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    That is a really disingenuous statement on the...

    That is a really disingenuous statement on the face of it, and also indicates what must be an almost debilitating level of cynicism on your part. How can you function if you believe that people are...
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    I applaud Frank's stand and the fact that he made...

    I applaud Frank's stand and the fact that he made it at this point to allow guys to make other arrangements. It has become clear that at big events where there are a lot of people, if the organizers...
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    Well, I raised the flag on FEJ somewhere around 5...

    Well, I raised the flag on FEJ somewhere around 5 or 6 years ago, and there were *lots* of people who believed in them then that countered my opinion. Since that time, the vast majority have come...
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    Actually, the first one was right, but the second...

    Actually, the first one was right, but the second one is incorrect. Lewis's first FEJ A-7 was lost in a mid-air with a Shockwave at Kentucky Jets, his *second one* shed a wing - at Best in the West,...
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    I think we should ban it because it makes your...

    I think we should ban it because it makes your plane smell like a truck! :p

    Bob
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    If you order through BVM, you get the same price...

    If you order through BVM, you get the same price as on the Skymaster website, so I have no idea why you would go direct?!? Going through BVM you get their level of guarantee that you'll get what you...
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    You know what guys, I mistook this thread for the...

    You know what guys, I mistook this thread for the one Dom did on his Xtreme Jets F-4. This one is the larger FB F-4, which I believe Dom lost to a radio failure (bad pots in his Futaba 12FG TX). I do...
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    Mine is holding up fine so far (knock on wood...)...

    Mine is holding up fine so far (knock on wood...)

    Do note that you have to grind away some of the rear hatch area and possibly some of the aft corners of the engine mounts to actually get it into...
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    Dom sold that aircraft when he got out of jets....

    Dom sold that aircraft when he got out of jets. Do you have questions about it?

    Bob
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    As Alan said, most guys just left them off. ...

    As Alan said, most guys just left them off.

    What I did (just to be different :D) is use a Dremel wheel to actually grind away enough material on the stab so that the covers are recessed into the...
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    Very sorry to hear that Alan! Get well soon! ...

    Very sorry to hear that Alan! Get well soon!

    Bob
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    I don't think I did. I'll take a few pictures...

    I don't think I did. I'll take a few pictures this evening and post them...

    BTW, I don't know if he's still doing them, but Alan's strobes are terrific! If you're doing the things like the APU...
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    Yep, that's what we've seen - several times which...

    Yep, that's what we've seen - several times which resulted in damage. The crow seems to eliminate that tendency nicely. Note that 3/8" is the amount up from the aileron position that is even with the...
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    Old news. Actually, the judge ruled against the...

    Old news. Actually, the judge ruled against the FAA, but its under appeal now. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/07/02/ntsb-drones-faa-appeal-pirker/11793203/

    Bob
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    Nice! Based on that description, I'm keeping the...

    Nice! Based on that description, I'm keeping the BVM F-100 on my "to do" list! I just hope I can get one done while I'm still young enough that I can see it! :rolleyes:

    Bob
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    Yes, you are right, multirotors are different...

    Yes, you are right, multirotors are different than RC jets, and they have a MUCH WORSE safety record to prove it!

    Bob
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    That tact NEVER works! Bob

    That tact NEVER works!

    Bob
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    I'm not sure if the incident in the video is in a...

    I'm not sure if the incident in the video is in a National Park - my guess is that its in a local park.

    My point was that the National Park Service has instituted a policy of "No unmanned...
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    Yep, see:...

    Yep, see: http://home.nps.gov/news/release.htm?id=1601

    Bob
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    When you talk about Phantoms, before you decide...

    When you talk about Phantoms, before you decide on the manufacturer, you first have to decide on the size.

    The BVM F-4 is terrific in terms of looks and strength, but in addition to the fact that...
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    We have the 65mm recommended in the manual. Bob

    We have the 65mm recommended in the manual.

    Bob
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    I think we cracked the nut on this plane WRT...

    I think we cracked the nut on this plane WRT consistent landings - CROW!

    The three of us that have CARF Hawks in our group added 3/8" of crow to the ailerons with full flaps and the airplane...
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    Yes, they took it out of the box at Kentucky Jets...

    Yes, they took it out of the box at Kentucky Jets and flew it the next day. I think Dustin said it had a 72" wingspan, or thereabouts. It looked like it was about the size of the Fei Bao Panther,...
  24. As you mention, results with a heat gun vary...

    As you mention, results with a heat gun vary widely and I have ruined more than I have fixed. There is ony one fool-proof way to fix this - and you already know what that is...

    Bob
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    Steve, While I agree with your opinion that,...

    Steve,

    While I agree with your opinion that, in an ideal world, we should push back on all of this and maintain a unified front, I am pessimistic that this approach will be successful and since...
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