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Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 01:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 70
Posted By carpetbagger
that was neat - thanks

that was neat - thanks
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros Yesterday, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 151
Posted By carpetbagger
I have maybe two dozen servos with metal gear...

I have maybe two dozen servos with metal gear trains. They cost a buck or two more than plastic gear versions. Of course in a hard crash something has to break . . .
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-12-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,006
Posted By carpetbagger
deft - delft oops - guess that's why Doc Laser is...

deft - delft oops - guess that's why Doc Laser is gonna zap my eyeballs soon . . .
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-12-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,006
Posted By carpetbagger
I believe "Delft" is right - least it was Delft...

I believe "Delft" is right - least it was Delft back when I had my hobby/craft store
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-12-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 700
Posted By carpetbagger
Good plan. I have plumbed an entire house when I...

Good plan. I have plumbed an entire house when I built it, and used CPVC pipe all the way. Of course some areas only allow copper. Sweated (soldered) a gazillion copper joints when I was building...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-10-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 201
Posted By carpetbagger
Gee, I have no clue what storage voltage is. My...

Gee, I have no clue what storage voltage is. My charger has a "storage" program for lipo batterys - plug in batt, plug in balance connector, hit go and it charges/discharges until all cells are at...
Forum: Beginners 12-09-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By carpetbagger
a good paint job requires three steps: 1. sand ...

a good paint job requires three steps:
1. sand
2. sand
3. sand
Forum: Beginners 11-29-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By carpetbagger
Of course Deans are for battery/ESC connections....

Of course Deans are for battery/ESC connections. Futaba J and mating clones are widely used for servo/Rx connections. Back in the day deans made (and may still make) mini plugs - 2 pin, 3 pin, 4 pin...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-27-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 407
Posted By carpetbagger
I guess it would - I use a lipo charging bag,...

I guess it would - I use a lipo charging bag, cheap. I keep my lipos @ storage charge in a fire safe.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-20-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,166
Posted By carpetbagger
I fly at a local park - mornings on weekdays when...

I fly at a local park - mornings on weekdays when park population is near zero, save for maybe another model pilot. The park is adjacent to an airport with commercial air traffic. I work Aircraft...
Forum: Humor 11-17-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 367
Posted By carpetbagger
Algebra had me yawning in semi-boredom,...

Algebra had me yawning in semi-boredom, analytical trig & geometry was fun, actually broke a slight sweat with calculus. What was an absolute blast was teaching 7th & 8th graders the fine art of...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-16-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By carpetbagger
I cut forms out of 3/16" foam core art board. ...

I cut forms out of 3/16" foam core art board. Painters tape on edge, pin down to more art board with map tacks, wet wood in hot water, bend. Oh yeah, slobber some PVA (titebond) on the lams - when...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-12-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By carpetbagger
Agreed - bump up the battery size = correct...

Agreed - bump up the battery size = correct balance more air time! A shade nose heavy is cool, even a smidging tail heavy is a nightmare. If you insist on going off water (not salt I hope) bag...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-12-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,163
Posted By carpetbagger
Yep, that's what the HeadsUpRC tech told me when...

Yep, that's what the HeadsUpRC tech told me when I asked about running 6 servos off a 2 amp linear BEC - get a UBEC. Actually I picked up a couple switchmode BEC ESCs - double the amps, should work...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-12-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By carpetbagger
Got my watt meter from HeadsUpRC - readout is...

Got my watt meter from HeadsUpRC - readout is watts, volts, amps. 130 amp, add your own connectors, I used Deans T plugs since my stuff is not huge power. $33 = $2 shipping.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-12-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,006
Posted By carpetbagger
Very good tutorial! I like the pics of the stab...

Very good tutorial! I like the pics of the stab tip mod and close up of wood grain direction on the fin - perfect lessons for beginners.

Got the same fuzzy eyeball problem so I have been using...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-10-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By carpetbagger
Wow - even with all the beef I glued on the plane...

Wow - even with all the beef I glued on the plane the Esaki tissue covered airframe, several coats of dope and landing gear wasn't much over 3 oz. 109 grams.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-09-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,006
Posted By carpetbagger
gotta admire a builder who dresses out plane...

gotta admire a builder who dresses out plane w/spinners, cowls and whatever from the get-go. I eave mine naked untilo they prove they can survive dumb-thumb pilot before adding the frills.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-09-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By carpetbagger
I think my latest printer has water-fast ink...

I think my latest printer has water-fast ink since I tried transferring a mirror image print via water and got zip. Maybe I'll get lucky and can skip the fixative spray.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-09-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By carpetbagger
I like stuff on my planes . . .

like AMA numbers, please call me if you find this bird stuck inna tree, a nice "No ARF" symbol, an AMA logo, etc etc. I have been inkjetting the stuff on white Esaki glue sticked to paper, then...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-09-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By carpetbagger
The plane is assembled, covered with Esaki and...

The plane is assembled, covered with Esaki and undergoing tissue shrinkage as I type.

Flimsy to the max, think putting together one of those indoor jobs in the single digit gram weight, I kid you...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-07-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By carpetbagger
fhhuber - I should have the fuse/prop clearance...

fhhuber - I should have the fuse/prop clearance handled - scratch build so I have shaped the front.

DennyV - I'll check the program card for soft stop w/brake. I think it can be done.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 11-07-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By carpetbagger
Good score, Chellie! My GE fridge, slightly out...

Good score, Chellie! My GE fridge, slightly out of warranty, decided to punish me for going on vacation by freezing the ice/water dispenser. Changing settings didn't work and is got worse - had to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-07-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By carpetbagger
Thanks - so looks like I can go with default...

Thanks - so looks like I can go with default settings - brake on. I was thinking soft start so a burst of power from dumb-thumb would be less likely to flip the blades out so hard they keep going -...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-05-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By carpetbagger
more questions . . .

I am gradually (as in snail slowly) scratch building a few e-gliders. Actually, regular glider gliders converted to e-power. ESCs can be programmed and I have program cards for my ESCs. For my basic...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-02-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 390
Posted By carpetbagger
A boni-fide sales contract on my house. Soon as...

A boni-fide sales contract on my house. Soon as the cash hits the bank I'm outta here > OBX, sloping off the dunes. I.m sure I'll find enough space in my Beach Box shack to build.

Last year Milady...
Forum: Special Interest Aircraft 10-30-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 533
Posted By carpetbagger
COOL!

COOL!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-25-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,509
Posted By carpetbagger
I thought about using my generator for on-field...

I thought about using my generator for on-field charging. Honda EU 2000i. EU means generator meets Euro low noise specs, it is quiet, i is inverter, Has a couple 20 amp outlets and a 12 v tap....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-24-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By carpetbagger
Flash back to my hobby shop circa `80s and I...

Flash back to my hobby shop circa `80s and I recall having a few electrics - guy that was all into it had me scrambling for tiny light RC stuff and nicads in the 125mah & 250 mah range. I think I may...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-24-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 722
Posted By carpetbagger
Heh - I was 10 and living in Solomons Island, MD...

Heh - I was 10 and living in Solomons Island, MD when me and Mike decided visited a tobacco barn, crushed up a leaf, and rolled our own ciggies in notebook paper. Strike match, light it off, inhale ....
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