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    I think Eagle has the solution.

    I think Eagle has the solution.
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    Check that lever position in the first picture....

    Check that lever position in the first picture. It should be NO HIGHER than the top of the carb. Measure with a straight edge to be sure. It looks high to me.. maybe its just the angle of the...
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    Leave it!! The proof is in the pudding aka...

    Leave it!! The proof is in the pudding aka flight. I think you are fine now :) Congrats.
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    Reducing down thrust won't increase climb. The...

    Reducing down thrust won't increase climb. The delta of down thrust and wing incidence = lift. If you had zero down thrust and zero incidence you would have less lift. So increasing each increases...
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    I would reduce the down thrust by two degrees and...

    I would reduce the down thrust by two degrees and see how it flies. It may fly just great that way. I can't tell from your video if your cowl front is perpendicular to your crank shaft. It is on...
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    Rather than changing the stab for now try...

    Rather than changing the stab for now try reducing the down thrust of the engine.
    I believe the full scale had 2 degrees pos on the top wing and 3 degrees pos on the bottom wing.
    What reducing...
  7. There's an entire thread on just the Horizon...

    There's an entire thread on just the Horizon Spit. Lots of information in that thread. Every thing you want to know.
    Why is it better? To my eyes it looks a lot more like a Spit. The world models?...
  8. have you looked at the Horizon Hobby Spit?.....

    have you looked at the Horizon Hobby Spit?.. similar but maybe better..
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    Jim. thank you , Do as Jim did and maybe...

    Jim. thank you ,

    Do as Jim did and maybe adjust the stab to about 2 degrees positive. Both the wing and stab should be positive.
    don't try to trim the plane to fly level at full throttle...
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    The Positive Upper wing incidence is correct for...

    The Positive Upper wing incidence is correct for a WWI plane.
    The Incidence for the engine should be 0. the tail plane is probably + (?)degrees too. If the engine is 0 and the wing +3 degrees you...
  11. Thread: WWI Planes

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    Don, maybe you have been over seas too long....

    Don, maybe you have been over seas too long. Eighty inches might seem big enough until you get aroun a lot of larger planes. That's when the perception changes.
    Besides,the discussion/debate,over...
  12. Thread: WWI Planes

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    FireB. Yes I've been admiring his work on the...

    FireB. Yes I've been admiring his work on the tripe. Really great work! I'm jealous! lol
    I just made the pullies to simulate the cable controls in the wings. Now I need to make the brackets they...
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    Vert, well said. Man that 152 sure has some...

    Vert, well said.
    Man that 152 sure has some wing to it!
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    Well Don 1/6 WWI planes are kind of small now...

    Well Don 1/6 WWI planes are kind of small now adays. That's one of the problems. Any plane can be given a scale outline with out a lot of extra work. But you know that :)
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    Glen had been producing kits for a long time...

    Glen had been producing kits for a long time until recently. Unlike BUSA kiss kit business was always a second job. People still want his kits, make no mistake about it. Maybe he'll return to it...
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    Oh for sure many P40s are weathered. His...

    Oh for sure many P40s are weathered. His weathering job looks better to me now that I have seen different photos. It just that I've also seen planes that were so over the top weathered they looked...
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    Wouldn't it be better to change out the gear for...

    Wouldn't it be better to change out the gear for either Robert, century jer, or Sierra? Is that possible? If you sell the engine you are still going to have a plane with not so good gear.
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    The only real difference is if you prop by hand....

    The only real difference is if you prop by hand. With No spring or no starter the EI version will be easier to start. The Mag version requires a faster prop speed to generate sufficient voltage to...
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    Take a look at the competition in the For Sale...

    Take a look at the competition in the For Sale ads. That should give you a fair idea of it's worth.
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    There are a ton of,pictures on the net. Or buy a...

    There are a ton of,pictures on the net. Or buy a book? Lots,of those too.
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    Looks better sitting out like that. Good job.

    Looks better sitting out like that. Good job.
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    As to a Formula for expo. I would suggest you...

    As to a Formula for expo. I would suggest you set elevator and aileron expo to around 40% and try it out. You are the only one who knows whats comfortable to you.
    You can always go up or down...
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    I've read about the AVG and their struggle to...

    I've read about the AVG and their struggle to keep planes aloft. Pictures of most of the planes don't depict super distressed planes. Even the P40 posted, to my eyes, looks in better shape.
    if your...
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    I appreciate the work in distressing the plane. ...

    I appreciate the work in distressing the plane. I think a plane in that condition would be considered War Weary.. In other words.. taken out of combat. Remember that the ground crews took great...
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    Just so you know.. Glenn doesn't make ANY kits...

    Just so you know.. Glenn doesn't make ANY kits any longer. He has a 1/3 SE5 in the works. But.... its in the works lol..
    You'll need to find one on the secondary market :)
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