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  • About capn chaos
    Not sure where to start...Not your quintessential RC guy..just happen to love building and flying...
    annapolis, md
    RC (fixed wing), sailing (a wing in the water, a wing in the wind,) surfing
    Yacht surveyor and appraiser
    Favorite Pet(s)
    siberian husky-Tess
    no pack-lone wolf


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  • Last Activity: 07-25-2010 09:36 PM
  • Join Date: 02-25-2009
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  1. Stevephoon
    03-18-2010 03:58 AM
    It seems to me that the correct place for some background info is in the "About Me" tab here, then under Biography. But you can only write a couple of sentences in it. I wonder if that could be expanded to a couple of paragraphs?

    Well the Rocket is ready to go again, but the weather forcast says 20 MPH winds tomorrow, then rain.... So who knows when I'll get a chance to fly it again.
  2. Stevephoon
    03-17-2010 04:07 AM
    Bob, Do I post here or on my message board ?? Thanks for the help on the pocket rocket. I am not a seasoned builder or flyer. I really just started last year with a couple of Mountain Models kits. I have always liked balsa planes. Grew up building rubber powered stuff and a couple of control line planes. I've often wondered how to post an autobiography here to give a little background, but I don't see a place to do one.

    What's next ?? Flying! I've been reading the 2010 Warbird build contest rules and I'm interested, but busy. So maybe :) I'm getting ready to join the local flying club as well. But building the Pocket Rocket was fun and the 2010 contest has a long time frame! Sooooo???????
  3. shepard62
    03-11-2010 12:59 AM
    I change props often on this motor - 12x8 is loads of fun but it goes through the battery rather quickly. The plane will go straight up with 12x8. I also use a 11x7.5 that works fine. I am considering an E-flite Ultra Stick 25e ARF. The balsa construction is what makes me nervous. No Guts No Glory
  4. 02-23-2010 04:18 AM
    Hi, I'm considering getting a hot or warmliner but have no idea on which type. I saw your old post and wanted to ask if you still have 2 Freebirds and if you do would you consider parting with one? Thanks
  5. Voyager2lcats
    02-15-2010 11:45 PM
    Hey Bob, you are a hoot! I like the double post (I can read the message on your page and respond). I must say in response to your comment on the Lexington Hobby store that they seemed really good and responsive while I was there the one time I went. I haven't looked at their hours, but then they are out of the way for me. Thanks for the kind words on my builds- my worst fault is I am SLOW. I was actually working on my Cessna yesterday and fiddling with the transmitter when I did the dumbest thing I have done so far RC-wise: reversed the throttle dip switch and it raced along the carpet into a metal chair(!!). Result is a fried ESC and broken motor. Call me stupid and you would be correct. Ugh. I guess this is a good lesson- refer to your receiver manual (yes, I had it nearby but didn't look at it). That puts the Cessna on the back burner AGAIN. PT-19 moves back in front on the assembly line.
  6. Sky Sharkster
    02-15-2010 10:00 PM
    Hi Bob,
    Thanks for the support. The earlier replies on the thread make it sound like I butchered the model, but it was a no-brainer for me. I could have done lots worse if I (either) flew the model out of C.G. or added unnecessary weight. I can see their point about chopping an unflown, brand new model, but learned long ago, you can't be too attached to a particular plane, at least not to the point you won't cut it open if it needs it. Good Luck with the Ryan!
  7. capn chaos
    02-15-2010 09:14 PM
    Yeah, I know, with HTUSA you "pays your dues and takes your chances. Most of them around here cater to rc cars and really don't think much of any other RC group out there. An exception is a store thats about 45 minutes from me here but worth the drive since the owners are both knowledgeable and very much into all of the rc and modeling corners.
    I was confused by the Lexington store hours. Called about four times just wanting to get directions. Each time got an answering service that said the call would be returned. When I did find the store it was closed and that was on a Friday afternoon?. I will try that one again since it is only about 6 minutes from my (mother's) house where I have been doing alot of renovations.
    I've seen your scratch builds...really impressive. Now that I've finished the Ryan, I have pulled the Fritz 109 out of moth balls to finish it off. Hopefully have it finished before the end of the month.
  8. Voyager2lcats
    02-15-2010 08:22 PM
    Hey Bob, it happens. I have never been to the Harbison Hobbytown store and I have not been impressed with the parts selection at the Two Notch store; he has some nice kits though. I'm a scratch or near-scratch builder, wheels, spinners, tail wheels and such matter to me. Their servos and motors are pricey. Lexington Hobby is really good, but it's a bit of a drive from downtown Columbia. Fort Jackson is perfect for flying RC.
  9. capn chaos
    02-14-2010 07:52 PM
    I did find Lexington Hobby in the yellow pages and after an epic journey (confused Augusta Rd with Augusta Blvd)...somewhere way past Gilbert I realized my mistake. Called the number and got and answering machine. Did find their location around 5:30 pm on Friday but they were closed?!?!.
    I remembered Hobby town USA at Harbison...went by store. I couldn't find them in the yellow pages and likely didnt look in the White Pages.
    Anyway, I'll be back down in a month or so and will PM before I head south.
  10. Voyager2lcats
    02-14-2010 07:27 PM
    Bob, I am sorry to hear about your State Fair Ground "trip". PM me the next time you plan on coming to Columbia and I promise to get in touch with you. Now as to local hobby shops (LHS), I know of three: Lexington Hobby in- guess where?- Lexington! (Lexington Hobby, 4262 Augusta Road, Lexington, SC 29072; (803) 794-4268) and Hobbtown USA stores: 1) [email protected] Columbiana Station, 1150 Bower Parkway, Suite F3, Columbia, SC 29212; (803)-732-4200; and 2) Publix Shopping Center, 10120 Two Notch Road Suite 5, Columbia, SC 29223; (803) 736-0959. I wish you luck on your Ryan- I am going to check your thread! Take care, the Other Bob


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