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    He is using a brush.

    He is using a brush.
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    He was in the business of breaking records. My...

    He was in the business of breaking records. My first learning of him was in the late 70s which by then I think the OS became his standard. Anything Fox 59 predates me by a good bit. I think he...
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    The best thing to do is start collecting old...

    The best thing to do is start collecting old magazines. I have mine from the late 70s-80s. So much better than anything else.
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    Notice the service ceiling of 19,000+ft. The...

    Notice the service ceiling of 19,000+ft. The higher you go you have less air to run the engine. Less air means you need less fuel. The carb has to have some way to lean out. Once it gets to...
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    No. Ferric Beads that stop interference are the...

    No. Ferric Beads that stop interference are the same material.
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    Somebody has here on rcu, but it has been years...

    Somebody has here on rcu, but it has been years ago. Search for it. Reliability seems to be a big problem with that engine.
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    I would trade up or change brands. That is a...

    I would trade up or change brands. That is a pretty easy fix to do your self; yes it is your fault if it breaks. If Airtronics fix breaks, there is no different outcome. With all the flying wires...
  8. I still have my S Tee from 1980.

    I still have my S Tee from 1980.
  9. The actual sad part was he had been flying with...

    The actual sad part was he had been flying with it bad and was waiting to get back to Oshkosh to fix it. He glued the fabric as the aileron is only about 9 " wide. More about putting something off...
  10. Thread: OS1.60 2 stroke

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    Probably a combo of older design, gas, and...

    Probably a combo of older design, gas, and electric. They are great engines, and you should still be able to grab one on a private sale.
  11. Thread: Four Hundred Feet?

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    Just like every airport that has parachute ops or...

    Just like every airport that has parachute ops or an aerobatic box, every AMA club should put in paper for an airspace block; ours to 1500ft 1.5 miles in diameter and have it placed on the NOTAMs. ...
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    Same span no problem. You would not have real...

    Same span no problem. You would not have real Ultimate biplanes or Pitts S-1Ts and a lots of others.
  13. Maybe they should know that at least now until it...

    Maybe they should know that at least now until it gets mucked up, which it will, your home owners or renters insurance covers damages. Im sure there will be new riders for homeowner's insurance if...
  14. Don't use 4.8v if you use a 2.4ghz radio. Old 72...

    Don't use 4.8v if you use a 2.4ghz radio. Old 72 mhz is not a problem. Probably not a big deal in a trainer, but just to be on the safe side. Why futaba has 3004s,3001s and 148s never made any...
  15. What makes registering wrong in the normal world...

    What makes registering wrong in the normal world of the FAA is this, to have an FAA license you have to be tested and pass. It is a license to do under FAA rules; fly, mechanic, pack parachutes,...
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    I believe when all was said and done, the FG was...

    I believe when all was said and done, the FG was the winner overall. The Z is technically a higher end product, but in practice the FG is easier to work with. Z has better sticks. A Futaba H radio...
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    The problem is this ...

    The problem is this http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=fe5b59fad66c25a7810afda36a14fe81&mc=true&node=pt14.1.48&rgn=div5 It is in the FARs and the FAA does not change except to make it worse.....
  18. Thread: Four Hundred Feet?

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    When you sign up for drone license, you hit...

    When you sign up for drone license, you hit agree. Recommended has been around for a long time in a FAA Advisory Circular. In full scale aviation when talking to a tower, the tower will ask you to...
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    There were some plans for a CL not too long ago...

    There were some plans for a CL not too long ago in MA, I think. Enlarge 'em.
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    FAR 11 is how the FAA makes rules and its...

    FAR 11 is how the FAA makes rules and its authority is under this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Administrative_Procedure_Act
    How it interferes with other rules is what you pay lawyers for. Pretty...
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    Lash is the "slack" in the valve train system to...

    Lash is the "slack" in the valve train system to handle expansion from heat of various parts. There is a very small gap between the valve stem top and the rocker arm when the valve is fully closed. ...
  22. Thread: FAA LEO guidelines

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    400' above the ground gives 100 ft separation...

    400' above the ground gives 100 ft separation from big airplanes. Except for specialized uses like cropdusting, which has its own rules very stringent, a big airplane is not suppose to be closer to...
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    I would remove all the plugs, pick a cylinder and...

    I would remove all the plugs, pick a cylinder and put your finger over the glowplug hole, and feel for the compression. You should feel it through the prop and the plug hole. Two rotations and you...
  24. Thread: Futaba or Jeti ?

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    I am not so lucky to make such a choice, but I...

    I am not so lucky to make such a choice, but I think I would try the Jeti. Why? It just has me curious. I know the 18MZ will be great, but I have not heard bad about the Jeti. I fly Futaba.
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    The FAA hangs you with your own rope. Dont...

    The FAA hangs you with your own rope. Dont register; they dont care as they have a set of rules to handle it. Although you might come upon a FAA inspector who wants to test you, you probably will...
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