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  1. RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away

    I am deeply saddened about this loss. It was always a pleasure to read what Mike had to say.
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    RE: try to rebuild this!!

    Ahhh...The well displayed "Yard Sale"! Stuff happens, I have had my share of these too!
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    RE: My first crash - H-9 Cherokee 40

    Although the Cherokee can perform aerobatics, it is NOT designed for a hard or 3D Style maneuver!

    From the photos, I see a very clean break on a wing that had minimal strength for Scale type...
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    RE: Crash cessna 182 hangar 9 66'

    I suggest trying to find all the pieces, even if you have to go through the trash bin!

    After crashing, I toss it all out...but...after, I wind up going through the trash like a raccoon to find...
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    RE: Quaker 84 Penn Valley Hobbies

    Sorry I cant be of any help about those two coverings you mentioned, I have not yet used either one.

    It will be worthwhile to research various covering materials, and find out about how much a...
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    RE: Quaker 84 Penn Valley Hobbies

    The TT engine is Ringed and was taking plenty time to break in. At first, Idle RPM for landing was undependable/hit and miss/dead stick-ish, so I upped the prop to the 13x6 for flywheel effect and...
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    RE: Quaker 84 Penn Valley Hobbies

    Thanks for the kind words!

    No idea about the RPM.

    Actually, After the airframe is complete and still uncovered (motor mount insert temporarily assembled & located), servos and receiver...
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    RE: Quaker 84 Penn Valley Hobbies

    One example: The Thunder Tiger Four Stroke 54 works well! I used a 13x6 k series prop for two reasons A) The way the plane "chuggs" along and B) Roars of Laughter from other members when they see the...
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    RE: Quaker 84 Penn Valley Hobbies

    This kit was given to me by a senior club member whose health was other than comforting to him. He said: "Here Tony...you build it and we'll fly it!"

    Done Deal! After all that he has done for...
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    RE: Quaker 84 Penn Valley Hobbies

    From the moment you surrender to the fact that you have to build this plane from your own known building method's and techniques...thing's will move along smoothly! The plans and instructions are for...
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    RE: Quaker 84 Penn Valley Hobbies

    Instead of the two inner most ribs, I used a couple (top and bottom) of regular grain (for weight) 1/2x1/4"sticks. 1/16" sheeting was added between these strips and the next outer ribs for strength....
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    RE: Quaker 84 Penn Valley Hobbies

    One method of assembly: The ribs go on top of the main(middle) spar, and the trailing edge(rear spar). At the Leading edge(front spar), the top and bottom ribs come together and sit INSIDE the...
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    RE: Vintage builders - which type of glue?

    Ambroid and Testers user! Still use Ambroid! Mix a puddle of Ambroid with a scoop of Microballoon's for a light weight filler!
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    RE: Newbie T-Maxx 3.3 Owner

    More information here if you search:

    Traxxas> Products> Nitro> Tmaxx3.3 (#4907)> Downloads> Manual
  15. RE: Do you still remember your first rc helicopter?which brand?

    Kavan Jet Ranger 1974

    Way over my head!:)

    Webra Speed 61, Kraft radio(non computer) no gyro :eek:

    Took about 6 months to build. After about another month, I got it to hover.

    After...
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    RE: Nitro vs. Electric

    Just like nirto, the "sky is the limit" with electrics. Tons of variations available, so for sure, you can devise a good working system for any aircraft you choose!

    One suggestion is to learn...
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    RE: Fuel and overheating

    IMO ALL engines need to be broken in. During this process a tremendous amount of friction creates heat. Lubrication and TIME will prevent damage.

    I take plenty time to break in an engine. Also,...
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    RE: Fuel proof glue/epoxy?

    JB Weld just might do the trick! Great stuff when used as directed. I dont know what the pros use now, but I started using JB years ago to hold clutch lining's in place on Helis.

    Clean both...
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    RE: servo mounting

    Yep...a picture will indeed be a great help!
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    RE: servo mounting

    IMO, balsa is not strong enough for servo mounting!

    If you have to start from scratch with the servo mounting, 1/8 ply will do the job, as mentioned above.

    Make "rails" from square hardwood...
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    RE: Experiencing my first glitch

    At my place of work during wintertime , I fly on 72 with a cell tower literally right behind my back. Never a problem!

    As suggested, cover the basics.

    Make sure the RX crystal is planted...
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    RE: Need advice

    That is a very critical area which is subjected to forces quite high in magnitude IMHO.

    After a through cleaning, I would span the fault line with ,say, a 3/4" wide piece of lightweight glass...
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    RE: What was the name of that glue???

    Ambroid was developed for Canoe repairs. It's worth a "Google", with quite an interesting history!

    One use: Mix it with balsa dust for a lightweight filler.

    Using Ambroid, I built the...
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    RE: Sr. Falcon

    Good Flying Plane!!! Same holds true off water and snow!

    Early Kit version I had a 60 on it, and the new ARF flew fine with an OS FX46 (sport flying).
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    RE: School Boy Wing Center Section

    I hope you get replies from more experienced builders like BobHH.

    Although I have read documents regarding the fact that epoxy is NOT to be thinned...I have thinned it in the past exclusively...
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