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Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-20-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 217
Posted By carpetbagger
Velcro created in 1948 patented in 1955.

Velcro created in 1948 patented in 1955.
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 03-20-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By carpetbagger
that headsupRC lost signal alarm was on sale a...

that headsupRC lost signal alarm was on sale a couple weeks ago, picked up three for my fleet. Suckers are LOUD
Forum: Power Systems 03-16-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 392
Posted By carpetbagger
crimp

For connections in an environment where there is motion - as in vibration and shock loads from less than greasy landings etc - crimping is the preferred electrical connection. BUT one must use...
Forum: Power Systems 03-11-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By carpetbagger
I would say no . . .

length is not the real problem - diameter is. A 4mm connector goes with a 4mm connector, 3.5mm with 3.5mm. You will need to swap out one or the other connectors so they match. Noodle a bit and check...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-08-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By carpetbagger
BIG!

Good grief, I might have trouble fitting those in my truck! All my latest builds are take down including tail feathers so I can fit them into thin (maybe 4" - 5") semi-long (about 40") boxes I built...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-07-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By carpetbagger
Yep, D.C. traffic is major suckage. My...

Yep, D.C. traffic is major suckage. My Granddaughter graduates HS in a few months and we will head out for South Jersey via bay bridge tunnel outta Norfolk to Eastern Shore and 13 north bypassing all...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-07-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By carpetbagger
Cool! I liked the park when I was in college in...

Cool! I liked the park when I was in college in NC about 14 miles from the TN border. That area is pretty, but I like the ocean better. I moved here from Northern VA - Fairfax County - where folks...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-07-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By carpetbagger
Here we go again - the move

In 2006 me and my lady moved to North Carolina - her choice of location. This "cute" town I nicknamed East BugSplat, actually New Bern, turned out to be a bad choice. We quickly discovered "cute"...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-07-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By carpetbagger
cool

I have not tried pull-pull yet, but use fishing leader (trace) to yank spoilers up. Lacking room for adjustable clevis on either end, I use a version of the screw wind - canopy glued a piece of 0.8mm...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-07-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By carpetbagger
me got string . . .

for my separate aileron servo-in-wing I run strings from servo to center exit - string stays with wing, one end attached to servo mount, other end to a cleat in center exit - tape end of lead to it...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-03-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 358
Posted By carpetbagger
Hobby King = bend over, drop pants . . . you...

Hobby King = bend over, drop pants . . . you should know what comes next from HK
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-03-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 420
Posted By carpetbagger
Well, yes. But sort of full scale. In 1959 I...

Well, yes. But sort of full scale. In 1959 I built a 3' x 7' ply platform 6" thick and mounted a verticle shaft lawnmower engine on top. For a fan i used a six blade auto radiator fan I scavenged off...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-01-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 224
Posted By carpetbagger
No UPS Sat delivery here so my package, delayed a...

No UPS Sat delivery here so my package, delayed a buncha days by snow, is sitting 20 miles down the road, gathering dust.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-01-2015, 01:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 224
Posted By carpetbagger
few years ago USPS had rural delivery folks who...

few years ago USPS had rural delivery folks who used their own cars and apparently missed school the day they had reading lessons. Had that happen a few times,, now we see a genuine postal vehicle...
Forum: Company Discussions 02-27-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By carpetbagger
Yep, I have two radios from Tower, a Futaba 4YF -...

Yep, I have two radios from Tower, a Futaba 4YF - my getting back into the hobby radio, and the WF crew convinced me I needed one of them newfangled computer radios so I got a Tactic 6 channel rig. I...
Forum: Company Discussions 02-26-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By carpetbagger
Tower customer service *****

Yes, 5 stars! My recent order was stuff I needed and stuff I figured would be nice to have, and when I unpacked it a small item I needed was missing. Buggers. This AM I call Tower expecting the usual...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-24-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 296
Posted By carpetbagger
I buy balsa, plywood, spruce, basswood, silk, and...

I buy balsa, plywood, spruce, basswood, silk, and a variety of glues. Oh yeah, box of #11 blades and a variety of other tools. No ARF/RTF for this guy . . .
Forum: Foamies 02-24-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6,163
Views: 391,704
Posted By carpetbagger
Good plan, Crashalott. Since I tend to build...

Good plan, Crashalott. Since I tend to build light I prefer low wind speed, and my basic rule is temp Fahrenheit must exceed my age.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-23-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By carpetbagger
Simple are my two 4 channels - servo reversing...

Simple are my two 4 channels - servo reversing switches, trims, two sticks, on off switch, v-tail mixer switch.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-17-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 775
Posted By carpetbagger
Well, my radio assist (me to old to chase & climb...

Well, my radio assist (me to old to chase & climb trees) Tenderfoot is nearing completion and getting rigged. PowerUp 250 Sport on the nose, figure on running a 350mah batt, 7 amp ESC. Esaki tissue,...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 02-17-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 318
Posted By carpetbagger
You did good - silly not wanting to join a club &...

You did good - silly not wanting to join a club & AMA to fly at a nice field. I am not a joiner by nature but join the AMA, local club(s) and even sign on to my old stock outboard racing club even...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-12-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By carpetbagger
I believe that is the purpose of the slot = to...

I believe that is the purpose of the slot = to allow a channel for the CA to flow in.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-10-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By carpetbagger
above posts are on it, humidity does the trick....

above posts are on it, humidity does the trick. Here in the sunny southern coastal swamps I just carry a plan out on the back porch in the summer. By the time I finish my beer the plan is limp and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-10-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By carpetbagger
Molybdenum magnets do not like heat

of course you wattflyer pros probably know this, I did not until yesterday when I accidently epoxied a pair of moly mags together. Buggers. But from playing with epoxy for many moons I know epoxy...
Forum: Foamies 02-03-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6,163
Views: 391,704
Posted By carpetbagger
No way . . .

Not at 6 deg F. When temp hits 60 deg F I'll think about and check wind speed. I am allergic to cold. f
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-02-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By carpetbagger
WEST resin - go with slow hardener or Special...

WEST resin - go with slow hardener or Special Clear hardener. Mop it on, check back every ten minutes or so for bubbles on surface, pop by lightly whisking a dry brush over surface.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-29-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 586
Posted By carpetbagger
stiff hinges and other load producing elements...

stiff hinges and other load producing elements will also jack up servo amperage draw. Old school pushrods are still the best - no friction drag.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 01-29-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 594
Posted By carpetbagger
Stand by, Nigel . . . The Koch Bros. are vowing...

Stand by, Nigel . . . The Koch Bros. are vowing to pour a record amount of cash into the 2016 election in yet another attempt to *buy* their way into ultimate power. If that happens The USA will...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 01-29-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 594
Posted By carpetbagger
Well, Chellie, my opinion is backed with hard...

Well, Chellie, my opinion is backed with hard science and not Faux Views - like when Bill O'Reilly said "The tide goes and the tide goes out, WHO can explain that!" Dude, maybe your 8th grade...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 01-28-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 594
Posted By carpetbagger
I'm in stevecooper's camp - we are trashing the...

I'm in stevecooper's camp - we are trashing the planet and climate change is a result - normal swings in the climate are getting wilder. The US has succeeded in cleaning up the sky and I remember...
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