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Old 06-16-2019, 08:30 AM
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Good day everyone and a very happy Father's Day to all of you who qualify.
Old 06-16-2019, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by karolh View Post
Good day everyone and a very happy Father's Day to all of you who qualify.
...whether we know our children or not!
Old 06-16-2019, 01:37 PM
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Yes! Happy pappy day to all of ya! I am having a grand time, my son just sped up my internet access a bunch, it sure is nice not having to wait a long time for the screen to reset. The cool thing is he also left me with a load of movies to watch. and is cooking up some real good barbecue!

Warningshot ............. what you described is what I saw. ............................welcome aboard!

yes turkey's do fly but not very far, we used to have some around here but it has been a long time since then. Too much encroachment by man.
Old 06-16-2019, 04:06 PM
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There was a Turkey on front of me on the road running the same direction. It took flight and flew UP and over the trees! I knew they were short flyers, but figured just a few feet up, not 30 feet up and over. I may have it on dash cam, I did a snapshot, but they don't always capture the moment.
Old 06-16-2019, 05:19 PM
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Super turkey?
Old 06-18-2019, 09:45 AM
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:23 AM
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APPOWNER........

Welcome and thanks for the info on them bad a-- looking birds I am not surprised by them whooping up on just about anything. I watched them run off all that were near their prey, Bunches of big vultures included.

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Old 06-21-2019, 03:46 PM
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Where did all the Old...scratch that... Wise Timers go?
Old 06-21-2019, 03:54 PM
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Taking a nap I guess.


Well, almost ready to pull the trigger on a Laser. Have a pretty good idea what software to purchase, just have to lock in the laser.
Old 06-21-2019, 03:58 PM
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What software did you pick?
Old 06-21-2019, 04:36 PM
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Vectric Cut2D. Now have to determine if I need Pro or Desktop. Desktop has a 24" limit and would require stepping for anything longer than 24. The laser I am considering is 28" long. It has a pretty short learning curve to knock out basic parts, and thats the important part.
Old 06-21-2019, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by azmagician View Post
Where did all the Old...scratch that... Wise Timers go?
I've been busy building a model aeroplane. I kept getting a bananad fuselage until I incorporated gussets and diagonals into the structure. My build blog is over on RC Groups for those who are interested. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...-is-mine/page5

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Old 06-21-2019, 08:36 PM
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I feel your pain some of the old wood in my 1973 VK Triplane cracked and broken while sitting on the bench. I haven't been able to get it fixed so the fuselage is straight. I think I am going to have to rebuild it with new wood.

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Old 06-21-2019, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by donnyman View Post
APPOWNER........

Welcome and thanks for the info on them bad a-- looking birds I am not surprised by them whooping up on just about anything. I watched them run off all that were near their prey, Bunches of big vultures included.
You're quite welcome.

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Old 06-24-2019, 08:10 PM
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According to the British website, "Model Flying," ASP has ceased producing model aeroplane engines. https://www.modelflying.co.uk/forums...?th=143113&p=1

This is particularly galling for me as I damaged my OS 52 Surpass yesterday and I will have to go to the second-hand market to replace it.

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Old 06-25-2019, 05:02 AM
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Aren't ASP and Magnum the same? Then again, haven't seen any distributors of Magnum since Hobby People shut their doors.
Old 06-25-2019, 05:07 AM
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I found Magnum engines here they started distributing them in 2017 in the USA: https://www.mikegoesflying.com/produ...plane-engines/
Old 06-25-2019, 05:14 AM
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Wow, I think I paid less than $100 for my 91's. I can't remember if I have two or three of them.
Old 06-25-2019, 05:40 AM
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I've been told that ASP, Magnum and SC were the same engines produced in the same factory.

Just to confuse matters there was a British manufacturer also called Magnum but they haven't been made for some time.http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/glow...gnum-91-a.html
Old 06-25-2019, 07:41 AM
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Well, I finally done gone ahead and did it. New Laser will be arriving next week.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/152449354692

Now to get a chiller, 30 Ma meter, and some muscle to get it down stairs.
Old 06-25-2019, 07:44 AM
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I thought you meant one of these Lasers! Single Cylinder Engines | Laser Engines

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Old 06-25-2019, 07:52 AM
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Well, those are a bit difficult to cut wood precisely with.
Old 06-25-2019, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii View Post
Well, I finally done gone ahead and did it. New Laser will be arriving next week.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/152449354692

Now to get a chiller, 30 Ma meter, and some muscle to get it down stairs.
Cool beans! That should keep you parts for a while!
Old 06-25-2019, 11:47 AM
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Pays to shop around too. Was looking for a CW-5000 water chiller to keep the tube cool, had spotted one for $399 last week, but it was used. Everywhere else was $470 and up. Decided to see what the CW-5200 was selling for, it is more that twice the amount of cooling as the one I was looking for, found one for $478. WOOT! That will keep the tube nice and happy. Ordering the 30 Ma meter, glasses and a few other small items now to complete the setup. I have not settled on the design software yet, but now that I know what the controller is and what software it uses, I can move on to testing it. If the software I have worked with does the job, then I can go ahead and buy that too and be all ready when the laser comes.
Old 06-25-2019, 02:32 PM
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Keeping the tube cool extends the life!

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