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  1. Interesting and scary, I've never heard of that...

    Interesting and scary, I've never heard of that one. Did you switch to Jeti?
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    Of course, not all Swastika bearing German...

    Of course, not all Swastika bearing German aircraft are Nazi aircraft
    1970991
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    The Iron cross is not the same as the...

    The Iron cross is not the same as the Balkenkreuz. The Iron cross originates with the crusades era Teutonic order, if I recall correctly. Also, I don't think anyone here is talking about "supporting...
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    I'm and ARF guy, new to the hobby. I believe ARFs...

    I'm and ARF guy, new to the hobby. I believe ARFs are assembled, kits are built.

    I never would have considered building a kit until I attempted a motorbox repair on my balsa ARF. It was a bit of...
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    topspin, it might help to know exactly which type...

    topspin, it might help to know exactly which type of HK batteries you have had bad experiences with.
    I have not yet had an issue with my zippy or zippy compacts. I got one 4S called a Zippy Rhino...
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    This one?...

    This one?
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    The only examples I know of are builder's...

    The only examples I know of are builder's suppliers that don't sell out of the big box stores. Here are just a few.

    Pat's Custom Models
    JTEC
    Manzano Laser
    Carden
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    Our field sees the biggest HK impact in the form...

    Our field sees the biggest HK impact in the form of blue foam racers and combat planes. The interesting thing is most of the flying junk from HK is bought by the more experienced guys at the field...
  9. Thread: Prop Bitten

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    I think the number 1 rule of gun safety, that...

    I think the number 1 rule of gun safety, that all guns are always loaded is valuable for planes, especially electrics. I believe everyone ought to understand that the only way to handle firearms is...
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    Yes, I enjoy a cross with the wind at my back,...

    Yes, I enjoy a cross with the wind at my back, but it's all about the plane in the air and not me on the ground. For me, the point is understanding airspeed in order to enjoy the landing in either...
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    I only use an FH3 receiver with my high voltage...

    I only use an FH3 receiver with my high voltage servos. The FH1 receivers aren't rated for 7.4V, which is another item to consider.
    I believe Airtronics are selling off their stock of SD-10G radios...
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    I have the SD-10G, I never regretted buying it....

    I have the SD-10G, I never regretted buying it. The programming is awesome. Apparently, a couple of the guys at the field have a bad taste in their mouth from when Airtronics attempted to sell...
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    Sensei, here's my video. ...

    Sensei, here's my video.


    https://vimeo.com/82247966


    Thanks for the input, guys. Good to know no one is actually tail heavy! As always, it's great to read Hoss's stories.
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    I watched an excellent video interview series of...

    I watched an excellent video interview series of an SR-71 pilot.
    The plane would draw fuel from the longitudinally arranged fuel cells starting with the forward cell, going aft. The pilot had the...
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    I agree with lining up a long way off, ie giving...

    I agree with lining up a long way off, ie giving the plane plenty of time to slow itself down during the final approach.
    Here's a thought: ever notice the people that maintain a constant glide...
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    Highplanes, Good description. I wish I had...

    Highplanes,

    Good description.
    I wish I had known this earlier, i had find out from experience, the wind actually weathercocks the plane as it hits the vertical stabilizer from the side.
    I...
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    I was taught to use the throttle to control rate...

    I was taught to use the throttle to control rate of descent, like said earlier, and use the elevator for airspeed in exchange for altitude.
    Consistently managing touchdown speed starts with the...
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    Shirts Ink, it's time for your boys to man up and...

    Shirts Ink, it's time for your boys to man up and get it done. Especially the new guys.
    We usually mow on a big day like Sat when there's a club officer present to round up volunteers and shut down...
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    RE: flaperons and spolerones

    I think you made that distinction clear earlier in the thread.

    I think the real source of the ambiguity stems from whether the primary purpose of the "spoileron" is generating symmetrical lift,...
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    RE: flaperons and spolerones

    The spoilers on the F-14 Tomcat are used for roll control, at least at lower speeds, as no ailerons are fitted to the main wings. Still, I assume the primary roll control is provided by tailerons.
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