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Old 10-15-2022, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by donnyman
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my curiosity is buggin me, what do those pellets look like for your stove. Pellet stove?
They look like cat litter. Perhaps a bit larger.
Old 10-18-2022, 05:17 AM
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Originally Posted by donnyman
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my curiosity is buggin me, what do those pellets look like for your stove. Pellet stove?
Sort of like rabbit turds but longer. LOL They are about 1/4" in diameter made of compressed wood.
Old 10-18-2022, 08:05 AM
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Kitty litter---rabbit turds------ ok! never mind.

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Old 10-19-2022, 07:29 PM
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Back to Lipo fires.... Concerns of lipos catching on fire generally a charger is involved is still a real world potential, however if you buy a charger that shows individual cell volts to the third decimal place you can cut those risks down further.

One item of note that chargers I avoid is those that just charge each cell to their individual 4.20VDC potential, then at the termination of charge it then switches to a discharge state to balance the pack cells to the weakest link. Typical 3 decimal place chargers will work in a different and I feel much safer style in that on the way up in charge state the cells are kept in check as they move up to the 4.20VDC termination point and there really is no discharge balance as they were terminated charge balanced.

I have 15 chargers in my RC trailer, three grandsons and myself will charge/discharge over 50 packs in a 3 hour weekend fly all variety 2s-4s, brands and capacity. all chargers set to 2c, if a pack cannot accept that rate the charger does not push it to that rate is my observations. Been into Lipos now 15+ years and feel I know them and there unique traits as well as nicads from the first 30 years in this hobby.

If you have puffing cells on a charger,????,,,, junk that charger, puffing can occur on extreme discharge in model and overheating from lack of ambient air cooling, I've pushed them that hard on occasion or the grandkids forget timed flights, While the pack does sustain damage in that it will not output a max wattage that it used to but still is a mediocre pack AND you can get the puffy packs back flat by pushing them hard with a prop change to they get warmer than preferred then stick them in a cooler on ice packs they will shrink up flat, reshrink the covering then unload them at the next swap meet,,,, LOL just kidding we use then in a gentler fashion.......
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Old 10-19-2022, 10:14 PM
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Glow engines are much simpler!
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Old 10-20-2022, 12:57 AM
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Originally Posted by David John Davis
Glow engines are much simpler!
I was thinking the same thing. In all the years I've used them, I never had a glow engine catch fire! Nor have I had a sealed lead acid battery, radio or igniter ni-cad / ni-mah battery pack catch fire!
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Old 10-20-2022, 05:15 AM
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Yeah, but those glow engines endanger the polar bears and will cause us to all burn up!
Old 10-20-2022, 05:41 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii
Yeah, but those glow engines endanger the polar bears and will cause us to all burn up!
Ah but you are not taking into account the environmental cost of generating all of the electricity necessary to charge up all of those LiPos!
Old 10-20-2022, 05:44 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii
Yeah, but those glow engines endanger the polar bears and will cause us to all burn up!
I'm willing to risk it!
Don't forget the added advantage of glow if you occasionally lick your fuel soaked fingers the glow fuel will help your regularity!

Getting staples out of the leg this morning!
Old 10-20-2022, 05:53 AM
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With all the cows near me, our area is doomed. All those cow farts far exceed anything else.

BTW this IS all tongue in cheek because the "Climate change" agenda is nothing but a money grab. The Polar bears are fine, and temps are now starting to reverse. LOL

As far as regularity, hell, just getting a lung full of the caster laden exhaust from what my friend runs was enough to clean my colon.
Old 10-20-2022, 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii
Yeah, but those glow engines endanger the polar bears and will cause us to all burn up!
My Ringmaster with Testors .35 Red Head burns 3 oz. fuel per flight. I may fly it a dozen flights in an afternoon, or roughly 0.27 gallon.

A Boeing 737 burns roughly 5,000 pounds (750 gallons) an hour. The well-to-do takes their private 737 to a 5 hour destination for 10 hours R/T or 1,500 gallons of Jet-A.

According to Reddit discussion - energy to make an electric car battery pack :
Originally Posted by CountVertigo
Q: Could you cite the source? A: Last year, Ford and LG Chem researchers produced a cradle-to-gate analysis of the Focus Electric 24kWh for Environmental Science & Technology. They arrived at 3.4 tonnes CO2 in total for the battery pack, for 140kg CO2 per kWh of capacity, or 11kg CO2 per kg of battery weight.
Link in discussion leads one to a scientific article at cost (if you care to download). Abstract states, "Cradle-to-gate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the 24 kWh Ford Focus lithium-ion battery are 3.4 metric tonnes of CO2-eq (140 kg CO2-eq per kWh or 11 kg CO2-eq per kg of battery). Cell manufacturing is the key contributor accounting for 45% of the GHG emissions."

Ooh, wicked me and my Ringmaster.
Old 10-20-2022, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii
With all the cows near me, our area is doomed. All those cow farts far exceed anything else.

