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    I have a friend in Germany that visits the states...

    I have a friend in Germany that visits the states and flies with me several times a year, he knows the Jetcat Germany folks personally, not sure how anyone else would do it. That is also how I know...
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    I have 3 Kingtech's now and one Jetcat left, my...

    I have 3 Kingtech's now and one Jetcat left, my Jetcat 120 threw a blade about 8 hours after it's first service and I tossed it in the trash. Luckily I was able to land my F-15 without damage. After...
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    You can cut the bottom of the cockpit tub out...

    You can cut the bottom of the cockpit tub out under the seat up to the seat cushion if you really need more room, just glue in a piece of fiberglass or balsa. No one will ever notice the bottom of...
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    Do everything you can to keep the UAT and fuel...

    Do everything you can to keep the UAT and fuel pump within view and easy to change out when you remove the hatch. I prevented a flame out because my UAT was in view and I had a flame out with an F-15...
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    I guess I'm not a C model guy yet, but I have all...

    I guess I'm not a C model guy yet, but I have all the component placement already worked out. Easy compared to my Ziroli Panther with ALL options including radio operated sliding canopy.

    I'm...
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    Elevators take the most work on these planes, it...

    Elevators take the most work on these planes, it has to be right.

    I added a strip of 1/4" ply as a cap to the stock elevator servo mounts, then using West Systems epoxy I skinned the whole thing...
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    I don't see any purpose to use bearings like...

    I don't see any purpose to use bearings like that, I just use the plastic washers to make sure there is no play as it states in the instructions.
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    I have one washer between the stab and fuselage,...

    I have one washer between the stab and fuselage, you just want enough so it doesn't rub, it's not critical.
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    I was in your shoes, I spent around $1,500.00 on...

    I was in your shoes, I spent around $1,500.00 on an old P-80 by the time it was done and I was without it running or in maintenance for over a year. Got it back from JetcatUSA thrown in the box and...
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    I see many people mounting the turbine at a 3...

    I see many people mounting the turbine at a 3 degree angle and using a single pipe for single engine twin applications in Europe, getting rid of the split pipe would be nice. Anyone reading this have...
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    The brakes and air brake will be on the same air...

    The brakes and air brake will be on the same air system, I'm using an electronic valve for the air brake and a servo operated wheel brake valve.
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    Forgot the mention about the air brake, to keep...

    Forgot the mention about the air brake, to keep it from closing too hard, I just added air line restrictors on both lines at the cylinder. This helps to slow it down and it closes very softly. But I...
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    My bearings were not painted to bad and work...

    My bearings were not painted to bad and work great.

    Attached is a picture of where I drilled my control horn, it worked great. I drilled and tapped for a 6-32 set screw and used plenty of red...
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    How far they sit in the pocket really doesn't...

    How far they sit in the pocket really doesn't matter, at least not to me. It looks like you could sand the gap seal edge smoother than it is to get it in further.

    If you want, bring it over to my...
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    Thanks dbsonic! It's the skymaster ordinance for...

    Thanks dbsonic! It's the skymaster ordinance for the F-18F. I see some guys installing all of the pylons that come with them, but they are different on the F-18c. Also, missiles do not fit on the...
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    Got my flaps finished, I wanted to use the...

    Got my flaps finished, I wanted to use the included fairing even though it's not really scale, it just looks better than an exposed wire. I had to trim a little, but it looks very aircraft like in my...
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    I just used my bench disk sander to very...

    I just used my bench disk sander to very carefully take whatever material was needed on the ends of the ailerons and flaps to get them to work. When adjusting the flap throw, as has been mentioned...
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    You need to be more specific about your location,...

    You need to be more specific about your location, if you are a secret agent under cover you could use the AMA turbine waiver list to see if anyone is close to your area. My advice is to do your...
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    Sticky: This is short notice I know, but it would be nice...

    This is short notice I know, but it would be nice to get as many in the local and surrounding areas to come on up or down to the first annual "Jet Lag". This is Mikes first event, come on and show...
  20. Japanese currency has been steadily declining...

    Japanese currency has been steadily declining against the dollar, this radio now sells for $1,905.00. Not getting warranty service at this price really wouldn't bother me.
  21. Looks awesome! Good luck on the maiden, if it...

    Looks awesome! Good luck on the maiden, if it flies like every other HUN, it should do great!
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    You are incorrect, Monokote adds strength to a...

    You are incorrect, Monokote adds strength to a structure.

    Resin impregnates balsa, this significantly hardens the balsa, then it is all held together with glass cloth. You can feel the increased...
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    Glueing everything together and then glassing...

    Glueing everything together and then glassing adds strength. With my glassing method of thinning the epoxy 60% epoxy to 40% denatured alcohol, it is very easy to do. I completely finish the model...
  24. I may appear that way to some, but for me I see...

    I may appear that way to some, but for me I see myself as finding a few sticks of balsa and glue to content myself with compared to many in this hobby!

    I appreciate the compliments though and you...
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