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    I have actually extended my flap & retract...

    I have actually extended my flap & retract switches to make them easier to find without looking at the transmitter.

    I don't fly a DX18 but is there another unused toggle switch you can program as...
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    Poll: Depends on the 'scale' jet. Pick a Macchi...

    Depends on the 'scale' jet.


    Pick a Macchi 339, L-39, T-33 or something with some wing area & it shouldn't be any more hassle

    than a sport jet.


    If you prefer something like a...
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    Yep, and to force yourself to breath properly...

    Yep, and to force yourself to breath properly chew gum.

    A tip given to me by Peter Goldsmith.

    This can work to you disadvantage however, Peter passed this tip on to Jack Diaz who
    went on to...
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    Tip No 1 for posting: To avoid embarrassment...

    Tip No 1 for posting: To avoid embarrassment check the date of the original post! ;)

    John.
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    Make your choice? 2106936

    Make your choice?

    2106936
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    ...... or you could use these! ...

    ...... or you could use these!

    http://www.intairco.net/categories.php?category=Hardware/Wing-Tip-Skids

    John.
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    Not always, lots of different brakes &...

    Not always, lots of different brakes & situations. Suck it & see!

    M3 is right, alignment chews them as well, I has a UC leg twist on a crappy landing & by the
    time the model had stopped the...
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    Asphalt eats tyres! Your tyres will soon let...

    Asphalt eats tyres!

    Your tyres will soon let you know if they are not up to the task.

    Wheel alignment is more critical too but trike gear models are usually fine although the amount
    of...
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    I'm an aeroplane fan first & an engine fan...

    I'm an aeroplane fan first & an engine fan second.

    Although I do have a Wren 44, with the advancement in electric technology the 44 size engine
    is right at the point where now I wouldn't know...
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    All this trim this, adjust that rubbish. Using...

    All this trim this, adjust that rubbish.

    Using this flawed theory a taildragger will not land without bouncing at all. But they do!


    learn to slow down & land at the correct speed.

    John.
  11. Agreed 100%. I'd much rather change some...

    Agreed 100%.

    I'd much rather change some broken retract parts than knife/saw/glue/patch/paint the alternative.

    Very few problems with Robart or Spring Air retracts.

    John.
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    Yep, me too. Retract servos (for mechanical...

    Yep, me too.

    Retract servos (for mechanical retracts) & electric brakes run off my turbine battery on my BVM Sabre.

    My next model will use the turbine battery for landing lights as well. It's...
  13. A friend built this for his trailer, you could...

    A friend built this for his trailer, you could easily make one for your van.

    Rolls in on wheels & has 2 retractable legs to support it when it pulls out.

    I have to make new arrangements to...
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    I've just replaced the bearings in my 120 Surpass...

    I've just replaced the bearings in my 120 Surpass 3.

    The piston pin removal was the most difficult part. I used a long self tapping screw that was just SLIGHTLY
    larger than the hole in the...
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    I have had this happen on a couple of occasions...

    I have had this happen on a couple of occasions with a Wren SS, usually on the ground after idling for some time.

    This only began since the engine came back from Wren after a rebuild. I suspect...
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    I have noticed a lot of guys wearing the red...

    I have noticed a lot of guys wearing the red tint, haven't used them myself so I cannot comment.

    I don't think that colour tint is available for prescriptions & you would look like a bit of a...
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    Polarised prescription sun glasses were...

    Polarised prescription sun glasses were recommended to me by my optometrist for model flying.

    Like David I couldn't see my radio screen or the instruments properly in my car.
    I felt quite...
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    Yep, o.k. then. I won't be attending the...

    Yep, o.k. then.

    I won't be attending the event!

    Won't be bringing my FEJ F-14 with Jet Joe turbines either!

    What an unbelievable thread! Any guesses on how many pages a thread banning
    a...
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    Is your trailer dual or single axle? A single...

    Is your trailer dual or single axle?

    A single will turn in it's own length, drive it in forward, unhitch & then wheel it where you want it to live.

    Back in to drag it out next day. Dual axle,...
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    People comment about me using my 'old' 36 MHz...

    People comment about me using my 'old' 36 MHz radio at the field and how you can be 'shot down' by someone on my frequency.

    The only one on my frequency slot on the keyboard now is a spider!
    ...
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    Clearance around the engine? As close as...

    Clearance around the engine?

    As close as possible to nil. The air has to go THROUGH the engine, not round it.
    The critical issue will be getting the warm air out. To do this you may have to...
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    Yes! A larger engine working easy will sound...

    Yes!

    A larger engine working easy will sound better & last longer anyway.

    As an example I had a Gypsy Moth designed for a 40 4 stroke engine but I fitted an 80 size 4 stroke
    because I had one...
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    Tom, I'd just email Wren in the UK, or Wren USA....

    Tom, I'd just email Wren in the UK, or Wren USA.

    Not sure what's up, Wren USA are usually quite responsive via this forum.

    Is this engine for Noel's new Reaction?

    John C.
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    Two stroke, glow engines are the easiest &...

    Two stroke, glow engines are the easiest & cheapest way to get a lot of power in the most compact, lightest package.
    As a result any 4 stroke engine, particularly multi cylinder 4 strokes, would...
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    I'm sure his commander was impressed. That's a...

    I'm sure his commander was impressed.

    That's a lot of paint to remove with your toothbrush!

    John.
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