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Old 06-16-2008, 10:39 PM
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Hey guys!

One of our own WattFlyer members (Tyler Cooper) lost his Aerobird last week, and doesn't have the money to get back into the hobby.

KingCrash had generously dontated a Slow Stick, Hitec Neon transmitter, and 2 HS-55 servos.

I'm going to see what I have laying around that I can send him. I'm sure I have a brushed ESC, and maybe even a receiver (Hey KingCrash -- what channel is the transmitter?!)...

We are looking for volunteers to help with all the other needs -- mainly a battery and charger, at the moment... But anything else you can think of that we've missed, would be greatly appreciated.

Please -- let's start discussing this. I recommend we send everything to KingCrash, since he started this thing -- KingCrash can then forward everything to Tyler Cooper)...
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:48 PM
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I just posted a cheap balancing lipo charger for sale that I'll donate if it will help.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35811
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
I just posted a cheap balancing lipo charger for sale that I'll donate if it will help.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35811
Heck yeah, man! That looks perfect! Thank you!

Now, all we need is a 3s LiPo, receiver (I think I have this, sans the crystal), and ESC (I think I have this).
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:21 PM
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Just let me know where to send it.
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Lieutenant Loughead View Post
Hey guys!

One of our own WattFlyer members (Tyler Cooper) lost his Aerobird last week, and doesn't have the money to get back into the hobby.

KingCrash had generously dontated a Slow Stick, Hitec Neon transmitter, and 2 HS-55 servos.

I'm going to see what I have laying around that I can send him. I'm sure I have a brushed ESC, and maybe even a receiver (Hey KingCrash -- what channel is the transmitter?!)...

We are looking for volunteers to help with all the other needs -- mainly a battery and charger, at the moment... But anything else you can think of that we've missed, would be greatly appreciated.

Please -- let's start discussing this. I recommend we send everything to KingCrash, since he started this thing -- KingCrash can then forward everything to Tyler Cooper)...
It's on 38. RX comes with the package, so on the way is a TX, RX, Servos and the Slow Stick.

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Old 06-17-2008, 01:19 AM
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Cool.
We're rolling fellas. In a few short posts we have:
Hitec Neon - channel 38
micro -05s receiver chanel 38
2 hs55's (it's all in the tx package)
GWS Slow Stick, 400BB
ESC
Lipo charger


All we need now is a battery to go with it.

Party on, fellow Wattflyers

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Old 06-17-2008, 02:04 AM
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What size 3s? Would a Park 370 power it? I could donate one and a 12a speed controller.

edit** how about a 3S 900mah?
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Old 06-17-2008, 02:11 AM
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I am at such a loss for words. I tend to be a masculine man, you know, I watch cage fights, disciple young men, and love competition. Needless to say, I don't shed tears. However, the generosity that has been displayed from all of you, has broken me down. You guys will never know the effect that this gift has had on me. I wish I could articulate my appreciation in a way that would help you understand how blessed I feel. But there isn't words for it. The way I want to pass on my appreciation is by passing along this wonderful gift to another WF in need. As time presents it self and I have the resources I pray that I can be just another step in this wonderful movement. From the bottom of my heart, please know that I truly appreciate what all of you have done.

Additionally, the generosity has also had its effect on my wife. She is also amazed and grateful. She has also started showing a serious interest in my hobby and she is planing on learning to fly. As I stated before, you will never know the short and long term effects this has had on my family.

Thanks you SO much!
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Old 06-17-2008, 02:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike Parsons View Post
What size 3s? Would a Park 370 power it? I could donate one and a 12a speed controller.

edit** how about a 3S 900mah?
Excellent! Mike, I'll PM you where to send it and we'll get it off to Tyler.

Now we have:
Transmitter
Servos
Receiver
Battery
Plane Kit (with motor)
Charger


I think that about covers it.

Great job Guys

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Old 06-17-2008, 02:51 AM
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Coop,
You get this stuck in a tree on day one and you're on your own with the lucky lady

Seriously,
Enjoy. As stuff arrives or I get confirmation of being direct mailed to you, I'll let you know.

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Old 06-17-2008, 04:09 AM
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Wow lotsa good people here on wattflyer (i was helped out pretty much in the same way)

lotsa good folks here.
your a lucky guy lol(except for the crash)
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:46 AM
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I have a Multiplex X-08 Brushed ESC that has never been used... do we still need that? Is it too small? I have a box-o-motors too - I have two brushed motor/gearbox setups from the Formosa kit. I'm never going to use this stuff... if you want it I'll ship it.
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Old 06-17-2008, 05:39 AM
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Thanks everyone for chipping in and showing Tyler what the people behind the screen are all about. You guys Rock!

