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    Yep, if they changed the landing gear and...

    Yep, if they changed the landing gear and reinforced the tail and produced the again they would probably sell boat loads of them. A friend of mine sold his with engine, radio etc, went to buy a new...
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    Why not just send the transmitter back to...

    Why not just send the transmitter back to Airtronics for wire replacement. They may not even charge you since it was a known problem. I have one of the early RDS8000 and never had a problem except...
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    The one thing I do not like about my new DX7 is...

    The one thing I do not like about my new DX7 is that the bars of lights do not come on to indicate charging. My friend with a DX9 says his lights up. If you are not going to use Y's for ailerons,...
  4. How about a Sullivan tail wheel? 3 sizes, simple...

    How about a Sullivan tail wheel? 3 sizes, simple and the spring protects your rudder servo.
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    I went to the new DX7 as I like the stubby...

    I went to the new DX7 as I like the stubby antenna that won't break off.
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    Nice colors. Let us know how it flies. What size...

    Nice colors. Let us know how it flies. What size prop do you have on it?
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    Many seem to put down NiCad (TM) batteries and...

    Many seem to put down NiCad (TM) batteries and they are getting more difficult to find, but check out www.srbatteries.com. SR has been around for years and their website discusses the various...
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    UltraSport 1000 and Olympic II

    UltraSport 1000 and Olympic II
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    Yep, Hangar-9 used to really dominate the market....

    Yep, Hangar-9 used to really dominate the market. A few years ago, I noticed 90% of the planes on the flight line were H9 one day.

    They have had great planes over the years and many have...
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    Ambroid sort of disappeared for a while but seems...

    Ambroid sort of disappeared for a while but seems to be back. The LHS seems to sell a lot of it. Not cheap, but nothing is. I remember the 60's when my a Dad, brother and I were all building. We...
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    How about Ambroids? That is what all of my Ultra...

    How about Ambroids? That is what all of my Ultra Sports were built with. It is water proof, fuel proof and sandable.

    Just use a Great Planes sanding bar to taper the control edges. I have two,...
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    Remember, Saito engines usually like high nitro. ...

    Remember, Saito engines usually like high nitro. Mine run great on 15% but I know people using 30%
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    The OS AX series engines start very easy and have...

    The OS AX series engines start very easy and have plenty of power. Any you should have no problem getting parts in the future.
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    I made all my Ultra Sports tail draggers. I have...

    I made all my Ultra Sports tail draggers. I have had too many nose gear problems over the years. I fly from grass fields and think tail draggers is the way to go and is much simplier in setting up...
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    Hey, I bet there are a lot of MDS 1.48;s running...

    Hey, I bet there are a lot of MDS 1.48;s running around. I bought one for my US1000 based on a good review by Clarence Lee in RCM. Turned out to be the worst engine I ever had. Horizon was the...
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    It took a while, but I finally tamed this plane...

    It took a while, but I finally tamed this plane and it became one of my favorites. But last year, the speed controller quit and it went into the bean field. I agree with the above, it is not a...
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    Looks like a really nice covering job. Post a...

    Looks like a really nice covering job. Post a photo with the wing on when completed. I have been flying the GP .60 for ten or twelve years with an OS .90. I would probably not recommend as a second...
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    N410DC, I think Tower still has the US40 and 60...

    N410DC, I think Tower still has the US40 and 60 kits. You may want to get one while you can and save back if you can not find an ARF. These were all pretty easy to build and a self build one...
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    Gray Beard, I tried everything. It was just not...

    Gray Beard, I tried everything. It was just not a reliable engine. I think Horizon got stuck with a lot of costs. I think there just was not a carb that matched the engine

    i would be all for a...
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    I had an MDS 1.48 on mine. I still have the RCM...

    I had an MDS 1.48 on mine. I still have the RCM engine review which Clarence Lee tested the engine favorably. I had nothing but trouble. Horizon H sent me several different carburetors and...
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    Here you go.....thread to all the RCM's ...

    Here you go.....thread to all the RCM's

    KaP2011 has just replied to a thread you have subscribed to entitled - RC Modeler Magazines/Articles are available to you! - in the Scratch Building,...
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    There is another thread going with a guy who...

    There is another thread going with a guy who scanned all the issues of RCM. So he has the articles with the US 60 and 1000 build if anyone is interested. Wish we could get Tower to rekit but guess...
  23. I loved RCM too. I think I started reading in...

    I loved RCM too. I think I started reading in 1965. Was there a construction article on the Ultrasport?

    thank you...great job

    belairbob
  24. If I remember, I had an Airtronics sailplane. As...

    If I remember, I had an Airtronics sailplane. As mentioned above, the parts were machined and not die crunched and the kit went together soooo nice. Is my Olympic II an Airtronics? I can;t...
  25. Have to agree with a few of the posts above. ...

    Have to agree with a few of the posts above. Building takes much longer, but you know where the glue went and can beef up weak areas etc. I have never had one I built fall apart either. I did have...
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