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08-26-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 25,789
Posted By qwerty3

Have been flying RC off and on since the late...

Have been flying RC off and on since the late 70's.
Finally had a bunch of extra cash drop into my lap, and started on a PPL in the fall of 2018. When the instructor said "we can get you soloed...
Forum: Marketplace
04-01-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 165
Posted By qwerty3

400W Seasonic Server power supply

Computer server power supply - easily converted to use as 12V supply for battery charger, etc. Can also be used to supply 12V for base radio equipment, or other uses.
Note that this has different...
Forum: Marketplace
08-20-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By qwerty3

Found 2 - close this ad / thread

Found 2 - close this ad / thread
Forum: Marketplace
08-16-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By qwerty3

delete

delete this ad
03-21-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,825
Posted By qwerty3

Most of the time, the main shaft survives a crash...

Most of the time, the main shaft survives a crash - unless it's very violent. The spindle that the blades pivot on always gets bent, however.
To be an RC heli pilot, you really need to learn to be...
Forum: RC Combat
11-03-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,398
Posted By qwerty3

Excuse this post in a rather old thread: In...

Excuse this post in a rather old thread:

In my experience, it has helped get a few guys interested enough to build a spad gnat and join us - by having an extra ship (or two), and let the new guy...
10-25-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,116
Posted By qwerty3

Looks like 'SKYHOBBY2014' is gone, a year after...

Looks like 'SKYHOBBY2014' is gone, a year after the post above. ????
Forum: RC Combat
10-02-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,465
Posted By qwerty3

Check out the Facebook group for rc combat, and...

Check out the Facebook group for rc combat, and contact William Drumm. He produces an SSC kit when he has time. I added my name to his list for the next batch.
Forum: Unusual R/C
06-20-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 23,262
Posted By qwerty3

The Flying Doghouse was a handful. I had 4...

The Flying Doghouse was a handful. I had 4 more-or-less white-knuckle flights, 3 of which ended as a crash. (Side note - I used Goop for the coroplast-to-coroplast joints, which seems to stand quite...
Forum: Unusual R/C
06-20-2017, 05:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 23,262
Posted By qwerty3

The lead guy in our airshow team, the West...

The lead guy in our airshow team, the West Michigan Aerobats, has flown a flying lawnmower for a number of years. I don't think it was from a kit, though. From what I've seen, it looks a handful to...
05-04-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,695
Posted By qwerty3

I'm interested in the Raptor 50 parts, and any...

I'm interested in the Raptor 50 parts, and any Raptor 90 parts you want to find a home for. Glad to pay for shipping and handling. Let me know what's left after Bravo77 settles with you.
Thanks....
03-10-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,503
Posted By qwerty3

This is the biggest concern I see (pages 86 and...

This is the biggest concern I see (pages 86 and 87, following essentially the AMA rules we currently have):

"and
(7) the operator has passed an aeronautical knowledge and safety test administered...
12-08-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,695
Posted By qwerty3

Looking around on heli-kraft.com, I see they are...

Looking around on heli-kraft.com, I see they are selling a "Klone 50", which is claimed to have many parts interchangeable with the Raptor 50 V2. This could be a potential new parts source - ? I will...
Forum: Unusual R/C
12-04-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,767
Posted By qwerty3

Update: I filed a complaint with the BBB of San...

Update: I filed a complaint with the BBB of San Diego / Orange county. They contacted FlyingthingZ shortly afterwards; that day I got an e-mail from Mr. Diaz, promising shipping 'Friday or Monday'....
Forum: Unusual R/C
11-18-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,767
Posted By qwerty3

Unhappy FlyingThingZ.com - appears to be a ripoff?

Wish I'd looked at this thread before ordering!!!!!
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Ordered a flying doghouse kit from the flyingthingz.com...
10-05-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,737
Posted By qwerty3

I have one, and have been flying it for the past...

I have one, and have been flying it for the past 2 years. I don't think inverted or upright matters much as far as CG measurements. The 5 1/8" location is pretty safe; if desired, the cg could be...
09-22-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,229
Posted By qwerty3

I've had a similar experience with NiMh packs -...

I've had a similar experience with NiMh packs - the 'fancy' charger will false peak, and shut off way too soon. A cheapo Hobbico 'Fast Field Charger' seems to do OK- but the overnight wall-wart type...
09-16-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,695
Posted By qwerty3

Hmm - no replies in 8 months? I was hoping...

Hmm - no replies in 8 months? I was hoping somebody had found a source for parts. Has anybody ordered from HeliKraft? I'm thinking of trying -
...
Forum: RC Combat
09-15-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,546
Posted By qwerty3

We're gradually gaining a few more people in the...

We're gradually gaining a few more people in the West Michigan / Grand Rapids area - maybe next year thing's will take off! Things we've discovered so far: the control surface hinging is stiff -...
Forum: RC Jets
06-16-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,475
Posted By qwerty3

Goes to show the value of some (most?)...

Goes to show the value of some (most?) information on the internet:confused:

I'd read that it would explode - something like a cap gun. This was assuming the stuff acted more as an explosive, than...
Forum: RC Jets
06-16-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,475
Posted By qwerty3

Tried a few drops of straight nitromethane on a...

Tried a few drops of straight nitromethane on a blacksmith's anvil; hit the liquid with a medium hammer - nothing happened!
06-09-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,427
Posted By qwerty3

I'm interested in how this flies. I've got plans...

I'm interested in how this flies. I've got plans for something similar, but have yet to start on that. As a single-rotor r/c heli pilot, I'm guessing flying an autogyro is something like an...
Forum: Glow Engines
06-09-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,246
Posted By qwerty3

Do you have good compression on your Saito? I...

Do you have good compression on your Saito? I recently did a cleanup on my OS 70 (that had lots of time on it) and discovered that the valves were very carboned up. Removing the valves (a tricky...
Forum: RC Combat
04-11-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,546
Posted By qwerty3

So far we've got 4 people who've built spad...

So far we've got 4 people who've built spad gnats, at our club (Warped Wings). One was just getting started at the close of the Michigan flying season last fall (2014). If all 4 of us can have a...
Forum: RC Combat
07-25-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,546
Posted By qwerty3

I had a friend talk me into building one of these...

I had a friend talk me into building one of these - first one took me about 6 hours (ok, it's a learning curve). Had to buy a new engine, but had pretty much everything else, between the friend and...
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