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Old Feb 11, 2013, 05:36 PM
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Awesome Ken!

Yes, I have a DX-18 as well, and I think its a great radio.

So, have you thought of trying some F3B? I know Warren has probably already got you thinking about the F3F scene in socal, but the F3B guys are a great group. If you've never tried it, F3B is pretty exciting, and you don't have to wait for any wind... There are plenty of top notch experienced pilots that would help you to get that Precision going good!

Not to say that the F3F crowd isn't the same...I'm an in betweener...F3F and F3B...

Let me know if you are interested, and you can bring your plane out and launch on our winches.

Tim
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:28 PM
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Tim...I know squat about either. I'll start with F3F...then see how things go.

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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:32 PM
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Well I set the jig up at 102 mm Then I started to pour in the nose weight.

Coming out to 138 g

I then poured the epoxy coming up to 20 g And then remove 20 g of the lead shot.

I mixed up the epoxy and then poured the lead shot into the nose followed by the epoxy.

I then weighed the remaining epoxy in the cup and then added that much lead shot back into the nose.

The whole shebang is sitting in the corner setting up.

I'll post the AUW tomorrow.

Ken
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a few extra pics of the process

All balanced
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138 g lead shot
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Mixin the epoxy
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Remove 20 g of lead shot
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118 g lead shot for the nose
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All poured in
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Um....extra parts? I guess so.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:56 PM
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Tim...I know squat about either. I'll start with F3F...then see how things go.

Ken
Well, you live in the F3X rich environment here in SoCal. Everyone on the first F3F US Team is here, and almost everyone on the US F3B team is here too...

And they are all willing to help you out, me included.

You should go to that F3F intro that Warren is putting on in a couple weeks. The new F3F season is coming up fast. Everyone there will help you get dialed in to Fermin.

Welcome to the group Ken!

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Old Feb 16, 2013, 12:03 AM
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Great description of your setup Mike! Good use of the power of our radios these days.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 12:20 AM
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Great description of your setup Mike! Good use of the power of our radios these days.
Thanks Aaron.

Wish you weren't so far away.

Hope to see you soon.

Mike
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 05:47 PM
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Me too. Cal Valley isn't nearly as fun without someone to enjoy it with
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 06:02 PM
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Me too. Cal Valley isn't nearly as fun without someone to enjoy it with
If you build it they will come. Set a date and get us out there to play. Too bad you are not hitting Florida with us next week.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 09:56 PM
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A, you need to drive over to visalia and fly soon.
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