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Old 03-24-2005, 11:53 AM
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A lot of the guys with the 2 strokes are using a 12.25 x 3.75 prop to keep the revs high and the speed slow. And you want to keep the speed slow.
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Old 03-24-2005, 01:56 PM
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KOKAMO...I gotta tell you that when Gary told you to shine up the muffler I laughed because I thought he was joking. But it looks beautiful. I have several Saitos and the mufflers look like ****. It never occurred to me to try to shine them up.

Also, I want to compliment you on the accurate exit holes on your cowling. A really nice job.

Good luck on your maiden...FRED
Old 03-24-2005, 02:01 PM
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I have the older style muffler on my 82. (I like the fit better than the new one) Anyway it was getting pretty gummed up and to clean it one of the guys at the field suggested boiling it in some antifreeze. I did and it came off easily. It has to be done outside though. Then it can be shined with Mother's.
Old 03-24-2005, 02:14 PM
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CeeGee...A couple people have told me that works well. They use an old electric crock pot and submerge the whole engine in anti-freeze and set it for maximum heat. That sounds like a good way to clean an engine if you want to sell it. I have several used .61 O.S. and YS engines I'm not using that I may try that with.

Thanks for the reminder...FRED
Old 03-24-2005, 02:35 PM
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Nas19320... I ran my ant. wire as shown below.. I bought some small
clear tubing from Ace for about a buck... I did cut some covering on the
bottom of the fuse to drill the holes for the tubing and install it then re-
covered with white patch self sticking covering. It was quick and easy..

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Old 03-24-2005, 02:58 PM
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Kaos.. I had to replace my tank on my used UCD.. I reinstalled as
shown in the pic below... I put some foam on the side of the craddle
in the middle of the tank and on the tanks end I added another piece
of Lt. ply glued in place with triangle bulsa stock in a shape of an " L "
and glued foam to it... On the front of the tank I just use silicon
adhesive to cushion, adhere to the firewall... It works great!! And I
have no problem with my YS 63... Well besides the tank being to
small.... This morning.. Luckily I thought better of taking off again to
do one last flat spin... As I was taxing towards me... It ran out of fuel..
Oh... Can you tell I like taking pics:-)

CeeGee...Antifreeze works Great!!.. We have a member that boils
engines for other members... And they come out looking brand new!!
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Old 03-24-2005, 04:05 PM
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Thanks Fred and Raideron. Raideron, You sure do like taking pictures! Thanks, that helps a lot.
Old 03-24-2005, 07:37 PM
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OH, gjeffers. I GOT THAT MUFFLER DONE. It sure is shiney hu? Amazing what a little elbow grease does. Whatcha think?

Joe
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Kokamo, im proud of ya, that looks as good as some of the tanker trucks ive drove!(thats where i learned to polish) good job, looks just lide my saito 100[sm=thumbup.gif]

Kaos, no foaming probs.
Old 03-24-2005, 08:13 PM
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click crash video......thats a bad day at the flight feild
http://www.mystuff.btinternet.co.uk/.../b52crash.html
Old 03-24-2005, 08:24 PM
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not to bright to be flying a plane like that on a day with that kind of weather.
Old 03-24-2005, 09:10 PM
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Yeah! Why would anyone take a plane like that up in that wind. Yikes!
Old 03-25-2005, 12:15 AM
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gjeffers, thanks for the comment! I think it looks good too. It took me about an hour to posish up. I used 600 grit to get all the gunk off of it, then I used 800, 1200, 1500, finally 2000. After that, I used my dremel with some never-dull juice on the little pad. It turned out a little better than I thought it would. Someone needs to fully chrome a U CAN DO.......that would be sooooo kool.

What can I say...i'm a hillbilly redneck.....and all rednecks like shiney stuff!!!!

Joe
Old 03-25-2005, 12:33 AM
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FRED....what can I say....i'm a perfectionist. I like to take the long route, do things right, and make them look as good as possible. This is my other project I built a while ago. I finished it up about three years ago. I still have it and I sponsor the company (I work for) in the towns parade each year with it. Most people that attempt somthing like this dosent ever actually finish it out all the way. I carried this one out and made it look good.....all the way to the straitness of the body and a good paint job.

Tell me what you think.......

Joe

P.S. if you want to see more picturesor get a little more info on it, you can go [link=http://www.chevynova.ca/4x4/]to THIS LINK[/link]
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Old 03-25-2005, 09:13 AM
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Definately redneck! J/K! At least you didn't weld the doors shut and have to jump through the window. One question though, where do you put the planes? I may have to try that polish. Where can you find it?
Old 03-25-2005, 04:56 PM
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Kokamo, that is definitely a Badass Nova. Nice work. But in looking at the other pictures I can't figure out how you flatlanders find rocks to climb.

I thought the Texas flag on the differential was a cool touch.

Regards, FRED
Old 03-25-2005, 07:03 PM
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Okay I tried to side mount the engine and realized that the plywood blocks that were extending my motor mount were actuially crushing the firewall! So at the moment im looking for a 4 1/2" .46 size motor mount that will work on this thing (an O.S. .46). If anyone has any of these mounts or has suggestions on which ones to get, please let me know. The fate of my flying depends on you (sorta)!

Colin C
Old 03-25-2005, 07:24 PM
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What can I say...i'm a hillbilly redneck.....and all rednecks like shiney stuff!!!!

