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Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 01:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 103
Posted By firemanbill
Ouch! That has to hurt!:(

Ouch! That has to hurt!:(
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat Today, 01:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 58
Posted By firemanbill
Great pics, love the heritage flight photos more...

Great pics, love the heritage flight photos more than any of them.
Forum: Events, Shows and Fun Fly's - Electric Airplanes Today, 12:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By firemanbill
Me too Don. This will be my 8th and last year as...

Me too Don. This will be my 8th and last year as CD for the event. I will be handing the reigns over to someone new starting next year.
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 10:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 62
Posted By firemanbill
I suppose you could set your throttle end points...

I suppose you could set your throttle end points at 75% and see what happens. You could also try propping it down some, either by pitch or diameter.

Bigger question is will you have enough power...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 10:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 231
Posted By firemanbill
Let's see current fleet flyable... 1/4...

Let's see current fleet flyable...


1/4 scale Seagull models Shoestring racer
1/4 scale Pilot One Piper PA-12
1/5 scale Top Flite Cessna 182
"The Pelican"
Giant Norman... aka Sir William...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 103
Posted By firemanbill
Oh man we were so covered up this year trying to...

Oh man we were so covered up this year trying to finish those big planes we were building, plus I spent about 3 days in my camper sick, as did a few others in our group. No my funnest SEFF in that...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 103
Posted By firemanbill
Amen to that one bud.

Amen to that one bud.
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 103
Posted By firemanbill
Where are you at CB? I work Crash/Fire/Rescue on...

Where are you at CB? I work Crash/Fire/Rescue on Langley AFB. I am the 911 manager so I just work weekdays now. Sometimes I really miss the shift work and other days, like today, I don't!
Forum: Events, Shows and Fun Fly's - Electric Airplanes Yesterday, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By firemanbill
September is here and that means EOT is right...

September is here and that means EOT is right around the corner!

This year is going to be awesome. We have a lot of commitments from some great companies to support us once again this year....
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 103
Posted By firemanbill
I had a Fire Chief once that said stuff still...

I had a Fire Chief once that said stuff still burns on Holidays so here we are... :D
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 103
Posted By firemanbill
Happy Labor Day

Hope everyone get's to enjoy a day off today. Not everyone does though, for the Firefighters, Police, EMS, the Military and many others it's just another day.

Now go fly something! I'm hoping to...
Forum: Balsa Kits For Sale and WTB 08-29-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 221
Posted By firemanbill
I just recently built my first kit. Enjoyed it a...

I just recently built my first kit. Enjoyed it a lot! Will be watching here to see what I might want to have a go at next. :D
Forum: Humor 08-24-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By firemanbill
agreed! lol:rolleyes:

agreed! lol:rolleyes:
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-22-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 584
Posted By firemanbill
I bet, There is so much history in both places....

I bet, There is so much history in both places. Sad to see it be the shell of what it used to be. :(
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-22-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 584
Posted By firemanbill
LOL. Seriously though I work on Langley AFB and...

LOL. Seriously though I work on Langley AFB and the NASA Langley research center shares land with us. This where the Mercury, Gemin, and Apollo programs all got their legs. Heck I have have to take...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-22-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 584
Posted By firemanbill
yeah, now that the Space administration has no...

yeah, now that the Space administration has no space program...:(
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-20-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 606
Posted By firemanbill
I got into this hobby because a guy that worked...

I got into this hobby because a guy that worked for me got a cheap toy airplane that had a crude cell phone camera in it. It would take a pic every few seconds until the memory was full and he got...
Forum: Humor 08-19-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By firemanbill
I think this shows I should be retired!

I think this shows I should be retired!
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-18-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By firemanbill
gotta put that on my list of things to see.

gotta put that on my list of things to see.
Forum: Events, Shows and Fun Fly's - Electric Airplanes 08-17-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By firemanbill
Starting to see some nice stuff roll in for the...

Starting to see some nice stuff roll in for the pilots raffle folks. Don't want to miss this year!

Great Planes made an awesome donation of a OS Motors 3825-750-W!

Thanks Great Planes!
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-16-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By firemanbill
Moving to paradise is our first option. Looking...

Moving to paradise is our first option. Looking to make the move back to our Mountain home of East Tennessee. May be buying my father's place some spring.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-15-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By firemanbill
My Son is leaving for college, where do all the years go?

It seems like only yesterday we were bringing this little fella home from the hospital. We leave to take him to Virginia Tech in Blacksburg tomorrow where he will enter the Corp of Cadets there and...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-14-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By firemanbill
true

true
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-13-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By firemanbill
They do always seem to come in three's don't they?

They do always seem to come in three's don't they?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-13-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 567
Posted By firemanbill
Good for you! I would hold off on a war bird...

Good for you!

I would hold off on a war bird til the 3rd or 4th plane. But that's just my opinion.

When you get into those aerobatic type planes like a Shukoi, Edge, Extra and the like the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-13-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 567
Posted By firemanbill
what plane is best... wow, now that's a hard...

what plane is best... wow, now that's a hard question. You kind of have to figure that one out yourself. There really is no good answer to that question as 10 out of 10 people you ask are likely to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-13-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 567
Posted By firemanbill
Yes. The main thing is to have the two antennas...

Yes. The main thing is to have the two antennas at a 90 degree angle from each other. Antenna position of the Transmitter is important as well. don't point the end directly at the plane. Angle it so...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-13-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 567
Posted By firemanbill
Just remember with spektrum to use the correct...

Just remember with spektrum to use the correct receiver for each application and use proper antenna orientation.

Ask for help in setting these thigns up. lots of folks here to help with that.
Forum: Beginners 08-12-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By firemanbill
First off Welcome to Wattflyer! As Dennis...

First off Welcome to Wattflyer!

As Dennis says... find a club and get an instructor.

Self taught pilots are like their planes... Rare.:)
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-12-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By firemanbill
Robin Williams found dead today at age 63... so sad

I have always thought this was one of the funniest men ever. RIP Mork.:(
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