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    Well, analysis of as-purchased condition is...

    Well, analysis of as-purchased condition is finally done. Built a Vanessa rig, and as you can see the CG (pointed to by the plum-bob) is about 1" behind the recommended location (the little black...
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    Nice. Maybe photos like that will get me really...

    Nice. Maybe photos like that will get me really remotivated...

    I left you guys (well, I think somebody might have been watching ;) ) hanging in January of last year because my built came to a stop...
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    Oldvet70, do you still have the english...

    Oldvet70, do you still have the english instructions you emailed jumppilot? If so, would you email them to me (ricktracking(at)hotmail.com)? Thanks!
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    Don, it was definitely not yawing much on take...

    Don, it was definitely not yawing much on take off roll; my recollection is that that was rather uneventful. It was after it lifted off that the pronounced yaw started. As I said, I ended up with 34...
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    Hope some of the thread veterans still come by...

    Hope some of the thread veterans still come by here... just wanted to share my experience and ask a question.

    I purchased a brand-new unflown beautifully and completely built (even including a...
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    So Paul, out of the kindness of his heart, sent...

    So Paul, out of the kindness of his heart, sent me a bunch of covering sections, way more than enough to fix the original set of wings. And he refused to even accept payment for shipping. Thanks Paul!
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    To put a final point on this thread (against the...

    To put a final point on this thread (against the day when GP brings this ARF back), I have been flying mine with an OS FS-91 Surpass (original version) for just about a year now, probably 50 flights....
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    Paul, I somehow never saw your posting until...

    Paul, I somehow never saw your posting until today. Even though they sent me new wings, if you pm me with an email address, I'll be glad to send you postage at least for the covering, if you still...
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    Steve, I'm sorry, I didn't forget you, but didn't...

    Steve, I'm sorry, I didn't forget you, but didn't find the issue of High Flight you were looking for where I thought it was, and then I got busy. I finally got to digging through boxes this weekend...
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    I probably have it, I have all of them back to...

    I probably have it, I have all of them back to about 1990, and some from before that. If you can tell me approximate date I could probably find it faster.
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    New Turnigy "Graphene" Batteries

    So, HobbyKing just started selling Turnigy Graphene batteries (here), and at first glance I thought that these might be the new Lithium-Sulfur-Graphene battery technology, and was very excited....
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    Not so obvious. The Tower ad lists discontinued...

    Not so obvious. The Tower ad lists discontinued radios that the switch is compatible with. Since Tower = Hobby Services, they won't be listing any parts for current radios, even if they fit. And the...
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    I guess this means "no"...

    I guess this means "no"...
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    I sure wish Bryan Austin (CurtissHawkP6E) was...

    I sure wish Bryan Austin (CurtissHawkP6E) was still around...
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    I don't recall reading anywhere in this thread;...

    I don't recall reading anywhere in this thread; has anyone noticed that that struts on this model are located about 2 1/2" too far outboard vs. full scale, and appear to be canted a few degrees too...
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    Futaba 14SG 3-Position Switches

    Didn't go to the Futaba support forum because I don't need to be told to send my radio to Hobby Services... can't see sending my radio away for a month and paying $50 for something I can do myself in...
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    I just asked Kevin about the sound files again;...

    I just asked Kevin about the sound files again; hopefully he'll either let me know or pop in an post it here.

    Edit: Kevin asks that you contact him directly, he can help you out.
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    Shaun, thanks for the advice, however 1) just...

    Shaun, thanks for the advice, however 1) just tried the website and it still says "sold out" next to the quantity box, and 2) after a great deal more reading and research I decided to go all-in-one...
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    Tried just now, SOLD OUT. :( Anyone know how...

    Tried just now, SOLD OUT. :(

    Anyone know how fast they restock items like this?
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    Note that I revised the sixth point below, to add...

    Note that I revised the sixth point below, to add clarification after further feedback from Malcolm.

    So it took me over 3 months to get around to concluding this, and a ton of help from my new...
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    Actually, Tomas has been fighting the lymphoma...

    Actually, Tomas has been fighting the lymphoma for nearly a year and a half. And he did respond to me about the cockpit kits in about 24 hours over Thanksgiving, apparently just before he came down...
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    Nope, thanks though. This one is meant for the...

    Nope, thanks though. This one is meant for the Ziroli P-61, which is 114" ws or just under 1/7 scale (14.4%); the VQ being 89", just under 1/9 scale (11.2%). I would think that the Dynamic kit is way...
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    Well, at least you gave the thread a bump. ;-) ...

    Well, at least you gave the thread a bump. ;-)



    Nope, already checked. They are LONG gone at VQ Warbirds.
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    If anyone is still around on this thread, I am...

    If anyone is still around on this thread, I am looking for one of the cockpit kits that were done for it; if you have one or a completed cockpit in a wrecked airframe that you would part with, please...
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    Wow, a 60cc radial four stroke; it should be a...

    Wow, a 60cc radial four stroke; it should be a rocket. Mine was not slow at all with a Q-35...
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