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    Tom, I'd just email Wren in the UK, or Wren USA....

    Tom, I'd just email Wren in the UK, or Wren USA.

    Not sure what's up, Wren USA are usually quite responsive via this forum.

    Is this engine for Noel's new Reaction?

    John C.
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    Two stroke, glow engines are the easiest &...

    Two stroke, glow engines are the easiest & cheapest way to get a lot of power in the most compact, lightest package.
    As a result any 4 stroke engine, particularly multi cylinder 4 strokes, would...
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    I'm sure his commander was impressed. That's a...

    I'm sure his commander was impressed.

    That's a lot of paint to remove with your toothbrush!

    John.
  4. I spoke to Mark Frankel at Top Gun & he has built...

    I spoke to Mark Frankel at Top Gun & he has built a Gulfstream & showed me a video of it flying.
    He commented that it has a few bugs to sort out before/if he competes with it.

    Kit or plans status...
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    Yes, I use 2000 mAh Eneloops in my 9X2 (same as...

    Yes, I use 2000 mAh Eneloops in my 9X2 (same as the 9303) & have done so for many years since they were first released.

    I use a peak detecting Sky RC Ultimate 200W X2 charger on the ni-mh setting...
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    One tip I found on a forum somewhere is to let...

    One tip I found on a forum somewhere is to let the rattle
    cans sit for a while in hot water prior to spraying.

    The warm paint is a little thinner & goes on easier with a better finish.

    Yes, I...
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    Thanks Ricko, am I correct in assuming the...

    Thanks Ricko, am I correct in assuming the airflow, along with the slight amount of friction on the front
    plate hold the canopy back & secure?



    That's it in a nutshell Dave, one tool too...
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    I don't own one of these (but I am buddy-boxing a...

    I don't own one of these (but I am buddy-boxing a guy with one) and it's a great flying jet ....

    BUT!

    Are there any factory mods planned for that crappy method of fitting the canopy?

    I...
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    Lots of coolness here!

    Publicity shoot? Yes.

    http://boingboing.net/2011/04/06/flying-wing-to-wing.html.

    Cool, once in a lifetime happening? Absolutely! :cool:

    John.

    http://www.chonday.com/Videos/jegalctospc2
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    I cannot point you to a thread but I can share my...

    I cannot point you to a thread but I can share my experiences with rattle cans, most of them good!

    My usual method, following filling & sanding, is to use an automotive, solvent based...
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    I guess that 3/4 scale is technically still a...

    I guess that 3/4 scale is technically still a scale model!

    John.

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    If it were me I would bite the bullet & buy the...

    If it were me I would bite the bullet & buy the retracts first & build them in.
    Building a Top Flite P-47 one of the more difficult parts of the build was
    fitting the (not a recommended brand)...
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    Funny you should mention that. I do emergency...

    Funny you should mention that.

    I do emergency light repairs & a lot of the battery packs (4000 mAh D size) that crap out early have cells that
    are lighter than I would expect.

    New technology...
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    From my (limited) experience with helis - No. ...

    From my (limited) experience with helis - No.

    A gyro damps unwanted MOVEMENT, no movement, no compensating effect.

    Sure, if your model rears up or down when you operate flaps a gyro would...
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    Remember, every kit or ARF started off as a...

    Remember, every kit or ARF started off as a scratch built model and, besides,
    who would build models like this if profit was more important than passion?

    I can never remember seeing the SR1A...
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    Ahh, the spirit of modelling hard at work to help...

    Ahh, the spirit of modelling hard at work to help everyone out, got to love it!

    Did someone's delicate ego get bruised or did you stand between someone and a dollar? :rolleyes:

    Is that some...
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    Great project! We have to support & protect...

    Great project!

    We have to support & protect Trevor.

    Scratch builders are on the endangered species list!

    John.
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    I would be having a good look at how much you...

    I would be having a good look at how much you like that particular model.

    I'm assuming it's a chinese ARF model. With the price of covering in all the colours
    you need It may be cheaper & easier...
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    Hi Larry, I'm not sure exactly what you are...

    Hi Larry, I'm not sure exactly what you are saying here, if I made a typo I guess auto correct auto corrected it!?

    My screen name is just a coincidence, it refers to the Australian WW2 fighter...
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    Well, good luck with that. IMO the Boomerang...

    Well, good luck with that. IMO the Boomerang range has always been much more expensive than it should have been for film covered ARF Chinese models.
    Being sorted, easy flying jets that worked out...
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    If it has any plastic parts (throttle arm?)...

    If it has any plastic parts (throttle arm?) remove them then heat it gently
    with a heat gun until it frees up.

    John.
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    I cannot take the credit for the RV10, a school...

    I cannot take the credit for the RV10, a school friend of more than 30 years is building it.
    I'm sort of his assistant/electrical advisor/tool lender.

    We met at school through our common interest...
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    It's a scratch build, Voy. It started as my...

    It's a scratch build, Voy.

    It started as my first jet, now it's looking like my 4th! Promise to myself - finish this before starting another jet.

    about 2 x 2 metres with a Wren SS.

    John.
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    + another one When people ask me what it's...

    + another one

    When people ask me what it's made from I tell them trees.

    John.

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    2087735 Hmmm .... Looks familiar! John.

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    Hmmm .... Looks familiar!

    John.
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