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12-29-2016, 12:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,271
Posted By carpetbagger

HK is a no fly zone

As mentioned website is a pile of trash and ordering is sketchy. Oh yeah, and the demand to use paypal and the various fees pile up and make the purchase not so cheap.
Screw HK
02-19-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,606
Posted By carpetbagger

Stevens Aeromodel

WOW! Great Customer service. My last order had a packing error - I had ordered 3 PatchPaks and 4 2m rolls but got all PatchPaks. No prob, Bill from Stevens Aeromodel priority mailed me the 4 2m rolls...
02-15-2016, 01:56 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,785
Posted By carpetbagger

signed up

first day registration went online.
02-14-2016, 02:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,281
Posted By carpetbagger

Y'all need better garbage filters

Y'all need better garbage filters
01-19-2016, 02:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,403
Posted By carpetbagger

I use silk & dope or Esaki tissue on lightweight...

I use silk & dope or Esaki tissue on lightweight rigs.
Forum: Beginners
12-30-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,924
Posted By carpetbagger

control rod w/clevis etc

yes, the one you linked is fine. Browse Tower and you will find the set screw connectors but some folks fear them coming loose. On small planes I have used Z bends on both horn & servo and a V bend...
12-22-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,348
Posted By carpetbagger

Another problem I see is one must have a...

Another problem I see is one must have a "physical" address, a P.O. box or the like is no good. North Carolina had the same prob with new driver license regs and had to back off the physical addy...
Replies: 30
Views: 3,779
Posted By carpetbagger

Tactic 650

My first computer radio. I like it. Rx inexpensive and I have both single antenna and twin antenna Rx. Got my eye on the 850 and also the 8 channel Rx with end terminals. Other Txrigs, Futaba 4Yf and...
11-01-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,885
Posted By carpetbagger

I use Bob Smith epoxy also WEST resin for larger...

I use Bob Smith epoxy also WEST resin for larger jobs i.e. laminating doublers, glassing wing joints, and balsa sheeting foam core wings. Bob Smith in 15 and 30 minute for small jobs - I avoid any 5...
10-30-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By carpetbagger

Yeppers - putting together my order - been busy...

Yeppers - putting together my order - been busy settling in at my new pad and now it is time to restock > building season!
10-20-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,703
Posted By carpetbagger

parchment paper @ grocery store.

parchment paper @ grocery store.
Forum: Beginners
10-16-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By carpetbagger

91 pages

if the manual you have is less than 91 pages you got the short version - not uncommon.
Forum: Beginners
10-15-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By carpetbagger

try a manual

http://www.manualslib.com/manual/819505/Radiolink-At10.html
10-06-2015, 03:53 AM
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Views: 929
Posted By carpetbagger

dying silk

I use Dharma and Thai silk 5mm very light and dye it whatever color I want with Rit dye. Yes the hot dye bath no doubt preshrinks the silk - no problem. After several coats of dope on frame to be...
09-19-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,870
Posted By carpetbagger

HURC = HeadsUpRC ships fast & cheap $2. ...

HURC = HeadsUpRC ships fast & cheap $2.

http://www.headsuphobby.com/Folding-Propeller-Hub-for-317mm-Shaft-with-15-Spinner-G-175.htm

several spinner sizes and prop blades available
09-06-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,865
Posted By carpetbagger

no flying fer me . . .

OBX is tourist territory and this weekend is mob plus, so I'm hunkered down and busy building my "hanger" in my new place. Not as nice as firemanbill's, but it will work for me.

Been here three...
09-03-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,893
Posted By carpetbagger

E Max servos

I have lots of Emax servos get them from Heads Up Rc $2 shipping for a bunch of servos and stuff.
08-01-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,897
Posted By carpetbagger

1/32" wire

I get plastic tubing from Stevens Aeromodel and use !/32" music wire, just bend an L or Z in the end for hook up. If your pushrod route is curved quite a bit, .025 wire in the plastic tube works...
07-28-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,439
Posted By carpetbagger

I would have to draw plans unless they are happy...

I would have to draw plans unless they are happy working off sketches and full scale layouts on butcher paper or brown wrapping paper. Built full scale racing hydroplanes that way, works for models...
Forum: Beginners
07-28-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,772
Posted By carpetbagger

+1 jetplaneflyer - loss of battery = low voltage...

+1 jetplaneflyer - loss of battery = low voltage will cause throttle cut out and loss of signal will as well. Did you check batt Voltage? Did you range check?
07-10-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,309
Posted By carpetbagger

Thanks, folks. I have a 7 amp ESC with 5v 1 amp...

Thanks, folks. I have a 7 amp ESC with 5v 1 amp BEC, figure that should power a pair of itty-bitty analog servos. Small glider destined to be tossed off a beach dune for sloping.
07-10-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,309
Posted By carpetbagger

ESC with no motor connection

Question: Can I hook up an ESC to lipo & Rx without a motor connection? Thinking of using a small 2s lipo to power Rx & servos in a chuck glider w/o motor.
07-09-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,110
Posted By carpetbagger

See fhubar post above -cut oversize, drill center...

See fhubar post above -cut oversize, drill center hole, mount on bolt, chuck bolt in drill, pull trigger and grind it round. I would use my razor saw(Zona) to cut notches, cut sides break out tab...
Forum: Power Systems
07-08-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,201
Posted By carpetbagger

Lemme see - 230 grams is a shade over 8 ounces....

Lemme see - 230 grams is a shade over 8 ounces. Is that with motor & battery? Anyhow, general suggestion is 100 watts per pound (16 oz) so at 8 oz try 50 60 watts but if 8 oz is bare airframes don't...
06-26-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,360
Posted By carpetbagger

I have several APC props and haven't noticed a...

I have several APC props and haven't noticed a balance problem. All require balancing which I do, but usually a quick razor shave on the backside tip of the heavy blade does the trick.
06-25-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,897
Posted By carpetbagger

I use 1/32" music wire inside plastic tube from...

I use 1/32" music wire inside plastic tube from Stevens Aeromodel. If pushrod route is snaky .025 wire is better.

http://www.stevensaero.com/Plastic-Tubing/
06-22-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By carpetbagger

I have a B6 charger - works great and is quite...

I have a B6 charger - works great and is quite user friendly. As Nigel said - charge in "balance" mode.
06-14-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,441
Posted By carpetbagger

Yeah, so? Only reason I can think of to belay my...

Yeah, so? Only reason I can think of to belay my smartyass phone's GPS is to save the battery - it does chew up some power. My pappy (Navy pilot) was into rocket science so Big Bro was watching my...
06-03-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,127
Posted By carpetbagger

Is ESL different than altitude sensing electronic...

Is ESL different than altitude sensing electronic cutoff? I assume it is since a winch is required.
06-03-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,463
Posted By carpetbagger

Hmmm . . . Firefox but it doesn't seem slow....

Hmmm . . . Firefox but it doesn't seem slow. Maybe my antique brain is slow enough to compensate for slow downloads . . .
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