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    Best beer in the world. Only problem is that in...

    Best beer in the world. Only problem is that in this hemisphere you have to drink it while hanging from your feet.:D

    Seriously, thank you so much Rob.
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    A public Thank You to Rob2160

    A while back we were discussing beer and I mentioned that one of the Australian Army officers in my group had given me some Victoria Bitter (VB) and it was quite possibly the best beer I ever tasted....
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    Sadly the Hobby Town USA store near me went under...

    Sadly the Hobby Town USA store near me went under about three years ago. They were never great in terms of airplane stuff, they mostly carried trains and RC cars, and not very much in the way of RC...
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    Same here, that's why I have too many planes.;)

    Same here, that's why I have too many planes.;)
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    Thanks Rob, please let me know how much the beer...

    Thanks Rob, please let me know how much the beer and shipping costs.
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    Thanks Rob I just sent you a PM. The system...

    Thanks Rob I just sent you a PM. The system doesn't warn me that I have messages the way it used to and I rarely check so I'm glad you said something.

    John.
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    So I got this picture of one of Robs neighbors...

    So I got this picture of one of Robs neighbors getting into the Christmas spirit.. ;) Almost forgot it's summer there so have a VB for me.
  8. Sure, but do you have a custom red neck racing...

    Sure, but do you have a custom red neck racing seat like my 93 GT resto project?

    2054393
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    My upcoming build will be foam, a GWS Formosa 2. ...

    My upcoming build will be foam, a GWS Formosa 2. I'm not going to try and rip the wings off just going to give it enough hustle to make it a great pattern plane, I have a power setup that should do...
  10. Thread: rctruths

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    I'm fat, dumb, and happy, and getting ready to...

    I'm fat, dumb, and happy, and getting ready to build a couple of new planes in the next couple of weeks. I think Tdab hit the nail on the head over there. After reading the latest on RCT it looks...
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    I just saw that video and I do see the hatch...

    I just saw that video and I do see the hatch covers. That thing is really fast. It looks like you have to keep it moving at a pretty good clip on rough water but it is amazingly stable. That's...
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    By jove I think he's got it.

    By jove I think he's got it.
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    The outrigger in the tub is extremely cool but...

    The outrigger in the tub is extremely cool but how do you keep water out of the receiver?
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    A better question would be why not?

    A better question would be why not?
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    I have never built a fiberglass plane but I have...

    I have never built a fiberglass plane but I have used it for repairs. I agree that both foam and balsa have their strengths and weaknesses and I do fly both but I just think balsa planes fly...
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    I read Robs post and I felt like the response to...

    I read Robs post and I felt like the response to it was narrow minded and frankly, kind of childish. This is a very diverse hobby and there are plenty of people who are passionate about...
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    Thank you Frank. I built that bock in 2006 and...

    Thank you Frank. I built that bock in 2006 and it actually had a little AXI motor in it, back when AXI motors were expensive. I had a lot of fun with it at indoor fly-ins and just backyard flying. ...
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    Like Frank said, you can cut decals and trim out...

    Like Frank said, you can cut decals and trim out of monokote. I was never very good at it though since I lack artistic ability. I found I could make pretty decent stick on decals using a good photo...
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    Foam or Balsa

    I have built and flown lot of models over the years and in my experience Balsa just fly's better. Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of nice foam planes these days but they just don't fly like a...
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    I look at Harbor Freight as disposable tools. I...

    I look at Harbor Freight as disposable tools. I buy some but I never expect them to last.
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    I agree David that OS are top of the line. four...

    I agree David that OS are top of the line. four years ago I inherited some old stuff that included 1980 vintage OS .60 and .40, both were seized up. After soaking them in WD-40 and then cranking...
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    Good review Rob and I get what you are saying...

    Good review Rob and I get what you are saying about the utility of the program. I have tried Phoenix and RealFlight, both of those were pretty accurate although I only did fixed wing and no...
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    There are some people who will do anything for a...

    There are some people who will do anything for a buck or a freebie. There are others who will take a contrary position or attack someone just because they get some kind of warped satisfaction from...
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    Glad to see you finally posted something over...

    Glad to see you finally posted something over there, I was beginning to hear the crickets chirping.
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    I agree Gap Filling foam safe CA will work well...

    I agree Gap Filling foam safe CA will work well but be sure to get a bottle of kicker or it will take a while to set. My favorite glue for foam is the old GWS contact type cement. Don't know where...
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