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    Hi Jay: Any idea what the estimated price will...

    Hi Jay:

    Any idea what the estimated price will be for these actuators? I may want several of the RO Adams type.

    Gene
    Tyler, TX
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    FAA registration is required for radio controlled...

    FAA registration is required for radio controlled aircraft weighing over 250 grams and flown outdoors. Otherwise registration is not required.

    In other words, control line, free flight, indoor...
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    Plans are available on outerzone guys. Just...

    Plans are available on outerzone guys. Just download and print.

    http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=6420
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    Steven: If you are on a tight budget, why not...

    Steven:

    If you are on a tight budget, why not consider good old 72mhz gear? The stuff can be had for pennies on the dollar and often free! Still legal, still works great and no frequency...
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    Nelson Hobby Paint. Water based, fuel proof to...

    Nelson Hobby Paint. Water based, fuel proof to 40% nitro and goes on with a foam brush and looks like it was sprayed. Thin with tap water, no issues with shipping, no smell no fumes, no fancy mask...
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    You wouldn't want to automatically convert a...

    You wouldn't want to automatically convert a raster file from a model airplanr plan into a vector file even if you could. Model airplane plans are LOADED with errors. it's doubtful the parts would...
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    New tanks of the right size and shape are NOT...

    New tanks of the right size and shape are NOT ALWAYS available. Not nearly as many tank options these days as in years ago. Tank manufacturers are going away or reducing choices in their product...
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    Nelson Paint. Water based, fuel proof to 40%...

    Nelson Paint. Water based, fuel proof to 40% nitro, applies with a foam brush and looks sprayed. Goes over anything. No fumes, no smell, thins and cleans up with tap water. Lots of colors...
  9. Dickeybird: FAA registration is required ONLY...

    Dickeybird:

    FAA registration is required ONLY if you fly airplanes that weigh OVER 250 grams which is about 8.8 oz. Control line planes do not require registration either. Sounds like your...
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    Been flying RC for over 45 years and control line...

    Been flying RC for over 45 years and control line before that. After 40 years of flying full scale aircraft, I don't need anymore FAA intrusion into my life.

    Modelng is supposed to be fun, and...
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    As a professional pilot for over 40 years, I...

    As a professional pilot for over 40 years, I refuse to register with the FAA for the "right" to operate my model aircraft. I am now part of the 250 gram and under club. I also fly control line.
    ...
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    Dickeybird- Don't buy the methanol from...

    Dickeybird-

    Don't buy the methanol from Amazon, buy it locally. Find a local hot rod shop or industrial fuel suppliers or someone that deals in kerosene, propane etc, Methanol should be well...
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    I'm with MJD, I buy 30% car fuel and add castor. ...

    I'm with MJD, I buy 30% car fuel and add castor. Comes out to 26% nitro and 22% oil most of it castor.

    I also have a good stock of methanol and nitro so I can mix my own or modify any fuel I find...
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    I've had excellent service from all of my Cox...

    I've had excellent service from all of my Cox engines, TD s included. If you can't make them run there is a reason for it. My bet would be a tiny crack in the plastic front housing. I inspect them...
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    Of course if all of your aircraft weigh less than...

    Of course if all of your aircraft weigh less than .55 lbs then registration is not necessary. Some of us are flying much smaller planes to avoid FAA entanglements.
  16. Maybe the Feds should also regulate skateboards,...

    Maybe the Feds should also regulate skateboards, bicycles, boats of all kinds, and anything else that can pose a threat to anyone at all. Surfing, swimming, hiking, bungee jumping, rock climbing,...
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    This is the kind of thinking that takes place...

    This is the kind of thinking that takes place when citizens fear the government. The more power we allow government the more fearful of it we become.
  18. A buddy and I each scratch built a Flea Fli about...

    A buddy and I each scratch built a Flea Fli about a year ago and I am in the process of building a second one as a spare. I keep things simple and use Hitec HS81 servos in everything I fly including...
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    It's the typical High Tech job security scam. ...

    It's the typical High Tech job security scam.

    1. Take something that works OK
    2. Throw it out in favor of something new
    3. Spend the next 5 years fixing the new so it works as well as the old...
  20. Porcia- No offense intended from me. I only...

    Porcia-

    No offense intended from me. I only thought it might be helpful to enumerate some AMA successes in order to see that some good does come from Muncie. The average sport flyer sees very...
  21. Porcia83- It would be very helpful if you...

    Porcia83-

    It would be very helpful if you would clearly state exactly what, in your opinion, are AMA's greatest accomplishments. Particularly those victories within the past 25 years or so....
  22. Hound- You should be a spokesman for the FAA!

    Hound-

    You should be a spokesman for the FAA!
  23. Perception is reality. If the clubs think they...

    Perception is reality. If the clubs think they need to check "Union Cards" then they will.
  24. Clubs expend effort to ensure everyone is an AMA...

    Clubs expend effort to ensure everyone is an AMA member, how is checking for FAA registration different?

    Whether they do it or not will depend on their membership's fear of being considered...
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    Even worse, in Tyler we fly at a city park just...

    Even worse, in Tyler we fly at a city park just within 4 nautical miles of an airport with an operating tower. I fear for the future of our field.
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