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02-28-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,578
Posted By piper_chuck

RE: Unseizing nitro engine

Iuse the method you describe to loosen the engine. While it's hot I use alcohol (rubbing, denatured, etc)to remove the gummed up castor. I pour the alcohol in the carb and exhaust ports, turn the...
Forum: The Clubhouse
02-06-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,210
Posted By piper_chuck

RE: How to You fly, after fighting with wife

Jealous of what you don't get to do?http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/js/fckeditor/editor/images/smiley/msn/wink_smile.gif
Forum: The Clubhouse
02-06-2012, 03:32 AM
Forum: The Clubhouse
02-06-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,210
Posted By piper_chuck

RE: How to You fly, after fighting with wife

There are limits to what is acceptable in a marriage. IMO, ntentional destruction of a spouse's personal property crosses the line. This type of abusive behaviour is likely to spill over to other...
02-01-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,842
Posted By piper_chuck

RE: working age of Ni-Mh

Icycle nimhs a couple times a year. It's not for memory issues, but as a way to monitor the charge holding capability of each battery.
Forum: The Clubhouse
01-29-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,042
Posted By piper_chuck

RE: Interesting aircraft non-flight items you have.....

I have an SR-71 poster signed by 20+ pilots. We got it one time while visiting Pima. My wife and I were sitting at the counter at the snack bar having hot chocolate. A guy sat down next to us and...
Forum: Kit Building
01-25-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,274
Posted By piper_chuck

RE: KIT vs RTF Cost Analysis

Personally, Idon't care whether a person does or does not "associate non-flying time with an hourly rate", but Ican understand why they do it. Ialso don't feel the need to tell someone whether they...
Forum: Kit Building
01-25-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,274
Posted By piper_chuck

RE: KIT vs RTF Cost Analysis

It makes perfect sense to do so if the part of the hobby you enjoy is flying rather than building.
01-24-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,432
Posted By piper_chuck

RE: What is with Marketplace engine prices?

Not always. Isold a several things over the last 6 months or so. While Iwas doing so Iregularly got low ball offers via email or formal offers when I forgot to turn on the low ball shield. Ireplied...
01-18-2012, 03:36 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,214
Posted By piper_chuck

RE: Those pesky paypal fees

Yes, they protect the buyer and themselves. They also protect sellers, but sometimes it seems like buyers get better protection than sellers. From a business perspective, it's natural for them to...
01-17-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,214
Posted By piper_chuck

RE: Those pesky paypal fees

The withdrawl limit is for unverified accounts. Lifting the limit by verifying the account is simple.
01-17-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,214
Posted By piper_chuck

RE: Those pesky paypal fees

I'm amazed this thought took so long to show up in the thread. http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/js/fckeditor/editor/images/smiley/msn/wink_smile.gif
01-17-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,214
Posted By piper_chuck

RE: Those pesky paypal fees

Itransfer money to my wife's account every month, no fee. It probably comes as no surprise to anyone here that it's a one way transfer, money never flows the other way....
01-16-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,214
Posted By piper_chuck

RE: Those pesky paypal fees

The few times I've had discussions with merchants about credit transactions, Iwas led to beleive the fee was way less than the range you listed. One time Ioffered to pay cash instead of credit at a...
01-16-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,214
Posted By piper_chuck

RE: Those pesky paypal fees

I'm not crazy about many of the eBay changes over the last few years. Isuspect eBay started charging the final value fee on shipping because far too many sellers were avoiding the fee by charging...
Forum: The Clubhouse
01-15-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By piper_chuck

RE: Need 3/16

Found a single arm one at Tower, but it's discontinued. A quick search on google revealed one at ebay. Search for Fults <font size="-1">RF187.</font>
Forum: Beginners
01-13-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By piper_chuck

RE: Deals on RC

Tower's scratch and dent sometimes has good deals. eBay also occasionally has bargains, but it requires frequent monitoring, knowing what's a good price, and being able to put in your bid within...
01-11-2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,960
Posted By piper_chuck

RE: Hit on plane

Futaba says that about many of their components. There is a lingering (mis)perception that nimh batteries can't supply enough current.
Forum: Glow Engines
01-10-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,349
Posted By piper_chuck

RE: Webra

I think you're right. Build it with the Webra .36 and a tuned pipe and it'd be a little rocket.
Forum: The Clubhouse
01-10-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,166
Posted By piper_chuck

RE: Hobby King - Dispicable Service

You sent a money order to a foreign company with a spotty track record for customer service? http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/js/fckeditor/editor/images/smiley/msn/eek.gif Were you hoping that having...
Forum: Kit Building
01-10-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,206
Posted By piper_chuck

RE: Kit build help....AAmco Aeromaster

I've never built this particular plane, but I know they don't make them any more. Definitely make several copies of the plans and keep the originals unmolested.
Forum: Beginners
01-10-2012, 03:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By piper_chuck

RE: Looking to come into the hobby need some guidance

Here's a link to the AMAclub locator without the shameless commercialization:http://www.modelaircraft.org/clubsearch.aspx

As PilotFighter said, you should be able to find an instructor via one of...
Forum: Glow Engines
01-10-2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,458
Posted By piper_chuck

RE: WTH

First introduced in 1983:http://osengines.com/history/ostimeline10 (http://osengines.com/history/ostimeline10.html) The FS-91S shows up in 1988.

Two choices for dealing with the plug are an...
01-09-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,960
Posted By piper_chuck

RE: Hit on plane

Futaba makes several different type of crystals. When you swapped the receiver crystal did you use the correct model for the receiver?

Remove the receiver from the plane, plug in one known good...
01-09-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,960
Posted By piper_chuck

RE: Hit on plane

The manual for his transmitter shows it came with the receiver he's got.
http://manuals.hobbico.com/fut/6nfk-6npk-manual.pdf
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