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Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 07-17-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By TLyttle
Yeah, automation is no excuse for not thinking. ...

Yeah, automation is no excuse for not thinking. I am amazed that the death toll was so low! That crash should have killed everyone on board...

Boeing sure does build tough planes.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-13-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,715
Posted By TLyttle
"People like to participate but not do the work"....

"People like to participate but not do the work". Bingo.

We had a group. No club, no dues, no meetings. We ended up running one of the largest sailplane contests on the West Coast of North...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-04-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,715
Posted By TLyttle
Ah, yes, the semi-annual club-no club, AMA-no AMA...

Ah, yes, the semi-annual club-no club, AMA-no AMA debate; seems to happen about twice a year, right?

I've been involved with the Canadian version of AMA, MAAC. They work hard for model flyers,...
Forum: ParkFlyers 12-25-2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By TLyttle
Why mess with success? Mine is stock, and I'm...

Why mess with success? Mine is stock, and I'm into my 4th year with it: it looks like a Cub, and flies like one, reliably.

The only "reinforcement" was a 1" band of fiberglass shipping tape, same...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-04-2011, 04:38 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,773
Posted By TLyttle
In fact, gentlemen, I don't "worry" about any of...

In fact, gentlemen, I don't "worry" about any of this. And indeed my hair is gone, due to circumstances definitely under my control. I only add these references and perspectives to broaden the...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-21-2010, 04:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,950
Posted By TLyttle
Pouring my 3rd light beer; Canadian light beer is...

Pouring my 3rd light beer; Canadian light beer is 5.5%, prefer our regular stuff, anywhere from 7% to 11%, much better. My tastes in beer tend towards something with real flavour, consequently most...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 09-09-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,253
Posted By TLyttle
Uhhhh, this is an electric site, right? Wassa...

Uhhhh, this is an electric site, right? Wassa madda you guyz? Electrons are your best friend, particularly if you accumulate them!

I have used good ol' farm electric fencers to protect property...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 09-06-2010, 05:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By TLyttle
I have this stupid idea that, if I make an...

I have this stupid idea that, if I make an appointment, I will keep it, and I demand that appointments that others make will also be kept. Silly, eh? Even my doctor is required to explain himself...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 08-30-2010, 03:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,905
Posted By TLyttle
I've used automotive wire insulation, carefully...

I've used automotive wire insulation, carefully split (it's only a few inches), and the wire pulled out. Worked fine...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-05-2010, 03:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,210
Posted By TLyttle
Very, very seldom does that happen up here, but...

Very, very seldom does that happen up here, but we don't want to start that discussion now, do we?
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 07-21-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,522
Posted By TLyttle
Yup, you look FAR too young to retire! An old...

Yup, you look FAR too young to retire! An old friend told me that you are truly retired only when they are throwing shovelfuls of dirt in your face, and after 6 years of retirement, I know he was...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 07-02-2010, 04:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,897
Posted By TLyttle
No, Stuart, I don't believe that. My grandfather...

No, Stuart, I don't believe that. My grandfather was a Presbyterian Minister, and my father was an Atheist, and I spent my growing-up years listening to the two of them discuss all that, sometimes...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 12-13-2009, 05:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,632
Posted By TLyttle
... which is where a lot of us old guys began. ...

... which is where a lot of us old guys began. Flight was a dream, so we built the old StromBecKer wood models before plastic models became available. I bought many Monogram Superkits before I got...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-29-2009, 05:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,278
Posted By TLyttle
I would have a look at the decalage as well. ...

I would have a look at the decalage as well. That high thrust line will have some effect as well on power-on, power-off differences...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-28-2009, 05:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,105
Posted By TLyttle
That was one of Musciano's trademark wing...

That was one of Musciano's trademark wing structures. I built quite a few of his designs, all flew "as advertised". In fact, I have a plan for a Waco N sitting in my "to build" stack right now for...
Forum: Beginners 10-15-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,312
Posted By TLyttle
Recently I read where a few guys have lost their...

Recently I read where a few guys have lost their models because of rainwater running down the antenna into the tx; end of flight. Are you willing to take that chance?
Forum: Beginners 10-15-2009, 03:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,312
Posted By TLyttle
Can it be done? Answer is yes. Is it a good...

Can it be done? Answer is yes. Is it a good idea? Answer is no, for all the above reasons...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-05-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By TLyttle
Nice to see these stories appearing now; usually...

Nice to see these stories appearing now; usually they are reserved for November 11. Thos guys, as few of them as there are now, should be remembered all year long, we owe them so much.

And I know...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 07-29-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,586
Posted By TLyttle
Yup, onions. Plant a few around and through your...

Yup, onions. Plant a few around and through your garden (garlic is best), and while you are waiting for them to grow, just scatter the skins and offcuts from the onions you prepare for dinner...
Forum: ParkFlyers 07-10-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 43,387
Posted By TLyttle
There's a dedicated site for SCs, try Super Cub...

There's a dedicated site for SCs, try Super Cub Club; lots of good info going on there.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-11-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,689
Posted By TLyttle
Face it, people: progress is something we are...

Face it, people: progress is something we are forced to accept. Sure, there are fossils out there (me too, I'm 70), and I decry the barren content of current magazines, MB (the early stuff) was...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-07-2009, 03:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,774
Posted By TLyttle
have a look at how pull-pull control systems...

have a look at how pull-pull control systems works, it will tell you what you need to know. I have used little patches of thin plywood for decades for control horns. Fish line is plenty good for...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-06-2009, 02:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,774
Posted By TLyttle
A couple of decades ago, a company marketed a...

A couple of decades ago, a company marketed a cardboard sailplane, and it worked just fine. They reinforced and set the dihedral with a length of music wire, hinging had to do with slicing through...
Forum: Beginners 05-13-2009, 04:57 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,042
Posted By TLyttle
Hm? Ben Franklin flew electric AND c/l! Okay, a...

Hm? Ben Franklin flew electric AND c/l! Okay, a kite then...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-12-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 43,498
Posted By TLyttle
"Where are all the riders?" Blatting past my...

"Where are all the riders?" Blatting past my place on a Sunday, so damn loud that conversation was nearly impossible. Thanks.

There was a couple of real-time idiots in the mob with apehangers...
Forum: Beginners 05-12-2009, 03:59 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,042
Posted By TLyttle
Stupid me, I thought that was what this hobby was...

Stupid me, I thought that was what this hobby was all about: trying everything. I fly r/c, c/l, and freeflight. Big airplanes leave me cold, I find an 8" foam r/c scale model far more interesting...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 04-27-2009, 03:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,928
Posted By TLyttle
I'm glad AJC has been able to survive, and keep...

I'm glad AJC has been able to survive, and keep Walker's legend alive. His models kept me in the hobby, from the "74" through the 404 Inteceptor (I have one sitting in my building room), Ceiling...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-09-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,564
Posted By TLyttle
Mmmmm, it's true that there is no real substitute...

Mmmmm, it's true that there is no real substitute for proper Japanese tissue, but there is stuff you CAN get away with. I always check out every piece of box tissue that comes through the door for...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-09-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,863
Posted By TLyttle
Thanks, Rodneh (?), I was aware of people bonding...

Thanks, Rodneh (?), I was aware of people bonding sheets together using aliphatic in that manner, but not applying covering. I have just finished a goofball (non-scale) model, so I will try that...
Forum: OT Archive 12-15-2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,020
Posted By TLyttle
Final Countdown: a nice mix of aviation and...

Final Countdown: a nice mix of aviation and science fiction...

Air Power series: from the 50s, using WW11 films.
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