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Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-23-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By carpetbagger
my fav cleaning off muck tool is an old...

my fav cleaning off muck tool is an old toothbrush. Also aerosol Electroclean is handy - available at auto stores and the like for cleaning electrical contacts. I have doused all sorts of electric...
Forum: Beginners 04-19-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 94
Posted By carpetbagger
Flyzone w/WISE gyro

Has anyone tried the Flyzone plane w/WISE gyro? Does it work as well as the Apprentice with stabilization? Curious because I have plenty of RC tx/rx combos and don't want to add anymore (Spectrum)...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-02-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,150
Posted By carpetbagger
My latest builds are take apart specials, fuse...

My latest builds are take apart specials, fuse stripped of all things that stick out, landing gear, wing, tail feathers. They will fit in a skinny box 4"-6" thick, 12"-16" tall, 30"-42" long. The...
Forum: Company Discussions 03-29-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,041
Posted By carpetbagger
Exactly - HK chat is a sad joke.

Exactly - HK chat is a sad joke.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-20-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 271
Posted By carpetbagger
Velcro created in 1948 patented in 1955.

Velcro created in 1948 patented in 1955.
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 03-20-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By carpetbagger
that headsupRC lost signal alarm was on sale a...

that headsupRC lost signal alarm was on sale a couple weeks ago, picked up three for my fleet. Suckers are LOUD
Forum: Power Systems 03-16-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 489
Posted By carpetbagger
crimp

For connections in an environment where there is motion - as in vibration and shock loads from less than greasy landings etc - crimping is the preferred electrical connection. BUT one must use...
Forum: Power Systems 03-11-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By carpetbagger
I would say no . . .

length is not the real problem - diameter is. A 4mm connector goes with a 4mm connector, 3.5mm with 3.5mm. You will need to swap out one or the other connectors so they match. Noodle a bit and check...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-08-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By carpetbagger
BIG!

Good grief, I might have trouble fitting those in my truck! All my latest builds are take down including tail feathers so I can fit them into thin (maybe 4" - 5") semi-long (about 40") boxes I built...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-07-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By carpetbagger
Yep, D.C. traffic is major suckage. My...

Yep, D.C. traffic is major suckage. My Granddaughter graduates HS in a few months and we will head out for South Jersey via bay bridge tunnel outta Norfolk to Eastern Shore and 13 north bypassing all...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-07-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By carpetbagger
Cool! I liked the park when I was in college in...

Cool! I liked the park when I was in college in NC about 14 miles from the TN border. That area is pretty, but I like the ocean better. I moved here from Northern VA - Fairfax County - where folks...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-07-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By carpetbagger
Here we go again - the move

In 2006 me and my lady moved to North Carolina - her choice of location. This "cute" town I nicknamed East BugSplat, actually New Bern, turned out to be a bad choice. We quickly discovered "cute"...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-07-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By carpetbagger
cool

I have not tried pull-pull yet, but use fishing leader (trace) to yank spoilers up. Lacking room for adjustable clevis on either end, I use a version of the screw wind - canopy glued a piece of 0.8mm...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-07-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By carpetbagger
me got string . . .

for my separate aileron servo-in-wing I run strings from servo to center exit - string stays with wing, one end attached to servo mount, other end to a cleat in center exit - tape end of lead to it...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-03-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 417
Posted By carpetbagger
Hobby King = bend over, drop pants . . . you...

Hobby King = bend over, drop pants . . . you should know what comes next from HK
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-03-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 456
Posted By carpetbagger
Well, yes. But sort of full scale. In 1959 I...

Well, yes. But sort of full scale. In 1959 I built a 3' x 7' ply platform 6" thick and mounted a verticle shaft lawnmower engine on top. For a fan i used a six blade auto radiator fan I scavenged off...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-01-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 266
Posted By carpetbagger
No UPS Sat delivery here so my package, delayed a...

No UPS Sat delivery here so my package, delayed a buncha days by snow, is sitting 20 miles down the road, gathering dust.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-01-2015, 01:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 266
Posted By carpetbagger
few years ago USPS had rural delivery folks who...

few years ago USPS had rural delivery folks who used their own cars and apparently missed school the day they had reading lessons. Had that happen a few times,, now we see a genuine postal vehicle...
Forum: Company Discussions 02-27-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By carpetbagger
Yep, I have two radios from Tower, a Futaba 4YF -...

Yep, I have two radios from Tower, a Futaba 4YF - my getting back into the hobby radio, and the WF crew convinced me I needed one of them newfangled computer radios so I got a Tactic 6 channel rig. I...
Forum: Company Discussions 02-26-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By carpetbagger
Tower customer service *****

Yes, 5 stars! My recent order was stuff I needed and stuff I figured would be nice to have, and when I unpacked it a small item I needed was missing. Buggers. This AM I call Tower expecting the usual...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-24-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 329
Posted By carpetbagger
I buy balsa, plywood, spruce, basswood, silk, and...

I buy balsa, plywood, spruce, basswood, silk, and a variety of glues. Oh yeah, box of #11 blades and a variety of other tools. No ARF/RTF for this guy . . .
Forum: Foamies 02-24-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6,221
Views: 397,817
Posted By carpetbagger
Good plan, Crashalott. Since I tend to build...

Good plan, Crashalott. Since I tend to build light I prefer low wind speed, and my basic rule is temp Fahrenheit must exceed my age.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-23-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By carpetbagger
Simple are my two 4 channels - servo reversing...

Simple are my two 4 channels - servo reversing switches, trims, two sticks, on off switch, v-tail mixer switch.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-17-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 878
Posted By carpetbagger
Well, my radio assist (me to old to chase & climb...

Well, my radio assist (me to old to chase & climb trees) Tenderfoot is nearing completion and getting rigged. PowerUp 250 Sport on the nose, figure on running a 350mah batt, 7 amp ESC. Esaki tissue,...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 02-17-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 378
Posted By carpetbagger
You did good - silly not wanting to join a club &...

You did good - silly not wanting to join a club & AMA to fly at a nice field. I am not a joiner by nature but join the AMA, local club(s) and even sign on to my old stock outboard racing club even...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-12-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By carpetbagger
I believe that is the purpose of the slot = to...

I believe that is the purpose of the slot = to allow a channel for the CA to flow in.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-10-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By carpetbagger
above posts are on it, humidity does the trick....

above posts are on it, humidity does the trick. Here in the sunny southern coastal swamps I just carry a plan out on the back porch in the summer. By the time I finish my beer the plan is limp and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-10-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By carpetbagger
Molybdenum magnets do not like heat

of course you wattflyer pros probably know this, I did not until yesterday when I accidently epoxied a pair of moly mags together. Buggers. But from playing with epoxy for many moons I know epoxy...
Forum: Foamies 02-03-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6,221
Views: 397,817
Posted By carpetbagger
No way . . .

Not at 6 deg F. When temp hits 60 deg F I'll think about and check wind speed. I am allergic to cold. f
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-02-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By carpetbagger
WEST resin - go with slow hardener or Special...

WEST resin - go with slow hardener or Special Clear hardener. Mop it on, check back every ten minutes or so for bubbles on surface, pop by lightly whisking a dry brush over surface.
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