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    Nice looking plane.

    Nice looking plane.
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    Since you mentioned its windy where you fly I...

    Since you mentioned its windy where you fly I would go with the PT-60. I had the 40 sized version and it was one of the funnest planes I have owned. But the Krafty 60 of Aircruiser 60 would also be...
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    Hey Jester I just noticed you had posted. I went...

    Hey Jester I just noticed you had posted. I went to the field this saturday the 12th but didn't fly. Just sat and talked to the only other flyer there. I am planning to be there the 19th. Maybe I...
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    Fifth one down. 60" span. You would have to scale...

    Fifth one down. 60" span. You would have to scale it up. This is the only one I could find.

    http://www.modelaircraft.org/plans/plans92.aspx
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    Thats good to know. Maybe I can see if I can...

    Thats good to know. Maybe I can see if I can adjust my schedule and make it next year. SMALL is the only event I have ever participated in. It would be fun to do it again.
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    John moving the servos would be way more trouble...

    John moving the servos would be way more trouble than just swapping a servo out. and I have done the reversing before by making a dog led in the control rod. But the big stick still has the nose gear...
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    Hello John. I am not a "young fellow" at 57. I...

    Hello John. I am not a "young fellow" at 57. I have been flying RC since 1979 with a couple of decades off to do other things. Thats two seperate 10 year layoffs. This is my third time around.
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    Hello John. In the first post I said that it was...

    Hello John. In the first post I said that it was the rudder servo I needed to reverse. So if a Futaba runs backwards from a Hi-Tec I may just go that route. You can't have too many servos. And I have...
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    I am using Hi-Tec 485 servos. Do you know what...

    I am using Hi-Tec 485 servos. Do you know what runs in a different direction and uses the same plugs?
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    Radforc I didn't know such an animal existed....

    Radforc I didn't know such an animal existed. Heck yeah thats the way to go. Thats simple and I like simple. I will order a couple of those and I need a new reciever battry pack also. Thanks for the...
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    2012493I don't know that its a rule that the...

    2012493I don't know that its a rule that the "ultimate sport plane" has to be fully aerobatic and fly every manuver in the book to be fun. I had a GP PT-40 that I bought framed up and I covered and...
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    Speed that what it seemed like I remembered. But...

    Speed that what it seemed like I remembered. But relying on my memory is a shaky thing at best. Oh well, I have an extra receiver for my JR computor radio and may just switch that out instead. But...
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    I went to two of the Small Steps in Seagoville TX...

    I went to two of the Small Steps in Seagoville TX when Randy Randolph ran them and it was a blast. I wish they still had them there. They were late in the summer. The event in June is hard for me to...
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    Reversing A Servo

    I have two planes set up on an analog radio and everything works fine except I have to reverse the rudder servo when changing planes to fly. I can reverse the servo direction by removing the battery...
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    Also I would have replied to your post sooner...

    Also I would have replied to your post sooner except I haven't been able to log in for a day and a half. I don't know whats going on here but it sure is aggrevating to have to fight to get on this...
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    Dan you describe a plane that sure doesn't sound...

    Dan you describe a plane that sure doesn't sound like the sweet stik I had. I have never heard anyone say the wing was thin. Most remark on the usual 18% thick airfoil that has lots of lift and slows...
  17. Thread: New plane

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    Yep John nothing flies like a Kadet. I have been...

    Yep John nothing flies like a Kadet. I have been piddling with the plane most of the night making adjustments and adding another ounce of weight to the nose. Now it weighs 5 pounds on the money. It...
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    Dan I am not sure why you can't slow down. Is...

    Dan I am not sure why you can't slow down. Is your idle too high. Try using a slightly bigger prop with a little less pitch. Try a longer approach and and slowly feed in up elevator and when you get...
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    I have to agrre with the fellows that like the...

    I have to agrre with the fellows that like the Stik models. My all time favorite plane to fly was a Midwest Sweet Stik. The version with the flat wing. I made a few changes and it just became so much...
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    by ratshooter
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    Well I maidened the LT-25 today. I used a Magnum...

    Well I maidened the LT-25 today. I used a Magnum 25 on it and it was plenty of power even though its not all the way broke in yet. The plane wanted the climb and needed some right trim. After a...
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    Jester the plane is on charge. Winds still...

    Jester the plane is on charge. Winds still 5-10mph. I plan on being there. And I have always felt welcome. I am bringing the dues money to join the club too.
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    It looks like the forecast for the wind on the...

    It looks like the forecast for the wind on the 4th is 5-10 mph. If thats the case I will be at Benbrook with the new plane. There is also a chance of rain so that may queer the deal.
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    I bought a Hobbico starter that was about $30...

    I bought a Hobbico starter that was about $30 bucks. I could also stop it by hand. I called Hobbico and they said I shouldn't be able to do that. So they sent me a new starter and didn't even want me...
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    Yes Jester I have two planes that will fly in...

    Yes Jester I have two planes that will fly in higher winds. A GP Big Stik 40 and a scratch built Sweet Stik that came out just a little heavier than the plans called for but it still flies very well....
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    I remember when mail order first started and they...

    I remember when mail order first started and they did beat the prices at the local HS. That doesn't seem to be as true now as it once was. Most of the time I can go to Roys and get a better deal than...
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