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From: Tim Schuh <tim@...>
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 2:40 AM
Subject: Re: [BugHLG] Back...
On 5/17/2010 8:09 PM, X wrote: > I used to be on this group a while back, and after a move and settling in, I am back! I pulled out my rolled plans tonite, and am starting to source materials, as I plan on finally putting one (or more likely, more!) of these sweet little planes together. > > Does anyone have a suggested website for contest balsa? I saw the links for the CF tubes, and I am assuming that Michael's will work for the 1/8" LE dowels, but my LHS doesn't carry contest grade balsa. > > I'm also debating using my 2.4 DSM2 DX7, but also have a 72Mhz single-stick Tx that I might use as well. > > Thanks and I'm glad this group is experiencing a renaissance!! > > -XL > Welcome back! Depending on your RF environment and how old your 72Mhz TX is, you might be less frustrated with a newer radio. In 1991 there were some changes in the FCC RF bands that make most of the older 72MHz freqs difficult or impossible to use. Signal fidelity is very important in large metropolitan areas such as where I live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area. 2.4GHz radios are all but necessary in this area. For balsa you might take a look at LoneStar Balsa. Of course I'm in Texas and they're a Texas company but I've heard good things about them for a while. They burned down in 2007 but started back up so I'd like to send as much business their was as I can. Tim in Texas