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Forum: Beginners
03-21-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,589
Posted By Arkitexas

Packing tape hinges on large planes fitted with...

Packing tape hinges on large planes fitted with heavy duty servos is probably not much of a problem. However, small planes with light servos could have issues with stiffer hinge joints. Derma tape...
02-17-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,721
Posted By Arkitexas

Put me on the list!

Put me on the list!
07-15-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By Arkitexas

It's just the female bystanders watching you fly....

It's just the female bystanders watching you fly. Just smile to yourself and keep on flying.
02-27-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,723
Posted By Arkitexas

Was the initial shipment by UPS or USPS? The...

Was the initial shipment by UPS or USPS? The empty prop shipment label showed USPS but the conversation seems to indicate UPS. The reason I ask is that the damage could be the shipper's rather than...
03-05-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,876
Posted By Arkitexas

You know you're old when you are in a store with...

You know you're old when you are in a store with your daughter and the cashier says "You have a cute granddaughter there."
Forum: Humor
02-18-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 878
Posted By Arkitexas

I'm waking up at 6:29 these days. It won't be...

I'm waking up at 6:29 these days. It won't be long 'til I'll wake at 6:31.
12-16-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,933
Posted By Arkitexas

I have to say that Hugh Laurie does a great job...

I have to say that Hugh Laurie does a great job of it. On the opposite side of the pond, Kevin Costner is the antithesis.
08-22-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 755
Posted By Arkitexas

www.cyber-fly.pl

www.cyber-fly.pl
08-08-2013, 01:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,597
Posted By Arkitexas

The poorest signal strength is in line with the...

The poorest signal strength is in line with the end of the antenna. This is true for receiving or transmitting antennas. Try to keep your antenna perpendicular to the plane, never aim the antenna...
05-22-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,205
Posted By Arkitexas

Make sure that the prop aligns along the...

Make sure that the prop aligns along the tip-hub-tip axis when viewed from the front of the prop. That would be a line starting at a specific point on the first blade tip, running through the dead...
04-15-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,712
Posted By Arkitexas

A solution to the snagging issue might be to add...

A solution to the snagging issue might be to add a humped wire "guard" each side of the hook. The height of the guard would be => the height if the hook. Wire skids in effect, with the hook within...
01-31-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,024
Posted By Arkitexas

Reminds me of my first wife. She had been...

Reminds me of my first wife. She had been putting on a little weight so I made not-so-subtle remarks that she could lose a few. Well that turned into an obsession and she went to the other extreme....
01-17-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,645
Posted By Arkitexas

As a kid (1960's) built and flew a few gliders...

As a kid (1960's) built and flew a few gliders and .049 CL planes. Insert 35 years of family, work, owning businesses, etc. Restarted RC in 2005 with a Firebird Commander 2. Completed about 8...
04-03-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 38,355
Posted By Arkitexas

I'm in central Texas and we have lots of open...

I'm in central Texas and we have lots of open space and friends with cattle ranches. I fly at a few open spaces in town as well as in the country. The nearest club (AMA) field is 10.2 miles away. ...
Forum: Texas
12-20-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,523
Posted By Arkitexas

Bryan, Texas I fly small to medium electrics...

Bryan, Texas

I fly small to medium electrics at the TAMU polo/soccer field, the Riverside Campus, various city parks (if unpopulated), and around my yard.

Rick
Forum: Humor
12-12-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,730
Posted By Arkitexas

Does anyone remember the night time run? Ours...

Does anyone remember the night time run? Ours didn't have lights and we didn't waste money on flashlight batteries. We "worked" by braille and a match.

Rick
07-11-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,559
Posted By Arkitexas

Yhuk Yhuk Yhuk

Yhuk Yhuk Yhuk
07-09-2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 45,286
Posted By Arkitexas

My favorite is the P-51D Mustang, but then I'm...

My favorite is the P-51D Mustang, but then I'm very biased as you can see in my Avatar... that's my dad in India/Burma 1944/45. The plane is the TEXAS KITTEN.

The following is a letter I found...
06-25-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,343
Posted By Arkitexas

I've been soldering electronics for over 50 years...

I've been soldering electronics for over 50 years and, like you, have always filed & retinned the tips. Personally, I would not buy a tip that didn't have a copper core.
Forum: Beginners
01-28-2011, 12:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,024
Posted By Arkitexas

I bought a Firebird Commander 2 as my first plane...

I bought a Firebird Commander 2 as my first plane but never liked the thing and we parted ways during a windy flight. Before that, I broke a lot of wings but learned that carbon fiber (CF)...
Forum: Humor
08-26-2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,799
Posted By Arkitexas

QUOTE : 11. Can we all just agree to ignore...

QUOTE : 11. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

I've already started. I ignore Blue Ray. After all, at my age...
08-19-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,588
Posted By Arkitexas

I remember barefoot summers in Alabama and...

I remember barefoot summers in Alabama and shaking like a leaf when I went into an air conditioned Dairy Queen in 1951. In the early 50's they called it "refrigerated air" and had a sign on the...
Forum: Beginners
03-29-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,048
Posted By Arkitexas

BP Hobbies has been a long time favorite of mine...

BP Hobbies has been a long time favorite of mine with good prices and a wide selection. New Creations is a semi-local business (50 miles) that I like to walk around and "window shop".
...
Forum: Beginners
02-11-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,308
Posted By Arkitexas

semi-local (for Texas) Hobby Shop

Although its a 65 mile trip from your place, there is a great RC hobby shop just outside of Willis. I recommend at least one visit to meet the guys and see the inventory. I guarantee that you will...
Forum: Humor
12-29-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,453
Posted By Arkitexas

Ah, life is a race to the finish line. As...

Ah, life is a race to the finish line.

As I grew up I often noticed the small comment at the bottom of many menus. "Senior Citizen Discount - 55 and older". With my years I had developed a few...
Forum: Humor
11-03-2009, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,077
Posted By Arkitexas

Also probably not true, but makes for a good...

Also probably not true, but makes for a good story:

The Brits were setting up safety standards for aircraft cockpit windows and decided to test the assemblies using an American system that...
Forum: Humor
10-06-2009, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,999
Posted By Arkitexas

The whole clip is on flixxy.com as broadcast on...

The whole clip is on flixxy.com as broadcast on the news in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Rick
09-10-2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,865
Posted By Arkitexas

Why waterproof the motor? Brushed electric...

Why waterproof the motor? Brushed electric motors run fine submerged (not salt water). There is a break-in procedure on this forum running motors underwater.

Rick
Forum: Power Systems
09-03-2009, 04:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,190
Posted By Arkitexas

Lets see now: ...

Lets see now:

packaging.........................$1.25
shipping.............................6.00
insurance..................... .....1.50
return pkg..................... ....1.25
return...
Forum: Humor
08-21-2009, 05:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,758
Posted By Arkitexas

MUST....NOT....TELL....STORIES....OF....MY....YOUT...

MUST....NOT....TELL....STORIES....OF....MY....YOUTH......ARRRGGH!!.

As a kid in Alabama in the 1940's:

The garbage man had a mule and wagon. But the wagon did have car tires. The "engine"...
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