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06-25-2016, 04:03 AM
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Views: 2,615
Posted By Old Desert Rat

You appear to have laid out every spec except one...

You appear to have laid out every spec except one -- the price. :)
05-28-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,939
Posted By Old Desert Rat

I'm beginning to realize just how quiet they can...

I'm beginning to realize just how quiet they can be. I'm using a Conscendo motor glider as a trainer, and I can't hear the motor or prop at cruise throttle more than 50 feet away.

Now if I can...
05-27-2016, 06:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,345
Posted By Old Desert Rat

To save someone else the confusion, it's...

To save someone else the confusion, it's rcjetwerx.com.
05-20-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,462
Posted By Old Desert Rat

My wife would look at it and say, "Look at all...

My wife would look at it and say, "Look at all that storage space!":(
Forum: Humor
05-18-2016, 03:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,034
Posted By Old Desert Rat

Also, it appears that he immediately returns to...

Also, it appears that he immediately returns to the plane after moving the vehicle.
Forum: Humor
05-17-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,034
Posted By Old Desert Rat

Did you notice how the area between the plane and...

Did you notice how the area between the plane and the car went up in flames just a short time later? He did the smart thing -- move the additional fuel in the car's tank out of the area before it...
Forum: Humor
05-17-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,034
Posted By Old Desert Rat

Not exactly good advertising.

Not exactly good advertising.
Forum: Beginners
05-15-2016, 12:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,356
Posted By Old Desert Rat

"I agree with you, mostly, but I have to say...

"I agree with you, mostly, but I have to say there are many people that crashed and never came back that I was glad to see leave the hobby...it weeded out some people that never had the dedication...
Forum: Beginners
05-14-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,356
Posted By Old Desert Rat

That may be true in beginner mode, but not in...

That may be true in beginner mode, but not in advanced mode. In advanced mode the only electronic gadgetry between you and a pilot-induced lawn dart is the Panic Button, assuming that you hit it soon...
05-08-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 77
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Posted By Old Desert Rat

Just to get back on track: ...

Just to get back on track:
http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/0507513.jpg
Forum: Beginners
05-08-2016, 04:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,899
Posted By Old Desert Rat

Good to hear.

Good to hear.
05-07-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 77
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Views: 10,252
Posted By Old Desert Rat

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thu...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d1/T-72B3_-_TankBiathlon2013-09.jpg/1280px-T-72B3_-_TankBiathlon2013-09.jpgT-72 Tank
Forum: Beginners
05-07-2016, 03:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,899
Posted By Old Desert Rat

I suspect that they monitor the peak internal...

I suspect that they monitor the peak internal temperature. The internal temperature will be a lot hotter than the outside. Thermal mass and all that happy hoohaw. :rolleyes:
Forum: Beginners
05-06-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,899
Posted By Old Desert Rat

You didn't mention the state of your speed...

You didn't mention the state of your speed controller after the flight. Was it warm, hot, or what?
05-06-2016, 03:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,939
Posted By Old Desert Rat

The long term dream is to maybe have something...

The long term dream is to maybe have something that I can use to overfly a living history event without offending the strictly period-correct (aka "stitch counters", "button nazis", etc.) and take...
05-05-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,939
Posted By Old Desert Rat

I wasn't thinking in terms of deceiving birds,...

I wasn't thinking in terms of deceiving birds, but rather those bipedal creatures that blunder around below them. :)
05-05-2016, 05:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,939
Posted By Old Desert Rat

How about going with a larger prop on a geared...

How about going with a larger prop on a geared motor?
05-05-2016, 04:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,231
Posted By Old Desert Rat

Actually, I was watching for a release and...

Actually, I was watching for a release and getting ready to dive for cover if the pilot released early.
05-05-2016, 02:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,939
Posted By Old Desert Rat

"Bird" Aircraft & Noise

I was was daydreaming my way through all the plans on the internet, and came across quite a few that were built with silhouettes that were obviously intended to resemble hawks, eagles, etc. in...
05-05-2016, 02:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,231
Posted By Old Desert Rat

The last fire that I fought, they were using...

The last fire that I fought, they were using B-17s. Once passed so closely overhead that I could see the rivets on the underside of the wing.

OK. So I'm an old fart. :roll:
Forum: Beginners
05-02-2016, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,034
Posted By Old Desert Rat

From this, can I infer that all RX across the...

From this, can I infer that all RX across the industry use the same bind plug? Did something actually turn out to be simple? :eek:
Forum: Humor
04-28-2016, 02:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,731
Posted By Old Desert Rat

A blonde that I knew once told me this joke. ...

A blonde that I knew once told me this joke.

"Do you know why blonde jokes are so short?"



"So men can understand them."
Forum: Night Flying
04-26-2016, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,353
Posted By Old Desert Rat

Heat sink? An interesting point. I'd hate to have...

Heat sink? An interesting point. I'd hate to have my foamie come down with its wingtips and tail feathers drooping.
Forum: Night Flying
04-26-2016, 04:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,353
Posted By Old Desert Rat

Thanks, guys. I've done business with...

Thanks, guys. I've done business with superbrightleds.com some years back, when I replaced all my filament blinkers and instrument panel lights on my dual sport with leds. I wasn't sure how much...
Forum: Night Flying
04-25-2016, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,353
Posted By Old Desert Rat

LEDs For Orientation On An Overcast Day?

I'm an old fart newbie, and haven't even got my first plane yet. However, I've had a few training flights and played with simulators quite a bit. I've noticed that I have trouble determining the...
Forum: Beginners
04-25-2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,362
Posted By Old Desert Rat

Well, I got some more flights under my belt, and...

Well, I got some more flights under my belt, and have become a convert to the Apprentice S. Besides the better software on the Apprentice, it came down to economics. If I wanted to use the buddy...
04-23-2016, 03:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,268
Posted By Old Desert Rat

I didn't mean to stir up such a fuss. My point...

I didn't mean to stir up such a fuss. My point is, if you want to see how this is going to end, just study the history of gun control in this country. The media and the government agencies have a new...
04-22-2016, 05:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,268
Posted By Old Desert Rat

Flyers are now finding themselves on the same...

Flyers are now finding themselves on the same side of the ignorance barrier as gun owners have been for the last few decades and are now seeing their backsides used to strop someone's political axe...
Forum: Beginners
04-14-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,362
Posted By Old Desert Rat

Around here, that would limit me to three or four...

Around here, that would limit me to three or four days per year. You've heard of Mark Twain's fabled Washoe Zephyr that blew rocks rather than sand? I live in the exhaust vent.



Understood....
Forum: Beginners
04-14-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,362
Posted By Old Desert Rat

The only plane that I have flown thus far has...

The only plane that I have flown thus far has been the Bixler 1. The thing that most impressed me about it was how much time that I had to think about what I had to do. Of course I didn't land it or...
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