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    I think bigger and bigger is not better,...

    I think bigger and bigger is not better, especially considering some models may not have adequate engineering. I hope the trend levels off.
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    The insignia on the blue one is wrong but looks...

    The insignia on the blue one is wrong but looks good other than that.
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    Just because some device can dart around in the...

    Just because some device can dart around in the air does not make it a model aircraft. The AMA has totally lost it's way.

    But keep in mind, only free cell phones and healthcare are rights. Not the...
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    Bob nailed it again. Some of us fly turbine...

    Bob nailed it again. Some of us fly turbine models and full scale. The proliferation of quad-copters is going to grow as a problem. Many of these people are not model aviators. They don't give...
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    Greg, what about flat finishes ? Suitable?what...

    Greg,
    what about flat finishes ? Suitable?what flat clear?
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    It helps to know how to use the radio's channel...

    It helps to know how to use the radio's channel reverse function. It also helps to know how to follow the ECU throttle setting procedure. Lastly, be sure the hot end of the Turbine faces aft. That...
  7. They are not made to the same standard and...

    They are not made to the same standard and quality as an A123 (A123s are LiNP) is, but I know some guys have not had problems yet using them as ECU batteries. A few guys use them for receiver power...
  8. I wouldn't be surprised if the OP was sent a...

    I wouldn't be surprised if the OP was sent a knock-off version direct from the manufacturer intended for a different label instead of a Torus. I hope the ARF RC jet business model changes some day....
  9. Patricia and Alan deserve the chance to make this...

    Patricia and Alan deserve the chance to make this right. I feel they have earned that due to their track record.
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    Lol! "They can cost as much as $2,000!" Yes...yes...

    Lol! "They can cost as much as $2,000!" Yes...yes they can. At least this is closer than the KY Jets newspapers that claim they cost $20,000 to $100,000.
  11. Joe, The three circular openings are the M61A2...

    Joe,
    The three circular openings are the M61A2 Vulcan (20mm) cannon port and blast diffuser vents.
    The "pizza box" rectangular hump is the upper combined IFF interrogation antenna.
    Chris
  12. Its ok to talk about antennas and systems on the...

    Its ok to talk about antennas and systems on the F/A-18.
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    Seems the WX isn't that great. Where is Sydney KY?

    Seems the WX isn't that great. Where is Sydney KY?
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    Awesome, The Turb is the best kept secret in RC...

    Awesome, The Turb is the best kept secret in RC jets if you want a club field airplane.
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    I have to say the posts from our UK friends are...

    I have to say the posts from our UK friends are ones I usually find most informative or interesting. I'm not sure there has been any increase in UK posts, but the forum is better for it if that's the...
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    Sticky: The all white insignia (used on Navy all blue...

    The all white insignia (used on Navy all blue scheme) is no different. Just leave the blue background and blue surround off.
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    There are pictures showing how to do it earlier...

    There are pictures showing how to do it earlier in this thread.
  18. It appears many jet buyers need to re-learn what...

    It appears many jet buyers need to re-learn what is acceptable practice in a competitive consumer market. Cheap might be ok for foamies.

    How does helping FEJ help the hobby? FEJ's sub-standard...
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    "You can keep your radio if you like it. You can...

    "You can keep your radio if you like it. You can keep your current Horizon Rep if you like him". "Oh, and your costs will go down roughly $2500 per year".
  20. Hello, (insert your name), If you decide on an...

    Hello, (insert your name),

    If you decide on an F9F-2 (shorter fuselage, rounded vertical tail version) in the gloss Navy blue, you'll find the weathering is different for gloss airplanes compared...
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    What? The Chinese didn't buy it?

    What? The Chinese didn't buy it?
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    Word of unsolicited advice: If you want to own...

    Word of unsolicited advice:

    If you want to own only one turbine engine and you don't want it to be a K60 or P60, then make the Sabre an EDF or sell it. Don't ruin a good older kit by powering it...
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    It's considered a 60" BVM Sabre. You don't need...

    It's considered a 60" BVM Sabre. You don't need to add wing tip extensions (63") unless you are detailing a specific full scale. If you convert to 2-piece wing, you will need to see plans from the...
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    The fuselage pictured would have been equipped...

    The fuselage pictured would have been equipped with the one-piece wing. It is not that much of a problem and fits in my Honda back seat. It appears someone started to build the wings and attached the...
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    It's much older than 6 years. The AFS (grey fus)...

    It's much older than 6 years. The AFS (grey fus) is at least that old. The one you've pictured is late 1980's early 1990's. It is still every bit a fantastic model well worth building. I am finishing...
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