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I've used those car packs before. Good source for...

I've used those car packs before. Good source for reliable, high capacity NiCd cells. I've pretty much eliminated Nixx batteries from my fleet these days though.

Regarding the 8700G, to its...
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Bad info you say? Let me address that! First, the...

Bad info you say? Let me address that! First, the 8700 G is a fairly heavy, metal geared coreless servo that looks like it should have lots of torque, but it doesn't! at 49.9 oz in. That is low...
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These were designed as a first generation heli...

These were designed as a first generation heli tail rotor servo. They are lightning fast but had very low torque plus they were rated for 4.8V. only which is an odd voltage these days with LiFe and...
Forum: Gas Engines 10-09-2017, 07:53 AM
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My experience with the side exhaust 20 pretty...

My experience with the side exhaust 20 pretty much parallels ahicks. I fly mine on a 11 pound 3DHS Velox and it just has unlimited vertical at that weight. I only use XOAR wood 176 props and have...
Forum: Kit Building 10-07-2017, 08:38 PM
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Posted By Truckracer
Yes I forgot about cutting the holes from both...

Yes I forgot about cutting the holes from both sides. Good call! Otherwise the bit may catch on the thin ply and tear it.
Forum: Gas Engines 10-07-2017, 11:13 AM
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Posted By Truckracer
A DLE 35 is a whole lot of engine for the $. I'd...

A DLE 35 is a whole lot of engine for the $. I'd also consider the EME 35.
Forum: Kit Building 10-06-2017, 01:27 PM
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Large Forstner bits will make perfect clean cut...

Large Forstner bits will make perfect clean cut holes that look like they were cut with laser precision. The bits are a bit expensive but well worth it if you are cutting quite a few holes. I have...
Forum: Gas Engines 10-06-2017, 11:11 AM
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Posted By Truckracer
Some cheap conventional oils still smoke like...

Some cheap conventional oils still smoke like crazy at any ratio.
Forum: Gas Engines 10-05-2017, 10:23 AM
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Posted By Truckracer
Red Line racing oil is probably the most popular...

Red Line racing oil is probably the most popular oil these days followed by Stihl Ultra. There are many good quality oils out there and these are just two of them. Red Line is noted for extremely low...
Forum: Gas Engines 10-04-2017, 06:40 PM
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Posted By Truckracer
Sure that should work but it might be just barely...

Sure that should work but it might be just barely adequate.
Forum: Golden Age, Vintage & Antique RC 10-04-2017, 08:27 AM
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I'm not sure about Pro Line's approach to...

I'm not sure about Pro Line's approach to receiver / decoder design as I have never seen their schematics. I was part of a discussion with Phil Kraft at Toledo in the early 70's regarding receiver...
Forum: Golden Age, Vintage & Antique RC 10-03-2017, 09:33 AM
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Posted By Truckracer
My problems were mainly centered around the...

My problems were mainly centered around the servos. Though Kraft mechanics, the electronics and pots were all Pro Line .... actually more similar to EK than Kraft. For my radio, Pro Line had just...
Forum: Golden Age, Vintage & Antique RC 10-02-2017, 06:40 PM
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Posted By Truckracer
Responding to an old post but much of the above...

Responding to an old post but much of the above also reflected my experience with Pro Line. In the early 70's and in my early 20's, I didn't have a lot of money but thought I needed a Pro Line radio...
Forum: Gas Engines 10-02-2017, 06:28 PM
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Posted By Truckracer
I tend to agree with that. I pretty much treat...

I tend to agree with that. I pretty much treat the engine above and below the ring as two different worlds.
Forum: Gas Engines 10-02-2017, 03:38 PM
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Posted By Truckracer
Some call it secondary compression. I've heard...

Some call it secondary compression. I've heard other terms but my brain doesn't seem to recall them right now.

You can hear normal bypass action (from crankcase compression) just by listening to...
Forum: Gas Engines 09-27-2017, 06:06 AM
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Posted By Truckracer
Ck1, much of what you reported about the small...

Ck1, much of what you reported about the small plugs was typical when they were used with an adapter insert in place of a larger plug. This reduced chamber volume a bit along with a bit less than...
Forum: Gas Engines 09-27-2017, 05:49 AM
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Posted By Truckracer
As with so many things in life, had we only known...

As with so many things in life, had we only known then what we know now, what could have been. My dad had a huge barn that was largely unused after about 1970 and it would have been a great warehouse...
Forum: Gas Engines 09-26-2017, 06:53 PM
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Posted By Truckracer
Back in the day I built several street engines...

Back in the day I built several street engines using large Holley or Rochester 2 bbl carbs on 4bbl manifolds. Fantastic throttle response and hard to beat in a stop light to stop light race. I often...
Forum: Gas Engines 09-26-2017, 08:22 AM
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Posted By Truckracer
I'm a little concerned about the green residue...

I'm a little concerned about the green residue you found on the screen. Some oil's or contaminants can cause a film on the screen. This film restricts the flow of fuel through the screen even though...
Forum: Gas Engines 09-21-2017, 05:31 PM
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Posted By Truckracer
Mine just used set screws.

Mine just used set screws.
Forum: Gas Engines 09-20-2017, 07:46 PM
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Posted By Truckracer
Surprised no one has mentioned the Tech Aero...

Surprised no one has mentioned the Tech Aero IBEC. Many consider it the standard of the industry for dependability and reliability. No case but the way it is made, it really doesn't need one.
Forum: RC Scale Aircraft 09-11-2017, 11:32 AM
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Posted By Truckracer
I no longer remember the exact weight but the one...

I no longer remember the exact weight but the one I flew for several years was well over 30 pounds and flew extremely well. Sergio, that is a beautiful airplane! Enjoy!
Forum: Gas Engines 09-03-2017, 07:12 PM
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Posted By Truckracer
The new carb can be most any Walbro carb from a...

The new carb can be most any Walbro carb from a similar sized engine. You really only need to know whether the engine uses an internal or external pulse to the carb pump. Check Mile High RC or Valley...
Forum: Gas Engines 08-30-2017, 05:26 PM
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Posted By Truckracer
A lean HS needle can contribute to the problem.

A lean HS needle can contribute to the problem.
Forum: Gas Engines 08-27-2017, 08:21 AM
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Posted By Truckracer
First, I would call DA for suggestions as they...

First, I would call DA for suggestions as they are the last ones who touched the engine before returning it to you. Give them a chance to resolve the problem.

Second, double check to see the...
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