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06-10-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,620
Posted By PopeyeCharlotte

Dude, calling someone an "empty Pez container" is...

Dude, calling someone an "empty Pez container" is an insult, not truth. I highly doubt an actual Pez dispenser is posting here. Calling someone a talking head might be a compliment, but again, not...
06-10-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,620
Posted By PopeyeCharlotte

So, the take-away from this that the AMA is a...

So, the take-away from this that the AMA is a very well run organization. They are timing their fiscal decline perfectly with their membership decline.

:) I joke of course. We all know hobby...
Forum: Beginners
05-25-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,191
Posted By PopeyeCharlotte

If you fly it, it will crash... maybe not on the...

If you fly it, it will crash... maybe not on the first flight, maybe not on the tenth, maybe not until the 100th flight. But eventually a gust of wind, a boost of overconfidence, or some combination...
05-24-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By PopeyeCharlotte

I have used RCpartsforless:...

I have used RCpartsforless: https://rcpartsforless.com/

They can build parts to any digital plan, for example those available at HTTP://WWW.AEROFRED.COM and HTTP://WWW.OUTERZONE.UK. They can...
05-21-2021, 04:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By PopeyeCharlotte

WSJ article on drones

Reading the article requires a subscription, but for those who have one, there is an interesting article on drone use in the US - and associated regulation: ...
Forum: Beginners
05-14-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,191
Posted By PopeyeCharlotte

Echoing what Jester says, join a club. See what...

Echoing what Jester says, join a club. See what radios they use and like. If you get the same kind, you can be instructed via a buddy box.

Oh, and definitely tell the wife. This hobby has a...
04-26-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,448
Posted By PopeyeCharlotte

As an alternate to a table saw, I use clamp-on...

As an alternate to a table saw, I use clamp-on guide with a circular saw. The precision of a table saw without the table saw.

I use an 8' piece of reasonably straight plywood or a very straight...
04-24-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,408
Posted By PopeyeCharlotte

Why the insults? This has been a great dialogue...

Why the insults? This has been a great dialogue and discussion on real matters. You started with a wonderful question, but it seems you only like one answer :-)
Forum: Kit Building
04-23-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By PopeyeCharlotte

What CFM does the gun require? Good compressor...

What CFM does the gun require? Good compressor brands include FS Curtis, IR, Atlas Copco, Sullair. The best for you depends on your budget and how many CFM of air you need.

And what quality of...
Forum: Kit Building
04-23-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By PopeyeCharlotte

The answer to your question is very long. You...

The answer to your question is very long. You need (1) enough air, and (2) the right quality air.

Enough air is solved by buying the right size compressor.

Quality air is solved by many...
04-23-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,408
Posted By PopeyeCharlotte

Fair and accurate points. You and I agree on the...

Fair and accurate points. You and I agree on the big picture of the AMA financials, although we disagree on some nuances. I believe the AMA needs to cut expenses by 6%, and I suggest salaries of the...
04-22-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,408
Posted By PopeyeCharlotte

Interesting point. Do we have no choice to...

Interesting point. Do we have no choice to change?

The initial question of this topic is along the lines of "do we get value" from the AMA. I am in the "yes" camp. The drill-bit analogy is...
04-20-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,408
Posted By PopeyeCharlotte

I pay my club as much as I pay AMA. Which gives...

I pay my club as much as I pay AMA. Which gives me more value? Don't know. But without both, flying would be more complicated. How much? Don't know. The costs are not high enough to motivate me to...
04-14-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 55,455
Posted By PopeyeCharlotte

Very nice. I'll ]invest in the same - but I...

Very nice. I'll ]invest in the same - but I won't get to starting my kit until late 2021, so I can save my pennies for a while still!
Forum: The Clubhouse
04-12-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By PopeyeCharlotte

Fair points - fully agree. My rational - I am not...

Fair points - fully agree. My rational - I am not saying mine is right - is LEDs last a very long time. I have yet to replace any leads installed in the past 10 years.
Forum: The Clubhouse
04-12-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By PopeyeCharlotte

I skipped the bulb and just replaced the full...

I skipped the bulb and just replaced the full units... too much of a hassle trying to figure out if the bulb or the fixture was broken. More expensive, but everything works.

Also, I painted the...
04-09-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 55,455
Posted By PopeyeCharlotte

Love the brown santa!

Love the brown santa!
04-01-2021, 04:53 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 55,455
Posted By PopeyeCharlotte

Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: The Clubhouse
03-30-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By PopeyeCharlotte

I'm not so sure if forums are "dying", rather...

I'm not so sure if forums are "dying", rather there is so much information in a readily searchable format.

I may not ask many questions (only posted 28 times), but I often search - and find - the...
03-24-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 55,455
Posted By PopeyeCharlotte

Thanks for the info! This won't be my "first...

Thanks for the info! This won't be my "first rodeo", having built a few other airplanes and Dumas boats, but I'm sure the Ryan will be the most challenging one! There are some nice build logs...
03-24-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 55,455
Posted By PopeyeCharlotte

Id like to add myself to the Ryan STA...

Id like to add myself to the Ryan STA brotherhood. Perhaps my add is bit premature, as my Ryan is just a box of plastic and balsa at the moment. I recently acquired a Sig kit, and hope to start...
03-23-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 55,455
Posted By PopeyeCharlotte

Good luck!

Good luck!
03-23-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 55,455
Posted By PopeyeCharlotte

I found two used Sig kits on facebook...

I found two used Sig kits on facebook marketplace; one in Maine and the second in eastern PA. Both were still for sale about a month ago. And I just found one\ more in Michigan, but needs to be...
03-11-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,276
Posted By PopeyeCharlotte

Have you checked the "usual" online suspects? ...

Have you checked the "usual" online suspects?

https://outerzone.co.uk/
https://aerofred.com/
03-03-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 460
Posted By PopeyeCharlotte

AMA Jr Camp

Hi all,

Curious if anyones children have participated in the AMA Junior camp?

Did they enjoy it?

Also does it take a full day, or is it online material that participants can do at their own...
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