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Old Mar 12, 2012, 07:17 PM
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I wish I could squeeze one into the Veco.
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Old Mar 12, 2012, 08:47 PM
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Are you working on it again?
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 04:30 AM
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Not as much as I'd like.
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 01:34 PM
Fly It Like You Stole It.....
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Where does a person find 1/32 scale people? I'm looking for a girl in a bathing suit or bikini to put on the back of my Prime Time yacht. Seems like most 1/32 figures are military. Any suggestions are welcome.
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 01:44 PM
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http://www.reynaulds.com/catalog/dept_358.aspx
Scroll down the page. Cheers.

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Old Mar 14, 2012, 04:20 PM
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I just received the breakdown of the costs to go to the ER that one morning. For three hours in the ER, it came to a total of $8,700 bucks.

They charged $5000 for the CT scan, which lasted all of 5 minutes.

My insurance paid about half, they tossed out a large chunk as they normally do, and I have to pay out of my pocket $900 bucks.

That is just the beginning of this expensive mess. There will be additional bills coming in for the doctors office visits, the chest x-ray and blood work needed for pre-op, the Dobutimine Stress Echo and ECG tests, and the surgery itself which will generate multiple bills for doctor and hospital charges.

Looks like I am going to be selling a lot more of my stuff............

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Old Mar 14, 2012, 05:44 PM
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If you are serious about selling, let me know what scale boats you're looking to get rid of.
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Old Mar 14, 2012, 07:49 PM
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Sent you a PM.
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 01:15 AM
Taking care of the pond.
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That is outrageous Tom, I belong to Kaiser and paid $50 far a CT scan.
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Old Mar 17, 2012, 04:33 PM
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This shelter has withstood winds up to 30+ mph. I thought I had it made in the shade. But today it rained heavy. I just went out back, and it has been destroyed by the weight of the water on the cover.



It buckled and broke the pipes. Gallons of water were still in the cover, sagged over my workbench and equipment. I had to get the water to flow off before it saturated my belt sander and other stuff on the bench, and so it broke some more. $140 bucks in materials and many hours of construction down the gutter.
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Old Mar 17, 2012, 04:44 PM
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When it rains it pours............
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Old Mar 17, 2012, 05:00 PM
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Having worked in a camping store with an outdoor display I feel your pain, come to work after a night of heavy rain and the tents were in a similar condition.

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Old Mar 17, 2012, 05:05 PM
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In the mean time..........

I went to my local hobby shop the other day and bought some 14AWG silicone jacketed wires to replace the Radio Shack grade plastic coated wires used previously on the ESC's and I also bought some 20AWG silicone jacket wire to replace the junk wire used for the lights and radars.

I took the cover off of one ESC and had a look inside because I wanted to unsolder the original wire and solder in the silicone wire in its place but the circuit boards are stacked and I wouldn't have good access to the solder point. So I will have to make a butt joint instead. I might use gold plugs instead of the usual solder and shrink tube. However, I may be able to make the joint hidden under the ESC cover.

I have been drawing up a schematic, and have decided that all those switches and extra wiring that was in there, is just really unnecessary, It is very simple and easy to just plug the battery in and go run. And then unplug after the run. Adding in extra switches and wiring, with the associated solder joints, adds resistance to the circuit and just gives lots more places where a failure can happen. I believe Matt will appreciate the simplicity of it as well.

I will install a standard radio switch and charge harness though.
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Old Mar 17, 2012, 09:08 PM
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Okay, one down one to go. I was able to butt joint it and hide it under the ESC cover.

Oh, and about the heavy rain. My neighbor across the street just had their front tree fall over. If it had fallen the other way it would have taken out both of their cars and both of ours.
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Old Mar 17, 2012, 09:08 PM
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Mother Nature is a bitch!
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