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  • Lou Crane's Avatar
    12-17-2014, 05:14 PM
    A few thoughts on scaling up or down an existing design.... Remember that the wing area changes by the square of the change of dimensions. Say,...
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    12-09-2014, 06:25 PM
    Lou Crane replied to a thread tongue mufflers in Control Lines
    Glad to see there is another source for the smaller OS engines! Thanks! A friend bought one of Scott's tongue mufflers for an OS 15LA. BEAUTIFUL...
    5 replies | 1061 view(s)
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    12-09-2014, 05:16 PM
    Lou Crane replied to a thread Building Questions in Control Lines
    Dave, Solid wire has a few quirks. More careful maintenance requirements, particularly... It is more susceptible to kinks. It can also 'bind'...
    7 replies | 164 view(s)
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    12-03-2014, 02:58 AM
    ...To add a bit that may be "politically incorrect" these days: The "burned-off" synthetic oils in the combustion exhaust gases make for a cleaner -...
    24 replies | 560 view(s)
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    12-03-2014, 02:34 AM
    Jay and 1Q, The older engines were designed when the only usable oil was castor. Mineral oils don't blend with methanol. In the early 1970's we...
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    11-25-2014, 02:10 PM
    JayD3, For starters, get an engine to "play" with if you don't have one now. Use a test bench. These have been mentioned already. On a test...
    24 replies | 560 view(s)
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    11-25-2014, 01:34 PM
    I'm glad someone finally mentioned the crockpot process! It is amazing! As to your earlier problem, a few thoughts... I think the FP 35 and...
    34 replies | 1014 view(s)
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    11-24-2014, 04:37 PM
    I'd be surprised if that's how the plans show it, but could be. Left wing would tend to roll up when you fly right to left: counter-clockwise. It...
    49 replies | 1688 view(s)
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    11-24-2014, 01:29 AM
    Orv, I seem to recall something about this, but not to offer as definite. The Stanzel Museum is still at Schulenberg, Texas, I believe. ...It was...
    2 replies | 163 view(s)
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    11-24-2014, 12:50 AM
    There've been threads on other CL sites about 'static electricity' shocks in certain conditions. They are real, as are fairly long arcs from open...
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    11-24-2014, 12:03 AM
    Peter, I regret that we've all overlooked the best way, bar none, to learn or teach CL is to team with a current CL flier. Many handles have...
    49 replies | 1688 view(s)
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