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Old Oct 09, 2009, 09:12 PM
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Right ON, Dude! U Da Man

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GD, Sig still has a 25-pack of 1/16 x 1/8th x 36 spruce sticks for 11.99 (plus shipping, of course). Go to http://www.sigmfg.com/cgi-bin/dpsmar...FV4.html?E+Sig They don't have the easiest menu in the world to navigate, though. On the Left side of the page, go to building equipment (yeah, I know it would make sense to call it material, but what do I know?), then wood, and then spruce. They don't offer the 48-inch lengths in that small of a size, but they still have the 36-inch sticks.

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Old Oct 09, 2009, 09:16 PM
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Old Oct 09, 2009, 10:33 PM
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You ARE the man!
Those pictures of Mr. and Mrs. Darth are a hoot!!!
I can see Jack having that enlarged so he can put it on his shop wall.
You have made my day.
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Old Oct 09, 2009, 11:58 PM
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Wood to really DROOL over!!!

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Old Oct 10, 2009, 12:45 AM
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No spar notches yet because the spar on the plans is supposed to be 1/16 x 1/8 spruce. Didn't have any, couldn't even find any online, so I decided to make some .007 Carbon fiber sheet and balsa ones for the Borg and my kits. I cut a 9/16 strip of some left over CF stuff and CA'ed it to some 1/16 balsa, then stripped it down to 1/8 inch wide spars. I did my best but there is a little variation, so I left the step of spar notches until the fitting of the ribs. Interestingly, the CA/CF/balsa spars turned out to be lighter than some comparison pieces of hard balsa 1/16 by 1/8.
Nice GD, way to create from stuff you have! Laminate it, angle it, sand it down, make it work...right own mang
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Old Oct 10, 2009, 02:41 AM
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I'm going to be out of pocket here for a bit, and I cannot let this slide by.

Our esteemed "El Jefe," "Amigo," "Darth Vader from the Dark Side," and all knowing spreader of bovine scatology....(whew!!) is having his annual renewal of life this coming Monday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PARD!!!
Thanks, everyone, for the birthday wishes...

Gerald... How'n the heck did you know that I'd be celebrating the 19th anniversary of my 39th birthday on Monday?

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Old Oct 10, 2009, 10:30 AM
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I don't know how important it is to cycle battery packs but I've read you should periodically. I use standard NiCd Square 4.8V 500mAh packs for RX. I asked the Russians out at work about it and they came back with this. They said just plug it in and monitor it with a DVM and you got a home brew discharger. They said about once a month bring it down to about .2V then charge it back up and you'll get the best life out of the pack. I guess????
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Old Oct 10, 2009, 06:24 PM
ahh crap! crunch..
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Well, thats one way to go!!

You are a brave man, Don. These days i wouldn't use anything less than 800mAh NiMh's at the recieving end, however the NiCads have more predictable discharge behaviour than nimh packs, and they do need more cycling. Over the past two years I've played with nicads, nimh's and lipo's quite a bit, so i had to get a couple of all singing and dancing intelligent cell balancing chargers. You are looking at spending up to a few hundred dollars for them, but... considering the amount of time we spend on a build, I consider them to be cheap insurance.
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Old Oct 10, 2009, 06:45 PM
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Just as an ammendment to the above post, any of my gliders that are thermalers and have more than two servo's get 4xAA 2000mAh eneloop packs. When your O3 has been actively flying for almost 2 hours at all altitudes then they start to make good sense.
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Old Oct 10, 2009, 06:51 PM
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Just as an ammendment to the above post, any of my gliders that are thermalers and have more than two servo's get 4xAA 1200mAh eneloop packs. When your O3 has been actively flying for almost 2 hours at all altitudes then they start to make good sense.
Well, with my Wanderer I have 2 hs-55 servos, and a 4 cell 1700mah NiMH pack. I used to fly on a 600mah NiCd pack, but I was too nervous to keep it up for more than 15min.
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Old Oct 10, 2009, 07:23 PM
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Lol, TD, yep, you is insured, matey.
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Old Oct 10, 2009, 09:22 PM
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I won't turn this into a battery discussion but I won't fly anything (excluding DLGs) with less than 2000 Mah. I have moved over to Eneloops on almost all of my stuff. Same size as the other ratings but a lot more insurance. I hvae 2500s plus backups for my txs.
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Old Oct 10, 2009, 09:32 PM
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I won't turn this into a battery discussion but I won't fly anything (excluding DLGs) with less than 2000 Mah. I have moved over to Eneloops on almost all of my stuff. Same size as the other ratings but a lot more insurance. I hvae 2500s plus backups for my txs.
2500mah?

I've got a 2s 2000mah pack for my SD-10G and it lasts all day easily. What tx do you use?
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Old Oct 11, 2009, 07:35 AM
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2500mah?

I've got a 2s 2000mah pack for my SD-10G and it lasts all day easily. What tx do you use?

Hi TD,

I used 2500s when I had 10Xs and currently use the same size in m 9303 and 7202.
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Old Oct 11, 2009, 01:47 PM
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Hell, now I'm nervous! Greenie Weenie here!!! All I've ever flown is this Tower NiCd pack. Fly it all day in my Spirit, guess I've been pushin it . I'll look into something more robust.
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