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Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-15-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
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: General Electric Discussions 08-13-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 511
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: 49
Views: 511
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: 49
Views: 511
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: 49
Views: 511
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: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-11-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 227
Posted By firemanbill
So 5 of these flew at SEFF, I flew mine early...

So 5 of these flew at SEFF, I flew mine early June, and the 7th and final alpha build was flow this past week in Texas.

All in all it was a crazy fast learning experience in building. I can say I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-10-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 511
Posted By firemanbill
The best money you will ever spend in this hobby...

The best money you will ever spend in this hobby is on a good quality radio.

Planes, motors, batteries, chargers all come and go but a good radio will last you for years. Get as much radio as...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-02-2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By firemanbill
To answer the original question, that is a Mini...

To answer the original question, that is a Mini Tamiya connector
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-21-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By firemanbill
Oklahoma roll call

Let's hear from you guys! How is everyone out that way? I hope all our Wattheads are safe and dry.

Prayers being lifted for all those affected.
Forum: Warbird Electrics 04-12-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By firemanbill
Congrats mattman0182, good feeling huh

Congrats mattman0182, good feeling huh
Forum: SEFF 2013 02-03-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,928
Posted By firemanbill
There will be plenty of space underneath for...

There will be plenty of space underneath for sure!:cool:
Forum: SEFF 2013 01-30-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,928
Posted By firemanbill
Castle Creations all the way Steve, they cost a...

Castle Creations all the way Steve, they cost a bit more but man they are sure worth it!:cool:
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 01-29-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,373
Posted By firemanbill
Telemasters are cool. ...

Telemasters are cool.

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/deluxe_telemaster40_kit_1036733_prd1.htm?pSearchQueryId=4188444
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-28-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,647
Posted By firemanbill
You don't need to get to the nut. You just have...

You don't need to get to the nut. You just have to be able to hold the shaft, the prop will turn the nut loose just by rotating it counter clockwise as long as the shaft does not move.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-28-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,647
Posted By firemanbill
those gws props have an indentation the shape of...

those gws props have an indentation the shape of the nut. Usually there is another nut on the backside you can grab and rotate the prop off nut and all

I always used a washer front and rear to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-28-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,647
Posted By firemanbill
If you have 2 nuts that fit that shaft put them...

If you have 2 nuts that fit that shaft put them both on it just out at the edge, tighten those two up together and it'll give something to hold onto as you turn the prop with that nut in it.

Or...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-28-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,606
Posted By firemanbill
I lost a Radian a couple years ago in the LMR...

I lost a Radian a couple years ago in the LMR sailplane competition at SEFF. There was about 6 radians in the air all at once and I fle between me and the sun. By the time I could see again I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-28-2013, 02:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,647
Posted By firemanbill
I would just give her a little hand toss, not too...

I would just give her a little hand toss, not too hard though or it'll pitch up on you to much and stall. with that prop turned around it'll probably almost fly right out of your hand. Just power it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-28-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,647
Posted By firemanbill
Thought so. You will have a LOT MORE THRUST now....

Thought so. You will have a LOT MORE THRUST now. She'll climb right on out for you!

Good luck and Welcome to WattFlyer!:cool:
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-28-2013, 01:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,647
Posted By firemanbill
Make sure the numbers on your prop are facing...

Make sure the numbers on your prop are facing forward (direction of travel)

Hard to tell in that pic but it looks like it may be backwards. If so you would get minimal thrust and no climb.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-25-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,606
Posted By firemanbill
Well now you know that ground is always closer to...

Well now you know that ground is always closer to the sky on foggy days!:p>
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-25-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,606
Posted By firemanbill
She was hauling the mail for sure!

She was hauling the mail for sure!
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-25-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,606
Posted By firemanbill
Ouch! Those are some tough cameras! I love...

Ouch! Those are some tough cameras! I love mine.:cool:
Forum: ParkFlyers 01-15-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By firemanbill
It's ok for non structural repairs. I would use...

It's ok for non structural repairs. I would use the eopxy for you wing mount area though as it gives you a much stronger bond.
...
Forum: SEFF 2013 01-15-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By firemanbill
RC radio network live airshow tonight 1/15/13 - Breaking news concerning SEFF!

Tune in tonight! Can't wait to hear what this "breaking news" is going to be.

http://www.rcradionetwork.com/
Forum: Foamies 01-10-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,165
Posted By firemanbill
Would love to see you there! I went for the first...

Would love to see you there! I went for the first time back in '07. This will be the 7th year in a row for me.

Best electric event on the planet!:cool:
Forum: Foamies 01-10-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,165
Posted By firemanbill
Wow! that is gorgeous!:D

Wow! that is gorgeous!:D
Forum: Foamies 01-10-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,165
Posted By firemanbill
This might work for you. Real tough yet light...

This might work for you. Real tough yet light weight

http://www.millenniumrc.com/X-Gear.html
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 01-10-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 916
Posted By firemanbill
Tip... Take a rubber band and put it over...

Tip...

Take a rubber band and put it over your antenna, take it down, under the TX and back up and onto your throttle. It will provide enough resistance to keep from accidentally bumping the...
Forum: Company Discussions 01-09-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By firemanbill
For all your slow stick needs... only better... ...

For all your slow stick needs... only better...

http://www.millenniumrc.com/
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