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Forum: Power Systems Yesterday, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 97
Posted By carpetbagger
HeadsupRC

They offer folding hubs w/spinner in several sizes, 3.17 mm shaft included. I have a few of them myself. Folding prop blades of all sizes as well. Shipping, $2, delivery from Headsup in FL to me in...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros Yesterday, 12:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 260
Posted By carpetbagger
I have a Tactic 650 - yes, needs to be programed...

I have a Tactic 650 - yes, needs to be programed but even a noob like me found that task fairly easy, and I ignore features I have no interest in at this time. Rx units are affordable, about $15 for...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-24-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By carpetbagger
Yeah, Tower & Horizon are fine - Horizon seems to...

Yeah, Tower & Horizon are fine - Horizon seems to ship a tad faster, but Tower has a better selection of stuff. For ESC, motors, batteries, servos and that sort of stuff, HeadsupRC. Great prices,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-23-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By carpetbagger
Good grief - I suggest the Buddy system next time...

Good grief - I suggest the Buddy system next time you go flying. Your day sounded dangerously close to disaster.
Forum: Foamies 08-23-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By carpetbagger
Absolutely, and since my flying skills are...

Absolutely, and since my flying skills are questionable I am rarely disappointed - almost always find cracks.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-23-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By carpetbagger
I have two low battery alarms that are quite loud...

I have two low battery alarms that are quite loud and have a blinking LED. Claim is they can serve as a model locator and I believe it - long as you can get within hearing/LED seeing distance.

I'm...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-23-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By carpetbagger
The secret to ordering from HK is don't order. I...

The secret to ordering from HK is don't order. I tried once and had worse luck than you. Tried to register on the HK site = fail. Tried to order as guest = fail. Treid chat to figure out the problem...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-21-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 549
Posted By carpetbagger
I'm with Chellie - flying keeps you young. My...

I'm with Chellie - flying keeps you young. My theory is if you sit and agitate you will rust. So at age 71 (born the year of the steel penny) I work several shifts a week at the regional airport as...
Forum: Company Discussions 08-20-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,645
Posted By carpetbagger
Yep, could not buy because they would not take my...

Yep, could not buy because they would not take my credit card(s) and I was told to use Paypal. So many forms of payment are ONE = Paypal.

Even if they decide to get real I would bypass them since...
Forum: Company Discussions 08-20-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,645
Posted By carpetbagger
Porcia83 - specifics? Sure. HK website is shaky...

Porcia83 - specifics? Sure. HK website is shaky to navigate, info on products sparse, calling them on the phone is a waste of air time, and their chat thing is no better. And then there's the only...
Forum: Company Discussions 08-20-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,645
Posted By carpetbagger
First (and last) hand experience.

First (and last) hand experience.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-18-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By carpetbagger
I have three "new" radios, all 2.4 mhz and one is...

I have three "new" radios, all 2.4 mhz and one is computer style programmable. Cheap. Futaba 4YF, no bells or whistles, coat about $150 with 4 micro servoes I have trouble seeing with my old eyes. As...
Forum: Power Systems 08-16-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By carpetbagger
Nothing big in my squadron so I just power up...

Nothing big in my squadron so I just power up with the ESC lead. Thinking I might stuff a standard RX pack in a couple E-gliders on the workbench since those buggers can stay up a looonnngg time.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-16-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By carpetbagger
I wish him well at Virginia Tech = good college....

I wish him well at Virginia Tech = good college. So is it "empty nest" time? That was a little odd at first, but then I discovered they keep coming back!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-10-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By carpetbagger
I would guess 3.5mm and all the bullets I've...

I would guess 3.5mm and all the bullets I've worked with are solder on. Easy - drill shallow hole in scrap lumber, set bullet in hole, fire up soldering iron and proceed.

headsupRC has...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-07-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 410
Posted By carpetbagger
Yes, throttle channel needs to be reversed on...

Yes, throttle channel needs to be reversed on Futaba and also Radiolink. I haven't checked my Tactic yet, but the default setting had the throttle reversed. Note: I have read that both Tactic and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-04-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By carpetbagger
yeah, yeah, I read that blurb when I ordered the...

yeah, yeah, I read that blurb when I ordered the silk. Test: of course the shrinking silk had to pull on the frame and 8% probably would have busted the frame as that would be close to 1/4" shrink.
...
Forum: Beginners 08-04-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 384
Posted By carpetbagger
Good point. Trainers need to be tough and easily...

Good point. Trainers need to be tough and easily repairable. Not sure who made the couple T-28s I've seen flying here, but they were good. Bounce a lot before they break, breaks easily fixed, kind of...
Forum: Beginners 08-03-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 384
Posted By carpetbagger
The T-28 was a warbird trainer, most likely the...

The T-28 was a warbird trainer, most likely the first airplane our men & women in uniform flew. Seems to work for RC training as well.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-03-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By carpetbagger
silk experiment . . .

I have Thai silk and Dharma silk and have ben having fun covering with it. But I kept getting wrinkles. Okay, Thai is supposed to be preshrunk and a yard of Dharma I had dyed was preshrunk after...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-31-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 266
Posted By carpetbagger
Yes, pins on small Dubro hinges I have are locked...

Yes, pins on small Dubro hinges I have are locked in and one would probably do damage to the hinge getting the pin out. And it would be a PITA. I see no reason to remove them anyway. I fold hinge...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-31-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 266
Posted By carpetbagger
Now that I'm home I checked my jug and your...

Now that I'm home I checked my jug and your formulw 560 is the same canopy glue I have. My test was glue a small Dubro flat hinge in scrap balsa sheet, let dry overnight and do the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-31-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 266
Posted By carpetbagger
Never tried Titebond, doesn't appear to be as...

Never tried Titebond, doesn't appear to be as flexible as Aleene's of canopy glue. For 3M Blenderm I leave TE of stab/rudder/wing square and angle the LE of hinged part - see a pic of a barn door...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-30-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 266
Posted By carpetbagger
I use hinge points and dubro flat hinges, install...

I use hinge points and dubro flat hinges, install dry before covering, glur them in after covering. No toothpicks - never had one pull out and test pulls result in destruction of the balsa hinge was...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-26-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 4,991
Posted By carpetbagger
I agree. Once a model plane leaves the 400'...

I agree. Once a model plane leaves the 400' envelope it becomes a concern to full scale aircraft = FAA involvement. So now the FAA chooses to exercise it's right to regulate model aviation, and our...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-26-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 4,991
Posted By carpetbagger
latest from AMA

A late influx of comments jumped the numbers from 2,000 to like 20,000 has prompted, at the urging of the AMA, a 60 extension on the comment period.

Thanks to all that commented, and keep at it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-25-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By carpetbagger
A few of my rigs bust 100 W, that's all I need to...

A few of my rigs bust 100 W, that's all I need to fly.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 07-23-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By carpetbagger
Old engines . . . I have a Drone diesel engine...

Old engines . . . I have a Drone diesel engine that belonged to my Grandfather, 1st series without BB on the crankshaft. Needs ether to run according to my research so I reckon I'll just park it in...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-19-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 376
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: 803
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.
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