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    Throwback Friday, I missed Thursday

    Signifying nothing, here is an old (45+ years) photo I ran across. This was perhaps my second model build ever. A homebuilt free flight, TLAR design, Cox .049 power.
    As I recall, this one lasted...
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    If you git far enuff outta town, they's called...

    If you git far enuff outta town, they's called "skeet."
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    My wife has a pacemaker/ICD. I not only use RC...

    My wife has a pacemaker/ICD. I not only use RC transmitters, but I operate a 100 watt amateur transmitter both at home and in our vehicles. Never had a problem. YMMV.
  4. Once the motor is turned off, the airplane is a...

    Once the motor is turned off, the airplane is a glider. IMO it is just as pure as any other, the only difference being that it carries its own winch in the nose.
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    Close Encounters of the Bird Kind

    My glider got inspected up close and personal today.

    Taken with one of those 808 keychain cameras. Pretty rubbish video, no surprise there, but this was a little surprising...

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    I think there are some questions to ask about...

    I think there are some questions to ask about DJI's 2.4GHz downlink.... but .... if they are using a compatible spread spectrum method, or even if their downlink just sits on one of the 2.4GHz...
  7. You should be able to just grab the hot side of...

    You should be able to just grab the hot side of one of the brake lights and use that to trigger the brake controller. The brake controller should have a separate lead direct to the battery for the...
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    What they said... the problem with RC glow fuels...

    What they said... the problem with RC glow fuels is that the methanol is hydrophyllic -- it will absorb water right out of the air, diluting the fuel and robbing power. The nitromethane is actually...
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    What a hoot these discussions are. Everyone has...

    What a hoot these discussions are. Everyone has an opinion, and it generally boils down to, "I like what I use, so it must be superior."

    I could probably call myself an "old timer" in this hobby,...
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    Has AMA banned any other models in the past? I...

    Has AMA banned any other models in the past? I can think of no surer way to lose our right to fly PERIOD, than for landowners (individuals, municipalities, states...) to know that our supposed...
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    And every year, we'd have a more entertaining way...

    And every year, we'd have a more entertaining way to accuse people of breaking their New Year's resolutions! :cool:
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    Thought I'd come back to this thread and share...

    Thought I'd come back to this thread and share the maiden flight...

    http://youtu.be/khKaw1ioL5c
  13. That argument fits like a glove...

    That argument fits like a glove...
  14. I'm probably overstepping my KSAs here; my...

    I'm probably overstepping my KSAs here; my experience with multicopters is limited to a couple of toy-style little quads. But it's been a couple of days.

    As I understand them the controllers for...
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    Does it have to be built? I've had a Super...

    Does it have to be built? I've had a Super Sinbad, purchased new in box, since before 1970... it's next on my build list.

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    Sorry, but I'm absolutely not interested in using...

    Sorry, but I'm absolutely not interested in using pre-existing components. I'm seeking advice on the best way to prototype my own design. Thanks, though.
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    Rails for Fowler Flaps

    Long time back, I worked with a friend on plans for a full scale homebuilt. For various reasons, mostly financial, the project stalled (ha, made a pun!) One thing I always had in the back of my...
  18. With all due respect to Veterans (I'm not one,...

    With all due respect to Veterans (I'm not one, thanks to a lucky draw in the Vietnam-era draft lottery,) why is it the responsibility of every business entity to show their appreciation by...
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    Hear. Hear. The airplane's momentum (see post...

    Hear. Hear.

    The airplane's momentum (see post #1) is not relevant until said airplane comes into contact with something on the ground. The frame of reference, when calculating airspeed, is the...
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    Now that we have radios with real time telemetry...

    Now that we have radios with real time telemetry capabilities, I can't wait for the manufacturers to give us a slip/skid sensor. Then RC pilots can learn to step on the ball!
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    Nope. An airplane in balanced flight will...

    Nope. An airplane in balanced flight will maintain the same airspeed regardless of wind direction. The groundspeed and direction over ground will be affected by the wind, but airspeed is constant...
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    No. There isn't. Sorry.

    No. There isn't. Sorry.
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    Wow! I usually steer clear of this type of...

    Wow! I usually steer clear of this type of discussion because there is really no way to win over anyone who has an opposite point of view. However, (and I'm normally one of the last people to...
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    Wouldn't ya know it? I gets da plane all ready...

    Wouldn't ya know it? I gets da plane all ready to fly, and now dere's 8 inches of snow on the ground, more in the air, and freezing rain a-coming.

    My abject apology to everyone who knows to blame...
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    I've had bottles of Devcon "2 Ton" 30 minute...

    I've had bottles of Devcon "2 Ton" 30 minute epoxy last over 30 years. Never did any remixing, just upend the bottle and squirt out what I need to use.
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