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Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 04:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 150
Posted By Turbojoe
Yep, they're out there. LINK...

Yep, they're out there. LINK (http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-6S-Lipo-Checker-Balancer-Discharger-Discharge-1-6S-at-150W-/331171770179?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d1b602f43). If someone in the US ever...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 01:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By Turbojoe
Bearings and shafts in a brushless motor are a...

Bearings and shafts in a brushless motor are a piece of cake providing you have the right tools. A hammer is NOT the right tool! A drill press works great or if you're creative a large bench vice can...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-15-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 219
Posted By Turbojoe
I'm a confirmed foam hater but they've got some...

I'm a confirmed foam hater but they've got some pretty cool free plans over there. I've actually considered cutting out one or two of them just for the heck of it. Can't beat the price of the plans!...
Forum: Company Discussions 03-26-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By Turbojoe
I haven't gone looking for your other thread...

I haven't gone looking for your other thread again but what was the decision on who did the damage? Was it Tower or the shipper? It appears Tower stepped up with compensation but was the blame...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-22-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 327
Posted By Turbojoe
Wow, I have to think back quite a ways. Started...

Wow, I have to think back quite a ways. Started messing with R/C back in 1973 with misc stuff. My first plane was in 1975. It was some kind of early ARF. I just remember it having a built up wing...
Forum: Helicopters- Electric For Sale & WTB 03-07-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By Turbojoe
Yeah, it's all about what floats your boat and...

Yeah, it's all about what floats your boat and the Beam does that for me. As for your comparisons the SAB is a HUGE stretch of a 450? with 380mm blades so isn't even in the same size range. Apples...
Forum: Helicopters- Electric For Sale & WTB 03-07-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By Turbojoe
Actually BEAM is 100% still in business. It seems...

Actually BEAM is 100% still in business. It seems sheeple in USA are convinced that if there aren't upgrades to spend every dollar they make on then the heli just isn't viable and is no longer...
Forum: Helicopters- Electric For Sale & WTB 03-07-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By Turbojoe
Yep. I've been posting to the main heli forums...

Yep. I've been posting to the main heli forums and every time I update I get more replies and more killer deals. Pretty much already cleaned out A Main Hobbies for what I can use. HF has been down a...
Forum: Helicopters- Electric For Sale & WTB 03-07-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By Turbojoe
I'm still in this BEAM thing bigger than ever....

I'm still in this BEAM thing bigger than ever. Below is a cut and paste from my latest post at Runryder:

I'm really not very interested in RTF birds and the prices they command because of the...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-03-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 403
Posted By Turbojoe
More and more I'm seeking out alternatives to...

More and more I'm seeking out alternatives to Hobby King and finding a lot of exceptional places to spend my money for very low or in some cases NO shipping charges depending on how much I spend....
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-01-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 257
Posted By Turbojoe
Every time I make an online purchase I worry....

Every time I make an online purchase I worry. Between scammers and crappy delivery services I guess we're pretty darned lucky we get anything we pay for. Look at how many times you see in the news...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-01-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 257
Posted By Turbojoe
I've had the same UPS driver for the last three...

I've had the same UPS driver for the last three years or so and HE is great. UPS itself is hit or miss. I've had your same situation with FedEx and USPS where they show my package as delivered and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-27-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 773
Posted By Turbojoe
That would be my guess. I just can't see anyone...

That would be my guess. I just can't see anyone in their right mind packing a trashed box like that and not expect the recipient to notice! I'll bet the shipper destroyed the original box (and...
Forum: Company Discussions 02-27-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By Turbojoe
I've been buying from Tower since the very early...

I've been buying from Tower since the very early 80's. Spent a ton of money with them because in the early days they were simply the best online hobby store. Virtually all of my radios, kits and...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-23-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By Turbojoe
If you can swing the cost look at features of the...

If you can swing the cost look at features of the 2014 Spektrum DX6. LINK HERE...
Forum: Helicopters- Electric For Sale & WTB 02-15-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By Turbojoe
What the heck, I've got posts all over the place...

What the heck, I've got posts all over the place now. I know heli's aren't big here but you never know. I'm still looking for Beam stuff. Now I'm looking to build my third one so I'd like to find...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-08-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 442
Posted By Turbojoe
That looks great! Always wanted to build one. I...

That looks great! Always wanted to build one. I have plans around here somewhere. Maybe someday......

Joe
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-08-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 442
Posted By Turbojoe
Gramps is right. The Kobra is a relatively heavy...

Gramps is right. The Kobra is a relatively heavy and fast plane. The aerodynamic loads alone are really going to task a 9 gram servo. I wouldn't go any smaller than something along the lines of a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-08-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 442
Posted By Turbojoe
My problem is getting bored during a build. When...

My problem is getting bored during a build. When a process is drawn out and tedious I tend to lose interest. I either go on to another area of the build or just put it on the shelf and work on...
Forum: Humor 02-08-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By Turbojoe
ROFLMAO! Never in a million years would I have...

ROFLMAO! Never in a million years would I have gotten the correct answer! :D


Joe
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 01-25-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By Turbojoe
Glad it helped Don. Wasn't it Hobby Lobby that...

Glad it helped Don. Wasn't it Hobby Lobby that sold the Uber Skiver many years back? I was always going to get one but never did. If I remember right they were fairly expensive at the time.

Joe
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-22-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,133
Posted By Turbojoe
OMG that's just devastating! I hope you have...

OMG that's just devastating! I hope you have documentation of all of your R/C investments to present to the insurance company. About a year ago I shot video of just about everything R/C that I own...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-18-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,133
Posted By Turbojoe
As everyone else has said, thankfully no injuries...

As everyone else has said, thankfully no injuries and your home was not damaged. Such a shame about the total R/C loss. :sad:

I've been charging in a terra cotta pot with base and lid for years...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 01-16-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,117
Posted By Turbojoe
Yep. S2F. Kind of a cool looking plane in an ugly...

Yep. S2F. Kind of a cool looking plane in an ugly sorta way.

Joe
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 01-14-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,117
Posted By Turbojoe
Ding, Ding. Give the man a cigar. That thing took...

Ding, Ding. Give the man a cigar. That thing took up a LOT of deck space. They always parked it aft of the superstructure with the heli's.

I only saw a couple active Stoof's and that was in the...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 01-14-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,117
Posted By Turbojoe
Here's an easy one for ya: The Whale. And...

Here's an easy one for ya: The Whale.

And an easier one: The Stoof.

Joe
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-13-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By Turbojoe
The next time the digital versions go on sale I...

The next time the digital versions go on sale I intend to pick some up. I had initially planned to use these analogs on planes but figured what the heck, they'll work fine on this el cheapo heli too....
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-13-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By Turbojoe
Looks like I had grabbed the wrong page for the...

Looks like I had grabbed the wrong page for the link. (I just changed it) Same servos but mine are the analog version.

Still not sold on FBL. I read too many people having too many setup issues...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-13-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By Turbojoe
I could never get consistent movement from my...

I could never get consistent movement from my HXT900's on cyclic and had to chase the bird all over the place in hover. Making no change other than to the HS-65mg's made all the difference in the...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 01-13-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,117
Posted By Turbojoe
Interesting to hear these A-6 nicknames. I was on...

Interesting to hear these A-6 nicknames. I was on the USS Enterprise 1976-1977 in an E-2B squadron VAW-113 as jet mech and plane captain and never heard the A-6's referred to as anything but...
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