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12-02-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By Ribcracker

Wow, you've traveled a hard road this past year....

Wow, you've traveled a hard road this past year. And it breaks my heart to know how discouraging it must have been. But still, it warms me that your spirit seems intact and you still have some fight...
11-19-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 128,649
Posted By Ribcracker

Agreed. The crash sale used to really mean...

Agreed. The crash sale used to really mean something, but no more.
I can remember getting up early just to be one of the first in line to buy treasures at over half off. A couple hours later they'd...
11-11-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,141
Posted By Ribcracker

That was a poignant and eloquent essay. I found...

That was a poignant and eloquent essay. I found myself nodding in agreement until the last paragraph which had a separate set of quotation marks, leading me to believe that it wasn't part of the...
11-10-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,141
Posted By Ribcracker

For Veterans Day

NO MAN'S LAND

Well, how do you do, Private Willie McBride,
D'you mind if I sit down here by your graveside?
I'll rest for a while in the warm summer sun,
Been walking all day, Lord, and I'm...
11-08-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 804
Views: 116,654
Posted By Ribcracker

Holy Shamoly! That's the best paint job I've ever...

Holy Shamoly! That's the best paint job I've ever seen. You, sir, are a true artist.
It would be a shame to see it suffer the fate of most of our planes. Maybe you shouldn't fly it. Display only!...
06-21-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 360,063
Posted By Ribcracker

I hope you made keen note of where it...

I hope you made keen note of where it disappeared, that's the place to start looking. Odds are it flew beyond there but distance perception can be tricky so start your search by following a direct...
Forum: ParkFlyers
04-24-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 135,642
Posted By Ribcracker

That was terrific! Very nice, like a ballet. I...

That was terrific! Very nice, like a ballet.
I guess my next Slowstick will have no dihedral with some ailerons and light strips.
I've got blinking lights on the wingtips, nose and tail, but it's...
Forum: ParkFlyers
04-01-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 135,642
Posted By Ribcracker

Roll? That's expecting a bit much from a...

Roll? That's expecting a bit much from a slowstick. But you've turned it into a darned good flyer.
If the dihedral were factory spec (as intended) it wouldn't even be able to fly inverted. So your...
Forum: Beginners
01-10-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 109,026
Posted By Ribcracker

ggunners, Your timing is perfect. I was just...

ggunners,
Your timing is perfect. I was just about to pull the trigger on the RealFlight controller when I discovered that for $30 more I could get it with RealFlight basic software through Tower...
Forum: Beginners
01-02-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 109,026
Posted By Ribcracker

Thank you, ggunners, that's very helpful. Many...

Thank you, ggunners, that's very helpful.
Many years ago I bought the FS One sim without the TacCon controller and quickly learned what a hassle it is to configure with my Hitec Txs. So I mostly...
Forum: Beginners
01-02-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 109,026
Posted By Ribcracker

Thanks for that! It takes some of the mystery and...

Thanks for that! It takes some of the mystery and frustration out of these weird set-ups. I've tried beating my head against the wall and that hasn't done me much good. Maybe your fix will.
By the...
12-02-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,858
Posted By Ribcracker

Did you kill the radio or the lipo pack? I'm not...

Did you kill the radio or the lipo pack? I'm not clear on that.
11-15-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 360,063
Posted By Ribcracker

Rick, Beautiful paint job on the Handyman!...

Rick,
Beautiful paint job on the Handyman! Gawd, I love the contours of that plane. And having the floats match the wings is a really nice touch. You mention the floats as the summer outfit but I...
11-14-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 19,496
Posted By Ribcracker

Simple pleasures can be inexpensive, too. My...

Simple pleasures can be inexpensive, too. My little Fling glider came with a mini high-start for about $80. And it's a great performer! Here's a short video of me launching it in the side yard:...
11-14-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 360,063
Posted By Ribcracker

I've been eyeballing the Handyman for a good...

