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01-14-2021, 04:35 AM
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Posted By firemanbill

Used them many times, well the later versions...

Used them many times, well the later versions anyway. The left side helps you plan and determine air speed, ground speed, altitude, fuel burn etc. the right side helped determine true north for...
01-14-2021, 04:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By firemanbill

We don't have any paved area to fly off of around...

We don't have any paved area to fly off of around here, and being a tourist town no empty streets. We are fortunate to have the field we do that sits atop the old landfill. If it were not for that it...
01-13-2021, 06:42 PM
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Views: 197
Posted By firemanbill

If you say so! We have powerlines and trees...

If you say so!

We have powerlines and trees at one end of our field that requires you to stay about 30ft off the deck right at the threshold of the runway then dive down and try to land it slow...
01-13-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By firemanbill

Early version of the E6B flight calculator

Early version of the E6B flight calculator
01-13-2021, 05:08 AM
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Views: 197
Posted By firemanbill

and I thought we had obstacle at our field! Nice...

and I thought we had obstacle at our field! Nice flight.
Forum: Beginners
01-11-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By firemanbill

Our stickies here and (cough, cough) RC Groups...

Our stickies here and (cough, cough) RC Groups are both good resources. Castle creations has a nice calculator for comparing motors. props and esc's. it is fun to play around with it looking for good...
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By firemanbill

From what I understand the new NX model...

From what I understand the new NX model transmitter has the built in Smart Technology support for the Spektrum line of batteries and chargers. It has more functionality and features than the DX...
01-09-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By firemanbill

He sprinkled that with magic dust.

He sprinkled that with magic dust.
01-09-2021, 05:34 AM
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Views: 95
Posted By firemanbill

I have always been able to contact them, good...

I have always been able to contact them, good outfit.
01-08-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 427
Posted By firemanbill

I think anyone who has been using electrics for...

I think anyone who has been using electrics for any amount of time can relate! I have my fair share of "enlightening" moments. LOL
01-05-2021, 04:16 PM
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Views: 167
Posted By firemanbill

Pretty cool! keep it up!

Pretty cool! keep it up!
01-05-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 427
Posted By firemanbill

Fly it for a few minutes timing it with a...

Fly it for a few minutes timing it with a stopwatch or timer on your transmitter, land and check the battery, I never run mine below 30%. After a few flights you can get an idea of how long you can...
Forum: ParkFlyers
01-01-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By firemanbill

Tower and Horizon are pretty much one in the same...

Tower and Horizon are pretty much one in the same now. There are a lot of mom and pop type shops for kits if you are into building.
Forum: Beginners
12-31-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 500
Posted By firemanbill

hey there and welcome aboard! Good luck with your...

hey there and welcome aboard! Good luck with your project. Looking forward to hearing more about it.
12-28-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,012
Posted By firemanbill

I have certainly considered a laser cutter. Now...

I have certainly considered a laser cutter. Now that I am retired that may be in my future
12-28-2020, 02:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By firemanbill

Merry Christmas all. Have not been on in a few...

Merry Christmas all. Have not been on in a few days as all of my kids came in and we had a wonderful time. Major snow for us here in the south, very unusual to have a white Christmas so we just...
12-28-2020, 02:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,012
Posted By firemanbill

I learned a lesson recently similar to that....

I learned a lesson recently similar to that. Sailplane elevator servo froze up near the ground fortunately but had no pitch control so it nose in and busted several fuselage formers. Not on the plans...
Forum: Night Flying
12-21-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By firemanbill

Those are neat. Couple buddies of mine had them...

Those are neat. Couple buddies of mine had them and they looked like a hoot!

Have fun!!
Forum: Beginners
12-16-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By firemanbill

sounds like fun! welcome aboard!

sounds like fun! welcome aboard!
12-13-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,314
Posted By firemanbill

got my new year winter project in the other day....

got my new year winter project in the other day. Just have to finish my giant Skylark first.

This is the Diamond. The latest offering from Peter Goldsmith.
12-13-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 734
Posted By firemanbill

I like ultracote, especially the park lite stuff...

I like ultracote, especially the park lite stuff for gliders.. I use Monokote as well.

The biggest differences I encounter is that ultracote seems to be easier for me to work around corners and...
12-13-2020, 03:33 PM
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Views: 1,014,391
Posted By firemanbill

Welcome aboard Alan. I am a builder also. Just...

Welcome aboard Alan. I am a builder also. Just started building about three years ago and am finding I enjoy that aspect of this great hobby very much.
12-13-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,012
Posted By firemanbill

So we have our building table. What next? I like...

So we have our building table. What next? I like to have a good assortment of tools, proper lighting, and a tidy workspace to be able to find what I need.

What are the MUST HAVE tools for a...
12-11-2020, 04:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,914
Posted By firemanbill

I wouldn't go so far as to say I feel sorry for...

I wouldn't go so far as to say I feel sorry for them... they have made plenty of money through the years. I just hope they keep enough market share to stay afloat... heck at this point I hope pretty...
12-11-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,012
Posted By firemanbill

4 ft is pretty good, I was thinking they were...

4 ft is pretty good, I was thinking they were smaller than that. I may have to try that as I find the sheetrock is getting harder and harder to put pins in.
12-10-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,012
Posted By firemanbill

I have a 3'x5' bench with sheet metal on it and...

I have a 3'x5' bench with sheet metal on it and magnets. that way I can have more than one thing going at a time. I find the magnets and framing squares work well for the fuselage and other sub...
12-10-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,012
Posted By firemanbill

I use shetrock on top of a hollow core door to...

I use shetrock on top of a hollow core door to make sure it is flat.

What do you use underneath the tiles and how do you old the in place if you span more than one of them?
12-09-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,012
Posted By firemanbill

suggestions and tips for building kits

For all you scratch and kit builders out there what would you recommend to a potential first time BALSA builder?

I have built several now and it seems like I learn something new every time. Part...
12-03-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By firemanbill

I'd be curious how other folks do it as well. I...

I'd be curious how other folks do it as well. I think it would be fairly simple on a new build when everything is framed up and before covering. marking and securing in the blocks for either blind...
11-22-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By firemanbill

Miss the days of driving those crash trucks....

Miss the days of driving those crash trucks. Great memories and saw a lot of stuff!
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