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    It probably wasn't invented to make a toy...

    It probably wasn't invented to make a toy airplane faster :p
    And I am not sure why but I am glad someone did it :)
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    Looks like the charger blew up. I was thinking...

    Looks like the charger blew up. I was thinking about buying a multi port charger.
    Do you know why ?
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    Nitro helps increasing the power to weight ratio...

    Nitro helps increasing the power to weight ratio and makes an engine easier to tune.
    Why fight about it? Maybe we can get the inventor of nitromethane to chime in here, can't we :cool:
    I guess we...
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    From the distance it's always hard to tell what's...

    From the distance it's always hard to tell what's wrong. Could be nothing but a small tuning issue.
    I'd try opening the LS needle just a tad (CCW).

    Also if the plane has been sitting for some...
  5. I have an old pattern plane, Airtrax 46, have an...

    I have an old pattern plane, Airtrax 46, have an OS 46 FX on this, great aerobatic plane.
    I might sell it....
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    You may have to adjust the carb even from one...

    You may have to adjust the carb even from one flight to the other, when temps, humidity, air pressure changes these little machines are affected and have to be tuned again.
    But you could as well...
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    Did you fly a 'real' trainer or just on the...

    Did you fly a 'real' trainer or just on the simulator?
    If you only have sim experience, you need to get practical experience before moving on to something else.
    A scale cub has some poor ground...
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    In the US it is more common to use 10 to 20 %...

    In the US it is more common to use 10 to 20 % nitro. Engines sold in the US (not sure if that's on all of them) have usually a shimmed head to lower compression for higher nitro contend commonly...
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    Main function is to gain power, secondary -it...

    Main function is to gain power, secondary -it makes tuning easier. And Nitromethane is readily available in Europe. It's expensive, you can purchase as much as you want as long as you can pay for it....
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    särpet - I agree. You can get nitro pretty much anywhere, it is just more expensive.
    I remember in Germany we had normally no more then 5% nitro in the fuel. Except some racers or rc cars, they got...
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    I'd be very interested in mixing my own fuel,...

    I'd be very interested in mixing my own fuel, just can not find any local sources and shipping makes it too expensive.
    I am very happy with my castor/synthetic blend with 15% nitro - I'd want the...
  12. Hard to tell, there are so many great flying...

    Hard to tell, there are so many great flying planes.

    This season it's the Reactor Bipe with a 1.20 four stroke,
    also very pleased with the newly maidened 'Geronimo', 2 meter version.
  13. Thread: Flight Box

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    When you fly glow, gas and electric the field box...

    When you fly glow, gas and electric the field box can't be big enough. I use a lawn mower battery for the engine starters, have a huge box on rolls. The fuel jug will not fit. I haven't found my...
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    Delta for Realflight

    Does anybody here have link for a download of a delta like SD, DD, Vortex for Realflight (I still use V5.5)?

    thanks
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    Yes, there is plenty of room in the fuselage. A...

    Yes, there is plenty of room in the fuselage. A turbine, edf or pulse jet would work...
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    2107883 root is about 3"

    2107883

    root is about 3"
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    http://www.btemodels.com/vortex.html I just...

    http://www.btemodels.com/vortex.html

    I just build one, very nice kit and great instructions. It's rather big and slower then DD or SD, good first delta.
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    I fellow club member just had the same luck -...

    I fellow club member just had the same luck - sold a Raptor 30 rx ready for $50 to some kid (I used to own this, just the blades were worth more).
    Kid showed up with the dad, seemed to be really...
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    Real Flight is a very good simulator. I learned a...

    Real Flight is a very good simulator. I learned a lot form this. After flying several hours on the sim I had maybe an hour on the buddy box before I soloed.
    Also I learned to fly helicopters with...
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    Like others suggested, a nearby club will get you...

    Like others suggested, a nearby club will get you started and keeps you interested.
    Anytime people just go and buy something, they crash and leave the hobby or simple get bored flying by themselves...
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    Worst experience was a Guillow's Piper Cherokee....

    Worst experience was a Guillow's Piper Cherokee. I admit, part of the problems where the fat fingers, but it was really hard to get things into place.
    After glueing several parts to my fingers, I...
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    Thanks, that help a lot. The Vortex is a fun...

    Thanks, that help a lot.

    The Vortex is a fun build, manual and plans are nicely done, parts fit perfectly. I am looking forward to get this in the air.

    What I'd like to have is a larger SD....
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    I wonder why we don't see more of these planes....

    I wonder why we don't see more of these planes. Simple design, lot of speed and fun.

    Right now I am building a BTE Vortex and will put an OS 91 FX with a Macs pipe on it. This won't be crazy...
  24. You will unlikely see a $20 rebate for being a...

    You will unlikely see a $20 rebate for being a 'low risk flyer' - only a small portion of the AMA dues is being used for insurance purposes, there are many other fixed costs. it just wouldn't cover...
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    You are not getting any smarter, 'plane Jim' no...

    You are not getting any smarter, 'plane Jim' no point in discussing this with you. I win.
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