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    Matt, Ah, I get it now. It's not the servos...

    Matt,

    Ah, I get it now. It's not the servos that impinged on the tank compartment, it was the push-pull cables. You re-located the servos so the push-pull cables would be out of the way, and you...
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    I'm curious too! Don't think it's physically...

    I'm curious too! Don't think it's physically possible without modification.
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    Back in May I received pic from a builder who...

    Back in May I received pic from a builder who installed a K-100G in his R54. I asked him how he liked that specific combination and he replied:


    "It took 14oz of nose weight to balance with the...
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    Absolutely gorgeous, you are a master craftsman. Thanks for sharing your pics, vid, and info. Will have to give Dupli-Color a try...

    Love your flying site too!
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    Chic, will take care of you via email. PayPal...

    Chic, will take care of you via email. PayPal quote is on my to-do list for Sunday...
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    No Balsarite or any other sticky stuff. Just...

    No Balsarite or any other sticky stuff. Just sand the glass (resin) with 320 enough to remove the gloss. Clean thoroughly with alcohol or lacquer thinner. Iron on Monokote, relatively cool temp on...
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    Oh man, that's a tough call. The structure in...

    Oh man, that's a tough call. The structure in the center of the wing is pretty stout. There are two 1/4" plywood dihedral braces to tie the spars together. The glass strip is kind of a nod to...
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    And now, my obligatory Congratulations! :) ...

    And now, my obligatory Congratulations! :) That's a great flight shot, glad to hear it went well.

    We've been setting record high temps around here (Southern Oregon). Wish I could transport into...
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    Yeah, I assembled one a few years ago for a...

    Yeah, I assembled one a few years ago for a customer with P120. Lots of batteries in the nose, still took over a pound of nose weight to balance, which surprised me. One of the reasons that PST...
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    I like it! Always been a sucker for big, bold...

    I like it! Always been a sucker for big, bold color patterns with high contrast. Should be great for visibility and orientation. Plus it's Golden State Warriors colors - gotta be a winner!
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    I don't think an anhedral stabilizer would hurt...

    I don't think an anhedral stabilizer would hurt the flying characteristics. Probably wouldn't even make a noticeable difference. Bob Park added anhedral to his stabilizer; here's a vid of his...
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    #2920...

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    bobparks2 shows us his highly-modified R54. Also see #2923, 3000.
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    Paul said it in a word - KEWL! Subdued colors,...

    Paul said it in a word - KEWL! Subdued colors, simple, elegant scheme... I like it a lot. Nice and light, sensible power. Sounds like my kind of jet! Hope it serves you well for a long time my...
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    Ducts do not add much weight and they do not seem...

    Ducts do not add much weight and they do not seem to affect the flight characteristics. I've not used them, so this is not a first-hand recommendation. But if you really want the inlet ducts (for...
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    Yeah, I do! Really looks great, Joe. Best...

    Yeah, I do! Really looks great, Joe. Best wishes for the maiden...
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    Joe, I strongly recommend balancing in the...

    Joe, I strongly recommend balancing in the forward half (6" to 6.5") of the balance range for first flights. The R54 is okay back to 7", and in normal flight I don't think you would feel much of a...
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    If you are interested in vintage RC model...

    If you are interested in vintage RC model designs, I have compiled a dedicated Resource List of plans suppliers and kit makers here:

    http://www.btemodels.com/vintage-resources.html
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    About the thrustline... The thrustline is a...

    About the thrustline... The thrustline is a straight line that passes through the center of the turbine. Right now, that line is a certain distance, vertically, above the balance point. I'm...
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    Yeah, congrats my friend! That must have been a...

    Yeah, congrats my friend! That must have been a real thrill to finally see it in the air.

    Not sure on the pics, haven't uploaded one for some time. Don't use the Quick Reply box, be sure click...
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    Another simple test for CG is to build a simple...

    Another simple test for CG is to build a simple chuck glider from sheet balsa. Get all the areas and incidence angles correct. Hand toss and balance with clay until you get a smooth, fast glide...
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    A voice from the past! Glad you found time to...

    A voice from the past! Glad you found time to play with this again. Yeah, Fults is the way to go on the nose gear. Moving it forward would reduce the stress on it, I suppose, but I do like that...
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    Hmm, looks like you made a mistake. The grooves...

    Hmm, looks like you made a mistake. The grooves in the balsa sides should have been on the exterior, not facing the doubler. What you ended up with looks good, but is not as strong as it could have...
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    Hey Ken, Liked the vid - very dynamic. I'm a...

    Hey Ken, Liked the vid - very dynamic. I'm a little woozie...
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    Yeah, the wire struts come from Robart in the...

    Yeah, the wire struts come from Robart in the wrong position. Think they did it for packaging, the set screws are not very tight. Loosen the screws, rotate, re-tighten.
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    Hey Les, that's a very striking color scheme. ...

    Hey Les, that's a very striking color scheme. Haven't seen that before. Hope you do it!
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