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    In the past when it got to the point I was ready...

    In the past when it got to the point I was ready to throw the transmitter (either aileron servos or, more commonly split elevators) I used a Smart Fly equalizer to match two servos. They allow very...
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    Got it up. Got it down. Only had to bend over...

    Got it up. Got it down. Only had to bend over once to pick it up.

    That's a good maiden flight!
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    Amen to that. Even just having the maiden...

    Amen to that. Even just having the maiden assisted with an experienced RC pilot to pre-flight and trim the model initially would save MUCH heartache for first time pilots. On a buddy-box for the...
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    I am a long-time builder and gas/glow burner but...

    I am a long-time builder and gas/glow burner but I will provide a polite contrary to the "avoid foam trainer" mention. I have seen the abuse a Multiplex Mentor (65" WS, 4-1/2 lbs) can take and shrug...
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    That makes it an interesting box of spare balsa...

    That makes it an interesting box of spare balsa bits. The plans are the first step. Without them you don't know how far apart to space the wing ribs and fuselage frames even if you have them all. ...
  6. The flaps work . . . but it hardly needs them. ...

    The flaps work . . . but it hardly needs them.

    It is my favorite float plane hands down (among six others). Just a pleasure to fly.
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    I don't see where World Models specifies a torque...

    I don't see where World Models specifies a torque value for the required servos. In a model that size I'd definitely like a Heavy Duty servo on the rudder (because of the added strain from ground...
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    It's wicked hard to trim a model if you haven't...

    It's wicked hard to trim a model if you haven't flown before. You may have too much elevator at the "neutral" stick position. If you lay a ruler on the horizontal stabilizer the elevator should be...
  9. Someone over on the UMX Radian thread was...

    Someone over on the UMX Radian thread was swapping wings from Champs and such to perform similar abuse to what is a very nice little glider.

    I swap parts and components all the time between...
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    Expo and AS3X won't help for the transition from...

    Expo and AS3X won't help for the transition from wheels to wings. If the model veers when the tail-wheel lifts it is likely because the tail wheel and the rudder are not "running" in the same...
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    Ratshooter - I have one of the Tactic TTX850...

    Ratshooter - I have one of the Tactic TTX850 transmitters and it seems to be a good deal. Only complaint is I seem to have fried a diode in it and so cannot use the wall charger. The SLT technology...
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    Not me. For a kit that size I'd go gasoline for...

    Not me. For a kit that size I'd go gasoline for certain They are MUCH cheaper to run and are easy to tune and maintain. Don't know what a four-stroke glow of multiple cylinders takes to keep...
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    I landed a Saratoga 40 with 10 oz water...

    I landed a Saratoga 40 with 10 oz water (measured) in one leaky float. I thought I had lost one aileron and got her back in. It flew amazingly well for what was happening. I added a drain plug...
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    What are considered "cheats?" Exponential? ...

    What are considered "cheats?" Exponential? Mixing elevator to flaps? Electronic trims instead of manual linkage adjustment? Model memories?
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    I prefer to think of them as "Learned Techniques,...

    I prefer to think of them as "Learned Techniques, Mechanical Adjustments and Corrective Accelerometers". ;-)

    I was flying my 85" Carbon Z Cub at a float fly and was hit by a gust as I cleared the...
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    Start with the model pointed left of straight...

    Start with the model pointed left of straight down the runway.

    I was just watching a WWII documentary of P-40's in Africa and the pilots stood on the rudders on take off. Pumping to full...
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    I'd put in another vote for the Flyzone...

    I'd put in another vote for the Flyzone Tidewater. VERY accommodating seaplane and her surface handling makes water action very enjoyable. I did put a slightly larger ESC in mine (from a Hadron),...
  18. Here's the video of the little 14.7" WS UMX Beast...

    Here's the video of the little 14.7" WS UMX Beast 3D. With the weight of the floats the "3D" can be crossed off the name but it does credibly well.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6OyggEvdK8...
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    I also have a Jersey Modeler from Chief Aircraft...

    I also have a Jersey Modeler from Chief Aircraft and the MPI hand-crank pump. Also have a Dave Brown . . . which I haven't used since I got the Jersey Modeler rig.
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    I see several on ebaY, but none going cheap for...

    I see several on ebaY, but none going cheap for parts. Though there are some DX6i components. Just not what you need.


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    I did the same conversion for backlight and added a switch so...
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    Nice. I'm assuming it's custom assembled by a...

    Nice. I'm assuming it's custom assembled by a modler rather than a production offering.

    What is the AMA # on the wing? You may be able to contact the original owner.
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    Only have one at the moment - a Parkzone SE5a...

    Only have one at the moment - a Parkzone SE5a (37"WS). Can't really count my 80" Giant Ugly Stik. ;-)

    Had a sadly fated Albatros Dva that was rekitted many years ago. When time allows I hope to...
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    Very nice!

    Very nice!
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    When it breaks? Never changed one for wear.

    When it breaks? Never changed one for wear.
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    It does make it smoother in the center. But the...

    It does make it smoother in the center. But the flatter the center the more rapidly the surfaces have to move in the outer reaches to get to full deflection. If you have a surface that can move 40...
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