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Forum: WG1 Discussion forum 07-31-2014, 11:40 PM
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Posted By velojet
Wiggy turned away

:( But thanks very much for making the effort, Roger.
Forum: WG1 Discussion forum 05-15-2014, 10:32 PM
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Posted By velojet
Very well done, Roger! Thanks indeed for all your...

Very well done, Roger! Thanks indeed for all your efforts. This will make a very fitting conclusion to Wiggy's epic journey.
Forum: Beginners 08-19-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,604
Posted By velojet
I fly with a 2200 mAH 3S LiPo - all the power I...

I fly with a 2200 mAH 3S LiPo - all the power I need, and I get 30 min out of it, with just the right amount of weight to put the CG at the optimum position. Here it is in place:...
Forum: Beginners 08-02-2013, 02:37 AM
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Posted By velojet
Mad

Amen. Just a blind alley with the blind leading the blind.
Forum: Beginners 11-29-2012, 10:20 PM
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Posted By velojet
info Cutting a battery hatch

I just cut mine (see pics above) with an Xacto-type knife, and fitted a Velcroed tray.

As for CG (and twitchiness with tail-heaviness), I found I needed lead ballast in the nose. More recently,...
Forum: WG1 Discussion forum 06-22-2012, 07:56 PM
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Posted By velojet
Thumbs up Assignment completed

Still, she made it back home, and into very good hands.

Thanks for taking such good care of her, John. All the best for your next duty assignment.
Forum: WG1 Discussion forum 06-11-2012, 05:22 AM
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Posted By velojet
[Being picky!] Strictly speaking, Wiggy should be...

[Being picky!] Strictly speaking, Wiggy should be flown in Germany, just to confirm she's completed her globetrotting, nicht wahr?
Forum: WG1 Discussion forum 04-22-2012, 11:05 PM
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Posted By velojet
Question Wiggy's final resting place

Thanks for the update, max2112. Good to know that Wiggy's alive and well and itching for one last flight!


The final fate of Wiggy really rests with her owner, stinkweed007. But there's been no...
Forum: WG1 Discussion forum 12-24-2011, 03:59 AM
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Posted By velojet
Season's greetings from Wiggy's southern cousin ...

... Kiwingy, posing (with Captain Kiwi at the controls) in front of one of our native New Zealand Christmas trees, the pohutukawa:
...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-01-2011, 09:10 PM
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Posted By velojet
Some things ARE impossible

Yes, it is possible to say what's impossible.

I'd go further than NJSwede, who said, 'some of the examples ... violate such fundamental laws of physics that it is VERY unlikely that they will...
Forum: Beginners 11-06-2011, 08:22 PM
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Posted By velojet
MTM-ARF battery hatch

Here's how I did it, with a top-loading front-hinged hatch (Dubro hatch catch and plastic hinges):

http://www.millercrawford.com/images-offsite/mtm/mtm-arf-battery_hatch-1.jpg
...
Forum: WG1 Discussion forum 11-06-2011, 06:26 PM
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Posted By velojet
Wiggy's whereabouts

Andrew, check the Route and Pilot Record (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=204620&postcount=3) for answers to your questions. (See post 6525 in this thread for last info from Max2112.)...
Forum: WG1 Discussion forum 07-08-2011, 01:40 AM
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Posted By velojet
info Loose ends

Thanks very much for your support, Paul - much appreciated.

As for what was said between spitfire and me regarding his turn, here's my PM to him on 2 October 2010:
It's a possibility. Keep in...
Forum: WG1 Discussion forum 06-27-2011, 09:18 PM
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Posted By velojet
info Status report

Yes, as "project leader by proxy", I can confirm that max2112 has given a comprehensive and clear summary of the current status of Project Globetrotter.

As I said in post #800038. the Project has...
Forum: WG1 Discussion forum 05-30-2011, 10:42 PM
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Posted By velojet
Thumbs up Wiggy on the Germany flightline

Thanks for the update, John. Wiggy's clearly among friends there!

