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Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-19-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 274
Posted By carpetbagger
true

I had a bundle of expired flares with o place to go. Can't light `em off, USCG will bust your butt. I donated my old runabout to a college and as the guy is fixing to tow her away I go "Wait, these...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-18-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 611
Posted By carpetbagger
Sound systems that can be set to produce...

Sound systems that can be set to produce particular engine sounds are available. Having an electric bird with an authentic radial sound would be cooler than just the puttering of a four stroke.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-17-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,652
Posted By carpetbagger
YEEPS!

That sounds scarey, If I had one of those 3D printers I would most likely fill the house with all sorts of neato stuff, creating a trip and fall hazard area . . .
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 07-17-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By carpetbagger
PayPal sucks, that is all . . .

PayPal sucks, that is all . . .
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-17-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 611
Posted By carpetbagger
I'm old school = anything over 5 kilos...

I'm old school = anything over 5 kilos (11.somethin pounds) is no longer a model airplane. That would translate to 1100 watts or maybe 1600 watts for a hot 3D rig.

Old school pattern planes went...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-15-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 3,914
Posted By carpetbagger
yeah, we should get ahead of the curve and...

yeah, we should get ahead of the curve and propose a "No texting while droning" law.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-15-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 3,914
Posted By carpetbagger
Great plan! Thermal imaging works and a drone...

Great plan! Thermal imaging works and a drone would be way less expensive to operate than a chopper, which I seem to recall can run $1600-$2500 per hour.
Forum: Humor 07-13-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By carpetbagger
Early on I used "password" but many sites now say...

Early on I used "password" but many sites now say "password"is unacceptable.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-12-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By carpetbagger
Change vendors if vendor does not supply info....

Change vendors if vendor does not supply info. Heads Up RC has good details on their products.
Forum: ParkFlyers 07-12-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 261
Posted By carpetbagger
Yes, 1/32 wire fits my small servos arms snugly....

Yes, 1/32 wire fits my small servos arms snugly. I have simply put a 90 deg bend in the wire end used nylon snap-on keepers (Dubro?), but before hookup I slide a 1/4" or so piece of small surgical...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-12-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 393
Posted By carpetbagger
No tube but about 1959 I rigged a baby bottle...

No tube but about 1959 I rigged a baby bottle with a Cox .049 mounted on the cap. Big wing and tail feathers, flew it ukie full of fuel. We actually switched pilots several times but the sun was...
Forum: Beginners 07-11-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 871
Posted By carpetbagger
Nigel is right - old threads are fair posting...

Nigel is right - old threads are fair posting game. If not then a posted question should never be hit with the "do a search, stupid" comment because the question had been asked before and old threads...
Forum: Company Discussions 07-10-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,980
Posted By carpetbagger
Hobby King sucks. Saving a few bucks isn't worth...

Hobby King sucks. Saving a few bucks isn't worth the nightmare for me.
Forum: Beginners 07-10-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 871
Posted By carpetbagger
Walmart about $15 - not sure what the max is,...

Walmart about $15 - not sure what the max is, probably 3kg or so, weighs to the gram. I find this fine for my work since I don't build heavy honkers. I also have a tine scale weighs to tenth of a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-10-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 3,914
Posted By carpetbagger
wow, only $32 + shipping

Wait, that's 2 Rx units for my rigs or about 6 servos.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-09-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 3,914
Posted By carpetbagger
True about unlicensed/license revoked drivers...

True about unlicensed/license revoked drivers down my way. Every traffic stop-n-check nabs a dozen or more scofflaws in les than an hour. My wild A guess is about 20% of the vehicles on the road are...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-09-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By carpetbagger
peanuts. . .

So I get my latest shipment of nitrate dope from Aircraft Spruce and it is packed in peanuts which are usually a pain to dispose of since curbside recycling won't take foam of any kind in my...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-09-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 3,914
Posted By carpetbagger
Oh boy! Another license/certificate! I'll just...

Oh boy! Another license/certificate! I'll just add it to my pile.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-09-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 305
Posted By carpetbagger
"car breaker yard" HA! I like that term. We call...

"car breaker yard" HA! I like that term. We call them "boneyards" or "junk yards" and they are always a good source for cheap car parts.

My charger, which charges all sorts of batteries, runs off...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-08-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 3,914
Posted By carpetbagger
"just a toy" = exactly. And therein lies the...

"just a toy" = exactly. And therein lies the problem. One can wander into a store with a fistful of cash or a CC and leave with a fully functional "toy" helo with FPV features. The newbie doesn't...
Forum: ParkFlyers 07-08-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 261
Posted By carpetbagger
Yes, tiny drills are available in Number sizes,...

Yes, tiny drills are available in Number sizes, fraction Imperial, and mini-Metric. I use scrap ply ot plastic (can lids) to test drill for a snug fit, although like jetplaneflyer I do like ball...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-07-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 210
Posted By carpetbagger
Good summation, Rodneh. I've used Easki and...

Good summation, Rodneh. I've used Easki and silkspan, prefer Esaki, but my new fav covering is silk. At least for park flying size models. I have dyed silk with Rit to get colors, and also used...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-07-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 210
Posted By carpetbagger
Japanese tissue. Comes in white, black, and many...

Japanese tissue. Comes in white, black, and many basic colors. You can put it on wet but dry is easier and it shrinks real well. So well on a lightweight frame it is advised to pre-shrink the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-06-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 3,914
Posted By carpetbagger
Good point. I work Aircraft Rescue at our...

Good point. I work Aircraft Rescue at our regional airport and we often have crop duster crews fly their gigs our of here - planes airborne but flying very very low as they dust. A drone smack would...
Forum: Company Discussions 07-05-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 265
Posted By carpetbagger
Exactly = no Paypal fer me. Found another website...

Exactly = no Paypal fer me. Found another website with a similar assortment of stuff like HK and placed my order. Checkout, easy breezy.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-05-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By carpetbagger
I will try to unitize the rig = ukie handle with...

I will try to unitize the rig = ukie handle with throttle trigger. Radio should arive next week, hopefully, so after I fiddle with it I will figure out the end result.
Forum: Company Discussions 07-04-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 265
Posted By carpetbagger
fail . . .

I have 3 cards and they all work at any other vendor I use and my vendor list spans a variety of interests. Back in the early days of Paypal their site got hacked at least once a month it seemed, so...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-04-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 3,914
Posted By carpetbagger
same in my last hobby/sport . . .

Racing stock outboard hydroplanes. The USCG holds rule over the water and we file a race permit for every race. At one race a driver approached me as I was race chairman and wanted me to have a...
Forum: Company Discussions 07-04-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 265
Posted By carpetbagger
So I try to place an order with Hobby King . . .

A trying experience with a crappy website but at last I'm ready to check out. Punch in card info = fail WTF? retry, fail again. Retry with a different card = fail. Call the "customer service" number....
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-01-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By carpetbagger
I got a computer radio . . .

AEAJR - yes I did. Tactic 650 which I am now noodling over the setup. my next adventure will be hooking up servos so I can eyeball the result of my twitchy-finger program inputs. Might even try...
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