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  1. Thread: "experts"

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    The reason I am concerned about noobies reading...

    The reason I am concerned about noobies reading these conflicting opinions is that I sense that this great hobby of ours is declining markedly, and when the current folks are gone, who is going to...
  2. Thread: "experts"

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    But what if you're new to the hobby and don't...

    But what if you're new to the hobby and don't have enough experience to know what you like and what you don't like so you come here to ask the folks who do know? And you get diametrically opposed...
  3. Thread: "experts"

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    I realize that what most of you guys are saying...

    I realize that what most of you guys are saying is true, that differing opinions on most subjects exist. I probably didn't clarify very well that I was primarily concerned with how this might impact...
  4. Thread: "experts"

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    "experts"

    THIS IS NOT A RANT!!!!!!!!!!!! One thing I have noticed over the years, not only on this forum but on every forum I have ever read to any extent, the folks who profess to "know" something do not...
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    Congratulations Chris. One of my good friends,...

    Congratulations Chris. One of my good friends, who is now 91 years old, flew P51s with the 357th fighter group out of England during the second world war, a rather successful fighter group with...
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    The OP only needs to read his topic sentence to...

    The OP only needs to read his topic sentence to find his answer. "Just to have them" is the end goal in some cases. Some people collect match books just to have them. Some collect stamps just to...
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    Where in Arkansas do you have family? Maybe you...

    Where in Arkansas do you have family? Maybe you could come and fly with us next time.
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    We have one that was originally built some 30...

    We have one that was originally built some 30 years ago or so we guess. It has been through so many hands, crashed and repaired so many times, sometimes repaired well and sometimes not so well, and...
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    When I first heard that there was an HK warehouse...

    When I first heard that there was an HK warehouse here in Arkansas, I was hoping that it would be close enough to me to go look at it. But it is 150 miles plus each way and no assurance they would...
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    Never mind, guys. It's in Jacksonville which is...

    Never mind, guys. It's in Jacksonville which is just a few miles north of Little Rock.
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    HK Arkansas warehouse

    I read in another thread on this site that HK now has a warehouse in Arkansas, so I checked with the HK website, and, sure enough, they say they have opened one in Arkansas but they do not say where...
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    First of all, welcome to the world of RC. You...

    First of all, welcome to the world of RC. You might find it addicting. While the clubhouse is for all kinds of questions concerning RC, you will find that if you scroll a bit further down in the...
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    Use a Futaba servo with similar specs. It will...

    Use a Futaba servo with similar specs. It will operate in the opposite direction from the Hitec servo.
  14. I agree. Sig has always been my favorite source...

    I agree. Sig has always been my favorite source of models and Seagull has some of the better ARFs. Hope it works out for both companies.
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    The immediate reaction to 1,000 feet is that we...

    The immediate reaction to 1,000 feet is that we all routinely fly out that far, but I don't think so. I pulled our field up on Google Earth and measured the distance to a known obstacle south of our...
  16. Thread: plane ID

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    Exactly, Rob, like the 4,397 versions of the...

    Exactly, Rob, like the 4,397 versions of the Stick. They all fly great and don;t pretend to be anything but ugly and have great flying traits.
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    Well, guys, I found the problem and it was such a...

    Well, guys, I found the problem and it was such a stupid thing that I was doing. I had the plane in a cradle atop a field box. The U shaped portion of the cradle has foam covering around it and I...
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    No, no irate neighbor or police in the last month...

    No, no irate neighbor or police in the last month or so. Hopefully, he has gone away, but I doubt it.
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    Nope, the stopper is actually about 1/2 inch...

    Nope, the stopper is actually about 1/2 inch lower than the needle valve.
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    Flooding Engine

    I have an engine that was running perfectly three months ago. I crashed the plane it was in and the plane and engine has been sitting for those three months. I repaired the plane and tried to start...
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    I tried HobbyKing covering on a Midwest Extra 300...

    I tried HobbyKing covering on a Midwest Extra 300 which also is a huge wing chord and it is amazing how well it worked or how easy it was for me to work. It was white and I have not tried any other...
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    OK, you will need to buy everything new. The...

    OK, you will need to buy everything new. The simulator is a very good idea assuming you don't develop any bad habits that you will find hard to break when you start flying for real. Anyway, your...
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    First, welcome to RCU. You will find lots of...

    First, welcome to RCU. You will find lots of advice here, some good, some not so good, but everyone tries. We will need some further information to answer your question, like, do you have a radio...
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    problem programming ESC

    I have two known good motors that I can't make run. I have two ESCs that were removed from flying planes, but neither of them makes the motors beep (can't enter programming mode). Does anyone have...
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    A friend showed up one day with some Solar brand...

    A friend showed up one day with some Solar brand servos from Hobby Partz. They looked good and worked well. I looked them up and the specs were impressive. I have bought several since then and...
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