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    idk what my wt is but it is very nimble. does not...

    idk what my wt is but it is very nimble. does not fly heavy at all.

    Joe
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    I used PPG concept for a while, it was glow...

    I used PPG concept for a while, it was glow compatible, but developed a asthma problem brought on by the arsenic in the reducer. I switched to Klass Kote (I have not ordered any in 7 years I hope...
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    hah, my steering servo burned out 20+ flights...

    hah, my steering servo burned out 20+ flights ago. just unplugged the servo and adjusted the linkage for straight and off we go. when I want to turn I give up E and rudder, works great.

    Joe
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    I don't like the stripes because war birds are...

    I don't like the stripes because war birds are supposed to be hard to see so they can sneak up on you and pounce!

    D-day striped make it look like a street rod with guns.

    Joe
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    cadii, you can set up a moment equation. pick a...

    cadii, you can set up a moment equation. pick a point, any point, I like to use the back plate of the spinner. measure from there to the center of mass of the nose wt then the center of mass of the...
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    Acdii as aircraft get heavier they become more...

    Acdii as aircraft get heavier they become more sensitive to quick changes in directions. did you pull E before it snapped?

    story time:
    I used to fly 704 SCALE combat (while they still looked...
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    Yup, i remember those very words being said. Sure...

    Yup, i remember those very words being said. Sure miss when rc pilots strived to improve their art, rather than get the next plane




    NOW!



    Joe
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    Bill Underkofler built on in our club and flew it...

    Bill Underkofler built on in our club and flew it for years. though he had to pick calm days because the plates the blades where attached to were flimsy at best and he was not sure how it would...
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    haha, that brings back memories of running to my...

    haha, that brings back memories of running to my dads car and hopping in to chase the plane. until I realized that running to the car was an act of desperation, cause I had already lost, leading me...
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    just 3 short years and he is driving! I remember...

    just 3 short years and he is driving! I remember those days, PRESIOUS!

    enjoy it while you have him.

    Joe
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    haha me too. my son (32) has adopted my platt...

    haha me too.

    my son (32) has adopted my platt fockewulf 190 d-9 I built the year before he was born. but there is not a market for used warbirds that does not require boxing it up and sending to...
  12. Thread: Carbon T-28

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    ok so you did what everyone else has been doing....

    ok so you did what everyone else has been doing. I cut the red and black wires going to the retracts on china cheepies and they worked ok but every now and then would require an extra cycle of the...
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    Gary, I built a plane just to test that out. I...

    Gary, I built a plane just to test that out. I ran the cheapo china retracts off a old NiCad pack. it worked fine but every now and then one retract would not come down, cycle them and everything was...
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    viper sorry to here of your loss! my steering...

    viper sorry to here of your loss!

    my steering servo stopped working around flight 5. I unplugged it and adjusted the linkage so the nose wheel was straight and have 10 flights on it that way....
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    I don't understand what one has to do with the...

    I don't understand what one has to do with the other. but I liked it!

    so that's what they do for fun in the uk?


    Joe
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    I put fuses on mine and on flight 2 burned out a...

    I put fuses on mine and on flight 2 burned out a 2amp fuse, flight 3 burned out a 3amp fuse and the nose gear was toast. once I got the new retract units I took the bad unit apart. a 1.5, 3 and 4.5...
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    yes it was/is but I have been using the wood one...

    yes it was/is but I have been using the wood one with a peace of glass on it so I can ca right to it and put the plans under it. works excellent if you understand parallax. so the steel one is piled...
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    I'm talkin about the green thing in fw190's pic....

    I'm talkin about the green thing in fw190's pic. a bendable peace of plastic to make oddball curves. as for splines, I had ellipse templates not splines, may be just where we were taught? all that...
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    ya, I wonder if mine is still in the back of my...

    ya, I wonder if mine is still in the back of my desk drawer. used to draw free hand curves, splines are a computer term.

    my slide rule was destroyed when the kids realized the leather case had a...
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    OMG, I have not seen one of those since it...

    OMG, I have not seen one of those since it stopped drawing on a drafting board ~ 1983 ~.

    Joe
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    To each their own. I'm a ME and i use them...

    To each their own. I'm a ME and i use them everyday and never see them come apart unless they are installed incorrectly or dammaged. wood and glass planes transmit vibration well which is why i don't...
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    I used EZ links: ...

    I used EZ links:

    http://www.horizonhobby.com/bulk-ez-connector-with-snap-ons-dub605

    works on all the other foamies

    Joe
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    +1 Joe P.S. im pretty sure their junk...

    +1

    Joe

    P.S. im pretty sure their junk hardwear is because they were concerned with other things (like flying well) and the vendor took advantage/cut corners on stuff that was not specified. I'm...
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    I bought two FMS planes in 2012 because the price...

    I bought two FMS planes in 2012 because the price was just so good? my son and I planned to dog fight them. not enough power for that! and the maintenance is constant!!! my FMS 190 has been down all...
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    have a bridge for sale in Brooklyn if any of you...

    have a bridge for sale in Brooklyn if any of you are interested. even comes complete with toll booths.
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