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  1. Without some kind of telemetry, how does one...

    Without some kind of telemetry, how does one really know what altitude they're flying at? Kind of like a car manufacturer selling a vehicle that does not have a speedometer and then you're expected...
  2. Sometimes it takes but a single pebble to start a...

    Sometimes it takes but a single pebble to start a landslide.
  3. Thread: multirotor ban

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    First clip: AMA/FAA will have to enact a + 2...

    First clip:

    AMA/FAA will have to enact a + 2 tee shirt distance rule..........for the drones' protection.
  4. Thread: multirotor ban

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    +1000.......I've always believed that the problem...

    +1000.......I've always believed that the problem is, as is so eloquently (man these modeler guys are quite an intelligent bunch) renumerated in this thread, BLOS is and always will be the thorn...
  5. Maybe even a Bernie Sanders supporter

    Maybe even a Bernie Sanders supporter
  6. You can bet the govt. won't make that easy. ...

    You can bet the govt. won't make that easy. Yeah, you might get #37 but it will be preceded by about a dozen zeros and your displayed number won't be "legal" unless all digits are displayed. Just...
  7. Thread: AMA Useless!

    by Papa51
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    To take a few words from out Govt., "You have to...

    To take a few words from out Govt., "You have to register before you can see what's in it".
  8. Thread: AMA Useless!

    by Papa51
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    Yeah, I was waiting until this was somewhat...

    Yeah, I was waiting until this was somewhat hashed out before renewing my AMA membership for next year. Friday I read on the AMA website that an AMA card would suffice in lieu of FAA registration so...
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    Sounds like just low grade CA to me.

    Sounds like just low grade CA to me.
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    Sukhoi

    Goldberg Sukhoi SU26MX
    YS 120

    No bad habits
    Goes where you point it, maintains that until you command it otherwise.
  11. 3 blade props are less efficient than 2 blade...

    3 blade props are less efficient than 2 blade props. The fewer blades, the more efficient.
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    Quote: "Have you tried flying one like this?...

    Quote:

    "Have you tried flying one like this? It is far more challenging than flying aerobatics with fixed wing aircraft."



    Yeah, I see that every day when I sit on my front porch and watch...
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    "What do you want for Christmas"

    One Christmas after much nagging from the wife about me never telling her what I want for Christmas, I finally sat her down and told her that if she really wanted to give me something I really wanted...
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    DP, You're probably not going to get that kind...

    DP,

    You're probably not going to get that kind of performance out of an electric pusher setup with just a propeller. Electric Ducted Fan (EDF) would be the way to go for those speeds.
    Check...
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    I have had quite a few aircraft with .40 FP'S on...

    I have had quite a few aircraft with .40 FP'S on them. I always used a 10 x 6 MA prop but always felt that I could get a little more out of that engine. One of the oldtimers in the club suggested...
  16. I'd just wonder how this technology hasn't made a...

    I'd just wonder how this technology hasn't made a big hit with the Papparazi goons yet.
  17. Thread: Cheap Jet

    by Papa51
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    Right on Aqua. "Cheap Jet". Isn't that called an...

    Right on Aqua. "Cheap Jet". Isn't that called an oxymoron?
    Rather, if you really could find a "Cheap Jet", It would be called the "Oxymoron".
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    Saito .80 knocking and detonating

    Good Evening,

    I have serveral Saito's, some still NIB but mostly have been running .50s in various aircraft for about 10 years. I recently took a NIB .80 out and installed it in a Midwest .60 P51...
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    RE: a lesson to all

    Problem is, if he makes that kind of mistake, (more than once) better technology is not a substitue for good practice and/or good sense. People who depend on technology to keep them from brain...
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    RE: can't give up old faithful (oil soaked wood)

    You are correct. I've used kitty litter with great success. It's cheap too!
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    Safe TX Battery Low Level

    What is the safe lower limit for the 8 cell battery in my Futaba computer radio. The "low battery" alarm comes on at around 8.5 volts. should I trust the meter on my transmitter as being accurate...
  22. RE: Need help with info on this Super Tigre engine

    Thanks again Bill.
  23. RE: Help with info on this Super Tigre engine

    Moderator please delete this post
  24. RE: Need help with info on this Super Tigre engine

    Thanks Bill,

    My appologies for the multiple posts. I was trying to get it in the correct forum but wasn't sure which one it needed to be in.
    I have read warnings about turning the needles in...
  25. Ok all you Super Tigre Afficionados out there

    I need help with some specific information on the Super Tigre engine in the photos. On the exhaust side of the cylinder it says "Series X G.60". On the other side it says "Made in Italy by Super...
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