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    Really nice, and your assistants look happy too. ...

    Really nice, and your assistants look happy too. It's too bad about your PAW; I'm surprised since it looks like it was side mounted, which is supposed to be a good way to avoid hydrolock. On...
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    Yes, I have always found MA props to rev higher...

    Yes, I have always found MA props to rev higher than other brands of same dia x pitch; everyone seems to report that. Zingers seem to load up quite a bit, but I don't know about my old Rev-Ups. ...
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    Hobbsy's 46 turns his 12x5 Graupner the same as...

    Hobbsy's 46 turns his 12x5 Graupner the same as my Enya 53 did on a Rev Up 12x5, i.e. 11,000+. I know props of the same specs but different brands will load engines differently, but still, I'm...
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    Just ran up an ancient Enya 45 BBTV 6001 using an...

    Just ran up an ancient Enya 45 BBTV 6001 using an Enya muffler that has an extension on it, adding about 50% more volume, which should make it less restrictive...

    MA 12x4 11,000 rpm

    Zinger...
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    I'm curious about the force arrangement. It has...

    I'm curious about the force arrangement. It has a lot of wing incidence relative to the stab, which normally leads to using downtrim to keep it from climbing. However it also has a lot of...
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    Danpos, I haven't done a 1/6th scale BUSA kit,...

    Danpos, I haven't done a 1/6th scale BUSA kit, but I have a 1/6th scale VK Nieuport. I fly that with a PAW 40 diesel that turns a 13x6 prop at about 7200 rpm, which is a lot less power than a 56 FS....
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    Oh yeah, the long landing gear...I wonder why...

    Oh yeah, the long landing gear...I wonder why they did that? I bent my own shorter gear and substituted larger wheels. Photo in my gallery.

    Jim
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    Oohh...that's pretty! Must be pretty rare too;...

    Oohh...that's pretty! Must be pretty rare too; all the ones I've seen have the usual matt finish.
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    I'm also an LA Racer fan! Terrific airplane and...

    I'm also an LA Racer fan! Terrific airplane and I think one of the better ARFs out there. I fly mine on an Irvine 39, which will take it straight up, and also throttles and starts beautifully. ...
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    Paul, I'm happy to hear that differential did the...

    Paul, I'm happy to hear that differential did the trick, and even happier that your beautiful model is flying well now.

    DeHavilland, in the 1920s, introduced a method of aileron actuation that...
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    All I can suggest is more heat...the oven might...

    All I can suggest is more heat...the oven might do it. The crock pot can't get as hot. You could also try PB Blaster overnight but I don't know if it will do any better than the Hoppe cleaner.
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    You also might want to try a 13x5 or 13x6. I fly...

    You also might want to try a 13x5 or 13x6. I fly my 4 star 60 on an OS 70 with a 14x4 and get around 9400 rpm. It's rather slow, but has good vertical, and I like it that way. Your Escapade is...
  13. Here are some photos...

    Here are some photos...
  14. Biplanes over Ithaca, Saturday, September 20

    Ithaca, NY, September 20, 10 am to 4 pm. This is open to any biplanes or multiplanes...if it's got two or more wings, bring it to our field and fly it!

    We had a blast last time due to fantastic...
  15. The CG of a design depends on wing area, stab...

    The CG of a design depends on wing area, stab area, length of tail arm, and wing chord. From there, you decide how much pitch stability you want. That gives the CG.

    A high ratio of wing area to...
  16. Jester's comment makes sense. More stab area...

    Jester's comment makes sense. More stab area would mean the CG could go back and the plane would still be stable. Maybe with such a big moving elevator it is more sensitive on elevator now. Maybe...
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    A common mistake of new builders is to fear that...

    A common mistake of new builders is to fear that the structure will be weak. One new builder wrote about the epoxy fillets he used on bulkheads. Wrong idea. They add weight, not strength. I use...
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    I followed BUSA's recommendation to finish my...

    I followed BUSA's recommendation to finish my Stick 40+ with Rustoleum. It had a few weeks to cure before I ran up an engine on it. During the course of the season the paint directly down stream...
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    I agree that 1/5th scale is sadly missing. My...

    I agree that 1/5th scale is sadly missing. My 1/5 Thomas-Morse fits one piece in an old RAV4. It's the biggest size that will fit that way in small SUVs and vans.

    True enough that different...
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    Yeah, put it on a test stand first. That's what...

    Yeah, put it on a test stand first. That's what I do with all my engines. If I don't like it on the test stand I get rid of it. If I do like it on the test stand, it is almost always good in a...
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    I do like the 1/6th scale size, but in that size...

    I do like the 1/6th scale size, but in that size they design them with extra wide gear that really ruins the look for me. Yes, I can bend my own gear, but I don't like to...that's the reason for a...
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    Hi Herb, Balsa USA used to recommend Rustoleum as...

    Hi Herb, Balsa USA used to recommend Rustoleum as a final finish so that's what I did on my Stick 40+; this was many years ago. It got to cure several weeks before the first flight. The finish...
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    You're welcome, Herb. I have the same...

    You're welcome, Herb. I have the same issue...I've used dope my whole life, but the fumes are a big problem around the house, and I'm sure it's a health hazard. I think the butyrate is even worse...
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    I have used Minwax Polycrylic on Polyspan, a...

    I have used Minwax Polycrylic on Polyspan, a synthetic material with non-directional fibers, sort of a synthetic silkspan. It worked fine on that. Have not tried on Koverall, but would not hesitate...
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    A 1/6th D.VII would be fantastic...if they would...

    A 1/6th D.VII would be fantastic...if they would make the landing gear scale width instead of widening it.

    Jim
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