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Old May 04, 2013, 09:29 PM
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That's it Spencer. I like to remember that there are hundreds of things that all have to work properly for us to launch fly and land. Everything from solder joints in radios, receivers, glue joints in pushrods, hinges, bolts, taped joints, joiners, plugs, etc etc etc and of course the weakest link ... our brains! I think we should consider it a sort of miracle when we go home with all the planes in one piece. Unfortunately the destruction, no matter how good you are, does happen.
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Old May 04, 2013, 11:11 PM
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Copper de-soldering braid makes great joins for batteries. I wont use anything else.

It solders on easily and is flexible and wont break.
+1 on braid. Super easy and strong.
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Old May 05, 2013, 12:42 AM
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I hate having to learn these things the expensive way. I really wanted to keep that K2m for a long time, hence I didn't push it at Tekapo, took the time to set it up nice, checked all linkages etc, extensive range checks, taped all plugs... Grr
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Old May 05, 2013, 01:50 AM
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I hate having to learn these things the expensive way. I really wanted to keep that K2m for a long time, hence I didn't push it at Tekapo, took the time to set it up nice, checked all linkages etc, extensive range checks, taped all plugs... Grr
Well hate to see you loosing models, but just shows there is no point being soft. Can't wait to see another at tekapo.
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Old May 05, 2013, 05:15 AM
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On another note. Did anyone realize that 414mph in kmh is the number of the devil 666
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Old May 05, 2013, 05:19 AM
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On another note. Did anyone realize that 414mph in kmh is the number of the devil 666
He/she obviously likes to fly fast.
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Old May 05, 2013, 05:32 AM
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He/she obviously likes to fly fast.
the devil has got to be a she
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Old May 05, 2013, 06:10 AM
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That's because the Devil tried to destroy my nice plane on that lap. Refer video
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Old May 06, 2013, 03:36 AM
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The close saves are always fast hey!
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Old May 06, 2013, 03:43 AM
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In all seriousness, it is most likely because they are the ones closer to the gun, or more in-line with the gun! It sucks the line you have to take to get on the gun sometimes.

I have wondered about some one holding a gun on a pole with the trigger taped on, but would be hard to line up I suppose
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Old May 07, 2013, 09:30 PM
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Bit late to the party, but congrats. Awesome effort.
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