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    I agree with the Vanessa rig....I've used mine...

    I agree with the Vanessa rig....I've used mine many times. The Xicoy CG system is the new electronic method of doing a weight and balance, but it costs $300. I did this at less than $50.

    Also,...
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    They hissing is coming from the air valve and is...

    They hissing is coming from the air valve and is normal. When you hook the air lines in a closed loop air is metered from the inlet side of the valve to the outlet side. If there wasn't an outlet...
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    Here is how to do a Skyshark P-40. Make the...

    Here is how to do a Skyshark P-40. Make the supports that go under the wings and tail. Decide where the supports will fit and make the measurements back from the tip of the spinner. In this case:...
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    But think how good you're getting at belly...

    But think how good you're getting at belly landing! :D
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    Balancing a P-40 with the gear up would require...

    Balancing a P-40 with the gear up would require making support stands to set on the scales. You can zero out the weight of the supports before setting the plane on them. You would still need to...
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    Yes, with aluminum tape. Came out good.

    Yes, with aluminum tape. Came out good.
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    I redid the W & B on my plane using three digital...

    I redid the W & B on my plane using three digital scales....same as full size planes are done. Here is the thread on how I did it: ...
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    For anyone interested I did a thread on the CG...

    For anyone interested I did a thread on the CG method using three scales: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/tips-techniques-180/11620160-easy-cg-method-large-planes.html
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    Easy CG method for large planes.

    After seeing the new Xicoy CG machine ( http://www.ultimate-jets.net/products/xicoy-digital-cg-machine ) I decided that I could do about as well using the method that is used to do Weight and Balance...
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    Old message and probably OBE, but the difference...

    Old message and probably OBE, but the difference is in where you measure. The ARF measures 6 3/8 back along the edge of the fuselage. The kit measures 5 1/4 back at rib #5. They're both at the...
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    I would like to see your spread sheet. Even...

    I would like to see your spread sheet.

    Even those of us who can afford an Xicoy may not want to spend $300 when a few small digital scales will accomplish the same thing with only a little...
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  13. Good luck on getting the LA-7 back in the air. I...

    Good luck on getting the LA-7 back in the air. I dorked my LA-7 last month, too. Pulled it off the ground before it had enough airspeed and it torque rolled and caught a wing tip.
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    Electric or Air?

    I bought a set of Robart electric FW 190 retracts that were advertised as like new. Turns out one motor doesn't work. So I'm going to have to repair the gear and and am debating whether to replace...
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    Easy to find out. Post a mediocre review and see...

    Easy to find out. Post a mediocre review and see if it shows up.
  16. I bought a 14" Grizzley, too. Best money I've...

    I bought a 14" Grizzley, too. Best money I've spent in a long while.
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    I too have installed many servo driven mechanical...

    I too have installed many servo driven mechanical retracts. If I never have to do another one it will be soon enough. With the HK electrics just bolt them into the wing and plug into the Rx. ...
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    Yes, the LA-7 is an ESM ARF. The plane flys...

    Yes, the LA-7 is an ESM ARF. The plane flys (flew) like a dream. I screwed up the takeoff....went full power too fast and jerked the plane into the air. It torque rolled to the left and I couldn't...
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    Well, it is rebuildable at least.

    Well, it is rebuildable at least.
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    Yep...same thing, only 10 times harder to install...

    Yep...same thing, only 10 times harder to install and adjust.
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    These are a little big for a 60 size model but...

    These are a little big for a 60 size model but work great for something in the 90-120 size.
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    Yep. Two switches and two batteries. Each side...

    Yep. Two switches and two batteries. Each side is independent of the other and a failure on one side doesn't kill power to the Rx.
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    I've had that happen in the past also. It will...

    I've had that happen in the past also. It will never happen to me again...I found the secret!
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    It's always better to hit a big mud puddle.

    It's always better to hit a big mud puddle.
  25. I think he is close. 67" span with tapered 10:1...

    I think he is close. 67" span with tapered 10:1 aspect ratio gives about a 6" chord. 67 x 6 = 402 sq. in.
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