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  1. Have someone else watch the plane while you walk...

    Have someone else watch the plane while you walk with the TX. DO a systematic control movement so if there is a missed beat it will not look like a random erratic movements. It can be hard to see...
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    For all the Pitts lovers, its the 70th...

    For all the Pitts lovers, its the 70th anniversary and is one of the themes at Oshkosh this year. They have 70 spots at about show center just for Pitts.
  3. Thread: Skyvan Question

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    You got how they are hinged.

    You got how they are hinged.
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    I did not pay attention, but they sure are not.

    I did not pay attention, but they sure are not.
  5. Unwind the rx. The PCM is going to filter. The...

    Unwind the rx. The PCM is going to filter. The straight FM is going to read what it thinks the signal is. I dont think anyone has removed the TX antenna for range testing since Kraft was king.
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    I have a friend who his real one; always cool to...

    I have a friend who his real one; always cool to play with.
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    When it comes to basics, its always hard to know...

    When it comes to basics, its always hard to know where someone is.
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    It can be a lame pilot, but no pilot gets...

    It can be a lame pilot, but no pilot gets reduction in flight realism score as an airplane cant fly without a pilot. Giving away points.
  9. Thread: Futaba 9CAP

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    Get an enloope replacement battery

    Get an enloope replacement battery
  10. Some people have machined off the covers so it...

    Some people have machined off the covers so it will look better in a vintage plane. You have to lubricate the rockers a bit as they will not self lubricate.
  11. Thread: eneloop batteries

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    1/10C is safe but you could go 1/5C. the problem...

    1/10C is safe but you could go 1/5C. the problem is wall-warts that 1/10C for 600mah cant break the threshold amps to charge for the big batterys.
  12. Thread: employment

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    I knew a few in my club who lost their jobs; the...

    I knew a few in my club who lost their jobs; the nice thing was one club member gave them some part time work until they got back to their professions. WhiteRook, at least you have some skills that...
  13. Thread: tower and JR

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    Horizon was started by ex Tower employees to...

    Horizon was started by ex Tower employees to compete with Tower. They realized how Tower was absorbing everything and got in to the game. JR was distributed by the old Circus Circus first.
  14. Thread: How about this.

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    You will all be sorry when my full scale Ugly...

    You will all be sorry when my full scale Ugly Stick is done and all the threads will be about how scale their US model is. Scale topics will be duplicating Monokote finish, sharp or soft radius' for...
  15. Thread: How about this.

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    How about this.

    How about this thing for a scale model?
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    Those look like nice planes.

    Those look like nice planes.
  17. Poll: Most people flying $2500 airplanes are not going...

    Most people flying $2500 airplanes are not going to save stuff. They will sell what they can. The under $500 per plane crowd will save it all. Neither crowd round cans good parts.
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    Scale tension and scale stiffness is tough to...

    Scale tension and scale stiffness is tough to achieve. You would need carbon spars for these thin wings to be stiff enough. The real airplanes have the wires tensioned in a specific order or they...
  19. Thread: Spezio Tuholer

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    http://www.airagestore.com/planes/plans/spezio-tuh...

    http://www.airagestore.com/planes/plans/spezio-tuholer.html
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    a streamlined flying wire is one big turnbuckle. ...

    a streamlined flying wire is one big turnbuckle. Each end has different threads so when you twist the wire it tightens or loosens at both ends. The streamline wire is the barrel. Mick Reeves ends...
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    It does fly well in the first video. Many dont...

    It does fly well in the first video. Many dont survive because many dont expect it not to fly like a sport plane. Heck it did not even flip on landing; its already a mutant.
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    VK DR1 and Camel have screws holding the stab on...

    VK DR1 and Camel have screws holding the stab on I figured the Neiuport did too.. You might revert back to that so shimming is not so bad. Some 2-56 screws and blind nuts a little this and that,...
  23. Thread: Spezio Tuholer

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    Cliff Tacie use to fly his plane in FAI back in...

    Cliff Tacie use to fly his plane in FAI back in the 70s/80s. His was immaculate. Was on the US team with this plane. It was designed when .60 was the largest engine for competition. I almost...
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    Im using the MR scale clevises that came in the...

    Im using the MR scale clevises that came in the kit. I have to backup. I was just looking at MRs web and maybe he is unwinding the flying wire to clevis and leaving the screws that attach them to...
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    MR system is easy; rig your plane, lock the...

    MR system is easy; rig your plane, lock the wires. When putting the plane together, there should be enough flex in the structure to pull the last wires tight, lightly man handle, and put the screw...
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