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Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-22-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 394
Posted By carpetbagger
What I did back in the 27/72 days - clipped the...

What I did back in the 27/72 days - clipped the antenna X number of inches, soldered end to 1/16" brass tube about 1" long, mounted tube in top of plane and jammed a 1/32" music wire X inches long...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-21-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By carpetbagger
AHA! What I figured - itty bitty wires feeding...

AHA! What I figured - itty bitty wires feeding the JST won't handle the punch. Now I have a bunch of leads to swap out - all my 10A ESCs and several small batteries. Also need to swap the 2mm bullets...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-21-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By carpetbagger
more connector questions . . .

While rebuilding planes from broken down for shipping mode I used a 500mah battery to test all my reinstalled linkages etc. The 500mah had a JST connector and I used a JST to T-Plug cable to hook it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-20-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 491
Posted By carpetbagger
Obviously, Dunkirk didn't use WEST. Heat is the...

Obviously, Dunkirk didn't use WEST. Heat is the enemy of epoxy - about 200 deg F and the goo gets gooey and begins to give it up. Interesting - when I was sales manager at a marina we had a fire -...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-20-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 491
Posted By carpetbagger
I use WEST and if you can dent it with your...

I use WEST and if you can dent it with your fingernail it is still active for chem bond. True about acetone, good for removing mold wax/release but the best amine blush cleanup for WEST resin is...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 05-20-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 182,313
Posted By carpetbagger
I believe free flight flyers have a GPS system...

I believe free flight flyers have a GPS system that is light. Anything over 3 grams is a metric ton in the mind of a free flight duration flyer . . . Trackers are becoming popular as model...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-20-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 491
Posted By carpetbagger
Epoxy forms a chemical link bond if applied to...

Epoxy forms a chemical link bond if applied to epoxy that has not completely cured. For a CF rod the resin is cured and any bond will be mechanical. I would wipe the CF with acetone to remove any wax...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 05-20-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 182,313
Posted By carpetbagger
I am still noodling out the E-power thing and a...

I am still noodling out the E-power thing and a few of my planes have light wing loading (6-8 oz) and give me fits in the wind. Now I decided a contributing factor is low power since my flea weight...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-20-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By carpetbagger
Congratulations, young lady!

Congratulations, young lady!
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 05-20-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 182,313
Posted By carpetbagger
Not good at all, Swiss Flyer! We had a lady in...

Not good at all, Swiss Flyer! We had a lady in our club lose an Apprentice - same deal got away and she couldn't get it switched around to head home. One of our trainers thought it may have been in...
Forum: Beginners 05-17-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By carpetbagger
Another thought - if the elevator is thinner than...

Another thought - if the elevator is thinner than the stab that can cause flutter. If no noticeable wiggles in control linkage I would start with a servo swap out.
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 05-17-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 182,313
Posted By carpetbagger
Well, at the moment I rent and I don't think...

Well, at the moment I rent and I don't think renters insurance will cover it. I'll check Monday.

Your new plane is an easy fix! After close inspection I may trash mine - wing spar cracked, motor...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 05-16-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 182,313
Posted By carpetbagger
*CRASH* My plane that likes trees was at a loss...

*CRASH* My plane that likes trees was at a loss on my new flying field = nearest trees maybe 600 yards or more away. And the aforementioned plane hates wind @ 7.3 oz/sqft wing loading. But I gave it...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-16-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 467
Posted By carpetbagger
Were me I'd find something that floats and go for...

Were me I'd find something that floats and go for it. However, in my neck of the swampy woods we have to be on the lookout for water moccasins AKA Cottonmouth snakes - they are aggressive and can...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-16-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By carpetbagger
Yep, a smidgin forward of CG is good. Similar to...

Yep, a smidgin forward of CG is good. Similar to landing gear, axle of tail dragger gear should be forward of CG, but not way forward, just a bit forward.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-14-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By carpetbagger
This battery cost $8 = methinks it will get...

This battery cost $8 = methinks it will get recycled - no worry about the bugger going off . . .
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-13-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By carpetbagger
IMAX B6AC charger. Does storage discharge not...

IMAX B6AC charger. Does storage discharge not sure about total discharge - must locate manual.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-13-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By carpetbagger
puffed lipo

well, after many moons playing with lipos I discovered a puffed battery today. I thought I had put all my batteries @ storage charge for the off season, but methinks this slipped by as it checked out...
Forum: Beginners 05-11-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By carpetbagger
One of our local fliers had her Apprentice fly...

One of our local fliers had her Apprentice fly away. Gone. She had learned to fly with a club instructor who gave her the green light to solo and she did. Later, while in beginner mode, she was...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 05-08-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By carpetbagger
Like Nigel said - create a plaster copy, then wax...

Like Nigel said - create a plaster copy, then wax plaster and make a fiberglass mold, then wax mold and make fiberglass nose cone!
Forum: Beginners 05-08-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By carpetbagger
Use to be 400' within 3 miles of an airport,...

Use to be 400' within 3 miles of an airport, methinks the new FAA deal was 400' within 5 miles of an airport. If one intended to exceed 400' one had to notify the ATCT. Back at my last digs I flew...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-05-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By carpetbagger
Plenty of sloper plans on the net - outerzone -...

Plenty of sloper plans on the net - outerzone - just type "slope" into search bar, and hip pocket plans page has a bunch as well. I like scratch building so those are my go-to spots. I think just...
Forum: Heads UP RC discussion 05-05-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By carpetbagger
Spot on, birdDog...

got an email about 8pm and as I suspected it was a glitch in my CC billing addy - CC company was a tad slow updating it. Got that squared away and resubmitted order this AM.

Heads Up RC won my...
Forum: Heads UP RC discussion 05-05-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By carpetbagger
weirdness . . .

I am a big fan and steady customer of Heads Up RC, but today weirdness struck. I send a bunch of stuff to my shopping cart and click buy. Okay, fill CC info and then . . . "credit card failed to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-01-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By carpetbagger
Smile relocated - temporarily

Like Fireman Bill I have relocated. My new digs resulted in a downsized workshop but I am coping. This coming Tuesday evening I am going to the local club meeting and joining up, their flying field...
Forum: Beginners 05-01-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 244
Posted By carpetbagger
+1 on HeadsUpRC. They have a nice selection of...

+1 on HeadsUpRC. They have a nice selection of props and uber-cheap shipping.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-01-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 541
Posted By carpetbagger
Yes to NiCads going bang. While building a nicad...

Yes to NiCads going bang. While building a nicad pack back in the `80s I accidentally did a quick short and saw the plastic cover melt and SS case turn blue = YEEPS! Grabbed it with pliers and tossed...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-01-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By carpetbagger
I have a plane that loves to hug trees. Reckon...

I have a plane that loves to hug trees. Reckon that's what I get for scratch building - a plane that sees a tree and goes "Mama, I'm coming home" *crunch*
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-23-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By carpetbagger
my fav cleaning off muck tool is an old...

my fav cleaning off muck tool is an old toothbrush. Also aerosol Electroclean is handy - available at auto stores and the like for cleaning electrical contacts. I have doused all sorts of electric...
Forum: Beginners 04-19-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 152
Posted By carpetbagger
Flyzone w/WISE gyro

Has anyone tried the Flyzone plane w/WISE gyro? Does it work as well as the Apprentice with stabilization? Curious because I have plenty of RC tx/rx combos and don't want to add anymore (Spectrum)...
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