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    It's a tough job, isn't it? I love the look, but...

    It's a tough job, isn't it? I love the look, but I don't know if I'll do it again. The China red silk looked fabulous, but it was really hard to get it right.

    I put my silk on very wet and...
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    I've always started with nitrate, and I used...

    I've always started with nitrate, and I used exactly what you're using, Randolph Tautening Nitrate. I used silk from Thai Silks, which is pre-shrunk, and the tautening dope barely did the job after...
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    Nelson Hobbies recommends 220. I have no...

    Nelson Hobbies recommends 220. I have no experience with this, but I'm very interested in it; thanks for the report on the landing gear.

    Jim
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    Spray or brush? Looks nice.

    Spray or brush?

    Looks nice.
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    People who put flaps on Seniors, LT-40s, etc....

    People who put flaps on Seniors, LT-40s, etc. seem to enjoy them so why not?
    I wouldn’t worry about getting the servos centered on the surfaces. Just compare it with a single servo in the center...
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    What did you like better about the larger servos?...

    What did you like better about the larger servos? I've used mini and micro servos quite a bit in plane that size or larger and so far can't really tell the difference. Not arguing, just curious;...
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    I don't know about you but your airplane sounds...

    I don't know about you but your airplane sounds fairly well-balanced. Adding 100 gms to the tail is extremely unusual, but what matters most is whether your balance point is correct. When a plane...
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    The TT muffler is quite a bit larger than the...

    The TT muffler is quite a bit larger than the stock muffler, and the outlet is larger. I found it ran a few hundred rpm better with the TT muffler than with the stock muffler, which I think is very...
  9. OK, thanks, I guess I'll just leave it. The fuel...

    OK, thanks, I guess I'll just leave it. The fuel tube plug has a flange, and I've got zip ties around both parts, so it's probably fine as is.

    Jim
  10. Good point blw, I was thinking of red...

    Good point blw, I was thinking of red threadlocker, or maybe the blue that I have would be good enough.

    Rafael, this engine will be strictly for sport flying with a clunk tank.

    Actually, I'm...
  11. Yes, thanks, I wouldn't let it intrude into the...

    Yes, thanks, I wouldn't let it intrude into the the crankcase. Jim
  12. Thanks guys. I put on a piece of fuel tubing and...

    Thanks guys. I put on a piece of fuel tubing and put a plug in it, with zip ties to secure it. That completely solved the problem, and it now has a nice low idle and perfect transition.
    This...
  13. Crankcase pressure tap causing poor idle?

    I have an OS 40 FSR that looks to be in perfect condition. It is a strong runner, but won't idle. When I throttle down the rpm will go up and down, as high as 5,000 plus, and fall so low it dies. ...
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    Not sure where your CG figures came from, but all...

    Not sure where your CG figures came from, but all else equal if you increase wing area you need more stab area to get the same stability at the same CG. Even then, it's hard to tell with bipes...
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    The 25FP was a good match, pretty aerobatic even...

    The 25FP was a good match, pretty aerobatic even though the plane was built like a tank.
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    A guy at our field got frustrated flying various...

    A guy at our field got frustrated flying various modern ARFs too soon after he soloed. Things like a Tower Uproar, H9 Twist, etc. Even his trainer was high powered. I suggested he was trying for...
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    Everyone has their opinions on power. For...

    Everyone has their opinions on power. For training and putt putting, my opinion is that an OS 55 is way too much. Mine, at 6 lbs even, flies perfectly for those purposes with a 46LA. See post...
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    Why switch to acetone? It dries extremely fast...

    Why switch to acetone? It dries extremely fast and may cause blushing by evaporative cooling, unless your air is very dry right now.
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    Glad to be proved wrong about that! But I do...

    Glad to be proved wrong about that! But I do think you need more coats. If you had enough coats of dope the water would bead up, not soak in.
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    I don't think wetting the wrinkles again will...

    I don't think wetting the wrinkles again will help. I think more coats will help.
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    All my tail-draggers have enough clearance...

    All my tail-draggers have enough clearance between prop and ground when the tail comes up and fuselage is level. I know that isn't absolutely necessary, but if it were me, I'd use tall enough gear...
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    In the U.S. tautening dope is sold by places like...

    In the U.S. tautening dope is sold by places like Aircraft Spruce and Wicks that sell to full scale builders. The only source I know that is for modelers is Aerodyne. I suggest you look for a...
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    What prop? The stock plane sits pretty low, so...

    What prop? The stock plane sits pretty low, so you'll have to deal with clearance.
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    Avionette, Paul makes an important point about...

    Avionette, Paul makes an important point about the type of dope. I was careful to buy tautening dope.

    However, even with tautening dope, I was dismayed after the first few coats to find that my...
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    A 40 diesel with a 13 to 14 inch prop is an...

    A 40 diesel with a 13 to 14 inch prop is an excellent choice. I used a PAW .40 to power my VK Nieuport 17 AUW was 5 lbs 6 oz and the PAW spun a 13x6 prop at about 7200 rpm, which was more than...
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