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Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat Yesterday, 03:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 188
Posted By carpetbagger
No UPS Sat delivery here so my package, delayed a...

No UPS Sat delivery here so my package, delayed a buncha days by snow, is sitting 20 miles down the road, gathering dust.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat Yesterday, 02:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 188
Posted By carpetbagger
few years ago USPS had rural delivery folks who...

few years ago USPS had rural delivery folks who used their own cars and apparently missed school the day they had reading lessons. Had that happen a few times,, now we see a genuine postal vehicle...
Forum: Company Discussions 02-27-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By carpetbagger
Yep, I have two radios from Tower, a Futaba 4YF -...

Yep, I have two radios from Tower, a Futaba 4YF - my getting back into the hobby radio, and the WF crew convinced me I needed one of them newfangled computer radios so I got a Tactic 6 channel rig. I...
Forum: Company Discussions 02-26-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By carpetbagger
Tower customer service *****

Yes, 5 stars! My recent order was stuff I needed and stuff I figured would be nice to have, and when I unpacked it a small item I needed was missing. Buggers. This AM I call Tower expecting the usual...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-24-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 261
Posted By carpetbagger
I buy balsa, plywood, spruce, basswood, silk, and...

I buy balsa, plywood, spruce, basswood, silk, and a variety of glues. Oh yeah, box of #11 blades and a variety of other tools. No ARF/RTF for this guy . . .
Forum: Foamies 02-24-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6,132
Views: 385,987
Posted By carpetbagger
Good plan, Crashalott. Since I tend to build...

Good plan, Crashalott. Since I tend to build light I prefer low wind speed, and my basic rule is temp Fahrenheit must exceed my age.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-23-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 296
Posted By carpetbagger
Simple are my two 4 channels - servo reversing...

Simple are my two 4 channels - servo reversing switches, trims, two sticks, on off switch, v-tail mixer switch.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-17-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 619
Posted By carpetbagger
Well, my radio assist (me to old to chase & climb...

Well, my radio assist (me to old to chase & climb trees) Tenderfoot is nearing completion and getting rigged. PowerUp 250 Sport on the nose, figure on running a 350mah batt, 7 amp ESC. Esaki tissue,...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 02-17-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 283
Posted By carpetbagger
You did good - silly not wanting to join a club &...

You did good - silly not wanting to join a club & AMA to fly at a nice field. I am not a joiner by nature but join the AMA, local club(s) and even sign on to my old stock outboard racing club even...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-12-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By carpetbagger
I believe that is the purpose of the slot = to...

I believe that is the purpose of the slot = to allow a channel for the CA to flow in.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-10-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By carpetbagger
above posts are on it, humidity does the trick....

above posts are on it, humidity does the trick. Here in the sunny southern coastal swamps I just carry a plan out on the back porch in the summer. By the time I finish my beer the plan is limp and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-10-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By carpetbagger
Molybdenum magnets do not like heat

of course you wattflyer pros probably know this, I did not until yesterday when I accidently epoxied a pair of moly mags together. Buggers. But from playing with epoxy for many moons I know epoxy...
Forum: Foamies 02-03-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6,132
Views: 385,987
Posted By carpetbagger
No way . . .

Not at 6 deg F. When temp hits 60 deg F I'll think about and check wind speed. I am allergic to cold. f
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-02-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 360
Posted By carpetbagger
WEST resin - go with slow hardener or Special...

WEST resin - go with slow hardener or Special Clear hardener. Mop it on, check back every ten minutes or so for bubbles on surface, pop by lightly whisking a dry brush over surface.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-29-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 425
Posted By carpetbagger
stiff hinges and other load producing elements...

stiff hinges and other load producing elements will also jack up servo amperage draw. Old school pushrods are still the best - no friction drag.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 01-29-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 494
Posted By carpetbagger
Stand by, Nigel . . . The Koch Bros. are vowing...

