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Old Nov 18, 2011, 10:42 AM
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Hey guys,

What do you use to polish your planes to make them glossy and slick?

Sometime back, I think Doc Austin mentioned something about an Eagle car care product but I can't remember what it was...

Thanks,

JC
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 10:46 AM
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JC - you can use some spray on wipe and wax ... Eagle One Wet-Wax As You Dry is one brand that works well.
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 10:59 AM
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What do you use to polish your planes to make them glossy and slick?

Sometime back, I think Doc Austin mentioned something about an Eagle car care product but I can't remember what it was...
I use McQuire's final detail to dust the plane off and remove finger prints.
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 11:14 AM
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Thanks guys - it was the Eagle One stuff I was thinking of.

And after seeing what Doc uses, I may just try some one-step detailer I already have for use on my cars.

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Old Nov 18, 2011, 11:22 AM
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The problem with waxing the plane is that you have to get it out of the cracks, hingelines, etc. If it is a spray, it gets into the ball links, pushrods, etc, and it can be a real mess.

Also, you have to stay on top of it. Seems like waxed covering takes fingerprints and smears much worse than just cleaning it off. These planes are shiney enough, so I just clean them.
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 11:27 AM
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What ESC? I don't see a Quantum branded ESC on their site...

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My mistake, the ZTW 85 Opto.
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 12:03 PM
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I haven't been paying enough attention to this thread. Can someone tell me what the prop testing results were? Also, I was told that the Xoar 15x7 PJA is for gas only. Will it not work for electric?
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 01:33 PM
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Hello. I bought the 60" extra 300 EXP recently. Haven't started the build yet, but I'm excited. The plane looks well engineered.

But I am wondering if anybody knows when the torque 4016T/500 will be back in stock.
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 01:49 PM
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Hello. I bought the 60" extra 300 EXP recently. Haven't started the build yet, but I'm excited. The plane looks well engineered.

But I am wondering if anybody knows when the torque 4016T/500 will be back in stock.
I believe they are waiting on a shipment now. I'm waiting on two Airboss 45s and a 2818.
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 02:08 PM
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I'm hoping the 60" Extra's and Torque power combos will be in stock at the same time.
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 02:24 PM
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jlloyd1995, sorry, I think I got the last 300 EXP in the country. (I feel blessed).

I'm looking at buying another plane for my son for Christmas, and it looks like plane and part availability are going to help make that decision. (Might not be a bad thing--3DHS and EF each have a planes I'm looking at for the purpose, and if only one is available, it will make the decision easier.)
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 02:26 PM
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jlloyd1995, sorry, I think I got the last 300 EXP in the country. (I feel blessed).

I'm looking at buying another plane for my son for Christmas, and it looks like plane and part availability are going to help make that decision.
I believe some more Extra EXPs and Edges EXPs are coming in early December, but I can't swear to it. Call Curtis at Extreme Flight and he can tell you for sure.
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 02:38 PM
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jlloyd1995, sorry, I think I got the last 300 EXP in the country. (I feel blessed).

I'm looking at buying another plane for my son for Christmas, and it looks like plane and part availability are going to help make that decision. (Might not be a bad thing--3DHS and EF each have a planes I'm looking at for the purpose, and if only one is available, it will make the decision easier.)
No problem! I had the chance of buying a Blue/W/R one a couple days ago but I'm awaiting for the Red/W/B one. I'm just hoping the Torque setups will be in stock too so I can get combined shipping.
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 02:43 PM
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My mistake, the ZTW 85 Opto.
Do you run your servos at six volts?
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 03:03 PM
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I don't know, I have a DLE 30 in my 71" slick and it is right at 10.5 pounds with full fuel. I would not call it crazy power but with a 20x6 xoar it absolutely rocks! the DLE 30 on a 10 pound plane is perfect IMO I think a DLE 20 on a 10lb plane would not be a great match personally
I didn't realize it was 10lbs. I agree. A DLE 20 on a 10lb plane would be lack luster. The DLE 30 would be the better choice.
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