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Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 05-18-2016, 01:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By Turbojoe
I have an unmolested, still in the factory...

I have an unmolested, still in the factory plastic bags Cox P-47 that I bought many years ago and just opened the box for the very first time to inspect. I bought it to convert to R/C. I converted a...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 04-29-2016, 01:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,606
Posted By Turbojoe
You've got me beat by a few years. I turn 60 in...

You've got me beat by a few years. I turn 60 in June but my eyes seem to be getting worse every day. My forced Obama care insurance is a freaking joke and I keep getting crazy quotes for glasses....
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 04-29-2016, 12:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,606
Posted By Turbojoe
Very nice indeed Henry! I like the bright colors....

Very nice indeed Henry! I like the bright colors.

Joe
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 04-22-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,606
Posted By Turbojoe
Yep, I can't believe how this insane FAA mess has...

Yep, I can't believe how this insane FAA mess has changed my approach to the hobby. I'd still love to build that twin Eaglet wing but I have to ask myself why. For now all my R/C efforts are being...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 04-21-2016, 12:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,606
Posted By Turbojoe
Thanks! The Eaglet 50 holds a special place for...

Thanks! The Eaglet 50 holds a special place for me as it was my first truly SUCCESSFUL flyer. I had a few planes before that but because I could drive an RC car I thought I could fly. Reality check!...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-19-2016, 03:09 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,399
Posted By Turbojoe
ROFLMAO!!! :D Joe

ROFLMAO!!! :D

Joe
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-12-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By Turbojoe
My Stearman experience is quite the opposite of...

My Stearman experience is quite the opposite of what I'm seeing here. You just have to remember you're flying something not much heavier than a paper airplane. In too much wind it can get hairy. The...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-27-2016, 12:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,457
Posted By Turbojoe
At this size you'll probably end up with AUW of...

At this size you'll probably end up with AUW of what, 20-24 oz. at most? Plan for 200+ watts. We can always throttle back. ;)

I love the Mountain Models Firestorm iteration of the Kobra but please...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-25-2016, 11:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,457
Posted By Turbojoe
Heck, I can't draw 1D or even stick people for...

Heck, I can't draw 1D or even stick people for that matter. :D

Joe
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-25-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,457
Posted By Turbojoe
I prefer the F-16 look and would just spend the...

I prefer the F-16 look and would just spend the 10 minutes to cut my own if you went with the T-38. Not a big deal. I've got plenty of wood. :)

Joe
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-25-2016, 02:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,457
Posted By Turbojoe
A 36" version would be amazing. I built a Kobra...

A 36" version would be amazing. I built a Kobra back in the 80's and only flew it once before someone made me an offer I couldn't refuse. I built and own the original prototype of the Mountain Models...
Forum: General RC items For Sale and WTB 02-19-2016, 02:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By Turbojoe
I have a NIB Kobra kit as well as the plans of...

I have a NIB Kobra kit as well as the plans of course. I'm certain I had them scanned to file many years back. I've built at least three different new computers since then. I'll have to search...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-17-2016, 01:27 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,399
Posted By Turbojoe
AAARRRGGGHHHHH!! AAARRRGGGHHHHH!! ...

AAARRRGGGHHHHH!!
AAARRRGGGHHHHH!!
AAARRRGGGHHHHH!!
:mad::censor::mad::censor::mad::censor::mad:

:blah:

Joe
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-15-2016, 03:50 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,399
Posted By Turbojoe
It's not about the five bucks. I have no...

It's not about the five bucks. I have no intentions of registering on the 19th, the 29th or the 99th. For now everything I fly is under 250 grams. Screw 'em. :mad::censor:

Joe
Forum: Foamies 02-13-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,056
Posted By Turbojoe
True to some extent but these AS3X equipped birds...

True to some extent but these AS3X equipped birds fly 3 times larger than they are. I've flown several different brands and sizes of Pitts and they were all a handful requiring constant attention in...
Forum: Foamies 02-13-2016, 02:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,056
Posted By Turbojoe
I bought my first UMX (T-28) about a month and a...

