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    I'd think you would have to specify the frequency...

    I'd think you would have to specify the frequency when you order this. There are different channels in either frequency band, so you can run several cars at the same time on the same freq band, you...
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    I can understand noise restrictions. Some high...

    I can understand noise restrictions. Some high tuned glow engines are louder then large gassers, so banning gas engines does not seem fair.
    The club should get a meter and measure all engines -...
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    ...while packing up the planes to get to the...

    ...while packing up the planes to get to the field quick, I noticed one wheel was a little hard to turn. As a quick fix I wanted to spray some grease on it. Grabbed black paint instead and came late...
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    I went to the hobby shop 50 miles away to get...

    I went to the hobby shop 50 miles away to get only some fuel. To make sure I wouldn't buy more planes, I took the Corvette.
    Well, that huge box was hard to stow on the passengers seat and I had to...
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    I'd think it help a lot, but it needs to be real...

    I'd think it help a lot, but it needs to be real sturdy, you'll be hitting small stones, ice and other things at a high speed.
    And if you had to repair it all the time, it would take the fun out of...
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    I build an rc sled a long time ago. It was a...

    I build an rc sled a long time ago. It was a catamaran with 2 big rudders to steer. it looked nice and was fast with a 25 size engine.
    But it was almost impossible to steer, it didn't like to turn...
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  8. Later you will need more then 2 channels, maybe...

    Later you will need more then 2 channels, maybe an electric sailplane. add ailerons and you need 4 channels. It depends on your budget, but I'd recommend a 2.4 Ghz with at least 6 channels and you...
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    so when you plug a servo into the throttle port,...

    so when you plug a servo into the throttle port, it does nothing? I don't know your radio, does it have a throttle hold function?
    If not, the rx is likely bad. Find another rx. bind it to your...
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    I'd like to see a giant Horten 229 flying wing.

    I'd like to see a giant Horten 229 flying wing.
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    The person who suggested that gasoline engine are...

    The person who suggested that gasoline engine are more dangerous then glow or LiPo powered planes should bring proof for the statement. Otherwise he does not have a leg to stand on.
    The operating...
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    yep, much slower then any other site. And if you...

    yep, much slower then any other site. And if you click on the RcUniverse globe, it takes you to the forums page. It's been like this for quite a while.
    Not much going on here since the last...
  13. I have some Deans and I find it hard to get them...

    I have some Deans and I find it hard to get them apart without pulling on the leads. The XT60 have a little more grip, for higher loads I use bullet connectors.
    Plugs with a low resistance are less...
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    Hard to prove any of this without extensive...

    Hard to prove any of this without extensive tests.
    The closer you are to the rx, the less power you will need to jam the signal. But you had to feed in noise over the whole frequency spectrum...
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    Same here, my heli parts are in NJ, according to...

    Same here, my heli parts are in NJ, according to the tracking info. I see lots of people having the same problems, so no more orders from China for me.
    Of courser most people choose the cheapest...
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    to the op - you can make a simple test to rule...

    to the op - you can make a simple test to rule out the servo. Disconnect the throttle servo lead from the rx and run the engine with either moving the throttle by hand or a servo tester or separate...
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    +1 I don't know where the old wife's tale...

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    I don't know where the old wife's tale came from that you can not have any rc interference with a 2.4 Ghz receiver. You can very well feed in rf noise through the servo or battery leads....
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    What is this money being used for? The price...

    What is this money being used for? The price seems a little too high for making a video or online quiz...or what is the purpose?
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    I had lots of good experience with HK over the...

    I had lots of good experience with HK over the years. Most orders from China would arrive with 3 weeks.
    But lately they seem to have lots of problems.
    My last package was shipped 30 days after I...
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    I have the same problem. With the 30 orders...

    I have the same problem. With the 30 orders before I had no problems, but I ordered a few helicopter parts and they took more then 3 months, tracking does not work. They told me to go to my postal...
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    I make my own standoffs (aluminum round material...

    I make my own standoffs (aluminum round material from the hardware store) and remove the blind nuts in the fire wall. I take it your engine has a rail mount? the nuts will come out if you put a screw...
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    +1 there are lengthy discussions about 2 stroke...

    +1 there are lengthy discussions about 2 stroke oil on here. It pays off to spend some extra money to get a high quality oil.

    A few years ago I bought a used 4 stroke engine from someone who...
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    You'll find it easy to start this engine. A few...

    You'll find it easy to start this engine. A few flips with closed choke, ignition on and a few more flips until it fires and then you can open it and it should start right up.
    Most people never...
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    On some engines it's a little tricky, but you can...

    On some engines it's a little tricky, but you can mount a push rod to the choke and operate it with the cowling on. It may need a bracket or two, but it's a good option.
    Unless you want to be able...
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    It'll last a lot longer then that. A gallon of...

    It'll last a lot longer then that. A gallon of gas goes a long way, you had to fly a lot to burn that up in 30 days...but you can mix up less fuel.
    1 oz on a quart of gas makes 32:1
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