Joe


Joe, i have a 16 sq ft chrome bumper on the front of my Pete and 18 aluminum rims and my dad was a hillbilly from arkansas but not me, im a prunepicker.( with one really big 4wd) my 65in ucd fits in the back

ok i just saw the pic of your nova and that would fit in real nice here in trona, we have lots of 4wd country in and out of death valley. nice car urrr 4wd!!

my 76 blazer has a little 4 in lift, 8000lb CHROME warn winch w/front and rear lockers, rancho sus, w35in BFG mud terrains, i need to get a pic of it.
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Old 03-25-2005, 08:18 PM
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predator500...I'm not clever enough to visualize your problem. I use Great Planes adjustable engine mounts on most of my sport planes. They work well and they come in sizes from a .20 engine to a 1.20 engine and they have holes for a nose gear if desired. The prices vary from $3.99 for the smallest to $7.99 for the largest. The one you would want for an O.S. .46 is $4.49.
I'm getting this info from my Tower Talk sales flyer.

Hope this helps. Good luck... FRED

Old 03-25-2005, 10:23 PM
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RUNOVER......HA!!!! I wish it were painted like the duke-o-hazzard car! At the moment it is already kinda hard getting into it thru the doors opened. I wish I could put my UCD 46 in the nova. As a matter of fact, I know I can, I fit my alpha trainer 40 in it and drove to the feild once. The wing was hanging out the back window a little but it rode pretty well....BUT....the UCD is a different story. I have waaaaayyy too much $$$$ in this one to scratch and dent it up. I don't want to take any chances on tearing this one up when it could have been avoided. OH and the polish I am talking about is called "Never-Dull".....you may be able to find it in the auto section at your local wally-world....(wal-mart). I took one of those little cloth pads that come in those kits you can buy for your dremel tool. Put it on the required bit and took the entire wad of cloth out of the never-dull, and soaked the dremel cloth thingy in the extra juice that came with the never-dull polish. I had to put the dremel cloth in the middle of the never dull and kinda squeese it to get the dremel tip soaked good. I tell you what, it's kinda messy, but it works great! Be sure your surface is prepaired with at least 1500 grit sandpaper or it won't turn out like a mirror.

Fred Dings, II.........Thanks for the comment!!!!!! Thats what most people say when they see it. I am in the central Texas area. AKA...."THE HILL COUNTRY" We have the largest amount of granite known on the planet. We like to go four wheelin' on the weekends and see who has the baddest truck. I never get too serious with my nova because Again....I have WAAAAAAYYY to much $$$ and time in this car to mess it up. The differential cover is what everyone comments on first. That is the "TEXAS" style I desire to show off. I'm from Texas, live here and prolly gonna die here too. So hey....why not show it off while I'm here?

gjeffers.....I have plans to sell my other Nova (2 wheel drive) and take that money and use it on a set of 40"x 18.5"x15" mickey thompson "Truxxus" tires and about another 6 to 10 inches of lift. Thats what I really want to do. Man I wish I could drive out to CA. If I could I would but this thing likes to drink! Thanks to a 454 Big Block Chevy, and 4:56 gears, it gets about 5 to 8 miles a gallon. I would prolly spend most of my "play/ hobby" money trying to get over there. HA HA HA!!!!
Thanks for the comment! Wish I could put a UCD 60 in the trunk of the nova.[] Mine has a set of 33x12.50 BFG mud terrains, lockers on the front and rear with 4;56 gears. That 454 is just awsome in a little bitty 4x4! Looking forward to your pics!

predator500....I hope you get your fuel problem fixed. Unfortunately I had no problems with my saito 72 powered UCD 46 and it is inverted. I don't know why you are having problems. You got the fuel lines hooked up right? I'm sure you prolly do. Just throwing out possibillities. Best of luck to ya!

Joe
Old 03-25-2005, 10:25 PM
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P.S. sorry for the looooooong post. ....... ........ .......ok, i'll shut-up now.
Old 03-25-2005, 11:05 PM
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Never-Dull! That brings back nightmares! I was in the Navy, you know (Never Again Volunteer Yourself). I learned to polish soooooooo much brass with NeverDull that it would stain your hands for days. Whenever the weather wasn't condusive for training, we were polishing brass. Brass handrails, brass window grids, brass flag stands, brass picture frames, brass, brass, brass... I haven't used it since. I think I'll go buy some, but I am afraid the fumes will bring back flashbacks. It was fun, just never get put on Medical Hold, they never let you leave! You texans have really good R/C fields. I flew over TX when I went to the Yucatan Peninsula to Merida and Playa Del Carmen last December. See you later!
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Runover.......Did I mention that "Never-Dull" works on brass too? LOL Sorry to hear that you hate it so much. Get you some rubber gloves and a clothline pin to put on your nose and you should be set to polish! I could just see it now.HA HA! How funny.

Hey, I got to start her up today at lunchtime. She purrs like a kitten.....or should I say lion? Man this thing wants to go! I had one of my helpers run the throttle up while I held it strait up. It wanted to take to the skies by gollie! I think this one will be a long time flyer for me. (please don't quote me on that)

Be kool Y'all

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Old 03-26-2005, 01:48 PM
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Well just got back from flying and after about 5 or 6 flights, something broke and the UCD ened up in pieces. I can't find anything obvious.

Anyways, my spare is ready to go, all I have to do is install the electronics and it will be ready.

I attached some pics,,,,,,,
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Old 03-26-2005, 02:31 PM
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That sucks perki, sorry for your loss. What were you doing at the time something broke? Where's the motor?
Old 03-26-2005, 02:47 PM
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ORIGINAL: hockeyrules99

check out this vid

http://www.airplanecards.com/albums/...te_voltige.wmv
Had no Idea it was going to be the real thing. This is a must see. Is this cuts from a full length movie? If so I think I would like to get it.

Sorry for the loss. That is the down side to the hobby. Glad to hear you have a back up that you can get going soon.

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