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  1. Stay away from Sam Augustine! After many...

    Stay away from Sam Augustine!

    After many months of phone calls and texts to Sam, the vast majority unanswered, I contacted the Katy police a couple of months ago to file a criminal complaint...
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    Chicago area flying fields/hobby shops?

    I have a full day this Friday in the Chicago area. Any recommendations on must-visit hobby shops and/or flying fields with good activity, especially jet or scale flying? I have a car and can travel....
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    A sincere question about the theory of...

    A sincere question about the theory of thrust-loss due to oversizing the exhaust tube: expanding on this theory, wouldn't exposed turbines, such as those on the Kangaroos, Hotspots and BVM Cats, then...
  4. Jeff, it was a DC-8, not a 707. Both those models...

    Jeff, it was a DC-8, not a 707. Both those models were fantastic!
  5. Hannes, So sorry to see the Gee Bee was lost...

    Hannes,

    So sorry to see the Gee Bee was lost and VERY glad to see you are building another! I have looked to this thread many times for inspiration to keep and build mine when I finally have the...
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    I have one new-in-box that I would consider...

    I have one new-in-box that I would consider selling. I can ship Greyhound bus to minimize expense. Make me an offer.

    Tom
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    AT 280 thrust tube diameter-questions

    Does anyone know the minimum diameter for an AT 280 exhaust tube? Is 2.25 inches sufficient for the efflux? I have an opening that is 2.75 inches in diameter. Assuming .25 inches between the inner...
  8. Thanks for the input, guys. I'm trying to avoid...

    Thanks for the input, guys. I'm trying to avoid anything that might have serious, lasting consequences for Sam, with the hope that he's just going through a rough period. I'm looking for any of his...
  9. Anyone know Sam Augustine (rcman35) from Katy, TX?

    Sadly, after many successful internet-based transactions, it looks like I may have been cheated.

    Back in September, I purchased an AMT-280 turbine that Sam advertised hear on RCU. I paid for part...
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    Hi Raj, Any more video of the BD-5? How does...

    Hi Raj,

    Any more video of the BD-5? How does it land? Please let us know how it's been doing these past 5 months.
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    RE: New T2 Buckeye from Air C Race Germany

    Malcolm,

    The struts appear to be of trailing link design. Is that the case? Can you post a picture showing the struts?

    Tom
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    RE: canopy rails for warbirds

    Is this company still doing business? The website doesn't appear to be operational.
  13. Thread: NiMH charging

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    RE: NiMH charging

    Philip,

    Dave Thacker at Radical R/C (radicalrc.com) has some great information posted to his website. Check these two links;

    http://www.radicalrc.com/nimhfaq.html

    ...
  14. Sanyo NiCads: are they still made in Japan?

    I recently received a battery order from one of the better-known hobby battery suppliers. It contained three packs; two 9.6 volt Tx packs and one 4.8 volt Rx pack, all 1100 MaH capacity NiCads. I was...
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    RE: yellow aircraft f14 tomcat-

    Does anyone have a set of retracts/landing gear for the Yellow F-14 they'd be willing to sell? Please e-mail me if so.

    Thanks,

    Tom

    kalfasipa@aol.com

    Following this thread!
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    RE: EasyTiger Models Tigerline X-29 Build

    Does anyone have a canopy for the X-29? Mine is missing and I'd like to start the build. Please let me know what you want for it if you have one to sell.

    Thanks,

    Tom
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    RE: Kerry Sterner Vampire 80 Inch

    Dennis,

    I suggest contacting Kerry. Do a member search using his last name, Sterner. His RCU name is Vampire and he lives in Bath, PA. You can link to his e-mail form your search. I've lost his...
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    RE: Yellow A-4 Skyhawk for P-60 Build Thread

    Kirk,

    Thanks for the comprehensive run-down of the West System epoxy you used. It's very helpful.

    Tom
  19. Thread: robbe forklift

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    RE: robbe forklift

    Try this link;

    http://at.robbe-online.net/rims_at.storefront/4c39aefd001b57f4271b3e0dc1460656/Product/View/1&2D3349


    It looks neat! But it's not cheap!
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    RE: Yellow A-4 Skyhawk for P-60 Build Thread

    Kirk,

    What brand of finishing epoxy did you use and how much time does it give you before it starts to set?

    Nice weathering!

    Tom
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    RE: U2Fast Pays up for a bad bet!

    Beautiful Wildcat, Barry! Is that the Bates 1/5 scale? What engine and retracts are you using and what is the weight of the plane?

    Thanks,

    Tom
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    RE: Yellow A-4 Skyhawk for P-60 Build Thread

    I planned to sand and glue the spar receivers as you describe.....I don't think that was done on the previous build. That's probably a significant factor in the receivers working loose.

    Tom
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    RE: Yellow A-4 Skyhawk for P-60 Build Thread

    Shawn,

    I'd like to get your opinion on an idea. I still have the scale wing Yellow A-4 a buddy built 19 years ago(!) He made it with removable wings in a fashion VERY similar to your build. The...
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    RE: Yellow A-4 Skyhawk for P-60 Build Thread

    I'm also going to follow. I'm rehabing an old Yellow A-4 with an OS 77/Dynamax that always flew well. I have also thought of building another for Golden West FD-3/67 power....I still have a couple of...
  25. RE: Composite-Arf 33% Gee Bee R2 - First Flight - Pics - Videos - L@@K

    Thanks for the thoughts on using a DLE-111. I'm looking at other engine choices and comparing weights and power. Any thoughts on the MAXIMUM engine weight for the Gee Bee? At what weight does the...
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