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  1. Thread: Thrust vs RPM

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    You are correct - it is not at all linear. In...

    You are correct - it is not at all linear. In fact, if I recall the old information on P120's that used to be out there, the last 50% of the thrust came in the last 5000 RPM or so.

    I think that...
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    Ha, with that 50's era Russian jet engine, I'd be...

    Ha, with that 50's era Russian jet engine, I'd be worried about it generating more FOD than it blew away... :rolleyes:

    Bob
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    Could you let us know if/when the plans might be...

    Could you let us know if/when the plans might be available - and/or let him know that there is interest?

    Thanks!
    Bob
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    Vin, I'm not sure about the FB, but with my...

    Vin,

    I'm not sure about the FB, but with my 110% Ziroli Panther (which is about the same size), I land with full flaps and body flaps - no speed brakes.

    The speed brakes are not needed for...
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    Actually, Bob Neal got those for us. He did get...

    Actually, Bob Neal got those for us. He did get them from some guy in Germany, I think. I'll forward this on to Bob and Marty via email and get them to chime in...

    Bob
  6. We had one with a solenoid that died. I wound up...

    We had one with a solenoid that died. I wound up fixing it myself with parts that I got from Todd at Dreamworks...

    Bob
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    Excellent! Good luck at Toledo and be sure to...

    Excellent! Good luck at Toledo and be sure to share the maiden flight!

    Bob
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    +1 - and that's part of my point - I was doing...

    +1 - and that's part of my point - I was doing all ARF's a few years ago and sort of chasing that "one more plane" syndrome, and I got burned out. I started thinking about what was missing, and...
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    The answer, yes, it will (somewhat) - see the...

    The answer, yes, it will (somewhat) - see the article by your's truly in the latest issue of Contrails...

    There will always be a place for ARFs, even for me, but personally, I've grown somewhat...
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    Even that's not the right thing though because...

    Even that's not the right thing though because now, you can fly at your local school yard or park, that isn't an "AMA sanctioned field" and as long as you fly within AMA rules, you're covered by AMA...
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    You're kidding, right? FPV wasn't even feasible...

    You're kidding, right? FPV wasn't even feasible at the hobby level 5 years ago, let alone 25 years ago! Besides, FPV was a natural evolution of technology, and in this country (to this point anyway),...
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    Check out AMA Document #550 - it clearly spells...

    Check out AMA Document #550 - it clearly spells out the requirement that an FPV pilot *MUST* have a spotter who is responsible for "see and avoid" with full-scale aircraft. It also clearly spells out...
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    The AMA is trying very hard to have the FAA...

    The AMA is trying very hard to have the FAA consider them to be part of the solution instead of being part of the problem. "Know before you fly" is a key element of that. It is not going to be...
  14. With a little imagination, some wood, and a...

    With a little imagination, some wood, and a sander, a Turbinator can be made to look a lot less "goofy."

    Bob

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  15. Where do you get that statistic? In my (very...

    Where do you get that statistic? In my (very normal) club, the ratio of Spektrum to any other radio is probably closer to one-to-one than 10-to one. Lots of guys are now flying the lesser brands like...
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    Jim, aren't you coming to fly, or is that for...

    Jim, aren't you coming to fly, or is that for your guests?

    Bob
  17. This has been discussed ad nauseum before, but...

    This has been discussed ad nauseum before, but the problem with Spektrum is that you *have* to do this to get a reliable link, whereas for all of the other 2.4 systems out there (FASST, JR DMSS,...
  18. Esprit models http://www.espritmodel.com/ ...

    Esprit models

    http://www.espritmodel.com/

    Bob
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    I haven't played around with the JR DMSS stuff...

    I haven't played around with the JR DMSS stuff (yet), but from what I've seen, it is really good.

    For simplicity's sake, and to use your existing servos, you want to go with a non-Xbus setup for...
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    I just bought one of these: ...

    I just bought one of these:

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Goodyear-12-Volt-Inflator-i6000/204814139

    It seems rugged. I'm going to power it with a 5000MAh 3-cell LiPo.

    Bob
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    Chic, I think I know what you are saying - the...

    Chic,

    I think I know what you are saying - the cable kind of "flips" up (or down) 90 degrees to where it is when the gear is down, and it won't flip back when the gear drops. Is that right?
    ...
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    The revoked waiver list is published in the...

    The revoked waiver list is published in the "members-only" section of the AMA web site.

    The waiver status of AMA members is printed on their AMA cards. Members have to show their AMA cards, with...
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    Yes, we have gone off-board too. We found that...

    Yes, we have gone off-board too. We found that the on-board tanks generally waste fuel as you usually have a lot left over at the end of the day that you just dump, but also, they are a fire hazard...
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    Yes, that's the one! I bought two when they had...

    Yes, that's the one! I bought two when they had them so I have a spare, glad I did. Did you find a source for those, or was that picture posted on RCU awhile back?

    If you get a valve that fits...
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    I use Jetboil fuel that I get at REI. Its the...

    I use Jetboil fuel that I get at REI. Its the same Butane/Propane mix as Powermax, so you don't need a regulator or to change any ECU settings. The trick is getting it out of the can - the fitting is...
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