I bought my first UMX (T-28) about a month and a half ago. Since then I've bought the Habu EDF, Pitts S1S, Carbon Cub and the PT-17 just got here last night. For a balsa snob/card carrying foam hater...
Forum: Beginners 02-03-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,176
Posted By Turbojoe
350 watts in a 20 OZ plane? You're on REAL doctor...

350 watts in a 20 OZ plane? You're on REAL doctor prescribed medication, am I right? :eek: I just weighed the empty/covered Simple 400 airframe at 7.0 ounces. AUW would be at the highest with 3S...
Forum: Beginners 02-03-2016, 01:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,176
Posted By Turbojoe
Sorry to drag up such an old thread guys. I have...

Sorry to drag up such an old thread guys. I have a Simple 400 on the shelf that last flew with an Astro Flight 010 14 turn motor probably 8-10 years ago. It's still in pristine condition and just...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-27-2016, 12:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By Turbojoe
I used 3/4" PVC secured to the walls with conduit...

I used 3/4" PVC secured to the walls with conduit clamps. Cheap and strong. Sorry for the huge mess. I had company last weekend and had to clear out the guest room and stuff everything in this...
Forum: Company Discussions 01-18-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By Turbojoe
I've had several different brand SDHC cards. PNY,...

I've had several different brand SDHC cards. PNY, SanDisk, Lexar, Transcend etc. Used them in phones, cameras etc. Failures with every brand except Kingston. Needless to say my DX6 has a Kingston in...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 01-16-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,606
Posted By Turbojoe
Oh jeez, this isn't good. I was just looking at...

Oh jeez, this isn't good. I was just looking at the Eaglet 50 and had a thought that it would be very cool as a twin. I love twins. I made all the wing templates so the basic wing build will be a...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 01-16-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,606
Posted By Turbojoe
Thanks Ray. I don't know why I took so long to...

Thanks Ray. I don't know why I took so long to finish the project. If I'd known how well it would turn out I would have finished her a LONG time ago.

Actually I find British female voices crazy...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-06-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 990
Posted By Turbojoe
A few years back my son in law expressed some...

A few years back my son in law expressed some interest in R/C but didn't want to risk crashing one of mine even using the buddy box. He wanted to try something cheap that wouldn't hurt so bad if he...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-06-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 990
Posted By Turbojoe
Yep, I love the Pitts. Tied for second would be...

Yep, I love the Pitts. Tied for second would be the T-28 and the Habu. I haven't gotten the chance to put many flights on the Habu yet though. It's fairly fast but I think it could use an...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-06-2016, 02:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By Turbojoe
They won't like my answers.... Joe

They won't like my answers....

Joe
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 01-03-2016, 01:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,606
Posted By Turbojoe
Wow, it's been 10 years since I bought the Eaglet...

Wow, it's been 10 years since I bought the Eaglet 50 kit and used it to cut another kit from balsa vs the lite ply the original was cut from. I've had her done for quite some time. Just never got...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 11-24-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,991
Posted By Turbojoe
I actually have a few pesos to spend on R/C right...

I actually have a few pesos to spend on R/C right now. Already spent a bunch but I'm waiting for the Mountain Models (http://www.mountainmodels.com/) black Friday sale. Brian has been really busy so...
Forum: Helicopters- Electric For Sale & WTB 11-23-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,546
Posted By Turbojoe
Thanks Mike but since last post I've cleaned out...

Thanks Mike but since last post I've cleaned out Australian supply and picked up a N.I.B. SE. I now have enough Beam parts to open my own hobby shop. Guess it's time to close this thread.

Joe
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-11-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By Turbojoe
I've lost count how many times I've watched that...

I've lost count how many times I've watched that Airtruk video. Since I first saw one in the Mad Max movie I thought it was the coolest plane ever. Post up a link here to your build thread when you...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-31-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By Turbojoe
Now when I search something on ebay I check the...

Now when I search something on ebay I check the "US only" box to weed out the 99% of the items that are shipped from China. Waiting months for inferior quality items to arrive just isn't worth it to...
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