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    Impressive, Bob. That looks like something in...

    Impressive, Bob. That looks like something in 12" to the foot scale!
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    For years, I have used the Smith's Airline Torch...

    For years, I have used the Smith's Airline Torch model AW1 for oxy/acetylene welding 4130. It seems to be the standard in the homebuilt aircraft hobby. Just Google "Smith's Airline Torch" and you...
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    Nice job. I downloaded, and after ignoring...

    Nice job. I downloaded, and after ignoring Peter Norton's warnings, it opened. It seemed pretty straightforward and worked reasonably well. It took me a while to find the 'Help' screen, but I did...
  4. Interesting. Did you find the prop? If so, can...

    Interesting. Did you find the prop? If so, can you post photos? Would especially like to see the hub where it contacts the flange.
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    Certainly - Let's use your 40% Extra (nice...

    Certainly - Let's use your 40% Extra (nice plane by the way) for our example and that you want the CG set precisely at 30% of the MAC. A simple weight check of each wheel will give you a very...
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    Nice analysis, Grosbeak. I use a similar routine...

    Nice analysis, Grosbeak. I use a similar routine except that I use the front of the spinner as "station 0" and then define all distances aft as positive. I only have one little postal scale that I...
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    I have used this link for calculating required...

    I have used this link for calculating required servo torque - http://www.mnbigbirds.com/Servo%20Torque%20Caculator.htm
    I am not certain that the weight of the aircraft will have any effect on the...
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    FAA manual AC 43.13-1B is also a very good...

    FAA manual AC 43.13-1B is also a very good resource. http://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/AC_43.13-1B_w-chg1.pdf
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    Check this out -...

    Check this out - http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/fplgtr/fplgtr190/chapter_05.pdf
    There are other qualities besides just strength that help determine suitability for structure - i.e. glue ability,...
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    The answer to your question is generally, yes. ...

    The answer to your question is generally, yes. That does assume that both of the main gears are located at the same datum.

    The only thing that might matter is that when using that method (or...
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    I have always found the three point weighing...

    I have always found the three point weighing system to be the most accurate and foolproof. I have a little postal scale that I think cost about $20 with an accuracy of 0.1 oz. and a maximum capacity...
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    The FAA put out this circular a few years back. ...

    The FAA put out this circular a few years back. It may be more info than you want or need, but if you can wade through it, it's a pretty good description.
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    Jester, I had a similar problem with a Brison 95....

    Jester, I had a similar problem with a Brison 95. I checked spark and everything. Turns out the screws that fastened the carb block to the engine were ever so loose and allowed air leak. Removed...
  14. flyerdave If you will give me the measurements...

    flyerdave

    If you will give me the measurements of your Sbach installation, I will do a drawing that will give you a pretty good idea where to put your servo arms and control horns. I'll need the...
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    It is always interesting when arguments like this...

    It is always interesting when arguments like this begin. Both sides seem so very convinced of their position that there must be some element of truth in both sides. On the one hand, I do agree 100%...
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    Suggest that you take a look at this site. ...

    Suggest that you take a look at this site. http://www.amr-rc.com/about-us/ There are several build threads on RCU about these kits that you can check out as well. They offer Stiks of just about...
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    Thanks for your support, Rodney. Your posts on...

    Thanks for your support, Rodney. Your posts on technical matters always seem to be 'spot on'.

    Thanks again,
    Charles
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    As I said earlier, "Repeating incorrect...

    As I said earlier, "Repeating incorrect information over and over again does not make it any more correct. Neither does name nor title dropping add any veracity to your statements." I guess we can...
  19. If thousands are doing it, why not ask them? ...

    If thousands are doing it, why not ask them? Oh yea, they're Al Qaeda. Never mind!
  20. Could this be Al-Qaeda? Just saying!

    Could this be Al-Qaeda?

    Just saying!
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    I experienced some elevator flutter on a Great...

    I experienced some elevator flutter on a Great Planes Escapade 40. The plane made a very loud, low frequency buzzing sound when it got too fast. It was real easy to identify after I landed. The...
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    Repeating incorrect information over and over...

    Repeating incorrect information over and over again does not make it any more correct. Neither does name nor title dropping add any veracity to your statements. Please bear with me and I will try...
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    Sorry, I've never heard of Jim Newman. I was...

    Sorry, I've never heard of Jim Newman. I was hoping that you could help explain it to me.

    I suggest that you try the very analysis that you suggested on the crossed cables. See if the cable...
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    We have probably beat this topic to death...

    We have probably beat this topic to death already, but I think that I disagree with much of what you posted. I would not say that pull-pull set-ups are easy -- they are straightforward, but they do...
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    Not exactly true, but very close. Depending upon...

    Not exactly true, but very close. Depending upon whether the lines are straight or crossed, there will be some difference in the total cable length required for the circuit from one rudder horn to...
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