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    RE: ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX !!!

    So mad web, this patent flaps and retracts system, you'll be taking off with the flaps down?
  2. Poll: RE: which country had the best fighter planes of WWII

    As for best fighters, horse for courses.

    Best prop engined point defence fighter below 15,000 feet, Yak 3
    Best prop engined long range bomber support fighter, Mosquito TF30. Day or night.
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  3. Poll: RE: which country had the best fighter planes of WWII

    Wow. this got vitriolic. A small correction to the history:

    Brits have never attempted to invade USA. The colonies were British at the time of the revolution. The revolution succeeded because...
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    RE: Turnigy 63-64-B 230kv Outrunner

    To take them in order:

    The specs say its RPM is 230 per volt. Im a simpleton, does that mean with 3.7volts the RPM will be about 851? Yes!
    Also, how do brushless speed controllers control the...
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    RE: Bash your planes for little or no money

    Let us not forget soda bottles. These come on several shapes and sizes and they all have the characteristic that, when heated, they want to shrink back to the blob they were blown from. So if you...
  6. RE: Best Grass Field Foam Aircraft (Full House)

    Hi Voodoo, I think you've hit it on the head with the PZ T28. There must be a dozen or more in our club that people solo'ed on. I've trimmed at least 6 for newbies. The only recommendation I've...
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    RE: gas to electric conversions

    Just to add, my motor is a turnigy 50-65 320, Cells are a 4S Flightpower 15c (Turnigy again). ESC is a Plush 80A (Turnigy again effectively, all bought from Hobbyking. A good combo with enough...
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    RE: gas to electric conversions

    Hi, I have a VK Camel I've electrified. it's been flying all season and works very well. Initially I got the motor (320kv), ESC (80A) and a 4S 4400mah all inside the cowl. It's a bit of work but...
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    RE: most over rated and under rated fighters

    This is a very long thread so it might have already come up.

    Best front line air to air fighter of WWII

    Gloster Meteor mkIV

    Worst front line air to air fighter of WWII

    Fiat CR42...
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    RE: Bad day...

    Amen to all this. I have an Avistar with my old gear in it plus buddy box. It's my third. The other two were bought by the guys that learned on them. I use it to train newbies all the time. I've...
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    RE: 1/3 Scale Balsa USA Fokker D.VII Build

    Excellent thread! I'm surprised you're not getting more comments. All I need to work out now is:

    How do I sell this "neccessity to my collection" to the wife?
    How do I electrify it?

    Nice...
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    RE: petes pilots closing down

    Hi Pete, that sounds like a good plan. I hope your travelling days are long and enjoyable. Great work over the years, thanks!
    p.s. I'll still be a customer when you're interested :)
  13. RE: PLEASE HELP!!! Plane calls for a .15 but I want to go Electric. Dont know what size???

    Yup, what Speedy says! Though I am puzzled at the poor performance from the 35-36A 1400. I have a 35-36B 1300 and it performs as stated. I get 10-12 minutes with decent throttle management.
  14. RE: PLEASE HELP!!! Plane calls for a .15 but I want to go Electric. Dont know what size???

    The general rule of thumb for a scale plane is 100W or more per pound for aerobatic performance. So lets say you're looking for somethign approaching 400W.

    I'm cheap, so I'd go for:

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    RE: .60 glow to Electric COnversion

    It seems we all have different luck with different manufacturers. I've had two small Rimfire motors, one which seized on the first run and a second wose kv was so far from spec I couldn't use it with...
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    RE: Hangar 9 Fokker DVII

    I've been in this hobby since 1959 but had no clue what AP was until I saw this email. It's a world wide audience.

    CA=Super Glue=Cyno=Crazy Glue= several other things in other languages
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    RE: VQ Hurricane-Electric

    I expected more to answer this. I don't know of another forum to go to, so i'll offer what little assistance i can.

    If its the .40 Hurricane, then I have one and for good performance you'll...
  18. all. Tips on building a 10" diameter NACA cowling

    I guess the title says it all. The cowl will be a one off for a Fiat CR-42 I'm building from plans. I also guess the cowling needs to be smooth inside and out to get a venturi affect? The prop...
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    RE: Found a plastic spinner, sharing info

    Much as I hate to send business outside the country, they're all made in China now anyhow. There's a good range of aluminum spinners, complete with adaptor, on Ebay for under $20. I have two and...
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    RE: Do ARF's Belong in the Scale Forum?

    Hi Bill, I'm not trying to equate assembling an ARF to building a kit. I get a lot more pleaseure out of building a kit. OTOH, building from plans or from no plans is much more challenging than a...
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    RE: KMP SBD Dauntless *NEW pics*

    The SBD was an excellent workhorse whose crews earned their place in history but the record holder for sinking shipping has to go to the Fairey Swordfish I think you'll find.
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    RE: Do ARF's Belong in the Scale Forum?

    In fact I'm advocating keeping anything scale in here. Different strokes keep the hobby (and those flying fields) alive. I just wanted to make the point that drawing lines in the sand will just...
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    RE: Do ARF's Belong in the Scale Forum?

    In case nobody answered, just go to

    http://www.rcsb.com

    and you'll see the for sale sign :)
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    RE: Do ARF's Belong in the Scale Forum?

    I reckon this will still call for straining gnats. I don't believe there's ever been an exact scale prop rc airplane to 1/3 scale or less. The props won't be efficient enough, the revs will be too...
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    RE: Do ARF's Belong in the Scale Forum?

    So its ok to compete with a kit, where quite a lot of the work, including the design, has been done but not with an ARF, where a little more work has been done? Sorry but I think competitions should...
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