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Old Jan 21, 2013, 04:46 PM
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 04:53 PM
Why so serious?
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its been in the 70s with very little wind in los angeles and i dont even have the damn plane yet. right now its 71
Only going to 72 here tomorrow. May have to put socks on again.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 05:15 PM
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I have the water rudder installed. It was windy that day, so I'm sure that had an impact on the flight
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 07:45 PM
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The snow is falling so the floats are getting ready to be put on the Night Cub..Night flying over snow will be cool......
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 06:47 AM
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If you're looking for something besides the floats for the snow there are some great skis out there too. Much tougher and larger than the dubros. http://secure.hobbyzone.com/RAZ005.html
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 10:11 AM
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What about taping the holes in the cowl and landing in snow?
Wanted to try here we got snow with that arctic blast.
But was windy and I wussed out.
Maybe even build some cheap skis from plastic bottles?

How much fun have I had today guys!!!!
Only managed a quick flight as the wind had got up, but take off and landing were great!
I'm hoping for a bright calm morning tomorrow.
The great advantage is I can take off and fly from the field next to my house which is normally way too bumpy.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 10:16 AM
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Nice job, and good use of available resources!
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 10:43 AM
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Chomp, nice job. Have you had a chance to check them out?

@North, is this the prop balancer you were telling me to stay away from. This balancer model is at my LHS
http://www.hobbyfever.com/product_in...oducts_id=8939

Nobody has come up with a home made version

Mike.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 10:43 AM
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Nice job, and good use of available resources!
Oh yes, MacGyver has got nothing on me

Thanks Chap, yes but only briefly. Having a slight convex section they track really well, and can still manage a turn on compacted ice thanks to the wee ski at the rear.

I'll try and get some video tomorrow if condiitons permit.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 12:29 PM
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Sweeeeeeeeeeeet!!
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 12:33 PM
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How much fun have I had today guys!!!!
Only managed a quick flight as the wind had got up, but take off and landing were great!
I'm hoping for a bright calm morning tomorrow.
The great advantage is I can take off and fly from the field next to my house which is normally way too bumpy.
Recycle, Renew, Reuse. I am in the cleaning supply business that picture is funny.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 03:28 PM
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Chomp, nice job. Have you had a chance to check them out?

@North, is this the prop balancer you were telling me to stay away from. This balancer model is at my LHS
http://www.hobbyfever.com/product_in...oducts_id=8939

Nobody has come up with a home made version

Mike.
Yes, Mike... that's the one. If you want it, open it there first before you buy it and test the plastic cones... I had one that was really out of balance, which, like I said, the manager told me is common with this one. There's a ring shape when you look at a cone from the big end... mine wasn't even centered inside the outer edge, it was off to one side. It would take some assembling of the entire unit to be able to test it while spinning it... might not be worth the hassle when the Dubro only costs a little more and everyone I know who uses it loves it... again, you can do many more things with it and it won't have the weight limitation the other one has if you want to balance other things besides props. You'll keep the Du-Bro for life... money well spent imo.

You can make a DIY version with bearings and a some shaft that you know is straight (or buy some of the replacement shaft and cones for other balancers) but you might end up at the same cost anyway.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 03:51 PM
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North, Gotcha! The #499?

http://compare.ebay.com/like/1810540...Types&var=sbar

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Old Jan 22, 2013, 04:08 PM
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Yup, that's the one.

Here's something I used it for that I wouldn't have been able to do with the magnetic one even if it wasn't defective. I modded a 1-1/4" Du-Bro spinner's collet to fit a 4mm shaft and then needed to balance it... the spinner end needs to be free hanging... can't do that with the other one

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Old Jan 22, 2013, 05:58 PM
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Chomp, nice job. Have you had a chance to check them out?

@North, is this the prop balancer you were telling me to stay away from. This balancer model is at my LHS
http://www.hobbyfever.com/product_in...oducts_id=8939

Nobody has come up with a home made version

Mike.
Mike... Just to ballance the prop only, I just C clamped a small screwdriver to a table edge and stuck the prop thru the screwdriver. I applied ca to the lighter blade till I got it to balance. Worked out fine for my pop wing. My cost was $0.00, had the screwdriver and clamp. Call me cheap! Capt'n Ron

I did use a jeweler screwdriver that had a highly polished shank.
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