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    A 50 might be a little low on power. But I flew...

    A 50 might be a little low on power. But I flew mine with a 70 at 1/3 throttle most of the time just cruising around doing eye level fly bye's. She does look good in the air.

    Now I have a...
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    The Smoothie I had was Die Crunched. I tossed it...

    The Smoothie I had was Die Crunched. I tossed it together in a weekend. She flew will with my O.S. FP 40. Flew it for a long time.

    I miss the old days of actually "building" Fitting the...
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    Crippled planes are so much fun to fly. They do...

    Crippled planes are so much fun to fly. They do show you how good of a pilot you are. Flying is easy, it is when it all goes bad do you see your skills.

    I had the top 1/3 of the covering come of...
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    There really is only one chance to do it right. ...

    There really is only one chance to do it right. Do it wrong, instant smoke. I have burned up enough over the years learning how it works. If you get into the big ones, it costs a lot of money if...
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    Got the email from Hobby crack, it is on sale for...

    Got the email from Hobby crack, it is on sale for the RTF version for $120.00 today for the 4th of July sale.

    Buzz.
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    You can start with a smaller prop, see how many...

    You can start with a smaller prop, see how many amps it draws, go up on the prop size, and read how many amps it is drawing so you don't pull more than the ESC, motor or battery can handle. Looking...
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    A new motor, esc, battery would be cheap enough. ...

    A new motor, esc, battery would be cheap enough. You would get more power, longer flights with a new power package.

    I looked it up. This might work for you. May have to do a little soldering...
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    NIMH should be a drop in, 3s LIPO, umm, does the...

    NIMH should be a drop in, 3s LIPO, umm, does the old ESC handle them? That old ESC may not have the voltage cut off a lipo would need. If it is a BL motor, a new ESC and lipo would be cheap enough....
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    I too remember those cheap plastic radio's from...

    I too remember those cheap plastic radio's from japan of all places. Futaba was a curse word back then. Then another radio came on the scene, it too was cursed at, Hitec. They were all junk.

    I...
  10. Thread: Band Saw

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    First I would see what is wrong with the current...

    First I would see what is wrong with the current saw. if it is just the bands on the wheels, they can be replace for about $25.00 or so.
    ...
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    I too would take and have taken Magnum over O.S. ...

    I too would take and have taken Magnum over O.S. I have a .70, (2) .91's and they just put along. I had one of the 91's in a Formula 3D. Hovered at just a touch over 1/2 throttle. Never had a...
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    You could also do a build thread in the glider...

    You could also do a build thread in the glider forum. Bet you would get a lot of help on it there.

    Keep the questions coming.



    Buzz.
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    Just about any servo will work. They sure have...

    Just about any servo will work. They sure have changed since the Kraft days.

    I looked up the Vista and it uses standard or mini servos. You won't be putting much stress on them. I have a...
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    I was just in Discount Hobby and they had some...

    I was just in Discount Hobby and they had some Raptor 90 parts in the discount bin. Their web page leaves a lot to be desired. But you could try calling and see if they would ship you what they...
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    I did the same thing to a Value Hobby battery. I...

    I did the same thing to a Value Hobby battery. I wrapped it in electrical tape, then fiber glass tape. Used the snot out of it and have not worried a bit. Back in the day, we had to assemble the...
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    I have 9 gallons of Power master in the plastic...

    I have 9 gallons of Power master in the plastic jugs and 5 gallons in the metal cans. That go back to 2002 when Hobby Crack had a good sale and I jumped on it. I have YS 20-20, 15% and 1 gallon of...
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    You will usually pull more amps during a static...

    You will usually pull more amps during a static run then when it is running free. Make sure they have good cooling. Might try a 5x4 prop and see if the amp draw drops down a bit?




    Buzz.
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    Not sure he had to change his shorts from the...

    Not sure he had to change his shorts from the landing gear collapsing or the jump out of the way? :)

    She is a pretty thing in the air.

    Buzz.
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    I have had more dang projects get in the way. I...

    I have had more dang projects get in the way. I have the fuse halves cut out, the other wing is ready for sheeting, but the bench had so much stuff in the way I could not get to it.

    I used to pin...
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    How do you know it is not giving full power? ...

    How do you know it is not giving full power?

    Throttle trim set to zero, or all the way down, EPA set at 100% up and down.

    If (2) motor ESC combos do the same thing, it is going to be in the...
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    Did you go through the throttle stick calibration...

    Did you go through the throttle stick calibration of the ESC? If you changed the throttle curve after the calibration, then I would try to re-calibrate it and see how that works.


    Buzz.
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    You do not change the "channel" the radio is...

    You do not change the "channel" the radio is 2.4G so no channels.

    Are you saying you pick model #1 and it works if you are driving car #3? This radio does not come with model match, or any other...
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    Saying they will give the max 27k fine is a...

    Saying they will give the max 27k fine is a little over the top. How many people actually get the maximum fine on anything? How many people plea bargain out for next to nothing. They would have to...
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    I have used car engines in planes. The larger...

    I have used car engines in planes. The larger head will just have more cooling. I trimmed the large cooling fins on the car motors. Never had a problem.

    Buzz.
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    I used this calc program. ...

    I used this calc program.

    http://ecalc.ch/motorcalc.php

    I used an 8s battery 8000mah, 20x12 APC E prop and it calcs 76 amps, 344 ounces of thrust.

    I figure about a 10% plus or minus to...
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