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  1. I've built some very nice (and not small) models...

    I've built some very nice (and not small) models in apartments that were a lot smaller than 1500 feet. And at the time I was living with someone.

    The biggest mess is sanding and painting. ...
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    I didn't see anyone mention this but the only way...

    I didn't see anyone mention this but the only way to actually test wood is to destroy it and then you can't really use it.

    Most wood in a model doesn't have to be that strong - it's more for...
  3. Thread: Insane Rules

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    Amazon is pretty awesome. I know they aren't a...

    Amazon is pretty awesome. I know they aren't a "hobby" vendor but I ordered a non-hobby item from them and received the wrong item. I made the claim online and they shipped the correct item...
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    Let's say Horizon pays $800 for the radio. I...

    Let's say Horizon pays $800 for the radio. I don't want to argue about how much they paid. I don't know and I don't care. It's irrelevant to my question. Just pretend that's the price they...
  5. No Way!!!! After he kills someone with his...

    No Way!!!! After he kills someone with his planes, that person's family will surely make you culpable. If he won't listen, buy the proper plane and get proper instruction then don't touch his plane...
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    When I get a box from a big company it says $12...

    When I get a box from a big company it says $12 on it. If I try to send it back it costs $75.00. They have a contract with the shippers I don't have so they can send me a huge ARF for a price that...
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    No wonder Germany ran out of steel. They used it...

    No wonder Germany ran out of steel. They used it all in one weapon.
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    Next they need to do some Blue Angels moves. :)

    Next they need to do some Blue Angels moves. :)
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    And here I thought we were living in a post...

    And here I thought we were living in a post tankist society. You should be ashamed!!!! I'm telling your mom!
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    I was going to start a CafeenMan brotherhood but...

    I was going to start a CafeenMan brotherhood but now I guess I won't.
  11. I would try McMaster-Carr.

    I would try McMaster-Carr.
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    The home page shows the threads that are most...

    The home page shows the threads that are most active (I think that's what it's supposed to be).

    It's always tanks and jets. I read both of them from time to time because it seems like the only...
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    Rebuild it? Just buff it out and go fly.

    Rebuild it? Just buff it out and go fly.
  14. Wheels and tires have been one of my all time pet...

    Wheels and tires have been one of my all time pet peeves with model aircraft. But I'm talking about sport models and sport model prices - not $250 wheels. More like $15.00 for the entire plane. ...
  15. Out of curiousity, could a hard rubber compound...

    Out of curiousity, could a hard rubber compound be machined on a lathe? I assume a special lubricant and tools would be necessary to do it.
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    Yeah, sorry. Of course I'm joking. I wanted to...

    Yeah, sorry. Of course I'm joking. I wanted to put rockets on my planes for a long time. Still do actually and I would if I had a place to fly away from everyone.. But no, I wouldn't put real...
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    What's wrong with real rounds? Say .30 cal or...

    What's wrong with real rounds? Say .30 cal or .45 cal? Paint ball and BB's are for girls.
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    Did you cut those cores or was that a kit that...

    Did you cut those cores or was that a kit that came that way? Are cut-outs cnc or cnc hot-wire or how is that done?
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    Except that you wouldn't use CA or Titebond to...

    Except that you wouldn't use CA or Titebond to attach wing skins to foam. :) I really do like polyurethane glue but I've stopped buying it because most of it goes bad on me - even the smallest...
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    I now use polyurethane glue for laminating if I...

    I now use polyurethane glue for laminating if I have it on hand. It's way more convenient than epoxy and more than strong enough. But more often than not it's gone bad in the bottle any time I reach...
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    Everyone who thinks they need to reinforce...

    Everyone who thinks they need to reinforce already glued joints doesn't really understand wood joints in the first place. It's never been necessary ever if you could make the wood fit properly, used...
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    Have you tried bashing it into a car door taking...

    Have you tried bashing it into a car door taking it out of the car? How about leaving it on the floor and stepping on it? Or picking it up really fast and smashing it into the ceiling? I find...
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    And Glow is FAR better the electric. Everyone...

    And Glow is FAR better the electric. Everyone knows that.
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    Builders are better than ARFers.

    Builders are better than ARFers.
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    It really is superior in my opinion. It's less...

    It really is superior in my opinion. It's less brittle and way more forgiving. CA sets up fast. If you make any mistakes with CA they're way harder to fix. I really don't recommend beginning...
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