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  1. I've seen the planes, seen them brought out to...

    I've seen the planes, seen them brought out to the field, seen them put together, seen them run but have never seen one fly. I don't know much about them but it seems that they were as challenging...
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    There was a time when most modelers built planes...

    There was a time when most modelers built planes from kits or scratched their own. If one of these types receives a plane with some damage it's not too much of a problem, they'll fix it and move on....
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    2 Channel Cox powered Fun Fly event with a one...

    2 Channel Cox powered Fun Fly event with a one design aircraft flown at the next SMALL (2016). Imagine full throttle Limbo! YEA!
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    The Micro Pro had a toggle switch, a very high...

    The Micro Pro had a toggle switch, a very high quality toggle switch like in full scale jets, that required you to pull it up to change it's position. This switch, when activated put the radio in...
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    According to Aloft Hobbies, those buttons rarely...

    According to Aloft Hobbies, those buttons rarely fail. If they do, replacement buttons are a big $2.00 each. When you consider how ubiquitous these types of buttons are in everyday life and how...
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    You would of course be missing out on some "Game...

    You would of course be missing out on some "Game Changing" technology if you settled for just the module. Telemetry being the most important in my opinion. Nothing like your radio telling you in a...
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    +1 on Aloft Hobbies I also agree that Aloft...

    +1 on Aloft Hobbies

    I also agree that Aloft Hobbies is the place to buy FrSky stuff. They are very helpful if you have a problem and are price competitive with Chinese vendors considering...
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    Look for videos by Scott Page on youtube, lots of...

    Look for videos by Scott Page on youtube, lots of good info there!

    The Companion software also has a Wizard to help novice Taranis users set up the radio for their model. The latest software...
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    There are lots of Taranis related videos on...

    There are lots of Taranis related videos on youtube, tutorials and the like.

    The Taranis not only has voice notification but it also allows you to record anyone's voice to supply the...
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    As I understand it, all of the ones you mention...

    As I understand it, all of the ones you mention are the proprietary names the companies give to essentially the same technology which is frequency hopping. The early Spektrum radios transmitted on...
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    Don't forget the FrSky Taranis with it's open...

    Don't forget the FrSky Taranis with it's open source software, unlimited programming, telemetry, voice notifications, inexpensive accessories, parts availability, and active online community. ...
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    By the way, I'm scratch building a 2nd Top Dawg...

    By the way, I'm scratch building a 2nd Top Dawg with an Enya .09 and 4 channels of control to be flown by my FrSky Taranis. You might ask why build 2 Top Dawgs?

    Because after more than 40 years...
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    E-Dawg

    Here is a photo of my current build. It is the old Ken Willard Top Dawg vintage 1966 but updated to an E-Dawg for electric by Rich Uravitch and built from his short kit which is still available. I...
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    I don't care for Lusterkote myself. Too few...

    I don't care for Lusterkote myself. Too few colors, only fuel proof to 15%, only available as a spray and expensive. Nelson paint goes on with a foam brush, thins with tap water, fuel proof to 40%...
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    Nice job on the build! It's going to be a...

    Nice job on the build! It's going to be a beauty, I hope you post pics when it is finished.

    The Lockeed Vega is a great example of a plane that I don't think was often offered as a kit. A shame...
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    Kits are getting to be way too expensive. Build...

    Kits are getting to be way too expensive. Build from plans instead, they are usually free! Short kits are kind of in the middle and readily available from a variety of sources.
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    I'm an avid scratch builder but sometimes enjoy...

    I'm an avid scratch builder but sometimes enjoy the original ARFs, a kit! Modern day ARFs, not so much. Don't want one in my shop! I

    love to build so I see little point in the "Ready Built"...
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    Before it was an Excaliber it was called a Mars...

    Before it was an Excaliber it was called a Mars and was an RC version of a control line plane also called the Mars. The Mars was designed by the famous control line stunt pilot, Bob Palmer who also...
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    The owner of Nelson Paint is a professional yacht...

    The owner of Nelson Paint is a professional yacht painter who uses System 3 paints everyday, he is also a modeler. He distributes System 3 paint to modelers as a fuel proof, water based alternative...
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    Indeed that is true, but the point is Nelson...

    Indeed that is true, but the point is Nelson paint is in the business of selling to modelers. I think it is safe to assume that if the manufacturer changed the formula such that the chemical...
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    Why all the hassle about which hardware store...

    Why all the hassle about which hardware store paint is fuel proof and which color is fuel proof? Why not use fuel proof hobby paint from the start? At the very least, why not clear coat with a...
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    Raptureboy has the right idea. It's easier if...

    Raptureboy has the right idea. It's easier if you don't limit yourself to one place. Instead think of one place in the summer and another in the winter, or sell everything and live the life of a...
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    Micky: The Texas hill country is a great...

    Micky:

    The Texas hill country is a great place! The summers are a bit warm but this is one area that LONG winters are a good thing as they are very pleasant in the Hill Country. Be sure to check...
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    Nope, not impossible. Just a desire to live...

    Nope, not impossible. Just a desire to live somewhere that meets your most important desires, and a willingness to pack up and move there.

    I've seen too many retired folks that just "End Up"...
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