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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By carpetbagger
Flash back to my hobby shop circa `80s and I...

Flash back to my hobby shop circa `80s and I recall having a few electrics - guy that was all into it had me scrambling for tiny light RC stuff and nicads in the 125mah & 250 mah range. I think I may...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat Yesterday, 02:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 445
Posted By carpetbagger
Heh - I was 10 and living in Solomons Island, MD...

Heh - I was 10 and living in Solomons Island, MD when me and Mike decided visited a tobacco barn, crushed up a leaf, and rolled our own ciggies in notebook paper. Strike match, light it off, inhale ....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-23-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By carpetbagger
Thanks - I have a scratch built Schoolboy AUW...

Thanks - I have a scratch built Schoolboy AUW 10.5 oz with a Power Up 250 2300kv motor and it is overpowered - goes airborne at half throttle and is a handful at WOT. Have a HURC 250 & a PU 250 on...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-23-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By carpetbagger
I have gone over to the dark side . . .

No, I haven't gone completely over the cliff into BARF land (ARF), but I was curious about this new deal called "laser cutting" so I ordered a kit.

Herr Engineering "Air Boss" from Sig.

Wow....
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-23-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 445
Posted By carpetbagger
CA is evil. Many moons ago when I had my hobby...

CA is evil. Many moons ago when I had my hobby shop CA became the next great thing. Back at the home port my darling daughter enlisted her big brother to fix a piece of jewelry with Dad's CA....
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-21-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 445
Posted By carpetbagger
I.m having an off day for sure. Chow time - bun,...

I.m having an off day for sure. Chow time - bun, two slices of ham, two slices of cheese, lettuce. YUM! Sandwich seems extra chewy ??? so after struggling through a few bites I check it out. Yo, ya...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-21-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 445
Posted By carpetbagger
Got one for you, Chellie! Our house is on the...

Got one for you, Chellie! Our house is on the market, step one in my flight to the beach, so today I vacuumed the carpets. Yes, I do dishes as well. Before returning to model planes I was building...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-20-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 445
Posted By carpetbagger
In my burg we have Log trucks fulla pine trees....

In my burg we have Log trucks fulla pine trees. My conservative estimate is less than 1/3 of the trucks have fully functional brakes, my police friends say I'm being generous. Got a light on fresh...
Forum: Support & Suggestions 10-20-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 243
Posted By carpetbagger
Indeed = Heads Up RC

Indeed = Heads Up RC
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-19-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 445
Posted By carpetbagger
I always had a couple keyboards, swap out, take...

I always had a couple keyboards, swap out, take apart and clean `em up.

My latest dumb move is saying yes when the airport ops chief wanted me to work tonight, so here I am, working instead of...
Forum: Foamies 10-18-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By carpetbagger
Thanks, Chellie. As for fan fold, have plenty...

Thanks, Chellie. As for fan fold, have plenty available here in the sunny south. 2" or 3" foam for wing core cutting is rather scarce.
Forum: Foamies 10-17-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By carpetbagger
Midwest foam

Guy at work gave me a pack of 12" x 48" x 1/8" foam sheets, packaged by midwest. It is white and light. Anyone know what kind of foam this is? What can i build with it?
Forum: Beginners 10-17-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By carpetbagger
silk gloves - under whatever gloves is warm. So...

silk gloves - under whatever gloves is warm. So are silk undies, long sleeve/leg style. In a pinch pantyhose work fairly well.

Or you use my winter method - HIBERNATE!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-16-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 438
Posted By carpetbagger
stainless steel pots only, get `em cheap at wally...

stainless steel pots only, get `em cheap at wally mart or dollar stores. I have a small collection of "garage" pots, loking for a roasting pan now for canopies.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-03-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 100
Posted By carpetbagger
Wind Surfer Baby & fun with silk

So I'm scratch building a Wind Surfer Baby modified for E-power. Covering, silk which I have dyed a variety of colors. I figure close to an hour slopping around in hot water dye bath and the silk...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-30-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 595
Posted By carpetbagger
Of course. 99% of my stuff is ordered online. I...

Of course. 99% of my stuff is ordered online. I use several vendors listed, HeadsupRC one of my favs, and a few not on list. Not cheap shipping but reasonable. Sig -Sigment and great balsa, National...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 09-27-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,336
Posted By carpetbagger
Ah yes, daytime running lights. In the US I think...

Ah yes, daytime running lights. In the US I think all GM cars have them, not sure about Ford, all my Mopar (Dodge, Chrysler, etc) don't have them. Iports also vary with daytime lights. All...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 09-27-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,336
Posted By carpetbagger
Forced Lighting. Do tell, what is "Forced...

Forced Lighting. Do tell, what is "Forced Lighting"?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-26-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 640
Posted By carpetbagger
Yep

three days to me from headsup, sometimes 4, and $2 is a deal.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-26-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 402
Posted By carpetbagger
Yep, common problem, over torque

Yep, common problem, over torque
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-25-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 402
Posted By carpetbagger
Some plastics will stress if twisted when snugged...

Some plastics will stress if twisted when snugged up - such as warped firewall or bad plastic casting.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-24-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 640
Posted By carpetbagger
I have lots of E Max servos from Headsup and they...

I have lots of E Max servos from Headsup and they are fine. Also have genuine Futaba servos, they work fine as well, and I'm not sophisticated enough to notice any difference.
Forum: Foamies 09-24-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5,680
Views: 358,511
Posted By carpetbagger
rain, rain, and more rain - flood watch in...

rain, rain, and more rain - flood watch in effect. Time for a float plane?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-22-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 438
Posted By carpetbagger
I use to dye white nylon Top Flite props. Rit...

I use to dye white nylon Top Flite props. Rit dye, drop prop in - done. The hot bath was rumored to remove molding stress as well.
Forum: Electronic Builders Workshop 09-20-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By carpetbagger
tape

I use Blenderm tape - medical stuff at the drugstore. Mine is 2" wide so I lay a strip on parchment paper (food store has that) and slice it into strips. 1/2" or 3/4" works for me, 1/4" for dinky...
Forum: Electronic Builders Workshop 09-19-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By carpetbagger
I have used Dubro small pinned hinges - good....

I have used Dubro small pinned hinges - good. Requires a slot and glue - I prefer Aleenes Tacky or RC 56 canopy glue. Hinge points also work well but need a thicker surface for drill hole. Also try...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-17-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 318
Posted By carpetbagger
I like trying everything - P-30, radio assist FF,...

I like trying everything - P-30, radio assist FF, electric ukie, asst electric RC including a couple E gliders . . . actually I like building so I build darn near one of everything. The maiden que is...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 09-17-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 451
Posted By carpetbagger
Then there is the "flat plate" effect = generate...

Then there is the "flat plate" effect = generate enough horsepower and you can fly a barn door.
Forum: Foamies 09-04-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By carpetbagger
I no nothing about StyroSpray 1000 but i like...

I no nothing about StyroSpray 1000 but i like Microballoons - 3M calls them Micro bubbles and I get my stash from Aircraft Spruce. I am not sure how one could mix Microballoons with a spray-on glue....
Forum: Balsa Kits For Sale and WTB 09-03-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By carpetbagger
no kit, but you can make your own kit! ...

no kit, but you can make your own kit!

plans: http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=5649
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