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    On any new (or one that has been dormant a month...

    On any new (or one that has been dormant a month or more) NiCad or NiMh battery, a slow charge is always advisable. A slow charge being charging at 0.1C for 15 to 16 hours. Do not use a peak...
  2. Thread: 72 crystals

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    Yes shift is important. If your receiver has...

    Yes shift is important. If your receiver has positive shift, the crystal has to be higher by the IF (intermediate frequencey) of the actual transmitted frequency, if Negative shift, it has to be...
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    I've had good service from BalsaUSA for wood of...

    I've had good service from BalsaUSA for wood of all types, covering, other misc. stuff.
  4. You do not state where you live, I'm assuming...

    You do not state where you live, I'm assuming somewhere in the USA. If so, any of the major brands are very good, Futaba, Spectrum, Hitec, , Airtronics and Tactic. You will find everyone claims...
  5. Thread: Pull-pull setup

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    Pull-Pull

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    An easy way to not have to worry about arm lengths, Ackerman at the servo end and relative lengths of servo arm versus the length of the surface tab is to use...
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    Awaiting arrival of the 850, when???

    I'm still hoping to get the new 8 channel Tactic that was supposed to be available this fall, what happened, is it still about due?
  7. Thread: Pull-pull setup

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    How did I come up with this? Easy, about 20...

    How did I come up with this? Easy, about 20 years of using pull-pull on mostly 1/4 scale models but also on many smaller ones. Simple physics will confirm this. The only way that the surface could...
  8. Thread: Pull-pull setup

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    Andy is correct, it is always best to have a...

    Andy is correct, it is always best to have a little positive Ackerman in the pull-pull set up where the non pulled line goes a bit slack as the surface is moved from center. It is nigh on impossible...
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    If you can, buy or borrow a wire bender. Using...

    If you can, buy or borrow a wire bender. Using a vice and pliers is an invitation to potential problems. You want to be sure and keep a radius on any bend at least one wire diameter radius; i.e....
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    Check your power supply to the receiver, you may...

    Check your power supply to the receiver, you may not have an adequate current capacity. What are you powering the receiver/servos with?
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    I'm also an oldie (just turned 87) and I use...

    I'm also an oldie (just turned 87) and I use several OS's. Like Ken, I like Ubuntu and use it for lots of my work. The nice thing about Ubuntu is that it does not require as much machine as Windows...
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    I guess I might qualify here. got my AMA number...

    I guess I might qualify here. got my AMA number (1455) in 1936 at the ripe old age of 9+. Started out with balsa gliders, Joe Ott rubber band models until I got my first RC in 1955; could not...
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    +1 very good advice here.

    +1 very good advice here.
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    I see no reason that you could not just leave off...

    I see no reason that you could not just leave off the outer few inches. You may have to relocate the attachment points and length of the struts to make it to conform more for scale but I am not that...
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    DuBro makes these with 2/56 thread and 4/40...

    DuBro makes these with 2/56 thread and 4/40 thread. I'm not sure of what they call them but are often used in setting up pull-pull lines on RC models and for rigging in model sail boats. If you are...
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    DuBro makes these with 2/56 thread and 4/40...

    DuBro makes these with 2/56 thread and 4/40 thread. I'm not sure of what they call them but are often used in setting up pull-pull lines on RC models and for rigging in model sail boats. If you are...
  17. A trick I have found to be very good is to simply...

    A trick I have found to be very good is to simply coat the area to be covered with any aliphatic glue (you can even thin it a bit with water first) and let it dry. Now you can cover with most any...
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    I've never had a problem putting Solartex on...

    I've never had a problem putting Solartex on clean wood, no additional glue required. In fact, it adhers much better than most coverings.
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    Yes, a ball link at the rudder will do a lot...

    Yes, a ball link at the rudder will do a lot toward making the action smooth. Just make sure to use a good one as there are some that might be questionable for strength.
  20. A way I hae successfully solved this problem is...

    A way I hae successfully solved this problem is to run the pushrod from the servo alongside the fuselage out well past the throttle connection at the motor and then bend a U turn in the pushrod (use...
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    Now that you know it was not a Tactic problem...

    Now that you know it was not a Tactic problem perhaps you could edit the title of this piece differently as it implys a problem with Tactic and it is not. I do not know if the moderators of this...
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    I'll second the choice for Solartex, an excellent...

    I'll second the choice for Solartex, an excellent product. You will find that Colortex and Worldtex are an identical product in so far as characteristics and ease of use is concerned.
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    There should be no difference in where it...

    There should be no difference in where it balances. The balace point will be the same regardless of whether you do it right side up or up side down. It will just be more difficult to do if the CG...
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    If you are using a Y to connect the two ailerons,...

    If you are using a Y to connect the two ailerons, check with a different Y connector. If you use two channels with a mix (one for each aileron servo) do you get the same results?
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    One other possibility. You say you have built...

    One other possibility. You say you have built and flown many models. If so are you using servos from old models and have two different brand servos in the wings? If so, some servo brands rotate in...
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