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Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-21-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By carpetbagger
I'm with Chellie - flying keeps you young. My...

I'm with Chellie - flying keeps you young. My theory is if you sit and agitate you will rust. So at age 71 (born the year of the steel penny) I work several shifts a week at the regional airport as...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-03-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By carpetbagger
silk experiment . . .

I have Thai silk and Dharma silk and have ben having fun covering with it. But I kept getting wrinkles. Okay, Thai is supposed to be preshrunk and a yard of Dharma I had dyed was preshrunk after...
Forum: ParkFlyers 05-30-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 843
Posted By carpetbagger
I have one white/pink plane - a Q-Tee = perfect

I have one white/pink plane - a Q-Tee = perfect
Forum: ParkFlyers 05-28-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 843
Posted By carpetbagger
I prefer Japanese Tissue (Esaki) and for larger...

I prefer Japanese Tissue (Esaki) and for larger planes silk which I dye an assortment of colors with easy to source at the local wally mart or food store RIT dye.

Silk rocks . . .
Forum: ParkFlyers 05-28-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 843
Posted By carpetbagger
Although I'm all for supporting an LHS, tis time...

Although I'm all for supporting an LHS, tis time to fire up the computer and do some online shopping. My LHS has a pathetic selection of stuff for us scratch builders and I do a lot on online...
Forum: Foamies 05-09-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 859
Posted By carpetbagger
Thanks pd1. I ordered several yards from Thai...

Thanks pd1. I ordered several yards from Thai silk and Darma trading. Darma is less expensive and ships cheaper, both packs arrived in the mail on the same day.

Next up, dying with Rit just for...
Forum: Foamies 03-06-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,328
Posted By carpetbagger
I have Nichrome wire .015 from Sig and Iconel...

I have Nichrome wire .015 from Sig and Iconel wire .032 from Aircraft Spruce. The Iconel wire has very little if any sag. Sag on either wire is reduced by tension via springs so when the wire...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-02-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By carpetbagger
Very neat! Great find, Chellie.

Very neat! Great find, Chellie.
Forum: Beginners 02-12-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,118
Posted By carpetbagger
rcers - yes, I hear digital servos suck up the...

rcers - yes, I hear digital servos suck up the juice, mine are analog.

Overheating might be a problem with mega-amp setups and big motors, but all my stuff is small. 180, 250, and 300. The 300 got...
Forum: Beginners 02-12-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,118
Posted By carpetbagger
I doubt you can run a Tx nicad flat in a day of...

I doubt you can run a Tx nicad flat in a day of flying. Back in the good ol' days (`70s & `80s) Tx batts weren't a problem, even Rx 500 mah packs would good to for a few hours. My new getting back...
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