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    I have my Gemini 160 on a H9 1/4 Cub, no on board...

    I have my Gemini 160 on a H9 1/4 Cub, no on board ignitor. Works like a charm never quit on me. Had to break it in long enough probably 4 tanks full before I put it in the plane.
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    Phoenix Model

    Tower Hobbies stocks an identical model by Phoenix Models.
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    I have a Saito FA 180 for a power plant, more...

    I have a Saito FA 180 for a power plant, more than needed.
    I swapped the front/rear struts holding up the "fuel tank" making the incidence angle of both wings the same. Had to adjust wing struts as...
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    I need a HUB CAP to fit Tiggy.... anyone has an...

    I need a HUB CAP to fit Tiggy.... anyone has an extra one lying around?
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    Who sells the TNC?

    Who sells the TNC?
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    Do u have a picture u could post?

    Do u have a picture u could post?
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    If your OS 120 is a 4 stroke I would go with it....

    If your OS 120 is a 4 stroke I would go with it.
    Rafeek
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    It's me again Hector. I forgot to mention that my...

    It's me again Hector. I forgot to mention that my mods was prompted after looking at some specs on the real Moth in an owners manual I just got my hands on. It showed the incidence angle on both...
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    Hi again Hector. Since my last post I just got...

    Hi again Hector. Since my last post I just got around to swapping the front and rear dummy fuel tank supports to see how much the decalage will change.
    My original readings with no mods having the...
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    What has been left out of the answers so far is a...

    What has been left out of the answers so far is a reference to "traditional rc modeling" as a family hobby. If you havent seen a vintage b/w video clip about modeling showing modelers, or even the...
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    Back in 1988 I had to register and pay for a...

    Back in 1988 I had to register and pay for a license for a CB radio for my boat. That requirement is now gone.... owning a radio for your boat handheld or otherwise is free.
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    Take a look at this from the FAA in the interem ...

    Take a look at this from the FAA in the interem

    www.knowbeforeyoufly.org
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    I have the same with an OS 56 @ forur stroke....

    I have the same with an OS 56 @ forur stroke. Perfect match and I didnt have to move the firewall
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    Here are pics of my modified landing gear. I yet...

    Here are pics of my modified landing gear. I yet have to paint it or enclose it to cover the o rings. Works real well.
    These are components from a Robarts J-3 landing gear assembly. I had to shorten...
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    So your approach to the climbing issue is by...

    So your approach to the climbing issue is by means of the downthrust.
    Where is the CG on your plane? Mine is at the very rear edge of the dummy fuel tank with nose still pointing down. I added 11oz...
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    Wow now that is what I call input. I have few...

    Wow now that is what I call input.
    I have few random questions to make sure I understand u better.
    1. While measuring the thrust angle what was your reference datum?
    2. U did not prop up the...
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    Inverted Saito can b a nightmare if one doesn't...

    Inverted Saito can b a nightmare if one doesn't follow the manufacturers initial needle settings on my beast FA180.
    I did that plus added a Perry pump which I attached to the firewall.
    It has...
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    Thought I would share some of my findings with...

    Thought I would share some of my findings with you and others.

    The Saito FA-180 (inverted) is now tamed with the help of a perry pump. I am flying at %50 or less with an APC 18x6, nor daring to go...
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    Now with the 11 oz of ballast attached, the...

    Now with the 11 oz of ballast attached, the engine shimed for some downthrust and the stab shimmed by 1/8" it flies well at 40% throttle. If I increase throttle it will climb. So I keep it at the 40%...
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    Adjustments

    Did more adjustments, raised the front of stabilizer with two popsicle sticks, shined engine mount and added nose at total 11oz so far.
    Tomorrow will tell.
    Rafeek
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    Got the Saito tamed yesterday. Maidend mine...

    Got the Saito tamed yesterday.
    Maidend mine today with the Saito FA 180. Flies well. Big problem is it wants to climb all the time. Added a lot of down elevator to level off. That made for a scary...
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    Forgot to mention I am using a 16x8 prop on the...

    Forgot to mention I am using a 16x8 prop on the Gemini and getting 8200-8500rpm although would like to get a bit more umph. What is your take?
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    Thanks for the perfect and complete specs John. I...

    Thanks for the perfect and complete specs John. I had been wanting to dig up what I needed for mine but here u r doing this for all of us Cubsters.....

    It looks beautiful especially with a Falcon...
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    Will keep u posted, thanks

    Will keep u posted, thanks
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    I assume your engine is installed inverted. If so...

    I assume your engine is installed inverted. If so do u have any problems with engine flooding and hard starting???
    I have the Saito FA180 in my moth which I am about to install a Perry pressure...
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