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Watch yersef -- Swap 'Til You Drop is coming!

Suburban R/C Barnstormers are sad to announce that
Swap 'Til You Drop 2020
has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Those that have already purchased table space may get a refund by...
Forum: Foamies
01-13-2020, 03:42 PM
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Posted By Some Useless Geek

The only thing -- MPF from Model Plane Foam....

The only thing -- MPF from Model Plane Foam. (www.modelplanefoam.com) This is RL Adams' precision foam in the standard two foots by four foots sheet size. Once I discovered this stuff several years...
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Post Look Out -- Swap 'Til You Drop 2019 Is Almost Here!

Swap 'Til You Drop 2019!
The Suburban R/C Barnstormers (www.suburbanrcbarnstormers.com) are hosting their annual R/C swap meet at the DuPage Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 20 from 8:00 to noon. The...
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2018 SRCB Swap 'Til You Drop -- Coming Soon!

Swap 'Til You Drop 2018!
The Suburban R/C Barnstormers (www.suburbanrcbarnstormers.com) are hosting their annual R/C swap meet at the DuPage Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 31 from 8:00 to noon. The...
Forum: Foamies
02-27-2018, 12:07 AM
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Posted By Some Useless Geek

The Windy City. Gale force outside; the golf dome...

The Windy City. Gale force outside; the golf dome already closed to fixed wing. If I wanted to run multirotor I could go over there, I guess...
Forum: Foamies
11-01-2017, 04:27 PM
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Posted By Some Useless Geek

Dude. Doooode. Here in Wheaton (40 klicks west of...

Dude. Doooode. Here in Wheaton (40 klicks west of Lake Michigan) we get wind. Yesterday wasn't as bad as Monday, which was like a gale. I gotta go outside and fly in the front yard whenever it dies...
Forum: Foamies
11-01-2017, 04:18 PM
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Posted By Some Useless Geek

Actually, Crash, that plane is for another...

Actually, Crash, that plane is for another Barnstormers member. He already plans to donate it to the club for our monthly rollover raffle prize. I'm hoping the thing brings in some good dough because...
Forum: Foamies
10-16-2017, 07:47 PM
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Posted By Some Useless Geek

Hey, guys. I know I've been gone a long time, but...

Hey, guys. I know I've been gone a long time, but you'll be pleased to know that I have been working on vastly improving the Parkstar. Greet the Parkstar Advanced:
Forum: Foamies
06-24-2012, 08:26 PM
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Posted By Some Useless Geek

So, have you guys tried the shear curtain fabric...

So, have you guys tried the shear curtain fabric you get at Hobby Lobby or the fabric shop? I don't know if this stuff is nylon, polyester, polyethylene, or whatever. It works great, though -- easily...
Forum: Foamies
06-24-2012, 08:18 PM
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Posted By Some Useless Geek

Let me just confirm the source that Hawk...

Let me just confirm the source that Hawk mentioned: Model Plane Foam (http://www.modelplanefoam.com). I have two boxes of this stuff, and it is by far and away the best material I have ever used to...
Forum: Foamies
06-24-2012, 08:06 PM
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Posted By Some Useless Geek

Here's my latest take on the Pink Passion. Pan...

Here's my latest take on the Pink Passion. Pan wings (didn't even KF 'em), down curved wingtips, built-up fuselage superstructure. It's still a foamy.
05-03-2012, 10:11 AM
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Posted By Some Useless Geek

Hey, we all made a few mistakes in foam when...

Hey, we all made a few mistakes in foam when starting out, eh? I can't tell you how many times I had to repair/rebuild my first scratch foamy, and it was just a simple profile. Let the guy doodle a...
05-03-2012, 10:06 AM
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Posted By Some Useless Geek

Man, I love this stuff. My second box is on its...

Man, I love this stuff. My second box is on its way to me now. It'll be a cold day in a hot place before I lay down the long green for any more Depron or wallow through piles of FFF looking for a...
Forum: ParkFlyers
01-30-2012, 08:55 AM
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Posted By Some Useless Geek

You know, the rule of thumb with electrics is...

You know, the rule of thumb with electrics is that 10% of the AUW of the plane should be in the motor. If you fly a Slow Stick with an airframe weight of 250 grams and a battery of maybe 100 grams...
Forum: ParkFlyers
01-30-2012, 08:50 AM
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Posted By Some Useless Geek

Hey, being in the airplane isn't the same...

