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    KC, Yes, the thread will still be here whenever...

    KC, Yes, the thread will still be here whenever you come back later. You will have to do a search for it as it will have been pushed way back and would be hard to find. As soon as anyone makes a new...
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    KC, You missed my point. My goal was for you to...

    KC, You missed my point. My goal was for you to NOT lose either aircraft. No destroyed airplanes, no money lost ! My suggested approach was for you to gain valuable knowledge and experience with the...
  3. Thread: Epoxy tip

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    Is anyone besides me impressed with Jenny ? That...

    Is anyone besides me impressed with Jenny ? That girl knows her stuff, she's the real deal. She has answered a number of questions here on RCU and I have been impressed with her wealth of knowledge...
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    KC, After walking away for lunch and thinking...

    KC, After walking away for lunch and thinking about your plans I did a little research on your Apprentice trainer. I flew one several years ago for a fellow at my club field. He was having problems...
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    KC, Sounds like you're going in with your head on...

    KC, Sounds like you're going in with your head on straight. Don't be afraid to get someone with experience on extras to be your co-pilot on the maiden and on a flight or two until you see how...
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    KC, Used airplanes are sometimes a good buy for...

    KC, Used airplanes are sometimes a good buy for the price and I have bought a few used cars.... errrrr, I mean used model airplanes over the years. That option is something to consider but be aware...
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    RS, When it comes to Cubs, 2 stroke, 4 stroke,...

    RS, When it comes to Cubs, 2 stroke, 4 stroke, cloth cover, shiny cover, it doesn't matter I love them all; just like women, redhead, brunette, blonde, it doesn't matter I love them all !:cool:
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    R.S. Yes, biker BC is right. Hanger 9 has a...

    R.S. Yes, biker BC is right. Hanger 9 has a current 80" J-3 at $250. Horizon hobbies was out of them a short while ago but they may be in stock now. It is "shiney" Ultracote covered not cloth, looks...
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    RS, Great, I hope you get it. I am watching that...

    RS, Great, I hope you get it. I am watching that auction too, but just watching, I promise not to bid. After all the Cub talk with you on this site, I had to take my G.P. fabric covered Cub to the...
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    KC, Sometimes there is hidden wisdom in what on...

    KC, Sometimes there is hidden wisdom in what on the surface may seem like a smart ***** answer. Once you post a question you are the "OP" but it is not "your" thread. You have to accept all replys...
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    ratshooter, HANGER 9 ULTRA SERIES CUB...

    ratshooter, HANGER 9 ULTRA SERIES CUB ALERT...:cool:....... You once said "you wish you had a Hanger 9 Cub in your stash", well here"s your chance. There has just been a NIB 80" H-9 Ultra series J-3...
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    Epoxy is also "loosened with heat". :o No matter...

    Epoxy is also "loosened with heat". :o No matter what retainer system you use, the bolts must be properly torqued to start with.
  13. browntodde, NO,STOP! Do not pry it from your...

    browntodde, NO,STOP! Do not pry it from your son's hands. If your teenage son is showing an interest in this plane, by all means encourage, enable, support, and finance if need be his participation...
  14. Used trainers that have sat for awhile are not...

    Used trainers that have sat for awhile are not worth a lot, even low time non crashed examples. If your "accessory case" is a field box with a power panel and an electric starter, that adds sales...
  15. Do you think you could "pin" the hinges like some...

    Do you think you could "pin" the hinges like some do with flat and CA type hinges. Would that provide the extra holding power to be safe without completely removing and replacing the hinges? Just a...
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    ratshooter, I see your point that with this ARF...

    ratshooter, I see your point that with this ARF Cub now lacking the fabric covering, your motivation to "ARF it" is just not there. I do both kits and ARFs and can see why you say to yourself "I may...
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    The key to making Loctite work is to have both...

    The key to making Loctite work is to have both the bolt and the threaded hole (or nut) free of any oil. You must degrease them before Loctiting and assembling. On glo engine muffler bolts I also add...
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    My first build was a scratch build in about 1952...

    My first build was a scratch build in about 1952 at age 7 or 8. It was a simple stick and tissue, rubber powered plane with just a bigger stick for a fuselage. Plans were in a magazine, and I even...
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    One more "ditto" to what both CB and RS said. Do...

    One more "ditto" to what both CB and RS said. Do ARFs while learning to fly, and learn to build kits later. Both the Tower Hobby trainer and the Hobbico Superstar are good picks. Either will fly well...
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    Hi ratshooter, Yes, the discontinued G.P. fabric...

    Hi ratshooter, Yes, the discontinued G.P. fabric Cub required the wing struts be in place during flight. I have one that I purchased new from Tower Hobbies in November of 2001. I just went down to...
  21. Thread: muffler ext.

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    Instead of using the nylon tie wraps, I use a...

    Instead of using the nylon tie wraps, I use a wrap of .025" aircraft stainless steel safety wire to secure the extension. Loop the safety wire around the extension twice and twist it till snug with...
  22. Thread: Wing Set

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    I believe both 3 and 4 channel versions of this...

    I believe both 3 and 4 channel versions of this discontinued plane had a 48-49" wingspan, much smaller that it's glow powered cousin. Parts are NLA. Graves Hobby in Orlando, Florida still has a new...
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    Important piece of information relating to the...

    Important piece of information relating to the Cub ARF under discussion.............The new version is NOT branded as a GREAT PLANES. It is branded as a "TOWER HOBBIES Piper J-3 Cub". All the same...
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    ratshooter, The fabric covered Cub on page 41 of...

    ratshooter, The fabric covered Cub on page 41 of Tower's 2015 "big" yearly catalog is the now discontinued one. You will notice it is priced at $249.99 and is item #GPMA1311. If you go to Tower's...
  25. G.D., You pulled my post and I didn't say...

    G.D., You pulled my post and I didn't say anything about Dubro parts in it but no matter, if the guys who have one of these W.M. Spitfires say the hardware that comes with it should not be used then...
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