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    It's an incremental advance. It's not Earth...

    It's an incremental advance. It's not Earth shattering, but they sound a little better than the Nano-tech batteries so why not? I'm curious about the durability. That's really where Turnigy has cut...
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    IMHO, when you step up to the mid grade radios...

    IMHO, when you step up to the mid grade radios you get so much more for your money than with the entry level ones. Any manufacturer's 6 channel radio will fly your planes fine and will give you the...
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    I'd say you need a solid 1000 feet minimum...

    I'd say you need a solid 1000 feet minimum between trees to be able to fly glow powered planes. More than that for fast ones or big ones. You also will need a fair amount of space in front of the...
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    The SD-10 has features beyond the extra channels....

    The SD-10 has features beyond the extra channels. Being able to pick which switches you put your rates and mixes on is really handy. The servo slow feature (they call it delay I think) is nice when...
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    The soldering skills aren't terribly demanding to...

    The soldering skills aren't terribly demanding to fix it yourself. I've sent a transmitter to Airtronics twice for repair and have gotten about a week turnaround time. Once was for a broken battery...
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    Wow, I can't imagine a wire breaking like that...

    Wow, I can't imagine a wire breaking like that unless it had a strain point in that spot or either was a defective wire from the factory. A number of people replaced the factory wire with a length of...
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    Airtronics, like all the other brands, have a...

    Airtronics, like all the other brands, have a proprietary 2.4ghz protocol that isn't compatible with anything else.

    The wire issue is well know with the RDS8000 radios. It was really bad on the...
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    That really sounds like a bad transmitter. It's...

    That really sounds like a bad transmitter. It's standard practice to do a range test with anything new, which would have probably revealed your problem before losing the first plane. The good news is...
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    Looking at the specs for the recommended motor,...

    Looking at the specs for the recommended motor, you probably need to go up to a 12 amp ESC. You probably won't actually draw that hardly ever, but a little headroom is good to prevent overheating. It...
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    I don't know everything by any means, but I have...

    I don't know everything by any means, but I have been down this road. Thanks for the agreement.
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    The Great Planes PT-20 is another good option....

    The Great Planes PT-20 is another good option. But it sounds like you want to scratch build. A Joe Bridi Crafty .20 is a great flyer all around but is made for beginners. Those are RC planes. If you...
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    Anything water based will work. Artists type...

    Anything water based will work. Artists type acrylic will work, as will latex house paint. If it's EPO foam, Rustoleum or Krylon spray can paint will work. You can expect to have to touch up the...
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    I disagree about the .52 4 stroke. I had a Magnum...

    I disagree about the .52 4 stroke. I had a Magnum .52 in my H9 Cub. Granted, it was a bit heavier due to having a painted fabric finish on it, but not overweight by any means. The .52 could just...
  14. Thread: First Crash

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    Get yourself a bottle of foam safe CA and some...

    Get yourself a bottle of foam safe CA and some kicker. Gorilla glue is the best for structural repairs like breaking your wing in half, but CA will let you do field repairs on simple things like that...
  15. Thread: First Crash

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    I'll offer a tip too. The next thing to work on...

    I'll offer a tip too. The next thing to work on after taking off and landing is recovery from all positions. It seems so simple, but if you'll practice how to get back to straight and level flight...
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    Crashes are inevitable when you're learning on...

    Crashes are inevitable when you're learning on your own. You can make things easier on yourself by getting an experienced pilot to show you how to do the maneuvers correctly, but at least you're...
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    I have the Hangar 9 .40 size Cub which is pretty...

    I have the Hangar 9 .40 size Cub which is pretty close to the size and weight on your Cub. I have a Saito .72 in it and would say it's an appropriate engine. Takeoffs are short and the plane can...
  18. If you're talking about $400 to add FPV to a...

    If you're talking about $400 to add FPV to a plane you already own, that's very doable. the Fatshark goggles are pretty much standard, so the goggle/transmitter combo with the good clover leaf...
  19. For future reference, every forum ever made has a...

    For future reference, every forum ever made has a FAQ and and AUP statement. I'd think a guy whose in charge of promoting a business would be capable of reading them to know what the community...
  20. There are lots of variables in this equation....

    There are lots of variables in this equation. Answer some questions first and we can probably help you.

    1. What's your RC experience? Do you have decent flying skills already? What RC gear do you...
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    As normally equipped for RC use, not possible at...

    As normally equipped for RC use, not possible at all. You'd be blubbering rich way before getting that high. But in an experimental plane purpose built to fly that that altitude, it's plausible. Of...
  22. Really? All advertising is informative in nature....

    Really? All advertising is informative in nature. I'm glad you can see how I'd think this is SPAM, because that's what it is. You need to pay for your advertising.
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    I just glassed a plane for the first time. I'll...

    I just glassed a plane for the first time. I'll offer this as a lesson learned: fix all imperfections in the wood before glassing with lightweight spackle. It will save weight and make the prime and...
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    Lipos are so much better than they used to be the...

    Lipos are so much better than they used to be the fire risk is pretty minimal. As long as you don't keep trying to fly damaged ones and you charge them properly there is very little risk. Buy some...
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    I'm glad to hear your first experience went well....

    I'm glad to hear your first experience went well. As you progress, focus on developing good technique to precisely put the plane where you want it to be.
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