Stand by, Nigel . . . The Koch Bros. are vowing to pour a record amount of cash into the 2016 election in yet another attempt to *buy* their way into ultimate power. If that happens The USA will...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 01-29-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 494
Posted By carpetbagger
Well, Chellie, my opinion is backed with hard...

Well, Chellie, my opinion is backed with hard science and not Faux Views - like when Bill O'Reilly said "The tide goes and the tide goes out, WHO can explain that!" Dude, maybe your 8th grade...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 01-28-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 494
Posted By carpetbagger
I'm in stevecooper's camp - we are trashing the...

I'm in stevecooper's camp - we are trashing the planet and climate change is a result - normal swings in the climate are getting wilder. The US has succeeded in cleaning up the sky and I remember...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-21-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 413
Posted By carpetbagger
Micrometer - check actual diameter if Imperial...

Micrometer - check actual diameter if Imperial mike plug Imperial into a metric/imperial converter to get accurate metric measure. If you're lucky it will be 8mm or 10mm, fairly standard bearing tube...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-21-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 513
Posted By carpetbagger
Nigel - two problems with the reamer. I don't do...

Nigel - two problems with the reamer. I don't do eBay (paypal suckage) and I don't do tapered reamers. Back in the day I had 4-step straight reamer for imperial size shafts which was cool, and I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-21-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 513
Posted By carpetbagger
$5.99 for 19, that's a deal! I have 8 coming, 3mm...

$5.99 for 19, that's a deal! I have 8 coming, 3mm - 10mm, no fancy holder, about twice $5.99. Some kind of hot lick Austrian company makes them. Amazon Prime so I get free 2 day shipping. Now I can...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-21-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 513
Posted By carpetbagger
drills

good grief, I had no idea finding metric drill bits would be such a PITA. Well, I do live in East BugSplat, NC which lacks shopping venues. Downtown old timey hardware store and Lowes are it and they...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-21-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 413
Posted By carpetbagger
+1 Chellie - heads up has firewall & stick mounts...

+1 Chellie - heads up has firewall & stick mounts in a variety of bearing tube sizes.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-19-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,007
Posted By carpetbagger
water . . .

Right, gramps2361. I work Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting and for Class D fires - wheel fires etc - FAA sez LOTS of water. My crash truck has Purple K powder which is great for Class D but requires...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-18-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,007
Posted By carpetbagger
not good - glad there were no injuries tlo humans...

not good - glad there were no injuries tlo humans or pets, but the loss of your work is devastating. Like several others, I am interested in the exact cause of the blaze.

I charge lipos in a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-18-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 619
Posted By carpetbagger
ah yes, microfilm in the bathtub. did that a few...

ah yes, microfilm in the bathtub. did that a few times - discovered about 3 AM was the golden time since my apartment was next to an interstate highway and at 3ish there were less trucks rumbling by...
Forum: Combat 01-17-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 972
Posted By carpetbagger
fhhuber- yep, faking out engine inspectors is an...

fhhuber- yep, faking out engine inspectors is an old trick. Me and my son raced stock outboards - my boy had one honking A motor, a Mercury KG-4 that was uber tuned. Every time he kicked butt in New...
Forum: Combat 01-17-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 972
Posted By carpetbagger
RPM seems rather important for streamer cut...

RPM seems rather important for streamer cut competition. Most of the RC combat events (classes) limit RPM to 14,500, and electrics must be tuned to not exceed the RPM max as well.
Forum: Combat 01-16-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 972
Posted By carpetbagger
AMA has CL combat rules, haven't checked for RC...

AMA has CL combat rules, haven't checked for RC combat, but their is a special interest group with website.

http://www.rccombat.com/
Forum: Brushless Motor Construction 01-16-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By carpetbagger
your ESC may be set at default brake. Mine are -...

your ESC may be set at default brake. Mine are - set to brake prop default setting, needs a program cards to change them.
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