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    bummer.... Its always tough to see so much work...

    bummer.... Its always tough to see so much work end so quickly... but thats the way this hobby is, some planes last years, some last hours.....
    something about decathlons and trees... I think...
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    My problem isn't with the event, its with the...

    My problem isn't with the event, its with the size of the planes used ... if your participating in safe ones awesome.. show me where they are and I'll come join you. All I'm pointing out is .. the...
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    If you are intentionally trying to crash...

    If you are intentionally trying to crash something in an uncontrolled manner, should you be using a plane that has the potential to hurt someone. keep in mind, these events are at fly-ins, with...
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    I think it really depends low powered foamie...

    I think it really depends


    low powered foamie planes and low powered pistol style paint ball guns and sure, its a fun for all event that you could bring the kids out to and is likely a lot of fun...
  5. ah got it... thanks.

    ah got it... thanks.
  6. umm.....maybe? I understand how this works if...

    umm.....maybe?

    I understand how this works if all the batteries are at or near similar voltages... but I have a question where the servo is at 9.6V - 12.0V and the receiver is at 8.4V. The PWM...
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    If you had picked the default shipping which...

    If you had picked the default shipping which usually gets to your house in under a week, you would have had free shipping. going by the shipping calculator it looks like you picked the 2-day express...
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    If you go into the kit building section to the...

    If you go into the kit building section to the goldberg ultimate 10-300 brotherhood thread, there has been a packet put together of plans and templates for the plane that would allow a complete...
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    just for giggles... try a new spark plug .... I...

    just for giggles... try a new spark plug .... I had a plug that appeared to be working when checked, but the engine wouldn't run consistently with it installed... new plug and problems went away...
  10. Well, I doubt its been turned on in at least 30...

    Well,
    I doubt its been turned on in at least 30 years as it got stuck in a box on a shelf at least that long ago and hasn't been touched since. I'll have to see what we can do about the dust :-)
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  11. Anyone have any good information on this radio? Controlaire

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    One of my dad's old radios... just interested in learning a little... if you have any info or useful links they would be much appreciated.

    Thanks
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    Ultimately thats what we have to all do right?...

    Ultimately thats what we have to all do right? This crashed at a fly-in and missed 2 children by about 15 feet. I was completely mortified, especially since there was nothing I would have been able...
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    Rcken.... the retaining clip came off in...

    Rcken.... the retaining clip came off in flight... and then the connection must have vibrated loose. It's my best guess... the clip wasn't broken.... just sitting in the bottom of the plane.
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    Well that was a great four flights....I wonder...

    Well that was a great four flights....I wonder how it will fly with even shorter wings.. :-P
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    for years now I've used either tied string, electrical tape or shrink wrap to secure...
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    That switch to the NGK spark plugs seems to have...

    That switch to the NGK spark plugs seems to have the engine running reliably again. Thanks for the advice all...
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    To add to this some Decathlon specifics. the nose...

    To add to this some Decathlon specifics. the nose is approximately 12 inches ahead of the CG and the tail is about 36 inches behind the CG so for the decathlon, that ratio is about 3:1, or 1 ounce in...
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    Rcu seems to double post a lot for me lately....

    Rcu seems to double post a lot for me lately. ..sorry
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    Dle 30 on the ultimate is...... a waste IMHO....

    Dle 30 on the ultimate is...... a waste IMHO. ....

    the plane flies well in a .60... and has unlimited vertical on a 1.20 or 20 cc engine.

    you'll have some serious prop clearance issues as well....
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    +1 , they aren't the lightest either, but they...

    +1 , they aren't the lightest either, but they fly well.
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    a couple thoughts that aren't necessarily in the...

    a couple thoughts that aren't necessarily in the build thread.

    the os gt 33 vs G38 + 10 ounces of weight is a difference of over 2lbs right there.. so if you were able to find a way to balance...
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    Thanks twin_flyer! I would post a video, but i...

    Thanks twin_flyer!

    I would post a video, but i have a rule, no cameras for maiden flights... too many things to go wrong, too much stress as it is... video just adds to it, :-) maybe flight day #2
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    How do you add dihedral when the wing tube pretty...

    How do you add dihedral when the wing tube pretty much defines how the two wings join? That seems like quite a bit of modification effort. Personally I don't think my wings droop...

    Anyway,...
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    what I found was a little more throttle and flip...

    what I found was a little more throttle and flip it a little harder and it won't do that...

    as for starting... have you ever owned a stihl chainsaw or weedeater? If you go to a Stihl dealer, you...
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    I've built 3 greatplanes kits in the past year,...

    I've built 3 greatplanes kits in the past year, I've been very disappointed in the quality of the wood, especially the ply that is included in the kits.... I'd say stick with the sig kits out of your...
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    the local auto zone is reporting them in stock...

    the local auto zone is reporting them in stock and 3 bucks a piece. I guess I'll make a trip there tomorrow morning.
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