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    Good information, thanks. I send an e-mail to AMA...

    Good information, thanks. I send an e-mail to AMA and should get an answer on Monday.
    Taildragger - this is very much the same situation I have. We are 3 very active pilots (which would also help...
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    AMA and fun fly events

    I am a member of a small club - just a hand full of members. We fly off of a taxiway at a local airport, which comes with quite a few restrictions, but costs are low and we have a nice runway.
    So in...
  3. The Hobbytown stores I visited were rather...

    The Hobbytown stores I visited were rather disappointing. They had a good selection of car stuff, otherwise only small electric models. The last one I visited was in Milwaukee and they had 3 rolls of...
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    1. dumb thumbs 2. dumb thumbs 3. dumb thumbs...

    1. dumb thumbs
    2. dumb thumbs
    3. dumb thumbs
    4. mechanical failure - bad links, servo gear stripped (common helicopter diseases), hinges come unglued..
    5. wrong settings
    6. engine poorly running...
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    SIG kits are great. Another great and...

    SIG kits are great.
    Another great and inexpensive starter kit is the Uproar from Tower- this is fun and easy to build - and a blast to fly.
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    Does anybody have some info on a 90mm edf...

    Does anybody have some info on a 90mm edf conversion? I just got a kit and have a edf unit coming. I was going to see the VHS tape, but it doesn't work...does anybody have a video file and can send...
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    Since customers look for the price first, the...

    Since customers look for the price first, the quality of the product - and the customer service will suffer.
    As a manufacturer you need to decide how much of each you are willing to offer.
    For...
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    I'd think you would have to specify the frequency...

    I'd think you would have to specify the frequency when you order this. There are different channels in either frequency band, so you can run several cars at the same time on the same freq band, you...
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    I can understand noise restrictions. Some high...

    I can understand noise restrictions. Some high tuned glow engines are louder then large gassers, so banning gas engines does not seem fair.
    The club should get a meter and measure all engines -...
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    ...while packing up the planes to get to the...

    ...while packing up the planes to get to the field quick, I noticed one wheel was a little hard to turn. As a quick fix I wanted to spray some grease on it. Grabbed black paint instead and came late...
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    I went to the hobby shop 50 miles away to get...

    I went to the hobby shop 50 miles away to get only some fuel. To make sure I wouldn't buy more planes, I took the Corvette.
    Well, that huge box was hard to stow on the passengers seat and I had to...
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    I'd think it help a lot, but it needs to be real...

    I'd think it help a lot, but it needs to be real sturdy, you'll be hitting small stones, ice and other things at a high speed.
    And if you had to repair it all the time, it would take the fun out of...
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    I build an rc sled a long time ago. It was a...

    I build an rc sled a long time ago. It was a catamaran with 2 big rudders to steer. it looked nice and was fast with a 25 size engine.
    But it was almost impossible to steer, it didn't like to turn...
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  15. Later you will need more then 2 channels, maybe...

    Later you will need more then 2 channels, maybe an electric sailplane. add ailerons and you need 4 channels. It depends on your budget, but I'd recommend a 2.4 Ghz with at least 6 channels and you...
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    so when you plug a servo into the throttle port,...

    so when you plug a servo into the throttle port, it does nothing? I don't know your radio, does it have a throttle hold function?
    If not, the rx is likely bad. Find another rx. bind it to your...
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    I'd like to see a giant Horten 229 flying wing.

    I'd like to see a giant Horten 229 flying wing.
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    The person who suggested that gasoline engine are...

    The person who suggested that gasoline engine are more dangerous then glow or LiPo powered planes should bring proof for the statement. Otherwise he does not have a leg to stand on.
    The operating...
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    yep, much slower then any other site. And if you...

    yep, much slower then any other site. And if you click on the RcUniverse globe, it takes you to the forums page. It's been like this for quite a while.
    Not much going on here since the last...
  20. I have some Deans and I find it hard to get them...

    I have some Deans and I find it hard to get them apart without pulling on the leads. The XT60 have a little more grip, for higher loads I use bullet connectors.
    Plugs with a low resistance are less...
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    Hard to prove any of this without extensive...

    Hard to prove any of this without extensive tests.
    The closer you are to the rx, the less power you will need to jam the signal. But you had to feed in noise over the whole frequency spectrum...
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    Same here, my heli parts are in NJ, according to...

    Same here, my heli parts are in NJ, according to the tracking info. I see lots of people having the same problems, so no more orders from China for me.
    Of courser most people choose the cheapest...
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    to the op - you can make a simple test to rule...

    to the op - you can make a simple test to rule out the servo. Disconnect the throttle servo lead from the rx and run the engine with either moving the throttle by hand or a servo tester or separate...
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    +1 I don't know where the old wife's tale...

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    I don't know where the old wife's tale came from that you can not have any rc interference with a 2.4 Ghz receiver. You can very well feed in rf noise through the servo or battery leads....
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    What is this money being used for? The price...

    What is this money being used for? The price seems a little too high for making a video or online quiz...or what is the purpose?
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