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    RE: balsa usa experience

    I have placed two orders of wood to them and the wood has been really good quality. I will continue working with them.
  2. RE: Any one using JBA075A or dependable substitute?

    Thanks to everyone for your feedback. It has been very helpfull.
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    RE: RCM Ultra Sport 60 mods

    For those following this thread, here is the update and pictures.

    I took my time to think about the aileron servo trays. I made the decision to go with a design where the servo is almost flush...
  4. RE: 3 great plane Kits I finsised this weekend!!!

    Brent,

    This is what I did to save weight:

    1. Don't use wheel pants.
    2. Replace rubber wheels for 2-1/2 foam wheels, I saved one full oz for $5.00
    3. Cut the extra material at tips of...
  5. Any one using JBA075A or dependable substitute?

    I would like to power my US60 (under construction) with a 0.75 engine. I would like it to be a TH-0.75 but still out-of-stock. So, I have been searching for possible substitutions.

    I see the...
  6. RE: 3 great plane Kits I finsised this weekend!!!

    Brent,

    7lbs and 9oz with a 55AX? That weight is out of GP's expected weight range of 6 to 7lbs. Are you sure it is not 6lbs and 9oz with that 55AX?

    I have read about people getting...
  7. RE: 3 great plane Kits I finsised this weekend!!!

    I totally agree with the assessment. I have a 0.90 2-stroke in mine and it is more than enough power. She has unlimited vertical at 3/4 stick while a bit thirsty with less than 9 mins flight time. ...
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    RE: RCM Ultra Sport 60 mods

    Hi ckangaroo70,

    Thank you for your compliments.

    Here is the update. I have completed the installation of torque rods for flaps. I will continue with flaps, ailerons, and servo trays for...
  9. RE: 3 great plane Kits I finsised this weekend!!!

    Brent,

    With you building many planes at one time, you are the worth of two or more builders.

    Take care of building on a flat surface and fit all parts better than before and your new...
  10. RE: 3 great plane Kits I finsised this weekend!!!

    Hi Brent,

    Yes, I am still around. I am so happy for you. I am seeing your nice Giles and company. Tell us more about the final setup on each model. You know, weight, engines, tank size,...
  11. RE: Need Mechanical Retract Installation Diagrams

    EG,

    This is what I have done, I have downloaded different building instructions from various manufacturers of kits that use retracts. I have also checked out at pictures of different builds...
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    RE: RCM Ultra Sport 60 mods

    Completing wheel wells and test fitting retracts. Retracts alignment looks about right. It will require a minor adjustment. I will do it when I install the servo for the retracts.
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    RE: RCM Ultra Sport 60 mods

    After a forced break due to IKE, I am joining the wing halves and opening the wheel wells.

    Edited to add more pictures.
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    RE: RCM Ultra Sport 60 mods

    Wow...I've have been having fun sanding both wings while trying to keep my working are free of balsa dust.

    I am now touching up leading and trailing edges to obtain good symmetry between wing...
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    RE: Thankyou Great Planes!!!

    Walt,

    Yes, I am building one. I sent you a PM.

    Pedro
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    RE: "Raptured" my Rapture 40

    Personally, I prefer less hazardous cleaning techniques. I use dawn power disolver for cleaning up my engines. Because it is caustic base, it still can make your hand itchy if your skin is exposed...
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    RE: "Raptured" my Rapture 40

    Norfolk,

    Good to hear you are back in the air. In regard to the engine, I would post the your problem in the glow engines support forum.

    If your engine runs okay in the ground when hot,...
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    RE: RCM Ultra Sport 60 mods

    Mike,

    Thanks for the input.

    Yes, I am using the LE root and tip templates for shaping the LE. Those long GP sanding bars are appropriated for the task.

    Pedro
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    RE: RCM Ultra Sport 60 mods

    I have finished sanding one wing. LE has been sanded to finish. Wing tip is also finished. However, I am not sure how rounded I should made the wing tip. I am working on finishing sanding the...
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    RE: SK ENGINES

    Stevo,

    I had a similar problem wiht my SK-90 which could not rev up above 8500 RPM. My problem was on the silencer, I am using a pitts and I had reduced the area of the outlets trying to get...
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    RE: Pattern trimming 101

    I agree with you Tim in the sense that trimming gets confusing when you look at all different approaches. Some procedures start with pre-determined incidences (Hebert's) and finish with C.G. while...
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    RE: Positive wing incidence

    I want to start pattern and recently finished my model. I am about to start trimming the plane. If the NSRCA trim guide is wrong.

    - What do we do?

    - What do we use to guide us in the...
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    RE: RCM Ultra Sport 60 mods

    I was able to continue working on the US60 this weekend. The LE is being roughly prepared for final sanding and shape using the LE template.
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    RE: *Airtronics RD8000 2.4 GHz*

    Bruce,

    It was cloudy today. It rain came down early at dawn. I hope it will be dried this weekend.
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    RE: *Airtronics RD8000 2.4 GHz*

    Mike G, gaRCfield, and Bruce,

    Thanks so much for providing the information I needed. Based on your information I have decided to wait. I already have what I need for the first classes in...
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