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    I do realize that people have used the method...

    I do realize that people have used the method tacx describes successfully. However, that method is basically just letting the solvent in the Lusterkote evaporate before it has time to attack the...
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    Orange stuff gets made in a big run from time to...

    Orange stuff gets made in a big run from time to time, so it's only available after a production run and usually not for very long. It's not very good, but modelers who want cheap things buy it up as...
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    True, there are numerous products that will...

    True, there are numerous products that will adhere the fabric, but Stix-it lets you iron it on. Polytac, dope, WBPU, and a few other options are brush on products. The end result will be the same,...
  4. At your skill level with the planes you will be...

    At your skill level with the planes you will be flying, digital servos will be a waste. Digitals are great on aerobatic and 3D planes because they hold position better and give a more locked in feel....
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    You haven't said what your flying experience and...

    You haven't said what your flying experience and skills are, but given the topic I'm guessing you haven't been at this for a long time? To fix your plane, you really need to go through a basic...
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    I tested latex with lusterkote a few years ago...

    I tested latex with lusterkote a few years ago and it ate right through it. The acetone (at least that's what it smells like) in lusterkote will dissolve most enamels. Your best bet is to stick with...
  7. 2 stroke engines are pretty sensitive to their...

    2 stroke engines are pretty sensitive to their exhausts. The timing of those pressure pulses through the header has a big impact on the power they make. So I could see connecting multiple cylinders...
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    There is no way that moving a thrust line down...

    There is no way that moving a thrust line down would increase lift due to prop wash hitting the bottom of the wing. It's not physically possible for that to happen.

    The OP probably shouldn't go...
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    You shim the top two engine mount bolts so that...

    You shim the top two engine mount bolts so that the nose points more down. That's assuming, of course, that the thrustline is actually the problem. What's also very possible is that the plane is...
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    Thanks to everyone for using good punctuation....

    Thanks to everyone for using good punctuation. I'm not the police, but I value living in an environment safe from text talk and run on sentences. We have to think of the children!

    For the OP, an...
  11. I'd say the 1000 kv motor is the way to go. Under...

    I'd say the 1000 kv motor is the way to go. Under load with a full battery, you'll be turning a solid 11k rpm, which will let you choose some of the larger diameter props to pull that draggy airframe...
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    It's simple enough to check and see if it's RF...

    It's simple enough to check and see if it's RF noise or vibration. Run the engine with the wing off but the servos plugged in. That will let you see how the aileron servos act with the engine running...
  13. True, the only wood prop I've ever bought was for...

    True, the only wood prop I've ever bought was for my Cub which has a spinner nut. To get back on topic and contribute something, any spacer a person uses needs to be a high friction material so the...
  14. Every prop I've ever owned has been raised at the...

    Every prop I've ever owned has been raised at the back so that it doesn't touch the backplate. Nearly every plane anyone ever built winds up with a spinner on it, so the prop manufacturers design...
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    Depends on the plane. Have a look at the manual...

    Depends on the plane. Have a look at the manual and pick from the manufacturer's recommendations. For a draggy plane or for a plane you want a lot of vertical performance from, you'll want to stick...
  16. Inverted engines will run just as well as side...

    Inverted engines will run just as well as side mounted engines as long as the height relationship between the fuel tank and the spraybar is right. I've had multiple inverted engine planes that never...
  17. On most electric planes, you build a battery tray...

    On most electric planes, you build a battery tray that you attach the battery to with velcro. You then have a velcro battery strap wrapping around the tray and battery to make sure it stays. The...
  18. My first thought is that you're going to come out...

    My first thought is that you're going to come out too heavy. That's a small model, and you've already added a way over engineered battery compartment, lights, a GPS, and an Arduino. Consider making...
  19. What needle valve tweaking have you done?

    What needle valve tweaking have you done?
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    If you will do what I described, you will get a...

    If you will do what I described, you will get a smooth finish. The trick is to stretch it along the line where you are attaching it to the existing covering. That will pull the wrinkle out of that...
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    I've done a repair like this before. It can be...

    I've done a repair like this before. It can be done in one piece of covering. The trick is to use your heat gun for application and stretch the covering at the same time you are shrinking it. Iron...
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    Yep, trash all the electronics. They weren't that...

    Yep, trash all the electronics. They weren't that good when they were new, and they don't hold a candle to what's available now. I'd expect the engine to be ok once it's been degummed and a new glow...
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    I fly SPA with my Kaos, Speed, which I guess...

    I fly SPA with my Kaos, Speed, which I guess kinda qualifies as flying pattern. I haven't even heard of an F3A contest in my area in a good while, and I don't have one of those planes. Either way,...
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    Actually, the rated pitch is just an average of...

    Actually, the rated pitch is just an average of the pitch along the length of the blade, the theoretical distance the prop will pull the plane per revolution. Yes, the APC has more pitch in the...
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    It's wise to stick with the recommended battery...

    It's wise to stick with the recommended battery for your plane. There's a big weight difference between a 3200 and a 2200 which will make you have to shift components around to make it balance right,...
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