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    That is a very pretty fleet you have there..! It...

    That is a very pretty fleet you have there..!
    It seems like I've seen the blue one with the yellow high lights somewhere before...?
  2. I see the method to your madness now..!! I'm...

    I see the method to your madness now..!!
    I'm just stuck in a rut because I've never come up with a power to weight ratio that could make use of a massively over square prop.
    There used to be a...
  3. I think at speeds over 90 mph in the size range...

    I think at speeds over 90 mph in the size range we are playing with, weight isn't real critical..[with in reason]. It's nothing to obsess over unless you are doing pylon laps. No matter how small and...
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    There used to be an old, drunken, semi-retired...

    There used to be an old, drunken, semi-retired carpenter who would bring out one of these planes from time to time. He was the only guy I've ever seen drunk at a "club field".
    Anyway, he never...
  5. Well, the talk at the time from the NASS Guys was...

    Well, the talk at the time from the NASS Guys was to go below 100 sq inches..basically a guided bomb, because a G&Z .049 is a big engine that needs a big fuselage to conceal it.
    When I first took a...
  6. This is the size / wing area that the 1/2A C/L...

    This is the size / wing area that the 1/2A C/L speed flyers at the Delphi Forum wanted to see done with RC control and a G&Z engine.
    At the time, Carl Dodge had just hit 152 mph on string with a...
  7. I set up 2 cheap box fans to pull air out of a...

    I set up 2 cheap box fans to pull air out of a work area to the great outdoors. It works great for paint over spray and it might work for sanding balsa. Otherwise, the natural lighting outside is...
  8. I get all choked up just looking at it. I enjoy...

    I get all choked up just looking at it.
    I enjoy shaping the wood but it's about time to rig up some dust control.
    One of the best shaping tools I've bought is a cheap plastic razor plane that was...
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    The amount of "reflex" needed for models is...

    The amount of "reflex" needed for models is usually just a slight amount of UP trim once you are airborne, if any.
    If the CG is within limits of where it has the best dead stick glide and if the...
  10. If the fuel line is under pressure it takes quite...

    If the fuel line is under pressure it takes quite a bit of a pinch to completely shut it down.
    The most reliable shut off I've copied has a MW hook that pulls the fuel line into a hole in the...
  11. That's interesting to me that you have good...

    That's interesting to me that you have good throttle control while using CC pressure. I always assumed it would flood the engine at idle and carrying a battery [on the plane] for the glow plug...
  12. If the fuselage can handle cranking a flooded...

    If the fuselage can handle cranking a flooded engine, then it should handle everything else.
    It should be fun to to watch perform all the "big model" duties once you are done with it.
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    The only way to witness a servo lose the "torque...

    The only way to witness a servo lose the "torque battle" with a control surface is to watch the diameter of real tight, consecutive loops get larger as the battery wears down.
    It simply doesn't take...
  14. Nice, compact install...! Thanks to Goldberg,...

    Nice, compact install...!
    Thanks to Goldberg, Dubro and others for making this hobby so much easier [and undoubtedly safer].
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    There is another way to look at this. Raw fuel...

    There is another way to look at this.
    Raw fuel consumption in pounds per hour or ounces per minute.
    The difference between a truly 200 mph capable .40 sized engine and the max fuel demand of a...
  16. The plane is shaping up nicely..! One way to gas...

    The plane is shaping up nicely..!
    One way to gas up these planes is with the model's nose pointed straight down and then squirt the fuel in through the vent line. Fuel will harmlessly pour out the...
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    If I was borne into this hobby just 3 years ago,...

    If I was borne into this hobby just 3 years ago, I wouldn't miss the days when showing up at the field with a brand new, original plane was part of the fun, either.
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    AMEN..! I especially loved to see the...

    AMEN..!
    I especially loved to see the individual contributions made to competition model design, before that eventually became an ARF COOKIE CUTTER deal as well.
    Control line combat used to be...
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    It might have burned itself out, but some guys...

    It might have burned itself out, but some guys keep chiming in.
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    http://youtu.be/J-KnwuBBH8E This Webra .50 has...

    http://youtu.be/J-KnwuBBH8E

    This Webra .50 has the exhaust port raised to 180 degrees, the cranshaft port closing moved back to 60 degrees and the crankshaft tunnel enlarged as much as I dared.
    I...
  21. Howdy PS.......That bat might be pretty...

    Howdy PS.......That bat might be pretty valuable............http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gaedeed01.shtml

    The legend that surrounds this publicity stunt has a couple versions. The...
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    I do not think the Webra .50 has the air handling...

    I do not think the Webra .50 has the air handling capability to produce that much power. The entire bottom end would need to be redesigned with a MUCH larger crankshaft diameter like the Nelson and...
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    The population of my local area has tripled in...

    The population of my local area has tripled in the past 25 years but some local flying fields have either shut down or else have very little activity....and not due to zoning issues, but from a lack...
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    When I used to have a "traveling job" I always...

    When I used to have a "traveling job" I always brought a 1 x 12 x 36 pine building board, basic building supplies including "pen vises" for drilling holes by hand. I didn't own a razor saw back then,...
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    Lots of great comments here guys..! Both "pro,...

    Lots of great comments here guys..!
    Both "pro, con" and in between.
    In the end, nobody is responsible for my happiness but me and it is up to me to create my own conditions.
    That being said, this...
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