler and adapter for the Fox 40. The Fox 45 header is not listed anymore on their website since it is an older engine. But...
  21. Thread: Club FOX!

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    I had seen MACs mufflers at Toledo Show in the...

    I had seen MACs mufflers at Toledo Show in the past, but not more recently. So, no telling. But I will take my 2 engines with me and shop around for mufflers.

    The bolt spacing for the Fox 45...
  22. Thread: Club FOX!

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    They list headers for the Fox 45 and 50 ,which I...

    They list headers for the Fox 45 and 50 ,which I might get anyway for my 45. But they don't list anything for the C-case engines. The closest thing I got was the old bolton Irvine 40, but it doesn't...
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    I will check again this evening. But the bolt...

    I will check again this evening. But the bolt spacing on the C-case didn't seem to match what was listed. Besides, the bolt spacing on the smaller C-case is actually WIDER than the bigger B-case...
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    Ok, I know from experience and reading here that...

    Ok, I know from experience and reading here that the MVVS and Rossi mufflers fit on the similar sized Fox engines. But I have only seen that for the B-case and larger engines. Is there a particular...
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    On my big gasser, I did the same but I used a...

    On my big gasser, I did the same but I used a PowerBacker from Electrodynamics. The circuit selects the higher of the 2 voltages and feeds that into the receiver. That way, if one of the batteries...
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