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    I use hotglue for all of my foamies. It's...

    I use hotglue for all of my foamies. It's flexible enough to take some jolts without breaking. Works with all foams. For sheeting, I use water based contact cement in the can. It's light if you use...
  2. The local hobby shop carries the motors so I have...

    The local hobby shop carries the motors so I have half a dozen here in use with no problems. Biggest one is in a Visionaire and about 40 size.
  3. Gyro system is just another new TOOL. All those...

    Gyro system is just another new TOOL. All those student pilots who had to go home because it was too windy out, now at least have a chance for more air time. The plane with the gyro acts like it was...
  4. Or, tell him to get that little Cub with the gyro...

    Or, tell him to get that little Cub with the gyro system. Go out with him, trim it out for him and let him fly it with your training. I think one of the Cubs has a panic button to help newcomers get...
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    Not sure. A local gentleman from Cuba sends the...

    Not sure. A local gentleman from Cuba sends the stuff and distributes it appropriately. Quite a few yrs ago, they sent us a plaque of appreciation, in Spanish, that's hanging on the clubhouse wall....
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    Not that critical within reason. Usually ends up...

    Not that critical within reason. Usually ends up close to the CG at any rate as that's where the rcvr usually ends up. Gyro really works well on rudder keeping the plane in line on takeoff. Great for...
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    Our club sends gift boxes of older trans., rcvrs....

    Our club sends gift boxes of older trans., rcvrs. like 72 that would be obsolete here but they're glad to get it. Even RC stuff that doesn't get used much like tools, wheels, piano wire etc. A box is...
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    When I worked at the airport I drove a bicycle...

    When I worked at the airport I drove a bicycle back and forth 10 mi. to work. My uncle took pity on me and bought me a used 41 chev. for a 100 bucks. I once again had the world by the other cheek:)...
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    When I was an apprentice airplane mechanic back...

    When I was an apprentice airplane mechanic back around 1954 at the local airport, I was making $45.00 a week and thought I had the world by the arse.
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    Hook your batt up to the charger and set it for...

    Hook your batt up to the charger and set it for NIMH and start the charger. Keep a close eye on it as it won't take long to read over 6 volts. When it reads 6.5 volts, set it back to LIPO and it...
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    Here, when I was winding my own motors, making my...

    Here, when I was winding my own motors, making my own controllers and planes made from doorskins and insulation foam, such things made me feel like I had the world by the *****. It's called a hobby....
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    All is not lost. Here are some of the up and...

    All is not lost. Here are some of the up and comers flying at our indoor doo
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    Whenever I hear Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, I...

    Whenever I hear Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, I remember watching Gene Autry singing it on black and white TV back in the day.:D

    Gord.
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    Well, foam is a much more versatile method. From...

    Well, foam is a much more versatile method. From the 20 lb Byron Christen Eagle to the little fun foamies. Would be hard to do in balsa.:)
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    Used to fly with Hal Debolt and Ed Izzo in...

    Used to fly with Hal Debolt and Ed Izzo in nothern Newyork in the mid 60s. Ed got me into hotwiring foam wings which was just catching on back then..
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    Been at it for a while Just turned 78 today. I...

    Been at it for a while Just turned 78 today. I remember my old man coming back from England in 1946 with a rubber powered model made from fine wire and covered with silk. He worked on radar over...
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    The Deltaray is an excellent flier but the...

    The Deltaray is an excellent flier but the electronics is the pitts It was constantly acting up when I was trying to teach a fellow that had one. I ended up acquiring one and took the guts out and...
  18. Thread: DX7tx?

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    I had a DX7 and sold it when I bought the DX9....

    I had a DX7 and sold it when I bought the DX9. After a couple of months the DX9 took a dump and hat to send it in. Scrambling to get another radio, a buddy had a DX7 for sale. I bought it right off...
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    Even the old T33 couldn't get through the sound...

    Even the old T33 couldn't get through the sound barrier in a dive. A Souped up P47 got a little over 600 mph testing scimitar props in full throttle vertical dives.
  20. You learn your way around HK after a while and...

    You learn your way around HK after a while and learn what to pick and what to stay away from. Of course that goes for other retailers too. The HXT 500 and 900 servos are hard to beat, leaving the...
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    I remember in the old days when to get a little...

    I remember in the old days when to get a little wind penetration, we used to put a number of popsicle sticks under the back of the wing when the wing was held on with rubber bands. Love to have...
  22. I've tried all of those in many different planes...

    I've tried all of those in many different planes and found the Zippy Rhinos as the best all around batts for average use.
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    Being towed on a hanglider by snow machine on 300...

    Being towed on a hanglider by snow machine on 300 ft. of polypropylene clothesline was the ultimate rush. Felt I belonged there.:cool:
  24. I'd leave out the DX8 as it's a little behind the...

    I'd leave out the DX8 as it's a little behind the newer radios, with unlimited model memory, updates from computer, voice, etc. DX6,7s, 9, and on up depending on your needs.
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    The 3.17 mm comes out to 1/8 inch. This is where...

    The 3.17 mm comes out to 1/8 inch. This is where you have to be carefull picking the proper tapered collar.

    Gord.
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