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Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-25-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 316
Posted By firemanbill
That he is Steve. You and a lot of other fellow...

That he is Steve. You and a lot of other fellow flyers had a lot more to do with his growing up than you might think. Thanks for being who you are and contributing to his growth at SEFF.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-21-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By firemanbill
The older I get the more I realize that this is...

The older I get the more I realize that this is the only thing I want out of life...

For people to say such good things about me when I'm gone. What a testament that is to a man's life.
Forum: Events, Shows and Fun Fly's - Electric Airplanes 08-20-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By firemanbill
You guys and gals should attend this event! It is...

You guys and gals should attend this event! It is one of, if not the best, electric fly in there is!
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 06-23-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By firemanbill
yeah the problem with the good sloping sites is...

yeah the problem with the good sloping sites is that they are in the National park... no rc flying allowed.
Forum: SEFF 2015 04-06-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,399
Posted By firemanbill
I'll be there for sure next year Steve, in full...

I'll be there for sure next year Steve, in full force and better than ever!:D
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-18-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 599
Posted By firemanbill
That is sad, good guy.

That is sad, good guy.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 09-02-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By firemanbill
Great pics, love the heritage flight photos more...

Great pics, love the heritage flight photos more than any of them.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-01-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By firemanbill
I suppose you could set your throttle end points...

I suppose you could set your throttle end points at 75% and see what happens. You could also try propping it down some, either by pitch or diameter.

Bigger question is will you have enough power...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-15-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By firemanbill
My Son is leaving for college, where do all the years go?

It seems like only yesterday we were bringing this little fella home from the hospital. We leave to take him to Virginia Tech in Blacksburg tomorrow where he will enter the Corp of Cadets there and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-13-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,282
Posted By firemanbill
Good for you! I would hold off on a war bird...

Good for you!

I would hold off on a war bird til the 3rd or 4th plane. But that's just my opinion.

When you get into those aerobatic type planes like a Shukoi, Edge, Extra and the like the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-13-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,282
Posted By firemanbill
what plane is best... wow, now that's a hard...

what plane is best... wow, now that's a hard question. You kind of have to figure that one out yourself. There really is no good answer to that question as 10 out of 10 people you ask are likely to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-13-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,282
Posted By firemanbill
Yes. The main thing is to have the two antennas...

Yes. The main thing is to have the two antennas at a 90 degree angle from each other. Antenna position of the Transmitter is important as well. don't point the end directly at the plane. Angle it so...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-13-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,282
Posted By firemanbill
Just remember with spektrum to use the correct...

Just remember with spektrum to use the correct receiver for each application and use proper antenna orientation.

Ask for help in setting these thigns up. lots of folks here to help with that.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-11-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By firemanbill
So 5 of these flew at SEFF, I flew mine early...

So 5 of these flew at SEFF, I flew mine early June, and the 7th and final alpha build was flow this past week in Texas.

All in all it was a crazy fast learning experience in building. I can say I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-10-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,282
Posted By firemanbill
The best money you will ever spend in this hobby...

The best money you will ever spend in this hobby is on a good quality radio.

Planes, motors, batteries, chargers all come and go but a good radio will last you for years. Get as much radio as...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-02-2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,644
Posted By firemanbill
To answer the original question, that is a Mini...

To answer the original question, that is a Mini Tamiya connector
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-21-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By firemanbill
Oklahoma roll call

Let's hear from you guys! How is everyone out that way? I hope all our Wattheads are safe and dry.

Prayers being lifted for all those affected.
Forum: Warbird Electrics 04-12-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By firemanbill
Congrats mattman0182, good feeling huh

Congrats mattman0182, good feeling huh
Forum: SEFF 2013 02-03-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,991
Posted By firemanbill
There will be plenty of space underneath for...

There will be plenty of space underneath for sure!:cool:
Forum: SEFF 2013 01-30-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,991
Posted By firemanbill
Castle Creations all the way Steve, they cost a...

Castle Creations all the way Steve, they cost a bit more but man they are sure worth it!:cool:
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 01-29-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,170
Posted By firemanbill
Telemasters are cool. ...

Telemasters are cool.

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/deluxe_telemaster40_kit_1036733_prd1.htm?pSearchQueryId=4188444
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-28-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,625
Posted By firemanbill
You don't need to get to the nut. You just have...

You don't need to get to the nut. You just have to be able to hold the shaft, the prop will turn the nut loose just by rotating it counter clockwise as long as the shaft does not move.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-28-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,625
Posted By firemanbill
those gws props have an indentation the shape of...

those gws props have an indentation the shape of the nut. Usually there is another nut on the backside you can grab and rotate the prop off nut and all

I always used a washer front and rear to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-28-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,625
Posted By firemanbill
If you have 2 nuts that fit that shaft put them...

If you have 2 nuts that fit that shaft put them both on it just out at the edge, tighten those two up together and it'll give something to hold onto as you turn the prop with that nut in it.

Or...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-28-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,230
Posted By firemanbill
I lost a Radian a couple years ago in the LMR...

I lost a Radian a couple years ago in the LMR sailplane competition at SEFF. There was about 6 radians in the air all at once and I fle between me and the sun. By the time I could see again I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-28-2013, 02:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,625
Posted By firemanbill
I would just give her a little hand toss, not too...

I would just give her a little hand toss, not too hard though or it'll pitch up on you to much and stall. with that prop turned around it'll probably almost fly right out of your hand. Just power it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-28-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,625
Posted By firemanbill
Thought so. You will have a LOT MORE THRUST now....

Thought so. You will have a LOT MORE THRUST now. She'll climb right on out for you!

Good luck and Welcome to WattFlyer!:cool:
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-28-2013, 01:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,625
Posted By firemanbill
Make sure the numbers on your prop are facing...

Make sure the numbers on your prop are facing forward (direction of travel)

Hard to tell in that pic but it looks like it may be backwards. If so you would get minimal thrust and no climb.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-25-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,230
Posted By firemanbill
Well now you know that ground is always closer to...

Well now you know that ground is always closer to the sky on foggy days!:p>
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-25-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,230
Posted By firemanbill
She was hauling the mail for sure!

She was hauling the mail for sure!
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