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Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-19-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 212
Posted By Wildflyer
My sentiments exactly. I hate people that...

My sentiments exactly.

I hate people that keep trying to push through traffic lights. They don't seem to understand that yellow means to clear the intersection not hit the gas pedal.

I don't...
Forum: Humor 10-17-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By Wildflyer
4. There is a river you must cross but it is used...

4. There is a river you must cross but it is used by crocodiles, and you do not have a boat. How do you manage it?

Use the bridge. This tests your ability to observe things around you.
Forum: Foamies 10-16-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 195
Posted By Wildflyer
Very interesting, I haven't seen full solid color...

Very interesting, I haven't seen full solid color EPP foam before. You could smooth the wings with some sharp sandpaper without going through the paint job like I have done in the past, if the wings...
Forum: Balsa Kits For Sale and WTB 10-15-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By Wildflyer
Very good price, I have seen them go for over...

Very good price, I have seen them go for over $200 many times on Ebay.

I watch the value of that kit because I have one also. I just can't make up my mind if I want to build it or sell it.
Forum: Foamies 10-15-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 195
Posted By Wildflyer
Both models look very good. What is the...

Both models look very good.

What is the construction of the plane, it looks like EPP foam.
Is the wing airfoiled? There seems to be a carbon fiber spar in top, probably bottom also, is this...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-14-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 247
Posted By Wildflyer
I haven't even tried to figure my cost to print...

I haven't even tried to figure my cost to print pictures, as I do not print them in a steady run. Since an entire 6 cartridge set costs me about $6.00, it has to be cheap.
Somehow I remember that it...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-13-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 247
Posted By Wildflyer
I see you use a laser for photos, does it do a...

I see you use a laser for photos, does it do a good job?
I was told about 2 years ago that they didn't do as well as a inkjet, but I haven't asked anyone since then.
Forum: Aerial Photography 10-13-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 199
Posted By Wildflyer
What is the stepped concrete area in your...

What is the stepped concrete area in your pictures?

I need to get decent camera airborne.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-13-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 247
Posted By Wildflyer
I used to refill my Lexmark printer, then I...

I used to refill my Lexmark printer, then I bought another package of ink, and that stuff turned the remaining ink to jelly, totally useless. Plus this is cleaner, I think I got ink clear to my...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-12-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 247
Posted By Wildflyer
Thumbs up Printer Ink

We all know that printer ink is one of the most expensive things on earth.:eek::mad:

I have been buying my ink from; inkjets101 on Ebay for several years.
Their cartridges fit perfectly into...
Forum: Power Systems 10-12-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By Wildflyer
According to the specs listed at Tower Hobby the...

According to the specs listed at Tower Hobby the OS 25FX

Displacement: 4.07cc (.2485 cu in)
Bore: 18mm (.708")
Stroke: 16mm (.630")
Horsepower: .84 BHP at 18,000 RPM
Weight: 248g (8.8oz)...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-10-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By Wildflyer
My uncle used to drill water wells in western...

My uncle used to drill water wells in western Oregon. He used modern equipment for his business but his hobby was a steam drilling rig he bought in fair condition. He carefully went through the...
Forum: Beginners 10-10-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 379
Posted By Wildflyer
One year I had a job tying reinforcing steel for...

One year I had a job tying reinforcing steel for a concrete slab, between Christmas and New Years. We are not as bad as many places, but handling cold wet steel all day will turn your fingers into...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 10-04-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 561
Posted By Wildflyer
Joe, If they ship at the same speed as they did...

Joe,
If they ship at the same speed as they did my order, I would guess about the 8th or 9th.

I just did a quick check on Ebay, the little feather light Rx I bought is 2-3 times the $5.75, I paid...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 10-03-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 561
Posted By Wildflyer
I placed my order on 9/14/14, and received it on...

I placed my order on 9/14/14, and received it on 9/23/14/

I think that is pretty dang good coming clear from China.
It will go into my 58" Extreme Flight Extra 300

As far as wind issues go, I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-01-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By Wildflyer
To get the right answer the first time, and...

To get the right answer the first time, and possibly a new plane if it is screwed up.

Call Horizon Hobby support 877-504-0233

I have called them several times and they have been great every...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-27-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 400
Posted By Wildflyer
Nigel, "When Rx is powered up, the servos...

Nigel,

"When Rx is powered up, the servos center fine. But when operating sticks and return to center - the two servos start very fast fluttering - so fast in fact the surfaces blur ! "

It...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-25-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By Wildflyer
Since the mount is yellow, I am guessing it is...

Since the mount is yellow, I am guessing it is plastic.
Plastic is susceptible to fatigue caused by vibration, every thing looks great then instant failure.

My guess would be the prop was...
Forum: 3D Flying 09-25-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Wildflyer
The biggest thing I had to learn about indoor...

The biggest thing I had to learn about indoor flying, was simply to reduce throttle and keep the plane JUST above stall speed.

Outdoors, speed is usually a good thing, indoors it makes thins...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-24-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 623
Posted By Wildflyer
Wire color is not a complete guide to who made...

Wire color is not a complete guide to who made the servo.
Unless HobbyKing was making Futaba servos years ago.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-24-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 623
Posted By Wildflyer
Those servos have slightly more torque than the...

Those servos have slightly more torque than the servos I started with in 1972, and they weighed 1.5 oz each. My old ones took 0.5 seconds to rotate 45 degrees if I remember right.

I have some...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 09-22-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 404
Posted By Wildflyer
A new Corsair on the market is the one from...

A new Corsair on the market is the one from Horizon Hobby.
It has the new SAFE technology, which makes the plane very easy to learn warbird flying and can be turned off when you want to.

F4U...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-22-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 228
Posted By Wildflyer
On advice from a long time modeler and hobby shop...

On advice from a long time modeler and hobby shop owner, I bought a very good crimper. It has 2 slightly different spots for the terminals. I think it cost almost $20
one hole is sized for #20-#24...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-22-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 425
Posted By Wildflyer
Funny you should say that, we had a work truck...

Funny you should say that, we had a work truck repainted one time, and that is EXACTLY what they did !
There was a patch of loose flaky rust and they just sprayed right over it.

Less than a week...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-22-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 228
Posted By Wildflyer
Allow some connectors for just practice. Check...

Allow some connectors for just practice.
Check them with a magnifying glass like Denny says, and pull test the first few to destruction. You have to know you are getting it right.

On # 26 wire, I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-22-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 425
Posted By Wildflyer
Many scale people will paint props to be what...

Many scale people will paint props to be what they need.

Sand them lightly as you say and use a good paint, adjust balance with a little more paint.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-21-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 352
Posted By Wildflyer
Do not be afraid to call Horizon Hobby's support...

Do not be afraid to call Horizon Hobby's support number, I have found them very patient and helpful.

877-504-0233
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-21-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By Wildflyer
Now for the real trick !!! Can you set it...

Now for the real trick !!!

Can you set it out and land on it ??

Control Line speed planes have used dollies since the early days, some of them are works of art made out of music wire.
In some...
Forum: Foamies 09-21-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By Wildflyer
My cheap balancer is a 2 X 4 with holes 1" deep...

My cheap balancer is a 2 X 4 with holes 1" deep for unsharpened pencils.

I prefer to leave the erasers flat so the plane will sit still, when the balance point is in the middle of the erasers.:)...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-18-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 382
Posted By Wildflyer
Joe, When I saw the picture of you working on...

Joe,
When I saw the picture of you working on your plane, I realized, you are much younger and shorter than I would have guessed. :rolleyes::D

:)As long as we keep working on model airplanes, we...
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