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Forum: Electronic Builders Workshop Yesterday, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 17
Posted By carpetbagger
I have used Dubro small pinned hinges - good....

I have used Dubro small pinned hinges - good. Requires a slot and glue - I prefer Aleenes Tacky or RC 56 canopy glue. Hinge points also work well but need a thicker surface for drill hole. Also try...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-17-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 252
Posted By carpetbagger
I like trying everything - P-30, radio assist FF,...

I like trying everything - P-30, radio assist FF, electric ukie, asst electric RC including a couple E gliders . . . actually I like building so I build darn near one of everything. The maiden que is...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 09-17-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 212
Posted By carpetbagger
Then there is the "flat plate" effect = generate...

Then there is the "flat plate" effect = generate enough horsepower and you can fly a barn door.
Forum: Foamies 09-04-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 242
Posted By carpetbagger
I no nothing about StyroSpray 1000 but i like...

I no nothing about StyroSpray 1000 but i like Microballoons - 3M calls them Micro bubbles and I get my stash from Aircraft Spruce. I am not sure how one could mix Microballoons with a spray-on glue....
Forum: Balsa Kits For Sale and WTB 09-03-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By carpetbagger
no kit, but you can make your own kit! ...

no kit, but you can make your own kit!

plans: http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=5649
Forum: Foamies 09-02-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5,608
Views: 349,347
Posted By carpetbagger
today in East BugSplat, NC = wind near zero, sky...

today in East BugSplat, NC = wind near zero, sky Carolina blue with nary a cloud . . . problem, one could fry up breakfast on their car hood. It's even to hot for me and I like heat.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-02-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By carpetbagger
Thanks - I am always suspicious of a connector...

Thanks - I am always suspicious of a connector that seems loose or wiggly. If plugging it up doesn't take some effort than unplugging by accident can happen. I checked my stuff and am not sure who...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-01-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 175
Posted By carpetbagger
KEWN Coastal Carolina Regional. I'm not a real...

KEWN Coastal Carolina Regional. I'm not a real fireman just did training & live burns specific to aircraft - pay scale here is so low most of our crew are semi-retired old farts like myself. I also...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-01-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 590
Posted By carpetbagger
I think about 10 (not home but at work trying to...

I think about 10 (not home but at work trying to visualize the hanger). Of course all need balance check & a battery charge to be launch ready.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-01-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 175
Posted By carpetbagger
Thanks, firemanbill. But no day off here = planes...

Thanks, firemanbill. But no day off here = planes are flying so Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighter (that would be me) must be on duty and ready to roll.

93 and feels like 108 outside so I wouldn't go...
Forum: Heads UP RC discussion 09-01-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By carpetbagger
Got that right. Back in the `70s & `80s when I...

Got that right. Back in the `70s & `80s when I had a hobby shop and was punching out a couple dozen Futaba radios a month servos were so expensive folks mounted them in a tray and moved them from...
Forum: Heads UP RC discussion 08-31-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By carpetbagger
My E Max 508 servos came with that long straight...

My E Max 508 servos came with that long straight - I have a few spares if you need them. I like the one arm ones for hooking up ailerons on servo-in-wing installs, but back in the day you got a X arm...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-31-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By carpetbagger
Thanks. The spoiler and surround are laminated...

Thanks. The spoiler and surround are laminated 1/20" balsa and 1/64" ply and surround is mounted on frame so I think it will be plenty strong against covering shrink pull.

I plan to test spoiler...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-31-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By carpetbagger
more questions . . .

Slowly but surely my build of a Wind Surfer Baby is coming together. I added spoilers which may be to big for the 54" span = they are 1" wide x 6" long and set well outboard on the inner wing panel...
Forum: Heads UP RC discussion 08-31-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By carpetbagger
Oh, black ones, all my E Max arms are white. Not...

Oh, black ones, all my E Max arms are white. Not sure what the really long arm that came with the 508 is for - pull-pull systems maybe?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-31-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By carpetbagger
Don't sweat the date, Nigel. I don't even set the...

Don't sweat the date, Nigel. I don't even set the clock thingy in my truck.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-31-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By carpetbagger
Hey Tobydogs, my kids learned early on = swim...

Hey Tobydogs, my kids learned early on = swim parallel to beach when in a rip. Not sure where you are but we get mean rips on OBX. When red flags go up, all the surfers grab boards and run for surf. ...
Forum: Heads UP RC discussion 08-30-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By carpetbagger
E Max servos come with a bag of servo arms. I...

E Max servos come with a bag of servo arms. I must have 2 dozen spares - want me to send you a couple?
Forum: Power Systems 08-27-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
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 08-27-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 444
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: 450
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: 15
Views: 408
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: 460
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: 407
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: 450
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: 36
Views: 892
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: 7,995
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: 7,995
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: 7,995
Posted By carpetbagger
First (and last) hand experience.

First (and last) hand experience.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-18-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
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...
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