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    Treating the engine the best way that I can is...

    Treating the engine the best way that I can is Rule #1.... thanks for the comments, Bax.

    We'll take your advice... What is your opinion about the weather conditions? Temps were warm but muggy...
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    I need an opinion from your experience..... ...

    I need an opinion from your experience.....

    Last weekend I was flying my H9 Spitfire with OS-91FX and a 3-blade 14x7 prop. It just didn't have the zip I was expecting. I don't have many flights...
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    Now if there was only a place to find this "onion...

    Now if there was only a place to find this "onion skin" gasket paper..... No luck at the Auto Parts stores.
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    Thanks for all the tips and info that is being...

    Thanks for all the tips and info that is being passed along here...

    I think you guys are also picking up a lot of tips, like I am.

    Bob
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    Thanks for that, Bax... Bob

    Thanks for that, Bax...

    Bob
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    Thanks, I hadn't thought about the plastic...

    Thanks,

    I hadn't thought about the plastic shim stock or the Tyvek... both great ideas, I think....

    Bob
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    Flycatch, thanks for that vid... I presume that...

    Flycatch, thanks for that vid... I presume that the aluminum tape that he's referring to is an auto parts item????

    Mike31, I'd never heard of something like onion skin, though I'm well acquainted...
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    ...Exactly what I was thinking, hence my reason...

    ...Exactly what I was thinking, hence my reason for not using that 1/64" material....

    Thanks,

    Bob
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    Thanks for the note on the paper weight. I was...

    Thanks for the note on the paper weight. I was curious about that. It seems to me that gasket paper is somehow reinforced to prevent it from tearing and turning to mush the moment that oil/fuel...
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    All good ideas... thanks! Any others???? Bob

    All good ideas... thanks! Any others????

    Bob
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    Thanks for the heads-up guys. I knew about the...

    Thanks for the heads-up guys. I knew about the paper sack idea and the paper. I was wondering if someone had actually sold the gasket material in bulk. If not, I will be using your idea(s). ...
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    Need gasket material - OS 35FP

    I just inherited a OS 35FP. It appears almost NIB but apparently had been run once and put away without being cleaned out. It was quite congealed. After much coaxing, I got the engine apart but...
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    Thanks...... Bob

    Thanks......

    Bob
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    I'm just joining this discussion... How does...

    I'm just joining this discussion... How does Rustoleum stand up to 15% Nitro??? I have to paint some fiberglass pieces with it. How about primer for use over fiberglass???

    Are there different...
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    I think I'll use the Dubro 1/5 Scale tires for...

    I think I'll use the Dubro 1/5 Scale tires for the Scale look. I'm getting the Robarts LG. I saw an option listed for the J-3 somewhere for some 'fenders'. Any idea what those are???

    In case...
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    Thanks RV7.... What did you use for scale...

    Thanks RV7.... What did you use for scale tires??? Did you use Robarts or Dubros? What size, if I might ask???

    I was also thinking about using a Fiberglass Specialties glass cowl. Any thoughts...
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    I guess I'm resurrecting this old thread for a...

    I guess I'm resurrecting this old thread for a bit... I'm just collecting parts and info though. I have a Sig Anniversary Cub, 1/5 Scale and see that Robart has a really expensive LG for this...
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    OS FS-120 Surpass II Rebuild Question

    Hello,

    A friend asked me to look at a Surpass II for him which he got on Craigs List. The engine does not look like it has much time on it, but I've been advised that the pump may be shot. I...
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    I was wondering about that myself, hsukaria. I...

    I was wondering about that myself, hsukaria. I would rather get the engine back to its original status, but I will look for a backplate in parallel with this.

    Also, if anyone out there knows, I...
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    Hi everyone, A friend handed me a OS FS-120...

    Hi everyone,

    A friend handed me a OS FS-120 Surpass II with pump. He got it as part of a deal and overall, it looks in good condition. But there has been some damage to the pump and I think hat...
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    Overall, it looks pretty good to me!! Bob

    Overall, it looks pretty good to me!!

    Bob
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    Do you have any idea why those rocker arms...

    Do you have any idea why those rocker arms loosened up on you like that? Factory assembly, perhaps? I have a bunch of Saito's too. I've been lucky so far.....

    Bob
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    For the most part, you're right Hobbsy... but...

    For the most part, you're right Hobbsy... but there are still stresses that are put into the pieces from drilling, turning, etc. They're much better now fight out of the box but after some running...
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    I have Windows 7, and it comes with Movie Maker. ...

    I have Windows 7, and it comes with Movie Maker. Load your file there, edit out the dead air and add a few titles, etc., (the program is simple, but intuitive - but don't ask me to explain it to you...
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    budof561, Just to be clear on this, I absolutely...

    budof561, Just to be clear on this, I absolutely agree with you - screw hold-downs are better :-) :-)
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