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    If no one else does I'll try to get this for you...

    If no one else does I'll try to get this for you this evening. If I get distracted and fail to post the dimension please message me.

    Paul
  2. Thread: Epoxy tip

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    Hit up a church for a handful of communion cups...

    Hit up a church for a handful of communion cups for small amounts of epoxy and the dollar store for plastic "shot glasses" for larger amounts.
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    Very sorry for your loss. I have an Ultra Stick...

    Very sorry for your loss. I have an Ultra Stick 60 that I love to fly.

    As far a brown outs go they are a function of your battery power system, not the receiver. While some people have run tests...
  4. If the receiver lights are blinking it means that...

    If the receiver lights are blinking it means that there was a significant malfunction, such as a brown out. In the event of a brown out the receiver will Quick Connect and flash the LED's to let the...
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    http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/Default.aspx?Pr...

    http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=SPMR9900

    Obvious questions I'm sure we will have to wait to have answered:


    What is the projected release date of AirWare 2.0?
    What...
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    With two 1900 mAH flight batteries and a 2100 for...

    With two 1900 mAH flight batteries and a 2100 for the ignition you are well into the overkill range for battery capacity.

    One 1900 or 2100 would be enough for a lot of flight time including the...
  7. I haven't used any of them - yet. But a number of...

    I haven't used any of them - yet. But a number of good flyers with big planes at my club are using them, particularly the 772's.

    Nice prices and specs.

    No. Nobody is saying that they are as...
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    I certainly used a starter for the first start of...

    I certainly used a starter for the first start of the day, and most of the time. My NGH-17 is mounted upright so I can't give you any extra help there. I don't have any reason to believe that once...
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    I have a NGH 17cc and I would not dare run 40:1...

    I have a NGH 17cc and I would not dare run 40:1 anything in it. It, and some other smaller engines, use bushings rather than needle bearings on the connecting rod. Because of this they should be run...
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    +1 I don't even sew them. I just use spray...

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    I don't even sew them. I just use spray adhesive and turn them inside out so the glue joints are inside the bag.
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    For handhelds I love Bondhus....

    For handhelds I love Bondhus. http://www.amazon.com/Bondhus-10686-1-5-5mm-Balldriver-Screwdrivers/dp/B0006O4AD8/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1419117672&sr=8-7&keywords=bondhus+metric+ball

    They are not...
  12. Hang on to your seat for the upcoming over...

    Hang on to your seat for the upcoming over reaction where responsible pilots are lumped in with the idiots.

    Senator Feinstein writing to the FAA
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    Guerrilla Glue is wonderful for filling gaps in...

    Guerrilla Glue is wonderful for filling gaps in foam. Put a little in the crack and it will start to foam and expand. I will often put a little blue masking tape over the crack and the foam will only...
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    Big thumbs up on the Nord Locks. Your bolts will...

    Big thumbs up on the Nord Locks. Your bolts will not back out and they are reusable.
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    Perfect example. Thanks! I will have to admit...

    Perfect example. Thanks!

    I will have to admit that I've been tempted to throw two complete receiver systems into an airframe just to say I've done it.

    Paul
  16. Folks, let's all remember that personal attacks...

    Folks, let's all remember that personal attacks and calling people names and blatant insults do not belong on this forum - whether you are the OP or the many others that added nothing but venom.
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    mndless, just keep in mind that while you can...

    mndless, just keep in mind that while you can install and bind completely separate electrical and receiver systems, there is a point where the added equipment and complexity creates its own problems....
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    On top of that you can still simultaneously bind...

    On top of that you can still simultaneously bind to two separate receiver systems (each with their own redundant antennas) - if you're into overkill. With that you can do stuff like have each side of...
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    The FG33R3 is a gasoline engine.

    The FG33R3 is a gasoline engine.
  20. Andy, I think there has been some good discussion...

    Andy, I think there has been some good discussion and thought on this thread. In a different world your post would have been just fine. Unfortunately, some people are so over the top on brand loyalty...
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    Poll: A suggestion for improving the poll. More and...

    A suggestion for improving the poll.

    More and more transmitters are coming out with rigid dual diversity transmitter antennas. You might consider adding a "I use a transmitter with fixed dual...
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    Poll: I like your list. Just add poorly designed,...

    I like your list. Just add poorly designed, maintained, and installed electric systems - Such as 1100 mAh 4-cell NiMh receiver packs on planes with numerous servos, high power servos, or both.
    ...
  23. Jim Branaum - Pointing one end of the antenna...

    Jim Branaum - Pointing one end of the antenna toward the ground not any different than pointing it towards the sky. The power radiated off of each end of the antenna is essentially the same (the far...
  24. Here is another diagram of the radiation pattern...

    Here is another diagram of the radiation pattern on linear antennas.
    1988507

    The two circles are the cross section of the "doughnut" mentioned earlier. The punchline is that you want your antenna...
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    Poll: Another factor to consider: In rare, but...

    Another factor to consider:

    In rare, but significant cases, the seller should take into account the buyer's feedback from other sellers.
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