I've been eyeballing the Handyman for a good while now. Does it fly as good as it looks?
When you say you lost the motor, do you mean literally? I had a firewall explode one time and I never did...
08-12-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,965
Posted By Ribcracker

Juan, Welcome to WattFlyer! I think you'll like...

Juan,
Welcome to WattFlyer! I think you'll like it here.
It's always nice to have a new guy join in to share his perspective. New blood, eh?
So please stick around. We're glad to have you.
Peace,...
08-06-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 360,063
Posted By Ribcracker

A Fitting End

Sometimes my scratch-builds just don't work out. After a couple of white knuckle flights I decided to decommision the Shoestring, Aeronca Chief, and Playmate.
I figured the most fitting and...
08-02-2011, 03:01 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 25,939
Posted By Ribcracker

Bill, It does my heart good to hear of your...

Bill,
It does my heart good to hear of your rebound after being knocked on your can. Being swamped in work used to be a bad thing. Not anymore! And I don't hear you complaining. Congrats!
It might...
Forum: Night Flying
05-11-2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,038
Posted By Ribcracker

This is kinda funny. The guy who started this...

This is kinda funny. The guy who started this thread was referring to commercial airliners.
And I believe he's a spammer. Check his link and you'll prolly agree.
04-26-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 360,063
Posted By Ribcracker

Speaking of re-evaluating flying venues, I once...

Speaking of re-evaluating flying venues, I once poked a hole in my neighbor's house.
It was so quick, I don't really know what happened. It just went squirrelly all of a sudden while over their...
04-20-2011, 02:02 AM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 360,063
Posted By Ribcracker

Steve, My favorite 3D bipe is the Electrifly...

Steve,
My favorite 3D bipe is the Electrifly Reactor Bipe sold by Great Planes. http://www.electrifly.com/parkflyers/gpma1580.html
Mine is so neutrally coupled that knife edge requires just a...
04-17-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 360,063
Posted By Ribcracker

Beautiful, nicely done! It pays to collect...

Beautiful, nicely done!
It pays to collect every single piece from a crash site. I've gone back to the carnage scene many times to look for those tiny pieces that I missed - sometimes after dark...
04-17-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 360,063
Posted By Ribcracker

My slick speeders will cut the wind like a knife,...

My slick speeders will cut the wind like a knife, e.g. war birds, EDFs, hot & warm liners, and pusher wings. But let's face it, if your slow flyer is only capable of flying @ 10 mph and the wind is...
04-17-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 360,063
Posted By Ribcracker

That should buff right out, Swede. It won't look...

That should buff right out, Swede. It won't look as pretty as it did but it's really just a utility vehicle anyway.
The scars will strengthen it's character and give it a courageous look.
Now it...
03-31-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,507
Posted By Ribcracker

Chellie, I also became an expert at quitting...

Chellie,
I also became an expert at quitting after about my 100th attempt.
The nicotine patch is good for breaking the physical ritual of smacking the pack into your palm several times to "tamp"...
12-16-2010, 02:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,305
Posted By Ribcracker

Wow! Will we see you at the ETOC in Toledo next...

Wow! Will we see you at the ETOC in Toledo next April?
You'd fit right in.
11-08-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 25,939
Posted By Ribcracker

Bill, I applaud your choice of the Phoenix sim....

Bill,
I applaud your choice of the Phoenix sim. I downloaded their demo about a year ago and it knocked me out. Oh, if I'd only known...
I bought the FSOne sim from Horizon about three years ago...
11-06-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,927
Posted By Ribcracker

Thank you, solentlife. The acronym threw me. I've...

Thank you, solentlife. The acronym threw me. I've always just known these as fiber glass blades. And I've busted up enough of them to corroborate your description of their internal structure.
A lot...
11-06-2010, 03:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,927
Posted By Ribcracker

What is GRP?

What is GRP?
11-05-2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 25,939
Posted By Ribcracker

Bill, I'm sorry I'm so late getting back to...

Bill,
I'm sorry I'm so late getting back to you. I've gotten involved in some things that have me away most nights so my computer time is limited. I hope that will change soon.
Anyway, I don't know...
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