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06-01-2007, 04:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,911
Posted By TeslaWinger

My first fully complete and flying model was a...

My first fully complete and flying model was a Guillows Nieuport 17 rubber powered stick kit. It was FreeFlight and after all those tries and failures, looked pretty dang good to a 10 yr old who had...
05-31-2007, 08:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,158
Posted By TeslaWinger

It really is a unique experience, isn't it? It...

It really is a unique experience, isn't it? It just takes it one step further- to be able to fly it as if you were in it, which is my favorite form of expression, and also record the flight for later...
05-30-2007, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,646
Posted By TeslaWinger

I gotta go with an EPP wing as the best possible...

I gotta go with an EPP wing as the best possible trainer also! I have never flown anything like it! Even after many crashes you get to keep flying it!

A Speed 400 with a Gunther spoon prop does...
05-29-2007, 02:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,146
Posted By TeslaWinger

Yeah, it's a pain to use the battery under the...

Yeah, it's a pain to use the battery under the hood. Aside from wiring up a ciggy lighter adapter you'll need a 12 Volt Power Supply.

I have a 3 Amp Power Supply from Radio Shack that cost $30....
05-25-2007, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,218
Posted By TeslaWinger

Thanks, Don! Y'know in BINGO where ya get that...

Thanks, Don! Y'know in BINGO where ya get that FREE SPOT?
This was mine! :D

Yeah, Pete! After trying to miss them all these years it was a miracle I had enough control to hit the dang thing! It...
05-25-2007, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,218
Posted By TeslaWinger

Close call!!! Saved by a tree!

It was my first Friday off in years- so what to do? Go morning flying, of course!

My big Bird of Time E conversion has become my trusty everyday glider so I set it up as I usually do; Checked the...
05-25-2007, 05:14 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,840
Posted By TeslaWinger

If you're going to GA- better go quick! Half of...

If you're going to GA- better go quick! Half of it is on fire! The smoke in Atlanta was outrageous- they showed it on CNN the other day. Here near the NC border the haze and smell of smoke was...
05-25-2007, 04:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,624
Posted By TeslaWinger

With a bit of serendipity those tip vortices...

With a bit of serendipity those tip vortices coming off the prop at Vbsd (better slow down!!!) might warn the deer and have 'em scoot out of your way!... but there goes dinner!

TW
Forum: Power Systems
05-25-2007, 04:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,907
Posted By TeslaWinger

How do you think these guys got so knowledgeable?...

How do you think these guys got so knowledgeable?
By making (and paying for) every mistake in the book!
The definition of Experience
"EXPERIENCE is what you got- when you didn't get what you...
05-25-2007, 04:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,450
Posted By TeslaWinger

Practically everything Mel Brooks has done is...

Practically everything Mel Brooks has done is awesome! He's a comic genius! Space Balls was a great Star Wars spoof. Favorite line:
"I'm a Mog! Half Man, half Dog, I'm my own best friend!" :D
...
Forum: Beginners
05-25-2007, 04:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,869
Posted By TeslaWinger

Set the kids up on the FMS. If they can fly the...

Set the kids up on the FMS. If they can fly the pixel plane on there then they stand a far better chance of setting it back down for real!

I recently had 2 new pilots show up while I was flying...
Forum: Power Systems
05-25-2007, 04:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,907
Posted By TeslaWinger

If you forget this rule- you will be reminded! ...

If you forget this rule- you will be reminded!
PS: They have half the money too! :D
05-25-2007, 03:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,911
Posted By TeslaWinger

Stags, if you mean a very small plastic model,...

Stags, if you mean a very small plastic model, probably not. The airfoils needed for a tiny plane are different than the ones based on a full size plane and they would be far too heavy for their...
05-25-2007, 03:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,450
Posted By TeslaWinger

Not nearly as old as METROPOLIS! Now THERE was...

Not nearly as old as METROPOLIS! Now THERE was the original Sci-Fi! Nearly a century ago! Back when Special Effects were... not so special! :D

Remember THE BLOB? My brother and I were so scared we...
05-25-2007, 03:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,147
Posted By TeslaWinger

Until then we will have to settle for WATTFLYER...

Until then we will have to settle for WATTFLYER UNANIMOUS! :D

BEEP! Time to fly!
05-25-2007, 03:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,450
Posted By TeslaWinger

I'm as shameless a Trekker as any movie geek- but...