Jasmine, Lieutenant Loughead has the ESC covered, but thank you for the offer.

We now have everything to get Tyler back in the air.

Way to go Guys!

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Old 06-17-2008, 05:54 AM
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No problem I was just a little late - I went out to fly tonight and somehow I took a plane with no receiver - so that was an hour and a gallon of gas wasted

I've got a huge box of give-aways here - mostly brand-new stuff. Maybe I'll throw it all in a box and leave it at the club field or something.
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Old 06-17-2008, 06:22 AM
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Does he need any supplies like 5 min epoxy or exacto knifes...blah blah? let me know,
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Old 06-17-2008, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by TylerJCooper View Post
..I am at such a loss for words.... the generosity that has been displayed from all of you, has broken me down...
Well, Dont calm up just yet.. nor break down..

now we are allll gonna want to see a
a Build thread,
a Maiden thread,
an Upgrade thread,
a Repair thread...

and later an AP/AV contest entry...

no no no pal.. it dont end here!!

Do we still need stuff? Im sure I can get something on order!
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Old 06-17-2008, 07:38 AM
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All will be posted from here. I guess what gets me worked up, was that I was going to start saving for a SS because I would love to get into AP/AV. As for things needed. It appears that I have everything. To be honest, when it comes to ESC, brushless motor, batteries, and charges I am at a lost. I have just been trying read as much as I can, but all the numbers confuse me a little. Right now my workshop consists of a few exacto knives and a LOT of tape. I have a PZ P-51 that I got with my stimulus check, but after didn't realize it was a little out of my league. I am sure I have all I need to get into that air and the rest I can save up while I learn the best route to go. I am REALLY interested in building my own birds and getting out of RTF. What kind of glue is the best for that? I have been gluing things with Elmers wood glue and super glue.

PS. I think the order will be:

Build Thread
Maiden Thread
Then, repair Thread
Hopefully upgrade Thread
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Old 06-17-2008, 08:58 AM
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I don't need any stuff but what amazes me is your wife is so moved she's gonna learn to fly. LOL You are really lucky there. I wish I could just get mine to come watch. Maybe a fun fly BBq we're planning will get her to watch but thats still along way from trying it. Have fun with your new set up. Hey on a tight budget Elmers wood glue is inexpensive and dries a little faster than white Elmers. Gorilla Glue is the next best choice its $6 for a 4 oz bottle but it dries in about 1hour.5 min. epoxy is about $10. And most expensive is foam safe C A and kicker thats about $17. Don't use Super Glue on your Slo Stick wing it will melt it.
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Old 06-17-2008, 12:24 PM
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hot glue works fine for foam scratchbuilds...
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:01 PM
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I will have to get some pictures of the wifey on her maiden voyage. Thanks for the glue wisdom. This is also the second time that I heard hot glue works well. My brain is starting to turn. Thanks Guys!
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:35 PM
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Agreed -- my two favorite adhesives are:
  • Gorilla Glue
  • COLD MELT Hot Glue (do NOT use HOT MELT Hot Glue, as it will melt the foam!)
I've never been impressed with foam safe CA -- though I'm in the middle of a build, and the foam safe CA is working very well (for the first time). Still, I prefer cold melt hot glue and Gorilla Glue.

I wasn't feeling very well yesterday afternoon, and went to bed early -- I totally forgot to look for that ESC. I will be sure to look for it tonight.

Jasmine -- don't leave the group just yet, as your ESC may still be needed! :o
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Lieutenant Loughead View Post
Agreed -- my two favorite adhesives are:
  • Gorilla Glue
  • COLD MELT Hot Glue (do NOT use HOT MELT Hot Glue, as it will melt the foam!)
I've never been impressed with foam safe CA -- though I'm in the middle of a build, and the foam safe CA is working very well (for the first time). Still, I prefer cold melt hot glue and Gorilla Glue.

I wasn't feeling very well yesterday afternoon, and went to bed early -- I totally forgot to look for that ESC. I will be sure to look for it tonight.

Jasmine -- don't leave the group just yet, as your ESC may still be needed! :o
What is cold melt hot glue? Are you talking about low temp?
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
What is cold melt hot glue? Are you talking about low temp?
Yes -- "Low Temp" hot glue is another name for "Cold Melt" hot glue.

It's all about marketing.

I think you saw my maiden flight of my flat foamy P-38... That flat foamy P-38 (and my flat foamy Zero) was built with cold melt hot glue. It really does work very well!
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:54 PM
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Cold melt hot glue just seems like an oxymoron.
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:34 PM
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Well,
Not so hot glue wouldn't sell very well

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