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    Ah, the dreaded "gun and run"! LOL Not saying...

    Ah, the dreaded "gun and run"! LOL Not saying it's the way you normally fly, just what happened in the picture. For most, it's the biggest part of loosing a tail dragger it seems. Lots of guys don't...
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    Is that the ESM ARF? I'm curious if you're having...

    Is that the ESM ARF? I'm curious if you're having flight problems. I assemble many ARF's for flyers and have always found the CG listed on ESMs to be way off. The Stuka was one of the worst. WM ARF's...
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    Actually, mechanical mains are a breeze and I do...

    Actually, mechanical mains are a breeze and I do prefer them. Problem is the speed on scale is just to fast. I did an install thread years ago because so many guys had a hard time installing...
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    Bingo!

    Bingo!
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    I use the 44mmx 41mm mount, part #225000018. $16...

    I use the 44mmx 41mm mount, part #225000018. $16 for a pair right now in the US warehouse too. They are the metal trunnion with 5mm pin. Buy a 5mm drill for your oleos so there is no play when...
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    With the Shinden Kai I was trying to represent...

    With the Shinden Kai I was trying to represent the actual hinging and closing system of the inner door. First picture is the full scale prototype, the second is my 55" model. With the smaller planes...
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    This is exactly what I've been doing for a couple...

    This is exactly what I've been doing for a couple years now with all brands that have those trunnion grub screws. I learned by using Blue loctite and finding that the one time I needed to remove the...
  8. These days lathe's and millers are a dime a...

    These days lathe's and millers are a dime a dozen. An average size bench lathe (8 x 36), can often be found for $300-$400 with some tooling. These older units are often quality machines like South ...
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    My club, Bristol Country Radio Control Club has...

    My club, Bristol Country Radio Control Club has just purchased this material and we will be putting it down on a no longer used cranberry bog. Once it's resurfaced and rolled we will be using 12"...
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    I have a NIB Lake Bucanneer kit. I will get the...

    I have a NIB Lake Bucanneer kit. I will get the plans out and see if I can get to the copy shop. If I send rolled up in cardboard tube it cost more to ship than folded flat in big envelope. Copy...
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    At this stage of the Rufe tip-float build being...

    At this stage of the Rufe tip-float build being finished, it was time to complete the struts. I started at the strut base by cementing the actual outline of the strut "cuffs", ( 4 duplicate halves...
  12. Finally got the weather and time to go to the...

    Finally got the weather and time to go to the field this afternoon. Flew a couple other of my scale planes to loosen up the fingers for this year and decided to take up the George. Started it up and...
  13. The hein has very decent covering. Like any ARF...

    The hein has very decent covering. Like any ARF it is best to go over the edges with the iron (with a sock) to seal them down. I've had my Hein for many years and had the leading edges of the stab...
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    I've found with a lot of retracts, especially the...

    I've found with a lot of retracts, especially the electric and mechanical, a fair amount of problems are because of improper installation. I know that the retract mounting rails have to be perfect...
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    Not always true. I've seen expensive cheap also....

    Not always true. I've seen expensive cheap also. i.e. Lander gear is expensive compared to the HK units and they don't work very good compared to the HKs. I'm not saying the $8 retract is as good as...
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    I kind of alluded to this very thing. The first...

    I kind of alluded to this very thing. The first retracts from HK worked OK and the plastic would wear out or sometimes the retract was DOA. The last few sets I've bought have worked and continue to...
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    While I don't build or own big models, I do have...

    While I don't build or own big models, I do have lots of hours into my builds and have tried many retracts. In a 50sz models I find air a PITA and would prefer mechanicals over them. Since electrics...
  18. Been waiting for all things for a 13x6 prop. I...

    Been waiting for all things for a 13x6 prop. I like the Evolution props and it seems they are out of stock still so I got a MA to put on it. I also put a 6v 2400 NiMh pack in and with it on mount...
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    Thanks Alanc, It is pretty obvious when one gets...

    Thanks Alanc,
    It is pretty obvious when one gets into the construction of this kit it's not very well made. The sheeting is well done but a lot of the cores are too big for the edge wood supplied. I...
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    I make brackets on my miller that go around the...

    I make brackets on my miller that go around the strut that I can use a tiny machine to fasten the door to the bracket. Are you using the scale type double arm, offset yoke strut?
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    I've been studying the drawings and here is what...

    I've been studying the drawings and here is what I see. The small door that appears to swing at a different angle can be hinged close to the retract's pivot point but gets hinged level with the wing...
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    Hi Jim, I'm not sure if I'm going to use a...

    Hi Jim,
    I'm not sure if I'm going to use a retract tailwheel or not but I might. I do have a couple TW retract units in the drawer so you never know. I need to look more closely at the airframe...
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    Hi Chad, Not sure how "crazy" I'm going to get...

    Hi Chad,
    Not sure how "crazy" I'm going to get with this one. There's a lot of plastic that doesn't quite fit that good and a lot of other things that aren't quite right. It's going to take a fair...
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    This kit has foam covered with Obeeche wood. I...

    This kit has foam covered with Obeeche wood. I wanted to put in retracts so I made up some test framework to set up the angles for the struts. I wanted a good forward rake to the gear but wanted a 3"...
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    Once the left Rufe tip float was completely...

    Once the left Rufe tip float was completely planked, nose and tail blocks were cut, rough shaped, weighed and quartered using the above and side view outlines as a guide to keep the whole
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