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08-30-2014, 06:26 AM
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Posted By LesUyeda

"Looks like it handles like a full scale Pitts on...

"Looks like it handles like a full scale Pitts on the pavement!"

LOL. I remember that. I never knew what direction mine was going to take off in.:-))))))))))))))

Les
08-29-2014, 06:32 AM
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Posted By LesUyeda

$200 dollar kit for 40 hours work. Sounds good...

$200 dollar kit for 40 hours work. Sounds good to me:-))))))))))))))))

That philosophy was why I quit building for others.

Les
08-28-2014, 06:58 AM
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Posted By LesUyeda

The N number is correct, but I don't know how...

The N number is correct, but I don't know how common that was, seeing the documentation was very limited, and many produced from the same paper. My Pica did NOT have metal cowling support tabs, the...
08-28-2014, 06:37 AM
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Posted By LesUyeda

" But maybe that is because we pay for things as...

" But maybe that is because we pay for things as we go, live well within our means, and don't want or waste for anything that requires financing."

My land:-)))))))))))) What a RADICAL idea. For...
08-26-2014, 06:48 AM
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Posted By LesUyeda

" Most of us older guys can't afford to lose much...

" Most of us older guys can't afford to lose much more than we already have!"

I got into this before we even knew what mufflers were, and went from there to noisy, 2 stroke dirt bikes, with my 3...
08-25-2014, 12:11 PM
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Posted By LesUyeda

"It is sad to read that a hobby shop owner is not...

"It is sad to read that a hobby shop owner is not interested in scratch building or building from plans or kits"

One must remember that hobby shop owners are in business to make money, not...
08-23-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By LesUyeda

", what do you want built?" And what are you...

", what do you want built?"

And what are you willing to pay?

Les
08-21-2014, 06:22 AM
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Views: 19,604
Posted By LesUyeda

"Perhaps most interesting is a reference to Henry...

"Perhaps most interesting is a reference to Henry Ford designing the first car with a steering wheel on the left. This, probably so dash controls etc. could be operated with the dominant hand."

I...
Forum: Kit Building
08-20-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 63,553
Posted By LesUyeda

"I couldn't find it in the view finder for an in...

"I couldn't find it in the view finder for an in flight picture --"

For what it's worth. What I do, is hold the camera in shooting position with both eyes open, then track the plane for a little,...
08-17-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,248
Posted By LesUyeda

"Not gonna happen, some people are just to stuck...

"Not gonna happen, some people are just to stuck in their view to see elsewise be it fact or fiction."

Sounds just like my wife:-))))))))))))))

Les
08-16-2014, 06:35 AM
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Posted By LesUyeda

"The only concern is the amount of right rudder...

"The only concern is the amount of right rudder that may be needed on take off,"

I always build in as much rudder as I can. You can always use less, but if you need more, and it ain't there...
08-16-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,248
Posted By LesUyeda

"speedracerntrixie...

"speedracerntrixie (http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/members/speedracerntrixie.html)- I don't see how too lean an oil mix could cause you to ruin your cylinder and ring."

You need...
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Views: 1,008
Posted By LesUyeda

My experience with "crimp your own", is that the...

My experience with "crimp your own", is that the tendency of some, is to get the insulation into the crimp, rather than only the wire, and having the insulation interfere with the operation.

Les
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Views: 364
Posted By LesUyeda

I would recommend you check the Futaba site FAQ...

I would recommend you check the Futaba site FAQ page to see if this question has been asked and answered already.

Les
08-15-2014, 06:43 AM
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Posted By LesUyeda

Tmac. Don't worry about it. Most of our...

Tmac.

Don't worry about it. Most of our "down and side" is because of grossly overpowered air frames, and overly aggressive thumbs. I have done a number of scale jobs with neither.

Les
08-14-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,248
Posted By LesUyeda

"IMO, oil is oil." Just like cars is cars. ...

"IMO, oil is oil."

Just like cars is cars. Doesn't matter whether its Chevy/Ford or Rolls Royce.\

There is such a thing as the right product for the right application. The manufacturers have...
08-13-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By LesUyeda

"(100LL) is not gasoline, but rather toluene and...

"(100LL) is not gasoline, but rather toluene and xylene."

Jet fuel, perhaps????

Les
08-10-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By LesUyeda

"is the Nylon Push Rods appears to be growing. Is...

"is the Nylon Push Rods appears to be growing. Is this a common problem with Nylon Push Rods?"

Yes. They once offered the same thing with a "carbon fibre" center to alleviate this condition.
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08-05-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 19,391
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Posted By LesUyeda

Dan. You need to remember that you are not...

Dan. You need to remember that you are not likely to "bump" the rudder when the plane is in the air.

Les
Forum: Kit Building
08-05-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,009
Posted By LesUyeda

I know that a number of "speculators" will go to...

I know that a number of "speculators" will go to estate sales, buy stuff up for pennies on the dollar, and then sell them off for a profit, without really knowing anything about what they are...
08-03-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5,565
Views: 287,164
Posted By LesUyeda

" If so, man, you gotta get stronger on your...

" If so, man, you gotta get stronger on your opinions!!!"

If any one makes an "absolute" statement, someone will crawl out of a closet, and prove it wrong, just to do so. I will be absolute when...
Forum: Kit Building
08-03-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By LesUyeda

Yes I do understand. Like when the demand drops...

Yes I do understand. Like when the demand drops below what makes it economically profitable for the manufacturer.

Les
08-02-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5,565
Views: 287,164
Posted By LesUyeda

I am glad it is going so well for you. I have...

I am glad it is going so well for you. I have nightmares over how many times it did not for me; in the days before the internet, and local help was nil because I was the one doing the "new" thing.
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08-02-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5,565
Views: 287,164
Posted By LesUyeda

""the damn **** would stick!!" Sounds like a...

""the damn **** would stick!!"

Sounds like a stuff I have used called "Friskit", and yes it is a very low tack material. I have taped down perimeter points to keep things in place.

Les
08-02-2014, 06:51 AM
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Views: 287,164
Posted By LesUyeda

"it does not peel off without trying to lift the...

"it does not peel off without trying to lift the paint, "

I have found that a small amount of heat from a hair dryer, and pulling back along itself (rather that up, perpendicular to the surface)...
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