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  1. Thread: Pilot kits

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    I too thrive on balsa dust and pride myself on...

    I too thrive on balsa dust and pride myself on the skills that this wonderful hobby has helped develop me over decades.

    I remember many moons ago how interesting the discussions at the flying...
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    Bill looks like you had a great first day with...

    Bill looks like you had a great first day with your Beechcraft model

    I acquired this Staggerwing a few days from a fellow who had only flown it a couple of times. It is complete with the Robart...
  3. Thread: Pilot kits

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    Pilot Pt-19 and Tiger Moth for sale on ebay...

    Pilot Pt-19 and Tiger Moth for sale on ebay .................... worth a look

    ...
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    Arne, There is a wealth of info in this forum. I...

    Arne,
    There is a wealth of info in this forum. I too needed help to rebuild a crashed Ultimate and the very helpful guys sent all the drawings that I needed.

    I have included some of these so that...
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    Θα σε γράψουμε στο ταμείο μετάλλων ……………. Από...

    Θα σε γράψουμε στο ταμείο μετάλλων ……………. Από μοντελιστής έχεις εξελίχθη σε φαναριτζής.

    Μαλών η επομένη πτήση θα είναι χωρίς dead stick


    mike
  6. Thread: Pilot kits

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    Great Decathlon I am green with envy. It's a...

    Great Decathlon
    I am green with envy. It's a beauty.
    Share some tech info...........what engine..........what servos ....... etc

    Does someone have an un started kit that they could trace the...
  7. Thread: Pilot kits

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    It has been many years since the Lake but I do...

    It has been many years since the Lake but I do remember it as it was not just another model.
    I recall a weight issue, try to build it as light as possible (substitute balsa wherever you can)
    I used...
  8. Thread: Pilot kits

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    I really cannot remember how many of these kits I...

    I really cannot remember how many of these kits I have built back in their heyday. I built a lot for friends as well. The parts fit were such that you could complete frame up a typical .20 - .50 size...
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    FYI ...

    FYI

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Carl-Goldberg-Ultimate-10-300-Kit-/121312579716?pt=Radio_Control_Vehicles&hash=item1c3ecb1084

    kit is described as NIB but missing the cowl
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    24h is possibly too long…………but that depends on...

    24h is possibly too long…………but that depends on the capacity of the battery pack in mAh and the rate of charge from your charger. Or you have a smart charger that detects the pack has peaked and...
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    An 8 cell AA size NiMh pack is rated at 9.6 volts...

    An 8 cell AA size NiMh pack is rated at 9.6 volts because each cell is rated at 1.2V.
    Depending on the quality of the cells and their condition a fully charged cell may “offer” up to 1.4V for at its...
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    Dai, it is likely that they will claim the...

    Dai, it is likely that they will claim the rated 1.2V per cell (1.2V x 8cells = 9.6V)

    I recommend you change to LiFe batteries for your Tx (and RX)

    I did so some years ago and have never...
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    Thomas have a look at my modification for the...

    Thomas have a look at my modification for the strut mounting.
    It takes very little time for assembly and it is very sturdy.

    See my posts #932 935 940 1001 1002

    mike
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    Forget “crash proofness” if you beef it up here...

    Forget “crash proofness” if you beef it up here it will break there and so on.
    Simply build it to fly well.

    Use the metal 4mm bolts as possibly nylon ones of that size may be tasked to the...
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    I hear you Trevor…….I always replace all nuts,...

    I hear you Trevor…….I always replace all nuts, bolts etc with metric (I live in Greece)

    5mm bolts into M5 captive nuts will be more than adequate.

    Be very careful when you are drilling the...
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    Trevor, I enjoyed my Ultimate for years with the...

    Trevor, I enjoyed my Ultimate for years with the original wire top wing anchor without any problems. I had installed internal guides and the wire would slide effortlessly into place.

    Having said...
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    It is a MOKI but it is manufactured in Germany...

    It is a MOKI but it is manufactured in Germany (Airworld Modellbau). There is no relation to the Hungarian MOKI brand.
    http://www.airworld.online.de/Englisch/Index.htm

    These are high quality -...
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    It’s just ubiquities DLE 30 with an el-cheapo China after market muffler
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    Fabio
    Make your own engine standoff’s.

    I have a lathe in my shop and frequently make these components for my use and for friends.

    A local metal engineering shop should be able to turn a set...
  20. Thread: Pilot kits

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    Yasoo I built and flew a lot of pilot kits in...

    Yasoo
    I built and flew a lot of pilot kits in the past and still have a few kits to build.
    Currently half built I have a PT-19 kit and a NIB Ό scale Tiger Moth and some others.
    In the photo is a...
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    Fabio your last suggestion is the usual practice....

    Fabio your last suggestion is the usual practice.
    Cover the control surfaces with Solartex (or similar) add reinforcement tapes etc and paint.
    The end result will have a great scale effect.

    mike
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    RE: Carl Goldberg Ultimate 10-300 Brotherhood.

    <div style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt">I constructed two &ldquo;holders&rdquo; one for the fuel tank and one for the ignition module.

    These will be permanently glued in their appropriate locations,...
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    RE: Carl Goldberg Ultimate 10-300 Brotherhood.

    thunderboat, that looks like a really fine example of the Goldberg Ultimate.

    mike
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    RE: Carl Goldberg Ultimate 10-300 Brotherhood.

    <div style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt">The drawings have the distance from the firewall to the cowl lip at 5&rdquo;. The DLE is 5.43&rdquo; and with a bit of room between the carb and the firewall this...
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    RE: Carl Goldberg Ultimate 10-300 Brotherhood.

    <div style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt">From my point of view there are three ways to go about installing a DLE 20 on our Ultimate&rsquo;s.</div><div style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt">a) Simply bolt it on and...
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