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Forum: 3D Flying
06-25-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 49,397
Posted By shotgunsmitty

Oh, man, I hate to hear that! I have one built...

Oh, man, I hate to hear that! I have one built that I have to put a receiver in and maiden.

I also made a mod to the landing gear. You know how on a hard landing the landing gear will rip the...
Forum: Power Systems
05-21-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,588
Posted By shotgunsmitty

So what are you going to do with the smoked motor?

So what are you going to do with the smoked motor?
05-21-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,862
Posted By shotgunsmitty

I've peeled that stuff before and used alcohol to...

I've peeled that stuff before and used alcohol to help. I've found that indeed, there is another layer of stuff underneath it...and on both sides...the stuff I have, anyway.

I soak it a few...
Forum: Power Systems
05-12-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,964
Posted By shotgunsmitty

Excellent input here folks. I've been following...

Excellent input here folks. I've been following this thread intently. Alienx, great post.

Mostly I fly foamies with brushless outrunners. I tend to use APC props and they've performed well with...
Forum: Power Systems
05-07-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,964
Posted By shotgunsmitty

Okay, but why? So GWS (Slow Fly) props are...

Okay, but why? So GWS (Slow Fly) props are designed for slower flight at lower RPMs at the cost of higher amp draw?

And APC props are geared more toward..."regular" flying? What are they...
05-07-2009, 06:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,769
Posted By shotgunsmitty

This is the first time I've read this thread,...

This is the first time I've read this thread, too.

I don't know any of the planes you mentioned so I can't really comment on them either.
03-28-2009, 01:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,417
Posted By shotgunsmitty

Really? Why haven't you rewound it yet? Send...

Really? Why haven't you rewound it yet?
Send it my way!
03-28-2009, 01:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,417
Posted By shotgunsmitty

So the magnetic fields could be offset enough to...

So the magnetic fields could be offset enough to cause vibration due to 2/3 of the windings having slightly more winds.

Well, I'll definitely take readings with my wattsup and report my findings...
03-27-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,417
Posted By shotgunsmitty

What happens if you do this when winding?

I have a good old 24-08 bell motor....Towerpro, brushless outrunner, you know the one. It's a good workhorse, a budget motor.

I've rewound with two strands of 30awg wire and had a great running...
03-27-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,890
Posted By shotgunsmitty

I've rewound several budget motors with pretty...

I've rewound several budget motors with pretty good success and stable performance.

I have one on my desk right now that I'm going to ask a silly question about...
03-23-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 118,158
Posted By shotgunsmitty

Chellie, all I can say is wow...It's looking good...

Chellie, all I can say is wow...It's looking good and we're all patiently awaiting your maiden!
02-27-2009, 12:21 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 118,158
Posted By shotgunsmitty

No slopes around here (mountains mountains...

No slopes around here (mountains mountains mountains) but I do have one (Dynaflite Skeeter, extended wings, built up tail) glider that I high start out on the tidal flats and another glider...
Forum: Foamies
02-26-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,514
Posted By shotgunsmitty

Cool! I never thought of that. We only have a...

Cool! I never thought of that. We only have a handful of pilots here, unfortunately. But we still get together and talk building and flying. Seems we all have our different "specialites", one guy...
02-26-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 118,158
Posted By shotgunsmitty

Daryl, no kidding! We have a fresh inch of snow...

Daryl, no kidding! We have a fresh inch of snow on the ground here and everyone is saying how nice and warm it is!

You might be an Alaskan if....
Forum: Foamies
02-25-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,514
Posted By shotgunsmitty

Yeah, I know what you mean, darylm44. The only...

Yeah, I know what you mean, darylm44. The only time it gets that cold here is with the wind chill, and you can't fly in 70mph gusts...well, you can't fly my flatties or my glider...if you ever want...
02-24-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 118,158
Posted By shotgunsmitty

Awesome build! Lookin' good!

Awesome build! Lookin' good!
02-24-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 46,863
Posted By shotgunsmitty

But the bottom line is that the desired result is...

But the bottom line is that the desired result is achieved...the plane takes off.
02-24-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 46,863
Posted By shotgunsmitty

aero_k, I do believe that is exactly what the...

aero_k, I do believe that is exactly what the antis are saying. I wish that they would just change it to say that if the plane were on skis, and the treadmill provided low enough friction for the...
Forum: Humor
10-16-2008, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,621
Posted By shotgunsmitty

55 mpg? I wonder when the hybrids are due out?

55 mpg? I wonder when the hybrids are due out?
Forum: Humor
10-02-2008, 11:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,480
Posted By shotgunsmitty

Plus, did you see the lady that was downplaying? ...

Plus, did you see the lady that was downplaying? I mean, geez, I'm prettier than she is. I think it's just a case of the fox and the grapes...
Forum: Humor
10-02-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,480
Posted By shotgunsmitty

Okay...things to do....places to visit.... ...

Okay...things to do....places to visit....

Tempe, Arizona.
Double bypass at Heart Attack Grill....

Yup, that should fill my schedule for a day or so.
Forum: Humor
10-01-2008, 01:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,199
Posted By shotgunsmitty

Oh yeah...and working in Skagway, we get a coupla...

Oh yeah...and working in Skagway, we get a coupla hundred thousand tourists a year (our season just ended Saturday).

Some questions:

What time does the 8:30 train leave?

(At the counter...
Forum: 3D Flying
07-08-2008, 12:26 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 49,397
Posted By shotgunsmitty

Flew mine a few days ago, too. Once you get her...

Flew mine a few days ago, too. Once you get her trimmed up, she flies straight and level, better than an arrow!
Forum: Humor
06-27-2008, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,570
Posted By shotgunsmitty

I don't know if that's funny or not...I'll reread...

I don't know if that's funny or not...I'll reread it after I take out the trash....
06-20-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,016
Posted By shotgunsmitty

I hope so. I've been ordering from Hobby...

I hope so.

I've been ordering from Hobby City since it takes less time than Tower has for my last two orders.

But I do need some Towerkote still...maybe I'll try again....sigh....
06-11-2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,016
Posted By shotgunsmitty

Are any of you on the prepaid shipping plan that...

Are any of you on the prepaid shipping plan that they have or do you pay for shipping when you order? I was thinking that to cut costs they probably take everyone that's on the shipping deal and...
06-10-2008, 11:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,016
Posted By shotgunsmitty

Yeah, it's almost like they're abandoning the...

Yeah, it's almost like they're abandoning the customers that are on the shipping program. I mean, you "pay" for "free" shipping, but then they pin it on a bulletin board and see if anyone is going...
Forum: Beginners
06-09-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,317
Posted By shotgunsmitty

I agree, don't quit before you've started. Get...

I agree, don't quit before you've started. Get together with those two and you'll be up and running before you know it.
06-09-2008, 06:26 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,134
Posted By shotgunsmitty

That's exactly right! Kicking the dead...

That's exactly right!

Kicking the dead horse again, there I go.
06-09-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,164
Posted By shotgunsmitty

Thanks. I'm waiting for the wind to go away so...

Thanks. I'm waiting for the wind to go away so that I can trim her out with a few hand launches, but ultimately, with the lighter tail and the extended wings, I hope she'll thermal.
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