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Archive for May, 2010
Posted by Lafayette | May 15, 2010 @ 03:21 AM | 15,090 Views
Visit :http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1244763
For thread on how to make a hot wire foam cutting bow in under 30 minutes.
Lafayette

Added pics of thin cuts 05/18/2010Post#7

HOT WIRE FOAM CUTTER 101.wmv (2 min 16 sec)

Posted by Lafayette | May 12, 2010 @ 12:52 AM | 23,740 Views
For new pictures and video visit:http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1243116

Hello,
I have been testing some film I found at the Dollar Store.
6 or 8 foot roll for $1. The stuff shrinks easily, very light weight, and sticks to the foam really well with a little 3M77. If your local dollar store does not carry the product (see video) you may order it online site to store.
Cheap way to cover any foamie instead of packing tape or to cover a built up balsa project.
I pounded the crap out of my test piece playing the drums with my kids this weekend, and not a sign of of tears, peel off, deformation or anything. The color might not be as intense as monokote or others, but it sure looks fantastic for a buck
I will paint some stripes and see how well the paint sticks to the film.
I will post pics of my projects using this covering and report on durability and color fading, or other issues that could develop. It is even cheaper than packing tape!!!

Also found some holographic wrapping that I will test later.
Stay tunned for updates!

Poor Man's Rc Covering Film (2 min 36 sec)



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Posted by Lafayette | May 01, 2010 @ 06:48 PM | 18,288 Views
HobbykingUSA.com off the wall handling and shipping charges...
This is a must read before you order from them.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1237603
WHAT IS THE DEAL?
One Big Ripoff...
Tell me what is wrong with this picture!

USPS SHIPPING RATES FOR 10 LBS:
(1st price is if paid at post office, the second is if paid online)
Priority MailŪ 2 days $15.70 $14.20
Priority MailŪ Large Flat Rate Box
USPS Supplied Large Box: 12" x 12" x 5-1/2" 2 days $14.50 $13.95
Priority MailŪ Medium Flat Rate Box
USPS Supplied Medium Box:
13-5/8" x 11-7/8" x 3-3/8" or 11" x 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" 2 days $10.70 $10.20
Priority MailŪ Small Flat Rate Box
USPS Supplied Small Box: 8-5/8" x 5-3/8" x 1-5/8" 2 days $4.95 $4.85


HOBBYKINGUSA>COM SHIPPING RATES:

50x Rhino 1050mAh 2S 7.4v 30C LiPo Battery
weight: 3650 grams= 8.04687 lb

Subtotal $424.50
Processing Fee $42.45 (What the h... is that?)
Grand Total $466.95

shipping charge:United States Postal Service
Priority Mail $111.77
Express Mail $142.72
Federal Express
Ground $96.73
2Day $135.33

The highest price for shipping should only be $14.20

Why are they charging an extra $97.57 when they already charge a 10% processing fee?


For 5 lipos:
Subtotal $42.45
Processing Fee $4.24
Grand Total $46.69
weight:365 grams = 0.804687 lb
Shipping:
United States Postal Service
Priority Mail $17.41
Express Mail $36.76
Federal Express
Ground $19.86
2Day $32.10

A SMALL FLAT RATE BOX EVEN AT 10 LBS IS ONLY $4.85!!!
Where did the extra $12.56 go? They already charged for a processing fee of $4.24
ONE BIG RIPOFF!!!

Figured it might help a few reconsider pushing the Payment key!!!
I order from HK and it works just fine for me.
Why did they ever put a USA warehouse? Does it physically exist? Or is it just a SEO rating stunt???
Happy flying,
Lafayette
Posted by Lafayette | May 01, 2010 @ 01:20 AM | 10,840 Views
This is the definition of short field takeoff and landing!

Short Landing and Take-off Piper Cub (0 min 28 sec)


How about a little more:"Extreme Gliding"?
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