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  1. Thread: Low cost gas can

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    The lawn mower gas caps have a concave shape on...

    The lawn mower gas caps have a concave shape on top which makes it near impossible to get a good seal around the pump fitting. A cap for a weed trimmer is much better, as it is slightly convex and...
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    Looks like a Toledo Special from Horizon Hobby...

    Looks like a Toledo Special from Horizon Hobby (Hangar 9), but unfortunately no longer in production. You might find one for sale somewhere, private party, etc.
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    That's the way it goes: the best prop is the one...

    That's the way it goes: the best prop is the one that flies the plane to your satisfaction. :)
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    I use 17X6 or 17X8N. Regular 17X8 works, but the...

    I use 17X6 or 17X8N. Regular 17X8 works, but the plane is more difficult to slow down. 16X8 is fast with not as much "pull".
  5. This guy has a good reputation. You are the first...

    This guy has a good reputation. You are the first I have seen slamming him.
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    If it looks like a 10X24, it's probably a 5mm.

    If it looks like a 10X24, it's probably a 5mm.
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    SIG dummy engine is made for their 1/4 scale cub...

    SIG dummy engine is made for their 1/4 scale cub and their 1/4 Space Walker. My Seagull SW came with damaged dummy engine and I used the SIG version. It is much better. The trick is to find a way to...
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    Night Scream Back to basics: 12-15cm is not...

    Night Scream

    Back to basics: 12-15cm is not 1/2 inch. You are reading cm (centimeter) as mm (millimeter). 12-15 mm is about 1/2 inch. cm is about 10 times more.
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    There are some old threads on this model. If you...

    There are some old threads on this model. If you can find them, they would be enlightening. Consensus seems to be: good looking model, flies like a brick due to extreme weight needed to balance,...
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    Ditto on plugging one of the exhaust tubes and...

    Ditto on plugging one of the exhaust tubes and lower nitro. I had one that behaved as yours does. The engine does not like nitro. The less, the better. I ran 5%, as it was more readily available than...
  11. Speed recommended +.5 degrees, not +5 degrees.

    Speed recommended +.5 degrees, not +5 degrees.
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    20cc = 1.22 ci. My .91 Magnum 2 stroke turns a...

    20cc = 1.22 ci. My .91 Magnum 2 stroke turns a 15X6 prop at around 8600 rpm. My 20cc DLE turns a 17X6 at around 8500 rpm, as does my Zenoah G20. These are static rpm, don't know what the unloaded...
  13. I wouldn't fly without the struts. The roll rate...

    I wouldn't fly without the struts. The roll rate is gentle with that big wing, but snap rolls are surprisingly quick. The struts on mine look good and function well.

    edit: I forgot to mention I...
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    The newer cheaper ones are "made in China". The...

    The newer cheaper ones are "made in China". The previous ones are made in Taiwan. I haven't used any of the newer versions, so I have no experience as to how well they work. My guess is that if they...
  15. What he said! +1

    What he said!

    +1
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    RE: Quadra 35 carb?

    I have thoroughly researched the cork/choke process, and I am willing to share that wine cork needs to be trimmed down to size, but cork-with-cap from a brandy bottle is just about right. Of course,...
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    RE: Landing gear and push fod material

    If you use piano wire, be pepared to solder the connectors, as it does not bend easily.
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    RE: Engine help for big seaplane

    There is some benefit to using the mag engine on a pylon mount. With the CDI, where are you going to mount the ignition where it wont get wet?
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    RE: RCG 26 Heads up

    I had an identical failure, and mine occurred in flight. MIne was several years ago, an RCGF 26 bought from a reputable US dealer with good warranty service, but it was past warranty when this...
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    RE: O.S. Engines now made in China

    No, I didn't disassemble the engines. So sorry to mislead you. They just "looked" the same in my hand.
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    RE: O.S. Engines now made in China

    The ones I have seen in my LHS appear to have the same fit and finish as the japanese made, but they do not have the word "Japan" cast in the case.
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    RE: Will an ASP 61 Cylinder/Piston fit OS FX 61?

    Maybe now that OS 46, 55 and 65 AX series are built in China, they might be as reliable as the chinese built ASP/Magnums?...
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    RE: DynaFlite Super Decathlon Kit Bash and Build

    I built mine with a G38 up front. The plans allow some flexibility as to servo mount locations, I placed mine aft of the cabin, leaving a substantial space in the cabin for future detailing, should...
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    RE: Taxes on Internet sales

    No big deal if HK closes their USA warehouse, but what if Tower, Horizon and other US businesses do the same and ship only from their "off shore" warehouses? Another dagger in the heart of American...
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    RE: fuel fill valve?

    This is not a fuel dot. Fuel dot is not a fuel valve. Check around the sources like Tower and Horizon to learn about fuel dots. I use them all the time. I used to use fuel valves of various types and...
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