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Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-23-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 237
Posted By Wildflyer
Hobbyking has a new line of Lipo's called the...

Hobbyking has a new line of Lipo's called the Bolt series, they have a new, different chemistry. They are advertized as being high voltage cells. Their proper cutoff voltage is 4.35 volts per cell....
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-23-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 445
Posted By Wildflyer
Yea I've had that happen, PITA. Chellie"s...

Yea I've had that happen, PITA.

Chellie"s advice about Vaseline works on your fingers also, it's ok on foam planes, you can clean it off the plane, don't use it when building balsa.

A good hand...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-23-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 445
Posted By Wildflyer
Somewhere over 30 years ago, the only brand of CA...

Somewhere over 30 years ago, the only brand of CA that the LHS had was; Satellite City, Hot Stuff. It came in a little bottle that had the top dipped in wax. Hot Stuff used the little hair tube,...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-23-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 445
Posted By Wildflyer
Last week I was using some regular thin CA glue,...

Last week I was using some regular thin CA glue, there was about 1/2" of glue in the bottle. Finished that job set the CA on the bench, and went to bed.

Tonight I needed my Dewalt battery charger...
Forum: Batteries and Chargers Forsale/WTB 10-23-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 126
Posted By Wildflyer
I bought my blinky a few years ago, I paid less...

I bought my blinky a few years ago, I paid less than $10.00 each.

Nowadays there are better units.
Forum: Foamies 10-22-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 273
Posted By Wildflyer
Thanks for the tip about ironing with tin-foil. ...

Thanks for the tip about ironing with tin-foil.

I will have to try it.
Forum: Batteries and Chargers Forsale/WTB 10-22-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 126
Posted By Wildflyer
I have used Astro Blinkys with my Astro 109's and...

I have used Astro Blinkys with my Astro 109's and other chargers without balancers for several years, so far I have not had any problem that I could blame on them.

I have no experience with A123...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-19-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 445
Posted By Wildflyer
My sentiments exactly. I hate people that...

My sentiments exactly.

I hate people that keep trying to push through traffic lights. They don't seem to understand that yellow means to clear the intersection not hit the gas pedal.

I don't...
Forum: Humor 10-17-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Wildflyer
4. There is a river you must cross but it is used...

4. There is a river you must cross but it is used by crocodiles, and you do not have a boat. How do you manage it?

Use the bridge. This tests your ability to observe things around you.
Forum: Foamies 10-16-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 273
Posted By Wildflyer
Very interesting, I haven't seen full solid color...

Very interesting, I haven't seen full solid color EPP foam before. You could smooth the wings with some sharp sandpaper without going through the paint job like I have done in the past, if the wings...
Forum: Balsa Kits For Sale and WTB 10-15-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Wildflyer
Very good price, I have seen them go for over...

Very good price, I have seen them go for over $200 many times on Ebay.

I watch the value of that kit because I have one also. I just can't make up my mind if I want to build it or sell it.
Forum: Foamies 10-15-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 273
Posted By Wildflyer
Both models look very good. What is the...

Both models look very good.

What is the construction of the plane, it looks like EPP foam.
Is the wing airfoiled? There seems to be a carbon fiber spar in top, probably bottom also, is this...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-14-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 260
Posted By Wildflyer
I haven't even tried to figure my cost to print...

I haven't even tried to figure my cost to print pictures, as I do not print them in a steady run. Since an entire 6 cartridge set costs me about $6.00, it has to be cheap.
Somehow I remember that it...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-13-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 260
Posted By Wildflyer
I see you use a laser for photos, does it do a...

I see you use a laser for photos, does it do a good job?
I was told about 2 years ago that they didn't do as well as a inkjet, but I haven't asked anyone since then.
Forum: Aerial Photography 10-13-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 213
Posted By Wildflyer
What is the stepped concrete area in your...

What is the stepped concrete area in your pictures?

I need to get decent camera airborne.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-13-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 260
Posted By Wildflyer
I used to refill my Lexmark printer, then I...

