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    Just some thoughts from a guy who's in love with...

    Just some thoughts from a guy who's in love with flying and has been flying RC and full-scale since a youth:

    General aviation is already being regulated into oblivion. For all the hoopla over the...
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    Finally got a Sig Citabria

    Well I have been wanting one of these for a while now. As it happens, one of my customers is an older gentlemen who spent years in the hobby. He built a Citabria, but by the time he finished it, was...
  3. Redcat (Art-Tech) P-51 is 2 for 3 on crashes.........

    After 20+ years of glow-powered balsa models and a small foray into electric, I decided to go against my aversion to cheap Chinese foamies, and traded an old glider I wasn't flying for a...
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    Disclaimer: the biggest scale RC model I've flown...

    Disclaimer: the biggest scale RC model I've flown is my 40-size GP Cub. :)

    Just a thought....in the full-scale Decathlon, I was taught (and discovered firsthand....) that for a wheels-landing, you...
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    Glad to see the OP got a solution. Just thought...

    Glad to see the OP got a solution. Just thought I'd throw in my $0.02 for anyone else facing this issue and not wanting to switch coverings for whatever reason.

    Monokote can ABSOLUTELY make this...
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    Here's one I enjoyed back in the day: ...

    Here's one I enjoyed back in the day:

    http://www.totalsims.com/

    They have three sims: Warbirds (WWII aerial combat), Dawn of Aces (WWI), and Armored Assault (WWII tank combat). I was thinking...
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    Awesome, thanks so much for posting this. As it...

    Awesome, thanks so much for posting this. As it happens, I just sold a trainer to a friend who has been out of the hobby for a few years...we will need a place to fly that doesn't involve...
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    I can see the weight argument. The fuselage has a...

    I can see the weight argument. The fuselage has a lot of built-up structure, plus the tail feathers are solid balsa. This all results in a tail-heavy model, I had to add a lot of nose weight. Still,...
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    If I waited for 11mph winds in Oklahoma, I would...

    If I waited for 11mph winds in Oklahoma, I would never fly. :)

    I got my flight review yesterday, and the pre-written refresher questionnaire/test had some example scenarios, and asked if you...
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    Thanks guys, I'm really proud of this...

    Thanks guys, I'm really proud of this rebuild/restoration so far. :) Yep, I would prefer to do tail feathers before attaching, but of course that's not really possible on a resto. I did remove the...
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    Seems like you are making some progress....good!...

    Seems like you are making some progress....good! Stick with the Cub if you can, they are pure joy to fly once you get the hang of it. I am in the process of restoring my old GP Cub .40 right now as a...
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    My first "Cub tail"

    Well I didn't actually think this would work, but I had to give it a try....I have been using Monokote for years, but never tackled a lot of complex curves (other than some curved wingtips, which I...
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    Finally had a chance to fly the plane again this...

    Finally had a chance to fly the plane again this weekend. It was SUPER windy (27mph gusting to 36) so it was hard to really evaluate the changes, but the plane was definitely better mannered with the...
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    Not sure if anyone is interested in this old ugly...

    Not sure if anyone is interested in this old ugly design, but I thought I would post an update on the flight characteristics: it's an odd one! Good news, moving the battery forward a bit did tame the...
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    I wouldn't worry about differential aileron...

    I wouldn't worry about differential aileron mixing until the airframe is sorted. Actually, if you really want to learn to fly a Cub, don't use differential at all. Once you loosen up that left thumb,...
  16. Looking good so far...I will follow this one, as...

    Looking good so far...I will follow this one, as I have been wanting to build a Citabria or Decathlon. I am pretty much torn between the GP Decathlon (if I can find one) and the Sig Citabria.

    I...
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    Ace Grasshopper flies again!

    Got another project off the bench a few weeks ago...it's been too windy or rainy to fly here in OK (or I've been busy), but last night I finally got out to the local park and put the Grasshopper up...
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    OMAC, now that's one I had no idea about! So I...

    OMAC, now that's one I had no idea about! So I looked up their website, and even had a chance to drive by the field this week (had a service call in Newcastle)....looks nice! I had no idea there was...
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    Baxter field in Moore, OK status?

    I am looking for a place to fly my 40-size stuff. I have flown at Baxter by Draper Lake a couple years ago as a guest, but lived pretty far at the time. Now I am in Moore and it seems like this is...
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    Well your post reassures me, for a while I was...

    Well your post reassures me, for a while I was worried my plane might have some sort of strange build issue that gave it these characteristics. :)

    I have added some weight to the nose and cranked...
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    My first Super Sportster

    Finally finished up this model a few weeks ago, didn't get a chance to fly it until this past weekend. A couple years ago I bought a guy's entire pile of RC goodies for $50, mostly old,...
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    If you learn how to use rudder properly in normal...

    If you learn how to use rudder properly in normal phases of flight (coordinating your turns, to start with), it will not be a problem on approach/landing. If there is a crosswind, I use ailerons to...
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    Regarding airspeed and groundspeed: as an RC...

    Regarding airspeed and groundspeed: as an RC pilot, we are concerned about BOTH. Flying RC is like flying in perpetual ground-reference maneuvers.

    The plane neither "knows" nor cares about...
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    Getting back to the OP, it's worth mentioning...

    Getting back to the OP, it's worth mentioning that on many aircraft, it is necessary to hold opposite aileron in a steep turn to prevent the plane from rolling more into the direction of bank. This...
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    JR Venture 30 parts

    Hi all, I have an old Venture 30 which has been a solid little heli for a couple years now as I learn "real size" heli skills. This summer, the tail rotor belt slipped rather badly while fighting a...
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