Hey, being in the airplane isn't the same experience at all. I can see five hours of sailplane flying if the weather is really cooperative. But didn't you have to go pee immediately upon landing?
Forum: ParkFlyers
01-18-2012, 10:07 AM
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Posted By Some Useless Geek

You have got to be kidding me. A few weeks ago I...

You have got to be kidding me. A few weeks ago I flew my Spare Parts out at the golf dome on a 350 mAH 2S pack for over 22 minutes, and I thought I was going to fall asleep doing so. I was looking...
Forum: ParkFlyers
11-03-2011, 03:45 PM
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Posted By Some Useless Geek

Man, you gotta get rid of those el cheapo E-max...

Man, you gotta get rid of those el cheapo E-max motors. The rough bearings alone could account for a few percent performance difference, and a better balanced motor could bring you much longer flight...
12-13-2010, 06:52 PM
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Posted By Some Useless Geek

Inside flying is why God invented Etomic. Those...

Inside flying is why God invented Etomic. Those Vapor bricks have probby saved more marriages than Dr. Phil and Oprah put together.
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Posted By Some Useless Geek

As always, this will be a hoot. Looking forward...

As always, this will be a hoot. Looking forward to seeing some more vendors there, too.
Forum: Beginners
11-15-2010, 08:22 PM
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Posted By Some Useless Geek

Hoody, you need to get rid of that NiMH pack....

Hoody, you need to get rid of that NiMH pack. That boat anchor is not capable of holding voltage at less than 10C discharge rate! Any decent modern LiPo pack will give you that at a minimum, and the...
Forum: Foamies
09-04-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4,525
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Posted By Some Useless Geek

Hey, Chellie! Are you gonna EDF up that BUFF?...

Hey, Chellie! Are you gonna EDF up that BUFF? Eight 55 mm units aught to be just about right, eh? And you're made out of money, ain't that so?
Forum: Foamies
08-13-2010, 05:14 PM
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Posted By Some Useless Geek

No! No! That power supply is a "switchmode" power...

No! No! That power supply is a "switchmode" power source. It is supposed to operate over a wide range of input AC voltage and produce a regulated output voltage. If you drop too low it will do all...
Forum: Foamies
08-11-2010, 06:39 PM
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Posted By Some Useless Geek

By the way, folk: cost. Try calculating the cost...

By the way, folk: cost. Try calculating the cost per unit square area of one foam source to another to see what's more effective. Around Chicagoland I can't find anything but Owens-Corning Pink...
Forum: Foamies
08-11-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4,525
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Posted By Some Useless Geek

More current is better. Lots of old PC power...

More current is better. Lots of old PC power supplies can produce enough for cutting. Google [pc power supply bench] to see how to do this.
Forum: Foamies
08-09-2010, 08:13 PM
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Posted By Some Useless Geek

Man. I'm glad you have the patience for all those...

Man. I'm glad you have the patience for all those slots and tabs. I hate 'em. Nice plane, though.
Forum: ParkFlyers
08-05-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 26,923
Posted By Some Useless Geek

quorneng, your precision with Depron is darn near...

quorneng, your precision with Depron is darn near magic. I still can't believe that you expended all that previous effort on a Wing Dragon, a blow-molded slug of an airframe! You put some of that...
Forum: Foamies
08-05-2010, 03:19 PM
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Posted By Some Useless Geek

Ouch! Are you flying 72 MHz? Could it have been a...

Ouch! Are you flying 72 MHz? Could it have been a radio hit? At any rate you'll want to exercise those servos plenty after a failure like that. I've had servos that had apparent bad spots in the...
Forum: Foamies
07-24-2010, 04:27 PM
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Posted By Some Useless Geek

Then you are obviously not using 3M Extreme tape....

Then you are obviously not using 3M Extreme tape. This is the stuff with the cross weave nylon or fiberglass or whatever it is embedded in the tape. Expensive stuff, but tough as nails and sticky as...
Forum: Foamies
07-21-2010, 02:29 PM
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Posted By Some Useless Geek

Perhaps some more images? I can't see the...

Perhaps some more images? I can't see the dihedral from that perspective. It just looks straight.

Is the fuselage a four-sided affair with the curvature via bending? I was thinking if I did...
Forum: Foamies
07-21-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4,525
Views: 862,582
Posted By Some Useless Geek

Hey, Crash? Can you build the same thing with...

Hey, Crash? Can you build the same thing with some dihedral in the wings like the real thing? I know a lot of these plans call for straight wings because they use a CF rod or something to strengthen...
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