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    IMHO it's more a matter of personal preference...

    IMHO it's more a matter of personal preference than anything a model requires. I have none at all on some of mine.

    You won't know how much you need until you fly the model. And you may even...
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    My guess is, being an R/C guy, you will enjoy a...

    My guess is, being an R/C guy, you will enjoy a flintlock. They take a lot of futzing to get right - but once you're set up and have the load and procedure down they are very reliable hunting arms. ...
  3. This one is, sadly, once annually because it has...

    This one is, sadly, once annually because it has to be when the park is closed. The Binghamton AGS club has one at nearby Greenwood Park/Lake after Labor Day. Both are Broome County parks.

    So,...
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    With my eyesight (55) - I have no problem...

    With my eyesight (55) - I have no problem harvesting 200 to 250 lb whitetail deer out to 75 yards with my .54 cal. I get full penetration with broadsides. On a good day at 75 yards I can put five...
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    R/C airplanes - I consider this my primary hobby....

    R/C airplanes - I consider this my primary hobby.

    Also:
    Hobby farm (17 sheep, 11 turkeys, 40+/- chickens, 8 guinea fowl). This is more lifestyle but CERTAINLY non-profit.
    Gardening
    Traditional...
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    I was just thinking more on this and almost all...

    I was just thinking more on this and almost all of my aileron servos have three separate & connected runs. 6" to 12" to get from the receiver to the wing bay. I connect there when assembling at the...
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    Maybe, maybe not. I have at least two that are...

    Maybe, maybe not. I have at least two that are at least 12 years in the middling stages of completion. 2091108
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    If you are worried you can coat the connection...

    If you are worried you can coat the connection surfaces with a product called CorrosionX, which is designed for just that problem (prevent contact oxidation). The military and aircraft manufacturers...
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    Agree with all above. I have added smoke to some...

    Agree with all above. I have added smoke to some gassers and that is an extra battery, pump and 16 oz tank and tubing/fittings for a couple extra pounds. And then put 44" fiberglass floats...
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    Whoa! That was 12 years ago! I have a pair of...

    Whoa! That was 12 years ago!

    I have a pair of 44" with fiberglass cloth and a pair of 10.5" with coffee filter paper laid over wet epoxy and then brushed smooth with more. Both cores from...
  11. It's Spring! It's Spring! Time to venture...

    It's Spring! It's Spring! Time to venture outdoors again.

    Clear me some beach - I'll be there.

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    I'd go with the Ju88 as it was in every theatre...

    I'd go with the Ju88 as it was in every theatre for most of the war, but both are sharp designs.

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    Let me tell you something about "Bean Counters". ...

    Let me tell you something about "Bean Counters". I was a bean counter for 25 years, and both a private and municipal controller and comptroller for 8 years total. Now I'm a business manager. Bean...
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    I'd say "yes" as well . . . until I got up to...

    I'd say "yes" as well . . . until I got up to 34cc and 43cc size gas engines and my starter wouldn't turn them. For them I use a padded leather glove.

    Though I just put this 18v cordless job...
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    I remember starting my free-flight and control...

    I remember starting my free-flight and control line glow-fuel engines with one of those big 1.5v dry cells.

    I had to do some surfing but this is the crystal radio like mine. Remco!

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    That brings to mind the crystal set (Gilbert?)...

    That brings to mind the crystal set (Gilbert?) that I had with the 100 ft wire antenna in the back yard that allowed me to get Dr. DImento from the Chicago station. I remember doing my homework with...
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    I don't usually give pluges - but this crowd may...

    I don't usually give pluges - but this crowd may appreciate. . . especially those remembering the Harmonicats.

    This guy is French - but if American "artists" at the Superbowl would sing our...
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    Oh yes. Half the time was spent waiting for...

    Oh yes. Half the time was spent waiting for someone to fish the rocket out of eaves troughs.


    And these guns - that would sooner or later wear down at the catch and get you in the fingers or...
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    Does anybody remember this toy? One of my best...

    Does anybody remember this toy? One of my best Christmas presents ever.

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    The fan held the balloon in the center of the slip-stream, and it had a throttle and a joystick. By...
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    No less true - but I think that quote was from...

    No less true - but I think that quote was from Charlton Ogburn regarding Merrill's Marauders in WWII



    I have used it in the past is how I know.

    Also two good ones from Walt Kelly

    "We have...
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    Loved Rat Patrol. Remember Sky Koing? ...

    Loved Rat Patrol.

    Remember Sky Koing?

    Here's an homage to the Cessna T-50. Now this would be a great modeling project!

    http://youtu.be/j5-18MR8aZs
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    Oh yes. Good memories there. I remember...

    Oh yes. Good memories there.

    I remember Fireball XL-5. The kid across the street had a model of it that I was fiercely jealous of. He also had a Johnny Seven that was the Rolls Royce of toy...
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    My Dad was born in 1912 and his father lost his...

    My Dad was born in 1912 and his father lost his shirt in the Depression (he had begun building homes from what had been the family farm in a subdivision; the street still bears our name). Went from...
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    Remove a servo from the tail (if so equipped) and...

    Remove a servo from the tail (if so equipped) and add a lead shoe to the servo case and reinstall.

    Bolt lead (stick-on or wheel weights) under the horizontal stab. Best method is to open an...
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    Born in 1959. Lots of Gillows rubber powered. I...

    Born in 1959. Lots of Gillows rubber powered. I remember a red control-line Albatross biplane I had to have a whole bunch of box tops for (Alpha Bits?) with a little Cox .049 engine that was a...
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