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    Spad skis

    Here are some quick and dirty coro skis!2082342 The 'spine' of the ski is just a piece of 3/8" plywood, some #6 screws to attach the corro, and a length of coat hanger on the bottom for a runner/skeg...
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    I have left my batteries and airplanes outside in...

    I have left my batteries and airplanes outside in my trailer all winter, for the last number of years. We regularly get -40' for extended periods of time....thats not a typo....In the fall before...
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    Wow, thats looks really nice! Where'd you find...

    Wow, thats looks really nice!
    Where'd you find those little pulleys?
  4. Greatl Idea rusty rivet! I modified my Kadet...

    Greatl Idea rusty rivet! I modified my Kadet Senior with 1/2 the kit's dihedral (what it is i can't remember). I also have flaps AND spoilers, similar to...
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    Thanks for all the tips! I've learned a whole...

    Thanks for all the tips! I've learned a whole lot!
    Props, I am using the fuse you gave me. It is very close in size to the plans I have I can make it work! This will be a very fun scale model, it...
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    Here are some pics of a full size, on Edo 4930...

    Here are some pics of a full size, on Edo 4930 floats. You can see where the pulleys are attached. Might give you some ideas.
    If you'd like more pics let me know.
    Don't forget to have a way to...
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    sheeting a wing with balsa

    Hello all,
    I'm scratch building a Twin Otter! Most of my building has been from kits, and those never had a sheeted wing. This wing is build traditional i'd say, ribs and spars, then to be sheeted...
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    I used turnigy nanotechs lifep04 rx packs...

    I used turnigy nanotechs lifep04 rx packs (2100mah, 1700mah and 1100mah) this season. All worked just fine, i like them a lot more than ni-mh's. I fly mostly sport planes, 40-60 size, non digital...
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    I have an OS 95AX in mine, it has TONS of power!...

    I have an OS 95AX in mine, it has TONS of power! A 20cc gas may be about eight, although a bit heavy maybe? I run a couple Zenoah G20's, get 12 minutes from an 8oz tank.
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    Go for it!!! I built a 'sea fury' if you could...

    Go for it!!!
    I built a 'sea fury' if you could call it that,powered it with a poulan 46cc........
    Fuse was a piece of downspout with foam ribs and wrapped in coro.20351722035173
    It did not fly...
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    What are your Twin Otters coming in at for...

    What are your Twin Otters coming in at for weight, with which engine choice?
    Im scratch building a twotter that is the same size as the H9 (model builder plans, but a fiberglass fuse from an old...
  12. How about a tethered balloon with a camera?

    How about a tethered balloon with a camera?
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    Ok, thanks. Yes those are the rx's I mostly use....

    Ok, thanks. Yes those are the rx's I mostly use. I have no complaints about this radio system, just wanted to make sure this was ok! I love this transmitter, it is way overkill for a sport flyer but...
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    Range check with SD-10G

    I'm running a SD-10G with various rx's in sport, balsa planes. I make sure to mount the antennas in an old piece of nyrod or similar at a 90' angle. I've had no glitches or problems in flight, but...
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    I have some spoilers on my Kadet Senior. I got...

    I have some spoilers on my Kadet Senior. I got them from Hobbyking. I run them off a small servo, a HS85 i believe. I installed them right behind the spar, and about 6" out from the center of the...
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    Here's a coroplast, 8' span thing that got beat...

    Here's a coroplast, 8' span thing that got beat around here for a bit. And when I say beat around, I mean.....hung up in a tree, having to cut the tree down (and about 10 others) to get it down,...
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    Very nice Otter sir! A unique aircraft to model,...

    Very nice Otter sir! A unique aircraft to model, not many kits or plans out there! Unionville Hobbies in Canada have a 96" span "fun scale" Otter kit/plans, and a smaller one too I believe.
    I...
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    I have enjoyed every Sig kit/plane i've built and...

    I have enjoyed every Sig kit/plane i've built and flown. Four star 40, 60, kadet senior (7 of them) and a Kommander! The four star 40 is my go to plane to have a fun, relaxing evening at the field.
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    RE: Any RV Flyers Here?

    I just did a test fight on a newly built RV-9A. It was a dream to fly!! I fly Twin Otters and Turbo Beavers for a living but i'd say the RV was as enjoyable as the DH products! I had not flown a...
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    RE: R/C Bush planes?

    Look for Unionville Hobbies kits.
    Can be bought new from Great Hobbies.
    They make a beaver, turbo beaver, norseman and an otter, all in different sizes. They are not the most scale of builds...
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    RE: Turbo Otter

    Hello skychief
    Nope, sorry! I was not eve a twinkle in daddy's eye during 'nam.
    The name comes from flying the Norseman. One of it's nicknames is thunder chicken, because it is loud and well,...
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    Turbo Otter

    Hello all,
    I thought I'd share a bit about my 8' Turbo Otter.
    It was built from a Unionville Hobbies DHC-3 Kit. I wanted something a little different so 'converted' it to a turbo otter! In the...
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    RE: Airtronics users

    Hello,
    I love my sd-10g.
    Using the -3 rx's, I am using old Airtronics 94102 servos with no problems. I tried many different hitec's (non digital) and most of them had problems finding center and...
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    RE: Extreme Cold Flying

    I've flown nitro and gas down to -20C (-5f) or so and all works fine, except for the fingers!
    We use some lighter fluid or WD-40 (just a quick squirt in the carb) to start easier.
    The 46cc...
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    RE: Seaplanes or Snow

    I love the fin/airfpil on the skis in the first post, pic 4. For giggles, search the net for DC-3 skis. They use the same, to keep the skis "flying" in the right position.
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