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Posted By firemanbill

didn't think you were arguing and that was not my...

didn't think you were arguing and that was not my intention either. just pointing out the facts. I went from a Hitec Laser 4 to the original Spektrum DX6 DSM version 1 when it first came out. Thought...
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Posted By firemanbill

The original Spektrum was a DX6. There was a 5...

The original Spektrum was a DX6. There was a 5 channel, that came with Parkzone planes. got one of those with my Sons Stryker
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Posted By firemanbill

6 channel is about the lowest, channel wise, I...

6 channel is about the lowest, channel wise, I have seen. I suppose it is just easier for them to only have so many different types to make. Other than the basic, non programmable types with RTF...
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Posted By firemanbill

It is hard to say definitively since there are no...

It is hard to say definitively since there are no specs listed for that transmitter but having been around this for a while I'm going to say no. I just don't see it having the range to be effective...
09-28-2021, 03:03 AM
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Posted By firemanbill

I just got some from these guys. So far so good....

I just got some from these guys. So far so good. I got a couple 6 moths or so ago and liked them so bought new ones this fall. The prices are great and they are performing as well, if not better than...
Forum: Foamies
09-27-2021, 05:23 AM
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Views: 472
Posted By firemanbill

Very cool, love all the different angles and...

Very cool, love all the different angles and radio chatter. Nice work.

Thanks for sharing!
09-24-2021, 05:29 AM
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Posted By firemanbill

could be in the transmitter. Have you changed...

could be in the transmitter. Have you changed anything in the setup? Mixing the two channels at 100% will do it. could be Rx failing as well. if you have another receiver try it and see if it still...
09-13-2021, 06:46 PM
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Views: 564
Posted By firemanbill

yeah they are working ok now. Very cool.

yeah they are working ok now. Very cool.
09-10-2021, 07:06 AM
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Posted By firemanbill

Very nice. Love how the camera was holding a...

Very nice. Love how the camera was holding a level view through the flight. That was sweet.
09-10-2021, 07:02 AM
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Views: 564
Posted By firemanbill

I am intrigued, but links are dead

I am intrigued, but links are dead
09-03-2021, 11:43 PM
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Posted By firemanbill

Foxbat sailplane chase video

Foxbat Sailplane chase video

https://youtu.be/p1zT-F-OQPU
Forum: Power Systems
09-01-2021, 03:58 AM
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Views: 783
Posted By firemanbill

I think you are looking for answers in the wrong...

I think you are looking for answers in the wrong place here. Doubtful any of us have experience with anything like that.
09-01-2021, 03:53 AM
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Views: 668
Posted By firemanbill

Rainy day and A/C Maintenance

So what to do while the rains from Ida are falling? Do a PMI inspection on my Sebart Angel. 50+ flights on it this summer 7 hours total TX time so it was due. Found a cracked elevator servo arm that...
08-30-2021, 10:32 PM
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Views: 683
Posted By firemanbill

SWEET! I got a deal similar to that visiting a...

SWEET! I got a deal similar to that visiting a friend in Nebraska, Big dept. store closing and getting rid of everything. So awesome when you find those like that.
08-30-2021, 10:30 PM
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Views: 748
Posted By firemanbill

How big is your plane, what size battery? if it...

How big is your plane, what size battery? if it is not a monster with a big 6-8s pack one forward one back should be fine. RANGE CHECK!!! And do it from different angles to make sure you don't have...
08-29-2021, 04:53 PM
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Views: 748
Posted By firemanbill

yes if the heat shrink extends beyond the actual...

yes if the heat shrink extends beyond the actual antenna wire that is fine. just be careful not to cut the antenna! That would be very bad. lol
08-29-2021, 04:48 PM
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Views: 472
Posted By firemanbill

Giant Big Stick chased by drone

Ok so my stick isn't electric, but the drone chasing it is. We had a blast doing this. Air to Air video from our club field.

https://youtu.be/9dhz2FVdNN0
08-29-2021, 04:43 PM
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Views: 748
Posted By firemanbill

The purpose of mounting them at 90 degree angles...

The purpose of mounting them at 90 degree angles is to prevent shadowing and both of the antennas being blocked by, say the battery, from the Tx. If you take care to orient them in such a way that...
08-21-2021, 02:24 PM
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Posted By firemanbill

Your confidence is high! LOL

Your confidence is high! LOL
08-19-2021, 07:11 PM
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Views: 709
Posted By firemanbill

Well yeah! I have to make sure it is a good...

Well yeah! I have to make sure it is a good enough bird for him! HAHA
08-19-2021, 03:08 PM
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Posted By firemanbill

Never too young to start!

Never too young... or old for that matter, to get started. I bought my grandson a plane for his "birth" day. I had to wait a couple days to get him started as all he really wants to do is sleep and...
07-30-2021, 08:24 PM
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Posted By firemanbill

Would love to come visit your club. sounds like a...

Would love to come visit your club. sounds like a great one!
06-18-2021, 03:37 PM
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Views: 1,206
Posted By firemanbill

Nice! I have a DLE35cc in a big giant stick. that...

Nice! I have a DLE35cc in a big giant stick. that thing rocks!

Nice score man, and congrats.
05-27-2021, 02:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,639
Posted By firemanbill

I'd wear myself out if I had to walk everywhere...

I'd wear myself out if I had to walk everywhere in my shop! One kick off the workbench and I can be on the other side of the shop in a jif!
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05-24-2021, 02:37 PM
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Views: 1,639
Posted By firemanbill

I learned the roller blade wheel trick many years...

I learned the roller blade wheel trick many years ago when the high end 911 Dispatch Center chairs started coming with them.

I do have an office chair I use and have them on it now. I got a set...
Forum: Foamies
05-11-2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,599
Posted By firemanbill

not much into clicking on blind links. thanks for...

not much into clicking on blind links. thanks for the info.
Forum: Foamies
05-11-2021, 03:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,599
Posted By firemanbill

very nice video quality, What camera are you...

very nice video quality, What camera are you using?

Plane is cool too!
Forum: Foamies
05-09-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,599
Posted By firemanbill

doubtful there is a fix yet. We saw a couple at...

doubtful there is a fix yet. We saw a couple at SEFF where the gear failed. It wouldnt be til a V2 comes out that there would be anything different in the gear.
05-03-2021, 07:07 PM
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Views: 801
Posted By firemanbill

what a great event it was. One of the best ever...

what a great event it was. One of the best ever in mu book.
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Views: 1,034
Posted By firemanbill

yep, should be awning to awning based on what Mel...

yep, should be awning to awning based on what Mel said.
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