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Old 10-11-2018, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
Donny, you mention earlier that you thought people were burning out on this thread. I started looking this morning at the 5 forums I subscribe to. They are "Kit Building", "RC Scale Aircraft", "Scratch Building, Aircraft Design 3D/CAD", "Golden Age, Vintage and Antique RC", and "RC Warbirds and Warplanes".Of those 5 one had and update today, one was updated yesterday, one on 10/7 an two on 10/5. I am starting to think its RCU as a whole. From what I can see things aren't any better at RC Groups or RCMF (UK forum).
Yes I concur. Cold weather is on it's way and I bet you will see a uptick in activity.

I purchased three 680 KDS digital servos they look brand new but my searching showed they are from China and have been around for quite sometime for helicopters. the data shows them to be fast and strong, I want to use them in a plane, does anyone have any knowledge of these servos, being a bit aged makes no difference to me except parts availability. I have a lot of old servos that work just fine. ..........................................lemmeno.

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Old 10-11-2018, 06:33 AM
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What's this cold weather of which you speak?
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:35 AM
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Anything below 70 for Floridians! LOL
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:15 AM
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OK true confession here!

One of my major weaknesses ........... Finding out what's inside. Yeah, I love to try and fix everything. my wifes crock pot sparked it's guts out last night and sent me into my patch up mode we've had the thing close to forty years so my wife insisted we trash it. I want to tear it down. That said, look at the pic's here....................It won't upload, this is frustrating! It took forever but here it is. my old digital camera It malfunctioned and wouldn't focus Yep! I tore it down and to my amazement I found a treasure trove of goodies...switches- sensors-LCD screen- tiny little motor- lenses- and electronics far beyond my understanding. my imagination runs rampant everytime I look at it. the flash would make a mean strobe.

My shop is loaded with stuff like this, Computer hard drives send me up the walls the components are fantastic. I love to tinker with this stuff but my big drawback is I have very little knowledge of the electronics................HELP!
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:51 AM
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I will admit I have the same impulse. The doctor prescribed this so naturally after I finished the first one I took it a part!
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:27 AM
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I was an electronics airborne nav teck. in the USAF.Went to school at Keesler AFB 1963-1964. This new stuff totally baffles me.
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by BarracudaHockey View Post
What's this cold weather of which you speak?
The weather person is predicting a HIGH temperature of 41 for Sunday! It's too early for weather like that!
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:00 PM
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It was 42 this morning, and I think we hit 50, and it is 42 with a freeze warning right now.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:19 PM
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They are predicting snow this weekend for the panhandle of Oklahoma!
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:14 AM
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I odered two cables for the glow plugs of my Laser 150 V Twin from the French supplier Weymuller. These arrived promptly in a box measuring 22 x 16 x 12 cms or about 8.25" x 6" x 4.75."I can compost the box or use it to light the fire but what do I do with the Storopack?

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Old 10-12-2018, 04:23 AM
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Its like they pull the first box out of the bin regardless of size. I have seen this done by other online retailers. It give you an indication of how fast the order pickers have to work and how low they are paid.
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Old 10-12-2018, 05:31 AM
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I hang on to them, never know when you might need to ship something and want to pack it safe.
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Originally Posted by acdii View Post
I hang on to them, never know when you might need to ship something and want to pack it safe.
Same here except I have to thin them out when the wife starts to complain on the number. The city provide a nice big green recycling bin so I flatten them and drop them in. They list the items on you can dump into it on the top and cardboard is mentioned.
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The boxes I usually toss, but the air bags I find come in handy. I also use them in the shop, and work great when I want to scare the crap out of a kid or two (or wife) Hit them just right and they sound like a gun going off.
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Well if we see you with a black eye we'll know why!
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Never happen, very cautious to make sure no knives or cast iron pans are in hand when I do it. Besides, I found all I have to do is walk quietly into a room to scare the wife.
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:04 AM
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Smart man! Just don't get her too riled up. I remember what my father in-law use to say to kids. Sooner or later you are going to need to go to the bathroom. There is only one way in and one way out so when you go in I got you!
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:00 AM
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Just keep the bags until you get enough to Stuff a pillow case. ENJOY RED
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Originally Posted by BarracudaHockey View Post
Be sure to take in Graves RC if you have time to kill
Thanks for the suggestion. I drove up to Graves RC this morning. What a nice hobby shop. Reminds me of Orange Blossom Hobbies in Miami. They had everything. Graves is the same. They had some nice thick blocks of balsa. I didnít buy any balsa this time. Spent some cash there on other things. I got to see, first time, Real Flight simulator. Seems like a good to have item. I just use RC apps on my iPad for now. I donít think I have a capable PC for the simulator. I got enough glow fuel to last me a while. I will have to make Graves RC a must visit on my future Florida trips.