I'm as shameless a Trekker as any movie geek- but 'Suspending One's Disbelief' was almost painful at times! The best of the fleet was:
"The Wrath of Rod Stewart"... or Khan. He looked so much like...
05-23-2007, 04:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,450
Posted By TeslaWinger

Now ya done it! 2001 A Space Odyssey- 7 yrs...

Now ya done it!

2001 A Space Odyssey- 7 yrs to make this one! A real classic!

Forbidden Planet- A 50's SciFi classic that started a trend!

Mars Attacks! Gotta love the theramin sound...
05-23-2007, 02:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,581
Posted By TeslaWinger

I'll be taking a trip to the Great Smokie...

I'll be taking a trip to the Great Smokie Mountains soon, RIV! Will post some goodies next week! Thanx for the inspiration!
Forum: Beginners
05-23-2007, 02:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,799
Posted By TeslaWinger

LOL! :D Forget putting your name in the plane-...

LOL! :D Forget putting your name in the plane- just don't forget that strip of bacon!!! :D
05-23-2007, 02:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,197
Posted By TeslaWinger

You GOT THAT RIGHT! We were parasailing over land...

You GOT THAT RIGHT! We were parasailing over land yrs ago, truck towing a Paracommander, and I had not considered the anatomical ramifications of getting the leg straps wrong! YOW! Longest flight of...
05-21-2007, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,197
Posted By TeslaWinger

Thanx for the peek, Dave! Remember the one about...

Thanx for the peek, Dave! Remember the one about the Airborne who was asked how many times he had jumped and he said, "NONE! I was PUSHED!!!"

Those smuggled cameras sure have caused a ruckus-...
05-21-2007, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 884
Posted By TeslaWinger

Hi, E! Try using the SEARCH function at the top...

Hi, E! Try using the SEARCH function at the top of the page. Type in

MAGPIE AP

It'll show you all the others and their setups- both planes and equipment. It's a good ship and just what you...
05-21-2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By TeslaWinger

Oh nooo! She broke the prop? THAT's serious...

Oh nooo! She broke the prop? THAT's serious stuff! Sounds like makings of a beautiful relationship! You are wise beyond your years! What's your ROTC specialty- Psyops? :D
Forum: Beginners
05-21-2007, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,102
Posted By TeslaWinger

Like the barker at the circus says: "Ladies,...

Like the barker at the circus says: "Ladies, gentlemen and children of all ages!!!" Yep! That's us! :D

I went thru a lot of planes way back when, before I got to keep one beyond the first few...
05-20-2007, 12:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,410
Posted By TeslaWinger

Having had a fire in the home- no, it was not...

Having had a fire in the home- no, it was not lipo related- the prevailing wisdom remains- use a SMOKE DETECTOR- and BE PREPARED.

They cost 5 bux these days and if you put it directly over any...
Forum: Beginners
05-19-2007, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,511
Posted By TeslaWinger

Hi, COMP. I ran across that one when I got my...

Hi, COMP. I ran across that one when I got my first Outrunner. Anyway the physical differences between Inrunners and Outrunners is reflected in these settings.

I had used an Inrunner ESC...
Forum: Humor
05-19-2007, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 826
Posted By TeslaWinger

Dear dad, My chin is all drool, my belly...

Dear dad,

My chin is all drool,
my belly has bile,
reading this crap,
sure made me smile!

You're the best uncle ever! :D:D
Forum: Beginners
05-19-2007, 08:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,799
Posted By TeslaWinger

Congrats, Mikey! There is never any guarantee of...

Congrats, Mikey! There is never any guarantee of finding ANYTHING once it's lost... something about the Charlie Brown Rule... :D

Still looking for the Ascent that was eaten by a continent sized...
05-18-2007, 10:46 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 13,338
Posted By TeslaWinger

Wow, guys! Figured we might have some birdlovers...

Wow, guys! Figured we might have some birdlovers here, so thanks for the thread, Rod.

Tom, you have the TOUCH, my friend! Animals sense our goodness (plants do too, but that's beyond the scope of...
05-18-2007, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,410
Posted By TeslaWinger

Welcome to Wattflyer, Dave! I like E power but...

Welcome to Wattflyer, Dave! I like E power but love sailplanes too- so I put a brushless motor on my BOT ARF and it's now my favorite plane. It's not quite as forgiving as a 2 meter ARF glider (it...
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