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Old Jul 05, 2012, 05:57 PM
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Actually it cuts it down to 6.0 - 6.3 volts and 6amps. I just looked at the transformer. Bought it at Radio shack 4 years ago for $10.
Thanks for the information. Turns out I fortunatly have many options for a power supply already on hand.
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Old Jul 09, 2012, 09:52 AM
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Don't use Gorilla glue for hinges
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Old Jul 09, 2012, 12:21 PM
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Why not it is perfect for robart hinges
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Old Jul 09, 2012, 02:11 PM
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Why not it is perfect for robart hinges
+1, a better tip would be "Don't use flat hinges"
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 07:13 AM
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Oh, come on ! Don't tell me NOT to use flat hinges,until you tell me WHY not to use flat hinges. !
17,000 people can't be ALL wrong !

What 'chu got against flat hinges?

FYI- I just changed all the flat hinges to Robarts,in my new Rascal.
-except the flaps,and I used Ultracote hinges there.
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 08:03 AM
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Ugh, I hate robart hinges. Give me Klett style any day of the week.
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 08:18 AM
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I think he was saying not to use gorilla glue with flat hinges
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 01:50 PM
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yup, that's it, that's how I do it.

I like guitar string instead of nichrome wire because it seems to stretch less under heat than nicrhome. Even stretched, like you found, it doesn't seem to affect cut thickness at all. I stick the foam in place to preload the string first, then turn on power, so that it starts with tension on it. Never had a problem.
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 09:41 PM
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i bought myself a hands free small item holder from hobbyking but found that the teeth on the alligator clips fanged the insulation on any wires i used in it, not to mention bit into the plugs

great grip, unfortunate "edge"

dug out some old and now pointless silicon fuel tubing and fixed that but good !

not only is the grip firm but gentle, it also acts as great thermal insulation making heating up small parts way easier as the rest of the device no longer acts like a giant heat sink

the pics below show the deal
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 09:51 PM
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That's a good one Scruffy!
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 09:55 PM
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That's a good one Scruffy!
sure beats trying to perform origami with appropriately sized shards of old envelopes and then getting them to sit in just the right place
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 10:00 PM
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Vice grips, like duct tape, but re-usable
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 11:04 AM
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After you rebuild your crashed glider its not called weight , it's ballast !!!
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Old Sep 05, 2012, 11:07 PM
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Use a square. measure from the centerline and double check before you glue
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 05:34 PM
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i bought myself a hands free small item holder from hobbyking but found that the teeth on the alligator clips fanged the insulation on any wires i used in it, not to mention bit into the plugs
I had a similar problem with my hands free device (not a hobbyking one) and I replaced one of my alligator clips with a clothes pin. Works well. Your method is quicker though.
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