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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-13-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 276
Posted By swimmer
I've built a number of profile planes from DT...

I've built a number of profile planes from DT foam, F22's, SR71's, Flying Wing and One Sheet Racer to name a few, most from just one sheet. A large city park is my back yard so I can grab one of...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-11-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 190
Posted By swimmer
In that amount of time I'm surprised one or more...

In that amount of time I'm surprised one or more of the trim switch actuators has not broken. I sent my DX6i in after four years for actuator replacement after I broke one of them. They replaced all...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-27-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 310
Posted By swimmer
My up to date firmware Multi4 started giving me...

My up to date firmware Multi4 started giving me many problems shutting down on various alarms, incorrect cell count among others, during charging. FMA Direct wanted too much to repair it, they seemed...
Forum: Company Discussions 03-18-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 354
Posted By swimmer
I love my EVA Sport. You will too.

I love my EVA Sport. You will too.
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 03-01-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 512
Posted By swimmer
iS300 servos from HeadsUp RC

As far as servos I've been using the iS300 servos from HeadsUp RC. They weigh 3.1grams and have worked flawlessly so far on my lighter builds.
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 03-01-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 512
Posted By swimmer
Turnigy Easy-Match Motors

While I like EFlite motors I've been using Turnigy Easy-Match motors from Hobbyking. I fly several EasyMatch 450's, 480's and Power 10's and they perform just as well as the EFlite motors I have and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-28-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,172
Posted By swimmer
In my part of flat Kansas flying sites abound not...

In my part of flat Kansas flying sites abound not the least of which is in my backyard but you are correct there are two nice AMA sites I cannot fly at. Both are located in public parks and only...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-28-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,172
Posted By swimmer
The difference it makes is for me personally to...

The difference it makes is for me personally to have peace of mind I understand all aspects of what/who I am making a contract with when sending in my fee for AMA membership. Exactly why I contacted...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-28-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,172
Posted By swimmer
And, conversely, I don't see where they will pay...

And, conversely, I don't see where they will pay without filing first with personal insurance.

That would be great and I'll look forward to your response! And, I will call AMA Monday also to get...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-28-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,172
Posted By swimmer
Read this if you haven't" ...

Read this if you haven't"

http://www.modelaircraft.org/files/Howtoreportaclaim.pdf

It boldly says you must use other insurance first. I see no where AMA says they magically become primary...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-28-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,172
Posted By swimmer
What insurance is a requirement? Personal...

What insurance is a requirement? Personal liability or AMA...if AMA then...

If there are flyers without personal primary liability insurance AMA insurance does not pay in the event of an accident...
Forum: Events, Shows and Fun Fly's - Electric Airplanes 12-18-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 24,926
Posted By swimmer
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Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-13-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,172
Posted By swimmer
I did specifically speak with my agent this week...

I did specifically speak with my agent this week regarding RC accidents and my coverage. My policy calls out 500k for personal liability and lists no exclusions. I am covered in case of a RC accident...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-13-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,172
Posted By swimmer
Most people I have spoken to about the AMA have...

Most people I have spoken to about the AMA have always touted insurance as the most upfront reason to join.

Does anyone know where statistics are available regarding claims paid by AMA?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-13-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,172
Posted By swimmer
Homeowners Insurance and AMA Insurance

Maybe I am the only one that didn't know this but....

After changing homeowners and vehicle insurance companies yesterday I asked the agent about homeowners insurance if there were an RC accident....
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-09-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By swimmer
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Fantastic!! Thanks for sharing the link.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-08-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,172
Posted By swimmer
Larry, Larry Larry...Take a deep breath, Son. You...

Larry, Larry Larry...Take a deep breath, Son. You don't know what I think so please don't make an argument out of this persons thread. I'll not argue with you even though you took my post totally out...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-08-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,172
Posted By swimmer
A law like that would be unenforceable and is...

A law like that would be unenforceable and is discriminatory. There's that old Constitution thing again. The AMA would cease to exist or be radically diminished due to competition from other...
Forum: Radio Equipment For Sale & WTB 12-06-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 227
Posted By swimmer
Spektrum DX7 for Sale-- Sold!!

I'm selling my DX7 (Mode 2) DSM2 transmitter, manual and charger after upgrading to a DX8. It has always been kept it in a Spektrum tx case when not in use and it has never been abused, dropped or...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-04-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,172
Posted By swimmer
New Years Resolution for me: After flying for...

New Years Resolution for me: After flying for many years I plan to become an AMA member in 2014. I also plan on checking out/joining the local RC club. (Feeling very tentative about the rc club...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-03-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By swimmer
New DX8!!

My new DX8 (WOW!) arrived today. Ordered it Friday after Thanksgiving. Awesome price and service from HH. Would have got a DX9 but would rather wait until several runs of them are out in service and...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 10-02-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 609
Posted By swimmer
I had the same issues with my DX7. Sent it to HH...

I had the same issues with my DX7. Sent it to HH repair and they replaced the RF board. No problems since getting it back from them about a year ago. Cost me $70.00 as I bought it 2nd hand....
Forum: Kansas 08-27-2013, 03:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,277
Posted By swimmer
Hey, SARG5, I'm a retired flier 7 miles...

Hey, SARG5,

I'm a retired flier 7 miles south of Wichita. Long way from you. We have several clubs around here. Some reasonable and one that will cost a new flier $315.00 to join then just a mere...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 08-05-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,040
Posted By swimmer
11 inch Nutball..Lots of Fun

I've been flying my 11 inch Dollar Tree foam Nutball for a long time. I have flown it mainly indoors at our weekly fly-in. I began with salvaged UM PoleCat electronics but wanted more speed. I...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 06-21-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By swimmer
I place them where the antennas are as far apart...

I place them where the antennas are as far apart as possible. Really I don't do anything special, never had a problem and never have done the 90 degree thing.
Forum: Foamies 06-15-2013, 02:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By swimmer
I needed to add some weight to the nose of my 30"...

I needed to add some weight to the nose of my 30" wing and used finish nails. I weighed out the correct number of nails to get the correct cg and then pushed them into the nose of the plane. I hate...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-27-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,731
Posted By swimmer
I use foam safe ZAP CA. Absolutely odorless,...

I use foam safe ZAP CA. Absolutely odorless, however, $11.99 a bottle at Hobbytown, a little pricey but probably the best CA in all thicknesses I've ever used. I've not used it on any of my balsa...
Forum: Beginners 04-09-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,937
Posted By swimmer
Thumbs up Steve, Love your planes and kids pictures.:D...

Steve,

Love your planes and kids pictures.:D

Allan
Forum: Beginners 04-08-2013, 03:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,937
Posted By swimmer
I never had an Apprentice but it appears it may...

I never had an Apprentice but it appears it may fly a lot like your SC but you know what you can handle. As far as landing on the surfaces you mention it again depends on the surface structure. All...
Forum: Beginners 04-08-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,937
Posted By swimmer
A more direct answer?

I re-read your post hoping to give you a more direct answer to your post. You say you have "reasonable" control over your SC. Your flying proficiency will dictate recommendations for a new plane and...
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