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    Carlos, typical Walbro carb getting rich at the...

    Carlos, typical Walbro carb getting rich at the midrange. Changing over to a synthetic oil may help and leaning the low speed needle as much as you can will help as well. As this is in the Citabria...
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    Well, making rules changes is a whole different...

    Well, making rules changes is a whole different can of worms. The group that wants the change supports it and everyone else criticizes it. Typically the fewer changes being made to rules the better....
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    Tony I agree, I put off going 4 stroke for a long...

    Tony I agree, I put off going 4 stroke for a long time. My motto used to be " I never met an engine I didn't like except if it were a 4 stroke ". I grew up Q500 racing and adored the Pattern...
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    Andy, I think you may be missing the point I have...

    Andy, I think you may be missing the point I have been trying to make. The issues that face glow powered airplane are there and always will be. Glow will always need to be started with a starter,...
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    To be clear the advantage I refer to is not a...

    To be clear the advantage I refer to is not a faster airplane. The glow guys have to deal with changing mixture as the day warms up, glow plugs, glow drivers, starters. Transitioning lean and...
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    Yes one way or another I will be there. Going to...

    Yes one way or another I will be there. Going to be an interesting season.
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    Jeff, just don't call me out, at this point all I...

    Jeff, just don't call me out, at this point all I have is a few glass fuses and one and a half sheeted wings. As much as my wife has other plans for me during the holidays I need to get some building...
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    In a nut shell IMO the problem is convincing most...

    In a nut shell IMO the problem is convincing most of the glow guys that the electrics are not at an advantage. Most guys are going to have the perspective that they do indeed have an advantage.
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    Marty, I was thinking more along the line of what...

    Marty, I was thinking more along the line of what the wing area chart is as of now. Jeff has a complaint a few months ago about the wing area difference between running a 115 as opposed to a 2 stroke...
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    You really need to stop confusing us with facts ...

    You really need to stop confusing us with facts LOL
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    Tony, I am fairly certain it is stated as such in...

    Tony, I am fairly certain it is stated as such in the SAM's rules. I am 100% certain it is stated on the Triangle series. I'm at work now and am unable to verify SAM's rules but there is a link to...
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    I agree that the wing chart is a bit of a catch...

    I agree that the wing chart is a bit of a catch 22. I however see no other means of regulating speed other then the breakouts. That being said, larger wing are does not mean slower. Yes there is a...
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    I see Blenderm as a gap seal where what Don is...

    I see Blenderm as a gap seal where what Don is looking for is more of a gap cover.
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    Being that I am unfamiliar with the E race setups...

    Being that I am unfamiliar with the E race setups as it applies to warbirds let me share what I got from your post Tony. First off fire concerns, yes a sport airplane will start a fire just the same...
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    Kurt, I understand what you are saying however...

    Kurt, I understand what you are saying however when I would try to do a setup with different length arms or cross the cables I did not end up with satisfactory results. That's why for the past 10...
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    Sparky, crossing the cables will affect the...

    Sparky, crossing the cables will affect the Ackerman. How much depends on how long your fuse is and the width of the servo and control arms. Larry. what you see is indeed a red 4-40 ball link and a...
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    Jeff, this is one of those cases where there are...

    Jeff, this is one of those cases where there are a few different ways to go. Going by the kit instructions would certainly work and as they say when all else fails follow the instructions. We could...
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    Jeff, I have found that glass that has been...

    Jeff, I have found that glass that has been applied with thin CA usually peels of pretty easy. What happens is that the cloth saturates with the CA hand keeps it from soaking into the wood much the...
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    Cut a 3/8" hole in the covering at the...

    Cut a 3/8" hole in the covering at the appropriate location and slip over the dowel. You are going to have a seam at the wing center so you only have to worry about one dowel at a time. Speaking of...
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    Gary, yes that was a bit vague. If the rudder...

    Gary, yes that was a bit vague. If the rudder control horn has the pivots 1/8" behind the hinge line then the pivots on the servo arm would need to be 1/8" behind the center of the servo output...
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    Gary, the servo arm does not actually have to be...

    Gary, the servo arm does not actually have to be the same width as the rudder horn but doing so simplifies the process greatly. The easiest way to set it up is to have the two the same span. Then the...
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    Tony, I have no issue with that. To be honest, I...

    Tony, I have no issue with that. To be honest, I am a gasser guy myself. I went close to 15 years without using a drop of glow fuel. Only reason I went back to glow was to return to racing.
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    Warbird racing.........glow or gas?

    Being that this topic came up with Marty's announcement of plans to have a warbird championship event I thought we should have a separate thread to discuss if it would be viable to race electric...
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    Jeff, if you need a set of cores just let me know. With the loss of Unlimited in the Triangle series I am contemplating going back to 46 mod as well. I'm thinking of my glass fuse, super light layup...
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    This reminds me of my Wife's last birthday party....

    This reminds me of my Wife's last birthday party. While exiting the restaurant a huge Ford F-350 pulls up to the front door. This thing was raised, big wheels and tires, lots of graphics and loud. My...
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