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  1. HMM three blades are better than two eh. ...

    HMM three blades are better than two eh. Someone should have told this fellow before he set a world FAI speed record few year back with a single blade.

    One thing for sure when thinking...
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    For those who balance on simple pivoting device...

    For those who balance on simple pivoting device (store bought or homemade) here are some examples of different airplanes that were either checked/balanced right side up or inverted as needed. ...
  3. I agree with j.duncker , you will net even note...

    I agree with j.duncker , you will net even note a difference. I have inherited all sorts of fuel at times and mixed with no worries.

    John
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    Sorry GB that is not the point of the original OP...

    Sorry GB that is not the point of the original OP either. His confusion was over balancing right side up/down on his device, that was the point and nothing to do with cost.

    I will never...
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    Ya sure, lifting a 33 pound ( I suppose that's...

    Ya sure, lifting a 33 pound ( I suppose that's what 15kg means) airplane with your arms about as far as you can reach and holding it long enough on two pinkies is as unrealistic as it gets and the...
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    Hi! come on Jaka! Your claim that the "best...

    Hi!
    come on Jaka! Your claim that the "best and easiest" way is using your fingers. Well now fine however that completely leaves out the individual and the airplane so your claim that there is...
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    :)Man I wish I had thought of that what a perfect...

    :)Man I wish I had thought of that what a perfect illustration of trying to balance the wrong way for the wing configuration.

    For those who may ask about a mid wing airplane: Easy just try...
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    Yes Tazzzz you are welcome and absolutely, ...

    Yes Tazzzz you are welcome and absolutely, that airplane is best checked upside down.

    Greg I have been so tempted to Pop for the Xicoy balancer system for some of my stuff it would be such a...
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    Just the basics' I have no clue as to what a...

    Just the basics' I have no clue as to what a GSS is but assume it is some sort of low wing airplane. typically if you try to balance a low wing right side up there is to much mass above the...
  10. OK you say it has never run for a few seconds...

    OK you say it has never run for a few seconds which requires a question and that is: is that needle limiting device functional and is it preventing the needle from closing completely then allowing...
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    http://www.centralhobbies.com/subcat.php?cat=FUEL%...

    http://www.centralhobbies.com/subcat.php?cat=FUEL%20SYSTEM&id=21&sub=41&s=1&s=1


    John
  12. OK first off you are not going to ruin your...

    OK first off you are not going to ruin your engine just by using the OS muffler, shoot it probably far better thatn those old heavy water pipes that were standard on so many of the ST engines.
    ...
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    I am certain that skylark-fler has it right that...

    I am certain that skylark-fler has it right that it is a Proctor Antic. The Antic was the first of the Proctor kits and it was available in two different sizes including a giant. They were non...
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    Just an opinion here: Too much prop and that...

    Just an opinion here: Too much prop and that is spoofing you into pushing the needle further.

    I used to run the second series 70 many years back on a cross country airplane (a tanked up...
  15. Thread: Wing Set

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    If the you landed the airplane and the center...

    If the you landed the airplane and the center section of the wing is failed then that wing should be subject for a pretty simple addition of a main spar doubler single or front and rear.

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    Is this what you are talking about? Do you...

    Is this what you are talking about? Do you have the plans sheet? This kit was when typically there was only a plans sheet and most kits did not include step by step written instructions. ...
  17. In years past we have done various non rulebook...

    In years past we have done various non rulebook races, Heck we even did a non rulebook slow Quickee quite a few years back Perhaps one form of race we did for about four years was a Senior Cadet...
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    Is this your receiver? ...

    Is this your receiver?

    http://hitecrcd.com/products/aircraft-radios-receivers-and-accessories/discontinued-aircraft-products/micro-05s-5-ch.-fm-single-conversion-receiver-with-auto-shift/product
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  19. Thread: old tool

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    2102388 2102389 Yes those were made right...

    2102388 2102389

    Yes those were made right here in Kingman Arizona. They shut down the foundry sometime in the late eighties. I still have three and still in use one in my electric flight...
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    Transporting airplanes in a towed automobile is...

    Transporting airplanes in a towed automobile is a bad idea ---- unless you use inside reflective opaque sun reflectors for all windows. Temps can easily soar over a 130 without and that is very...
  21. I have never heard of a diesel converstion for an...

    I have never heard of a diesel converstion for an OS .46 that would function on diesel or Jet A rather than a conventional kero mix for model engines. Is it a Davis Diesel head?

    To...
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    Depends on which servo. Those with plastic...

    Depends on which servo. Those with plastic output shafts use small metric sheet metal screws. Not very likely you find an exact replacement at the hardware store. The good news is you likely...
  23. My advice would be to pick a more appropriate...

    My advice would be to pick a more appropriate airplane for the mission, That ship is a very poor choice. First there is no way to avoid the poor optics of a typical molded windshield with...
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    Hi Fred good to hear from you and welcome to RCU....

    Hi Fred good to hear from you and welcome to RCU. It was you who wrote an article so many years ago in one of the model magazines on the avalible over the wire systems and inspired me to search...
  25. Greg the majority of the hardware used in current...

    Greg the majority of the hardware used in current arf's is metric keeping in mind for that tiny stuff some of the metrics are also half size increments, i.e. 5mm 5.5 mm 6mm and so on.

    Now if...
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