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04-20-2007, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,363
Posted By pgitta

Like playing a piano?

Does anyone else think you'll only be as good a pilot as your DNA will allow you to be?

I've been flying for five years now, and I'm beginning to wonder if I'm as good now as I'll ever be. Now,...
04-20-2007, 09:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,488
Posted By pgitta

RE: New made in USA diesel coming??

Well, I kind of got into this thread by researching diesels. I don't actually fly them.

Your points are valid about open spaces. Don't get me wrong. There are aspects about electric that are...
04-20-2007, 08:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,488
Posted By pgitta

RE: New made in USA diesel coming??

Who said anything about not believing? Knowlege of electric and 10 lb. setups? I've been flying eletric for quite some time, so I know what it costs.

I fly both glow and electric. Yes, electric...
04-19-2007, 01:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,488
Posted By pgitta

RE: New made in USA diesel coming??

Only you have to be Donald Trump to afford to fly 10 pounds electric.
04-17-2007, 01:23 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 66,298
Posted By pgitta

RE: GWS Slow Stick Survey

Number of cells: ____3____ What brand/mAh: ___LiPo 3300_____
ESC model: ___Phoenix 25_____
Servos: ____Hobbico Mini____
Transmitter/Receiver: ___Futaba 7CAP_____
Motor (stock or...):...
Forum: Sport Flying
04-17-2007, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By pgitta

RE: CG Chipmunk blessed

Thanks. I probably should have worded the description of the event better.

I didn't mean to suggest the wing came off in the air. What I meant by flapping was alternate drooping on each side and...
Forum: Sport Flying
04-16-2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By pgitta

CG Chipmunk blessed

So I finally got my kit built CG Super Chipmunk out to our private field a year after I started building it. The build was long done, but little odds and ends took almost as long to get around to.
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Forum: Kit Building
04-11-2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,255
Posted By pgitta

RE: Help me find a kit

I have over 200 kits in my kit database and still working on it. Maybe it will help you find something. You can search by wingspan, engine size, etc.

http://www.rcdbase.com
Forum: Kit Building
04-06-2007, 08:36 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,751
Posted By pgitta

RE: Dwindling kit suppliers

Interesting you would interpret it that way, but actually it was only meant to illustrate that times change. It's the same as the old "when I was a kid, I couldn't do this or didn't have that" It...
Forum: Kit Building
04-05-2007, 04:30 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,751
Posted By pgitta

RE: Dwindling kit suppliers

I'd bet money that way back when kits were just coming on the scene (when all a person could DO was build from scratch) those guys were grumbling about how lazy people were getting to have to have...
Forum: Kit Building
05-04-2006, 03:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,488
Posted By pgitta

RE: Making mistakes ... that sinking feeling ...

My new building rule is:

NEVER IN THE SPRING

I have made more impatient rushing mistakes on my GB Chipmunk that I care to mention.

I was in such a hurry to get it out to the field that...
Forum: Kit Building
05-04-2006, 12:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,488
Posted By pgitta

RE: Making mistakes ... that sinking feeling ...

I never make mistakes.

Only modifications.
05-02-2006, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,620
Posted By pgitta

RE: Lubricating Pushrods?

I use bigger and more powerful servos and a water cooling system to keep the tubes cool and counter the friction.
Forum: Kit Building
04-19-2006, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,514
Posted By pgitta

RE: CG Super Chipmunk instruction book

The manual IS absolutely awful. Especially for a $150 kit. The photos are almost useless.

If I ever get another one, (I do like the airplane), I'm going to follow the manual and shoot the exact...
Forum: Kit Building
04-11-2006, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,033
Posted By pgitta

RE: Carl Goldberg Super Chipmunk--Apr. 2006

I just received mine yesterday. Not the most pleasant experience I have to say. The vendor I purchased from, I wont name, but suffice to say it shipped from Champaign IL for "free" they claimed USPS...
Forum: Kit Building
01-01-2006, 12:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,068
Posted By pgitta

RE: RC Kit Database?

Thanks for the link!
Forum: Kit Building
12-31-2005, 10:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,068
Posted By pgitta

RE: RC Kit Database?

That's what the column that now shows "KIT" is for. It will change to plan if not a kit.

And, for now I'll be staying with kits only. ARFs come and go so fast I'd do nothing but update my whole...
Forum: Kit Building
12-03-2005, 02:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,068
Posted By pgitta

RE: RC Kit Database?

Thanks!

I have most of them, but they might fil some spec gaps. Outstanding.

225 in!

Whoa. OK, maybe I DONT have most of them :)
Forum: Kit Building
12-02-2005, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By pgitta

RE: rcdbase.com

I don't want their respect - I want their specs.

:)
Forum: Kit Building
12-02-2005, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By pgitta

rcdbase.com

Added "PPI" field. (Price per span inch) to give a relative kit value. http://www.rcdbase.com

Looks like Skyshark and Midwest so far are the steepest per inch and Hobby Lobby and Great Planes...
Forum: Kit Building
12-01-2005, 02:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,068
Posted By pgitta

RE: RC Kit Database?

I posted in the manufacturer's support forum that I would be happy to list their products in the database, and did they have the specs in a table or delimited format, and here's what I got:


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Forum: Kit Building
12-01-2005, 12:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,068
Posted By pgitta

RE: RC Kit Database?

This is interesting.

I have at least a dozen emails out to manufacturers asking if they'd like to supply information on their products for inclusion in my "mother of all kit databases", and I...
Forum: Kit Building
11-30-2005, 09:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,068
Posted By pgitta

RE: RC Kit Database?

Thanks,

That's the line I was going with too, but sometimes its a fine line.

For instance, if I were to leave out every kit that had a ABS cowl, there wouldn't be a lot left!
Forum: Kit Building
11-30-2005, 09:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,068
Posted By pgitta

RE: RC Kit Database?

I'll add that to my list, thanks.

Need opinions on this:

I have been reluctant to include so called "kits" that have balsa covered foam wings, and proprietary plastic fuse parts, etc.

...
Forum: Kit Building
11-30-2005, 07:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,068
Posted By pgitta

RE: RC Kit Database?

Thanks for the link. I'll be sure to add them.

His website almost wants to make you buy something. I love how the plans and wood are available individually, and the whole site looks like a lot...
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