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  1. Paulo Severin's Fokker EI...

    Paulo Severin's Fokker EI with all steel tubing. A mere 5,000 Euros. And/or any of the Proctor kits.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEmgCKm0Fto

    Oh, oh, oh...and a GTM 1/3 scale DrI. ...
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    Gas is 158 yen per liter here in Japan. That's...

    Gas is 158 yen per liter here in Japan. That's down from about 170 yen earlier in the year and works out to something like $5 a gallon. My flying field is an hour and a half drive away (one way) so...
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    +1 Keep the minivan. Fewer kids just means...

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    Keep the minivan. Fewer kids just means more room for models! And as Foodstick suggests, building with an eye to portability is a good idea when dealing with large models.
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    A square yard of Solartex might weigh somewhat...

    A square yard of Solartex might weigh somewhat more than a square yard of koverall or other polyester fabric. But you don't have to "fill the weave" when using Solartex. So the question is how does...
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    Amazing stuff! But then Hammered is one of the...

    Amazing stuff! But then Hammered is one of the most amazing modelers around.
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    Living someplace fairly remote has its...

    Living someplace fairly remote has its advantages. I'd also used this method to attach fabric to aluminum tubing.
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    Bear in mind that when you're covering with...

    Bear in mind that when you're covering with solartex, in addition to sticking the fabric to the frame you are sticking it to itself...at the overlapping edges. And solartex sticks to itself very...
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    When I google it I only come up with the German...

    When I google it I only come up with the German version of Amazon (was eigentlich kein Problem ist). But Sanyo must sell these in Japan. The reason I originally bought the Turnigy "brick" was...
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    John, I have one of those (as well as the...

    John, I have one of those (as well as the slightly different one I linked to earlier). It works fine with the glow-system. But it just seems crazy to put a brick like that in a flying model.
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    I found this 1S lipo...

    I found this 1S lipo but, honestly, I don't have a clue to how I would attach it to my system.
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    Another possibility for smaller models and for...

    Another possibility for smaller models and for flight surfaces is polyspan. Here's a nice YouTube tutorial on applying it. I've tested it myself and it's very light.

    On the other hand, I did...
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    I don't have any gassers at the moment don't have...

    I don't have any gassers at the moment don't have an expectation of getting one for quite a while. But they do seem to be good choices for the usual 1/4 scale WWI fighters. I bought the 6.0V...
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    Probably the #1 choice is Solartex (for easy),...

    Probably the #1 choice is Solartex (for easy), followed by Koverall (which needs the weave filled with either dope or polycrylic). Both are heat-shrink. Warning: Koverall can crush and warp...
  14. That is super impressive! I have the smaller...

    That is super impressive!

    I have the smaller 50-size 4st version of the P-56 and just love how easy it is to fly. So when I saw the ad for the 50cc version, I figured this was the model to put...
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    That seems a little extreme. Nowadays the vast...

    That seems a little extreme. Nowadays the vast majority of RC flyers now fly with 2.4 radios and the vast majority of them are using simple 4.8V Rx packs. But, of course, the vast majority of...
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    Since my only goal with the P-56 ARF is to get to...

    Since my only goal with the P-56 ARF is to get to know how my Seidel-UMS 770 operates (and operates under actual flight conditions), I won't be doing anything fancier than a slow loop, barrel roll,...
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    Here are the specs on the Futaba 3305 servos I...

    Here are the specs on the Futaba 3305 servos I plan to use:
  18. Fascinating! I just bought the 50cc (3m wingspa)...

    Fascinating! I just bought the 50cc (3m wingspa) version of the Paulistinha P-56...and judging from the hardware and fuselage construction it must be from the same manufacturer as your Cub (i.e....
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    OK, I just have to ask. What's the deal with the...

    OK, I just have to ask. What's the deal with the DEANS plugs on the SmartFly products? I've always thought of those as something strictly for electric models (and frankly I hate them).
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    Thanks for the clarifications. I think all I...

    Thanks for the clarifications. I think all I really want/need is the BatShare. Unfortunately, even though it's only $30, international shipping to Japan would be an additional $45! I think for now...
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    A terminology question: As people are using them...

    A terminology question: As people are using them here are the terms "powerboard" and "regulator" the same? (And is the BatShare a "regulator?")
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    The BatShare does look like a reasonable safety...

    The BatShare does look like a reasonable safety measure for a reasonable price (around $30).

    From what I'm reading here there seem to be three levels of safety: 1) Single battery/single switch...
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    John, these are the answers I WANT to hear...

    John, these are the answers I WANT to hear because it means I don't have to buy new stuff. ;) At least for now. But I've learned a lot from this "can of worms" and I imagine I'll be picking up...
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    Before starting this thread I did find another...

    Before starting this thread I did find another discussion and it was pretty much the same debate: Just plug the dual batteries into the RX vs. use some "fancy" addition. Nevertheless, I do...
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    Teus, thanks for those clarifications. I see...

    Teus, thanks for those clarifications. I see what you mean now by twisted wire...and it is funny how that's what servos back in the 70s were using. :p I was confused because I've also seen some...
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