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    Squirt a little fuel in the carb and turn the...

    Squirt a little fuel in the carb and turn the prop over by hand a dozen times. The fuel will loosen up the old thick oil and it will turn more easily.
  2. Thread: Crashed

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    By chance were you using a Hitek HS-225MG? Mine...

    By chance were you using a Hitek HS-225MG? Mine have all failed. When failed they go to full deflection. They all looked fine inside. Each was an electronic failure with no sign of damage in...
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    How about the grumpy old curmudgeon brotherhood?

    How about the grumpy old curmudgeon brotherhood?
  4. That's a shame. The recent production Fox 74s...

    That's a shame. The recent production Fox 74s with the new carb are really nice. I do hope that Fox starts producing them again. The one I have may be from their last production run.
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    If the screws are threaded through the nylon...

    If the screws are threaded through the nylon surface then, in my experience, you don't even need the nut. The nylon grabs the threads nicely and I have never had one come loose.

    If the nylon has...
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    Guys at our field are able to fly gas within our...

    Guys at our field are able to fly gas within our 96 dB @ 9 foot noise restriction. But they spend a lot of money on props and mufflers to do so - sometimes more than the spend on the engine. Stock...
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    Jon E ham warmers. Like this: ...

    Jon E ham warmers. Like this: http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_7171_7171?isSearch=143352-1551

    Except buy them cheap on fleabay (used) and fuel them with naptha from a big box store...
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    I use acetone.

    I use acetone.
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    I have noticed that the bottles are not always...

    I have noticed that the bottles are not always filled to the same level. I suspect this is caused by leaking or evaporation due to a bad seal, but I suppose it could just be poor quality control of...
  10. Did you try it? What did you think? My...

    Did you try it? What did you think? My experience with 2-strokes is that going from 10% to 5% makes no perceptible difference. I tune my engines every time I fly, so I would not have noticed...
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    I have seen epoxy out-gassed in vacuum. It is...

    I have seen epoxy out-gassed in vacuum. It is amazing to watch. The epoxy bubbles up into a froth and then collapses into a clear liquid.

    The materials engineers at work (large aerospace)...
  12. Thread: Analog servos

    by JPMacG
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    duplicate

    duplicate
  13. Thread: Analog servos

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    Off topic, but someone mentioned 225MGs. I had...

    Off topic, but someone mentioned 225MGs. I had three of them fail. One failure resulted in a bad crash. And I am not alone - check the online reviews. That was some time ago and maybe Hitec has...
  14. Thread: engine mounting

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    I'll second the transfer punch idea. Very handy...

    I'll second the transfer punch idea. Very handy to have. The Dead Center tool is great too. Get them both!

    http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?q=transfer+punch
  15. Ignore

    Ignore
  16. Thread: nylon hinges

    by JPMacG
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    Epoxy. Never had one fail (knock on wood). I...

    Epoxy. Never had one fail (knock on wood). I rough the Nylon surface up with coarse sandpaper and clean it with alcohol before installation. I use a piece of drinking straw pinched flat and...
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    I have learned that wheel diameter matters on a...

    I have learned that wheel diameter matters on a grass field. 3.5" or even 4" works for me.
  18. Thread: Pop up ads

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    Yes, that is exactly the problem I had when I had...

    Yes, that is exactly the problem I had when I had malware. I got the malware by downloading Picasa from a bogus site.
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    The OP is saying that his engine will spin with...

    The OP is saying that his engine will spin with an old Evolution plug but not with an OS plug. Only causes I can think of are:

    -The Evolution plug has lost its seal and there is no compression...
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    Are you sure you are plugging the servos into the...

    Are you sure you are plugging the servos into the receiver with the plug oriented correctly? I have accidentally reversed the servo plug, even though I should know better. Doing this won't hurt the...
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    I can't help either, but I recommend that you be...

    I can't help either, but I recommend that you be more informative in the subject of your post. "Can you help me" does not help people decide if they want to take the time to read your question. ...
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    My favorite site for information on lathes and...

    My favorite site for information on lathes and mills: www.hobby-machinist.com
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    S&W sells castor. Last time I bought some it was...

    S&W sells castor. Last time I bought some it was about $8 /quart, but that was around 3 years ago.
  24. Or Japanese engines made in Japan like Saito and...

    Or Japanese engines made in Japan like Saito and Enya?
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    When i bought my Fox 74 several years ago Fox...

    When i bought my Fox 74 several years ago Fox gave me a full card of their standard RC long plugs. I love the 74 and I don't mean to bash Fox, but I have not found the plugs to run well in any of...
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