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    Space worm, most of the paints are gas proof but...

    Space worm, most of the paints are gas proof but it's the glow fuel that is the big problem. Nitro is a great solvent! When they say Hot fuel proof it means the exhaust from the pipe, not the raw...
  2. Very well, no problems, just don't hold down the...

    Very well, no problems, just don't hold down the starting switch too long at 18 or 24 volts. I mean like I see some guys do until the starter over heats. It's the switch that will go, not the...
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    So glad to see this plane still alive and flying....

    So glad to see this plane still alive and flying. Back in the late 50s and early 60s it was one of my favorite kits to build. No idea how many I built but it was a few. They were a small all balsa...
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    I just set the plans on the floor and use a...

    I just set the plans on the floor and use a scratch pad and ruler to figure out the wood needed, both size and type. It's my least favorite part of building but I don't rush it, I take several days...
  5. Just as Jaka says, heat it with your covering...

    Just as Jaka says, heat it with your covering gun, work it loose then splash it with some Marvel Mystery oil. Once you fire the engine it gets hotter and melts the nasty old castor oil. It's the...
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    I started using them about 9 years ago on my gas...

    I started using them about 9 years ago on my gas engines, never tried one on my glow powered planes, I use APC on those. The good thing about the Zinger is they can be found at most hobby shops in...
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    Sorry , I thought I had it book marked but it...

    Sorry , I thought I had it book marked but it didn't work. I found the number on the US warehouse site at the bottom of the page as Contact us.
    I was surprised there was a phone number.
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    I did a thread on the covering in the kit...

    I did a thread on the covering in the kit building forum when I built the Prime Cut+20 a couple years back. There are a few of us I know on RCU using it now for a while. I really like the stuff....
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    Cal, I just use any of the clear Lustercrap I...

    Cal, I just use any of the clear Lustercrap I have on hand and spray the complete light side while it's on the balancer. I also sand the flashing off before I do anything to the MAS or APC props. A...
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    I bought acetone and alcohol in one gallon cans...

    I bought acetone and alcohol in one gallon cans that have the bigger cap on them then when they were empty I just bought the conversion kit for a buck or two at the hobby shop, I think Tower still...
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    I went from Mono to Ultra and used Ultra until a...

    I went from Mono to Ultra and used Ultra until a couple years back when Rick Stubbs gave me a roll of the Chinacote to try. Fantastic covering and now my go to brand. It goes on at an even lower temp...
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    If you run the engine until fully warmed up you...

    If you run the engine until fully warmed up you can just tighten all the nuts and screws while hot and not use anything.
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    It had been posted several times that PCK had...

    It had been posted several times that PCK had closed there doors and were no longer taking orders. Over the years there were so many complaints posted on the different sites even if he was still...
  14. Due to boredom I came on RCU to see what is up...

    Due to boredom I came on RCU to see what is up with some of my old friends and came across this 9 year old thread, last post was in October of 2007. The reason no one is willing to pass on there...
  15. Go look up Value Hobby and see for yourself. They...

    Go look up Value Hobby and see for yourself. They are all Compatible but you have to buy the correct one. I just phone in my order and tell them what I need so I don't harm whatever gray mater I have...
  16. Funny you would say that. My 9-C is one I bought...

    Funny you would say that. My 9-C is one I bought when they first came out, love it!! Knobs are getting a little loose on it though.
    When I was packing up my shop to take all my stuff back to CA....
  17. Me too but I couldn't locate the URL in my puter....

    Me too but I couldn't locate the URL in my puter. Karol in Jamaica also uses them and turned me onto Value. When I had a problem and some questions the fellow was right there for me. Karol has been...
  18. FrSky are also sold through a couple of other...

    FrSky are also sold through a couple of other places here in the states, I'll have to look for there web site but great folks to deal with! You can even understand them when on the phone!! That alone...
  19. Thread: Glow Plugs

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    OS F but the popper is correct, they will run...

    OS F but the popper is correct, they will run with most any long reach plug. The four stroke plug retains it's heat longer for the second cycle. I run type Fs but in a pinch I often run the OS # 8. I...
  20. We had a snow storm, rain storm and big wind,...

    We had a snow storm, rain storm and big wind, Bored!!! Really really bored!!All my email was answered and I read everything on my facebook. The WWI book I was reading stunk!! I couldn't let a smart...
  21. http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/beginners-85/85036...

    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/beginners-85/8503667-beginners-resources-links-useful-information-rcu.html Mike and Ken did a number of how to articles several years ago and stuck them in the header...
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    Winchester Model 12 can be used to remove many...

    Winchester Model 12 can be used to remove many forms of junk like that from tall trees. Just leave it up there and sooner or later a strong wind will remove it for you.
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    Well, it's been a lot of years sense I have...

    Well, it's been a lot of years sense I have bothered asking that question and got the same answer. I was working in a small engine service repair shop and we got the same answer for chain saws and...
  24. It's not the age that gets ya, it's all the hard...

    It's not the age that gets ya, it's all the hard miles!!!
  25. From the photos the first issue of planes didn't...

    From the photos the first issue of planes didn't have one at all then the second issue had a small one, the third one had a bigger wind screen, very easy to make. Just a balsa frame then some of the...
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