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    Bruce Tharpe (wasn't he the reaction designer?)...

    Bruce Tharpe (wasn't he the reaction designer?) did a great job on that planform to see that even produced like THIS it'd still fly.

    Sure it has changes, I guess to make it uglier or cheaper to...
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    Hate to muddy things up, but...if you're planning...

    Hate to muddy things up, but...if you're planning on painting HVLP or doing any soda/sand blasting you're stuck with a big compressor; just match the largest, air hog tool you'll ever use to the size...
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    I've got a 60 gallon husky as well, but vertical...

    I've got a 60 gallon husky as well, but vertical twin. Works great. Did find out that for true HVLP painting, you can't use 1/4 inch fittings at all and best off if you can spend the hassle of...
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    I did like george - just ground down 2 sides of...

    I did like george - just ground down 2 sides of some axle-bolts and it worked great.

    I loved my facet 2300 and it was a pig; flew great and went on to someone else.
  5. You mean something like this:...

    You mean something like this:
    http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/battle-innovations-anti-drone-gun/
    Simple in theory -tight beam electro-magnetic pulse.
  6. Nope, it's obtaining that "pre-preg" publar...

    Nope, it's obtaining that "pre-preg" publar composite that's rare and important. Post-preg, it's not the same, with disappointment around sagging and all when you're trying to do a layup.... I...
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    Polyester/vinyl ester kits?

    So, I get that epoxy resins are "stronger", but I can't help but wonder what are the drawbacks of cheap-o polyester fuselages/molded parts? For example the old Byron stuff that still hangs around. ...
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    Um, wow! Any in Houston? Price? you got one...

    Um, wow! Any in Houston? Price?

    you got one or two, Barry??
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    Well...doing process safety management and...

    Well...doing process safety management and predictive maintenance on commercial turbines vibration analysis is common. Only thing is, the equipment is slightly more advanced...with software.

    I've...
  10. It's not EXACATLY linear - see the Wren...

    It's not EXACATLY linear - see the Wren "augmenting" pipes. There's actually an optimum shape that starts at a given diameter, expands to a set diameter and then is constant beyond that. Kind of...
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    Actually, I've built a hollow wood surfboard and...

    Actually, I've built a hollow wood surfboard and used to surf. Mostly, the industry used polyester resin as opposed to polycrylic clear coat. Two entirely different products. 3/4 ounce cloth is...
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    Yup, for sure you'll have to fiberglass as flite...

    Yup, for sure you'll have to fiberglass as flite metal needs a hard, smooth surface. There are some awesome videos out there that'll show you how. Also, Ultimate Jets had a how to on line at one...
  13. Thread: ram500 info

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    You'd do well to heed Bob's advice. If the 500...

    You'd do well to heed Bob's advice. If the 500 doesn't have the latest version software, Bob can hook you up. He's helped me out several times and absolutely knows how to make these things run.
    ...
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    Great old school building. Man, we sire don't...

    Great old school building. Man, we sire don't see that around anymore! same kind of way I started-push pins, xacto knives, waiting on glue to set and tons and tons of sawdust.

    Keep it up, bud. ...
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    One quart to 5 gallons is what most I know have...

    One quart to 5 gallons is what most I know have used in the past. Too much oil is just as bad as it can cause bearings to skid, though I don't think at 16:1 you're risking it. I always ran 20:1 oil...
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    So, to sum up, if I'm reading this right, this is...

    So, to sum up, if I'm reading this right, this is a company that was a manufacturer for other companies selling the planes under the FEJ brand. Since the apparent demise of FEJ, this company is...
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    Actually, don't know how wet it is over in...

    Actually, don't know how wet it is over in Monaville, but in Houston, it's not really been much more than a few days of typical rainstorms in a row.
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    Whew! Sorry for the delay. As you can see, the...

    Whew! Sorry for the delay. As you can see, the damage has been quite extensive....

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    Nope, but coming from the petrochemical sector ...

    Nope, but coming from the petrochemical sector earlier in my career, (where ceramic insulation is ubiquitous), I was always told it's not as much about the material, but the air gap or vacuum the...
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    I really wasn't going to comment due to my...

    I really wasn't going to comment due to my conflicting beliefs here, HOWEVER I have to at least stand up for Barry (U2fast)'s character. I think he got caught in between an unfortunate...
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    I love to spray and do reasonable with cans,...

    I love to spray and do reasonable with cans, however prefer my airbrushed and paint guns.

    An economy tip: Harbor Freight, of all places makes a GREAT little airbrush compressor, 93657. I was...
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    Any idea how they, and all the ARF manufacturers...

    Any idea how they, and all the ARF manufacturers plank the fuselage so effectively? There must be a technique I'm not aware of to make this cost effective and quick. Like, do they take the skin out...
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    You have me at a loss then. Sorry-Google?

    You have me at a loss then. Sorry-Google?
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    That would have been a long defunct tax break...

    That would have been a long defunct tax break initiative, I believe. Now the whole focus has been the opposite with companies doing the opposite. They are expatriating in droves.

    different...
  25. Oh, no doubt about where NOT to buy a turbine - I...

    Oh, no doubt about where NOT to buy a turbine - I agree. Kind of surprised they pricied it "so high"; must mean the other manufacturers are pretty slim on the profit. And, quite frankly knowing all...
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