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11-22-2020, 07:36 PM
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Posted By firemanbill

Miss the days of driving those crash trucks....

Miss the days of driving those crash trucks. Great memories and saw a lot of stuff!
11-22-2020, 07:31 PM
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Views: 158
Posted By firemanbill

that is impressive for sure. I looked up pricing...

that is impressive for sure. I looked up pricing one out and stopped with the main kit. $3k to start is way over my head. That would end up being a $5-6k project, if not more. crazy but man how cool!
11-19-2020, 01:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By firemanbill

mine is roughly 12m x 12m . I never dreamed I'd...

mine is roughly 12m x 12m . I never dreamed I'd have a shop this big but is sure is nice. We even cleaned it out to have my son's wedding reception in it. We had 68 people in there!
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Views: 156
Posted By firemanbill

Well they are both made by Spektrum so pick your...

Well they are both made by Spektrum so pick your poison
11-18-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By firemanbill

This shop is the reason I bought this house. This...

This shop is the reason I bought this house. This shop is also the reason I could not get the sellers to some off their asking price since I was drooling the whole time we were looking at it.

Been...
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By firemanbill

My advice is to always get as much radio as your...

My advice is to always get as much radio as your budget will allow. Planes will come and go but a transmitter will, or should, be with you for a very long time

Get the DX8 if you can, and yes the...
11-18-2020, 05:35 PM
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Views: 79
Posted By firemanbill

Hey Welcome back Dan. Looks like we are getting...

Hey Welcome back Dan. Looks like we are getting the band back together! LOL
11-16-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By firemanbill

I try to keep mine as clean as I can. During a...

I try to keep mine as clean as I can. During a build I end up with stuff everywhere and end up losing or breaking stuff.

I caught the cord on my favorite covering iron and yanked it off the bench....
11-16-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By firemanbill

cleaning up the shop

Getting colder now and time to clean up the shop to get ready for building season. Hoping to spend a lot more time down there this winter now that I am retired. Hope to get several projects done this...
Forum: Foamies
11-16-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By firemanbill

nice job!

nice job!
11-13-2020, 03:54 PM
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Views: 6,835
Posted By firemanbill

what???

what???
11-12-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By firemanbill

that is cool. I've flown 172's but never a full...

that is cool. I've flown 172's but never a full sale glider. Would love to do that someday.
11-11-2020, 06:01 PM
11-11-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By firemanbill

Ne too Don. It is getting close! I pretty much...

Ne too Don. It is getting close! I pretty much have a really big ARF now! lol
11-10-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By firemanbill

HAHA, no your Spit is alive and well hanging up...

HAHA, no your Spit is alive and well hanging up in the basement.
11-05-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By firemanbill

4.7 meters or 188" yeah she is pretty big! ...

4.7 meters or 188" yeah she is pretty big!
Thanks
11-05-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By firemanbill

A lipo fire is a chemical reaction. they will...

A lipo fire is a chemical reaction. they will react and go up wherever. Drilling holes won't make much difference. But the odds of that happening are very small as long as you are not storing damaged...
11-05-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By firemanbill

Slingsby Skylark

Hey all, Haven't been around for a while. I'll just blame 2020 and leave it at that.

Anyway, been working on and off on this bird for a while and just about have it done now. It is a 1/3rd scale...
11-03-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By firemanbill

how do they attach originally? Not familiar with...

how do they attach originally? Not familiar with that plane.

If they are the type that are just molded in and cut thin you can make a hot glue hinge. Hold the pieces together and run a bead of...
11-02-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 96
Posted By firemanbill

Ultracote Parklite White

Looking for a couple rolls of HANU0801 Ultracote park lite white. Will pay a fair price for them. Thanks
Forum: Beginners
11-02-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,034
Posted By firemanbill

I have taught two guys in the last year with the...

I have taught two guys in the last year with the E-flite Timber. One of them is flying warbirds now without any aids. Quick study sure, but the confidence he gained flying the Timber was very helpful.
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Views: 12,537
Posted By firemanbill

thanks all, I did manage to find a couple from a...

thanks all, I did manage to find a couple from a friend.
08-05-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,602
Posted By firemanbill

Got quite a bit done this weekend. Love it when...

Got quite a bit done this weekend. Love it when it gets to a point where I can mock it up and see what it will really look like. Spent most of Saturday getting the wing saddle and rear stabilizer...
07-29-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,573
Posted By firemanbill

Nice! sure does look pretty in the air!

Nice! sure does look pretty in the air!
07-29-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,602
Posted By firemanbill

Doing great my friend. Loving the complexity of...

Doing great my friend. Loving the complexity of this one. A bit more challenging that the last one and definitely not a beginners build.
07-29-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,602
Posted By firemanbill

Thanks Don, slowly but surely doing all the...

Thanks Don, slowly but surely doing all the things we wanted to do to the place.
07-26-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,602
Posted By firemanbill

Did most of that work myself! It looked like this...

Did most of that work myself! It looked like this after the demo. At the time my Dad was a manager at an upscale building supply place, he had one of his guys design the cabinets and had them made at...
07-26-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,602
Posted By firemanbill

HAHA, I just noticed the difference! I took the...

HAHA, I just noticed the difference! I took the wing photo a while back I guess. The tan colored fridge died so we bought a new one for the house. Wife had been wanting one since we moved into the...
07-24-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,052
Posted By firemanbill

Update to the original story. Bob had too...

Update to the original story.

Bob had too much damage to his kidneys and other internal organs due to his ordeal that day. He passed away late last week.

One of the hardest things to do is say...
07-24-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,602
Posted By firemanbill

Thanks Panther, I've dreamed my whole life of...

Thanks Panther, I've dreamed my whole life of having a shop like this. When we moved here to take this job with the park I fell in love with our place the minute I saw it. Feel so blessed and...
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