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Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 02-10-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,063
Posted By Octavius
A Jet is a little different. A centrifugal jet...

A Jet is a little different. A centrifugal jet produces thrust at the combustion chamber(s). I tried building a vertical type UFO that had to duct 100% of the air in 90 deg turns twice and it ended...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 01-20-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,411
Posted By Octavius
Lisa. She lived 2 doors down and our parents had...

Lisa. She lived 2 doors down and our parents had us play together from very young. She taught me how to tie my shoes and I taught her how to ride a bike. I told her I was going to marry her but she...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-19-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,117
Posted By Octavius
Injuring oneself is great negative reinforcement...

Injuring oneself is great negative reinforcement to learn.

Right after highschool I worked as a carpenter for about a year. I was pretty handy with tools but I noticed I'd come home every day with...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-19-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,019
Posted By Octavius
Yeah, those young, single guys with high paying...

Yeah, those young, single guys with high paying jobs and 15 huge planes piss me off too. Not really. I'd do the same thing if I could. I make good money too but have this money pit called a wife....
Forum: Foamies 01-11-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,543
Posted By Octavius
I have a squeegee or towel at the ready. Glue,...

I have a squeegee or towel at the ready. Glue, press together, wipe. You have exactly 1.563 seconds before it cools. :D AKA do it quickly.
Forum: Warbird Electrics 01-11-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 20,074
Posted By Octavius
Sea Fury. I know some of you purists are going to...

Sea Fury. I know some of you purists are going to nail me on this one but I'm still going to try to slide it in under the "close enough" rule. :p>
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-08-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,019
Posted By Octavius
My problem is I always think about my family when...

My problem is I always think about my family when I'm going to buy something for myself. I'm not rich but I make good money and can afford toys without my family sacrificing. But for some reason it...
Forum: WWI Era 12-05-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,824
Posted By Octavius
Except for hating every second of putting in the...

Except for hating every second of putting in the wing-strut screws I love mine. Good quality and well thought out. Besides flipping on about 50% of the time on perfect landings it flies great.
...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-05-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,648
Posted By Octavius
Sorry, my comment wasn't directed to you. It was...

Sorry, my comment wasn't directed to you. It was just in general. I have no doubt you speak the truth.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-05-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,648
Posted By Octavius
Thank you. Not many people understand how these...

Thank you. Not many people understand how these planes actually turn. Even less understand how they turn while inverted.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-03-2011, 12:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,648
Posted By Octavius
I find hyper velocity guns to be facinating....

I find hyper velocity guns to be facinating. Don't know why. Railgun, coilgun, light gas gun, mass driver, scram cannon, ram accelerator, etc...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-03-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,648
Posted By Octavius
If you mean a RET plane then it yaws opposite but...

If you mean a RET plane then it yaws opposite but still turns as expected. i.e. right is still right.

This guy...

http://crowdfusion.myspacecdn.com/media/2011/06/27/ancient-aliens-guy-600w.jpg
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-02-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,831
Posted By Octavius
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Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-02-2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,831
Posted By Octavius
Thank you. You are now my best friend. This...

Thank you. You are now my best friend.

This is why I hate theoretical science. Misrepresentation that "theoretical" equals "fact".
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-01-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,831
Posted By Octavius
Yeah, didn't they promise a flying car in every...

Yeah, didn't they promise a flying car in every garage by like 1960.

In seriousness, we have them already. Possible, just not practical.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-01-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,831
Posted By Octavius
Part of science is the burden of proof is on the...

Part of science is the burden of proof is on the person/group that claims something is true. No proof is required for something to be false. That means everything is false (impossible) until proven...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-01-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,833
Posted By Octavius
Yes but what's a tether plane? Is it the same as...

Yes but what's a tether plane? Is it the same as u-control or something different? Not controlled at all?
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 11-30-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,831
Posted By Octavius
Come on guys, it's called a warp "field" for a...

Come on guys, it's called a warp "field" for a reason. Every molecule is pulled along individually therefor we won't be ripped apart. Unlike a traditional engine creating force and then...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 11-30-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,831
Posted By Octavius
If we think of faster than light travel in terms...

If we think of faster than light travel in terms of speed then it does violate the limits of physics. The trick is to avoid speaking in terms of velocity all together. Beside going the speed of light...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-30-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,846
Posted By Octavius
Nice. But do people really plan this far ahead....

Nice. But do people really plan this far ahead. I'm lucky if I know what I'm doing this weekend.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-30-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,019
Posted By Octavius
For myself I've decided I don't need 25 planes. I...

For myself I've decided I don't need 25 planes. I fly 1 plane. The side effect is you learn that 1 plane very well.

I think we all have the tendency to be "gear heads" and want to have the...
Forum: Aerodynamics 11-30-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,925
Posted By Octavius
I've been saying this for a while but once again:...

I've been saying this for a while but once again: Part of the problem could be that we're crabbing on the crosswind legs to maintain and orthogonal box pattern. This means our turns up/down wind will...
Forum: Beginners 11-14-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,729
Posted By Octavius
Never mind

Never mind
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-14-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,814
Posted By Octavius
Sabrina is still on Real Flight but she loves to...

Sabrina is still on Real Flight but she loves to go to the field and help me out. I'll have her flying soon.
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 11-09-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1,818
Views: 161,160
Posted By Octavius
Since we moved I've been crashing in my garage a...

Since we moved I've been crashing in my garage a lot. I've broken 2 planes and one of them twice. I've hung most from the ceiling but need to get them all up there.
Forum: New Product Announcements 10-21-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,558
Posted By Octavius
I wouldn't worry too much. It's a bubble....

I wouldn't worry too much. It's a bubble. Internet bubble, housing bubble, Chinese market bubble. We should have learned by now that things that look too big, too good, too bad won't last forever....
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-20-2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,350
Posted By Octavius
Earthquakes. Now you're talking a language I...

Earthquakes. Now you're talking a language I understand.

What people should do: Move away from glass or things that can fall.
What people ALWAYS do: Freeze and/or scream.

Personally I don't...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-19-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,350
Posted By Octavius
Sweet, thanks. But you'll never make it. I...

Sweet, thanks. But you'll never make it.

I think there was a movie with Harison Ford where he was in the Amazon forest. Ice machines were a new thing and thought thought it would "change lives"....
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-19-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,350
Posted By Octavius
Ah. Being here in Ca I think I've only seen it in...

Ah. Being here in Ca I think I've only seen it in movies but didn't know.

PS, Chellie lies. She's in Ca too and knows nothing of this so-called snow.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-19-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,350
Posted By Octavius
What is snow?

What is snow?
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