I used to refill my Lexmark printer, then I bought another package of ink, and that stuff turned the remaining ink to jelly, totally useless. Plus this is cleaner, I think I got ink clear to my...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-12-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 260
Posted By Wildflyer
Thumbs up Printer Ink

We all know that printer ink is one of the most expensive things on earth.:eek::mad:

I have been buying my ink from; inkjets101 on Ebay for several years.
Their cartridges fit perfectly into...
Forum: Power Systems 10-12-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 190
Posted By Wildflyer
According to the specs listed at Tower Hobby the...

According to the specs listed at Tower Hobby the OS 25FX

Displacement: 4.07cc (.2485 cu in)
Bore: 18mm (.708")
Stroke: 16mm (.630")
Horsepower: .84 BHP at 18,000 RPM
Weight: 248g (8.8oz)...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-10-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By Wildflyer
My uncle used to drill water wells in western...

My uncle used to drill water wells in western Oregon. He used modern equipment for his business but his hobby was a steam drilling rig he bought in fair condition. He carefully went through the...
Forum: Beginners 10-10-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By Wildflyer
One year I had a job tying reinforcing steel for...

One year I had a job tying reinforcing steel for a concrete slab, between Christmas and New Years. We are not as bad as many places, but handling cold wet steel all day will turn your fingers into...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 10-04-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 588
Posted By Wildflyer
Joe, If they ship at the same speed as they did...

Joe,
If they ship at the same speed as they did my order, I would guess about the 8th or 9th.

I just did a quick check on Ebay, the little feather light Rx I bought is 2-3 times the $5.75, I paid...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 10-03-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 588
Posted By Wildflyer
I placed my order on 9/14/14, and received it on...

I placed my order on 9/14/14, and received it on 9/23/14/

I think that is pretty dang good coming clear from China.
It will go into my 58" Extreme Flight Extra 300

As far as wind issues go, I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-01-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By Wildflyer
To get the right answer the first time, and...

To get the right answer the first time, and possibly a new plane if it is screwed up.

Call Horizon Hobby support 877-504-0233

I have called them several times and they have been great every...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-27-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 419
Posted By Wildflyer
Nigel, "When Rx is powered up, the servos...

Nigel,

"When Rx is powered up, the servos center fine. But when operating sticks and return to center - the two servos start very fast fluttering - so fast in fact the surfaces blur ! "

It...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-25-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 402
Posted By Wildflyer
Since the mount is yellow, I am guessing it is...

Since the mount is yellow, I am guessing it is plastic.
Plastic is susceptible to fatigue caused by vibration, every thing looks great then instant failure.

My guess would be the prop was...
Forum: 3D Flying 09-25-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By Wildflyer
The biggest thing I had to learn about indoor...

The biggest thing I had to learn about indoor flying, was simply to reduce throttle and keep the plane JUST above stall speed.

Outdoors, speed is usually a good thing, indoors it makes thins...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-24-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 640
Posted By Wildflyer
Wire color is not a complete guide to who made...

Wire color is not a complete guide to who made the servo.
Unless HobbyKing was making Futaba servos years ago.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-24-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 640
Posted By Wildflyer
Those servos have slightly more torque than the...

Those servos have slightly more torque than the servos I started with in 1972, and they weighed 1.5 oz each. My old ones took 0.5 seconds to rotate 45 degrees if I remember right.

I have some...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 09-22-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 414
Posted By Wildflyer
A new Corsair on the market is the one from...

A new Corsair on the market is the one from Horizon Hobby.
It has the new SAFE technology, which makes the plane very easy to learn warbird flying and can be turned off when you want to.

F4U...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-22-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 231
Posted By Wildflyer
On advice from a long time modeler and hobby shop...

On advice from a long time modeler and hobby shop owner, I bought a very good crimper. It has 2 slightly different spots for the terminals. I think it cost almost $20
one hole is sized for #20-#24...
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