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Forum: Off Topic Forum - Planes/Helis 11-16-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 57,275
Posted By topspin
I am a caddy at a miniature golf course.;)

I am a caddy at a miniature golf course.;)
Forum: The Clubhouse 07-02-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
Posted By topspin
The Drone Menace Continues

I guess we all knew it was not if but when. This news article shows that which so many of us argued about when drones first hit the market. The people who do these things are unwittingly, or...
Forum: The Clubhouse 05-28-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By topspin
I have to wonder if anyone ever actually falls...

I have to wonder if anyone ever actually falls for that and buys something for an outrageous price. I saw a Saito .120 four stroke engine on Ebay for $950.00, I don't know if anyone ever bought it...
Forum: Off Topic Forum - Planes/Helis 05-28-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 792
Posted By topspin
Interesting Reading

Gee I sure hope the staff at RCG read RC Universe cause this is some really interesting stuff from a dead forum. They forgot to buy this one.;)
Forum: The Clubhouse 05-25-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,727
Posted By topspin
Solved your problem for you. In stock, cheap...

Solved your problem for you. In stock, cheap (and fast) shipping, real customer service, not lip service.

https://www.banggood.com/search/covering/2085-0-0-0-0-0-0-price-0-0_p-1.html

Just call...
Forum: The Clubhouse 05-25-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,727
Posted By topspin
So Hobby King no longer has their own forum, they...

So Hobby King no longer has their own forum, they closed it down in October last year. They now rely solely on the RCG forum to contact their trouble shooter in New York via PM. It has been said...
Forum: The Clubhouse 05-14-2017, 03:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,115
Posted By topspin
I love to build, more than flying I think but for...

I love to build, more than flying I think but for me flying a new plane is always a little scary. A long time ago I built a Sig Rascal that I had spent many hours on and it was a beauty. I got to...
Forum: The Clubhouse 05-11-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,727
Posted By topspin
True, Tower and Horizon are expensive, till you...

True, Tower and Horizon are expensive, till you have a problem with something. Do you ever deal with Balsa Products? They are pretty good and if they don't have something in stock they can usually...
Forum: The Clubhouse 05-11-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,727
Posted By topspin
I have heard from two guys in my club that HK...

I have heard from two guys in my club that HK covering is pretty good for the price and easy to work with. It seems to be one of their better deals, I have seen it and it looks as good as monokote...
Forum: The Clubhouse 05-09-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,727
Posted By topspin
I'm not sure when you bought those items Gary but...

I'm not sure when you bought those items Gary but the word on hobby kings own site is that they have had huge problems filling orders from Hong Kong, the orders that are being filled are taking a...
Forum: The Clubhouse 05-09-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,115
Posted By topspin
When I was a kid of 10 or so we lived in Costa...

When I was a kid of 10 or so we lived in Costa Mesa, it was around 1960 so there was still a lot of open space around us. I had a neighbor named Bob, he was my dads age (about 35) and Bob was the...
Forum: The Clubhouse 05-08-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,727
Posted By topspin
Hey Ken, I'm not sure about them being sold, that...

Hey Ken, I'm not sure about them being sold, that was put out by someone on RCG a couple of weeks ago but all of the shipping issues, stock levels, and the company HQ and warehouse moving is real. ...
Forum: The Clubhouse 05-08-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,727
Posted By topspin
Not sure what is happening with them but it looks...

Not sure what is happening with them but it looks like they are on life support. The last post in the Hobby King forum was last year so it looks like they shut their form down. Also, the stock in...
Forum: The Clubhouse 05-08-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,115
Posted By topspin
Being able to see and touch was extra important...

Being able to see and touch was extra important when I got into the hobby, buy building my own planes I learned what I needed and didn't need. Now when I go to an online retailer I know what I need...
Forum: The Clubhouse 05-07-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,297
Posted By topspin
Thank you init, I didn't realize this was ancient...

Thank you init, I didn't realize this was ancient history but I still think they were stupid to not take care of the guy. You are absolutely right about Amazon.
Forum: The Clubhouse 05-07-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,297
Posted By topspin
I can only hope that whoever owns Hobby Town USA...

I can only hope that whoever owns Hobby Town USA reads this because they have lost at least three customers, you, your son, and me. If they had any sense at all they would have made your son happy...
Forum: The Clubhouse 05-05-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,115
Posted By topspin
I don't know if the internet is a very good...

I don't know if the internet is a very good starting place for any hobby. Almost all of our new members got the bug by visiting our field and actually seeing RC aircraft being flown and talking...
Forum: The Clubhouse 05-04-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,149
Posted By topspin
I notice a lot of mystery surrounding Hobby King...

I notice a lot of mystery surrounding Hobby King these days. There are lots of complaints about their web site being messed up and also about low stock levels in the US warehouse and not shipping...
Forum: The Clubhouse 05-04-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,115
Posted By topspin
I agree with you Mike, I feel like we need to...

I agree with you Mike, I feel like we need to promote the hobby more than we do. I always take time to talk to people who see me flying and are interested, I answer questions and even direct them to...
Forum: The Clubhouse 04-27-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By topspin
Well you certainly don't owe me any apology jend,...

Well you certainly don't owe me any apology jend, the only thing you were guilty of in my book was telling the truth. That particular person has a history of being very bellicose on this and other...
Forum: The Clubhouse 04-27-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,738
Posted By topspin
I am not crazy about the FAA registration stuff...

I am not crazy about the FAA registration stuff either. Because of the stupid actions of a few idiots the entire RC community has to suffer. While you don't have to tell them what you are flying...
Forum: The Clubhouse 04-27-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By topspin
I don't like the way you think. You are far...

I don't like the way you think.

You are far too well adjusted.:D

I agree 100% that closing a thread because of one persons actions is very unfair to the rest of the group.
Forum: The Clubhouse 04-25-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,149
Posted By topspin
I have been a ham for 51 years and you are right,...

I have been a ham for 51 years and you are right, there is no law that says you can not improve your transmit antenna. There are ERP restrictions on some bands but I don't think there are any at 2.4...
Forum: The Clubhouse 04-24-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,115
Posted By topspin
I was only nine or ten when my dad got it for me,...

I was only nine or ten when my dad got it for me, I could not have built a flying model at that age. I suppose it would be cheaper if you knew what you were doing. There were some guys in their...
Forum: The Clubhouse 04-24-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,392
Posted By topspin
Yeah, how about that. It is even more...

Yeah, how about that. It is even more interesting that this revelation regarding the RC Truth site was a spinoff from an RCG thread in which the OP was complaining about having to walk on eggshells...
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