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  1. Thread: Soldering tips

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    Isopropyl alcohol ("rubbing alcohol") from the...

    Isopropyl alcohol ("rubbing alcohol") from the drug store works well for removing flux. I use the 92%. Get a pump bottle and some acid brushes.
  2. Thread: glow fuel

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    Right. It is a hobby. Our choices are not...

    Right. It is a hobby. Our choices are not based on logic. We do what we think is fun. I think glow is fun. I am not so interested in electric or gas. Just a personal preference.
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    My battery has been in for more than a year and...

    My battery has been in for more than a year and still works. Something is wrong with yours. Take advantage of the warranty. The first one I got from tower was bad and they replaced it very...
  4. Thread: glow fuel

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    Some clubs order fuel in bulk directly from the...

    Some clubs order fuel in bulk directly from the fuel manufacturers. It is delivered by the pallet load and shipping costs are greatly reduced. Some guys mix their own fuel. Methanol is...
  5. Thread: Club FOX!

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    I'm impressed with the fuel economy of my 74 with...

    I'm impressed with the fuel economy of my 74 with the new carb. It seems to barely sip fuel. I also like the hex socket, which allows me to adjust the mixture with a ball driver from a comfortable...
  6. I was able to get the drive washer with a split...

    I was able to get the drive washer with a split collet off of my Saito 72. It took a lot of heat from a butane torch and some aggressive whacks with a brass mallet. In hindsight I probably...
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    OK. Got it. Thanks. I was being too gentle.

    OK. Got it. Thanks. I was being too gentle.
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    How to remove piston from OS 65LA

    How do I remove the cylinder from a 65LA? I have the back plate and cylinder head off, and the sleeve removed. Is there a trick to sliding the connecting rod off the drive shaft? There doesn't...
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    I could not tell on my 72 by looking. The cup in...

    I could not tell on my 72 by looking. The cup in the bottom of the rocker screw seemed to fit equally well with the ball shape on the tapered end of the push rod and the larger ball on the straight...
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    Thanks Earlwb

    Thanks Earlwb
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    Saito 72 pushrods up or down?

    I am reassembling my Saito 72 after replacing the bearings. Do the pointy ends of the pushrods go up (into the rocker arm set screws) or down (against the cam tappets)? Unfortunately I did not...
  12. I'd say for 40 sized planes you might think about...

    I'd say for 40 sized planes you might think about electric or glow. I think 40 is somewhat small for gasoline. Just my opinion. I know that 40 size gasoline engines are available.
  13. Regarding gas versus glow versus electric, I...

    Regarding gas versus glow versus electric, I recommend that you check with your local clubs before making the decision. Gas and even glow are unwelcome at some fields around here. If you are in a...
  14. Thread: muffler ext.

    by JPMacG
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    I drill through the muffler and exhaust tube and...

    I drill through the muffler and exhaust tube and put a small cotter pin through them. I have done this on two engines and the deflectors hold up very well.
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    Thanks everyone. That is good information. ...

    Thanks everyone. That is good information.

    I balance my props carefully using a Dubro balancer. I think I have them about as perfect as I can. I don't know about the spinner. It is a...
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    Sound level and fuselage/wing resonance

    I'd like to hear what others are doing to isolate their glow engines from their air frames. The fuselage and wings of one of my airplanes seems to be resonating with the engine and contributing to...
  17. Thread: Club FOX!

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    I don't see glow engine sales ever picking up. ...

    I don't see glow engine sales ever picking up. I think my Fox 74 may be from their final production run. This makes me sad.
  18. Thread: Club FOX!

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    Here is my Ultra Sport 60 with a Fox 74 using...

    Here is my Ultra Sport 60 with a Fox 74 using Hobbsy's Fox Quiet Muffler. The muffler fits perfectly.


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  19. Thread: Futaba 9CAP

    by JPMacG
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    I have an Eneloop pack in my 9CAP. I am very...

    I have an Eneloop pack in my 9CAP. I am very happy with it. I used to have just a NiCd pack and I liked that fine too. I would avoid lithium for a transmitter.
  20. Thread: employment

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    I was laid off last year at age 58. The company...

    I was laid off last year at age 58. The company closed the local plant and tried to move everyone to Denver. My wife and I were too attached to this area to move. Fortunately, I was able to find...
  21. Thread: Tx batteries

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    Eneloops work well for me too. I still use...

    Eneloops work well for me too. I still use NiCds in one of my transmitters. Honestly, there is nothing wrong with NiCds. I charge them up the night before with a wall wart. Very simple. No...
  22. Thread: Club FOX!

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    There are enough used engines for sale from those...

    There are enough used engines for sale from those who are going all electric to keep us glow heads going for many years. I pick up one or two engines at every swap meet I go to.

    The bigger...
  23. www.hobby-machinist.com Great site for just...

    www.hobby-machinist.com Great site for just starting out in machining as a hobby. Avoid the professional machining sites. They are not friendly to amateurs.
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    The best solution may be to go to 2.4 GHz. That...

    The best solution may be to go to 2.4 GHz. That would eliminate someone intentionally shooting you down and would greatly decrease the probabiility of interference from the causes mentioned above....
  25. Your old engines may be the iron piston / steel...

    Your old engines may be the iron piston / steel sleeve type. I have heard that these run better with castor deposits. I think the castor varnish helps with compression.

    If you are interested in...
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