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    16oz should be fine.

    16oz should be fine.
  2. Thread: Saito FG-60R3

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    They say when you only have a hammer every...

    They say when you only have a hammer every problem looks like a nail...when you own a lathe every problem looks like a turning project!

    Why not turn a press fit sleeve that fits over the existing...
  3. John, is my 1/3 scale Fokker DR-1 "foamy"...

    John, is my 1/3 scale Fokker DR-1 "foamy" welcome. :o
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    The best canopy glue I've found is "E6000". ...

    The best canopy glue I've found is "E6000". Sticks to anything, dries crystal clear, and you can cut it if you need to remove the item. Basically the same stuff as the old "Shoe Goo" or "PFM".
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    The main reason pilots wore silk scarfs was to...

    The main reason pilots wore silk scarfs was to prevent neck chafing. Pilots had to constantly swivel their heads to look behind them.
  6. Lifers concern of course is establishing his...

    Lifers concern of course is establishing his event as one of the "premier" events that draw people from a wide area with exceptional models. If people drive for a day and then find that all they are...
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    These pictures were taken with some of the...

    These pictures were taken with some of the earliest color film and didn't always render colors accurately. There is a famous photo of a P-51 (code E2-S) showing it with blue camo top surfaces. You...
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    She's coming along.

    She's coming along.
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    Do a google search for "zombie P-47". Everything...

    Do a google search for "zombie P-47". Everything shows blue.

    http://hsfeatures.com/p47dfr_1.htm
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  10. Thread: Saito FG-60R3

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    Mine doesn't need a starter. But, it does need a...

    Mine doesn't need a starter. But, it does need a choke. Once the carb has gas the engine starts quickly.
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    The spinner will fit a DLE 55 pattern.

    The spinner will fit a DLE 55 pattern.
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    I have a nice aluminum spinner for an LA-7 that I...

    I have a nice aluminum spinner for an LA-7 that I can sell. $70 shipped.
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    I scored a Top Flite 60 size ARF today at a swap...

    I scored a Top Flite 60 size ARF today at a swap meet. ;)
  14. Thread: Saito FG-60R3

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    The stock firewall is adequate. The engine...

    The stock firewall is adequate. The engine doesn't shake nearly as much as the EME 55 it replaced.
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    I didn't make any changes to the cowl. I had to...

    I didn't make any changes to the cowl. I had to make 3/4" longer standoffs to get the prop in the right place.



    The engine does add a pound to the nose. I added 6 oz of lead to the tail...
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    Mike, the "public" is not forcing anyone to...

    Mike, the "public" is not forcing anyone to register anything. The FAA, which is not part of the "public" at all, is requiring all sUAS (ie, aircraft) to be registered. There is a distinction.
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    I don't know. I started with the factory setting...

    I don't know. I started with the factory setting and tweaked from there.
  18. Thread: Saito FG-60R3

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    Your description is correct. The low speed...

    Your description is correct. The low speed needle seems to have more effect on tuning than the high speed needle. Lean the low end until the idle is really smooth and the engine accelerates...
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    My engine sounded about like yours on the bench. ...

    My engine sounded about like yours on the bench. When I first flew it, it was running way too rich in the air and I couldn't get a good setting with the high speed needle. After leaning out the low...
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    I found this: an individual posted his fix (page...

    I found this: an individual posted his fix (page 51, post 1263 I think)
    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-warbirds-warplanes-200/1158439-tf-1-5-scale-p-51-arf-assembly-1st-mishap-51.html

    Looks...
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    Since I have the ARF version and it was assembled...

    Since I have the ARF version and it was assembled by someone else, it appears I may have some difficulty doing what is suggested. I looks like the builder did add some reinforcement to the plywood...
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    Right side up or upside down doesn't matter. The...

    Right side up or upside down doesn't matter. The CG doesn't change.
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    George, can you describe what you do to improve...

    George, can you describe what you do to improve the strength of the gear mounts?
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    http://www.rc-airplanes-simplified.com/scale-model...

    http://www.rc-airplanes-simplified.com/scale-model-rc-airplane.html

    http://www.modelairplanenews.com/blog/2013/12/12/balancing-biplanes/

    http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1305044...
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    Yes, beefing up the gear is a priority!

    Yes, beefing up the gear is a priority!
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