As for the rx problem, the intention was to ship Wiggy without a rx (Rule 10...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-30-2011, 10:09 AM
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Posted By velojet
Thumbs up One engine or two? Tests say twenty

http://www.millercrawford.com/images-offsite/multi-engine.jpg
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 05-21-2011, 10:21 AM
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Posted By velojet
info Larger (but not bigger) batteries

I regularly use a couple of Tenergy 130 (http://www.batteryjunction.com/tenergy-39014.html)s, still going strong after the original Eflite 70 has packed it in - they're now discontinued and replaced...
Forum: WG1 Discussion forum 05-15-2011, 08:14 PM
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Posted By velojet
Thumbs up Mission accomplished

This is REALLY GREAT NEWS ! It means that Project Globetrotter has achieved its objective - to quote from stinkweed007's very first post in this thread...
Forum: Beginners 05-06-2011, 05:14 AM
Replies: 177
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Posted By velojet
Choosing a power system - MAN advice

Here's some useful advice on choosing a power system from John Reid of MAN (http://www.modelairplanenews.com/blog/2011/05/04/electric-back-to-basics/):

Before we look at a specific example, letís...
Forum: WG1 Discussion forum 05-04-2011, 09:25 AM
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Posted By velojet
Thumbs up Heading for home base!

Many thanks, John, for acting as home base for Wiggy's final run. Thanks, too, for helping out with transatlantic shipping costs!

My, doesn't Wiggy look so fresh-faced and, well, virgin, in that...
Forum: WG1 Discussion forum 05-01-2011, 09:24 PM
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Posted By velojet
Thumbs up Wiggy with a full-size doppelganger

That photo was just too good not to add into the Flight Log (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22485), so I've edited entry #51...
Forum: WG1 Discussion forum 04-30-2011, 07:59 PM
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Posted By velojet
I've now arranged for RacerPaul to send Wiggy...

I've now arranged for RacerPaul to send Wiggy over to max2112 in Germany (in the original box). Not having had any feedback yet from stinkweed007 or a response to my questions to Lancer31 about...
Forum: WG1 Discussion forum 04-27-2011, 08:02 PM
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Posted By velojet
Question A diversion?

Thanks for your offer, Lancer31. At the moment, RacerPaul is investigating shipping costs from his place to Germany. Have you checked shipping costs from Florida to Germany? What proportion would you...
Forum: WG1 Discussion forum 04-26-2011, 09:26 PM
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Posted By velojet
Thumbs up Standing by!

Thanks very much for standing by so vigilantly, max2112!

And thanks greatly for your kind offer to contribute substantially to the shipping cost.

Stinkweed007, if you're still in touch, could...
Forum: WG1 Discussion forum 04-26-2011, 08:08 PM
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Posted By velojet
info Next up!

I'm sorry that adverse circumstances have forced aviatom to give it a miss - he'd really been lokking forward to taking part.
Next up on the list...
Forum: WG1 Discussion forum 04-24-2011, 02:50 AM
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Posted By velojet
Next on the list

Thanks, Don.

Paul, aviatom (North Port FL) is next on the list (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=204620&postcount=3) (and last in the US). I know he's rarin' to go, so send him a PM...
Forum: WG1 Discussion forum 04-22-2011, 10:21 AM
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Posted By velojet
Thumbs up Wiggy heads for the finish line

You're absolutely right, John. I keep the Flight Route (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=204620&postcount=3) updated to reflect past, current and future progress.

So glad to know...
Forum: WG1 Discussion forum 04-12-2011, 12:53 AM
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Posted By velojet
Thumbs up Wiggy back in the air

Wonderful, Paul! So Wiggy hasn't forgotten how to fly. I look forward to seeing how well she can still do it.
Admin (NJ) is next on the list...
Forum: WG1 Discussion forum 04-09-2011, 10:55 PM
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Posted By velojet
Red face Omission corrected

Well! I wasn't as much on top of it as I thought. SJ kindly alerted me in a PM to my omission of Airhead from the Flight Route (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=204620&postcount=3)....
Forum: WG1 Discussion forum 04-08-2011, 07:55 PM
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Posted By velojet
info Wrapping it up for Wiggy

No worries, SJ. All taken care of. Check out Wiggy's Flight Route (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=204620&postcount=3) as I updated it back in January to provide for this eventuality....
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