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Forum: Humor 07-22-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By Doug
Back about 40 years ago, the company I worked for...

Back about 40 years ago, the company I worked for (before all the corporate take overs started) required a newly hired engineer to work with production folks for 3 months. The products that they...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-01-2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By Doug
Red face Oh my, now I'm a pervert!

Thanks for covering for me Chellie. Yep, Tom it's just a fancy sling shot and very accurate, too.

Every shot was on target, but four sinkers in the branches and 15 tries later, I was able to loop...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-01-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By Doug
Magnetic Tree

Sunday, my 7 year-old grandson was landing his dad's HawkSky and made a wrong turn (with the wind) putting the plane in a maple tree (~40 feet up.) Today I purchased an A.R.S. (Aircraft Recovery...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 07-24-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 334
Posted By Doug
Decoding bird flight

I done a search and didn't find a post of this type, but if it's in the forum, please accept my apologies. I couldn't view all the associated videos due to my satellite download limitations, but I...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 06-17-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 35,809
Views: 1,619,853
Posted By Doug
I used to work in Phoenix, AZ and when I came...

I used to work in Phoenix, AZ and when I came outta the A/C onto the massive blacktop parking lot (full sun=140 degrees +) I thought my heart would stop! It took about 30 seconds for my lungs to work...
Forum: Beginners 05-08-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,989
Posted By Doug
Number of 'Z's

Looks to me like you can handle it - there are four 'z's in your post and four in your hanger! Balanced :D
Sorry, just kidding around ....
Forum: ParkFlyers 04-29-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 83,646
Posted By Doug
Now I'm jealous!

Very nice photo! If I may require, what is your aerial photo equipment?
Forum: ParkFlyers 04-28-2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 83,646
Posted By Doug
bostomper, I had a motor response problem with my...

bostomper, I had a motor response problem with my HS, and it turned out to be the ESC. It smoked one day during preflight check. I put in another ESC and haven't had that problem since. As for the...
Forum: ParkFlyers 04-08-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 83,646
Posted By Doug
Gotta love gliders!

Really a hoot ain't it! I step outta the front door, set the HS on a lawn chair, and do a range check. Go back, pick her up and walk 100 feet out into the pasture. I hand launch and all of a sudden...
Forum: Beginners 04-07-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By Doug
Now that's what I call a great historical...

Now that's what I call a great historical display! Isn't that a Kraft unit sitting up on the box in the first photo? The Smithsonian would like that photo! Talk about discrete components, I'll bet...
Forum: Beginners 04-06-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By Doug
Thanks for all the info, you all. I'm an old...

Thanks for all the info, you all. I'm an old electronics guy that started out in vacuum tubes. Today's radios seem like Star Trek stuff! I mean, in no time at all, R/C radios have gone to the point...
Forum: Beginners 04-06-2011, 01:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By Doug
Exclamation What a difference a score makes

Okay, I've been flying a HawkSky for a while now. It's the first plane in over 20 years - well, closer to 30 - and my first e-powered. The plane came RTF outta the box. I've replaced the ESC once and...
Forum: ParkFlyers 03-31-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 83,646
Posted By Doug
Holding wings

I use velcro to hold the wings together, but I let one side get a little loose (I didn't epoxy the self-adhesive velcro) and had the wings pull out after an intentional spin. Well, as close to a spin...
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-21-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 83,646
Posted By Doug
You done good

If I'd been behind the sticks, there wouldn't have been a wing! The damage doesn't look too bad. I really like the looks of the GeeBee. Gotta be a hoot to fly.
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-20-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 83,646
Posted By Doug
Really nice! One day ... one day I'll graduate to...

Really nice! One day ... one day I'll graduate to midwing ... <green with envy>
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-19-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 83,646
Posted By Doug
It was the ESC

I went to to fly yesterday - done the usual preflight checks. The last thing I do is give the motor control a slight burst to check for power and rotation. Everything was good and I shut down the...
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-07-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 83,646
Posted By Doug
What a great way to learn

I've got so many projects sitting around to finish, but flying the HS gets in the road of life. I never should have gotten back into this spiraling addiction! I flew this morning for about 30 minutes...
Forum: Beginners 01-24-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By Doug
Mac flight sim

I've used CRRCS flight sim http://sourceforge.net/projects/crrcsim/ on my Mac and it helped me relearn. It's not top of the line, but it does work pretty well. I haven't attached any controls to the...
Forum: Foamies 01-13-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
Posted By Doug
I will give you a reply, but take into...

I will give you a reply, but take into consideration that I am new to e-flight. I've had some experience with nitro planes, and just started back into the hobby with a HawkSky. The wind moves through...
Forum: ParkFlyers 01-10-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 83,646
Posted By Doug
I'm beginning to think that you hit the nail on...

I'm beginning to think that you hit the nail on the head. Either the ESC is weak or the battery voltage is dropping too low (I don't think that's the problem) as now the motor stops as soon as the...
Forum: ParkFlyers 01-06-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 83,646
Posted By Doug
You are correct about the flight time - I wasn't...

You are correct about the flight time - I wasn't complaining about that. The plane is a HawkSky and everything is stock - 1800 mAh battery 15C, stock ESC - have no idea as to the programmables, the...
Forum: ParkFlyers 01-06-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 83,646
Posted By Doug
A couple of questions

Man, the HS is fun. I never had so much fun with nitro. The flying was great, but the prep and clean-up sure took away some of the fun. Now it's just charge the battery, install it, check CG, walk...
Forum: Beginners 12-24-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,718
Posted By Doug
Thanks, Mark you gave me an excuse to .... well,...

Thanks, Mark you gave me an excuse to .... well, they are closing out the 72mHz units, so I got another one with a connecting cord. Wasn't quite as cheap as a folding camp chair, but it'll be a lot...
Forum: Beginners 12-20-2010, 01:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,718
Posted By Doug
Got it back together

You all are correct about foam aircraft. This bird was so easy to repair, I couldn't believe it. I've repaired balsa back in the year ... this is very simple. Only had to put the pieces back in...
Forum: Beginners 12-10-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,718
Posted By Doug
Thanks everyone for the replies and welcomes!...

Thanks everyone for the replies and welcomes! Yes, Steve, the grandson definitely will get a turn, as soon as I do some repairs.
Forum: Beginners 12-08-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,718
Posted By Doug
First flight in 35 years

I got a HawkSky about a week ago and couldn't wait any longer for nice weather. The temperature is a balmy 20 degrees and the wind is below 30 mph for the first time in days!

So I charged up the...
Forum: ParkFlyers 12-03-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 83,646
Posted By Doug
I sprung for a HS and bought too soon - I missed...

I sprung for a HS and bought too soon - I missed the Black Friday sale. Oh well, I just received the plane and have it put together. Not too bad in construction, but I'm an old balsa guy. Miss the...
Forum: Beginners 09-20-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By Doug
Insomniac - thanks for the info - I'm hoping to...

Insomniac - thanks for the info - I'm hoping to get the unit later this month. As soon as funds are available!
Forum: Beginners 09-20-2010, 03:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By Doug
Hank, thanks for the input. I'm going for it! ...

Hank, thanks for the input. I'm going for it!

By the way, are you per chance a retired sub Chief?
Forum: Beginners 09-20-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By Doug
Question Battery question

I really like to support local folks - as long as they don't try to retire off my first purchase. ;) Ok, to the question - the LHS has a Hobby Zone Super Cub LP RTF at the same price as most Mail...
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