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    New killer micro delta

    Here is my high speed micro delta, constructed in 8 minutes from 1mm Depron foam. I think it has a top speed potential similar to some of the prop jets I see here, based on the horsepower available...
  2. It was flyable until boxing day here, then the...

    It was flyable until boxing day here, then the forecast said high winds for several days. And ice pellets too apparently. I just scooted in from two short parkie flights out back.. blah.
  3. Thread: The 24 year itch

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    Don't confuse spray cans of polyurethane or cans...

    Don't confuse spray cans of polyurethane or cans of brush on polyurethane this or that, with the two part automotive systems. There is quite difference in the properties of the finished films,...
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    BTW I wasn't trying to sound clever.. I can...

    BTW I wasn't trying to sound clever.. I can assure you these are no more than the fundamentals. My point was to encourage you to treat this with some suspicion until you have some evidence there is...
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    Glad you found one. I think I have a complete new...

    Glad you found one. I think I have a complete new Cub airframe but those are boring and don't have the nostalgic appeal of the PT-19.
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    For the curative (it's not a universal hardener)...

    For the curative (it's not a universal hardener) to have any effect, it has to find compatible sites on the other molecules with which to react to form the chains and branches of a polymeric network....
  7. Ooh, look at that.. Seems eager to go flying..

    Ooh, look at that.. Seems eager to go flying..
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    I have my doubts about the ability of isocyanate...

    I have my doubts about the ability of isocyanate curatives to cause any cross linking in household enamels.. gotta look into that one to be convinced. Don't add them to your 1/2a fuel because castor...
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    I once bought about $400 of balsa at dealer price...

    I once bought about $400 of balsa at dealer price to stock up my new workshop after we moved here. I requested primarily medium grade or medium light. 50% of the stuff I got was 6 lb or less.. but...
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    I can tell you from experience that carefully...

    I can tell you from experience that carefully wrapping a bushing of Al tape onto the motor shaft works quite well.. that's exactly how I have centered quite a few 1/2A & other props. Most common use...
  11. You could sign out the engines from a common...

    You could sign out the engines from a common pool, sleep with them and dream of the incredible aircraft you'll build someday, then when you get distracted by something else cool and shiny, just send...
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    I wasn't going to bid on it - I was offering one...

    I wasn't going to bid on it - I was offering one of mine in case you didn't get it but wanted it.

    If the engine is liking the 6.5x3.5, then I bet the APC 6.3x4 would work well. Fair bit of blade...
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    If you don't score that one, PM me.. :rolleyes:

    If you don't score that one, PM me.. :rolleyes:
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    The Space Hopper is close but the VA nudges it by...

    The Space Hopper is close but the VA nudges it by about 2 grams as I recall. I weighed them in a few months ago because I was not sure which was lighter. Actually I think I'll go dig them out now to...
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    You're starting to describe the wing on the...

    You're starting to describe the wing on the Toucan. Next thing CP will be whipping out hollow molded wings in 3 days, mold and all.
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    Yeah, a skinny fast Cyclon powered version is a...

    Yeah, a skinny fast Cyclon powered version is a natch.
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    Yeehah - it flew! Yet another done and test...

    Yeehah - it flew! Yet another done and test flown before the rest of us get our elbows off the table.

    So, gonna yank the AME and get a Cyclon in there on a combat prop?
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    These are bare minimum for warmth - just enough....

    These are bare minimum for warmth - just enough. But they made all the difference in the world in in the conditions last weekend anyhow. My starting bench was a 24" snowball with a groove for the...
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    Gloves that work for small RC?

    I found the first pair of gloves that have ever allowed me to prep, fuel, start, needle, launch and fly a 1/2A or smaller model without exposing bare flesh. I flew the foamie Sparrow Hawk/TD .020 on...
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    18mph? Sounds like a *****cat. One day I need to...

    18mph? Sounds like a *****cat. One day I need to resurrect my CX-11. Ran it once about 48 years ago, on a 7x3 something or other. I have a Baby Birdie fuselage from sometime in the 80's, with the...
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    I decided to join the club.. I snagged the...

    I decided to join the club.. I snagged the Chipmunk earlier, and an .074 NIB came up in the Canuck classifieds, it showed in the mail Friday.

    If I didn't snag the .074, an OS .10 was in the...
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    Lucky it wasn't up to speed yet. I dropped to...

    Lucky it wasn't up to speed yet.

    I dropped to the ground with Tx once as a Proctor Antic / .40FS tried to takeoff through my head. Got a little PO'ed at the pilot, suggested he look around himself...
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    I wonder if any of the F3 speed guys have ever...

    I wonder if any of the F3 speed guys have ever center punched a cow? I'd be surprised if it didn't shear the wings off on the way through.
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    I'd love to dive bomb some poor sucker with a...

    I'd love to dive bomb some poor sucker with a radar gun with the Toucan, and other things.

    Dave was that you telling me about the remote radar gun reading setup using a wireless cam? Sounds a bit...
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    Those aircraft are known for their "gentle"...

    Those aircraft are known for their "gentle" performance. This guy nearly made the Darwin awards with that botched effort.
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