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  1. I believe you. From searching around, water flow...

    I believe you. From searching around, water flow just doesn't seem to be a big issue in most of these electric boats. But it certainly was in both versions of this one. It's using 1/8 brass tubing...
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    Since it happens with the motor going up and...

    Since it happens with the motor going up and down, you probably have a vibration. Check for prop damage, then check to see that the motor is mounted securely. Balance the prop if you haven't already...
  3. Update: I ran the boat again and the motor burned...

    Update: I ran the boat again and the motor burned up. Even after waiting for the boat to drift back to shore, the motor and ESC were still too hot to touch. The hobby shop got the company to replace...
  4. If you get the engine nice and hot before...

    If you get the engine nice and hot before unhooking the fuel line or letting it run dry it will help to evaporate both the alcohol and the water that's there. I defuel mine until I see bubbles, which...
  5. Thread: throws

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    Everybody has to start somewhere. The best way is...

    Everybody has to start somewhere. The best way is to start with everything at maximum servo travel or, if there is binding at the maximum travel, as much as you can without binding. Use your linkages...
  6. Fuel goes bad/gets contaminated mainly by...

    Fuel goes bad/gets contaminated mainly by absorbing water from the air. So partially used jugs of fuel that are left to sit for a long time can do that. I've had the last 15-20 ounces of fuel go bad...
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    Geez, who told you to put an 11x7 on that engine?...

    Geez, who told you to put an 11x7 on that engine? That's a prop you'd use on a hot .60.
  8. Two things that will eat glow plugs quickly is...

    Two things that will eat glow plugs quickly is running too lean (which you say you aren't doing) and bearings that are going bad. Neither of these may be your problem, but it's something to think...
  9. Thread: New plane

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    It's too bad I missed you Saturday, Ratshooter....

    It's too bad I missed you Saturday, Ratshooter. Another guy was there with a Kadet so I thought he was you. I had an ignition failure in my 50cc Extra and dorked up the landing gear. It was only my...
  10. Thread: throws

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    What do you want to know? Setting up servo throws...

    What do you want to know? Setting up servo throws means getting the mechanical linkages as close as you can to get the throws set the way the manual says to, and then tweak it the rest of the way by...
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    These planes aren't designed to actually fly....

    These planes aren't designed to actually fly. They are designed to look good in the store and get home then crash on the first attempt at flying. That way the company can deny a warranty claim saying...
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    Congratulations on a great event. I was sad to...

    Congratulations on a great event. I was sad to miss it, but family comes first. Hopefully I'll get to meet you and see GTRCC next year.
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    ira d- I stand corrected. I'd love to see how the...

    ira d- I stand corrected. I'd love to see how the performance is between the two.

    I think the biggest thing that will keep glow alive over the next 20 years or so is simply tradition. There aren't...
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    CDI ignitions have made small gassers much more...

    CDI ignitions have made small gassers much more viable. I don't think there will ever be a commercially produced gas engine that ignites using a driven glow plug, because a CDI unit can do the job...
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    A123 batteries were supposed to be the next big...

    A123 batteries were supposed to be the next big thing, but then development on them just fizzled. I think there was a problem with A123racing which was the company that made them to begin with. Lipos...
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    Let's don't be too quick to judge the instructor....

    Let's don't be too quick to judge the instructor. The instructor actually saw how the plane flew and made recommendations based on that. All we have is the description of an inexperienced pilot of...
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    For Cubs, you need pull, not speed. If the OS .46...

    For Cubs, you need pull, not speed. If the OS .46 you are using is a .46 AX, an 11x5 should be good. If it's a .46 LA, you may need to go smaller to be able to let the engine unwind enough to make...
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    I've seen plans for building tables on RCU that...

    I've seen plans for building tables on RCU that went from fairly simple to really extra fancy. The one common thread with all though is that the building surface is supported by a grid of 2x4s that...
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    It's a great day to be flying. I wish I could go....

    It's a great day to be flying. I wish I could go. We are having friends over this evening though, so I am on house cleaning and cooking duty today.
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    BrightGarden...

    BrightGarden- welcome to the hobby. I'm glad you've discovered the fun of planes, and it looks like you've explored the niches of both small and bigger planes. I'm going to address two things you...
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    Cubs aren't trainers. They don't automatically...

    Cubs aren't trainers. They don't automatically fly straight. It's normal for a Cub to pull left on takeoff and also whenever you pull hard on the elevator. That's a consequence of the short tail, low...
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    Last I heard, NHRA fuel was 90%. They backed off...

    Last I heard, NHRA fuel was 90%. They backed off in order to cut the power of the top fuel engines. I figure they'll cut it again in a few more years because the teams still run through equipment...
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    If you can't get this to work, get yourself a...

    If you can't get this to work, get yourself a Hobby Zone Super Cub. It's still simple enough to be a toy, but it flies well. Just don't try to fly it on a windy day. The same goes for your B17. It...
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    Have you read up on some of the methods for...

    Have you read up on some of the methods for getting your building board flat? If you just mount a board to a cabinet it won't be. You'll need a good straightedge and the time to work with your...
  25. Thread: C.G

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    I don't mean to muddy the waters here, but "more...

    I don't mean to muddy the waters here, but "more responsive" and "less responsive" with respect to CG isn't really the issue. Yes, going back does increase the sensitivity of your elevator. But you...
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