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  1. The guy at the hobby shop told you correctly. ...

    The guy at the hobby shop told you correctly. You should set your charger to 4s. trax de max is also correct about the charging current. Since the charging is completely handled by the balance...
  2. I had what seemed to be the very same problem...

    I had what seemed to be the very same problem with one of the elevator servos on a 100cc Extra 260. Every time I would exercise the servos, one side would overshoot and oscillate for about two or...
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    I'm with Gizmo and Dan - plus - it will be easier...

    I'm with Gizmo and Dan - plus - it will be easier to start. CH Ignitions is also a great source; I have had good dealings with them in the past.
  4. I suppose there are many ways, and I suspect that...

    I suppose there are many ways, and I suspect that you will get several suggestions from your post. Here's mine.

    I usually cut some 3X5 cards into 1" (or so) strips.
    Put a hole in one end of the...
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    What I have learned about switches: 1. ...

    What I have learned about switches:

    1. Always replace switches when you replace your batteries.
    2. Price does not always determine quality. (I preferred the construction of the Spektrum...
  6. Dan - I am sorry, I thought when you said that...

    Dan - I am sorry, I thought when you said that you had AutoCAD 14 that you meant AutoCAD 2014. I think that ACAD 14 was released sometime in 1997. I believe Windows was in release 95 around then,...
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    It looks like a model G1RL. That would be the...

    It looks like a model G1RL. That would be the civilian version of the military B1RD.

    Good find.
  8. I still run AutoCAD 2002 on my W7/64bit platform;...

    I still run AutoCAD 2002 on my W7/64bit platform; however, when I try to open drawings that were prepared in ACAD 2014 I get an incompatibility message. The older versions of AutoCAD are not...
  9. I've got a Zenoah G38 sitting in my workshop that...

    I've got a Zenoah G38 sitting in my workshop that is also looking for a home. In addition to the AMR kit mentioned by TomCrump, there is this one -...
  10. I have absolutely seen a laminar flow wing. Have...

    I have absolutely seen a laminar flow wing. Have you? Perhaps you could tell us how the determination of laminar vs. turbulent flow is made? I am sure it would enlighten us all.

    I'll go get...
  11. Sounds like you are finally catching on! In...

    Sounds like you are finally catching on! In vertical flight, the wings have zero contribution to lift, it's all engine.

    I'm gonna go get some popcorn now!
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    Nice job! Looking forward to the videos.

    Nice job! Looking forward to the videos.
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    Is this what you are looking for? I don't...

    Is this what you are looking for?


    I don't remember where I got these, but I think it was from some club somewhere. Wish I could give proper credit.
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    I have recently converted to the ElectroDynamics...

    I have recently converted to the ElectroDynamics switches when I changed over to LiFe 123 batteries. I get them from Hangtimes Hobbies along with the single lead 123 batteries so that I can balance...
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    I'm looking forward to seeing the build.

    I'm looking forward to seeing the build.
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    Good to know about the 517. Your description of...

    Good to know about the 517. Your description of "low headroom" on the signal voltage did not sound like my problem either. I did suspect that the connection on the position potentiometer was...
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    I have a 95cc Extra that uses a pair of older...

    I have a 95cc Extra that uses a pair of older Futaba FP S131S servos - one on each elevator half. They are Y connected to a Futaba R517FS receiver. After not flying the airplane for well over a...
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    If you do decide to build this, please consider a...

    If you do decide to build this, please consider a build thread. The AMR kits look like very well done kits. Also, the twin you are considering appears to be a real good candidate to be converted to...
  19. lean-run -- I use a Futaba R517FS receiver and...

    lean-run -- I use a Futaba R517FS receiver and various Futaba and HiTec servos on the 95cc gas installation described above. I have not had any problems with the 6.6v output from the 123LiFe...
  20. Check this out: ...

    Check this out: http://www.hangtimes.com/chargers.html

    The FMA Multi-4 12v does not have three ports, but does meet your other requirements. Also, at your charging levels, you can balance...
  21. Thanks, Mike --- It's good to know that your...

    Thanks, Mike --- It's good to know that your equipment has been reliable. After all, reliability is probably the most important part of maintaining a fleet of planes. You are right, the FMA Multi4...
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    It's been a long time since organic chemistry,...

    It's been a long time since organic chemistry, but I think that I remember nitro-methane requiring just a little oxygen in order for complete combustion. Without a little oxygen, I suspect that...
  23. Seems like that may be exactly what flyinwalenda...

    Seems like that may be exactly what flyinwalenda said. I'm not sure. Can you explain further?
  24. Assuming that the glow plug circuit draws 3 amps,...

    Assuming that the glow plug circuit draws 3 amps, and that 22 gauge stranded wire has a resistance of about 15 ohms per 1000 feet, the total voltage drop across the wire in your installation will be...
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    A balanced (stoichiometric) mixture of fuel and...

    A balanced (stoichiometric) mixture of fuel and air is one in which every molecule of fuel is consumed by a corresponding molecule of air and there are no fuel nor oxygen molecules left over in the...
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