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    Start off with 1 1/2 turns on each. You'll have...

    Start off with 1 1/2 turns on each. You'll have to fine tune after that.
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    I still have most of the Cristen Eagle but have...

    I still have most of the Cristen Eagle but have to make a cowl and canopy for it. One of those "to do" jobs.
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    Those Philips types that hit the bottom of the...

    Those Philips types that hit the bottom of the screw before the four sides, I take it and grind the tip down so the sides actually hit before the tip. Much less chance of slipping. Had to do this...
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    The Flash 3D is identical in every respedt other...

    The Flash 3D is identical in every respedt other than the flying stab, which is even made from the same EPP foam as the stab elevator. It worked so well I tried it on my Zoombi. Here it is with the...
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    I wonder how many here have actually tried it...

    I wonder how many here have actually tried it rather than just theorizing? The flying stab I showed above is the same planform as the stock Flash stab and the same throw. Like i said it would loop...
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    I've been using Bob Smith Finish Cure finishing...

    I've been using Bob Smith Finish Cure finishing epoxy for many yrs and works fine for your purposes. No need to thin it as it's already thin enough for glassing. The strength is in the composite...
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    No reason why it wouldn't work fine. Makes planes...

    No reason why it wouldn't work fine. Makes planes very stable when flying in the wind where you may not fly it otherwise, especially a warbird.. The gyro system wouldn't know whether it was balsa or...
  8. The 2 cell will draw less current. The C rating...

    The 2 cell will draw less current. The C rating of the batt is how many amps you can safely draw from the batt., not how many amps the motor will draw. The amp draw of the motor and the amp rating of...
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    Couple of mine over the years. The Byron Christen...

    Couple of mine over the years. The Byron Christen eagle I flew many years with a Quadra 52. Converted it to electric by stripping all the fiberglass off to lighten it up as it wasn't needed for...
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    That 55 amps is what the batt is capable of...

    That 55 amps is what the batt is capable of putting out. The motor is where the amps is being used. So the motor amps has to be rated at about 20% below the ESC at full throttle. So the motor...
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    I agree with you 100%. I took the rcvr out of it...

    I agree with you 100%. I took the rcvr out of it and put in an orange rcvr. Performs much better now. It flies on a rail so there's no need for the gyro system. I cranked up the throws on it and it...
  12. Back in the 50 when I was an apprentice aircraft...

    Back in the 50 when I was an apprentice aircraft mechanic, the oil was SAE 60, 80, and 100 weight. Back then there was no HD oil, just straight mineral oil, so your car would use, on an average #30...
  13. Quicksilver is just 20 grade oil with addatives...

    Quicksilver is just 20 grade oil with addatives for cleaning. The 2 strokes have the cleaners as well as addatives to handle the higher heat, synthetics and such.
  14. Back about a 100 yrs ago when I worked for a Merc...

    Back about a 100 yrs ago when I worked for a Merc dealer, the bottle said "not to be used for chainsaws" Back then, it was made by Quaker State for Quicksilver.
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    Just working on a Baby Blender. Test flew one a...

    Just working on a Baby Blender. Test flew one a while ago built by one of our lady members and it was a real treat to fly:) Working on one of my own. Not using the transfer block in order to build it...
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    Used to do exactly that with the drills, Jake. It...

    Used to do exactly that with the drills, Jake. It was standard procedure at one time. Afterwards I put the notches in the vice jaws for that purpose.
    Your right too Les. Piano wire 30, 40 yrs....
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    I was bending 1/16 piano wire with pliers long...

    I was bending 1/16 piano wire with pliers long before Z bend pliers and Dubro connectors were invented:)
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    I'm younger than you by one yr. Villa. Did the...

    I'm younger than you by one yr. Villa. Did the same thing with my vice many, many yrs. ago. Welders glove and a big hammer shows it whose boss.:)

    Gord.
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    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__19481__...

    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__19481__Turnigy_4000mAh_Spektrum_DX8_Intelligent_Transmitter_Pack_.html
    Been using this in my old DX8 and now the DX9 and it works well.
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    I have been running a pair of ECO 6-10 chargers...

    I have been running a pair of ECO 6-10 chargers from HK for many yrs with no problems. They would charge your 5000 ma batts in about 20 mins to 1/2 hr.
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    Some of the velcro has to good a grip, so I take...

    Some of the velcro has to good a grip, so I take a pair of scissors and cut some of the hair off the fuzzy side till I'm satisfied that it will hold in place without tearing it off the plane. When I...
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    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__12105__...

    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__12105__HobbyKing_ECO6_10_200W_10A_6S_Bal_Dis_Cyc_Charger_w_acc_.html

    I have two of these in use for many yrs. Up to 6 cells or I use them to charge two...
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    Another is the Visionaire. Everything already...

    Another is the Visionaire. Everything already installed including the rcvr. Just need a Spektrum trans. Ready to go in an hr. or two.
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    A few yrs ago we only used one ail on the pylon...

    A few yrs ago we only used one ail on the pylon racers. At high speed, not much authority needed.
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    I think it was already mentioned back there...

    I think it was already mentioned back there somewhere, but I scratch down at a corner with a ballpoint on the backing side and it will curl up.
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