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    If you get to know the local club members who...

    If you get to know the local club members who live in a semi rural area, get the word out that you are looking for a place to fly speed. Possibly in exchange for helping out with making hay, picking...
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    Our local club has spent time in court, spent...

    Our local club has spent time in court, spent money and time on sound measurements, etc. in defense of their right to exist. After going through all that, I fly speed over a privately owned hay field...
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    The wing needs to be moved forward.

    The wing needs to be moved forward.
  4. Well, it sounds worse than I feared. I remember...

    Well, it sounds worse than I feared.
    I remember all the warning signs, but just didn't want to believe that he was undergoing "TheTransformation".
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    I've never had a working rudder on this type of...

    I've never had a working rudder on this type of delta, but I'll bet there are certain maneuvers that could starve the engine if you did them with enough G Force.
    The guy who developed the Outlaw...
  6. How is it possible that the Carolina Crew hasn't...

    How is it possible that the Carolina Crew hasn't charged this man yet with desertion..?
    I'll bet his wife threw out ALL of his glow equipment, all his engines, gooey models, etc....and he barely has...
  7. Raymond....I know of a "deprogrammer" on a remote...

    Raymond....I know of a "deprogrammer" on a remote ranch in Utah who could get you back on the straight and narrow path.
  8. Just a thought. I have no idea if this would...

    Just a thought. I have no idea if this would work.
    Try using an iron set on high to transfer the Balsa Rite to paper towels or maybe an old T shirt.
    I am not a fan of Balsa Rite, either.
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    APC sold a prop that had the blade "cuffs" extend...

    APC sold a prop that had the blade "cuffs" extend behind the rear edge of the hub.
    I don't recall what the hub thickness was.
    Call APC Monday and they ought to know if your prop is standard or...
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    I like to support SIG MFG. whenever I can. The...

    I like to support SIG MFG. whenever I can.
    The pricing is relative to everything else.
    Take a look at what a 4' x 8' sheet of 1/2" sheetrock is selling for today.
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    The average person on the street has probably...

    The average person on the street has probably never seen the real show stopping 3D type flying.
    I think this average person would stop flipping through channels just long enough to watch a full...
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    Well..if I won the Lotto.........I'd still need...

    Well..if I won the Lotto.........I'd still need to take many years of machinist classes to make any "big ideas" really fly, if ever. I've read enough heart breaking stories from experienced...
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    The best way to get conditioned for any sort of...

    The best way to get conditioned for any sort of exercise is through consistent practice and having the proper set up. If you put in your time out there with planes that challenge you, they will...
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    1/2 A props can be hand carved pretty quickly. I...

    1/2 A props can be hand carved pretty quickly. I copied a APC 4 x 4 with maple once and it worked very well for a pusher prop. Thin CA glue was needed to make the wood stronger where it was carved...
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    What I'm getting at is a true "full race" engine...

    What I'm getting at is a true "full race" engine would be too much of a product support headache for these companies and the money just isn't there for the competitors. They could provide valve...
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    I don't think that a truly "full race" model 4...

    I don't think that a truly "full race" model 4 stroke airplane engine has ever been marketed.
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    You can get incredible performance from low [even...

    You can get incredible performance from low [even zero %] nitro if the combustion chamber is made for it.
    What's really cool, is to get a real screaming run from whatever your hot set up is and...
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    I get a big kick out of doing the dives and...

    I get a big kick out of doing the dives and pulling out into a well aimed pass. It's also fun to practice pylon laps for awhile, but I'm partial to doing the diving routine.
    After living in Germany...
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    I see it's time again for the annual "talk" about...

    I see it's time again for the annual "talk" about the Speed Cup.
    I can find faults with any sport that interests me, but at the end of the day I have a choice between losing interest in that sport,...
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    I took a Webra .50 that was already a very strong...

    I took a Webra .50 that was already a very strong performer and turned it into a fairly high speed engine.
    The key is to start with a very free but "tight" lower end. I used the best Swiss made...
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    Some planes [most planes?] seem to climb inverted...

    Some planes [most planes?] seem to climb inverted better than when right side up.
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    Tru Turn spinners are the only ones I know of for...

    Tru Turn spinners are the only ones I know of for the size range of engines I use.
    Nelson FAI.40s come with a specially counterweighted spinner that effectively makes those engines externally...
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    A guy who used to post here was in the 190's with...

    A guy who used to post here was in the 190's with a Nelson Q40 powered Magnum.
    He didn't seem to want to put much effort into it. He made a sheet plastic fairing to hide some of the engine and...
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    Hi Roly..! You are already getting very good...

    Hi Roly..!
    You are already getting very good performance, so further gains from "prop work" will be more difficult to notice...but "prop work" is a fun part of the hobby. You have to be cautious...
  25. Casting flash on the prop's hub could cause the...

    Casting flash on the prop's hub could cause the prop to sit slightly askew on it's drive washer.....but I haven't seen a plastic prop with that problem in quite awhile.
    I HAVE goofed up props by...
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