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    ;) the wire colors aren't important, you can plug...

    ;) the wire colors aren't important, you can plug the motor wires into the ESC either way. if the vehicle goes backwards when you command forward, swap the wires :)
    (GOOD catch on the esc!)
    I'll...
  2. it should be a very simple matter (although...

    it should be a very simple matter (although absolutely shame on hobby king) to replace the pushrods and Clevises (it's the crappy clevises, NOT hinges that are bad on that airframe.)
    you may be able...
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    I hope you got this fixed... a quick check of...

    I hope you got this fixed... a quick check of google shows Jester is very likely exactly right. Servo's go bad regularly.
    (the AS3X system, or any gyro does tend to be hard on servos)
    you could try...
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    I'd post the question in the rock crawler forum,...

    I'd post the question in the rock crawler forum, with a few IMPORTANT notes.. I googled your car kit, every one I've seen shows that it is a 540 size BRUSHED (NOT BrushLESS) ESC.

    EASY way to...
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    These are ARF's, not kits.. as most others, they...

    These are ARF's, not kits.. as most others, they come with what you order :) .. order the airframe, you get the airframe.
    order the motor / ESC as well and you get those too :)
    for the addiction I...
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    are you familiar with Precision Aerobatics? (the...

    are you familiar with Precision Aerobatics? (the company, not the discipline :) )
    I LOVE my AddictionX.
    3DHS has some outstanding offerings too
  7. +1... it can be a VERY simple check... over the...

    +1... it can be a VERY simple check... over the years I've gotten into the simple habit of putting the sticks in the right lower corners, before taxiing out.
    (full up/full LOW throttle/full right...
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    it should not be a difficult swap, (the motor)...

    it should not be a difficult swap, (the motor)
    the wire mod basically puts bigger wire from the battery to the motor and bypasses some much smaller gauge wire.
    makes it so you can hover with less...
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    I haven't changed any yet... but I DID do the...

    I haven't changed any yet... but I DID do the "wire mod".... unfortunately there have been reports of the little motor's lifespan being short / spotty.
    did your motor fail completely?
  10. Thread: Minnflyer

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    this is the LAST photo I have of that doggone...

    this is the LAST photo I have of that doggone 310... :) I swear he's got it with him....
    2008790
  11. thank you for the update, Mrs. Evans! My thoughts...

    thank you for the update, Mrs. Evans! My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    GET WELL SOON SHAUN!!!!!
  12. Thread: Minnflyer

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    agree... I miss the old booger... I Stopped at...

    agree... I miss the old booger... I Stopped at his Gravesite on Father's day and left him a Prop. :)
    (ok, and a pack of his favorite smokes too :) ) gone, but absolutely NOT forgotten!
  13. Thread: Help

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    definitely great advice! one minor thing... ...

    definitely great advice!
    one minor thing... stand BEHIND the airplane when checking! move the aileron stick (right hand stick) to the right, and the right aileron should go UP.
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    very nice work, both jeffEE and VG!

    very nice work, both jeffEE and VG!
  15. Thread: Planes

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    Davis Diesel has been doing diesel fuel for...

    Davis Diesel has been doing diesel fuel for decades. :)
    good stuff.
    http://www.davisdieseldevelopment.com/model_diesel_fuel.htm
    http://www.davisdieseldevelopment.com/product_price_list.htm
    ...
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    Here's a TBT pic.. :) my original Ultrasport,...

    Here's a TBT pic.. :) my original Ultrasport, with modified (blended) Vertical Fin (theoretically for better knife edge.... didn't work :) ) Flaps and (taildragger) retracts.
    pic was taken at West...
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    ;) Agreed, the addiction series (all 3 versions) ...

    ;) Agreed, the addiction series (all 3 versions) fly very VERY light.
    good luck in whatever you decide, just make sure to get out and go fly :)
  18. +1... think I was having an early 'senior...

    +1... think I was having an early 'senior moment' :) nonetheless, still not a terribly difficult engineering feat :)
    good luck however you decide to go!
  19. SAAAALUTE! man, Altus was almost 30 years ago for...

    SAAAALUTE! man, Altus was almost 30 years ago for me :) (1987)
    one thing I MUST point out RE your question, those two manufacturers in particular...
    Stick with Yellow Aircraft.
    I'm NOT a jet...
  20. you can't set flap servo speed with a futaba 8FG...

    you can't set flap servo speed with a futaba 8FG super. (unless you use the throttle channel for flaps... something you'd ONLY want to do with an unpowered glider.)

    you'll either need to use a...
  21. steerable tailwheel = no problem! 1998833

    steerable tailwheel = no problem!
    1998833
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    ONE single word: AddictionX ;)...

    ONE single word: AddictionX ;) http://www.precisionaerobatics.com/product_details.php?pid=635

    get the CF vortex generators, the motor and the prop for sure. UNBELIEVABLE performance, and uses (2)...
  23. USAF C-5 Flight Engineer Checking in :) I'll...

    USAF C-5 Flight Engineer Checking in :)

    I'll move this thread to the turbine forum, you'll get more responses there!
  24. Thread: Magnet ??

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    the most popular rare earth magnets are called...

    the most popular rare earth magnets are called 'Neodymium magnets' (these are the same magnets you'll find in brushless motors.)

    google is your friend here :) tons of online places sell them in a...
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    +1 Jester. the Tactic uses a WIRELESS buddy box...

    +1 Jester. the Tactic uses a WIRELESS buddy box system.... but is only compatible with other tactic radios.
    Spektrum / JR uses a simple 1/8 audio cable (like on earbud type headphones)
    Spektrum...
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