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  1. Newsflash, model airplanes are cheaper than full...

    Newsflash, model airplanes are cheaper than full size airplanes.
  2. Yeah, but he would first need to pass an online...

    Yeah, but he would first need to pass an online test to obtain a "key code" to insert into the space ship for it to start.
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    I have no torch or pitchfork on the matter. But...

    I have no torch or pitchfork on the matter. But putting myself on the FAA, AMA and those who fly their rc aircraft above 400 ft and in front of commercial airliner cockpits shoes, it is clear to me...
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    Oh, I am sure that if we beg them to register all...

    Oh, I am sure that if we beg them to register all our individual planes, radios, receivers, servos, serial numbers, etc. Our wishes will come true...
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    "AMA asks members to hold on registering model...

    "AMA asks members to hold on registering model aircraft"

    That is not even possible. The FAA sUAS registration, registers people not model aircraft.

    In similar fashion to the AMA number.
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  6. Thread: dirty birdy

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    After calling several hobby shops, I was able to...

    After calling several hobby shops, I was able to buy a NIB GP DB (last one in stock)out of state and had it shipped to me. I would suggest doing the same and calling different stores.

    It is too...
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    Sad to see Great Planes discontinued the Dirty...

    Sad to see Great Planes discontinued the Dirty Birdy ARF
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    I think customer support is an important feature...

    I think customer support is an important feature of any radio for a beginner. Hopefully, there is no need to use the warranty and the radio is reliable enough. However, may something go wrong the...
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    Then it is not a good option for a beginner.

    Then it is not a good option for a beginner.
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    For the Futaba 10j, the variometer alarm (not...

    For the Futaba 10j, the variometer alarm (not voice) is exactly the same both for climb and sink. It would be a huge improvement if there was a tone difference between the two.

    Hopefully this can...
  11. Futaba 10J update version 1.0.4 and 1.0.7

    The Futaba update website shows update version 1.0.7 for the 10J. However, the technical notice specifies version 1.0.4.

    Does update 1.0.4 must be applied before 1.0.7? and if so, where can...
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    Did you check/adjust clearance for both valves?

    Did you check/adjust clearance for both valves?
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    More than the "line of sight" argument to me it...

    More than the "line of sight" argument to me it is more about airspace, range and respect to private property

    You do not see many with rc cars go into an interstate, travel between states, or...
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    I would make sure your fuel tank is wrapped with...

    I would make sure your fuel tank is wrapped with foam rubber and not touching the fuselage. It is amazing how engine vibration can make fuel bubble like it is boiling, causing erratic performance. ...
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    +3 I dusted off a model with an Enya 25 I...

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    I dusted off a model with an Enya 25 I bought in the early 90's. Bearings were shot, carb gasket dried out and some screws stripped. I wrote to Mr Enya and sure enough in a week I had new...
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    My guess is most places in the United States (not...

    My guess is most places in the United States (not counting restricted zones) you are likely to get in trouble for shooting at an airplane that happens to fly above your home. I dont think the...
  17. Very Cool!!! Please take a video on that...

    Very Cool!!!

    Please take a video on that cart's maiden flight ;)
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    That is a good point. And companies offering...

    That is a good point. And companies offering ARFs would not have to design anything new. Just pack it on different stages:
    Option 1: All cut pieces unglued
    Option 2: Assembled model uncovered...
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    I wish there was something in between a kit and...

    I wish there was something in between a kit and an ARF. My main problem is not skill but time. I can and had built from scratch and kits. I am currently building from a Sig Kit from the 60's and...
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    What do you know, reverse engineering ARFs lol ...

    What do you know, reverse engineering ARFs lol

    You cannot say this hobby lacks from creativity
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    I see. Well, I dont have this radio but for...

    I see.

    Well, I dont have this radio but for what is worth. Typically asigning flaps to a three-way switch would yield the flaps centered at the middle position, and then move up or down...
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    Doesn't FrSky have a detailed user manual or...

    Doesn't FrSky have a detailed user manual or customer support to address your question?
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    My technique is, if I really love the plane buy...

    My technique is, if I really love the plane buy spare parts or even a second plane as reserve.

    I understand ARFs are built in batches. Once demand goes down, they stop production for good and...
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    Redo the same calculation in a vacuum and see if...

    Redo the same calculation in a vacuum and see if you can come up with an 80 momentum increase. This is, take the wind totally out of the equation

    ;)

    The "no loss of altitude" perception comes...
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    The energy comes from the wind. The delta...

    The energy comes from the wind.

    The delta total wind speed is 20 mph. First you are fighting against 10 mph wind, then you turn around and ride on 10 mph

    4x(20) = 80

    As our good friend AL...
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