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Old Feb 11, 2013, 12:49 PM
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Hate to get political, but the SSI tax *rate* just went from 4.2 to 6.2%. This means that the amount you'll pay on your check will be up 47.6% over last year.

Anyway, not sure how this will pan out for the hobby.

I was reading about the history of model aviation and was surprised by the number of people involved during the great depression.

But, for a lot of people, their take home income just went down $50-$250/month, depending on how much they earn.

I think it is going to have an impact. That could be a new airframe per month for a lot of people.
SSI tax rates just went back to their pre-2011 rates. We've all had a nice 2 year vacation from the normal taxation.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 12:51 PM
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SSI tax rates just went back to their pre-2011 rates. We've all had a nice 2 year vacation from the normal taxation.
I agree, and also question the wisdom of dropping the rate in the first place. But now that it is back up, at least some people are going to have to re-adjust their spending habbits I'm sure. Bu, like I said previously, maybe not, as model aviation seemed to do well during the great depression. Maybe people need an escape from the daily grind even more during periods of economic hard times.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 12:52 PM
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Oh, is that all. Well thats ok then.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 12:57 PM
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Thanks Oz, will certainly try this before opening her up
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 01:06 PM
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Thanks Oz, will certainly try this before opening her up
The main reason I used the Dubro threaded inserts is so that I didn't have to do any cutting. They thread right into the blind nut hole, and the socket head screw threads into them. It takes seconds per hole. Thread them in, one drop of CA, kicker, done.

The second reason was that the front SFG screw was not accessible with the long music wire I used to use to replace loose blind nuts. With this solution, I'll never try to reattach a blind nut again.

They have wood threads on the outside, and machined threads on the inside.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 01:30 PM
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Quick fix.... and they worked great. They were actually recommended by Chris a while back. Just make sure you get them in far enough so they are even with the wing tip edge surface. Not sure of the 70 size but these were for the 78.

http://shop.dubro.com/p/8-32-threade...ts?pp=12&pp=12
and where were you when i screwed up my laser wing.... sigh... he... ( on the second look, im not sure if there would be something for 48" wings...
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 01:34 PM
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and where were you when i screwed up my laser wing.... sigh... he... ( on the second look, im not sure if there would be something for 48" wings...
Rim~ Was the link you posted the correct size for SFGs? I am bout to order...
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 01:36 PM
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Rim~ Was the link you posted the correct size for SFGs? I am bout to order...
wait, what link? i dont think i posted a link.... (did not intend to)
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 01:39 PM
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Quick fix.... and they worked great. They were actually recommended by Chris a while back. Just make sure you get them in far enough so they are even with the wing tip edge surface. Not sure of the 70 size but these were for the 78.

http://shop.dubro.com/p/8-32-threade...ts?pp=12&pp=12
.... this was the link I posted, and it was the link that Chris Hinson sent me when I needed some SFG blind nut help with the 78. I'm not sure what the SFG socket head sizes are the different plane, but Dubro should have them once we find out.

Maybe Chris or someone else that knows the sizes can let us know.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 01:45 PM
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Only problem with this option is you will have an odd Screw size on one side of plane.. Mine did the same thing , Eventually I will cut into my Fix it then cover up with SFG again. Sounds easy when MLT says it..lol

Im just too lazy and scared, 2 screws are holding up fine..

On a brighter note. I picked up my new 88 edge last week form ExtremeFlight. I have everything ordered but my motor. Im still on the fence on which way to go. EME or DA

Man is the the best looking Plane EVER!!!! And so large. My youngest has been sleeping in the outer Shipping box for 4 days now. Like a big fort to him.. hehe
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 02:35 PM
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I just had the blind nut come out of my MXS (My fault) I removed the covering from the wingg tip, cut a square out of the balsa slightly larger than the blind nut, glued the blind nut to the square and glued the square back in place on the wing tip. Hit the end with a small piece of sandpaper to smooth it out and re-covered the wing tip. Took all of 30 minutes -

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Old Feb 11, 2013, 02:42 PM
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Great tips. Regarding 30 minutes...that is in MLT time.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 02:47 PM
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There are so many ways to skin a cat...
I appreciate all the guidance
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 03:31 PM
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Only problem with this option is you will have an odd Screw size on one side of plane.. Mine did the same thing , Eventually I will cut into my Fix it then cover up with SFG again. Sounds easy when MLT says it..lol

Im just too lazy and scared, 2 screws are holding up fine..

On a brighter note. I picked up my new 88 edge last week form ExtremeFlight. I have everything ordered but my motor. Im still on the fence on which way to go. EME or DA

Man is the the best looking Plane EVER!!!! And so large. My youngest has been sleeping in the outer Shipping box for 4 days now. Like a big fort to him.. hehe
If the cost is not the issue, the DA is just a superb engine. They had already ran Frank's engine before they sent it, and we measured 40.37 pounds of thrust with a Laminated Xoar prop. Talk about a stump puller. They really design that mid range power into the engine... pulls like crazy on the upline, and breaks on the downline. I'd consider the EME in about 6 to 8 months after all the war stories are told. Seen it too often with the DL, DLE side carb, Mintor.... Just MO.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 03:35 PM
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Also, the twin 70 should be out by May... and it should be very compact, and swing a 25x12S Mejzlik (3-blade). If the 88 and 91 can clear a 25, it may be too sweet to pass up... not sure about performance, but 3 blades on these fine airframes would certainly look great.
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