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12-06-2007, 12:01 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,550
Posted By BillM

RE: AMA's new Park Plilot Program

My main concern is making certain that Park Flyers remain within the parameters that are stipulated in the membership outline.
Most park flyer airframes can be hopped up to the point of exceeding...
01-08-2007, 01:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,851
Posted By BillM

RE: YOU CAN'T JOIN AMA

The insurance offered by the NRA at "no charge" is like a policy that covers you if you are killed by having a piano fall on you on Thursday between the hours of 11:59 PM and midnight. You wont have...
06-11-2006, 03:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,851
Posted By BillM

RE: YOU CAN'T JOIN AMA

There are instances where cash is not an acceptable method of payment. It is difficult to steal a check that was written to a specific entity. Credit cards require a signiture but cash can be...
05-16-2006, 11:19 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,681
Posted By BillM

RE: To all the PARK Fliers out there

I belong to 2 clubs. Club #1 has a restricted membership dictated by the landlord. Membership is limited to 35 members and there is a long waiting list. We haven't had an opening in about 10...
01-11-2006, 12:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 634
Posted By BillM

RE: vartafly

I just "retired" one that I've had for years. It's a pretty good plane given it's age. The nose and motor mount may give you some headaches if the motor you choose has a short shaft. The flange on...
09-13-2004, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By BillM

RE: Transmitter Battery Question

Hi Krysta
Thank you for your prompt reply to my question. I did cycle the battery but only once. Today I had a chance to talk to two other owners of this model radio and they too experience rapid...
09-11-2004, 12:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By BillM

Transmitter Battery Question

I recently purchased a new 6EXA radio and I am quite pleased with it. However the transmitter battery doesnt seem to hold enough of a charge for a days flying. I get about 45 minutes from full...
08-13-2004, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By BillM

RE: Shrike Commander

An interesting topic. I have a Kyosho kit for a Shrike Commander from the 70's. It was designed for two .09's originally. I just took it down from the shelf and was looking at what needed to be...
04-27-2004, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By BillM

RE: Questions about the CG-340 Battery Charger

Be careful using a charger inside your car. If a problem occurs and the battery vents(explodes) you can do some damage to the car. This is a VERY rare occurance but it does happen.

BM
04-04-2004, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By BillM

RE: electric motor ?

Hawkman
There are several programs that will help you choose the motor/battery/prop combination for your plane. Motocalc is one that allows you to download a trial version for 30 days. The second...
04-03-2004, 11:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,758
Posted By BillM

RE: OMEI 2000 EP

I have one in process. It is a very attractive sailplane. It has a fiberglass fuse that is PAINTED not gel coated. I wasn't too happy with the method used to mount the elevator servo as it doen't...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,612
Posted By BillM

RE: Futaba 6EXA or Hitec Eclipse 7

My 6EXA was a transmitter only purchase as was my Eclipse. In fact all my radios with one exception were transmitter only purchases. The only"set" I purchased was a JR 662 and only because the...
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By BillM

Servo strength

I recently read a review of a hotliner in a magazine in which the author used a GWS pico servo in the elevator position. Seems a bit on the weak side for this application but I've been wrong before....
Replies: 13
Views: 1,612
Posted By BillM

RE: Futaba 6EXA or Hitec Eclipse 7

I have both the Futaba 6EXA and the Hitec Eclipse. The Futaba is much easier to progam than the Hitec but the Hitec has far more options. If it were my choice the Eclipse would win for the...
03-26-2004, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 463
Posted By BillM

NER527X info.

I recently aquired a Century VII radio. The transmitter has an AMA frequency sticker on the module so I'm comfortable with that. However I don't know if my receiver is up to the task. It is a...
03-26-2004, 01:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,384
Posted By BillM

RE: midway sensoar glider

I had one a while back. I converted mine to E power and flew it for a year on a geared SP600. It flew quite well and thermalled in light lift. I sold it after a year and lost track of it. Not a...
09-19-2003, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By BillM

RE: AMA flying field??

BigSky
This is one field I would stay away from. Find another field as fast as you can. This place sounds like an accident just waiting to happen.

BM
09-19-2003, 12:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By BillM

RE: Hobbico superstar ep

My Superstar has over 100 flights on it and has shown no problems with the ESC. I fly 8 cell packs almost exclusively. The only deviation from stock was the installation of Anderson Power Pole...
09-19-2003, 12:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,641
Posted By BillM

RE: Did anybody go to NEAT?

I can understand Mr. Wrights fears concerning the handling of his transmitter. I believe this is something that should be brought to light on the NEAT web site. I do believe there is a place for...
07-29-2002, 03:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 511
Posted By BillM

Folding prop

Fourthwind

There are a couple of ways to solve the problem. The obvious is to replace the on/off switch with a brake equipt ESC. Another solution is to use a rubber band to hold the blades...
Forum: The Clubhouse
06-21-2002, 04:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,228
Posted By BillM

A very hard sell

I sure hope that the idea catches on and the show or some other like it comes along. But it will be a tough sell. This was tried a couple of years ago by a company in Florida. It lasted one...
Forum: The Clubhouse
06-21-2002, 04:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,222
Posted By BillM

Memories of Scranton Pa-a long time ago

I remember the Scranton Hobby Shop on Adams Avenue. Could not get enough of the place when I was a kid about 50 years ago. The store still exists in a new location and under new management several...
06-06-2002, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,622
Posted By BillM

E-glider Recommendations?

R/Ckrazy
I must agree with Modest-Master on the problems associated with repairing polypropelene fuselages. I have not found an adhesive that will work-at least up til now. I must also agree that...
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