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  1. How small a plane?

    How small a plane?
  2. Closed the shop this year. Not much wood left. ...

    Closed the shop this year. Not much wood left. No Super Maple, No RevUp, No Zinger.
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    From the period I would bet it is a Ziroli or...

    From the period I would bet it is a Ziroli or this http://www.eurekaaircraft.com/plan_kits/sap.htm too big to be a VK.
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    Gas is about 75% as powerful as glow; although...

    Gas is about 75% as powerful as glow; although they have gotten better. About the same glow four stroke to glow two stroke
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    Harbor Freight touchup gun. If there is a...

    Harbor Freight touchup gun. If there is a problem chunk and get another. I can make it work 95% as good as a $400 gun.
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    Don't move the stab an equal amount to make even....

    Don't move the stab an equal amount to make even. Creep up in it; probably about 1/3 of what is even will be about right.
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    If you did not have to adjust the compressions, i...

    If you did not have to adjust the compressions, i would make a scaled LeRhone looking or other rotary as 2 stroke diesel. it would solve a lot of complexity for a flying model.
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    Props in the OS manual are props that can fly...

    Props in the OS manual are props that can fly various airplanes and not destroy the engine. I have a friend who has done the same thing for electric saying "the book said." I have had three planes...
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    Is the prop in balance?

    Is the prop in balance?
  10. Thread: Opinions

    by TFF
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    You have to be more specific on which engines. A...

    You have to be more specific on which engines. A 4 stroke is about 75-80% as powerful as a equal 2 stroke. If you are comparing a OS 40 FP to a Saito 56. Way off as the 2 stroke is on the weak side...
  11. Kraft you have to open. If need it reversed, you...

    Kraft you have to open. If need it reversed, you have to swap two of the pot wires and the two motor wires. Get some kid with a DX6 to do that
  12. Thread: Covering in Linen

    by TFF
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    I have seen good colors at fabric stores. I have...

    I have seen good colors at fabric stores. I have never liked the weave; too corse. Take too much dope. I was going to silk my 1/4 Camel but went ahead with koverall. I thought of just putting silk...
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    There are many reasons to rotate the engine...

    There are many reasons to rotate the engine mounting. One is to get the carb and fuel tank in alignment. The needle valve spray bar should be at the same level as the center of the tank, from the...
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    Probably a helicopter

    Probably a helicopter
  15. No pic. You open it up and I think there are two...

    No pic. You open it up and I think there are two screws on the edge of the pot. Loosen and move; then move it back the other way as you went the wrong way. Ha. I cut out a Kwik Fli 1 to do the same...
  16. Thread: Ultracote Wrinkles

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    If you use too much heat it changes the makeup of...

    If you use too much heat it changes the makeup of the film. It will get loose in the sun. More than 350 and it changes.
  17. Thread: Vanguard vg4r help

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    It is probably economicly out of the question. It...

    It is probably economicly out of the question. It can be done but you would have to get lucky finding the parts.
  18. As long as there is room to tap, why not? It is...

    As long as there is room to tap, why not? It is a good experiment no matter what.
  19. Thread: sceptreflight

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    I like reading them too.

    I like reading them too.
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    As long as it makes you happy who cares? I do a...

    As long as it makes you happy who cares? I do a lot of different things but not everything. I would like to do some FF, but no one around here I know does to learn the details. I do some scale...
  21. Not the same engine but here is some like...

    Not the same engine but here is some like comparisons. http://www.seniorpattern.com/nl/2012-01-02.pdf http://www.seniorpattern.com/nl/2007-03-04.pdf
  22. Thread: Balsa USA Smoothie

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    http://www.mag-knight.com/diecutting/Steel_Rule_Di...

    http://www.mag-knight.com/diecutting/Steel_Rule_Dies.htm http://www.helmold.com/ if you want to die cut your own. I miss the die crushed kits; I would rather be building those than most of the...
  23. Thread: Balsa USA Smoothie

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    Knife and sandpaper. I just like building stuff.

    Knife and sandpaper. I just like building stuff.
  24. Thread: Balsa USA Smoothie

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    I like printed wood kits if the wood is not to...

    I like printed wood kits if the wood is not to hard. Planes like these are so easy to throw together, its nice to add a little craftsmanship.
  25. Thread: Balsa USA Smoothie

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    The new ones are die cut. Im pretty sure the old...

    The new ones are die cut. Im pretty sure the old ones are too. A little bit of carving too. I picked one up at their shop as I had a business trip in the area. I have not built it yet, but got it...
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