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Forum: 3D Printing
01-03-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,446
Posted By hillbille

Is this a dead thread? 3D printing of...

Is this a dead thread?

3D printing of "parts" for models has come a long way. I have made a few and some other things as well. Just curious if this is a subject of discussion on here any more?
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10-31-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,656
Posted By hillbille

Bill, I feel your pain bud. I suggest you look...

Bill, I feel your pain bud. I suggest you look into FastStone Photo Resizer - here:
http://www.faststone.org/

These people make several image handling programs - all FREE. The best part about...
06-24-2017, 02:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By hillbille

Easy call. ...

Easy call.

http://www.bakehead.com/2012_AIH_S_Vegas/Nuts_Sniper_XL/CN_SniperXL005.jpg

http://www.bakehead.com/2012_AIH_S_Vegas/Nuts_Sniper_XL/CN_SniperXL007.jpg
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03-09-2017, 02:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By hillbille

Yeah, I got started when I built a T-6 Texan. The...

Yeah, I got started when I built a T-6 Texan. The cowl was - POS - and I did this for it. I ended up making a bunch and sending them to a group of guys that were pylon racing them - and had destroyed...
03-09-2017, 01:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By hillbille

Way back when... I built one of these. I think...

Way back when... I built one of these. I think it is still buried up in the rafters of the garage. The cowl was a very thin piece of vac-u-formed plastic. I thought it very flimsy indeed.

So what...
01-12-2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,030
Posted By hillbille

Oh yeah - I forgot - if you are having a hard...

Oh yeah - I forgot - if you are having a hard time soldering the connectors back to back - use a short section of silicone wire and make a pigtail. Sometimes this is desirable anyway in cased where...
01-12-2017, 01:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,030
Posted By hillbille

It sounds to me like what you guys need to do is...

It sounds to me like what you guys need to do is make a "reverse" adapter - one that will plug in to a ESC and have an XT60 on it - in fact if it were me (and it is - several times over! LOL!!) I...
11-27-2016, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,792
Posted By hillbille

A member named Dave posted a fix for this (the...

A member named Dave posted a fix for this (the Dx6i elevon ) a few years back. I shamelessly copied it to a text file for my future use (I don't have much luck with searches on here). Here it is -
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08-15-2016, 03:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,399
Posted By hillbille

I'd like to plug for the Parkzone Spitfire model....

I'd like to plug for the Parkzone Spitfire model. It is a Mk. IX and flies very well.

http://www.bakehead.com/Calico_08_03_2013/Don_Spit_009.jpg
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12-16-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 15,139
Posted By hillbille

Seems to me that the FAA "ruling" is contrary to...

Seems to me that the FAA "ruling" is contrary to the federal law passed by Congress and should be challenged ASAP in Federal Court - by the AMA - at least asking for an injunction preventing...
12-15-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 15,139
Posted By hillbille

Hmmmm. I am curious as to whether or not the...

Hmmmm. I am curious as to whether or not the membership of the AMA as a general whole is comfortable with the leadership volunteering to give over their personal information - not complying with a...
12-14-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 15,139
Posted By hillbille

1. The FAA is merely assembling a list of...

1. The FAA is merely assembling a list of "pilots" that own, construct or purchase UAS.

2. The registration fees will rise as the required manpower needed to enforce and administrate these...
09-16-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,954
Posted By hillbille

I used the Parkzone ones too, but found they...

I used the Parkzone ones too, but found they tended to separate. I liked the GWS three blade props for the "stock" motor. Performance diminishes slightly, but the looks are very rewarding.
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08-23-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,366
Posted By hillbille

Perhaps a good solution - and quite simple too,...

Perhaps a good solution - and quite simple too, would be to invest in an ESC that already incorporates the feature you demand. I realize it is not a "radio" function per se', but it is a motor cut...
Replies: 20
Views: 8,513
Posted By hillbille

This is very similar (although implemented...

