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    try this: take the oleo out and the wheel off....

    try this:

    take the oleo out and the wheel off. put one end on a bathroom scale and lean on the other end till they retract, telescope in. what does the scale read?

    if they are set up for your...
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    Ok, that is what i figured. What i will probubly...

    Ok, that is what i figured. What i will probubly do then is mount some maple under the existing lg mounts with epoxy. Cut away the factory mount just under the ears of my lg leaving the maple to...
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    going back to the retract thing did you have any...

    going back to the retract thing did you have any ground handling issues. if im going to tweek the lg mounting blocks should I add any forward rake?

    Joe
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    ya, that's the last thing I plan to tackle. I...

    ya, that's the last thing I plan to tackle. I noticed the mounts are pretty thin. standard operating procedure for me is to remove the front mount and make new rib braces from marine ply then the new...
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    nice! fyi Williams brothers is still open at:...

    nice!

    fyi
    Williams brothers is still open at:
    http://www.williamsbrothersmodelproducts.com/rc.html


    Joe
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    fitted the cowl. need to add back up battery pack...

    fitted the cowl. need to add back up battery pack to motor side of firewall and fuse is complete.

    Joe
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    this one is set up pretty we for doing that. the...

    this one is set up pretty we for doing that. the holes in the aft spar are already there. you will need a control horn that goes forward of the hinge point and still clears the aft spar. also when...
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    congrats on the maiden! I seam to always do...

    congrats on the maiden!

    I seam to always do maidens gear down. its kinda funny cause I was taught to keep it simple stupid on maiden. flaps and retracts just add more complexity, but they change...
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    my attic is full of worn outs waiting for TLC....

    my attic is full of worn outs waiting for TLC. I'm busy converting present hanger to electric. about half way there.

    just sold the zeroli corsair version 1, it was too big for reasonably priced...
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    I thought that was what ARF's where for, then you...

    I thought that was what ARF's where for, then you can take it out and treat it like the ugly step sister. to watch all the ARFinites Cringe.

    Joe
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    my LHS stocks car sh..... sh...... stuff son...

    my LHS stocks car sh..... sh...... stuff

    son started the wings on his Horton, his words. the entire thing looks like a wing to me?

    Joe
  12. I stopped using glass in 1982, I built two platt...

    I stopped using glass in 1982, I built two platt fw190's. one glassed and one with the oo silkspan, and dope method. I put three coats of dope thinned to 25% dope down and sand between each coat....
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    I use Cellophane mangers tape (two faced) then...

    I use Cellophane mangers tape (two faced) then peal it off afterword's. I'm sure if I left it on it would do the same. most craft stores carry it.


    Joe
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    oh, I did not realize this was a bash the ARF...

    oh, I did not realize this was a bash the ARF thread. I/we have built ARF's though by the time we are done we have redesigned all the major components. I have in the rafters arf's for a dewotine, and...
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    well sadly I have been helping my son build from...

    well sadly I have been helping my son build from scratch a Horton. its one of those German flying wing things idk which one, they all look the same to me. no fuse to give it some character (haha)....
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    finally got the spinner cone ballenced! it took a...

    finally got the spinner cone ballenced! it took a 4 in long m5 screw and two m5 nuts but it runs all the way to ft without a felt or herd vibration. so last thing to do is ballence, cg at...
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    Mine is scheduled to be converted to electric. ...

    Mine is scheduled to be converted to electric.

    Turnagy sk3 5060-320 turning a 18x8 (scale size)
    8s6k25c
    100A ESC

    Joe
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    jaz, those were perfectly fine scale speed...

    jaz, those were perfectly fine scale speed passes!

    enjoy the summer, i've got the other end of that stick. haha

    Joe
  19. My spinner is a Platt me109 spinner. The back...

    My spinner is a Platt me109 spinner. The back plate balanced right up and works great. But the spinner cone is cantilevered off the end of the balancing rod and I can see the spring move as I rotate...
  20. all last summer my CMP Messerschmitt 109 was...

    all last summer my CMP Messerschmitt 109 was grounded due to excessive vibration from the spinner. I’ve purchased the dubro balancer and it got the back plate ballence so I get smooth running all the...
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    five retracts after all night is excellent! but...

    five retracts after all night is excellent! but that is just one side, you need to do a similar test with the piston on the other side.

    the test i go through for new retracts in the plane is...
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    The cylinder has two barbs on either end. When...

    The cylinder has two barbs on either end. When you put air to a barb it pushes the piston inside away from it.

    To test for leaks you need an air source with a pressure gage. Pump one barb up to...
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    Those are defiantly not the factory retract I...

    Those are defiantly not the factory retract I have. Did you test them to see if they hold air?

    Joe
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    I never use low/high rates, that is what expo is...

    I never use low/high rates, that is what expo is for. If I forget to flick a switch its only an ugly maneuver vs’s a crash. My expo is set to 30/40% and have found the 40% more to my liking on this...
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    I have a Platt I maidened two months before my...

    I have a Platt I maidened two months before my son was born in 1983. it was my scale competition plane back then and I really liked the way it flew with a Rossi .65 with the pipe slung through the...
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