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  1. Anyone using the Crain Engineering on board glow driver ?

    It was advertised here a while back on " new products ". I purchased one, but am not finished with the build. It will be used for a Saito 1.80 inverted & cowled in. It is a nice looking device, just...
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    - I fly on my own property. It is 18 acres (nice...

    - I fly on my own property. It is 18 acres (nice big runway) surrounded by several hundred acres of hayfields. About the only thing I could possibly endanger is a cow, or the patch of trees I...
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    Hound Dog - I I am flying on my own property (18...

    Hound Dog - I I am flying on my own property (18 acres) which is surrounded on all sides by hundreds of acres of hay fields and woods. I do not drive after drinking.
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    I have always liked this plane. Great looking...

    I have always liked this plane. Great looking model & also your co pilot !
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    I have an astro hog for 20 years with a Saito 91....

    I have an astro hog for 20 years with a Saito 91. P
    save yourself some frustration and do not mount landing gear in wings. after too many nose overs, I mounted gear on fuse just in front of wings,...
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    Drinking and flying

    This spring I started mowing a runway in the pasture behind my house. After a month or so of mowing it down and driving my truck up and down the runway, had a nice place to fly right behind my house....
  7. It was easy enough - With that second set of eyes...

    It was easy enough - With that second set of eyes - Thanks !
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    Interesting build. Will be watching your...

    Interesting build. Will be watching your progress. Best of luck.
  9. Thanks for ideas. Yes Daveopam, it is a Saito...

    Thanks for ideas. Yes Daveopam, it is a Saito 180. Pics attached (hopefully) - I can simply undo the 2 screws where carb attaches to manifold & turn it 180 putting throttle arm on the outside ?!...
  10. Throttle linkage 4 stroke / fuel tank solution sought

    Tried the Du-Bro 4 stroke throttle adapter, but will not fit on this build. Throttle linkage hitting tank & I don't have quite enough room to put servo right behind firewall. Grrr....
  11. Well looks like A123's get the votes. I have a...

    Well looks like A123's get the votes. I have a LiPo charger for 2-4 cells, will that work ? No ignition as I have a Saito 1.80 on glow (don't fly very often) Just run the A123 straight into receiver?...
  12. Batteries - Been out of the hobby for years, my first Big plane

    89" span Super Decathlon - six heavy duty + 2 standard servos. LiPo receiver pack with Voltage converter? What is the more modern world using for power? Can't find anything much in the way of large...
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    I am with bbbair. If a big chunk of wood falls...

    I am with bbbair. If a big chunk of wood falls out when I remove a wing tube, monocote is coming off!
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    I am with bbbair. If a big chunk of wood falls...

    I am with bbbair. If a big chunk of wood falls out when I remove a wing tube, monocote is coming off!
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    I build with beer.:rolleyes:

    I build with beer.:rolleyes:
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    I just tell myself beforehand that anytime I...

    I just tell myself beforehand that anytime I visit RCU it will be slow & frustrating. Too bad, as it is otherwise a fairly decent site. And what about the "search" feature? TOTALLY USELESS. Anytime I...
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    I too use Marvel Mystery oil for years, just...

    I too use Marvel Mystery oil for years, just forgot to when I chunked this one in attic for a couple of years. 300 in the oven for about 30 mins did the trick. Once cooled put the old
    M M Oil in...
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    Hey thanks - 300 did it. Turning over now !

    Hey thanks - 300 did it. Turning over now !
  19. Source for 6 or 7 inch tires that don't cost a kings ransom

    Building a 1/4 Scale Super Decathlon that I will be flying out of a pasture. Need some big tires but the only ones I find are ridiculous prices. (I just a working guy) ft
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    Slow for me lately - forget downloading a pic -...

    Slow for me lately - forget downloading a pic - can fall asleep while the little circle turns.....
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    What temp do I put oven ?

    What temp do I put oven ?
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    Engine gummed up ? Put it in oven ?

    Ran it & flew plane a couple of yrs ago then put it in the attic. Guess I neglected to put after run oil in it. It is on old OS 40 FP. Remember reading about putting engine in oven to free it up. Put...
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    Good Deal! Thanks TomCrump & yel914. I looked at...

    Good Deal! Thanks TomCrump & yel914. I looked at Nelson Hobby paint, glad to know about them. What is Klass Kote ?
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    I am trying to match a dark cream color of...

    I am trying to match a dark cream color of "Chinacote" I could live with the lighter cream color monocote, but they don't make but a few colors of Lustrecote.
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    What type of paint for cowl ?

    Have used Lustrecoat before, but the color I want for current project is not made. A contractor buddy of mine says Home Depot can match any color perfectly.
    Will water based latex enamel hold up?...
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