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    I am one of the few that flies glow fuel at my...

    I am one of the few that flies glow fuel at my field too. I hope to retire in the next few years so I am stocking up on kits I would like to build in the future. I should probably buy a few engines...
  2. I would use a Sullivan tail wheel. They come in...

    I would use a Sullivan tail wheel. They come in several sizes and come with a few different springs. You might be able to order the OS mount from Tower or get a Great Planes motor mount. I use...
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    When I started in RC in the 60's rudder is all we...

    When I started in RC in the 60's rudder is all we had. But could do loops, spins, etc.
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    Yes, in 1984 they had the KPR8FDS narrowband FM...

    Yes, in 1984 they had the KPR8FDS narrowband FM receiver. This was frequency synthesized and could be set on any of the 25 current and 25 planned frequencies. I don't think Kraft made it to the...
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    If you have a decent charger, you can see how...

    If you have a decent charger, you can see how many mAhr are left after you simulate a typical day of flying as you are doing. But unless you are really giving the servos a workout, I think you will...
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    If you have a 2000mAh battery and charge with a...

    If you have a 2000mAh battery and charge with a 50 mAh wall charger, you are probably looking for disaster. Maybe it will eventually charge after a few days, but sure you are going to keep track of...
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    Think of mAh as fuel tank size. The larger the...

    Think of mAh as fuel tank size. The larger the mAh rating, the longer it will last. But as having a larger gas tank in a car, it will not make it go faster or accelerate faster as Barracuda notes....
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    Also, does it have a clock battery? I had a JR...

    Also, does it have a clock battery? I had a JR that did and was completely dead until I sent back and they replaced. No don't think the newer transmitters use a clock battery any more. They told me...
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    Don't know anything about that radio, but I have...

    Don't know anything about that radio, but I have seen a lot of binds fail recently when transmitter is too close. If you are ten feet away and the bind fails, someone else can help figure out
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    Did not hear about Zinger. Guess we better stock...

    Did not hear about Zinger. Guess we better stock up if we can still find any
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    Yep, another great product falls by the wayside....

    Yep, another great product falls by the wayside. I have been flying an Airtronics radio for 30 some years and sad to see them go. They probably had such a small slice of the market so decided to...
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    No, but I built a lot of the Sterling models. I...

    No, but I built a lot of the Sterling models. I miss them too. I was just paging through a Model Airplane News from the 80's trying to find a mystery sailplane on another forum. Sterling had some...
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    I just went through some magazines in that time...

    I just went through some magazines in that time period. House of Balsa did not advertise a lot. But their kits were listed under some mail order hobby places that no longer exist. Did not see any...
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    Looks pretty darn good

    Looks pretty darn good
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    There is more in RC Groups. Hobby People will...

    There is more in RC Groups. Hobby People will service as long as they have parts.
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    S&W. They make the rounds to many shows but...

    S&W. They make the rounds to many shows but don't know how far west they go as they are in Pennsylvania
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    I have a feeling you are going to get answers...

    I have a feeling you are going to get answers both way. And in actuality, it probably does not matter. I think the important thing is to not charge at a high rate, but others will argue with that...
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    Let us know how it flies. I had a Midwest...

    Let us know how it flies. I had a Midwest Mustang way back that was very unstable. Hope this flies much better. If you are not a really good pilot, you may want to have someone who is try it out...
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    One problem some people are having with computer...

    One problem some people are having with computer radios is that the clock battery dies after 5-10 years. These can be replaced if sent back, but not sure what would happen if it died while you were...
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    There were TD .010, .020, .049, .09 and .15. ...

    There were TD .010, .020, .049, .09 and .15. They ran best on high nitro.....above 25% but there were fuels with higher nitro. I always used Missile Mist. It may have been 40% nitro. Someone will...
  21. Correct, but better to lose a stand alone 12V...

    Correct, but better to lose a stand alone 12V battery than a new $60,000 pick um up truck
  22. Plus, there are loads of videos on the Internet...

    Plus, there are loads of videos on the Internet of Lipo batteries catching fire while being charged from car battery and burning up the vehicle
  23. Yes, I found that online too. The canopy is not...

    Yes, I found that online too. The canopy is not what I remember. The one on my Cirrus and Cumulus I remember are like yours. There may have been several versions over the years. Someone will...
  24. Hi i found both V tail and regular tail...

    Hi

    i found both V tail and regular tail Cumulus online. There is a regular tail one at the AMA museum too. But pretty sure yours is indeed a Cumulus. I pitched my Cirrus a year ago. It was...
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    Hi Soaring High what field are you at? I see...

    Hi Soaring High

    what field are you at? I see you are in Abingdon. I fly at Swan Harbor. I still have a DX6i which is fine. The DX7S came out a few years ago and half my planes are on it. The...
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