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    It's possible that epoxied on skin was heavy. ...

    It's possible that epoxied on skin was heavy. Epoxy really isn't needed for that job, but that and whether the balsa was heavy or light..... it's done.

    If you used iron on covering, then...
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    Well I'm baffled. Tower advertises two Flings. ...

    Well I'm baffled. Tower advertises two Flings. One is a 48" span the advertise as the "Fing Hand Launch Glider" for $80. The other is the "Fling DL Discus Launch" and has a 60" span. It's...
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    You mentioned the Fling. Hand/discus...

    You mentioned the Fling. Hand/discus launching won't start your flight at much altitude. You'll get a lot of landing practice, but not many long flights. Thermals don't happen constantly...
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    The Vista is a great deal. It comes with a...

    The Vista is a great deal. It comes with a suitable motor, esc, and prop. And it's a great thermal sailplane. And it's just over $100.

    It is a 2m which is the size glider where...
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    BTW, the OEM motor and esc have proven to be...

    BTW, the OEM motor and esc have proven to be good.

    One of the Vista flyers at the field swapped out motor and esc because he assumed they would be marginal. They aren't. His first replacement...
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    first Glider? Success is one requirement. ...

    first Glider?

    Success is one requirement. Want to have more success staying aloft? Don't get less than a 2m wingspan glider.

    Staying away from cheap also insures success.

    So...
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    The examples in the book don't include a wing...

    The examples in the book don't include a wing that is both swept and tapered, that's true. However, the system he shows works exactly the same for a combination. However, the final result Andy...
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    When you are young, you have neither the skills...

    When you are young, you have neither the skills nor the judgement required for many tasks.

    Rule making is a task for example.

    And you probably haven't noticed that the only place red cards...
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    There is more than one way to skin a cat. This...

    There is more than one way to skin a cat.

    This application is an easier way to find np and CG. You don't need to know the angles. You only need a yardstick or tape measure OR simply type in...
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    How big is your Taylor Corsair?

    How big is your Taylor Corsair?
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    All the "shock absorbing" struts I've used had...

    All the "shock absorbing" struts I've used had those setscrews. The flats I grind/file are about the diameter of the setscrew. The first ones I made up were Robarts which required cutting to...
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    Warbirds have a bad reputation actually. Lots...

    Warbirds have a bad reputation actually. Lots of the ARFs from the last decade or so actually were not overweight, or at least not so much they were particularly hard to fly. The numerous...
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    Your goal of flying warbirds is a worthy one. ...

    Your goal of flying warbirds is a worthy one. However, I'd suggest you start looking right now. H9 has provided for that market for years. Try to find one of them today. Great Planes the...
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    Tiger 60 is the best of the list, and there...

    Tiger 60 is the best of the list, and there aren't any slackers in the list.

    The price of the Phoenix Tiger ARF @ Tower is less than the kits of either size. Which means it'll save you even...
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    Don't bother with LADO. They don't seem to...

    Don't bother with LADO. They don't seem to understand the need for gear travel beyond 90degrees. The axis of rotation of the trunions is usually significantly aft within the frames, and the...
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    The mounting flanges need simple blocks of...

    The mounting flanges need simple blocks of hardwood under them that glued to the plywood rib supports inside the wing. iirc, when the Eflites replaced the last set of Wingspans not much trimming...
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    2170358 Electric retracts for Corsairs is a...

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    Electric retracts for Corsairs is a long, sad tale.

    However, you should take a look at the Eflite 90-120 95degree rotating electrics before dropping the curtain on presently...
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    Down one side? Not the best way. Problem...

    Down one side?

    Not the best way.

    Problem with foam and tape is how long will the tape hold. Running the tape down one side doesn't stress the tape when the surface is deflected away from the...
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    Nice work Andy This wasn't an easy one. ...

    Nice work Andy

    This wasn't an easy one.

    Running On Empty, so to speak, allowed AutoConfig to do the trick. The voice reports the current altitude and the MIN/MAX display shows the highest...
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    OK, I'll go try it that way...

    OK, I'll go try it that way...
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    BTW, to do this requires putting "Altitude" back...

    BTW, to do this requires putting "Altitude" back into the Telemetry menu. Which started voice reports of, "Altitude, no data" reports. And also allowed me to put "Altitude" over "RPM". Also...
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    OK, that's an easy plan to follow. Although I...

    OK, that's an easy plan to follow. Although I assumed it should start with no Altimeter daisy chained. And unplugged it.

    So after doing the new recipe, the Telemetry list showed "RPM"...
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    OK, before leaving to fly, I tried what you said....

    OK, before leaving to fly, I tried what you said. And I don't get the altimeter data reported on my DX7. It may be getting it, but it isn't showing or reporting verbally with just an Altimeter...
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    Thanks again. Ah so..... I had assumed the...

    Thanks again.

    Ah so..... I had assumed the Altimeter would have to be present and the Altimeter identified on the Telemetry Settings screen in the TX in order to get the voice altitude status...
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    Hey Andy, where do we send the present? I...

    Hey Andy, where do we send the present?

    I just called my flying buddy, the one who is going deaf. He didn't know about the main page volume control either. Talk about somebody who was...
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