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Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-19-2016, 02:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By carpetbagger
I use silk & dope or Esaki tissue on lightweight...

I use silk & dope or Esaki tissue on lightweight rigs.
Forum: Beginners 12-30-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 364
Posted By carpetbagger
control rod w/clevis etc

yes, the one you linked is fine. Browse Tower and you will find the set screw connectors but some folks fear them coming loose. On small planes I have used Z bends on both horn & servo and a V bend...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-22-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,551
Posted By carpetbagger
Another problem I see is one must have a...

Another problem I see is one must have a "physical" address, a P.O. box or the like is no good. North Carolina had the same prob with new driver license regs and had to back off the physical addy...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 11-13-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,095
Posted By carpetbagger
Tactic 650

My first computer radio. I like it. Rx inexpensive and I have both single antenna and twin antenna Rx. Got my eye on the 850 and also the 8 channel Rx with end terminals. Other Txrigs, Futaba 4Yf and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-01-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,228
Posted By carpetbagger
I use Bob Smith epoxy also WEST resin for larger...

I use Bob Smith epoxy also WEST resin for larger jobs i.e. laminating doublers, glassing wing joints, and balsa sheeting foam core wings. Bob Smith in 15 and 30 minute for small jobs - I avoid any 5...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-30-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By carpetbagger
Yeppers - putting together my order - been busy...

Yeppers - putting together my order - been busy settling in at my new pad and now it is time to restock > building season!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-20-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 934
Posted By carpetbagger
parchment paper @ grocery store.

parchment paper @ grocery store.
Forum: Beginners 10-16-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By carpetbagger
91 pages

if the manual you have is less than 91 pages you got the short version - not uncommon.
Forum: Beginners 10-15-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By carpetbagger
try a manual

http://www.manualslib.com/manual/819505/Radiolink-At10.html
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-06-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By carpetbagger
dying silk

I use Dharma and Thai silk 5mm very light and dye it whatever color I want with Rit dye. Yes the hot dye bath no doubt preshrinks the silk - no problem. After several coats of dope on frame to be...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 09-19-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By carpetbagger
HURC = HeadsUpRC ships fast & cheap $2. ...

HURC = HeadsUpRC ships fast & cheap $2.

http://www.headsuphobby.com/Folding-Propeller-Hub-for-317mm-Shaft-with-15-Spinner-G-175.htm

several spinner sizes and prop blades available
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-06-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 798
Posted By carpetbagger
no flying fer me . . .

OBX is tourist territory and this weekend is mob plus, so I'm hunkered down and busy building my "hanger" in my new place. Not as nice as firemanbill's, but it will work for me.

Been here three...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-03-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 825
Posted By carpetbagger
E Max servos

I have lots of Emax servos get them from Heads Up Rc $2 shipping for a bunch of servos and stuff.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-01-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By carpetbagger
1/32" wire

I get plastic tubing from Stevens Aeromodel and use !/32" music wire, just bend an L or Z in the end for hook up. If your pushrod route is curved quite a bit, .025 wire in the plastic tube works...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-28-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,296
Posted By carpetbagger
I would have to draw plans unless they are happy...

I would have to draw plans unless they are happy working off sketches and full scale layouts on butcher paper or brown wrapping paper. Built full scale racing hydroplanes that way, works for models...
Forum: Beginners 07-28-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,431
Posted By carpetbagger
+1 jetplaneflyer - loss of battery = low voltage...

+1 jetplaneflyer - loss of battery = low voltage will cause throttle cut out and loss of signal will as well. Did you check batt Voltage? Did you range check?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-10-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By carpetbagger
Thanks, folks. I have a 7 amp ESC with 5v 1 amp...

Thanks, folks. I have a 7 amp ESC with 5v 1 amp BEC, figure that should power a pair of itty-bitty analog servos. Small glider destined to be tossed off a beach dune for sloping.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-10-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By carpetbagger
ESC with no motor connection

Question: Can I hook up an ESC to lipo & Rx without a motor connection? Thinking of using a small 2s lipo to power Rx & servos in a chuck glider w/o motor.
Forum: Pusher Park Jets 07-09-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By carpetbagger
See fhubar post above -cut oversize, drill center...

See fhubar post above -cut oversize, drill center hole, mount on bolt, chuck bolt in drill, pull trigger and grind it round. I would use my razor saw(Zona) to cut notches, cut sides break out tab...
Forum: Power Systems 07-08-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By carpetbagger
Lemme see - 230 grams is a shade over 8 ounces....

Lemme see - 230 grams is a shade over 8 ounces. Is that with motor & battery? Anyhow, general suggestion is 100 watts per pound (16 oz) so at 8 oz try 50 60 watts but if 8 oz is bare airframes don't...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-26-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By carpetbagger
I have several APC props and haven't noticed a...

I have several APC props and haven't noticed a balance problem. All require balancing which I do, but usually a quick razor shave on the backside tip of the heavy blade does the trick.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-25-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By carpetbagger
I use 1/32" music wire inside plastic tube from...

I use 1/32" music wire inside plastic tube from Stevens Aeromodel. If pushrod route is snaky .025 wire is better.

http://www.stevensaero.com/Plastic-Tubing/
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-22-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By carpetbagger
I have a B6 charger - works great and is quite...

I have a B6 charger - works great and is quite user friendly. As Nigel said - charge in "balance" mode.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 06-14-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,593
Posted By carpetbagger
Yeah, so? Only reason I can think of to belay my...

Yeah, so? Only reason I can think of to belay my smartyass phone's GPS is to save the battery - it does chew up some power. My pappy (Navy pilot) was into rocket science so Big Bro was watching my...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 06-03-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By carpetbagger
Is ESL different than altitude sensing electronic...

Is ESL different than altitude sensing electronic cutoff? I assume it is since a winch is required.
Forum: Support & Suggestions 06-03-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By carpetbagger
Hmmm . . . Firefox but it doesn't seem slow....

Hmmm . . . Firefox but it doesn't seem slow. Maybe my antique brain is slow enough to compensate for slow downloads . . .
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-01-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By carpetbagger
Chellie scores again with great links. Yes, few...

Chellie scores again with great links. Yes, few months ago when I checked HH for eflite timers they were gone. Bummer. Brodak is a good vendor, on my 5 star list, might have to give a Huban timer a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-29-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By carpetbagger
Yes, I have a cheap 2.4 car radio and am thinking...

Yes, I have a cheap 2.4 car radio and am thinking about gutting it and using only the trigger throttle. Problem: The P.O.S. doesn't like to bind to it's Rx got 1 outta 2 working. Maybe I'll rip apart...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-28-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By carpetbagger
My plan, on hold because I moved and plan to move...

My plan, on hold because I moved and plan to move again soon as I find a house (renting now), was to fly CL with a throttle control via 2.4 radio. ESC + Rx and you're good to go. I have a baby Flite...
Forum: Company Discussions 05-27-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 18,974
Posted By carpetbagger
simple solution

Cease attempting to do business with HK and any other business that uses paypal. That's my drill and it saves me immense aggravation.
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