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  1. It was easy enough - With that second set of eyes...

    It was easy enough - With that second set of eyes - Thanks !
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    Interesting build. Will be watching your...

    Interesting build. Will be watching your progress. Best of luck.
  3. Thanks for ideas. Yes Daveopam, it is a Saito...

    Thanks for ideas. Yes Daveopam, it is a Saito 180. Pics attached (hopefully) - I can simply undo the 2 screws where carb attaches to manifold & turn it 180 putting throttle arm on the outside ?!...
  4. Throttle linkage 4 stroke / fuel tank solution sought

    Tried the Du-Bro 4 stroke throttle adapter, but will not fit on this build. Throttle linkage hitting tank & I don't have quite enough room to put servo right behind firewall. Grrr....
  5. Well looks like A123's get the votes. I have a...

    Well looks like A123's get the votes. I have a LiPo charger for 2-4 cells, will that work ? No ignition as I have a Saito 1.80 on glow (don't fly very often) Just run the A123 straight into receiver?...
  6. Batteries - Been out of the hobby for years, my first Big plane

    89" span Super Decathlon - six heavy duty + 2 standard servos. LiPo receiver pack with Voltage converter? What is the more modern world using for power? Can't find anything much in the way of large...
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    I am with bbbair. If a big chunk of wood falls...

    I am with bbbair. If a big chunk of wood falls out when I remove a wing tube, monocote is coming off!
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    I am with bbbair. If a big chunk of wood falls...

    I am with bbbair. If a big chunk of wood falls out when I remove a wing tube, monocote is coming off!
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    I build with beer.:rolleyes:

    I build with beer.:rolleyes:
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    I just tell myself beforehand that anytime I...

    I just tell myself beforehand that anytime I visit RCU it will be slow & frustrating. Too bad, as it is otherwise a fairly decent site. And what about the "search" feature? TOTALLY USELESS. Anytime I...
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    I too use Marvel Mystery oil for years, just...

    I too use Marvel Mystery oil for years, just forgot to when I chunked this one in attic for a couple of years. 300 in the oven for about 30 mins did the trick. Once cooled put the old
    M M Oil in...
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    Hey thanks - 300 did it. Turning over now !

    Hey thanks - 300 did it. Turning over now !
  13. Source for 6 or 7 inch tires that don't cost a kings ransom

    Building a 1/4 Scale Super Decathlon that I will be flying out of a pasture. Need some big tires but the only ones I find are ridiculous prices. (I just a working guy) ft
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    Slow for me lately - forget downloading a pic -...

    Slow for me lately - forget downloading a pic - can fall asleep while the little circle turns.....
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    What temp do I put oven ?

    What temp do I put oven ?
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    Engine gummed up ? Put it in oven ?

    Ran it & flew plane a couple of yrs ago then put it in the attic. Guess I neglected to put after run oil in it. It is on old OS 40 FP. Remember reading about putting engine in oven to free it up. Put...
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    Good Deal! Thanks TomCrump & yel914. I looked at...

    Good Deal! Thanks TomCrump & yel914. I looked at Nelson Hobby paint, glad to know about them. What is Klass Kote ?
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    I am trying to match a dark cream color of...

    I am trying to match a dark cream color of "Chinacote" I could live with the lighter cream color monocote, but they don't make but a few colors of Lustrecote.
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    What type of paint for cowl ?

    Have used Lustrecoat before, but the color I want for current project is not made. A contractor buddy of mine says Home Depot can match any color perfectly.
    Will water based latex enamel hold up?...
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    +1 what all the guys say above. Just give them a...

    +1 what all the guys say above. Just give them a call as I have always received courteous prompt help on the phone.
  21. You ain't wrong Old fart & Cobra. I developed a...

    You ain't wrong Old fart & Cobra. I developed a routine I would describe like this : Very soon after liftoff I roll her Inverted. Imagine a figure 8 stood on its side. Climb that outside loop to the...
  22. Thanks kiwibob. Will bolt a 18x6 on & see what...

    Thanks kiwibob. Will bolt a 18x6 on & see what happens.
  23. My First Big Plane - Looking for prop recommendations please, Saito 1.80

    Dynaflite Super Decathlon under construction. Modified for weight savings - looks to come out around 14lbs. Engine bought from a friend 10 yrs ago, (right when I got out of the hobby) only 15 -20...
  24. Lower Speed, High Thrust Prop for Saito 1.80

    I understand larger diameter, less pitch is how that works. The engine was purchased barely & gently used back in 2002, (the older version ?) Have not run it yet but kept her oiled up all this time....
  25. Duhh... Go to a float fly & see many alternatives...

    Duhh... Go to a float fly & see many alternatives ! Did not even think of that. Definitely put that on my "to do list." That will be fun & certain I will learn a lot.

    Plane is coming along nicely...
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