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    Hey Mgrennan, I converted my 40 size to a...

    Hey Mgrennan,

    I converted my 40 size to a tail dragger, flew it for a while with a castering tail wheel. I finally got sick and tired of having to walk it out to the runway so I made a pull...
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    Hi Wingnut. No not yet, I have to finish up a...

    Hi Wingnut. No not yet, I have to finish up a PT20 first, I think I will get started in a week or two. I am going to take some pics of the plans and the box of goodies I got and post.

    Calvi
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    I would remove the gear if you can and bend it...

    I would remove the gear if you can and bend it back. If it is hard to remove the gear be carefull you do not damage the aircraft bending the gear back.
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    Hi AllModes, it sure sounds like your batteries...

    Hi AllModes, it sure sounds like your batteries are hootched, you said you tried another starter was it with the same battery or someone elses battery, can you try the starter off of your car battery...
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    I used to believe the propaganda that you could...

    I used to believe the propaganda that you could not save fuel over the winter until my buddy showed up with some used trainers and a 3/4 full can of 10 plus year old fuel. I told him it would be no...
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    Hi Saberflyer, I too use a system 3 product...

    Hi Saberflyer, I too use a system 3 product called G2, it is a 2 to 1 ratio epoxy, takes like a day to cure so is good for some applications like firewalls and tail empenages and wing joining. I...
  7. Nice Dave, you are lucky to live where you can...

    Nice Dave, you are lucky to live where you can fly more of the year than we can up here. I keep telling myself it nice to have a "building season" but 6 months is a little unreasonable:cool: I...
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    Crusader 2 build

    Hi everyone,

    Last year I received a Laser Design Services RCM Crusader 2 short kit and I am now thinking about starting it. I was wondering if anyone knows of a build thread on this model? ...
  9. Well it is -27 deg C here Dave so you get no...

    Well it is -27 deg C here Dave so you get no sympathy from me ;>)
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    Hi lonestoner, I believe (on my tiger anyway) the...

    Hi lonestoner, I believe (on my tiger anyway) the motor mount plate is cut at an angle

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    If you are using a standard motor mount you can use Ernst thrust shims, they come in a pack of...
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    Hey Pamster, I will have to grab some of those...

    Hey Pamster, I will have to grab some of those servo locks, thanks
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    pics of installed switch 20500222050023 ...

    pics of installed switch

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    Calvi
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    Thanks once again for all the great suggestions...

    Thanks once again for all the great suggestions guys, I settled on the EMS heavy duty switch, it was less than $20 and in stock at our LHS, our LHS is great they will match any online price. some of...
  14. Yes it looks like a new plane

    Yes it looks like a new plane
  15. Starting to look like a brand new airframe Dave,...

    Starting to look like a brand new airframe Dave, nice work. I don't know if you have already mentioned it, but what size of motor do you have on it and what is the wingspan? It looks like a fun...
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    Yikes! thank goodnes you caught that on the...

    Yikes! thank goodnes you caught that on the ground Kurt, I have had two mystery crashes, where the plane just seems to stop responding, thought they were battery related(one was the only time I have...
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    Well folks I think I am going to try the EMS...

    Well folks I think I am going to try the EMS switch, it will be available locally. I like the molded in charging jack, should be idiot proof :p I would like to try the Electrodynam products...
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    Rapture boy I found some IMS items on tower, I am...

    Rapture boy I found some IMS items on tower, I am checking it out now.
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    Hi Thanks for your replies guys, I guess there...

    Hi Thanks for your replies guys, I guess there is no magic bullet solution. John, I am installing a dubro switch tonight, I will try your trick on it. I may try the access hatch on my CAT...
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    Looking for a good switch mount

    Hi,

    I was wondering what people are using for a switch mount these days, I am looking for one that has the charging lead hatch or something. The ones I have been using seem to be a real...
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    Yes I agree retracts are the way to go, maybe...

    Yes I agree retracts are the way to go, maybe someday I will do the retracts. Good info on the 1000 wingspan being fudged, it would be a disappointment to build one expecting it to fly like an Ultra.
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    Landing strobes sound cool, as far as landing...

    Landing strobes sound cool, as far as landing gear go, I put mine on the fuse rather than the wing, this makes transportation a little easier, but landing a little more....bouncy, the plane lands a...
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    Hi Lonestoner, I went from the 40 size...

    Hi Lonestoner, I went from the 40 size tiger to the UltraSport 40 The Tiger is a great plane and the US will, as you say up your game. Are you planning on trike, tail dragger, retracts? I am...
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    I have not seen any posts from Jim Buzzeo for a...

    I have not seen any posts from Jim Buzzeo for a while, I hope everything is ok.

    Calvi
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    A little update on my use of only 2 10-24 nylon...

    A little update on my use of only 2 10-24 nylon bolts to hold on the mains. while this works great(for me) in the warm weather, now that it is getting cooler up here I am snapping the heads off of...
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