I-10 is now open both directions. I will make the drive home Sunday. There should be less traffic, maybe. Looking forward to that cool Texas weather. It will be great flying weather.

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Old 10-12-2018, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
I hope you brought something to fly!
I usually pack too much to try to haul a fragile airplane. Iím thinking of maybe a smaller electric Coroplast profile airplane to bring down. Saw what may have been a free plan for one. Will have to check it out. They can take a beating. My SPAD Debonair is still flying after a few mishaps. Thanks.
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Quote from a British aeromodelling website which says it all really.

I went to a local club's bring and buy last Thursday. I took a large box of engines with a whole range from .09 to .61, most in good condition and the largest proportion were OS. Not a single person even asked the price of any of them, though I sold a box of carbs for a fiver,( £5 Sterling or 5.69€ or $6.58 US,) and I sold a nice Freebird that I built from an RCM&E plan with an OS10FSR motor for £8 ( you can work it out!). That was the only offer I had on any of my 8 planes that had IC motors - most of them RTF with servos, receivers (35mHz) and batteries. All the planes that I saw guys walking out with were electric, and I bought a couple myself.
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Old 10-14-2018, 09:50 AM
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I have one of these that I can pack along if I happen to be staying somewhere where I might have a chance to fly.

https://www.horizonhobby.com/product...-basic-efl4750
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Just the briefest note to inform you all that according to RC Groups and Model Flying, Peter Rake has died. Peter was famous for designing small electric powered scale models. https://www.modelflying.co.uk/forums...08&p=1#PostTop
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Originally Posted by Telemaster Sales UK View Post
Quote from a British aeromodelling website which says it all really.

I went to a local club's bring and buy last Thursday. I took a large box of engines with a whole range from .09 to .61, most in good condition and the largest proportion were OS. Not a single person even asked the price of any of them, though I sold a box of carbs for a fiver,( £5 Sterling or 5.69Ä or $6.58 US,) and I sold a nice Freebird that I built from an RCM&E plan with an OS10FSR motor for £8 ( you can work it out!). That was the only offer I had on any of my 8 planes that had IC motors - most of them RTF with servos, receivers (35mHz) and batteries. All the planes that I saw guys walking out with were electric, and I bought a couple myself.
I would offer to dispose of the box of engines for you but probably neither of us could afford the postage!
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
I would offer to dispose of the box of engines for you but probably neither of us could afford the postage!
The engines don't belong to me but to another British aeromodeller who posted on the Model Flying website.

Having said that I got rid of five two strokes to a young man who has just joined the club. By that I mean that he is young compared to me, he's thirty-two, a father and a former Legionaire. I gave him a Merco 35 because I could not get it to run satisfactorily. I charged him 40Ä (£35.25 Sterling or $46.36 US,) for a 25cc Super Tigre with a Super Quiet exhaust and let him have a K&B 65 Sportster and a Super Tigre 40 for two bottles of Beaujolais Villages. Sound engines but that's all they're worth these days!

I actually received three bottles of Beaujolais Vilages because he was late in getting them to me.
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