This is very similar (although implemented differently) to Spektrums model match in that no other model or receiver will respond to the inputs of the radio other than the specific one "selected" in...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,638
Posted By hillbille

The Taranis (as almost every single radio offered...

The Taranis (as almost every single radio offered today) does have a learning curve. Although once you have a grasp on just a few lessons they can be applied ro almost every other application you...
Forum: Multi-Rotors
05-17-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,615
Posted By hillbille

The "board" is powered up when you connect it to...

The "board" is powered up when you connect it to the PC - right?

What I mean is that the USB connector does have 5v, but it does not supply power to the board, you must do that (usually) with an...
Forum: Multi-Rotors
05-04-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,513
Posted By hillbille

I'm talking total replacement of course - down...

I'm talking total replacement of course - down the road (Gee - hope not!)

Not being a wise guy - but - since I also have a Blade 350 - it's my plan of action if anything happens to mine! LOL!!
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Forum: Multi-Rotors
05-04-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,513
Posted By hillbille

My buddy here has built several 450 quads - and...

My buddy here has built several 450 quads - and uses these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/381032104228?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

and swears by them. 4 motors for...
Forum: Multi-Rotors
05-03-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,513
Posted By hillbille

I think trying to repair the one motor is a good...

I think trying to repair the one motor is a good idea - and your description of the wiring makes me think the internal control board is set specifically for this type motor/wiring setup.

Makes me...
Forum: Multi-Rotors
05-03-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,513
Posted By hillbille

LOL!! I should have added "allegedly" and...

LOL!! I should have added "allegedly" and supposedly" in several places in my last post!!

Hillbille
Forum: Multi-Rotors
05-03-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,513
Posted By hillbille

Another thing is - if you are going to get parts...

Another thing is - if you are going to get parts - no matter the source - they must be matching parts. By that what I mean is - the motor that has the pulled wire - is it a CW motor? Or is it a CCW...
Forum: SEFF 2015
04-29-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,056
Posted By hillbille

I see you got one photo of fellow Tennessee'an...

I see you got one photo of fellow Tennessee'an John Morgan! LOL!!

Nice job on coverage - takes a lot out of you to go all over the place and take photos - full time job! LOL!! Really appreciated!...
04-20-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,254
Posted By hillbille

Well I guess I'm old school DIY type. For me a...

Well I guess I'm old school DIY type. For me a discharger is a must because the weather changes a lot here in the desert and winds come up pretty unexpectedly all the time - ruining flying. If I have...
03-26-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 998
Posted By hillbille

I would add - unless you have some experience...

I would add - unless you have some experience with electric's (and from your posts it does not seem so to me - but I could be wrong), please don't be too casual about "running her up" inside....
03-09-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By hillbille

Yes - I hadn't thought of that - would make a...

Yes - I hadn't thought of that - would make a monkey out of me pretty easily!! LOL!!

I only thought of the jet - and not at all of the F4F Wildcat and it's variants.

We modelers have so many...
03-09-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By hillbille

This is an old shot of Andy's F4F at Las Vegas...

This is an old shot of Andy's F4F at Las Vegas (Used to be the SuperFly - then renamed to Ace In The Hole - but unknown if it will continue next year).
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03-07-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By hillbille

Actually - motors - electric motors as we use...

Actually - motors - electric motors as we use them have adapters for props. Almost exclusively - every prop adapter - either bolt on or press on are threaded the same. In normal tractor configuration...
Forum: UAV / FPV
02-18-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,612
Posted By hillbille

I don't think "we" in the hobby RC community have...

I don't think "we" in the hobby RC community have a great deal to worry about - at least not yet.

When "we" advance to the stage of being able to hover at several hundred feet altitude, zoom in...
Forum: Multi-Rotors
02-17-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,930
Posted By hillbille

LOL!! So many things that can be/go wrong! LOL!! ...

LOL!! So many things that can be/go wrong! LOL!!

I have a friend that got into the multi's and has built several (more than 4) and uses the naza's. He had wuite a bit of trouble at first and it...
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