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  1. Control Line Flying and FAA Regulations

    The following is what I know so far regarding FAA registration requirements for control line. Intent is to simply clarify from what I've found on FAA registration requirements. This is not meant for...
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    An old coffee percolator works as well as a...

    An old coffee percolator works as well as a crockpot, plus it uses less solution. I use an old Polyperk. Use it without the percolator basket and riser pipe, not needed. Once solution heats to...
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    The Wen Macs carried over to Testors were not bad...

    The Wen Macs carried over to Testors were not bad engines. the earlier Wen Mac with glow plug head was about the power of an OK Cub, IMO. Testors Rotomatic and Wen Mac just prior to Testors and...
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    Some of those counts may be from scan engines...

    Some of those counts may be from scan engines (Google, Yahoo, etc.)
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    Lawn darting seems to be a common aerobatic...

    Lawn darting seems to be a common aerobatic manoeuvrer. Here's the result of a similar well executed Figure Nine by my Norvel .061 powered 36" (915 mm) Lee Renaud Airtronics Q-Tee parasol. Being that...
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    That what you say Donny, is definitely true. I've...

    That what you say Donny, is definitely true. I've had more luck and peace of mind with Linux than I have had with Windows, hence why I rarely use it except for stuff that won't run in Linux, which is...
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    Good you found something to help cope with Win10....

    Good you found something to help cope with Win10. Personally, I decided not to upgrade. My 9 year old desktop (2.9ghz AMD dual core) and two 8 YO netbooks (ASUS 4G Surf & ASUS Aspire One) are running...
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    That B-25 would have been quite a sight to see...

    That B-25 would have been quite a sight to see and I would have enjoyed hearing the whine of both rotaries. Interesting you mention fuel consumption Donny. This was the same problem they had with the...
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    Don't know what Mike thinks, Donny, but it looks...

    Don't know what Mike thinks, Donny, but it looks sexy. Nick Ziroli had an article of it mounted to an F4F Wildcat I believe, engine was powerful, had no vices. Only caveat was cost. Now one goes for...
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    Another place to try is...

    Another place to try is http://www.coxengineforum.com/ . The community there does more than just Cox and many are collectors of Testors RTF's. They should be able to point you in the right direction.
  11. AMA's latest message - FAA model plane regulation

    I just received the following by E-mail from AMA:



    I have not seen the verbiage of the bill, so I don't know what problematic language was removed. It did not remove FAA registration...
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    Sticky: Nice work, looks lightweight and strong.

    Nice work, looks lightweight and strong.
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    That 16" winspan Comet Ryan SC was my first balsa...

    That 16" winspan Comet Ryan SC was my first balsa & tissue kit, too,FlyerInOKC!

    Was kind of gaudy looking with the supplied black tissue, but as a 4th or 5th grader, I was very proud of it.
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    2001 Kawasaki ZG1200 Voyager XII, good long...

    2001 Kawasaki ZG1200 Voyager XII, good long distance tourer. :D
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    Good to see riders, here's mine. 2168179...

    Good to see riders, here's mine.
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    Speaking of houses, when I was in college in the late 1970's, I remember visiting a friend in Honolulu, who was boarding at a doctor's house. They had a...
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    Interesting story, Telemaster, thanks for...

    Interesting story, Telemaster, thanks for sharing. When you say Cardinal, do you mean this model by Veron?

    http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=4418

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    If...
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    Don't know about the latest, but my earlier plain...

    Don't know about the latest, but my earlier plain bearing TT .15GP, .25GP and later early GP-07 instructions state made in Taiwan. Both the .15 and .25 look like copies of the OS FSR series. Haven't...
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    Been mostly lurking, enjoyed reading the...

    Been mostly lurking, enjoyed reading the discussion here. Out of curiosity I went to http://www.sceptreflight.net/Model%20Engine%20Tests/ . Yes, there is not much info for comparison. FSR in larger...
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    Good question. Personally I have a dumb 4 channel...

    Good question. Personally I have a dumb 4 channel Hobby Shack Cirrus (Futaba stencil) system on 72 MHz that is still my main radio. It has no mixing, no dual rates. I just use it, adjust the control...
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    True. Most useful function I've found is dual...

    True. Most useful function I've found is dual rates on flying surfaces, elevator and ailerons (or rudder if no ailerons). Surfaces have less travel with power on, can switch to more travel when...
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    Don't think changing transmitters would have...

    Don't think changing transmitters would have helped much, stuff happens. To get your plane, depending on how high in the tree, some have taken a tennis ball on the end of a line to a casting reel and...
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    Trainer can be a misnomer. One can make...

    Trainer can be a misnomer. One can make adjustments to a trainer, minor mods to the extent it is no longer a trainer, but a really nice sport plane. That's the nice thing about this hobby, there are...
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    Oh, depends on the trainer. Some high wingers...

    Oh, depends on the trainer. Some high wingers with symmetrical airfoil, low or nearly non-existent dihedral and neutral incidence setup are definitely not beginner planes. Yes, where an instructor is...
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    I learned the hard way, on my own. Back in the...

    I learned the hard way, on my own. Back in the early 1970's, I had an Ace Pulse Commander Single Channel (rudder only) RC System mounted in a 27" wingspan Top Flite RC Schoolboy, and a non throttled...
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    Speaking of civility, for those who are devote...

    Speaking of civility, for those who are devote Christians, evangelism is nothing more than one beggar telling the other where to get food. ;) Regarding Congress controlling FAA, one thing they could...
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