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Old 02-16-2014, 12:18 AM
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I just had to buy a nuclear powered rack mount guitar tuner! Couldn't see the old pedal one on stage anymore when the lights go down, and yes it does light up, but the light has gotten weaker as it has gotten older. Darn LEDs!
That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:09 PM
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It's OK to look for a part of a plane in the workshop - worse if the part is missing on the field 50 miles away - and is still in the workshop ...
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:54 AM
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I'm actually enjoying the "slow down".....I find myself looking at, appreciating and understanding my environment alot differently then when I was 30, 40, 50..........
Indeed. And things that really used to torque you up, don't seem so world-shaking anymore.

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Old 02-23-2014, 04:10 AM
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Originally Posted by vonveska View Post
It's OK to look for a part of a plane in the workshop - worse if the part is missing on the field 50 miles away - and is still in the workshop ...
Much worse, back in the mid 1960's when a fellow club member got to our field, and didn't have his transmitter. Then remembered where he put that transmitter.

On the top of his car.

Nasty, now, but back then, a new transmitter was three or four months rent.
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:18 AM
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the other day in the car my wife started a conversation saying "do you remember when we were younger and...."

i interrupted her by saying "do you mean yesterday??i barely remember yesterday"
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:58 AM
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The devil made me do it....

You know you're old when DOPE is what you put on your covering.
Years ago we had a HobbyTown USA shop open close to my house, so I went in with a question.

"Hi there, say do you know where I can buy some dope?"

The kid sort of looks around and says

"Hey we are a hobby shop, we don't sell drugs"

He did look a little uncomfortable, until I left.



On the serious side, my dad and I bought 'Dope' by the gallon, at the local Fuller paint store, they stocked it because, they were only about a mile from a small incity airfield.
I still keep a small bottle in my hobby room, just so I can remove the top and 'smell the old days'. O wait, that explains a lot, doesn't it?
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:16 AM
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I can remember when I could sit comfortably in an airliner seat!

And people would not all rush for the gate to board first!

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Old 02-23-2014, 05:26 AM
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hahahaha ive went to work couple times and when i arived i was like were is my coffee cup . call home have wife look down the road and sure enough there it is. i quit buying really good cups. lost my fav screw driver too looked all over the dang plane for about a month i grumbled wife came in one day is this what you've been looking for... it was right on top of the tool box hahahahaha
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Old 02-25-2014, 02:21 PM
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when all your planes are nitro.... I'm looking into converting to electric power soon!

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Old 02-26-2014, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by BillDeLong View Post
when all your planes are nitro.... I'm looking into converting to electric power soon!

Hi Bill Nice Kaos, its hard to tell which one it is, is it the Kaos 60, Super Kaos 60, Super Kaos JR, or the Kaos 90
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by BillDeLong View Post
when all your planes are nitro.... I'm looking into converting to electric power soon!
Yup, I did that back in the mid 1980's by rewinding some motors from work for sailplane use. They worked OK, but the brushes were a limiting factor on how much power they'd put out.

Then, picked up an Astroflight Cobalt Brush type motor that was an order of magnitude better than those motors from work.

Now, even the bottom of the line brushless motors from you know where far outperform those Astro motors.

Still have several of those Astro motors. For that matter, still have an old OS 58 glow engine from the late 1950's and a few other glow engines. They've not been run in 15 years. My Hacker A50 motors have far more horsepower than that old OS 58 engine. The Hackers turn a 15 inch prop, that OS engine turned an 11 inch prop.
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by kyleservicetech View Post
Yup, I did that back in the mid 1980's by rewinding some motors from work for sailplane use. They worked OK, but the brushes were a limiting factor on how much power they'd put out.

Then, picked up an Astroflight Cobalt Brush type motor that was an order of magnitude better than those motors from work.

Now, even the bottom of the line brushless motors from you know where far outperform those Astro motors.

Still have several of those Astro motors. For that matter, still have an old OS 58 glow engine from the late 1950's and a few other glow engines. They've not been run in 15 years. My Hacker A50 motors have far more horsepower than that old OS 58 engine. The Hackers turn a 15 inch prop, that OS engine turned an 11 inch prop.
Hi Denny Sell those Brush Astro motors over at RCG, the boat guys love the brush motors, i think the low rpm the brush motors have at idle on up, make them more desirable for boats. That will give you more money to buy more hacker motors with Take casre, Chellie
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Old 02-26-2014, 12:40 PM
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Hi
"You wonder how you could be over the hill when you don't even remember being on top of it".
Take care
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Old 02-26-2014, 02:04 PM
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Old 02-26-2014, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
Hi Bill Nice Kaos, its hard to tell which one it is, is it the Kaos 60, Super Kaos 60, Super Kaos JR, or the Kaos 90
Very impressive... yes it's a basic no frills Kaos 60 that I picked up for $99 shipped back in the late 90's... been sitting in the box for a few years, ha!
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:00 PM
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You have to take viagra just to stop you from dripping on your shoes while a going to the bathroom . joe
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:05 PM
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by road king 97 View Post
You have to take viagra just to stop you from dripping on your shoes while a going to the bathroom . joe
Haha, that's a good one! Just be careful when zipping up. So I take it going to the washroom gets costly when older one gets older. Think I'll have to budget that into my life at some point, along with ex lax when I can't go, and pepto when I go too well.
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted by road king 97 View Post
You have to take viagra just to stop you from dripping on your shoes while a going to the bathroom . joe
LOL

Good one Joe ! I take Viagra so I don't fall out of bed at night !
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:22 AM
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I just hate it when grampa in the car ahead of me won't do the speed limit. Then I relize that I are one. I drive slower these days too. Lol
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:44 AM
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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
Hi Denny Sell those Brush Astro motors over at RCG, the boat guys love the brush motors, i think the low rpm the brush motors have at idle on up, make them more desirable for boats. That will give you more money to buy more hacker motors with Take casre, Chellie
Hi Chellie
Yup, I did sell three of my Astro geared motors. Two Geared 40's and one geared 25.

When moving to our new home ten years ago, I tossed out a motor I rewound with a gearbox made with a drill press and a file. Dang, wish I still had that thing for the memories. Do have a photo of it though.
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:45 AM
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I guess your old when you have to get your hip joint replaced so you can stand up long enough to fly out a pack.

getting that fixed tomorrow.
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:52 PM
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Me too Dahawk ! lol Piper iam not supose to eat any spicy foods ,no peppers ,onions ,chili . I do anyways and suffer for it later but life is not worth living if i cant eat what i want to. My kids and grandkids ,girlfriend have been trying to stop me from riding my harley going on 6 or 7 years now and thats not going to happen either joe
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Old 02-27-2014, 05:11 PM
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road king never give up as long as i can hold up my scoot im riding.
if i have too ill go get some training wheels before i give up hahahaha
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Old 02-27-2014, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by road king 97 View Post
Me too Dahawk ! lol Piper iam not supose to eat any spicy foods ,no peppers ,onions ,chili . I do anyways and suffer for it later but life is not worth living if i cant eat what i want to. My kids and grandkids ,girlfriend have been trying to stop me from riding my harley going on 6 or 7 years now and thats not going to happen either joe
I shall never give up spicy. i put cayenne or something like that on nearly everything. My girlfriend, on the other hand, hates anything spicy...I can't understand it. She'll have a burrito that isn't spicy, but I can't call that a burrito without the spice, it's merely a pita disguising itself. One day I hope to drive bikes, preferably a Norton or Triumph. One thing that will stop you driving them here is the insurance costs. About 2500 bucks to insure a 500cc and above I believe.
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