BTW this IS all tongue in cheek because the "Climate change" agenda is nothing but a money grab. The Polar bears are fine, and temps are now starting to reverse. LOL

As far as regularity, hell, just getting a lung full of the caster laden exhaust from what my friend runs was enough to clean my colon.
I see you have no choice but to save the planet by eating more steak! You will be providing a valuable public service!

Think of all the money your friends are saving you! You would have to pay big bucks at one of these snake oil health spas for that kind of cleansing! The cleansing also frees up more room for consuming those farting cows destroying the ozone layer too.
Old 10-20-2022, 06:08 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii
As far as regularity, hell, just getting a lung full of the caster laden exhaust from what my friend runs was enough to clean my colon.
Wicked you and your green house emissions!
Old 10-20-2022, 06:20 AM
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Lmao!!!
Old 10-20-2022, 02:02 PM
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Back in the '70s when I was in grade school we were heading into another ice age! I guess the elites couldn't figure out a way to make money off of that.
Old 10-21-2022, 05:13 AM
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More irony, the Pacific ocean has cooled down more this year, leading to a stronger than average la nina, which means a colder winter. Wasn't all the rage over burning dino the green house gasses that cause the oceans to get warmer?
Old 10-21-2022, 05:23 AM
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idk, but is the arctic still melting?
Old 10-21-2022, 05:38 AM
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It always melts, every year. This year though was lower melt, on par with the 1981 period. Arctic melt is cyclic, just like everything else on the planet. Solar plays a huge part in it. The sun is in a cooling phase, so the next few years will see a decline in global temps.
Old 10-21-2022, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
I'm willing to risk it!
Don't forget the added advantage of glow if you occasionally lick your fuel soaked fingers the glow fuel will help your regularity!

Getting staples out of the leg this morning!
I found out, many decades ago, that glow fuel also cauterizes and VERY RAPIDLY heals major cuts - like when you put your hand through a 10x6 prop that's turning about 8,000RPM.

Stopped bleeding in 5 minutes, was near totally healed in 10 days.

((we're not talking about WHO the idiot was that did this))
Old 10-22-2022, 07:27 AM
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I sure do miss Wildcat. It had a pleasant smell to the exhaust, almost like cologne. I pointed out the Klotz candle a few times to my wife. She smelled it once and said NO, quite emphatically at that. Gee, I wonder why.
Old 10-22-2022, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii
I sure do miss Wildcat. It had a pleasant smell to the exhaust, almost like cologne. I pointed out the Klotz candle a few times to my wife. She smelled it once and said NO, quite emphatically at that. Gee, I wonder why.
Women have very sensitive noses, can quickly detect a babe's soiled diaper. Are you sure she wasn't smelling something else?
Old 10-22-2022, 11:17 PM
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Took my Flair Harvard (SNJ-4) and Seagull ARTF Boomerang trainer to the flying field yesterday. These are powered by an OS 61FS and a Thunder Tiger 46 PRO respectively. There was a good turn out but only one other model, the club's ARTF trainer, was powered by an i/c engine. Sign of the times I suppose.

To be fair, some of the electric powered models were kit built or built off a plan.








Old 10-23-2022, 08:00 AM
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Nice looking Harvard David. As is often noticed, most of the newer pilots are going electric. I can't really blame them, it's easier when you are just getting started. I still primarily fly glow but I have a 40 year collection of engines and support equipment. I represent a minority in my local club. Related to changing times, one of our local club members has decided that he isn't steady on his feet enough to burn circles anymore. He is offering some of his control line planes and engines to the members of the local club but I may be the only taker as I'm the only other one who occasionally flies control line.
Old 10-23-2022, 08:29 PM
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I am one of only two members of my model aeroplane club who regularly flies a a four-stroke, the other is a dentist in Paris who is only occasionally at the flying field. He is a Saito enthusiast. Another clubmate plans to build a Fokker DVII and has asked my advice about an engine for it.

One of my compatriots, a member of another club, sold his house and returned to the UK. He had a DB Sport & Scale Blackburn Monoplane, wing warping and all, which he couldn't take with him because it was too big so he gave it to me. I didn't want it so I gave it to another member of my club who is a superb builder who has returned to the hobby after a thirty year absence. He's bought a Laser 100 for it. https://www.dbsportandscale.com/blac...ane-6507-p.asp


Old 10-24-2022, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by David John Davis

One of my compatriots, a member of another club, sold his house and returned to the UK. He had a DB Sport & Scale Blackburn Monoplane, wing warping and all, which he couldn't take with him because it was too big so he gave it to me. I didn't want it so I gave it to another member of my club who is a superb builder who has returned to the hobby after a thirty year absence. He's bought a Laser 100 for it. https://www.dbsportandscale.com/blac...ane-6507-p.asp
A bit pricey for my budget but it looks like a lovely plane. I've always had a soft spot for pioneer aircraft.

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