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Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-21-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 285
Posted By carpetbagger
Micrometer - check actual diameter if Imperial...

Micrometer - check actual diameter if Imperial mike plug Imperial into a metric/imperial converter to get accurate metric measure. If you're lucky it will be 8mm or 10mm, fairly standard bearing tube...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-21-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 393
Posted By carpetbagger
Nigel - two problems with the reamer. I don't do...

Nigel - two problems with the reamer. I don't do eBay (paypal suckage) and I don't do tapered reamers. Back in the day I had 4-step straight reamer for imperial size shafts which was cool, and I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-21-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 393
Posted By carpetbagger
$5.99 for 19, that's a deal! I have 8 coming, 3mm...

$5.99 for 19, that's a deal! I have 8 coming, 3mm - 10mm, no fancy holder, about twice $5.99. Some kind of hot lick Austrian company makes them. Amazon Prime so I get free 2 day shipping. Now I can...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-21-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 393
Posted By carpetbagger
drills

good grief, I had no idea finding metric drill bits would be such a PITA. Well, I do live in East BugSplat, NC which lacks shopping venues. Downtown old timey hardware store and Lowes are it and they...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-21-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 285
Posted By carpetbagger
+1 Chellie - heads up has firewall & stick mounts...

+1 Chellie - heads up has firewall & stick mounts in a variety of bearing tube sizes.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-19-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 807
Posted By carpetbagger
water . . .

Right, gramps2361. I work Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting and for Class D fires - wheel fires etc - FAA sez LOTS of water. My crash truck has Purple K powder which is great for Class D but requires...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-18-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 807
Posted By carpetbagger
not good - glad there were no injuries tlo humans...

not good - glad there were no injuries tlo humans or pets, but the loss of your work is devastating. Like several others, I am interested in the exact cause of the blaze.

I charge lipos in a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-18-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 341
Posted By carpetbagger
ah yes, microfilm in the bathtub. did that a few...

ah yes, microfilm in the bathtub. did that a few times - discovered about 3 AM was the golden time since my apartment was next to an interstate highway and at 3ish there were less trucks rumbling by...
Forum: Combat 01-17-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 405
Posted By carpetbagger
fhhuber- yep, faking out engine inspectors is an...

fhhuber- yep, faking out engine inspectors is an old trick. Me and my son raced stock outboards - my boy had one honking A motor, a Mercury KG-4 that was uber tuned. Every time he kicked butt in New...
Forum: Combat 01-17-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 405
Posted By carpetbagger
RPM seems rather important for streamer cut...

RPM seems rather important for streamer cut competition. Most of the RC combat events (classes) limit RPM to 14,500, and electrics must be tuned to not exceed the RPM max as well.
Forum: Combat 01-16-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 405
Posted By carpetbagger
AMA has CL combat rules, haven't checked for RC...

AMA has CL combat rules, haven't checked for RC combat, but their is a special interest group with website.

http://www.rccombat.com/
Forum: Brushless Motor Construction 01-16-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 187
Posted By carpetbagger
your ESC may be set at default brake. Mine are -...

your ESC may be set at default brake. Mine are - set to brake prop default setting, needs a program cards to change them.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-13-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 341
Posted By carpetbagger
HAHAHA . . . yeah, towline gliders. Trimming my...

HAHAHA . . . yeah, towline gliders. Trimming my first A-1 glider was an exercise in creative running - leaping over ditches, avoiding rocks & bushes. But I had thought to instal an adjustable tow...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-13-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 142
Posted By carpetbagger
I have several Power Up 12 gm analog servos, seem...

I have several Power Up 12 gm analog servos, seem to be fine. I don't do helos but was under the impression most helo pilots prefer digital servos.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-13-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 341
Posted By carpetbagger
My first free flight . . .

well, other than dime store rubber stick models and gliders. Back in 1967 I scratch built a free flight gas model called the Tenderfoot (Ron St. Jean) from magazine plans in one of my dusty mags...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 01-12-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 719
Posted By carpetbagger
not sure about whistle pig but our local Marines...

not sure about whistle pig but our local Marines call the Harrier a whistling piece of *chit*
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-11-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By carpetbagger
I know magnets have a flux field, but wasn't sure...

I know magnets have a flux field, but wasn't sure if said field would effect the motor. Nigel assured me what I figured, no noticeable e-affect. No problem for me since while messing with the cowl...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-11-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By carpetbagger
Magnets near a motor?

I use magnets for hatch hold down and would like to use a magnet for motor cowl hold down. I have 1/4" x 1/8" rare earth magnets - how close to the motor can they be without messing the motor...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-07-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By carpetbagger
High wing/shoulder wing planes are balance...

High wing/shoulder wing planes are balance checked upright. I use two 1/4" dowels sticking straight up from a board with dowel holes drilled in it about 3" to 4" apart - must be wide enough for fuse...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-02-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,132
Posted By carpetbagger
I have a Panda, Wind Surfer Baby, and Beach Bum...

I have a Panda, Wind Surfer Baby, and Beach Bum converted to E-power. All built from plans, check Outerzone and hippocket . . .
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-31-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By carpetbagger
Air brush? Good grief, to much fussing just to...

Air brush? Good grief, to much fussing just to hose down tissue/silk covering. I have a few perfume atomizers and they work, but my new converted snot locker sprayer puts out fog-fine spray for those...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-30-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 818
Posted By carpetbagger
Only sets with xtals I owned were back in the...

Only sets with xtals I owned were back in the `70s &`80s, Futaba and Orbit. Since I was racing I switched xtals a lot and even after that abuse never-ever had one come loose or heard of anyone losing...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-29-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By carpetbagger
Perfect mister . . .

I have a few spritzer bottles to mist water on tissue for shrinking, but the fine spray still seems coarse to me. During my last battle with the snot nose coughing sneezy bug I used as a nose spray,...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 12-26-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By carpetbagger
Could be high C is a characteristic of LiPos....

Could be high C is a characteristic of LiPos. Back in the day of 500mah nicad Rx packs those puppies could boot out a ton of amps on a dead short - friend burned his watchband pattern into his wrist...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-24-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By carpetbagger
Very cool indeed! That is not the work of a...

Very cool indeed! That is not the work of a hammer & chisel mechanic but the work of an artist . . .
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-22-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By carpetbagger
I built mine - well, not much of a build:...

I built mine - well, not much of a build: 1x6x18", drill a couple holes, stick in dowels with slightly rounded tips = done
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-22-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By carpetbagger
Actually my kids are 40+ and since no holiday...

Actually my kids are 40+ and since no holiday visits are planned it will be a low key Christmas, especially since I will be working ARFF (crash crew of 1) at the regional airport over the holiday....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-22-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 427
Posted By carpetbagger
I am on the AMA roster again. Full comp member...

I am on the AMA roster again. Full comp member even though I checked my hanger and determined all my planes fit Park Flyer def - less than 2 pounds. But if FF contest or ALES glider event happens...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-21-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By carpetbagger
that was neat - thanks

that was neat - thanks
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 12-20-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 311
Posted By carpetbagger
I have maybe two dozen servos with metal gear...

I have maybe two dozen servos with metal gear trains. They cost a buck or two more than plastic gear versions. Of course in a hard crash something has to break . . .
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